Investors: Your Next Investment Should Have an Athlete as A Founder

Posted on Categories Business, Sports, Startup

When I think back to when I first started doing taekwondo at the age of 13 and reflect on how I trained, I am truly amazed at the similarities between running a startup and being a competitive athlete (I was on the Canadian National Taekwondo team from 2003-2007).

There are a lot of transferable skills that I took from my athletic career to my business career. I will list a few and give some specific examples on how they effected me. Before I do, I want to make a sport/business words translation legend:

Sport Word
Coach
Sport
Athlete
Training Partner
Competitor
Team Mate
Tournament
Injury
Loss
Win
Provincials
Nationals
Worlds
Olympics
Referee
Yourself
Ring
Business Word
Advisor
Business or Product
Business Owner
Co-founder
Competitor
Colleagues/Employees
Milestones
Setback
Loss
Win
You Got Funded
$1 M in revenues
$10 M in revenues
$100 M+ in revenues
Investor
Customer
Office

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