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Top 5 Mistakes Athletes Make in Career Planning

Article provided by Sports Careers Online

How often have you heard "if only I could have known!" Well this article provided by Sports Careers Online has addressed the top five mistakes athletes make when they set out into their careers and how to avoid (or correct) them.

1. Following the Crowd: I though since everyone else was getting jobs in the so-called corporate word, that's what I should do. Hogwash! Always think for yourself. What do you want in life? Do you love your sport? Follow your heart, and the money will follow.

2. Do What Your Parents Want You to Do. The fact is that you can let your parents influence on what your career would be. But normally you won't realize that what they want doesn't match what you want until months (or years) later. Always keep in mind your personal goals and where you want to go in life. Don't let anyone decide your life for you!

3. Leaving Your Sport Too Early. If you love or even like the sport you do, why walk away completely? You probably have a lot to offer beyond winning races or matches. You could even be involved in some capacity in sports on the side while you slave away at a desk job and sort it all out. At least you will keep your finger on the pulse of your sport (and keep your sanity)!

4. Pigeon-holing Yourself. So what if you studied biology, engineering or English in school? These days, you must become a generalist in order to get ahead in business. Don't worry about what you did in the past. It is believed that competing in sports can do (or has done) more for your career that what was studied in school. Put aside the myth that you need to be technical or have some specific degree to start an online business.  Just do it!

5. Thinking There's No Money in Sports Careers if You're Not a Pro. Most entrepreneurs start there businesses without a lot of money nor extensive experience. But if you have a passion for something, in this case, sports, and found your niche, you can make it.

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