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Go for the win! Achieve excellence and be better than you've ever been!

In his years as a professional ice-skater, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton learned to embrace the mind-set of working hard to "beat" the competition. But it seems competition has gotten a bad rap these days. We've bought in to the belief that it is unfair to participants to rank performance. Yet competition is in fact a good thing because it's about working toward excellence.

Finish First is a wake-up call for business leaders, entrepreneurs, spouses, parents, and even students to stop settling for mediocre and begin to revitalize their intrinsic will to achieve excellence and go for the win. Most of us feel we were made for something more, but we're often afraid to allow ourselves to be competitive because we think our finishing first might somehow rob others of their chance to shine. This book encourages the hidden potential, the champion within all of us, to come out - which eventually brings our families, our marriages, our careers, our businesses, and the world around us the greatest possible good.

©2018 Scott Hamilton (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Surprised i loved this

'Winning' has often felt like an arrogant goal to me. No More. Many great items here but it all started with ( i paraphrase ) "The best place to help others is from the front. "

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Loved it!

So much truth and wisdom here, sprinkled with humor and a good dose of faith from my fave skater ever.

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This is going to be a favorite

The last book that hit me like a freight train was The Magnolia Story, I ordered 11 copies and gave them to everyone.

I want to do that again with this book!

I listened to it in one sweep.. maybe back to back today.

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Great Book!

Thanks to Scott for his honest and touching recounting of how his life lessons can teach each of us!

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I Made an Oops

I love Scott Hamilton as a whole person. He is so kind, has an amazing testimony and story of his life, is a good father and husband, and of course I re-watch his skating on YouTube and loved him when I was a child too. I always loved his announcing and critique of skaters.

To get to this book, I suppose I expected this to be more autobiographical than it was! It was more about how to be a winner and to even try when you aren't really good at something, just to have some fun out of it. He talks a few times about his faith, so if that will bother you, this may not be for you, as he does use scriptures as well to back up why he has his faith.

It was good! Now go and win!

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Inspirational!

This is one of the Best inspirational books I have ever listened to. Scott's story and purpose to help others is extraordinary not to mention his own narration is top notch!

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Scott’s story is incredible.

This is a wonderful book. Enjoyed it and I’ll share it. It’s a great encouragement and will prod you to better heights of living.

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Excellent! Will read again and again!

Scott has a real gift! I've read several books like this but this one hits the nail on the head and gets you moving with a smile! It's for everyone at every age! Young or old.. ENJOY.

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Failure means you're Winning

Highly recommended to the person who feels like they can't breakthrough or get many or any wins.

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"Must-be-heard!"

A "must-be-heard" witness to living a valuable life. Something shifted in me, and I am on the way to share it with my kids.

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Self discipline

Encourages thinking positive by creating a refreshing new perspective one tiny step at a time.