“They tell me that one tenth of one percent of the population controls more than forty percent of the wealth. Oh America, how often have you taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes... You can work within the framework of democracy to bring about a better distribution of wealth.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL, November 4, 1956
Two popular sayings are: “Now or never!” and "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."
Getting on with your life's work implies a career transition for an individual in which he exploits his achievements and experiences to date. This is often true of successful entrepreneurs. It is the rare entrepreneur who starts a business as his first job.
The forces driving such transitions come from many sources. In the case of the former athletes featured here, it was the inevitability of the end of their football careers. Others start businesses because they believe in the opportunity represented by a product or an idea. For others, still, unemployment may be a factor.