THANK YOU HIGH SCHOOL COACHES

December 3rd, 2017

“One coach will impact more young people in a year than the average person does in a lifetime.” – Billy Graham

With Coach Howie after a game my senior year in University. Still there supporting me long after my High School days.

By Angus Reid

I got a message the other day from my old high school position coach, seeing if I had time to meet up. Morning coffee was the offer. It has b ...

REMEMBER TO THANK YOUR PARENTS

November 8th, 2017
With my parents after winning the 2011 Grey Cup

 

So much credit gets given to athletes for their passion, dedication, and commitment to their sport. What is often forgotten are the parents behind the pro. No one ever does anything alone, and a closer look at most athletes’ life will usually find parents who put their children first and sacrificed greatly to see them succeed. 

I had ...

HOW TO HIRE A FORMER PRO ATHLETE - Part 2 of 2

November 3rd, 2017
Walking off the field for the last time - time to choose my next chapter

2. BUILDING TRUST

I called Chris back in about 2 hours, not wanting to sound desperate, but wanting to turn the tables a bit, hopefully catch him off guard. I had to put him through MY interview process. My wife was throwing me a big football retirement party THAT NIGHT. She was having it at my ol ...

HOW TO HIRE A FORMER PRO ATHLETE - Part 1 of 2

November 3rd, 2017
Getting a former athlete to choose your company as their next team

Man was I ever a fish out of water. A 300lb fish out of water at that. I sat there in my mismatched “business” clothes and tried to look and act as professional as possible. Doing my best to portray confidence and ability. truth is, at age of 37, sitting in my first job interview in 14 years, I was terrified. Why shou ...

WRITE YOUR FANS BACK - IT MATTERS, HEROES MATTER

November 3rd, 2017
Dave Rimington was my football hero and the man I modeled my play after.


In the spring of 1999, I was at a real crossroads in my still very young life. I was twenty-two years old and trying to build the confidence needed to muster up a football comeback. I had missed the previous three college football seasons with a severe stomach illness that had left me 75lbs lighter, three years weak ...

EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT FAN APPRECIATION I LEARNED FROM A BOX OF MARS BARS

October 24th, 2017
Ron Putzi celebrates after winning the 1988 BC Boys Basketball Championship with the Richmond Colts


By Angus Reid

We all had heroes growing up. People we could look up to, admire and strive to be like. They hopefully set an example for what we could achieve, but more importantly how we should act and behave. If you were lucky, you had such a hero. Someone who not only excelled at yo ...