I shared this on Twitter the other day but it was too good not to post on here too!
I’m not a big football fan but I keep up with sports. First, if you’re not familiar J.J. Watt, let me fill you in. Watt is a defensive end for the Houston Texans. This year, he signed a six year contract extension worth up to $100 million. He’s guaranteed about $52 million…yep, you read the right, $52 MILLION. That’s the most for any defensive player in the NFL (whether or not athletes get paid too much is a discussion for another time….).
I came across this video the other day of an on-the-field interview Watt did. In it, he talks about what he did after he signed his $100 million contract…
Yep, he googled “What do rich people buy?”. I got a nice chuckle from that. But whats even better, he said he didn’t like anything he saw and is going to stick to his humble lifestyle. Of course, we’ll see if that still sticks will him after some of his millions start rolling in. For the rest of us, we not going to get a ridiculous raise and start earning millions. But the moral of the story is – don’t over inflate your lifestyle just because you got a raise! (But J.J, if you do, we won’t judge!)