Planning for the Future


by Brandon Steiner April 19, 2015 0 Comments

Chris Borland (age 24) recently announced his retirement from football.

I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but to me it’s uplifting when somebody has the balls to do something that can seem like a crazy idea, but in the big picture will benefit themselves, their family and even their place of work.

We can all take a step back and be more like Chris Borland, and obviously I'm not talking just about football. There’s so many things we do in our daily lives that aren’t necessarily good for us. Have you ever considered what may be best for you?

The three-hour commute for an extra acre of land, working two jobs to have a second car. Are things like that worth it? Does it make sense to sacrifice your health, your time with your family or anything else for something superficial?

I thought The Players’ Tribune article by Baltimore Ravens lineman John Urschel captured the essence of Chris Borland’s decision perfectly. It is something to take a lesson from.

John Urschel offered a unique perspective on the recent retirement of 24-year-old linebacker Chris Borland.

If you’re a parent, this is real. Think twice about having your kid play football. For yourself, think about the things you could stop doing on a day-to-day business that would improve your life.




Brandon Steiner
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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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