Today’s guest is Andy Ramage. Andy is a former professional soccer player, who following an injury which cut short his career, went on to co-create two multimillion-dollar city brokerages. But after achieving traditional “success” Andy was left feeling...
Today’s guest is Andy Ramage. Andy is a former professional soccer player, who following an injury which cut short his career, went on to co-create two multimillion-dollar city brokerages. But after achieving traditional “success” Andy was left feeling broken. He was unfit, unhealthy, overweight, stressed and unhappy. Andy believed there had to be another way to be successful while staying super fit, healthy, maintaining a happy home life and doing it with a smile on his face. So, 10 years ago Andy went on an adventure to study the art of behavioral change and elite performance. The techniques Andy uncovered transformed his mind, body, business and most importantly his relationships. Perhaps the key to it all for Andy though was when he decided to stop drinking alcohol. By quitting alcohol, he found it easier to eat healthy, exercise more, have better relationships and found more time in the day, every day. Inspired, Andy firstly co-founded a world-leading behavioral change platform (OYNB) OneYearNoBeer.com which is a 28,90 or 365-day alcohol-free challenge, inspiring over 100,000 people to transform their relationship with alcohol. And his latest venture, Seneca Performance is revolutionizing corporate wellness through its unique mind, body and lifestyle management program for elite business professionals. In this interview, we get into Andy’s time as a professional soccer player, his career as an oil broker, his journey of studying behavioral change and elite performance, and One Year No Beer.
00:03:07 Growing up in East London
00:04:55 Aspirations to become a pro soccer player
00:10:05 Talent vs. mental toughness
00:12:11 Position he played in soccer
00:12:27 Biggest takeaways from playing pro soccer
00:14:00 His career ending injury
00:17:20 Transitioning out of pro soccer and ending up in banking
00:21:26 Role of an oil broker
00:23:41 Drinking as part of his banking career
00:28:50 Did he ever talk to anyone about what he was going through during banking?
00:30:24 What he focused on initially to transform his health & wellbeing
00:33:06 How he entertained banking clients without drinking
00:37:02 The genesis of OneYearNoBeer (OYNB)
00:42:24 OYNB overview
00:44:01 Who is OYNB for?
00:44:57 Effective strategies for people to maintain strong social lives without drinking
00:47:32 Why describe OYNB as a behavioral change platform?
00:49:06 The compound interest of drinking
00:51:17 Quitting alcohol gives you time back
00:53:23 What he wants to accomplish 5 years from now
00:55:47 Books that have made a significant impact on his life
00:56:52 His daily routine
00:58:12 His driving force
00:59:08 Parting words of wisdom around evaluating your relationship with alcohol