12 Oct S01:E11: How to Capitalize on Opportunity with Hall of Famer, Warren Moon
On the field and off, Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback, Warren Moon, is a born leader. Warren went from being the MVP of the Rose Bowl, to the best player in the CFL, and eventually the most sought after quarterback in the NFL. An internal motivation to measure himself against the best athletes around propelled Warren to achieve a lucrative and auspicious career.
The pro athlete turned businessman says his life changed at the tender age of seven when his father passed away. His mother, a hard-working nurse, taught him the importance of responsibility, perseverance, and respect. She also taught him to bake (Yes, bake). Warren started and eventually sold W. Moon’s Chocolate Chippery. And so, his entrepreneurial spirit was awakened.
Today, Warren Moon’s focus is on his global sports and entertainment marketing firm, Sports 1 Marketing, and his charitable organization, Crescent Moon Foundation, helping kids get the education they need. Warren shares the core values he attributes to his success as we chow down on Skillet Diner’s gourmet grub. Chef Nick gives us a sneak peek at a bacon topped burger that isn’t even on the menu yet – how could we refuse?!
Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/h55YXixHKbM
Learn more about our guest:
On the menu:
- Skillet Diner
- Classic All American Burger
- Off-Menu Burger Topped with Bacon, Chicken Fried Onions, and Aged White Cheddar
Tasty quote to chew on: “Empower your people. Give them some incentive to show who they are, and show that they have ability.”
Food for thought:
- Hire great people and give them the freedom they need to do their job well.
- Work hard and you will be ready when opportunity knocks at your door.
- Adversity is inevitable. It’s how you deal with it that counts.