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J.T. O'Donnell reflects on lessons professionals can learn from athletes.

I've been thinking a lot about athletes and sports recently.

Part of this is because I've had the opportunity to get to know Chris Gronkowski and to learn his amazing story about how he made the transition from pro football player to inventor and CEO of Ice Shaker.

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How Ex-NFL Player, Chris Gronkowski, Is Using Social Media To Change Careers

Ex-NFL player, Chris Gronkowski is now a successful entrepreneur of the Ice Shaker Brand. He used social media to help him get there.

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Chris Gronkowski had a big decision to make.

Have surgery to keep playing in the NFL, or retire and look for a new career path. He chose the latter.

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