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SAVED BY A BROTHER'S LOVE - MY FORGOTTEN SEASON IN GERMANY

March 23rd, 2018
With my older brother Bruce, playing for the Hamburg Bluedevils in 1999.

Sometimes things just go your way. For the last three years of my life, that hadn’t been the case. Then my brother Bruce came home for Christmas and in an instant, everything changed.

It was the winter of 1999. I hadn’t played football since the fall of ’95. Severe stomach issues had sidelined my dreams ...

THE POWER OF REALIZING THE TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE

March 5th, 2018
Lifting back in the day. The weight room has always been a comforting place for me.

“Can I help you?” It was said in the tone that you know you’ve been caught. Caught being somewhere you’re not supposed to be. It was also said with enough volume to ensure they notified everyone else in the room of your unwelcomed presence, further enhancing the awkward spotlight.

I had just st ...

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS START FROM A CHAMPIONSHIP VISION - SOMETIMES FIFTEEN YEARS EARLIER

March 1st, 2018
With Coach Farhan. A man I have the highest respect for. I would have loved the opportunity to have played for him at some point.

I love being around championship teams, especially High School ones. There’s something so pure about winning a High School Sports Championship that’s so enduring to me. There are no contract negotiations that are affected by it, or endorsement deals ...

STANDING FOR MORE THAN JUST WINNING GAMES - THE POWER OF CREATING AND COMMITTING TO CONDUCT STANDARDS

February 21st, 2018

Speaking at the Mouat All Athletes Forum.

It never fails to happen. Every single time I get brought to a school or event to keynote, motivate and inspire the crowd, it seems it’s always me who ends up coming away more motivated, educated and inspired. I’m so thankful for that.  Mouat High School just had me in to keynote their All Athletes Forum. It’s a yearly assembly to ...

THE VALUE OF DOING HARD THINGS

January 3rd, 2018

"Why 5:59?” – “Because it’s harder than starting at 6”  - - Coach Sean Leveroos

The benefit behind the benefit. Early morning workouts build more than just stronger bodies, they build stronger minds.

 

There’s a great scene in Rocky Balboa (aka Rocky 6) but you won’t find it in the standard movie. You have to dig and find the bonus scenes – do it, it’s worth it. ...

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