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3 Financial Lessons from an Ex-Pro Football Player


NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Lewis Howes dreamed that one day he would play professional football. After graduating from university, he attended NFL tryouts and eventually wound up playing professionally in the Arena League. But after several injuries, he was sidelined from his career.

At first, he lamented his situation, washed up at the tender age of twenty-four. That's when he stumbled onto his second act as a lifestyle entrepreneur who hosts the podcast The School of Greatness, which has received over nine million downloads. He has interviewed great minds on his show, from Arianna Huffington to Tim Feriss. He has distilled what he's learned from these guests into an enjoyable new book The School of Greatness. Here are three financial takeaways from his book:

1. Have a Clear Financial Vision

Howes opens his book by recounting the lessons of Angel Martinez, CEO of Deckers (DECK) , a footwear company with over $1 billion in annual revenue.

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Born in Cuba, Martinez immigrated to the Bronx at an early age. While in elementary school, he was struck with shoe envy, as a...