Raymond “Razor” Matz Jr. is a three-time world champion with Team USA’s Roller Hockey Team. Apart from the skating rink, he has had a remarkable trajectory in the world of business as well. He began his first business, a landscaping business, at the age of 19. Today, he dedicates his time to reaching fathers and husbands through his professional one-on-one coaching at Game Changing Dads and public speaking career.
3 Big Takeaways:
- Dreams are not confined by age. In the words of Raymond, he was a “late bloomer”. As a young boy, Raymond’s dream was to be a professional NHL player. His dream of playing ice hockey did not materialize itself. However, at the age of 27, he became a part of Team USA’s roller hockey team.
- Sports are great platforms in which kids and teens can learn some valuable life lessons. Whether it be through loosing a game or his teeth, Raymond says that sports were formative for him, teaching him valuable life. “Sports,” he says, “taught me to never give up.”
- Whether you are aware of it or not, people are watching you. As a coach to fathers, Raymond is constantly reminding his mentees how influential they really are. From co-workers to kids to friends, people are watching all of us. Even though we probably may not know it, others are learning from us.
Some questions I ask:
- What’s the story behind the “Razor” nickname ? (6:23)
- How was it like for you running your first business at the age of 18? (14:43)
- How do you see family life and our professional lives intersecting? (34:50)
Sneak Peak of More:
- Childhood Hockey Dreams in the Streets of Philadelphia (2:03)
- Becoming a Part of Team USA’s Roller Hockey Team (7:40)
- The Values and Merits of Sports (11:48)
- Why Raymond is So Passionate about Kids (41:09)
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