42 minutes | Oct 13th 2020

Footy, Fatherhood and Business, with Paul Salmon

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Today I chat with AFL legend, Paul Salmon (a.k.a. The Big Fish), who played 324 games with Essendon and Hawthorn. His football achievements include 561 goals, two premierships, three All Australians and selection in the Hawthorn Team Of The Century and the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He is also a successful entrepreneur, businessman, husband and father of three, who is about to become a grandfather. In this interview, we discuss football, business, marriage, fatherhood and his son’s struggles with mental health, which has been the inspiration for Paul’s latest business venture.What you’ll learnThe early days, being recruited to Essendon at 15Why his knee injury was one of the best things that happened to himWhich is the more difficult task – ruckman or full-forward?Paul’s business ventures including gyms, travel, hospitality and tech companiesLessons he learned from football that apply to fatherhoodHis son’s battle with mental illness and how they got through it as a familyHis new venture to create a mood monitoring technology to track mental healthMore informationShow notes for this episode are available at https://thedadtrain.com/30 
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