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20 From Lessons TOP Sports Professionals for Professional Athletes Put Me In, Coach... Im Ready To Play The 5 Rules For Leading Your Teammates Lifelong Financial Freedom Is Easy Charitable Success Edition 1 Potential Unlock Your True Groupie Temptation With Think Before You Tweet The DNA Goal Product of Access Athletes, LLC The Trusted Educational Resource For Elite Athletes 2013

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Lesson 1 PostAthletic Career Transition Active Professional Athletes Lifelong Success Starts Now By Joe Jackman, remBrand Sports Edition 1 The smart guys start their second career during their first career. Athletes have to leverage their celebrity and leverage their contacts so that when they finish professional football they already know what theyre going to do, as opposed to waiting until youre done and trying to find yourself. Ovie Mughelli Dont Wait Until You Are Retired The time to expl

Lesson 2 Leadership The 5 Rules For Leading Your Teammates By Cory Dobbs, Ed.D., The Academy for Sport Leadership Edition 1 Its not enough to do your best you must know what to do, and THEN do your best. W. Edwards Deming Contrary to what you may have heard, great leaders arent born theyre made. Exceptional team leaders are shaped by following these five rules. Rule 1 Be Prepared Team leaders earn the right to lead by being prepared. The prepared leader is always in the process of improving.

Lesson 3 Athletic Development Put Me In, Coach...Im Ready To Play By Larry Mangino, Assistant Mens Basketball Coach, SMU Edition 1 Go back to a time before your mom and dad told you to shoot more and tried to get your high school coach fired...before your AAU coach gave you extra sneakers and was really just using you to make money...before your college coach lied to you and promised you would start before you had your first college practice. Show your NBA coaches that you are talented AND ha

Lesson 4 Selecting Your Team Of Advisors The Importance of Surrounding Yourself With Good Advisors By Max Eppel, Sports Law Specialist, McFaddens LLP Edition 1 How do you make a small fortune from sports Start off with a large one. Max Eppel The above oftcited quote is sadly reflective of a business sports which, if the money involved in it is not managed correctly by trusted and trustworthy advisors, it can lead to financial penury from a career that should have set the athlete up for life

Lesson 5 Motivation Athletic Courage Are You King Of The Forest By Michelle Hill, CEO, Winning Proof Edition 1 Courageous men never lose the zest for living even though their life situation is zestless cowardly men, overwhelmed by the uncertainties of life, lose the will to live. We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. Martin Luther King Jr. In the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, a memorable and enchanting scene depicts the lion that lacked courage but still

Lesson 6 Finance Lifelong Financial Freedom Is Easy By Scott Kaminsky CFP, Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC Edition 1 You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you dont do too many things wrong. Warren Buffett Have A Game Plan Any championship team will tell you they attribute their success to a game plan that was well designed and equally well executed. The same holds true for personal financial success. Without a financial plan, lifelong financial f

Lesson 7 Legal Philanthropy Charitable Success By Kanika Corley, Sedgwick LLP Edition 1 You have to do what others wont to achieve what others dont. Anonymous Inevitably, at some point in the career of a professional athlete, he or she will consider participating in a charity organization. Participation alone does not guarantee success. Successful charities are operated by people who see the varied competing benefits of running a charity, understand the costs of doing business and commit to

Lesson 8 Philanthropy How To Be An Insightful PlayerTM Role Model By Chrissy Carew, Founder of Insightful Player Edition 1 Start each day asking yourself, What impact am I going to have on someone in a positive way Roger Staubach NFL Hall of Famer Roger Staubach is a core member of the Insightful PlayerTM program, and the quote above exemplifies why. He, like all the Insightful PlayerTM team members, recognizes that with great recognition comes an obligation an obligation to give back in som

Lesson 9 Human Relations Groupie Temptation By Dr. Timothy Thompson, Vice President of Educational Programs for Access Athletes, LLC Edition 1 Often it may appear that groupies arent asking for anything in exchange for their pleasure fulfillment services, but they actually want you to be their ticket to comfort and security. They also want the spotlight, sometimes even more than you do. And because they desperately want to be rich and famous like you, they read up on every scrap of informatio

Lesson 10 Public Relations Reputation Management Reputation Matters What To Do When Crisis Hits By Wesley Mallette, Sports Entertainment Communications Edition 1 Its not the will to win that matters everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters. Paul Bear Bryant Now more than ever, athletes at every level must manage their reputations successfully or find themselves faced with the daunting task of going through the painful process of what I call reputation rehab en route t

