Imagine it’s your major league baseball debut, and you’re batting 2nd in front of Sammy Sosa.
You’ve been told to swing hard in your first at bat, but you get quick-pitched, and you roll a grounder to second base. But your next time up, you hit a ringing double to right-center. Today’s guest on my #MakeYourMark podcast, Brendan Harris, tells us how he was able to play several years in MLB in a variety of roles, and after earning his Executive MBA from Wharton, is ready to make big strides in his next career!
Brendan and I share advice on how to make a career transition,
in his case from a professional athlete towards a career in finance, and also thoughts on how to be prepared as an athlete, how to focus as a student, and plenty of baseball stories along the way!
You’ll really enjoy this episode, as you’ll hear about his ascent into MLB, some of the struggles he’s been through, and so much more! Happy listening!
Some Topics we talk about in this episode:
1:30 - Intro
4:05 - Basketball was my favorite sport
7:05 - Pivotal moment from going from I probably can get drafted to I will get drafted
8:42 - Getting the call
10:00 - 20 years old at Low A
11:00 - The right mindset
12:00 - I knew bigger things were coming
13:10 - Mixing in with major leaguers
15:06 - My first hit
17:30 - Realizing that the iconic big leaguers are people just like you
19:55 - Career highlights
21:29 - Best advice for baseball and softball players
24:10 - Being traded was a frustrating experience
26:24 - Hanging up the spikes
29:00 - Life after the game
30:55 - A new scene: business school
32:30 - Dealing with adversity
34:15 - A man of many trades
35:45 - The game day experience
40:13 - Accessing information on the athlete transition
43;43 - Networking
48:50 - Talking points
52:30 - Tips for the 25 year old athlete
54:15 - Clark Griswold in real estate!
55:55 - Hit Your Mark
How to get involved
Be sure to connect with me on Social Media @MarkMoyerCoach and go to my website, www.markmoyer.com to get access to the tips and strategies that my coaching clients get directly.
If you would like to be a guest on the Make Your Mark podcast and/or know someone else who has either been an athlete, in a role within the sports industry, or a military veteran, and have made a successful transition into a new role, I’d love to hear from you! Just send me an email Mark@MarkMoyer.com and we’ll discuss!
If you would like more information on how I can get you unstuck and moving forward with your transition, let’s talk. We can see whether it makes sense to work directly with me, or I can give you other options, but don’t let your transition wait another day, let’s connect!