From a childhood dream to Major League reality
I grew up around a majestic place called Yankee Stadium where my father was an All Star pitcher for the New York Yankees. Dad had great teammates like Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Thurman Munson and Yogi Berra being his first manager. Growing up in that environment inspired me to dream of following in Dads footsteps and playing major league baseball. My dream came to life in the form of a goal where I became obsessed about seeing it through. My mother and father were huge influences on my life. They believed in pursuing your dreams. I can still remember my Dad saying, “Whatever you decide to do, give it everything you have and be the best that you can possibly be.”
I can still remember my Dad saying, “Whatever you decide to do, give it everything you have and be the best that you can possibly be.”
Playing in the big leagues was a massive goal. The percentages were highly against me ever making it. I never gave into the percentages, I knew it was possible and if it was possible then I knew I could make it. I became a major leaguer at the age of 22 in 1988 with the Toronto Blue Jays. I failed my way through 15 seasons where I landed on 3 World Championship Teams. Yes, I said failed. Failing is a huge part of success. I learned some incredible lessons in my journey playing major league baseball. I had some of the greatest coaches and mentors along the way. I played with some of the most gifted athletes in the world and I had a front row seat to their goals, mindsets, training, failures and successes. I learned something from each and every one of them that helped shape my career and life.
Life After Baseball
After baseball I went into the business world. I worked for a wall street firm for almost 5 years before launching my own investment fund. Once again, I was surrounded by incredible business talent. Today I’m building a global marketing business with some of the brightest entrepreneurs I have ever been around.
“It is my desire to inspire people to dream again like when we were children”
In life, baseball, and business I’ve had both failures and great success. I’ve learned from the best. By the way, I continue to learn and strive to get better everyday. For this reason I am here to help you. It is my desire to inspire people to dream again like when we were children. To guide you through the ups and downs of life. Yes you will fall but it’s getting back up every time that counts.