Sponsored Lesson Gone Pro Jim Arnold 12year Former NFL Player and current Vice President of Business Development, Gone Pro Edition 1 What I found most interesting was that the people who had played sports were among my best employees. Not just based on their job experience. Equally based on their athletic experience, their team experience, their competitive experience, their coaching experience, and their winning experience. Jeffrey Gitomer, New York Times Best Selling Author and Award Winn

Lesson 11 Career Development The Most Successful Athletes Plan Ahead For A Career After Competition By Eileen Wisnewski, Athlete Career Development Specialist Edition 1 A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. Wayne Gretzky In the spirit of sport, any athlete can understand what Gretzky is talking about here. The superior athlete just seems to be able to be in all the right places at the right time and makes it seem effortless.

Lesson 12 Athletic Performance The DNA Goal By Steven Yellin, Founder of PMPM Sports Edition 1 My mind was rushing. Things started moving too fast. My head started moving too fast. My brain...I didnt put it together. It was just too late. When you walk guys, nothing good ever happens. This is going to make me work a lot harder this offseason. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves Reliever, after the Braves loss to eliminate them from the 2011 Wild Card slot There is something in every sport that I c

Lesson 13 Motivation PostAthletic Career Transition Finding Your Sunday We Get To Decide Corey Jackson By Corey Jackson, Founder of Corey Jackson Speaks, Inc. Edition 1 It doesnt matter what sport you play, theres probably nothing that compares to the feeling you get on game day. Actions like the jump ball being thrown in basketball, the kickoff in football, the opening pitch in baseball, and the dropping of the puck in hockey, invoke feelings for athletes that are so unique that most of us

Lesson 14 Social Media Think Before You Tweet By Jason Krump, Communications Manager at Washington State University Athletic Department Edition 1 If you are okay with it being on the front page of The New York Times, then go ahead and send it. Mike Greenberg, Mike and Mike in the Morning The age of digital media has changed the way we communicate. Gone are the days when people receive their information reading the morning newspaper. Information is now received, processed, and analyzed immedia

Lesson 15 Public Relations By Aerial M. Ellis, Partner at duGard Ellis Public Relations Edition 1 The O ensive Line Media Training ebook excerpt from The PR Playbook An NFL Rookies Guide to Publicity As an athlete, you study the plays and practice them with the team to prepare for the big game. Public relations is no different. Its a game of smarts, technique, and strategy. Aerial M. Ellis Lights, camera, action Now that youre a professional athlete, the field is your stage. And, so is everyw

Lesson 16 Investment Real Estate Real Estate Is An Essential Part Of Your Financial Portfolio Now By Tanya Marchiol, President of Team Investments Edition 1 Every person who invests in wellselected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth. Theodore Roosevelt Hardship Is Inevitable Without Good Financial Planning It will never happen to me syndrome. Most pro athletes go comple

Lesson 17 Image Branding Rehabilitation A Di erent Image By Robin Caldwell, Public Relations Expert Edition 1 Character is doing the right thing when nobodys looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing thats right is to get by, and the only thing thats wrong is to get caught. J.C. Watts One morning I received a telephone call from the management team of a professional athlete in crisis. The player was yet again in hot water for an explosive temper that was not only threa

Lesson 18 Tax Scoring Points Against The Jock Tax By Jennifer Prosperino, Principal CPAPFS, Berdon LLP Edition 1 Athletes salaries and schedules are often posted on the Internet or found right there in the sports section making them easy targets for states looking to apply the jock tax. Jennifer Prosperino Oh boy Thatll make every highlight here for the next 10 years crowed Chicago Bulls announcer Jim Durham on one of Air Jordans fantastic moves in the 1991 NBA finals victory in Los Angeles

Lesson 19 Finance Back To The Basics By Elizabeth M. Ruch, Certi ed Financial Planner, Waddell Reed Edition 1 Wealth is not a material gain, but a state of mind. Jerry Gillies The current economic conditions we a facing are enough of a reason for us to take a second look at our investments and what we need to be doing to ensure a stable financial future for ourselves. Athletes have an even greater reason to take a second look at the investment strategies they themselves as well as their agen

Lesson 20 Image Branding Brand Branding Branded By Craig J. Lewis, My Payroll Guy Edition 1 Richard Branson Branding demands commitment commitment to continual reinvention striking chords with people to stir their emotions and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful. Sir I have been fortunate to have had a significant amount of success since I finished playing college and pro basketball in Europe. You see, when I jumped into the bu

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