How can I manage my career?
Key Learnings
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Setting a clear and precise objective helps you to concentrate your efforts and gets you heading in the right direction.
Divide your goals by time slots: (a) lifetime goals; (b) career goals; (c) season goals.
By making better use of your time, you can achieve your goals much more easily.
Prioritise tasks based on importance and urgency and remove non-essential activities.
Making good choices is crucial for success as much of your earning potential is related to your reputation on and off-the-court.
Only use the advice of others to inform your decision-making process – don’t rely on it as the sole basis for your final decision. You are ultimately responsible for the decisions you make.
Networking is the art of building alliances and can help you get a job, find a sponsor, make new friends, get new ideas, etc.
Preparing for your professional life after basketball is just as important as your current career on-the-court.
During your basketball career, you can invest in your development through part-time education.

Final tips for setting your goals


  • Set goals that motivate you
  • State each goal as a positive statement
  • Be precise
  • Write goals down
  • Put a plan into action and set priorities
  • Review your plan and your progress regularly
  • Keep operational goals small
  • Set performance goals, not outcome goals: goals over which you have as much control as possible
  • Set realistic goals
  • Use visualisation techniques
  • Share your goals
  • Reward yourself for your successes, but don’t punish yourself for failure