Interview with Andre Pegues
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
My parents have been a great source of inspiration for me always. They both loved sports. My father was a collegiate basketball player at the NCAA and my mother was a track letter-winner so since my childhood, I have also been greatly interested in sports.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Since sports is a career field that requires you to be physically very active, I would recommend others in this field to take care of their health. It is important to take short breaks and make sure that you do not tire your body more than it can withstand as you need the energy to play properly.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I think my parents have been the greatest support. They have always encouraged me and motivated me to move forward. Then, of course, my coaches have also helped me a lot when I’m practicing and guided me very well.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Sports are a form of escape for many people from their routine daily work and people all around the world enjoy watching sports in their free time. So, I try to give my best performance so that the game would be interesting and fun for them to watch. This way, I can bring smiles to their faces and I think that is one of the ways to bring goodness to the world.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell
I love this quote because it is so relevant and relatable to my career. On days when I don’t feel motivated enough, I remind myself of this and it gets me motivated to work harder to make my dreams come true.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
They can support me on my Instagram account @_iamandrepegues_.