In this book, Derrick Furlow Jr. draws on his own personal experiences in addressing the important topic of transition- in sport, in business, and in life. In addition, he offers readers a faith-based approach for effectively managing the many and varied demands of the transition experience.
I got “What’s Next?” How to Transition like a Champion at just the right time, I was coming off of an Olympics where I won two gold medals and the world championships where I won bronze and I had begun to think about what I would do next as my goals in sport have largely been accomplished. Derrick’s book helped me focus on marrying my platform with skills I acquired in sport, and things I’m passionate outside of sport and gave me logical steps to start building a new game plan. This book was the catalyst for my stepping out into a new arena with not nearly the amount of anxiety or fear I would have had if I hadn’t read it first!
Derrick has been a good friend since we played sports in college at UT, but the last couple of years, he’s become my mentor. He’s my go-to for business related questions, and his advice and hard-earned wisdom have changed how I’ve approached life as a self-employed woman. I was ready to quit my dream of running my own business and settle for a 9-5 job until a two hour meeting with him that changed my life last year. Now, I’m thinking outside the box and taking advantage of multiple streams of income with confidence instead of fear – still living my dream job – and providing for my family.