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Episode 30: Choosing Yourself – Walt Nolen

April 1st, 2020

Thanks for the support as we relaunched the podcast last week. This week former pro player and current VP of Product Development at Original Nations Walt Nolen shares his story from playing in the Cubs organization to business executive and now partner on Episode 30.

Here are the highlights from our conversation…

1. How Walt dealt with the promising potential of being drafted as a junior in college to eventually signing as a non-drafted free agent with the Cubs after his senior year

2. The key lesson former teammate and big leaguer Sam Fuld taught Walt while playing in the minors that revolutionized his perspective and was a catalyst for thinking long term about business

3. How Walt starting a plan after baseball of mastering product development eventually led to combining his business acumen within sports working at Marucci Sports and SKLZ in senior leadership positions

4. The importance of finding the right partners to go into business with and key sign when it makes sense to cut the cord from a job to go full time into entrepreneurship

Walt’s story shows the importance of creating a vision and being patient enough to see it through. In the end, our choices to take action not the opinions of others determine how far we can go.

Click here to connect with Walt on LinkedIn.

Tune into Episode 30 by clicking above or by going to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.

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