“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
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Confidence Lessons From Kim Kardashian

I follow Kim Kardashian on Snapchat.

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Not because I’m trying to catch a cheap thrill watching her model underwear… but no heterosexual male would complain.

Not because I’m looking for the newest lingerie to buy or makeup tips or a need to learn how to best wear Spanx.

I follow because I’m always looking for what takes a person from Egg to Avatar. KimK is a great example, and I used her heavily in the podcast linked in the previous sentence.

Kim Kardashian has taken the fame of “famous-for-doing-nothing” (though this isn’t remotely accurate) further than any do-nothing celebrity in history. And there’s a lot anyone who is looking to get known can take from her rise to, and continued, stardom.

Since I don’t have Kim’s curves (I prefer cuts), sex tape (I do mine in the gym, car, and walking the streets, mostly), or high-powered mom manager (though mine did get me reading at a  young age – the rest you’re reading this), here’s what I noticed about Kim.

  1. Share more of your private vanity in public. Everyone does what Kim was doing in the image accompanying this post. Males and females – we all admire ourselves in mirrors, seeking our best angles. Kim made a business out of it and has spawned many followers doing the same.What do you admire most about yourself? Let the world know about it – someone might be willing to pay you to do it.
  2. Be about what YOU’RE about. You like taking selfies and showing off how pretty you (think you) are? Do it! You think you bra and panty set is cute, and want more than just your hubby to see it? Share it! The gossip blogs thank you in advance. Want to get surgical work done on yourself? Great! Don’t hide it – snap from the doctor’s office!What do you love doing that you hide from public view? Think you’re the only one? You’re not.
  3. Stop apologizing. Other people may not have the resources, opportunities or network you have. That is not your responsibility, it’s theirs. Never apologize for being who you want to be. Whomever is uncomfortable with that, too bad.

Confidence attracts. Most people don’t have enough confidence (I talk about this in my 3rd TED Talk, still unreleased as of today). When they see you displaying yours, they will flock to your bright light.

Read my Confidence guidebook, The Super You, today. 

#139: How To Double Up On Your Belief [WOYG Podcast]

Belief is confidence. Some people think they lack confidence, but this isn’t true. We all have full confidence, just in different things.

Some are confident they will mess up their next opportunity. You may be confident that things never go how you want them to. Or, maybe you’re confident in your lack of belief!

Whatever you’re confident about, your world and result will reflect it back to you.

Good news is, you can control your belief, in anything you want. You can control which direction your belief goes – positive or negative. And belief is a practice, a habit – not an object.

Dre Baldwin is an expert on Confidence. Today he tells you how to double up on your belief. Use it how you wish.

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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What To Do When Your Field is Full of Competition

‘Well Dre, I really want to build my business on ________, but there are so many other people doing it already!’

Miami Heat NBA D-League tryout in 2012. There were over 100 players there, being evaluated by 2 total people. Two.

I have conversations daily with personal trainers, basketball enthusiasts, real estate agents and others. Almost always, the initial hurdle has been cleared: They knew what they want to do. There’s an idea of how to do it, too: leverage the internet, reach people virtually who you couldn’t reach physically.

I get Socratic with people at this point. “If you had to get started today with no further information, what would you do?”

FACT: I’ve never once had a person say ‘I have no idea.’ There’s always an answer.

“So, what are you waiting for?”

Long pause.

I don’t know. 

(nervous laughter)

Me. 

(chuckle in spite of themselves)

I just… haven’t done it. 

I get it: Your field of expertise is saturated. You don’t know if anyone will catch on to your content. You really don’t know if your goods will sell. And it’s just so damn crowded.

News Flash: It will be even more crowded tomorrow. 300 hours of YouTube videos are uploaded per minute. In your field of ______, no one is leaving. If you think it’s crowded now, it will even worse next week, later this year and 4 years from now.

How many times have you been told to start now? Probably a lot. Here are 3 reasons why you keep hearing it.

  1. You have more competition who you don’t even know about. Yeah, they’re peeking at the pool too, wondering how cold the water is – just like you. They haven’t jumped in yet either. You can beat them to the punch.
  2. First and different > Better. Your first product will suck. There are others with more experience who have more and better stuff. So what! Do it anyway.

  3. What if you don’t take action?
    What is your alternative? What life will you be left with if you don’t make this change? What will you have to settle for? What if everything stays exactly the same for the next 5 years? Are you OK with that outcome?

Your biggest competition can also be your best friend and accountability coach: You.

Does your team or organization want more discipline and accountability? Contact me and my team will get back to you ASAP.