When I first moved to Ottawa, one of the businesses I started was momondays Ottawa. One of the first people to reach out and ask about speaking at a momondays was Mark Hatfield. Mark shared the story of how he reached his goal to play in the NFL, sharing the motivation that got him through rejection, injury and set backs to reach his ultimate goal. Over the year that I did momondays, without question it was one of my favorite stories and still touches me every time I hear it. Here is a story from CTV that shares Mark’s story.
Aside from Mark’s work as a fireman and a speaker, he is a comedian and hosts a regular show at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa on Friday nights, aptly called Mark Hatfield’s Friday Night. You can also check out his podcast “The Hatfield Trip” and his Far From Famous vlog.