Dre Baldwin went from his high school team's bench to the first contract of a 9-year professional basketball career. Dre's daily Work On Your Game Podcast has over 1,200 episodes and 2 million downloads. Dre has given 4 TED Talks on Discipline, Confidence, Mental Toughness & Personal Initiative and has authored 22 books. A Philadelphia native and Penn State alum, Dre lives in Miami.
4:55 Dre's original vision.
6:37 Recalling how this vision progressed in high school.
9:00 It's not about how you compete, but what you compete against.
10:51 His transition into college basketball and earning a starting spot.
12:02 A turning point in his freshman year.
13:00 The day he left basketball.
14:21 "Have real conversations with yourself."
15:21 His main motivation to prove himself.
16:06 How mentality separates athletes.
17:09 The driving force that kept him going: long races.
19:16 The two options when failure strikes.
20:57 "Reality is negotiable." How to change your story.
21:33 His journey to play basketball internationally.
24:57 How he developed to who he is today while playing overseas.
26:43 How being able to teach skills separated him from the other guys.
27:36 Dre describes how his videos on mentality became the foundation for his book.
29:35 When his career began to take off.
32:19 Why he believes teaching is his strength.
33:40 Dre explains how disappointments are actually beneficial to helping others.
35:01 His definition of mental toughness.
35:56 "Replaying the bad movies." Being conscious of your thoughts.
38:55 The importance of knowing the story you tell yourself.
40:11 "You are not subject to reality, you are the creator of reality."
41:01 Perspective can move you into action.
42:13 How the process is more important than the product.
44:32 "As long as you're alive, you're a work in progress."
46:40 Finding meaning in the work it takes to achieve goals.
48:29 The difference between becoming pro and staying at the current level: talent.
51:27 "Don't be fooled by what you see on TV."
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