I played a lot of sports in high school, and I was pretty good.
I received a scholarship to play basketball for the local University. I started in my freshman year and I had more assists than any other freshman in team history. I had a record scoring season during my sophomore and junior year. Unfortunately, I drank too much and partied hard. I had plenty of chances, and I blew them all. I lost my scholarship during my senior year, and I blew my only chance to ever make it to the NBA. I don’t know if I could have made the draft, but I messed up and I will never know the truth. I never got a chance to finish my degree, but I had to find something to do. I went to work with my dad. He has a small commercial heating company. My dad started out as a plumber, and he learned how to work on small heating problems. Eventually, my dad decided to start a commercial company that focused on heating problems. My dad is very successful, and I was lucky that he gave me a chance, when I messed up. I enjoy working in the commercial heating business, but I feel like my dreams never came true. I have a lot of regrets, and I can never go back and do things different. My wife and I always tell our kids to follow their dreams and never give up. Even though they are only 10 and 12, I want them to succeed. It’s important to instill good life habits now, so they don’t make the same mistakes that I did.