We had the good fortune of connecting with Coach Dom Costa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Coach Dom, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Discipline!!! I don’t control a lot in my life but I can’t control myself! It is a daily struggle. It is a moment to moment struggle! It is worth it though!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I recently retired from 37 years of teaching with the Los Angeles unified school district. People often tell me thank you for your service but I am entirely grateful to the young people that helped make me a better human being with my daily contact with them over the four decades. Teaching life pays the bills but my different side hustles helped my family become more financially stable and helped add some fun adventures! One regular side hustle is metal recycling. Because I have done it so long and have spread the word on lots of different social media, I don’t really have to drive around to search and pick it up. People call me to help them solve a problem by removing it and I simply drive it in to the scrap yard twice or more times a week. Another side hustle is books recycling, re-distributing, and selling books on Amazon. Many estate sellers call me to pick up either for free or for a low price all the books at an estate sale and from there I get the books back out into the world or get them donated to charity or finally recycled. These 2 side hustles keep me busy and are lots of fun as well as profitable!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
COVID-19 has really limited what I would do with my out-of-town guests to the Los Angeles area sadly! From my city of San Pedro base I would venture out to our fine beaches along our California coast that are somewhat uncrowded due to our current condition. I can order in many fine meals from my town of San Pedro.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without a doubt it is my wife Pam of the past 31 years! There is absolutely no way I have attempted and accomplished any big task without her support and background help!
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