The Comeback Project

Written by Carl Hutchings author of The Soccer Millionaire Mindset.

As I look back on my soccer career I realise winning was all about 2 main key points, Mindset and Strategies, this is the same as what my millionaire mentors told me, to become wealthy in the real world we have to be a master in both these two key areas.

Like a game of poker, winning is a mind-game that includes careful planning and cunning execution of strategy.

Now most people just want to know the strategies but what they fail to realise is that these two points go hand in hand, there is no point one without the other, that’s like your manager telling you just go out there and win a game but not giving you any knowledge on how to.

During my soccer career I managed to make a lot of money, I had all the strategies I needed, money wasn’t a problem, I was earning around 70,000

90,000K a year at the age of 23, I was good at what I did on the pitch, I trained hard and listened to what the manager told me.

Unfortunately and like a lot of young soccer players playing today, I did not have the mindset for dealing with the money, I had the mindset for becoming a good soccer player but not the mindset for dealing with its rewards.

If I had know then that the Mindset of a millionaire was the same just applied in a different way and in different areas, I would be a Multi Millionaire by now.

Without the mindset learning the strategies is a true waist of time,

You only have to look at the statistics with the lottery winners to see this, they say that eight out of every ten winners of over one million pounds end up broke and more unhappy than ever within 18 months of winning. My mentor ALWAYS TOLD ME The Mindset is 80% and strategies only 20% in the journey to becoming a millionaire and staying a Millionaire.

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futbol en las calles

futbol en las calles

As a kid , You are always answering this question to those around you.

“What are you gonna be when u grow up??”.

My instant thought and answer to this question was to be a soccer player and at that time i was only 5 years old.

It was 1982 and I was 3 years old, growing up in Mexico where it lives, breeds and eats futbol.

That year the World Cup was held in Spain and I remember watching my first ‘partido de futbol’ Argentina vs Brasil.

I was literally standing inches away from the TV, totally captivated by one player on the field wearing the number 10 jersey while my family members including my dad and uncles were begging me to move so they could also watch the game. One thing i didnt really pay attention to.

Suddenly the ref pulls out a red card and my hero was sent off from the game and i wondered .

As he walked off the field i heard the name “Maradona” , That was his name.

From that moment I found an unexplainable passion towards the ball and started kicking and playing by myself inside the house . In the backyard . On the streets and wherever I went, there I was glued to my soccer ball.

Kindergarden and preschool to me was about identifying with somebody who wanted to play as bad as I wanted to and it wasn’t a success so I ended up playing alone by myself in the yard, which categorized me as the lonely kid with no friends…

Kids at that age when i was growing up were usually into other things like coloring , drawing , playing marbles , cars  and cartoons or other things but the game of Soccer. Most of the kids who were as close as passionate as me about the game were all years older than me and it was not easy to earn your way in their circle.

To be continued…

I truly believe that you can achieve any goal you set for yourself in this lifetime.

You need a masterplan, pure dedication, hard work and executing your plan with a lot of patience in mind.

We all do have the power to inspire , teach and leave a legacy behind.

Its not luck what makes you or breaks you. Most people are used to blaming success in certain individuals to good luck.

Reality is that you create your own destiny and I will use my own life experiences as an example to prove it.

I will fast forward to the time of my injury now.

After my injury I became very angry, impatience , bitter and unmotivated towards the game.

I had never prepared myself mentally to face a possible injury, so when it happened i totally went down with it.

The negative psychological effect due to this unexpected injury and the lack of support and guidance at the time in my life combined turned the love and passion that i had for the game into pain, forgetfulness, i could say almost hate and i developed a careless attitude towards anything that had to do with the beautiful game of  “Soccer, Futbol, Football”.

As an escape started to use the socializing and nightclubs and parties, drinking, smoking, fast pace living, raves etc… to forget about my principal dream and undisputed destiny. but still nothing could fill the emptiness inside of me.

The only thing that could cure my severe depression and self hate and anger towards myself was the music.

To be continued…

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