Millennials, and those leading Millennials, as today's front-line employees, entry-level managers, middle managers, and even some executives are caught in the proverbial hamster-in-a-wheel that is corporate America. A lack of inspiration and motivation looms over people who spend their days trudging through life as real-life "Eyeores". Many are okay with the sea of mediocrity that is their daily routines, but others, in fact, the majority, have a desire for more; better days and a more enjoyable, meaningful, fulfilling, and a more productive life - at work and at home. Yet, beautiful, smart, intelligent, creative, and really great people are simply stuck, dead in their tracks.
In Ballgames to Boardrooms, Taylor Scott resurfaces what many have forgotten from those simple, yet profound, lessons we learned playing sports at a younger age. Our little league, high school, and college coaches taught us lessons, values, winning principles, and dropped pearl after pearl of wisdom we never knew we needed back then. Taylor is bringing them back to the forefront and inspiring anyone, and everyone, who wants a change in their day-to-day grind.
The lessons we learned playing sports when we were younger can be applied today in the midst of our busy, frustrating, often demoralizing, and stressful corporate climb. Why can't we get up and go to work every day to have fun, put our talents to good use, be a part of a winning team, and achieve meaning and fulfillment now, just like we did when we played Little League?!
This audiobook reminds listeners how to do just that and may very well be the encouragement you didn't know you needed to break through the demoralizing corporate corporateness of your daily grind.
I purchased the audio version of this book and I listened to it during some extended driving. I finished the book in two days. I found the book to be extremely well put together, genuine and useful. After listening to Taylor’s stories and thoughts, I cannot wait to get back to work and practice #MTXE and making one more pass. This book is ideal for new leaders, experienced leaders, and for those looking to become better versions of themselves.
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Even if you didn’t play sports, chances are you were part of a team (dance, choir, debate) and you had a coach somewhere along the way that helped you get better. OR chances are you’re working, or leading someone who played sports or was part of a team. Taylor Scott makes you think back to the coachings of the past and helps you figure out how to apply those lessons to your teams at work today. Quick, easy, and entertaining book to listen too! Highly recommend!
You'll feel instantly connected to this book. At first I was thinking this would be a book with typical leadership, business advice, etc. But then realized it's so much different than anything I've ever picked up. It just feels so much more real, and written in a way that makes you want to be a better person. I truly feel inspired and would recommend this to anyone. The sports angle is nice and helped me relate on many levels having been a former athlete. The Disney connection is great too as it helps lock in that extra magic!