Alex Hult is a restauranteur and professional Hockey player. He is the founder and CEO of the Flights Restaurant Group. Hult retired from playing pro Hockey in 2009 after a knee injury, a dark period that showed him to a different path. He started a restaurant business in 2013 and with perseverance and hard work, he is now recognized as a legend in the industry.

Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like? Did you have any particular experiences/stories that shaped your adult life?

I grew in Sweden. All I did was play hockey haha.

What is something you wish you would’ve realized earlier in your life?

Nothing I can think of.

What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?

Anything that’s a short cut. There is no such.

Tell me about one of the darker periods you’ve experienced in life. How you came out of thing it and what you learned from it?

Work hard and you always get lucky in the end. Never give up.

What is one thing that you do that you feel has been the biggest contributor to your success so far?

I don’t accept to not be successful. I put in the work no matter what.

What is your morning routine?

Protein shake and a couple of hours with my little children. They sleep when I get home so that’s my time with them.

What habit or behavior that you have pursued for a few years has most improved your life?

Work hard never give up. Don’t take no for an answer.

What are your strategies for being productive and using your time most efficiently?

Kevin Compton thought about how to manage my time using my phone’s calendar to the fullest. It’s been a huge help.

What book(s) have influenced your life the most? Why?

The Bible. My mother thought me to treat others the way I want to be treated. I don’t read books in general. Can’t remember a book since lord of the ring when I was a teenager.

Do you have any quotes you live by or think of often?

My wife says “If we all do a little we can accomplish a lot.”