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by James Denney,Pat Williams

Coach Wooden: The 7 Principles That Shaped His Life and Will Change Yours download ebook
ISBN:
0800721276
ISBN13:
978-0800721275
Author:
James Denney,Pat Williams
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Revell; Reprint edition (November 1, 2011)
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192 pages
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1407 kb
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Rating:
4.9

On the card, his father had written seven simple yet profound life principles When Coach Wooden passed away last year I read about the card he kept in his pocket listing the 7 principles his father taught him. I was intrigued.

On the card, his father had written seven simple yet profound life principles. These principles were the key to Coach Wooden's greatness. This inspirational book will encourage, challenge, and motivate you to build these principles into your own life so that you can impact the lives of others. When Coach Wooden passed away last year I read about the card he kept in his pocket listing the 7 principles his father taught him.

These principles were the key to Coach Wooden's greatness-and his goodness. This inspirational and conversational book will encourage, challenge, and motivate readers to build these principles into their own lives.

On the card, his father had written seven simple yet profound life principles: Be true to yourself Help others .

On the card, his father had written seven simple yet profound life principles: Be true to yourself Help others Make friendship a fine art Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible Make each day your masterpiece Build a shelter against a rainy day by the life you live Give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. These principles were the key to Coach Wooden's greatness-and his goodness.

I must say this is one of the best books I have ever read, and I am humbled that there was ever a man who used Basketball to touch so many young men's lives, both on and off the court! A Christian man, father, coach, son, and husband who tried to apply seven basic principles,(given to him by his father) to his life and lives that he touched.

Coach Wooden: The 7 Principles That Shaped His Life and Will Change Yours by James Denney and Pat Williams. When Coach John Wooden graduated from eighth grade his father gave him a handwritten card and said, "Son, try to live up to this.

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Based on seven principles given to Coach Wooden by his father, this book helps the reader discover how to be successful and a person of character and integrity

Based on seven principles given to Coach Wooden by his father, this book helps the reader discover how to be successful and a person of character and integrity. SKU-13/ISBN: 9780800719975 Category: Self-Help : Personal Growth - Success.

When Coach John Wooden graduated from eighth grade, his father gave him a handwritten card and said, "Son, try to live up to this." On the card, his father had written seven simple yet profound life principles:Be true to yourselfHelp othersMake friendship a fine artDrink deeply from good books, especially the BibleMake each day your masterpieceBuild a shelter against a rainy day by the life you liveGive thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every dayThese principles were the key to Coach Wooden's greatness--and his goodness. Through powerful stories and pithy advice, this book shares the wisdom that made Wooden happy and successful. This inspirational and conversational book, now in trade paper, will encourage, challenge, and motivate readers to build these principles into their own lives.
Reviews:
  • BoberMod
I am 74 years old. I bought the book for my 14-year old grandson. I bought the book after I read a newspaper article in which Seahawks Coach Pete Carol said he has followed Coach Wooden's personal approach to coaching by treating his players in a respectful manner. That is how Coach Carol treats his players. After receiving the book, I read the first several pages of the book, and almost could not put it down. Then I started feeling guilty about not giving it to my Grandson to read so I gave it to him. I believe every person on the planet could benefit from reading this book; especially those callous and brutish men that call themselves coaches and "coach" pee wee football by yelling and demeaning those very young minds that are so vulnerable to emotional abuse.
  • caif
When Coach Wooden passed away last year I read about the card he kept in his pocket listing the 7 principles his father taught him. I was intrigued. I copied the list and carried it around but I felt something was missing--I wanted to know more about these principles and how to live them in my life.

I was pleasantly surprised and happy to find that Pat Williams has written exactly the book I wanted. I've read his work in the past and knew he was the perfect person to really get at the heart of these principles. Mr. Williams is an innate storyteller and has the kind of curiosity that allows him to ask all the right questions. He interviewed many people close to Wooden to fully understand the man who gave Coach Wooden the principles--his father, Joshua Hugh Wooden. When you know the story you'll see how important these principles become because of how the coach's father lived them.

The book then goes through each principle in detail and gives helpful tips on implementing them daily. It's so useful in this respect that it will probably be always on my desk and not on the shelf!

On the whole, I highly recommend this book. And don't worry--even though Coach Wooden coached basketball and Pat Williams is senior Vice President of the NBA team the Orlando Magic, this book is not about basketball. It's about life.
  • Winenama
I love this book. This book isn't about basketball but about life. Especially in this day and age I think this book is relevant. Pick it up and read it, it is a very easy read.
  • mIni-Like
Last October I was fortunate enough to hear Pat Williams address the student body of Liberty University on the "7 Sides of Leadership". This made the decision easy when I learned he had authored this work on the leadership principles of Coach John Wooden, one of America's most successful college coaches, having led UCLA to 88 consecutive wins, ten NCAA championships, and 38 consecutive NCAA tournament victories before his retirement in 1975. He coached many players who later played in the NBA. While I expected this book to be a refresher of Williams' speech, even with the overlapping concepts, I was left with the challenge of implementing additional disciplines in my life. Williams' 7 Sides of Leadership were to:

1. Have a VISION
2. Communicate your VISION
3. Possess People Skills
4. Understand that Character counts
5. Have Competence
6. Possess Boldness
7. Lead with A Serving Heart

Williams writes about the great influence Wooden had on all those around him, making it clear that his list was directly influenced by Wooden's 7 life-shaping principles:

1. Be True To Yourself
2. Help Others
3. Make Each Day Your Masterpiece
4. Drink Deeply from Good Books, Especially the Bible
5. Make Friendship a Fine Art
6. Build a Shelter against a Rainy Day by the Life You Life
7. Pray for Guidance and Counsel, and Give Thanks for Your Blessings Each Day

My favorite of the seven is to "make each day your masterpiece". While working in radio, I used to have a co-worker who would close each newscast with "make it a great day". It sounded odd to me years ago, but now I get it. It means `make each day your masterpiece'. Don't just passively `have a great day' but understand that the quality of your day depends on you, it's something you initiate.

Another most impressive take-away from Wooden is his relationship with his father, who is referenced at least 100 times in the book. Once Wooden was asked how he would like to be remembered at the end of his life and he answered without the slightest hesitation, "I would like to be remembered as a man who came as close as possible to being like my father." What an amazing legacy.

This easy-read will both challenge and inspire you, sports fan or not. I highly recommend it and leave you with some additional Woodenisms:

* The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
* Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
* Discipline yourself and others won't need to.
* It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
* Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
  • Stan
If you ever need a book to bring the reality back into check then this is the book for you. A very good friend loaned me this book, (which was personally signed by Mr. Williams), because he knows that I am a positive thinker. Let me tell you if I can emulate first Coach woodens philosophies, and then Pat Williams by just a fraction of what this book brings to the table I know I will be a much better person.
My wife plans on buying the book for me for my birthday, just so I can "drink from it" whenever I need a refresher course in life.

Thanks Mr. Williams, thanks coach, and thanks David D. for the loan.

Thomas F. Matt
2231 Beechnut Trail
Holt,Michigan 48842