#4 Bryce Alderson: Former Professional Soccer Player on Re-Creating Yourself

Bryce Alderson is a former professional soccer player. He won 2 times the U-17 Canadian soccer player of the year. He played professionally in Canada, Germany, and the USA. He retired from soccer after an ankle injury in which he tore 3 ligaments.  At the age of 22, he transitioned from being a professional athlete to a professional entrepreneur. He purchased and managed a restaurant while beginning to build a nutrition/supplement company.  After 18 months he sold the restaurant and transitioned all of his focus and time into scaling his e-commerce nutrition business to over 6 figures a month, utilizing Shopify and Amazon FBA.

 

OUR FAVORITE CONVERSATIONS & TAKEAWAYS FROM THE W2S EPISODE WITH BRYCE ALDERSON:

 

  • [7:33] - Your ankle is destroyed… I have no motivation to continue with soccer… 18 months recovering phase…

 

  • [8:46] - Being a pro-athlete then having to like deal with customers… Amazing experience…

 

  • [9:32] - Looking for other things we can do… Other businesses that we can launch… I was fortunate because somebody who I’ve growth with and my business partner now Melisa (Melisa Vong), she was already in the space…

 

  • [11:10] - What are the things that you did as a young kid if you put yourself back in those shoes? To accomplish that because you getting there is a success by itself…

 

  • [13:22] - You don’t decide your future, nobody in the world gets decided the future, all you can do is you decide your habits and you decide your actions. And your habits and your actions will decide your future.

 

  • [15:38] - We’re always together and the day after I signed my contract when I walked into the lockers, nobody spoke to me…

 

  • [23:38] - At the end of the day, it comes down to fear. There is always people they will try to bring you UP if you are a good person everything like that, but there is always be people they are going to try to bring you DOWN, this is in anything, right in the entertainment industry…

 

  • [26:20] - Be patient and every day you need to come in, you need to perform every day… at the highest level you can…

 

  • [28:15] - If we move to entrepreneurship… what are the things you keep bringing to the table because of things you gained as an athlete?

 

  • [29:44] - Motivation is not real, it’s like a warmed bath… Discipline is the most important thing… You have to learn discipline from how you train to like what time you go to sleep… If you are not disciplined, you are going to get exposed.

 

  • [31:13] - We had an interesting conversation last time… What would you say was the main thing you enjoyed from our combo that is something that the listeners can get value from?… when you have a clear vision and you have a clear goal and you reverse engineer what needs to be done to get there…

 

  • [33:58] - One of the things that I extremely love from your story man, it is how did you recreate yourself… What piece of advice do you have for someone who wants to change or wants to change career path?…

 

  • [37:08] - What would be your “Words 2 Success”?

 

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-- Founder & Host of the "Words 2 Success" Show -- , Juan Grey

Juan Grey is a Canadian Actor, Writer, Producer and young Entrepreneur from Montreal, Canada. For as long as he can remember, the entertainment industry has been at the forefront of his mind. However, before he took the plunge, he pursued a soccer career, quickly earning his reputation as a high-level athlete. After sustaining several injuries, he did some soul searching and ultimately decided to become an actor. Since that pivotal moment, he has shared the stage and screen with various renowned names in the industry.

Juan performed in Teesri Duniya Theatre's production of Refugee Hotel, was in ID Discovery's series, Outlaw Tech, and has appeared in an episode of CBC's dramatic series, Bellevue, starring Anna Paquin, as well as in the Canadian Screen Award winning series, 19-2. Most recently, Juan can be seen in the new SYFY series "Deadly Class" by The Russo Brothers.

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