Interview with TK Parker


Interview with TK Parker

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I have been playing baseball for as long as I could walk on my own feet. The sport is not just a game for me but rather a crucial part of my life. Ever since a very young age, everyone around me and I could feel this passion that I had for the sport which I feel has only grown with time.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

As baseball like any other highly competitive sport is very tough on any player, I understand how easy it is for people to burn out with time. I would only advise them to remember why they are playing the sport in the first place and to remember their passion for it. This makes all the difference for me.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

I would always associate my success in baseball with my high school baseball coach. He is one of those people in my life that not only recognized but also shared the passion and admiration that I have for the sport. He acted like a father to me in a time when I didn’t even realize I needed that in my life.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I try my very best to put all of myself in every game and every practice session that I am a part of. I fully believe that if a person plays with honesty and passion, they can create a connection with their team, their opponent’s team, and even the people watching. I try my best to support and encourage baseball as much as it is possible.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

My favorite life lesson would be a very simple phrase, “nobody cares, work harder.” I live my life by it because it is simple, short, honest, and real. The truth is that nobody really cares and it is up to you to make or break your life. To live a good life, you need to work hard.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Anyone can follow me on my Instagram and Twitter accounts at the handles @ttkparker.