Dre Baldwin vs. DreAllDay

In 2014, I made a mistake that cost me a year.

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I had decided my platform business – speaking, coaching, consulting, more writing etc – was the next chapter in my life. Then I looked at my website (before the redesign). I saw basketball, cutoff shirts, me writing how I talk… I saw me!

No way is that gonna sell me to these professionals.

So I created a separate identity. DreAllDay will still be DreAllDay, but let’s get Dre Baldwin out there! Fire up a new website, with only suit photos. Only blog posts about business. No foul language. Keep it clean. THIS will get me in the room with the business people.

So, what was the result?

Nothing. Crickets. No bookings, no clients, nothing.

I spoke with a colleague of mine who watched this happen. She didn’t try to change my mind. Just watched me get no results and waitied until I asked for her input (note: the correct way to help someone). She told me why I wasn’t getting traction.


DreAllDay is what makes you unique. Speakers, authors, and experts on this and that topic are everywhere. Without DreAllDay making you stand out, what’s your value? 

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In 2015, I righted the ship.
I leveraged DreAllDay into the platform business. What I’d done as an athlete, blogger and YouTuber were emphasized rather than ignored. I read this book by Sally Hogshead and realized my uniqueness was the selling point. I tapped back into my real voice and trashed the “business” voice.

The results since? 3 TEDx Talks. Speaking engagements. Clients. Shows.

Dre Baldwin is DreAllDay. You get one, you get both.

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The persona that gets you attention is what people want. The uniqueness, no matter how “unprofessional,” is what raises your price. It’s why you’re remembered instead of being just another _______ (your line of work).

As soon as you lose sight of this, we lose sight of you.

#141: Networking Tips [WOYG Podcast]

“Your network is your net worth.”

You’ve heard that. Is it really true? Yes and no.

Yes, because the people you know can do things for you that you can’t do for yourself. Other people can be where you’re not. Your network can vote you into office or fund your Kickstarter campaign.

No, because knowing people will not cover up your lack of skills, ability to relate to people or generally negative attitude.

Maybe you don’t like people. You don’t like talking with folks you don’t know. You hate small talk. You have your circle and you keep it small and don’t want to let anyone in. That’s cool. Understand there’s a limit to how far you can go in life when you limit how many people you know and who know you.

Today’s episode tells you how to start building yourself network by learning some basic people skills.

Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud

Learn more (much more!) about Dre – basketball career & Guides, Programs, Speaking – at his website DreAllDay.com.

Dre is on all the social media platforms:

Instagram & Snapchat @DreBaldwin

Twitter & Periscope @DreAllDay
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“Dre, Are You Available To Mentor Me?”

I get asked the mentoring question a lot. This post is my answer as of August 2016. Until or unless I post something else (which would be linked here), this is the standing answer. 

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Short Answer: Yes I am! I love mentoring people. I get excited when I get to help people enact change in their lives. And it’s great to be a small part of that change.

As your mentor, I will show you things you haven’t seen. I will say things to you that you haven’t heard. I will ask you tough questions that you have not considered. And work with you to find or create the answers.

I also charge money for my mentoring and prefer to call it “Coaching.”

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I’ve been a virtual mentor to over 30 million people over the last 10 years plus. I didn’t start out trying to become this, but my knowledge and experiences, combined with my ability to explain things in plain English, draws people to me.

These skills, combined with  years of experience and expertise-development, are what you pay for. My time is not free. I’d be hungry, homeless and poor if it were. There is no shortage of people who would gladly take as much of my time as I’d allow. It is my duty to myself, my business and the people around me to use my time in the way that is best for me.

Also important: I’m a Business, Man!

Helping people and changing lives is my business. I know the time you spend with me has a linear relationship to improvements in your business and your life. This equates to what we call value. The higher the value of something, the higher the price.

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To be virtually mentored by me, know:

  1. Many of the things I’m often asked are answered here on my FAQ page.
  2. If you are a basketball player, anything you could ask me is answered – On-Court and Off-Court. I do not have any extra advice or tips that I’ve been holding back just for you (another FAQ in itself).
  3. If you feel ready to invest in receiving personal assessment of your unique situation, read this page and proceed as necessary.
  4. I’ve shared more free help content online than any human being alive. And 87% of the questions I get have already been answered in that content.
  5. This page has links to everything. Bookmark that page and consume as much free content as you like!

In conclusion: My brand and business are built on providing value to as many people as possible. That will never change. Just as you get paid for your time at work, other people expect the same. Just think of the time it’s taken me to create all this free stuff. And the time it took to do things that allow me to share it.

#WOYG

#140: How I Produce Ideas [WOYG Podcast]

I’m often asked how I create so much content, so consistently. How I can manage the different channels and keep it coming for so long.

Today’s episode is the answer to those questions!

I’ll tell you how I come up with content ideas over and over again and turn them into consumable value for you, the consumer.
Take these principles and use them. Then start building your own content empire.

Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud

Learn more (much more!) about Dre – basketball career & Guides, Programs, Speaking – at his website DreAllDay.com.

Dre is on all the social media platforms:

Instagram & Snapchat @DreBaldwin

Twitter & Periscope @DreAllDay
Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to have each new show sent directly to your device!

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