Episode 7: Miles Chamley-Watson

Overview

Create a legacy, not a moment.

Miles Chamley-Watson (MCW) was born in London in 1989. He's taken a non-traditional route to a Top 10 world ranking fencer, now Team USA member, and competitor in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. He's 6'5, 185 lbs, an African British-American, with dyed blonde hair and tattoos head-to-toe. Definitely not your stereotypical fencer.

That's what makes MCW stand out to us. He's pushing an archaic sport to all new heights, leveraging mass sponsorship deals with Nike, Red Bull, GoPro, and now approaching Japanese-based brands, where fencing is considered a mainstream sport. MCW has vision. He's grown his social media presence by 10x over the past 18 months, far beyond his fencing peers (follow him on instagram @MChamleyWatson).

His duality? MCW is also a model, represented by IMG Modeling Agency. He's done global campaigns and has been featured on a 300 foot Times Square Billboard. We discuss all of the aforementioned, including time management, training schedules, and the complex of winning and losing amidst promotional growth.

Miles Chamley-Watson

Miles Chamley-Watson

Olympic Fencer and IMG Model

Show Notes

1:50 Homescreen Apps
4:45 The traditional fencer compared to MCW
8:20 The origin story on how MCW started his career
10:10 Wealth and fulfillment
12:05 Training schedule/routine
15:45 Logging and analyzing your results
19:10 The mentality behind the fear of losing
25:00 Impact of media on sports
27:00 Creating a personal brand
31:45 Asking for help to leverage awareness
33:05 Creating a legacy
39:25 Modern athlete media deals
44:00 Crossover between athletes and models
47:45 Entrepreneur mindset

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