Episode 44 – How to Build a Business Around Your Passion with Chris Gronkowski

Released on July 31, 2020
Entrepreneur and former-NFL fullback, Chris Gronkowski, and what has led him to go from play pro-football to starting his entrepreneurial journey.
His top tip – you better have a passion for whatever you do. You need to have an element of resilience because it’s a rollercoaster of a ride and if you don’t love it then you are going to give up on it.
He shares how he turned his side hustle into his business, Ice Shaker, that marked the start of his journey to the entrepreneurial side and he advised that people should do it as well. His idea of Ice Shaker started when he tried to seek out a shaker cup that would keep his drinks cold with the convenient easy-open pop-top lid.
He wants to help those people who had the same problem as him and he found out that a lot of them were looking for something similar to it. That’s the reason why he stepped up to the business side of things together with the help of his wife and brothers.
And what really drove him to where he is today was his passion, hard work and the teachings of his parents. He said there will be a lot of struggles and pressure along the way to success but you should be ready for that in order to attain that success.
As Chris says, don’t let this whole COVID lockdown negate you. So many great things will come in your way if you’ll look at it positively, strive for it. So, if you really want to get it, push yourself to thrive and take this opportune time to accelerate, in business or personal growth.