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.
I've listen to this book a couple of times and I love the mentoring I get out of it each time I do. John Wooden really led a special life so glad he took the time to write his wisdom down.
Yes, I would recommend this book to everyone. It will benefit anyone who chooses to read it.
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.
Paul did a wonderful job at expressing emotions and bringing John Wooden and all of his wisdom back to life.
To set expectations for everyone around you, knowning that they cannot all be judged on the same scale.
Please take the time to read this book. It will only benefit you and the ones around you!
...be the best you can be, after listening to John Wooden's words. His teachings & infinite supply of quotes is a springboard for inspiration & self-reflection.
At times it seemed a bit slow but the knowledge attained was great! I didn't know who John Wooden was and selected this book based on a feeling. This was a great man that I'm sure is still a great and positive influence on those who know of him.
This is a very challenging book. It challenges you to live up to the standard of a true legend of men. I encourage all to read, listen and apply!
I enjoyed listening to all the different mentors he had and people he mentored. It makes you realize the impact you should strive to have on others.
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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