“Practical, useful and urgent advice from someone who’s been in your shoes. There’s work to be done, get to it.”
Your game plan for career success―from International Basketball Pro Dre Baldwin
No one knows how to turn unrelenting self-belief into hard-and-fast career results better than Dre Baldwin. When everyone and everything was telling him to give up on his goal of playing pro basketball, he got focused on his future, and met the challenge head on. In the end, Baldwin succeeded―making a living playing basketball in leagues around the world―and in these pages, he shares all his secrets.
Whether you’re just starting out in business or looking to take your career to the next level, Work On Your Game provides the strategy you need to succeed from the inside-out. Dre Baldwin, or “DreAllDay,” as his fans know him, delivers an easy-to-understand four-part model for achieving any goal. It’s based on discipline, confidence, mental toughness, and personal initiative―and it’s proven effective.
Baldwin takes you through the steps of identifying what’s expected of you, preparing for what’s coming, and conditioning your body and mind for the competitive world of business―and everything is a business.
Baldwin’s personal story of beating the odds is both inspiring and instructional. You’ll learn how to play the mental game in a way that launches you towards unparalleled achievement.
I’d arrived at Penn State Abington sight unseen, not even knowing who the basketball team coach was. All I knew ...Read More
In 2013, I heard there was an event called Social Media Day taking place in Miami. The event venue wasn’t far ...Read More
My sophomore year college basketball club wasn’t a very good team. I take some responsibility for the truth of our ...Read More
The first exposure camp I went to, in Orlando, had about 200 players in attendance. A couple hours into the ...Read More
I’d just moved to Miami. I had been working on my game, of course, but I needed to find where ...Read More
Continued from Part 1… We would have sales meeting every morning at PSC. Including me, there were four salespeople, and ...Read More
I worked at a gym called Philadelphia Sports Clubs (PSC) after returning to the Stated from playing in Mexico and ...Read More
One summer evening at the neighborhood playground, we got something more exciting than guns on the court. NBA players. I was ...Read More
A couple years after college. I had to get a regular job again, which meant my plans had failed somewhere ...Read More
Philly. Mount Airy, to be exact. Where I come from, there are two guarantees. Every male tries his hand at ...Read More
As I moved into the business world, an important point for me was that I didn’t want to be pigeonholed ...Read More
Continued from Part 2… The gym in Herceg Novi, Montenegro was brand new — as in the team had just ...Read More
Continued from Part 1… At age 16, I was six-foot-two, or close to that height. And I wasn’t satisfied with ...Read More
The first basketball skill I ever had was shooting. I don't even know how I developed this “skill” (for that ...Read More
As spring semester of my freshman year at Abington turned to summer, I kept making the twenty-minute drive to the ...Read More
Germany. After a strange confluence of luck-based off-the-court events (some good luck and some bad luck), I found myself in ...Read More
2014. I felt my excitement for basketball training was beginning to wane. Since graduating from Penn State Altoona in 2004, ...Read More
I graduated from Penn State Altoona with a business degree in May 2004. My senior year internship had been a ...Read More
When I finished college, my sister drove out from New York to Altoona, PA for the graduation. Latoya was doing ...Read More
“WORK ON YOUR GAME will help you bring discipline, confidence, and fearlessness to your work whether you’re in the boardroom, a start-up garage, or the sales office. It will show you where to put the work in to get the best results, when to take chances, and how to toughen up to meet daily challenges. Baldwin’s story and advice will inspire you to play your best — no matter what your game.”