Chris Gronkowski is the founder of Ice Shaker. Ice Shaker is a vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel protein shaker that holds ice for over 30 hours and is the chosen shaker bottle for people like Alex Rodriguez and Mark Cuban who are both investors, Marshawn Lynch and of course all the Gronkowski brothers – Glenn, Dan, Gordie and Rob. Chris is a former NFL fullback who played for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at the University of Arizona. He was on the hit TV show Shark Tank and received an investment from Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez for 150K for 15% and just 1 year after being featured Ice Shaker grew from 1 product to over 80 SKUs. Today, you can find Ice Shaker in over 3,500 GNC locations and UFC gyms across the USA.

 

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:50] Jeremy welcomes his guest, Chris Gronkowski.
  • [3:30] The lowest moment in business for Chris.
  • [6:30] A moment that Chris is proud of.

In this episode…

Did you know that relying on sites like Amazon or Etsy can stunt your growth as a business? It’s true! Too often, business leaders are so focused on other aspects of their business that they fail to build their own platforms. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and former NFL player, Chris Gronkowski. In his conversation with Jeremy, Chris opens up about a low moment on his journey, lessons he learned along the way, what it was like landing that one big partnership, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring Chris’ story!

There is nothing wrong with using a platform like Facebook, Amazon, or Etsy to get your business off of the ground and running. After all, Amazon and Etsy have a built-in audience; you’d be crazy to not have a presence on those platforms. The challenge comes when those big organizations decide to make a change with their terms of service and change the rules of the game overnight. What would your business do if a major player went under suddenly? Would you be able to rally your audience back to your website? Learn from Chris’ story and don’t let your business get caught exposed and lacking a platform!

As easy as it is to learn from mistakes that others have made – learning from positive steps can be difficult! What went well for one business might not be applicable for the next business – you’ve got to learn how to read between the lines. Chris’ work with Everything Decorated and the Ice Shaker proves that tenacity and resilience will pay off. With each of his businesses – Chris and his wife faced significant challenges, but they were able to bounce back and recover. Some say that the only thing that makes you a failure is giving up – that didn’t happen with Chris! What can you learn from his story?

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