Brian Holloway was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round (19th overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft out of Stanford University. As a rookie in 1981, he started five of 16 games. In the strike-shortened 1982 NFL season, Holloway started 9 of 9 games as he became the starting left tackle.
Holloway was one of the most dominating offensive tackles in his era, as indicated in part by three Pro Bowl selections from 1983 to 1985. He went to play left offensive tackle with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1987 and 1988, then retired in 1989.
Endorsed by some of the biggest profiles and politics in sports, Brian started traveling the country speaking at 100’s of corporate events through the country talking about the “Mind of a Play Maker.”
Brian was very clear when he described addiction and recovery. He really feels that there is a softening of people. Brian is not a man who has ever made excuses for his losses or has gloated on his wins. In the interview, he’s clear about what he feels is the best approach to recovery.
Brian takes on the subject of recovery head-on, like he used to take on opponents on the football field. His opinions are strong and worth hearing.
In this episode we talk about:
- Levels of action to success
- Brian real thoughts on addiction
- Mind over matter
- There is nothing you can accomplish