Most of you already know me and what I’m about but I’d like to share with you a story that hopefully will help you get to know me better and help you understand how and why I got into this profession.
My origin story if you will.
While I was studying kinesiology at York University I had a part time job at a Benjamin Moore paint store. In fact, I was there for so long that if you go into that store now and tell them Mike sent you, you’ll most likely get a discount (the Dixie and Dundas location in Mississauga).
Back to the story …
One day at work, I saw a business card by the computer which had the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto FC logos on it. I asked around and was told this was a new customer who works with the Raptors and was coming back the next day to pick up his paint.
Being a huge Raptors fan, I was determined to “bump into” him. The next day I did not take a lunch. I did not take my eyes off of the front counter. I made it my mission to meet and talk to him.
And I succeeded!
Turns out he was the athletic therapist for the Raptors. We chatted for a bit, he told me all about athletic therapy and that there was a program at York, as I helped him with his paint.
That summer I applied to the program at York but unfortunately did not get in. It was not until my second try that I had made it in.