Training Camp. What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else

  • ID: 2325716
  • Book
  • 176 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A story for anyone who wants to be their best and bring out the best in others

"Training Camp by Jon Gordon is a touching story about one man who faces his fears on his path to greatness. Along the way, he learns a valuable lesson about who is really in control. Grow your faith. Read Training Camp."
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Lead Like Jesus

"I loved reading this book. Jon and I agree that one should not only strive for excellence on the field but also make greatness a life mission. I believe every coach, player, individual, organization, and team that wants to be their best should read and benefit from this book."
Mike Smith, Head Coach, the Atlanta Falcons

"Having spent my life studying the best, I have found that great individuals need great coaches. Training Camp is not only about the student but the mentor. Jon has woven a compelling story of two individuals together, traveling life′s journey, striving for excellence, and leaving a legacy in the process. I found myself cheering the main characters on from the sidelines. Thank you, Jon, for leaving a legacy with the profound lessons found in this book."
Kimberly K. Rath, President, Talent Plus

"Training Camp is a great read for any leader, young or old whether a coach, teacher, pastor, or CEO. It will inspire you to inspire others and to strive for excellence every day."
Brad Lomenick, Vice President and Executive Director, Catalyst, a movement of next–generation leaders

"Jon Gordon has written a poignant and powerful story that helps us find the best within ourselves and bring out the best in others. He will change lives with this book."
Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture

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Acknowledgments x

Author s Note xii

Introduction xv

1 Kickoff 1

2 Ankle Sprain 5

3 Press Conference 7

4 Pain 9

5 The Phone Call 15

6 Treatment 19

7 Questions 23

8 On the Sideline 27

9 The Playbook 29

10 The Telescope 35

11 Continuous Improvement 43

12 The Benefits of a Coach 47

13 TheMyth 51

14 The Game–Day Principle 53

15 Ten Percent Better 57

16 TheMicroscope 61

17 Mental Zoom–Focus 67

18 Patience 69

19 Mental Toughness 71

20 TwentyWays to Get Mentally Tough 77

21 A Bad Day 81

22 Heal Strong 85

23 Feeling Better 89

24 Preparation 91

25 The Cut 93

26 Faith 97

27 The Fishing Trip 99

28 Story and Belief 105

29 Tests 107

30 Pressure 109

31 Seize theMoment 111

32 The Breaking Point 115

33 The Spotlight 125

34 Celebration 129

35 Final Cuts 131

36 Leave a Legacy 135

37 The Day 139

38 The Coin 143

39 The Final Lesson 147

40 A New Beginning 151

Appendixes 155

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JON GORDON′s bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at www.JonGordon.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonGordon11.

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