I know you’ve been waiting for it, so without further ado here is the final part of The 10 Best Things at Endeavor!
5. The connections. Before working at Endeavor, I really didn’t know many people in the industry, and sure enough pretty much no one knew who I was. After a couple months, Kevin Neeld pushed me into starting my own blog, and I didn’t really know back then why he was being insistent on it. Fast forward 2 and half years, and now I understand. Sure it’s cool because you get to share your knowledge, but most importantly it puts your name out there and allows you to create you contacts within the field. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m far from being the most knowledgeable guy out there even though sharing my knowledge is the original intent. But getting in touch so many like-minded people is the main reason why I keep doing it. My internet presence combined with attending seminars and the help of Kevin, who has introduced me to so many smart people in the business, are another reason why Endeavor was so awesome to me.
4. The Road Trips. I mentioned on #6 that it was nice to host seminars because you didn’t have to travel, but quite honestly there’s something about road trips that I just love! It does take a beating on you to spend 8, 10, 12 hours in the car in one day, but when you have good company, good music, decent weather, and the appropriate amount of stimulants road trips are A LOT of fun.
We always end up having great discussions, and it always does great to take my mind off of whatever is stressing me out, kinda like a mini-vacation. Over the last 3 years we made road trips to Raleigh, Youngstown (OH), Chicago, Wilkes-Barre (PA), North Jersey, Baltimore, and Boston (on multiple occasions). It’s been a blast, and definitely one of the best memories I keep from Endeavor….especially the one time we challenged Matt Siniscalchi to find beer at 1 in the morning (if you know him just ask him to tell you the story!).
3. The Learning. Since I started working in this field it’s always been clear to me that continuing education had to be a top priority in order to keep getting better and be successful. I always had that at heart and was always reading and attending seminars. But honestly it’s not like I was hunting for continuing education opportunities; whenever I came across something that seemed interesting, I would buy it (or attend in the case of a nearby seminar). But oh did I step up my game when I started at Endeavor! I started learning at a much faster rate than I ever had. At this point these days, I feel bad when one day goes by and I didn’t read something to help me get better. Being surrounded by hungry like-minded coaches, and especially sharing an office with Kevin who’s more dedicated than anybody I know at learning new stuff, helped me kick my game up a couple notches.
2. The Athletes. My experience at Endeavor would not be complete without the hundreds of unbelievable athletes I’ve had the chance to coach in the last 3 years. There wasn’t many athletes walking through our door who weren’t extremely dedicated and focused on becoming a better (insert sport) player. There is a big camaraderie component that was developed with all of them over time. And thanks to them I will forever be famous for the “chest up” and “belly tight” coaching cues inside the walls of Endeavor (mostly because of my French-Canadian accent), as you can hear at the beginning of the following video:
And finally, as number one……(drum roll)
1. The Staff. This is the main reason why Endeavor as been such an unbelievable experience for me. From day one when I moved to a new country to pursue my dream, the guys at Endeavor made me feel at home. They have been there for me and helped every step of the way into integrating myself to this new job, and really a new life. If it wasn’t for them, I would not be where I am today. Through fun times or tough times, with this crew that has always been wayyy more like friends than they ever been colleagues, I have shared everything. Road trips, seminars, after-hour “meetings”, Halloween parties, Christmas parties, the ups and downs of building a business, the playoff beards, etc; it’s been a blast. I will never be thankful enough for what they did for me. They will be friends forever. Thanks for all the memories guys!
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