I don’t remember exactly how I found this book on Amazon. It must have been recommended as I was buying another book on mental toughness. I do, however, remember being impressed enough by the fact that it had nearly 3,000 (!) reviews with nearly a 5-star average that I decided to give it a shot. And, I’m glad I did. It’s FANTASTIC. (Get a copy .)
I love reading sports books for a number of reasons. First, as Darrin points out, the field of sports psychology is often referred to as “the science of success” because sports provide a REALLY powerful, simple frame to see if a given approach works or not. As Darrin says: “The scoreboard doesn’t lie.”
And, even more importantly for our purposes, sports books are entertaining—which makes them a GREAT way to give people who might not be into personal development an easy way in.
With that in mind: If you have a loved one who’s into sports but *not* that into personal development, I think this might be a GREAT book for them.
This book is a fable about a college football coach going through hard times who is lucky enough to spend time with five of the most legendary sports coaches in history: , Buck O’Neil, Herb Brooks, Paul “Bear” Bryant, and Vince Lombardi. Those coaches each share ONE Big Idea to help him navigate his challenges and fulfill his potential.
btw: I read this book on a Sunday. I loved it so much I immediately bought the FIVE other books in Darrin’s “” series. Then I read ALL FIVE of *those* books by the end of the week. They’re all truly incredible. We’ll be featuring the entire series.
I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas from this one so let’s jump straight in.