My goal is to figure out the tips and tricks of professional football players and also to give you a glimpse into their personal and professional lives. In this episode, I talk to Angus Reid, Angus is a former centre with the BC Lions and current motivational speaker and author.
I love Angus’s stories about when he traveled to Germany or had to dodge beer cans at the Grey Cup but my favourite is when he talks about his near death experience, he gave me a different view of life. He talks about the importance of having a dream and working through whatever obstacles come in your way but in the end, not defining yourself by how you play on the football field but how you are as a person and a father. Angus used his experience in football as a base for other things. As a result I would call him successful, in all aspects of life and a mentor to me.
But without further ado I hope you enjoy!
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Selected Links From the Episode
Connect with Angus Reid:
Book: Thank You Coach: Learning How to Live, By Being Taught How to Play
Why We Need High School Football
Mastering the Skill of Trust
What he has learned from Tim Ferriss.
Morning routine and journalling.
Travelling to Germany to play football.
How old were you when you set the goal to play professionally?
Can you tell me about a time when something didn’t work out for you and you were disappointed at the time but now your grateful it turned out that way?
Who was your favourite coach?
What player did you pretend to be on the playground?
If you could put a message on a fortune cookie what would it say?
Why he chose to play O-line.
How he overcame the measurables needed to play O-line professionally.
How Angus made the decision to retire.
Who do you think about when you hear the word success?
Favourite memory as a player.
Can you tell me about your craziest or cutest fan moment?
How would you teach your younger self?
Best purchase he’s made under $150?