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Spin It! on Sports #7: From the Gridiron to Entrepreneurship with Chris Gronkowski

April 18, 2022

This week on Spin It! On Sports Stephynie is speaking with former NFL Football player turned serial entrepreneur, Chris Gronkowski. 

Chris is no stranger to hard work and perseverance. After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft, he was not only signed by the Dallas Cowboys but also made the 53 man roster. In addition to the Cowboys, Chris went on to play for Colts, Broncos and Chargers during his NFL career.

As the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens and that was the case for Chris when he found himself a former professional athlete turned entrepreneur. 

From the NFL to doing a deal with Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez on Shark Tank, Chris has truly made a name for himself in the Entrepreneurship arena.

On this Episode of SPIN IT On Sports, they take an intimate look at Chris’s journey and how he made the successful transition into Entrepreneurship. They also will also dive into the obstacles and challenges he faced along the way and his secrets to spinning life in his direction after the game of football.

 

Timestamps:

00:00 - Spin It! On Sports Intro

00:48 - Chris Gronkowski Intro 

02:05 - Chris’ Childhood with 4 brothers

06:38 - Chris Views on the 2010 NFL Draft

08:56 - Putting in Hard Work

13:54 - Building trust

17:10 - Having an Identity after Football

22:19 - Chris’ Experience on Shark Tank

27:56 - Branding Chris’ Shaker Bottle

30:00 - Chris’ Family Life

30:40 - Keeping it All Together

35:30 - TikTok 

37:23 - The Biggest Mistakes Chris Made in Entrepreneurship

42:00 - Best Piece of Advice for Someone Starting a Business

46:00 - Chris’ Parenting Style

51:06 - Social Media & Important Links

51:37 - Spin It! On Sports Outro

 

Social Media & Important Links

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisgronkowski/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-gronkowski-053374124/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@chrisgronkowski?lang=en 

Website: https://www.iceshaker.com/

 

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