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Letter A: The A to Zs of Turning Pro, Waiting for the Draft, Just Been Drafted

The letter ‘A’ doesn’t just mean Athlete when you are talking sports.

Consider the following:

Agent – No matter what sport you play, you need one. You hire him or her -- and pay him or her -- so be sure you can trust and work with your Agent.

Attorney – many Agents are Attorneys. But your Attorney, as needed, should not be the same person as your Agent.

Advisors – They come in many varieties: financial, marketing, public relations, life Similar thought process as your Agent: No matter the sport, you need at least one; you hire and pay him or her, so be sure it’s someone you can trust and work with.

Assets – The talent and skill you were born with and have developed; as well as what you hope to acquire during your career (and for after your career).

Accountability – You are Accountable to yourself and to your FAMILY, teammates, fans and coaches.

Adversaries – You have them on the playing surface, but do you want them when off the field?

Audience – The Audience is cheering you on but they may also be waiting; watching for a misstep on or off the field. 

Ira Spiegel has 20 years of experience in forensic accounting and examinations, bankruptcy and litigation support. Ira has testified or been deposed as an expert witness in federal criminal and bankruptcy cases, as well as civil cases in state court.

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