THE SHOW: Confidence is Everything

Episode 3.3 featuring 49ers QB and Athlete Entrepreneur Thad Lewis





We continue our discussion with NFL QB and entrepreneur Thad Lewis. Here's another way startup and sports run parallel. When you're an entrepreneur, confidence is everything. When you're an athlete, confidence is everything. Talent can only take you so far, it's confidence that's going to give you just enough of a boost to separate you from the pack.

But if a lack of confidence will kill you, overconfidence will kill you just as quickly. Finding the right mix, and how to go about getting to that mix, is one of the things we talk about in this episode.

On your startup journey, you're going to come across a lot of people who will tell you you're doing it wrong. What exactly will they tell you you're doing wrong? Just about everything. Wrong product, wrong market, wrong time, wrong place, wrong team. You need to have the wisdom to listen and adapt but still keep enough backbone to follow your mission when you know you're right.

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And no entrepreneur finds this confidence and this wisdom on their own. None. Zero. The people you surround yourself with are going to give you a huge chunk of the support you need, but also sound the warning bells when you've gone too far. If they're not doing that, they're not right for your mission.

All of these themes are nicely encapsulated in the slogan on the back of the TL9 hat "I Will Be Heard." And why haven't you bought one yet? Get on that.


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