Ep. 211 - A Purpose Worth Fighting For | Billy Huard and Bryan Ward
You might know Billy Huard as the guy who spent 7 years throwing down on the ice in the NHL, or as the corporate guy who spent over 23 years in the business world.
Today, he is on a mission to help you find your own purpose worth fighting for.
As a coach and author, here to spread the message that no matter how tough life gets…
From the heights of the NHL to the depths of alcoholism and back, Billy Huard has survived highs and lows that many people don’t.
And for that, he is eternally grateful.
To be honest, it’s been a wild ride.
Let me explain…
Playing professional hockey was a dream come true, and Billy was able to achieve incredible things during his years on the ice.
Billy’s career began in a tiny town in Ontario, Canada, where he first laced up his skates at the age of 5.
From that moment on, he was hooked.
Eventually, he found himself playing for amazing teams, like the Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings – living out his dream in the NHL.
Billy became known for his fighting skills on the ice as an enforcer.
He has fought the toughest players of his time and had one of the highest winning percentages in the heavyweight class in that era.
And while it was all part of the game he dedicated his life to it!
It wasn’t smooth sailing.
The truth was, Billy wasn’t wired to be violent at all. It wasn’t his nature.
But hi wanted to keep playing in the NHL, so he fought and fought on the ice until he barely recognized myself anymore.
Living life as someone he wasn’t took an incredible toll on Billy.
Off the ice, he faced his own demons.
Alcoholism, depression, anxiety – they were like opponents he couldn’t fight with his fists.
The years of hard hits and head injuries took a major toll, too on his body, brain, relationships, and life in general. He truly feels he is lucky to have made it out alive.
After retiring from hockey, Billy had to find his identity outside of professional sports.
It was one of the biggest challenges of his life. He eventually jumped into the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds and learned a lot about the ups and downs of business.
But his demons still followed him around until hit rock bottom.
After that, Billy decided to get serious about his life mental health and kick the negative habits that lingered for too long in his life, like alcoholism.
It’s been a long road, full of triumphs and struggles, but he came out of it thriving.
Now, Billy is all about spreading the message of hope and helping people confront the darkness and live a life of purpose.
Through Billy’s coaching and writing, he is omnipotent you to never give up on yourself, no matter what challenges you face.
Maybe you set out to do something in life that got twisted and tattered in, too.
Maybe you chased down a dream and you’re not as fulfilled as you expected to be.
Maybe you turned into someone you never wanted to be…
If any of that is ringing true, you’re in exactly the right place.
Billy is on a mission to help you find a purpose worth fighting for.
A life worth fighting for. Because rediscovering who you truly are and why you’re here is what brings everything back into the light.
He is here to show that with acceptance, perseverance, and unyielding determination, anything is possible. Billy is a walking, talking example of it.
So join Billy on this journey, and tackle life together!
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