40 Years with a Whistle: Life Lessons from the Field of Play

By: Dan John
Narrated by: Dan John
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Sports & Outdoors
4.9 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

40 Years with a Whistle - 40 years of coaching tips woven into a touching memoir of a coach's life Dan John has been performing as an athlete for six decades. His coaches - the mentors he describes in this audiobook - steered him on the narrow path toward success in both sports and life. These coaches emphasized performance, yes...but they all also insisted on the balance of health, fitness, and longevity.

From Dan's introduction to 40 Years with a Whistle:

I’ve learned a lot over those decades and would like to share these lessons with you. I didn’t want a book filled with “Xs” and “Os” or sets and reps. I wanted to share the lessons that apply to life and living.  

I begin with what are clearly my 10 best lessons of coaching. Each of these works well for the teacher, student, parent, and neighbor too. Following the advice of the 10th lesson, I explore the stories of the people who shaped my career and the gems of advice they shared with me. I finish with my vision of coaching - basically looking at training from the big picture and the toolkit to allow one to succeed. 

The lessons are simple. The application is difficult. The rewards are worth everything. The lessons learned on the fields and in the gyms will lead to a successful life. Hop on board.  

“As I listen through this audio book, over and over I found myself mentally saying, 'Yup' and 'Absolutely'. If you’re a coach, an athletic administrator or the parent of a school-age athlete, you need to listen this audio book. I know my coaching staff will be listening it.” (Chris Long, athletic director, Juan Diego Catholic High School)

©2019 Dan John (P)2019 Dan John

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Helpful and entertaining

Entertaining and very helpful if you are willing to follow advise and learn from the life successes and failures Dan shares. He tells the story than dissected for you, great work.

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Inspiring

Love this. Dan John's story telling and delivery is simple and fantastic.Thank you for your honest approach. Dan John is truly the coach and mentor that we all need.

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My favorite coach

It’s crazy that I’ve never met Dan John but he’s had a profound impact on my life and my athletic career! He’s got a nack for telling entertaining stories that leave his audience a little healthier and wiser than they were before. Absolutely loved 40 years with a whistle!

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Wisdom from one of the Great Ones

If you want to be a better coach, teacher, father, or person, this is a must-have book. Dan's simple wisdom born from experience and the gleaned from other sages is instantly applicable. It's hard to read anything from Dan and walk away without having instantly applicable information. It's impossible to walk away without wanting to be a better person.

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A must read!!

Dan John does it again! His story telling really makes the lessons he is teaching stick!

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  • ACB
  • 05-07-19

Great book, so many gems for any coach

Another Dan john classic. So many useful anecdotes, well worth a listen/read, as usual with Dan John

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  • stacey melton
  • 09-14-20

Just listen

Pure gold .. gold... gold Buy it Read it Implement it Live love and laugh Thanks Dan

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  • Michael Chapman
  • 01-02-20

very dan john

if you have read DJ this is as DJ as can be... read by the author is a bonus

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  • Bruce Millar
  • 05-13-19

Dan’s best book so far?

Every one of Dan’s books is superb, but this might be his best yet. Brilliantly read by the author. He is a great storyteller and a master of simplifying what others tend to over-complicate, and there are so many practical take-always from this book.

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  • Clarry
  • 09-12-19

Do yourself a favour

Brilliant insights from a legend of the industry, I’ll be listening to this one again and taking down far more notes. You’d be silly not to give this a go.