Marquette Walker Initiative, Hard Work and God On the Road to Success

In this episode, Marquette Walker, a Sideline Reporter for ESPN and a Sales Development Representative for Barbour Orthopaedics and Spine, joined the Doc and the Block podcast to discuss his childhood and importance of hard work and perseverance in achieving success.

Walker is originally from Memphis and was raised by a single mom. He moved to Atlanta to attend school at Georgia State University and will be graduating in May 2024. However, Walker’s initial desire to leave Memphis was driven by the bad influences around him, on the podcast he explains how he could feel himself “changing for the worst.”

In order to move, he and his mom raised $10,000 with him working at Amazon and her working as a nail tech. At 19 years old, he and his mom were able to move to Atlanta where he applied for numerous jobs until he finally was able to get a job at Barbour Orthopaedics and Spine.

During the podcast, Walker explains how his mom and his faith in God helped guide him and keep him out of trouble, and that it is important to remember that “if you’re suffering, if you’re in pain, if you are in poor, it does not last forever. Unless you make it lasts forever. You have to keep going, you have to keep encouraging yourself, nobody is going to do it for you in the world.”

D&B Staff

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