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A Game Plan For Life: The Power of Mentoring | [John Wooden, Don Yeager, John Maxwelll]

A Game Plan For Life: The Power of Mentoring

After eight books, many of them best sellers, A Game Plan for Life is the one closest to John Woodens heart: a moving and inspirational guide to the power of mentorship. The first half focuses on the people who helped foster the values that carried Wooden through an incredibly successful and famously principled career, including his college coach, his wife, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa.
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Publisher's Summary

From the legendary basketball coach who inspired generations of athletes and businesspeople, an inspiring book about the power of mentoring and being mentored.

After eight books, many of them best sellers, A Game Plan for Life is the one closest to John Wooden's heart: a moving and inspirational guide to the power of mentorship. The first half focuses on the people who helped foster the values that carried Wooden through an incredibly successful and famously principled career, including his college coach, his wife, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa. The second half is built around interviews with some of the many people he mentored over the years, including Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, Bill Walton, fellow coaches, family members, and even a middle school coach in Canada.

Their testimony takes readers inside the lessons Wooden taught to generations of players, bringing out the very best in them not just as athletes but as human beings. In all, its an inspiring primer on how to achieve success without sacrificing principles, and on how to build one of the most productive and rewarding relationships available to any athlete, businessperson, teacher, or parent: that of mentor and protege.

©2009 John Wooden (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Douglas L. 02-13-12
    Douglas L. 02-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Wisdom that builds leaders!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to everyone. It will benefit anyone who chooses to read it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way John Wooden applied his beliefs and inspired everyone around him. Everything has a purpose and if done well will raise you to the next level.


    What about Paul Boehmer???s performance did you like?

    Paul did a wonderful job at expressing emotions and bringing John Wooden and all of his wisdom back to life.


    What???s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    To set expectations for everyone around you, knowning that they cannot all be judged on the same scale.


    Any additional comments?

    Please take the time to read this book. It will only benefit you and the ones around you!

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    Myles 06-30-15
    Myles 06-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just listen to it"

    I loved this book. I differ personally in my views on religion and love, but as for everything else wooden nails it

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    Mary J. Stefanowski 06-22-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great book!"

    This book was helpful to me for two reasons. First, it made me realize there are people in my life that are deserving to be my mentor and I should expand on the relatiionship. Secondly, I need to be aware that people may think of me as a mentor and be aware of that.

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    Jcky 06-05-15
    Jcky 06-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book on John wooden"

    Informative and inspirational material are presented in this book. It gets slightly repetitive toward the end of the book. But overall I like it and it provides me new way to look at like and live from a different angle

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    robandkym13 06-03-15
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    "Life Inspiring Book"

    I just wish I would of read this book sooner. I am a better Dad,husband,friend, but most of all a better Mentor! A book full of inspiring Life Lesson and remarkable people.

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    Omari P 05-06-15
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    "Great read!"

    This book provides great wisdom and insight into how one of the most successful basketball coaches ever created an environment where repetition, mentoring, and togetherness produced an environment that fostered success both on and off the basketball court.

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    Andrew Jeffreys 04-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great content, poor audiobook production"

    Great wisdom by a legendary thinker. Biggest complaint is the narrating voice was computer generated, very robotic sound. Once I got past that, I could actually focus on what Coach had to say, which as always was inspiring.

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    David 04-01-15
    David 04-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    At 70 years of age, this book has to be one of the best and most inspiring books I have ever "read."

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    will Kyle , TX, United States 12-25-14
    will Kyle , TX, United States 12-25-14 Member Since 2014

    I'm a reader, but I've been finding myself on the go a lot more lately. Audible to the rescue.

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    WOW! I had no idea that this book would have such a big impact on me. I had never heard of John Wooden until he was mentioned in a John Maxwell book I was listening to. Maxwell spoke so highly of the man it made me want to find out more.

    Overall this book was incredible. I have listened to it twice in the past couple of months and will keep coming back to it without a doubt. The book is separated into two parts; people who mentored John Wooden and then letters from people who were mentored by John Wooden.

    The part that stands out to me the most was in the letter from Bill Walton where he told a story about graduating, joining the NBA, and winning the 6th Man Award when he was on the Celtics. He said that Wooden wrote him a letter saying (paraphrased), "Congratulations, you've learned the two most important lessons in life- Be quick but don't hurry, and that failing to prepare is preparing to fail."

    Walton said he has that letter framed on his wall and he sees it everyday, but he couldn't tell you what happened to the award. That letter meant more to him than the award, you know? Wouldn't it be incredible to make that kind of an impact on someone's life?

    It seems like such a simple note for Wooden to send, but I think it meant so much to Walton because of the man who was writing it.

    I also liked hearing about Wooden being mentored by people he's never met like Mother Teresa and Abraham Lincoln. He said he has over 40 books on Lincoln in his library.

    I would recommend this book to anyone in a leadership position or who plans on moving into a leadership position in their personal or professional life.

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    Stephan 04-29-14
    Stephan 04-29-14
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    Where does A Game Plan For Life: The Power of Mentoring rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    John Wooden is such an inspiration. This book got me thinking about the mentors who have helped me. People that I admired but never thought of them in that way. Mr. Wooden really changed my perspective of people around me. He also made me more conscious of my own personal actions, because there might be people looking at me as a mentor. Great book.


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