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Building an Award-Winning Baseball Franchise (Cade Griffis)

Oct 05, 2023

In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome a special guest, Cade Griffis, Founder and CEO of D-BAT Sports, an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader. Together, we explore the mindset and approach required to build a successful business. Cade shares his unique insights and experiences, shedding light on the pitfalls of treating a business like a hobby and stressing the importance of investing time, effort, and resources into it for long-term success. From choosing the right business partners and team members to gaining the support of loved ones, Cade offers valuable advice and inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs to build thriving businesses.

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  • Importance of Letting Go: The conversation highlights the significance of not dwelling on past mistakes and regrets in business and life. It emphasizes the need to move forward and focus on growth and improvement
  • Building a Good Product and Culture: Cade stresses the importance of having a quality product and creating a positive culture within a business. He advises entrepreneurs to simplify complex concepts and combine existing ideas for success
  • Tailoring Coaching Approaches: Cade emphasizes that coaching should be personalized to each player's strengths, weaknesses, and unique style. One-size-fits-all coaching methods should be avoided, and coaches should focus on building connections with their players
  • Empowering Others and Letting Go of Ego: The conversation emphasizes empowering and trusting others to succeed. It highlights the importance of not micromanaging and allowing team members to take ownership of their responsibilities
  • Future Growth and Technology: Cade discusses the future growth of D-BAT, emphasizing the significance of staying ahead in technology and continuously improving internal systems. He aims to maintain D-Bat's position as a leader in the industry and adapt to changing market dynamics

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