More than 30 sports represented:
100+ Elite Athletes, including 25 Olympians, from over 30+ sports share tips &tricks for a successful transition after sports.
“100% of athletes will do something other than play competitive sports at some point in their life.”
“If you don't fail at some point, you're not challenging yourself enough.”
“Being an entrepreneur is very much like being an athlete. Your success or failure depends on you.”
Phil Costa &Rob Curley
Phil Costa, co-author and former starting center for the Dallas Cowboys. After football, he worked for a medical device company, assisting heart surgeons during more than 500 operations. In 2018, Phil graduated with an MBA from Columbia Business School. Today, he lives in Madrid, Spain.
Rob Curley, co-author and winner of the Charles L. Albert Award for most outstanding athlete at Lafayette College. Rob continued his professional football career in Europe and previously worked for a leading global pharmaceutical manufacturer. Today, he lives in Bern, Switzerland.
“Full of inspirational guidance from 100+ athletes! So many great nuggets of knowledge that can apply to all facets of your life - career, family, challenges, growth...Definitely a must read for anyone who wants to take their life to the next level and succeed, whether you only played childhood/high school sports all the way up to the most elite athletes. I LOVE the resources - apps, books, podcasts, videos - that the athletes recommend! Have already utilized some of the resources! Way to go, Phil & Rob! This book is a game changer for anyone that is looking to succeed in life & “win the day”!”
“The authors have written a book that will be the cornerstone for transition. The authors give you enough information about transition and hope. I have read about and know several athletes who have struggled with transition. Every major sporting league should buy this book and give it to current and former players. I even think this book would benefit kids in high school. Rob Curley and Phil Costa have written the perfect book for athletes by athletes! I recommend it to everyone!”
“Bought this book from Barnes & Noble before I left for a trip. Such a quick read on the plane! I like the format, short inspirational stories from former athletes who have been through the transition from sports life to the working world. So many great takeaways, especially enjoyed the excerpts from interviews with Olympians like Summer Sanders. Highly recommend!”
“The transition from a life focused on athletics, quite simply, is hard. Rob and Phil did a great job of capturing various perspectives on how to deal with transition, from athletes from a variety of sports and levels of achievement. It's an easy pick-up-put-down book that athletes and even non-athletes can benefit from.”
“Brilliant! This is a sorely overlooked part of the athletes life. Thank you for pioneering such a needed dialogue.”