I had hoped that this book would engage my basketball mad boys, but they just weren't that into it. I listen to a lot of 'motivational' material, and this was OK, but probably not quite what I had expected. The format - taking a set of key words and talking about what they meant to him and his team - got a bit monotonous after a while. There wasn't a lot of flow, and I found myself in the end looking forward to 'Z' so that I could start the next book.
I read this book a while ago, but I remember it being a good summary of a lot of the other psychology books I had read. It encapsulates a lot of research and puts it into a very human perspective. Quite enjoyable to listen to.
This was quite a long story, and I ended up listening to quite a bit of of it without the kids, but the bits they listened to they really enjoyed. The fact that it is a true story made it more intriguing, and it was a fascinating look into the way youth basketball is played in other countries, which is quite different to hear in Australia.
This is a book I will listen to again and I will be referring to all my friends and relatives with boys. It was a great opportunity to stop and reflect on how important masculinity and manhood is, something as a woman and mother I am often too quick to discount in favour of sensitivity and equity.
The anecdotes and case studies made this very real, and I could SO relate to the parents in his audiences who were asking questions and looking for answers.
The performance was easy to listen to and engaging, and made me want to sit int he car and listen more after I had arrived at my destination.
I am immediately reassessing the way I manage my boys' screen time and giving myself a pat on the back for going out of my way and spending endless hours taking kids to and from basketball practice and games.
When I first started listening to this book I thought it was going to be a character-assassination of John Wooden. I was taken aback at first by the brutal honesty of Andy Hill in narrating his 'Wooden Years'. However, as the book evolved, and Coach Wooden's success principles were discussed one by one and put in the perspective of life experience, I could see where the book was going. It still leaves me a little unsure of 'Coach', but in admiration of his consistency and in awe of the empire he created.
Right from the get-go, this book hits the mark. I felt it delivered what it promised, and for me it was a case of 'right book, right time'. It is very easy to listen to. I would highly recommend it for those in 'relationship ambivalence'. It promises clarity, and delivers. The rest is up to you.
This is the first book in a long time that I have relistened to immediately after finishing the first time around. It covers a lot of information, and I found it very inspiring.
It was long, but I found the content very convincing.
As one previous reviewer said, it may not be for everyone, because it delves quite deeply and can be a bit repetative, but I found myself rewinding and listening to snippets again and again.
Great grist for my particular mill.
This guy knows his stuff. I go back and read it whenever I need a boost. He is pragmatic, grounded and has a way with words. I even went out and bought the book (paperback) which I hardly ever do.
I have been listening to this every night now for about 10 days. I haven't lost any weight yet, but I did start feeling a bit nauseous occasionally not long after I started, and when I managed to listen to it all the way through (without falling asleep) this is the suggestion that has been planted. So I have the confidence that it does (and will) work. Her voice is very hypnotic!
I have read and enjoyed other Brian Tracy books, but this one was a disappointment. Rather than offering an insight into how to gain self-discipline (for those of us out there struggling with it), he merely tells you to get on with it. Most people 'know' what they need to do, but don't have the tools to make the shift. This book won't provide you with help to obtain self-discipline. It made me feel inadequate.
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