Danica Patrick Discusses Racing, Risk and The Sport of Entrepreneurship

Published on December 18, 2018

It all started with a 10-year-old girl taking laps in the go kart her parents bought her; she loved the “instant gratification,” of beating her previous lap times.

Danica Patrick waits in line to qualify for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500

“You can create your own reality in your own world in your own emotions and feelings and surroundings you’re in control of that and so life is what you make it.”
-Danica Patrick

From that point, Danica Patrick has become one of the most recognizable professional athletes in the world, and has driven in both the Indy Racing League and NASCAR’s Cup Division; not to mention she’s the only woman to win the pole position (first starting spot) at the Great American Race, the Daytona 500.

Patrick’s name has been synonymous with company for which she has been a spokesperson for many years, GoDaddy.

She has appeared in a record 14 Super Bowl Commercials, 13 for GoDaddy.

“I love the way that my life has evolved into feeling like its hard to tell what’s work and what’s not.”
-Danica Patrick

Danica was named to TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” list, has graced the cover of ESPN: The Magazine, Sports Illustrated and TV Guide.

As the 36-year-old has moved away from racing, she has taken quickly to her new sport of entrepreneurship; the fast paced world of racing has been replaced by the high stakes world of business.

She’s currently the owner of Somnuim Wine, Creator of the Warrior Clothing line and in 2017 authored the book Pretty Intense.

Danica Patrick sits down with me, Jeremy Ryan Slate, on the latest episode of the Create Your Own Life Show.

Jeremy Ryan Slate a Contributing Editor at Grit Daily. Based in New Jersey, he is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Show, a podcast that studies world-class performers. He studied literature at Oxford University, and is a former champion power lifter turned new-media entrepreneur. Specializes in using podcasting and new media to create celebrity and was ranked #1 in iTunes New and Noteworthy and #26 in the business category. Jeremy was named one of the top 26 podcast for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2017 by CIO Magazine and Millennial Influencer to follow in 2018 by Buzzfeed.  The Create Your Own Life Podcast has been downloaded over one million times.

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