By Mike Bernard
I may have been born to play hockey. Seriously.
Growing up, hockey was so much a part of the culture that I can’t even remember a time before I had skates on my feet. At 3, I was on the ice. At 11, I was playing competitively. The high school in my hometown was (and I think still is) the only school in Michigan to have its own on-campus ice rink, and I was on the ice at all times. By my senior year of high school, I was one of the team’s captains, and we made it to the state finals. (We lost a close one 2-0, and I’m still getting over it!) I played in college and was working toward playing professionally until a career-ending injury put me permanently on the sidelines. Even today, hockey is still a big part of who I am—and it’s definitely part of how I think.
It’s probably no surprise that when I sat down with Derrick and Kate last week, I used a hockey analogy to talk about investing. It certainly wasn't the first time.