The Mix

Learning to Punch Challenges in the Face

Posted  02/16/18
 Leaving Ward Melville High School in Long Island, New York, I was a high school All-American, All-Long Island team member and captain of one of the best high school lacrosse teams in the nation. I had it all planned out; I was going to go to college, repeat my success, and call it a day. Fast forward to my first practice at Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. It was a...

Finding the Right Player

Posted  02/12/18
    Hiring an entry level employee is one of the biggest challenges HR departments and recruiters all over the country face.  Although one might think that hiring out of college for entry level positions is easy and certainly a lower risk than higher paid mid management and executives, this is not the case.  Hiring out of college, an employer has very little to go off of.  You merely have...

An Athlete Helping Athletes

Posted  02/9/18
    The Athlete Basketball has always been Malcolm’s first passion. It was an escape from a lot of the things that were going on in his personal life. Ever since the third grade, he knew he wanted to be a professional athlete and had it set in his mind that he would do anything to achieve that dream. From getting cut from the varsity team in high school to...

Competition Doesn’t End at the Buzzer

Posted  02/8/18
  After a brutal super bowl loss, when asked about his next chapter in football, Patriot’s future-Hall-of-Famer Rob Gronkowski said, “I’m definitely going to look at my future for sure, I’m going to sit down the next couple weeks and see where I’m at.” It is hard to know whether or not he’s really contemplating retirement – emotions run high after such a crushing defeat – but this is a...

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

Posted  02/5/18
  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
        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
  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
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
  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
  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...