My name is Coach and I want to get real with you for a minute.
I’ve always dreamed big, wanted to make something of my life, and deeply cared about people.
However, as a kid I suffered emotionally in a major way. I always felt like the dumbest person in class.
I was tall, skinny, goofy looking, constantly made fun of and never felt I had any real friends until later in high school.
Reading was a major challenge for me. I couldn’t comprehend and read out loud what I saw in books. I was in the bottom of my class academically, insecure, and looking for ways to fit in.
There were many moments I didn’t understand why I was born; I was bullied, picked last in sports, and experienced constant tension at home.
My parents got divorced, my brother did jail time for 4 years, I was sexually abused by a man when I was 5, and remember many times saying to school teachers, principals and my parents that I wish I were dead.
Our mind and emotions play tricks on us when we feel we have no purpose or vision, community or contribution in life. And when I started seeking information and inspiration on how to create a better life for myself, that’s when everything started to change for the better.
I put all of this negative and lonely energy into my dream of being a professional athlete, and one day, an Olympian. I went on to play Arena Football for one season, but a career ending injury shattered my identity. I didn’t know who I was without sports.
You are love. The Coach
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