There have been so many wonderful contributors to my book Standing Above the Crowd and I thank them all so much. My good friend, workout buddy and running partner Greg Guedel, who is an attorney at Foster Pepper Law Firm here in Seattle, WA wrote the following (this is not actual legal advice and Greg is not acting as your legal counsel, but common sense advice) to help professional athletes stay on top: before, during, and after their professional careers.
Please enjoy reading and considering the following if you have a potential professional athletic career in your future, or if you know of someone who does:
9. Don’t overspend. Fancy cars are fun, but they’re a huge waste of money. Everybody deserves a nice place to live, but if a house has more bathrooms than you could use in a week, you’re better off buying something more modest and keeping the rest of your cash. Think about your money before you spend it, then get what you need without getting crazy.Always keep in mind: nobody will care more about your career than you do. It’s your responsibility to manage your career well. If you stay focused on your goals and consistently work hard to achieve them, you will naturally find yourself standing above the crowd.