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Self-Care for Busy Sports Professionals: 5 Tips to Increase Efficiency

Whether we choose to call ourselves entrepreneurs or self-employed sports professionals, we all need to maximize our efficiency, increase our daily energy, and care for ourselves on several levels. The 5 tips below will propel you forward toward a healthier vocational life. 1. Think Nutritional Plan, NOT Diet A diet is associated with deprivation. A…

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Why I’m the Best Boss I’ve Ever Had: A Checklist for Employers

Whether you work in sports or in the corporate world of widgets, there are usually employees to hire, fire, and manage along the way. In my former life as an employee, I learned some valuable lessons on employee management. Treat employees like grown-ups. Yes, even if we act like kids sometimes. We don’t want our…

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Interview With Katrina Chambers, Founder of Tomboi, a Magazine for Women Who Love Sports

  Every once in awhile, I come across a sports resource so innovative and dynamic, I just have to share it with the sportsnetworker readers. Katrina was referred to me by Jacinta Fisher, wife of retired NFL linebacker Levar Fisher, and when I saw Katrina’s website, Tomboi, I had to let you know about it….

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5 Myths about Sports Writing Careers

You’ve probably heard about the exciting life of a sports writing career. Maybe you envision traveling from stadium to stadium, hanging out with Al Michaels and Chris Collingsworth. Or, maybe you see yourself writing on a beach somewhere, drink in one hand, laptop in the other after interviewing superstar athletes. Well, I’ve been a sports…

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Interview with Human Performance Mentors

According to their website, Human Performance Mentors works with individuals and organizations in the area of personal development and behavioral change. They work with clients to promote ongoing improvement in all aspects of life such as; relationships, health, wealth, social interactions, personal growth and career development. My recent conversation with Founder and CEO, Michael Cooper,…

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Women’s Professional Football: Interview with Team Owner Carley Pesente

I’ve previously written about women’s pro football but thanks to social media, I got the chance to interview Carley Pesente, owner of Northeastern Nitro Women’s Professional Football Team in the Women’s Football Alliance. Carley is also a linebacker for the Nitro and has been playing women’s tackle football for 13 years. She is also a…

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A TIP SHEET FOR TIP SHEETS

Most everyone loves tip sheets. They’re easy to read, they don’t take more than a few moments to complete, and most often, they’re fun to read. If you’re an athlete embarking on your post-pro career or any other sports-related executive, a tip sheet, or a series of tip sheets, is a great way to establish…

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The Benefits of Media Training for Athletes

Maintaining life as an athlete takes a massive amount of dedication and focus. Not only does the athlete need to demonstrate talent on the field, he needs to translate that talent into an effective media presence. After all, the athlete is himself a brand and he needs to ensure he doesn’t water down his brand…

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Top 5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Working From Home

Many of you who read sportsnetworker.com are entrepreneurs who regularly browse the site for sports news and education in social media. You also want to learn how to manage your own sports-related businesses, based on the successful journeys of others. Sometimes this is accomplished through reading interviews with Travis Bell and Levar Fisher. We learn…

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The Art of Fencing

Fencing is not a widely publicized sport in mainstream media. You’ll never hear ESPN touting the Super Bowl of fencing tournaments. So why do I bring attention to this obscure sport that requires much of the same skill, both mental and physical, as other major sports? My sister Gayle recently visited from Hawaii where she’s…

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Are NFL Head Coaches Overweight?

Has anyone noticed that mostly thin coaches win Super Bowls? Among the greats are Tom Landry, Joe Gibbs, Dick Vermeil, Tony Dungy, Mike Tomlin, and Jon Gruden. Now, take a look at a few of the heavyweights in the league, both current and former: Andy Reid, Rex Ryan, Eric Mangini, and Mike Holmgren. What’s the…

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Interview with Travis Bell About Entrepreneurship And Success

I’ve had the pleasure of developing a positive business relationship with Travis Bell, the innovative and intelligent Founder and Chairman of The Seven Bridges Group, a sports and entertainment management firm. Travis has the unique ability to develop rapport with virtually anyone and his approachable demeanor makes him an obvious choice as the agent for…

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