72. A 10-Year International Basketball Career Leads to Youth Training Camps
Eric Dailey, founder and creator of Dailey Training, was a professional basketball player, a stand-out on major teams in Europe, Asia and South America. Without an agent he successfully negotiated contracts, managed travel arrangements and conducted try-outs. Building relationships with general managers globally, he learned the intricacies of corporate business.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Undeterred when his college basketball career did not net him an NBA contract, Eric created a career on courts worldwide, beginning in Portugal and becoming a stand-out player globally. Basketball was the vehicle that carried him to corporate boardrooms, the United Nations and to a contract with The Walt Disney Company and the AAU.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
After his first year playing for Real Madrid in Spain—a top tier team in Europe—Eric learned he could negotiate better for his own best interests than an agent in the U.S. Acquiring negotiating skills along the way, he continued a globe-trotting pro basketball career spanning a decade.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
Only you can grasp your personal vision and believe that you can achieve it. You should never listen to the naysayers who may not want you to succeed. And the people who love you don’t want you to fail, so they may caution you to not take chances.
Top Tools on His Browser
Eric has used the web to boost his knowledge about business, contracts, and for all aspects of his ongoing personal self-education. He clearly remembers the difficulties during years in his career when this worldwide resource was not available.
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