Team Frugal: Apolo Ohno
Being frugal is about more than being stingy with your money. It means being prudent, smart and economical with your finances and career decisions. Every Tuesday, we share profiles of athletes that exemplify what it means to be A Frugal Athlete.
If are you a fan of the Winter Olympics, you may be familiar with Apolo Ohno. Apolo Ohno is one of the most decorated Winter Olympians of all time with a total of 8 medals including 2 gold medals across 3 olympics in speed skating. I had no idea who Apolo Ohno was when he was interviewing on CNBC about the Olympics, Bitcoin, social media among other things. Much to my amazement and probably why Ohno was being interviewed in the first place, he is quite the businessman.
Apolo Ohno is the cofounder of Allysian Sciences, a company with research and development specialist that help individuals and organizations perform at their very best. Ohno is also involved with Science Token an investment incubator with heavy interest in blockchain technology. Ohno is also very active with his brand, he has appeared on countless tv shows including dancing with the stars and as a correspondent tv host for nbc for winter events.
Even for all his medals, I still didn’t know who Apolo Ohno was when I saw him doing that interview for CNBC. The point I’m trying to make is that as an athlete the most important time of your career is the present. Not before you start your career and definitely not after when you are retired. What you do while you are playing can help set you up for after.