017: Inside The Most Powerful Sports Network – AthletesTouch

He used to pitch baseballs, now he’s pitching companies.

Justin Blaine embodies what it means to be an Athlete CEO.

Justin is the Managing Director of The Mentor Group, Inc. a full service, national investment banking, financial advisory, valuation, and appraisal firm.

He’s the Founder of AthletesTouch, an organization of former college and professional athletes working together to grow and succeed in the business world. Members range from being fresh out of a sports career to others with decades of business experience. Members ages may vary between 25-65, but the mindset is the same. Their members include Fortune 500 advisors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and professionals in real estate, finance, accounting, marketing, and tech.

A couple of things to look for in this episode:

  • Justin’s transition from minor leagues into the majors
  • A powerful (yet easy) mindset you can adapt to network with powerful people
  • What to do if you’re interested in real estate as an investment
  • Should you fake it until you make it?
  • Tips for powerful elevator pitches
  • Advice for entrepreneurs and athletes starting to experiment with investments
  • Benefits of avoiding negativity
  • How to look at investing in real estate


  • “If we help enough people it’s going to boomerang.”
  • “It’s not about chasing the dollar and becoming a millionaire overnight.”
  • “Do things that others aren’t.”
  • “You don’t need to be the smartest to be successful, to help clients, and to be an advocate.”
  • “Nobody does it without luck. Nobody does it without work.”
  • “If you want to learn and get better there’s nothing stopping you.”
  • “In order to ensure that your next 30-50 years, you need to take an active approach to it.”
  • “Invest in people who are positive and lift you up.”


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