Last March Dan Nelms played his last game in a Davidson College Basketball uniform. This final game marked the end of the passion he had pursued for 8 years.

But beyond college, what was a college athlete to do?

“I always knew I wanted to start my own business afterwards,” he told me, “but with a liberal arts degree it was up to me choose what field to pursue.”

He sat down, gave it some thought, then wrote his first line of code his senior year of college. He had never taken a computer science course before, but since September he has written every line of code, the business plan, and the marketing plan for his first business.

Amzini, a social media navigator, launched its beta version on March 21, 2011.

“That certainly would have been difficult to perceive that at the end of my basketball career one year ago!” he admits.

So going from a stretching lay-up to a stretching business experience, Dan is well on his way to a new life.

Inspiring, isn’t it? Remember: I had never done an Excel chart before the chance arose to prove I could do it. We can do it. Sometimes all we need is the opportunity to try something new.

What are you resisting that is calling you? Don’t think you can do it? Think again. If Dan or I or any of our daily stretchers can do it, so can you!

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