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Whatever It Takes with Raymond “Razor” Matz Jr.

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Raymond Matz

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.

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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.”
  3. 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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