Jesse Itzler

The Bus Ride

“We are only one idea away from changing the whole complexion of our life.”

“Never negotiate your goals.”

“Every chance you get to compliment a customer, prospect, mentor, whoever – you take it.”

“Never give your pain a voice.”

“The words you say create an environment in your head of what it is you are becoming.”

“We’ve got to work on our life resume vs our traditional resume.”

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About Jesse

Jesse Itzler only eats fruit until noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life “out of the box” actually, he doesn’t even have a box. He cofounded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest prepaid private jet card company in 2001, which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. He then partnered with Zico coconut water, which they sold to The Coca-Cola Company in 2013.

He is a former rapper on MTV and he produced and sang both the NBA’s Emmy Award-winning “I Love This Game” music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem “Go NY Go.” Itzler is also the author of Living With a SEAL (New York Times Bestseller , #1 LA Times, #1 Amazon, #1 iTunes audiobook) and Living With the Monks.

When he’s not out training for his next 100-mile run or being a dad, Jesse can be found at the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks games, where he is an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely and the couple and their four children live in Atlanta, Georgia.