Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else
Training Camp is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. The story follows Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He’s spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost when he happens to meet a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive—and might even make him the best of the best. Whether you play sports or the piano or work with numbers, a computer or a scalpel, these lessons apply to everyone who must climb the mountain before reaching its peak. If you want to be your best— Training Camp offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team (your work team, school team, church team and family team) can achieve it.
Winning Begins in the Locker Room
By Emilio A. Yonta - September 18, 2010
Positive, uplifting, and real. Training Camp along with its companion play book are an indispensable resource for coaching oneself through the daily "plays" of life. As one improves their own game, the invariably are going to improve the game of someone else, organization or system. It is just that real and contagious. I love the main principle of the book "The Best Make Others Around Them Better." This is the the message of the book, you grow better, people and things around you also get better. Its time for Training Camp, lets get going.
It sounds cliche, but it's not
By Joel Katte "Author of KENTUCKY DERBY IQ trivi... - May 19, 2009
Okay, we've all read books about the underdog who rises to the top through sheer determination and hard work with the guidance of a special coach. We've seen the movies (ROCKY and KARATE KID come to mind) in which coaches inspire athletes to do more than they ever dreamed possible. Why do we love books and movies with this story line? Well, I think it's because we readers and viewers believe the best in ourselves is yet to come...if only the right coach discovers and hones our true talent. Read this book and let the words of Jon Gordon be your coach. Follow Martin, a RUDY-like aspiring NFL football player, who attempts to defy the odds to make his childhood dream come true.
Read it and you will be inspired. Live it and you will inspire those around you.
The Answer of Success in any Field
By rijojosh - May 18, 2012
I am a 65 year old retired executive and former BB player. This is the first easy reading book on how success is achieved in any field. The secrets in Jon Gordon's book, written in a way that everyone will enjoy, are so simple and so true. I know, I did it and so did many of my colleagues. Excellence comes from within. The author provides the road map in a brilliant and creative way that will leave its mark on those who want success in life, in sports, music, business, education, healthcare, or in spiritual pursuits.
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