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Discipline: Training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental and physical faculties or moral character

Posted  02/5/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  Discipline is the glue that creates the connection between the traits of any good athlete, business person, or entrepreneur.  It holds together all the soft skills needed to excel.  Hard work, time management, leadership, and toughness are meaningless without the discipline to use these skills consistently.   Making the choices that support and enable you to work toward your goals day after day, with no regard for what might...

Think small to achieve BIG

Posted  01/31/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
        The journey and transition from college to the professional world can seem daunting. Most students have just spent four years with their best friends on a very regimented class, athletic, and social schedule. On the other hand, the going to college in the first place and move away from your parents and family was already a new experience. Things like doing your own laundry, setting your...

Five Former Athletes Making a Splash in Big Business

Posted  01/29/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  MEG WHITMAN Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman has been recognized as one of the most powerful women in the world—she was No. 9 on that very Forbes List in 2016, for example—but did you know she helped hone her drive early in life with a passion for sports? In high school, Whitman played basketball, lacrosse, and tennis, and even captained the swim team. She then took her athletic prowess...

Balancing Act: Student, Athlete, or Other?

Posted  01/24/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
Anticipation courses through most college freshman as they arrive on campus their first day, ready to face a new era in life—one that promises excitement and experiences far different from any they had at home. It seems daunting, but they’re all there starting from square one together, right?   Well, not all of them. For student athletes, they arrived at campus weeks ago and are already on a regular routine...

Prepare Through Adversity

Posted  01/18/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  Tua Tagovailoa, a freshman quarterback from the University of Alabama, had the weight of the whole college football world on his shoulders, on the evening of January 8, 2018. In a hostile Atlanta arena, the freshman was asked to step in and lead the comeback against the number-one defense in the nation, the Georgia Bulldogs. Adding to the pressure was the fact that Tua had not taken a meaningful...

Got fight? Shared vision helped InXAthlete founders hit it off

Posted  01/17/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  Max Wessell has a pretty clear recollection regarding his initial opinion of future InXAthlete cofounder Cody Ferraro. “As freshman athletes, Cody and I had passed each other during orientation week at Lehigh University,” Wessell says. “My first impression of the big, bearded freshman always wearing a tank top was that we should fight.” That opinion changed, however, during the first week of classes when the two mistakenly enrolled in...

Profile: Billy Oppenheimer

Posted  01/10/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  Coaches can often say the most profound things with the simplest of statements. When his collegiate lacrosse coach drilled into him the mantra “Great players don’t just punch the time clock,” Billy knew it was more than just second-hand advice. “I loved that on- and off-the-clock metaphor,” Billy says, “because the implication was that everyone was capable of being great. I really bought into that as a student athlete,...

Profile: Austin David

Posted  01/5/18 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  Austin is the type of person who will go to the mat for a company. An All-American university freestyle wrestler at the University of Oklahoma, Austin earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and a master of arts in human relations (organizational structure). He is currently in the financial sector and looking for a position in a similar field or in general business which offers advancement opportunities. “I...

Utah Real Estate Agent Right at Home Selling Benefits of Athletic Drive in the Workplace

Posted  12/19/17 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  Eric Osmond comes by his nickname naturally.   Around the office, the 26-year-old Utah real estate agent with a penchant for personal discipline and the ability to get things done is known as the “Renegade Machine.”   “You can see it on my door,” Osmond said, noting that the other office nameplates show a person’s name, followed by the title of “agent.” “You look at my door, it says,...

5 Reasons Why Hiring Athletes Will Lead to a Net Profit

Posted  12/12/17 in Articles, Athletes, Employers
  There are a lot of factors to consider when making a great hire. With all things equal across potential candidates, you can quickly “un-level” the playing field by recognizing the advantages of hiring a student athlete. The workplace game is constantly changing, but the student athlete’s importance in that game is constantly growing. Here’s five reasons why you should make a student athlete your next hire: Discipline Student athletes...