"Training Camp" is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. The story follows Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He's spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost when he happens to meet a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive - and might even make him the best of the best. Whether you play sports or the piano or work with numbers, a computer or a scalpel, these lessons apply to everyone who must climb the mountain before reaching its peak. If you want to be your best - "Training Camp" offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team (your work team, school team, church team and family team) can achieve it.
Table of Contents
Kick Off. Ankle Sprain. Press Conference. Pain. The Phone Call. Treatment. Questions. On the Sideline. The Playbook. The Telescope. Continuous Improvement. The Benefits of a Coach. The Myth. The Game Day Principle. 10 Percent Better. The Microscope. Mental Zoom Focus. Patience. Mental Toughness. 20 Ways to Get Mentally Tough. A Bad Day. Heal Strong. Feel Better. Preparation. The Cut. Faith. The Fishing Trip. Story and Belief. Tests. Pressure. Seize the Moment. The Breaking Point. The Spotlight. Celebration. Final Cuts. Leave a Legacy. The Day. The Coin. The Final Lesson. A New Beginning. Appendices.
Jon Gordon is a speaker, consultant, and author of the international bestseller The Energy Bus and The No Complaining Rule, both from Wiley. He and his books have been featured on CNN and NBC's Today show, and in Forbes; O, The Oprah Magazine; the Wall Street Journal; and the New York Times. His clients include the Atlanta Falcons, the PGA Tour, Northwestern Mutual, Publix Super Markets, Campbell Soup, and JPMorgan Chase.