Vontae Davis and Walking Away From $5 Million a Year

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By Derek Harju and The Rich Dad Radio Network. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

There’s a question that I like to ask people, and I want you to think about your answer for a minute.

“What would you do if I paid you five million dollars per year?”

Would you quit your job? Would you work more? How far would you be willing to go to get that money?

If you’re former NFL player Vontae Davis, a five-million-a-year paycheck wasn’t enough to keep working. Not only did he get out of playing football, but he walked off the field in the middle of the game.

Why? Because of his health. He knew that continuing to play would put himself in danger and that if he didn’t leave now, he could regret it for the rest of his life.

Most people, I think, wouldn’t throw away that kind of money, even if they were in that situation. We only have to look at other football stars that continue to play to see how true that is.

In this episode, we talk with Vontae about his decision to walk away from guaranteed millions and how that has impacted his life. Fortunately, he was already smart about his money beforehand, and he wasn’t living a lifestyle beyond his means.

Vontae’s story can shed some light on the nature of money and what it takes to walk away from a seven-figure payday. If you’re experiencing a similar crossroads in your life, it’s worth it to make a change for the better. Listen now and see where Vontae’s decision led him.

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