This Successful Tennis Pro and Entrepreneur Demonstrates 5 Ways Pressure Is Your Best Friend for Success

YPO member Gregg Hill loves pressure. In fact he calls it his “secret weapon” – and he’s experienced plenty of it. At only 9 years old, Hill left his home and family to live full time at Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy. He attended the academy with tennis champions like Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, and Monica Seles, and was doubles partners with Tommy Haas. That’s enough pressure for a lifetime, but Hill wasn’t done. When injuries forced him out of the sport he loved, he was determined not to let that be the end of his successes. Even though he had to restart from nothing, he approached business with the same fervor he had tennis. He became an entrepreneur, developing real estate projects with Hill Gray Seven, founding H&S Capital Group, and becoming involved in Frustum, a generative design software.

In tennis and in business, Hill learned to take pressure and transform it into many opportunities for success. Learn Hill’s tips on making pressure work for you.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.