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Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else

Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else

Jon Gordon

ISBN: 978-0-470-50311-9

Apr 2009

176 pages

$14.99

Description

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. 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.

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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12Errata in Text,In Page 2: Chasing is misspelled as chashing in the last paragraph. Please change.03-May-17