Former Springbok Pierre Spies is keeping the faith after hanging up his boots

Former Springbok Pierre Spies is keeping the faith after hanging up his boots

- The former Springbok is a deeply devout Christian and is currently studying theology

- He hopes to make a real difference in people's lives by giving motivational talks

- Spies draws on his own personal experiences to help convey his message

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

Instead of settling into a quiet life after playing at the highest level of rugby and jet-setting across the world, former Springbok Pierre Spies is putting all of his efforts into making a difference in peoples lives.

Spies is currently studying theology which and as a deeply committed Christian he is putting his faith to good use by helping people as a motivational speaker and life coach drawing from his own experiences.

READ ALSO: Clash of the Titans: Who did it better Cristiano Ronaldo or Sibusiso Zuma?

He focuses on how good ethics can reinforce everything in a person's life, both private and in their work.

“It’s amazing to see how what I have learned on my life’s journey thus far can have a positive impact on the corporate landscape,” says Spies. “The fact that I can share my story and the experiences that have moulded me into the man I am today and use them to help others reach their life goals, change their mindsets and inspire team spirit is a blessing, and one I am eternally grateful for,” he adds. “It’s a gift I am compelled to pay forward.”

Spies leads by example in his talks and touches on themes such as family, friends and unconditional love.

“Sharing love within a home is the best part of being a husband and father,” says Spies. “Seeing yourself reflected in your children is an absolute privilege, but also a huge responsibility as you are instrumental in building the next generation.”

READ ALSO: Incredibly touching song launched in honour of Mandela

Spies hopes to make a real difference in people's lives and regards his new career as a calling and enjoys being able to help people.

“It’s about realising your true potential and changing lives for the better,” he says. “If I can inspire others to see themselves and the world around them in a new and better light, then I am fulfilling my own potential and leaving a lasting legacy that is so much more than numbers on a scoreboard,” he adds.

Chances are that you have heard of Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, two of the richest people in the world, but can you name one of Africa's top 5 richest men? We have compiled this amazing video which brings you Africa's richest 5 people. Briefly South Africa's YouTube Channel.

Do you have a story to share with us? Visit our Facebook page where you can send us a message or leave us a comment. Your story could be shared online.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on iTunes or Google Play today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
Teenage star Jadon Sancho's transfer value rose 806% in just 3 months

Teenage star Jadon Sancho's transfer value rose 806% in just 3 months

Teenager Jadon Sancho’s transfer value has risen 806% in just 3 months
Briefly.co.za
Mailfire view pixel