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#100: NFL to Shark Tank: How Justin Forsett Built a Big Business After Retiring From Football

About the Episode:

In today’s episode, we’re talking to Justin Forsett, a former NFL running back who transitioned his football career into launching a successful business called Shower Pill that’s been featured on Shark Tank and now has their products carried in over 1,800 Target stores located around the U.S.

After playing collegiate football at Cal State Berkeley here in the bay area, Justin got drafted to the Seattle Seahawks and began an NFL career that’d take him to the Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, and multiple other teams over the course of the next 9 years.

And it was at that point, after retiring from the NFL that he teamed up with a few friends and fellow Cal football players to work on an idea they had back in college—for body wipes that could kill 99.9% of germs, while leaving you feeling fresh & smelling good after workouts when a shower isn’t readily available.

Shortly after launching the brand, Justin and his co-founders got a little press and landed a call with the producers of Shark Tank. The rest is history.

In Today’s Episode, We Talk About:

[02:26] Where he’s originally from.
02:45 How long he lived there for.
[07:52] When his NFL dreams.
[04:03] How competitive getting into the NFL can be.
[05:12] If he had a sizable career in the NFL.
[05:49] When he started planning for life after the NFL.
[09:01] When he got the idea for the body wipes.
24:19 His number one piece of advice for anyone looking to build a profitable business.
27:43 The best investment he’s made in order to grow his business.

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The Shower Pill website

Justin on Twitter

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Hi I'm Ryan Robinson

Blogger, podcaster and recovering side project addict. Head of Content at Close. Join me here, on to learn how to start a blog, make money blogging and grow a profitable side business. Be sure to try my free keyword research tool too. I also write for publications like Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Next Web, Business Insider, and more. Let’s chat on Twitter and YouTube about our feelings (and blogging, of course).

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