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10 Rules for the Elite Athlete – by Contributing Writer to Standing Above the Crowd, Greg Guedel #1

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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:

10 RULES FOR THE ELITE ATHLETE

By Greg Guedel

Professional sports is a collection of multi-billion dollar industries, and the search for new talent gets more intense and competitive every year. It’s not uncommon for scouts to begin watching promising athletes as early as middle school, and if you have elite talent, you’ll soon find yourself with an ever-growing circle of “friends.” A few of these people may be genuinely interested in helping you develop and achieve your potential, but most are simply out to get money—your money.

The word “Pro” is short for professional. You need to approach your athletic career as a professional enterprise. The moment you receive your first paycheck, you have created a business: “You, Incorporated.” Just like any other business, you must manage it intelligently in order for it to grow and prosper. The following ten rules are collected from my experiences and the advice of my legal and business partners. Following these rules will help you to steer clear of the problems that derail careers, and give you fundamental principles for managing your success.

1. Never sign anything you don’t understand. If the terms of a contract or other legal document aren’t clear, keep asking questions until you understand everything completely. Some people feel shy or silly about asking questions, or they are afraid they won’t look smart if they do. I guarantee you’ll feel a lot worse if you sign a bad contract, so forget that kind of thinking and be sure before you sign.

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James Donaldson’s – Standing Above the Crowd book is now available in ebook format! You’ll find it on Amazon (just type my name into the search bar)

Of course, to order your own personally autographed copy for only $19.95, please go to www.StandingAboveTheCrowd.com and James Donaldson will personally autograph your book to you.

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