Have you ever wondered how to go pro in a particular sport. Well, if you played anything in high school, there’s no doubt you probably dreamed of what it would be like to be raking in big bucks doing the thing you love. Here are a few tips from a recent article by Sawyer Howitt, a real Racquetball pro and entrepreneur.
Now, to call someone a kid sounds a little condescending, so I’ll try to refrain from that. That being said, Sawyer Howitt is pretty young. Incredibly young, in fact, considering all of the accomplishments he’s already put under his belt. His tips on how to go pro in sports is pretty much great advice for anything you want to make money at. If it’s your dream you should chase it hard, not just give up when things get difficult.
That’s right. Sawyer Howitt’s first tip on going pro is a pretty sound piece of advice no matter what you’re planning on doing. You should never start any new career without first researching how to do so. This is a given in any field. If you spend your time and effort trying to make something of yourself in a certain area only to find out you hate the actual work, then can your time really be considered well spent?
More awesome advice. Make a plan to improve the quality of your skill and knowledge and stick to it. Failing once is not a complete loss. But giving up after the first failed attempt means you never really tried. You’d spend your whole life wondering what could have been if you had given it your all. You should always strive to be the best, even if you’re the worst at what you do. If things don’t work out right off the bat remember to not get discouraged. Those who try fail. Those who don’t try will never succeed.
Sawyer Howitt has a lot oh hobbies including photography, check out some of his work here.
Ask for Help
When in doubt, find someone who knows what they’re doing. Weather it’s a coach, a manager, or someone who’s been doing it well for a while, there’s no shame in asking for help when you’re having trouble. In fact, if you don’t ask for help when you need it, you’re failing yourself. You may eventually succeed through trial and error, but why not get the help you need. You wouldn’t want a surgeon preforming a surgery on you that he wasn’t confidant doing. You would feel a lot more comfortable with someone who knew what they were doing at least in the room.
Now you’ve the words from this bright young man it’s up to you what to do with them. If they have fallen on deaf ears then that’s your fault, not the fault of the man who gave the advice. Sawyer Howitt is an entrepreneurial athlete. He has brought his business experience to the racquetball field where it has paid off greatly. He has worked for such companies as RFID, Checkout and Kure Juice Bar. He is now the project manager for the Meriwether Group. He has been focused on Racquetball since his youth so his advice is sound and backed up by experience.
View Sawyer Howitt’s impressive resume here.