We had the pleasure today of interviewing Ray Newland former professional goalkeeper turned business owner
Ray came from a very poor background but with the love and support of his family even though times were very hard back then he went on to become a “trainee” goalkeeper and his career took off
You will hear in this interview how a final training ground injury when he was just 28 started a whole new adventure
We and just about every guest we have interviewed will talk about that “trigger point” that led to a new adventure and that’s exactly what happened to Ray after his injury
He began coaching for free and in 2011 be stared Just4Keepers goalkeeper training schools which today is the largest global school in the world operating in more than 28 countries and 5 continents with over 10,000 parents trusting J4K by bringing their child to their weekly classes. That’s quite an achievement we’re sure you’ll agree!
His “goal” today (sorry for the pun) is to continue to grow that business and support football education as well as to help other pro athletes and entrepreneurs to develop their own sports brand
He’s clearly been a student of our perfect avatar training!
He now writes on the topic of mental strength and self help drawing on his experience and knowledge
One of our favourites is this : How To Become A Goal Achiever
How to become a Goal Achiever is about the success traits of not only writing down your goals, but more importantly hitting them.Sadly, for most people they never hit their goals and for the most part it is not their fault because they have never been taught to write down their goals properly.So How to become a Goal Achiever and not just another goal setter, is my personal blue print that has helped me achieve my dream of becoming a professional goalkeeper (soccer), helped me build a substantial property business, helped me write a series of books that sell all around the work and that also helped me build the biggest business in my sports niche
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We were blessed to meet Ray and his wife in 2015 when they attended a training event we were running in London and not only did they become clients but firm friends and we continue to support and work together to this day
He’s got a new podcast due to launch so watch out for that as knowing Ray it will be educational, fun and entertaining
We rather liked when checking into Wikipedia during our research that he has a rather unusual claim to fame having unofficially broken the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of best men at his wedding in 2014 – 147! All were his current goal keeper students at the time
We hope you enjoyed the interview and that you too are inspired to think about what your knowledge, experience and past career might bring to others and give you joy in your retirement… as well of course as an income to continue your endeavours
To find out more about Ray and his adventures go to RayNewland.com
Thanks for joining us and we look forward to seeing you on our next podcast and webshow
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