In this special bonus podcast, Manny and L.A. sit down with former St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox prospect, THE baseball and softball motivator, CJ Beatty.
CJ Beatty is the product of Winston-Salem, NC. The oldest of four children, CJ describes himself as a “go-getter”, someone who could “zap” the energy out of you. So much so that as a little boy idolizing Ken Griffey Jr., he always knew he would someday play professional baseball and he would do anything in his power to realize that dream.
He was so confident that as he got older, he established a goal of playing professional baseball after his junior year in college.
After working hard enough to become an All-American Louisville Slugger his freshman year at North Carolina A&T State University, then winning Male Athlete of the Year his sophomore year, Beatty was able to realize his dream his junior year. That is when in 2009 the St. Louis Cardinals selected Beatty in the 26th round of the 2009 June Amateur draft.
Two years later, after years of accomplishing all of his goals, to his surprise, CJ Beatty hit rock bottom. The Cardinals had announced to him that they were going to cut him.
The twists and turn of his life after that fateful day is sure to inspire every one of you as CJ Beatty weaves us through the ups and downs of the rest of his life.
After listening to this, you’ll understand why Mr. Beatty is one of the best motivational speakers out there.
Check out CJ’s site for more information and to check out some of the motivational work.
S2B3 was produced & edited by Manny and L.A.
ALL artwork on this site and for the Pod is by Luigi Gomez