Never give up the pursuit of your purpose

Frank V. Fiume II is a pioneer in the franchise industry and the founder of i9 Sports—the nation’s leading franchisor of youth leagues and camps. In his new book, Running with My Head Down, Frank shares his inspirational story of his search for purpose and meaning.

Frank Fiume
Running With My Head Down: An Entrepreneur's Story of Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose

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Have you ever wondered how it REALLY feels to make it as an entrepreneur?

In Frank’s book, Running With My Head Down, he shares the inside story of how he built i9 Sports from the ground up. It’s a story of perseverance and constant evolution – both for him personally and his business. Frank is grateful that he found and followed his purpose, and his hope is that his story can ignite a spark inside you to find the courage to do the same.

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Praise for
Running With My Head Down

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Kevin Harrington

Original shark investor from the hit TV show Shark Tank, inventor of the infomercial, and best-selling author

“In his first book, Frank hits a home run, offering invaluable business lessons for entrepreneurs who want to create financial independence and a happy life.”

Dr. Alan Shelton

Author of Transforming Burnout and Life Beyond Burnout

“I am so impressed with Frank Fiume’s incredible and inspiring story. He found and followed several ‘secrets for success’ to overcome obstacles and find fulfillment. I highly recommend it for anyone who dreams big!”

Glenn Plaskin

New York Times best-selling author

“Frank’s new book transports you from Yankee Stadium into the ‘stadium’ of life! You won’t soon forget this story about the quest for purpose and what it takes to make it a reality.”

Christopher Salem

CEO of CRS Group Holdings and EFA Movement

“Love this book immensely as true success is defined by one’s purpose in life and the perseverance to get there. Frank is as transparent as it gets where any leader can relate too.”

Brian Scudamore

Founder & CEO 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and O2E Brands

“Frank is a smart entrepreneur! I love when entrepreneurs become aware of their limitations and figure out how to leapfrog over them. Read Running with My Head Down and I’m certain you’ll learn a ton from Frank’s story of passion and perseverance!”

Ajay K. Gupta

Chief Investment Strategist, Creative Planning

“Frank’s inspiring story demonstrates what’s possible when you live by the motto “A life of no regrets.” I’m so proud of what’s he achieved and more importantly how he’s contributed to helping the lives of others. This book is a must read!”

Mark Siebert

CEO, The iFranchise Group

“To start and succeed in business is no easy task. However, to not only franchise your idea, but to also be the first in your industry to do so is nothing short of spectacular. Frank’s book is a must-read for any entrepreneur aspiring to franchise their business!”

Tiffany Wright

The Resourceful CEO

“I really liked this book because so many, many times, we hear only of the raging success stories. We so rarely hear about the deep, significant, potentially soul-crushing setbacks and struggles that are such a part of so many successful entrepreneurs’ stories.”

Joe Mathews

CEO, Franchise Performance Group

“Frank is an “everyman” entrepreneurial success story. While he is very smart, he didn’t make it because he is the smartest guy in the room. Frank isn’t fearless. He just doesn’t let fear get in the way of taking action. Frank isn’t flawless. He slams into guardrails, but he doesn’t go over them… Read More

“Frank is an “everyman” entrepreneurial success story. While he is very smart, he didn’t make it because he is the smartest guy in the room. Frank isn’t fearless. He just doesn’t let fear get in the way of taking action. Frank isn’t flawless. He slams into guardrails, but he doesn’t go over them. Frank wins because he is passionate about his product, cares about people, and he hustles. One day my dad criticized me as a kid because my baseball uniform was too clean. He said, “If you aren’t dirty, you didn’t try hard enough.” Frank wins because Frank goes home dirty. Read this book, because you can learn from his success formula.” Read Less

About Frank Fiume

Frank Fiume Author

Frank has learned a great deal about business and life through his own entrepreneurial journey, and he is excited to share those lessons with you. Learn more about Frank’s background and experience as a founder and business owner in the sports franchise business, and how he might be able to help you on your own odyssey.

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October 10

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