27 Jun No more sports, no problem
Most (if not all) people who play sports have dreamed of one day using their athletic ability to make money. But, unless you’re like the Michael Jordans and David Beckhams of the world, you’re probably going to have to do something non-competition related to support yourself after your career as an athlete is over.
We know it can be daunting facing the fact that you have figure how to thrive after focusing so much of your time and energy on sports. It can sometimes leave athletes feeling afraid and directionless. However, actually, statistically speaking, former athletes make better employees and are more likely to make more money in their lifetime when compared to those who didn’t participate in sports. This, according to experts, is at least partly because former athletes possess higher levels of leadership, confidence and self-esteem.
Don’t believe it? Well, take a look here:
- This onetime star high school football player from Maine is now a successful orthopedic surgeon.
- This former long distance runner is community organizer and philanthropist.
- This former Virginia track standout is getting ready to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.
- This x-NFL Pro Bowler now devotes his life to making a difference in people’s lives with technology.
- And this highly decorated collegiate gymnast is now a top researcher in the field of athletes’ transitions into the professional world (what a coincidence!).
The point of all of this is say that as a former athlete, you already have the makeup to be a success. Now, all you need to do is get yourself pointed in the right direction. Click here to see how Career Coaching for Athletes might be able to help with that.