• Be Where Your Feet Are

  • Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving
  • By: Scott O'Neil
  • Narrated by: Scott O'Neil
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (337 ratings)

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Be Where Your Feet Are

By: Scott O'Neil
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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author and a full cast.

From Scott O'Neil, one of America's most admired sports executives, how to find regular, meaningful moments in an irregular life.

When we’re moving at 115 MPH, we rarely see the wall coming. But it comes for all of us and when it does, we grasp for lessons, for meaning, for purpose. Each moment (good or bad) and each win or loss, provides us an opportunity to learn, and if we choose to take it, that opportunity can change our lives - and the world - for the better. The human spirit craves connection. Authenticity. Belonging. Touch. Gratitude. Purpose. We need to make our interactions count. Whether it’s the death of a friend, loss of a job, a bad break-up or the isolation of COVID-19, those who manage to be where their feet are will grow, stretch and emerge stronger, smarter and more prepared as we find peace and gratitude in the pause.

In Be Where Your Feet Are, Scott O’Neil, CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, offers his own story of grief and healing, and shares his most valuable lessons in what keeps him present, grounded and thriving as a father, husband, coach, mentor, and leader. Scott avails his network to share poignant life lessons from an array of people including professional athletes and sports executives, a world-famous Movie Director, Saudi royalty; and his teenage daughters, among many others.

Be Where Your Feet Are provides a humbling and vulnerable peek behind the curtain as well as a framework, anecdotes, and exercises to guide the listener towards self-discovery. A gifted storyteller with an uncanny ability and willingness to bare raw emotion, Scott weaves in and out of stories that have left deep imprints on him and are written to lift and inspire.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Essentials

©2021 Scott O'Neil (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Full disclosure in PR blurb?

This is a fine book by a fine person. But the marketing blurbs do not disclose that the author spends a fair amount of time on his conversion to the LDS church, with details that are not really applicable to the rest of us (non-Mormons). I don't mind that he does this, but I would have appreciated knowing that was where he was going before I bought the book.

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This Just Became One of My Two Favorite Books

"Be Where Your Feed Are" just became one of my two favorite books, along with "The Pilgrim Hypothesis"
Everyone trying to move forward toward success in life and joy with family, friends and work associates should read (or listen) to this book. I will recommend it to all my innovation engineering clients and students, all my friends and family and those in my church group, because Scott O'Neil is addressing from personal experience and with real life stories the issues most critical to us today.
Issues like;
1. Reframing "Work / Life / Family Balance" to "Enjoying All Life, as It Happens, to the Fullest",
2. How to save our kids and ourselves from screen adiction and isolation, to a fulfilling and exciting life being "all in" as we live and serve each other, and
3. Recovering from COVID where so many have left their churches and their God, because one or the other left them hanging or "dumped right on them", so "they're out".

Thanks to Scott's stories and stories from his friends who have had it even worse and who learned and became better or stronger for it, I am now better, stronger and happier through my life struggles. There is devine purpose in all things.
Thanks Scott, for taking the time to write your thoughts and observations that help in today's success oriented, joyful and, at times, painful world. -- Howard Cooper (Founder, i3DAY Innovation)

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Decent Advice but Off-Putting and Pretentious

This book has several nuggets of wisdom, but the author's late conversion to Mormonism , his stories off Harvard Business School and general Wokeism made this book a chore to listen to. If you love East Coast sports and the NBA there might be something here for you. Otherwise, it's a slog.

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Great listen to just be a better Person

I enjoyed all parts of this book. I liked how Scott emphasized key points and explained them a couple times. Real life experiences read by the individuals allowed the listener to get a true feel of the personalities of the persons experience being shared. The water Buffalo and API will stick with me forever and I will use in my leadership practices and discussions

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Excellent story, wonderful messages

Scott has a wonderful, narrating voice, and has just the right cadence when telling a story with a message.

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Leadership for the modern day

Scott did a great job of articulating the leadership skills necessary for today’s leaders. Mental health concerns, life stressors, and global changes, force us to lead differently. Thanks to Scott we have another useful resource to help us build those leadership styles.

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Loved it!

This book was very easy to read but what a powerful message! Very inspiring book!

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A lot of name dropping and personal reflection, but not broadly applicable. Nice enough but try another book.

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Super helpful book, very raw, inspiring

Scott lets you into his world and helps inspire you to be better. He reveals what it takes to handle both success and failure well, and how to show the people who matter most to you that you care about them deeply. I highly recommend this book.

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Real and Raw

Scott thanks for sharing. Love that your define what’s most important and focus on what we all want in life: purpose, family (love and relationships) and success (In all categories). Your stories are real world, put in practice examples and it’s easy to follow.