I had the honor to sit down for an intimate chat with Marty Pavelich, an NHL legend from the Detroit Red Wings, one of the original six NHL teams. Marty was wearing his Stanley Cup ring when we spoke, and, as you will see in the excerpt of our full chat in the video above, at 90 years old Marty is vibrant and continues to care to be his best self every single day.
Marty Pavelich lives his life with high standards. He had, and continues to have, vision and ideas and knows how to go about executing them. He says: “I want to be the best as I can be as an individual. The best Self. I want to give you more than you paid for.”
Marty never wore a helmet, never had a concussion and grew up with guys who came back from the 2nd World War. During the time Marty was playing, there were no pension plans for professional hockey players– until he and other players started a players’ association.
This far-sightedness was typical for Marty, and although he had offers to keep playing past his prime, he retired from hockey at the age of 29 and chose the path less traveled. He said of himself: “I like this guy. I trust this guy. I believe in this guy.” This is the attitude that guided him to work for himself, and he started a Manufacturer’s Rep business in the automobile industry.
An avid skier, Marty enjoys martinis and living healthy with discipline. He shared how he takes accountability in still being a role model at 90.
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