For some reason that I still haven’t figured out  yet, I decided to make a series on here where I recount the journey I went through making the “Move the Chains” book.

It’s been a long journey, but I’m excited about it.

I’ll be dropping some “behind the scenes” posts here and there as I reflect on what it was like to write a book.

My “first” book, in fact.

Today is part one.

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August 2011 - The journey began.  Unintentionally.

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Me (far left, the handsome one) and some of my teammates after my last college football game ever.

Just a normal day, starting my day off reading emails, as usual, when I check out one from a former college player, looking for some guidance.

Now I’m far from a celebrity, but I get a few emails here and there looking for help, and when I can, I love helping guys out, because it reminds me of the days when I myself felt kinda lost in the shuffle.

Knowing that you want to play pro, but not knowing how to pursue is not a good feeling.

Trust me.

But anyways, this guy played at a small school, and wasn’t that big of a pro prospect when his college career ended the previous year.

Just like my own story.

I like helping guys like this kid, but not just because I can relate.

But also because they often have a hard time finding representation, and I think everybody deserves some help and guidance, if they have the balls to shoot for their dream.

Now I get emails fairly often from guys looking for help, but for some reason, after I read his email, it hit me.

A little voice in my head said, “Make a book to help these guys, AG,” (or something like that).

“Heck yeah, no sweat,” I told the little voice.

(OK, I’ll stop trying to explain my inner-dialogue, before you start thinking I’m schizophrenic.)

 

Anyways, I had no clue what the hell I was getting myself into.

With English being one of my favorite subjects in college (even though I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Information Technology, go figure), I figured it would be easy.

Instead, that decision lead to a nine month journey filled with researching, writing, paying for editing (only to completely revamp the book after I paid the editor a “lot” of money), and a bunch of other crazy stuff that I’ll share in future editions of this series.

Stay tuned.

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> “Move the Chains” press release: New book for football players teaches how to be a professional athlete 

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