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Winning Every Day [Kindle Edition]

Lou Holtz
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"The lessons contained in this book may start out having to do with sports, but they apply to almost every aspect of life. The stories in this book are wonderfully entertaining, and the lessons are priceless. This is a book about winning, written by a man who is a true winner in every sense of the word." -- Sean McManus, president, CBS Sports "Coach Lou Holtz has written one of the best motivational books that I've ever read on how to be successful in whatever you do in life." -- Steve Spurrier, football coach, University of Florida Gators"Seldom do we experience the charisma and character of a dynamic personality such as Lou Holtz, the very successful former football coach of Notre Dame. Lou has left his distinctive mark of success everywhere he has coached. "Winning Every Day" is not just a catchy phrase, but with Coach Holtz, a way of life." -- Carl Pohlad, president, Marquette Bancshares and owner of the Minnesota"Lou Holtz is a brilliant strategist, a first-class motivator, and an inspiring role model. Winning Every Day coaches you through the hard-won lessons of life that Coach Holtz has gleaned from a lifetime of learning. Using personal behind-the-scenes experiences he shows you how to break through obstacles, capitalize on fleeting opportunities, and achieve success. There is no better mentor than Lou Holtz."-- Peter Lowe, president and CEO of Peter Lowe International "Lou has taken his wisdom and principles of winning on the gridiron and translated them successfully for implementation into daily life. He has also included his patented brand of humor throughout making this an informative as well as enjoyable read."-- Barry Alvarez, Head Football Coach University of Wisconsin"I've known Lou Holtz for a long time as a man of unflinching, unyielding character and integrity. It shows in this remarkable book."-- Senator Jesse Helms"Lou Holtz has spent most of his adult life helping others achieve their full potential. He believes success depends not so much on an abundance of God given talent, it does on the passionate and intelligent application of the talent we have. Winning Every Day is the best of Lou Holtz.."-- Richard A. Rosenthal, Athletic Director Emeritus, University of Notre Dame"Lou Holtz has put into his book every element required for success in any endeavor. All who put into practice his ten elements for success will raise their level of performance significantly." -- J. M. Haggar, Jr., Retired Chairman of the Board, Haggar Clothing Company"Coach Holtz has a vast reservoir of knowledge and experience in the key elements of living a successful life. Using football as his primary vehicle, he provides a most inspiring and motivational treatise conveyed in a folksy and oftentimes humorous manner. Not only is Winning Every Day a very important book to read, but also a complete and utter joy."-- John W. "This is the book we've all hoped Lou Holtz would write. In these pages he shares the wisdom and experience of a lifetime. It's a great read, and sure to be a hit."-- Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States"Winning Every Day" provides a simple formula for a winning lifetime."-- Donald R. Keough, Chairman of the Board, Allen & Company, Inc."Winning Every Day" is a great book for anyone who'd like to know Coach Holtz. His conversational writing style provides personal insight into a man whose ability to inspire and motivate is legendary. LouHoltz' philosophy is easily adaptable and teaches you how to reach and exceed your goals, not only in athletics, but in business and daily living."-- Christopher Zorich, Former NFL Chicago Bear, Chairman- The Christopher Zorich Foundation"Coach Holtz has written an inspiring and charming book in which he shares with us the gems of his experience as a great leader, devoted husband and compassionate humanitarian. A quick and delightful read."-- General Colin L. Powell, USA (RET)""Winning Every Day: A Game Plan for Success" is a book for every would-be winner, whatever their occupation or goal in life might be. It is direct, clear-cut, concise, profound, humorous, wise and precise in its recommendations for how to win every day, which will make a person a winner for life. Fun and easy to read, its good, very good."-- Zig Ziglar, Author and Motivational Teacher"Lou Holtz is the best coach I have ever known. He is successful simply because of the standards and expectations he has of himself and those around him, and these are never compromised.In this book, Lou Holtz, the coach, the motivator, and the disciplinarian, gives you a plan for achieving a high standard of excellence in your life, family or business. I had the privilegeof working for Lou Holtz and learning the 'game plan' first-hand. He made a difference in my life, and he can make a difference in yours."-- Rick Minter, Head Football Coach, University of Cincinnati

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"The lessons contained in this book may start out having to do with sports, but they apply to almost every aspect of life. The stories in this book are wonderfully entertaining, and the lessons are priceless. This is a book about winning, written by a man who is a true winner in every sense of the word." -- Sean McManus, president, CBS Sports "Coach Lou Holtz has written one of the best motivational books that I've ever read on how to be successful in whatever you do in life." -- Steve Spurrier, football coach, University of Florida Gators"Seldom do we experience the charisma and character of a dynamic personality such as Lou Holtz, the very successful former football coach of Notre Dame. Lou has left his distinctive mark of success everywhere he has coached. "Winning Every Day" is not just a catchy phrase, but with Coach Holtz, a way of life." -- Carl Pohlad, president, Marquette Bancshares and owner of the Minnesota"Lou Holtz is a brilliant strategist, a first-class motivator, and an inspiring role model. Winning Every Day coaches you through the hard-won lessons of life that Coach Holtz has gleaned from a lifetime of learning. Using personal behind-the-scenes experiences he shows you how to break through obstacles, capitalize on fleeting opportunities, and achieve success. There is no better mentor than Lou Holtz."-- Peter Lowe, president and CEO of Peter Lowe International "Lou has taken his wisdom and principles of winning on the gridiron and translated them successfully for implementation into daily life. He has also included his patented brand of humor throughout making this an informative as well as enjoyable read."-- Barry Alvarez, Head Football Coach University of Wisconsin"I've known Lou Holtz for a long time as a man of unflinching, unyielding character and integrity. It shows in this remarkable book."-- Senator Jesse Helms"Lou Holtz has spent most of his adult life helping others achieve their full potential. He believes success depends not so much on an abundance of God given talent, it does on the passionate and intelligent application of the talent we have. Winning Every Day is the best of Lou Holtz.."-- Richard A. Rosenthal, Athletic Director Emeritus, University of Notre Dame"Lou Holtz has put into his book every element required for success in any endeavor. All who put into practice his ten elements for success will raise their level of performance significantly." -- J. M. Haggar, Jr., Retired Chairman of the Board, Haggar Clothing Company"Coach Holtz has a vast reservoir of knowledge and experience in the key elements of living a successful life. Using football as his primary vehicle, he provides a most inspiring and motivational treatise conveyed in a folksy and oftentimes humorous manner. Not only is Winning Every Day a very important book to read, but also a complete and utter joy."-- John W. "This is the book we've all hoped Lou Holtz would write. In these pages he shares the wisdom and experience of a lifetime. It's a great read, and sure to be a hit."-- Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States"Winning Every Day" provides a simple formula for a winning lifetime."-- Donald R. Keough, Chairman of the Board, Allen & Company, Inc."Winning Every Day" is a great book for anyone who'd like to know Coach Holtz. His conversational writing style provides personal insight into a man whose ability to inspire and motivate is legendary. LouHoltz' philosophy is easily adaptable and teaches you how to reach and exceed your goals, not only in athletics, but in business and daily living."-- Christopher Zorich, Former NFL Chicago Bear, Chairman- The Christopher Zorich Foundation"Coach Holtz has written an inspiring and charming book in which he shares with us the gems of his experience as a great leader, devoted husband and compassionate humanitarian. A quick and delightful read."-- General Colin L. Powell, USA (RET)""Winning Every Day: A Game Plan for Success" is a book for every would-be winner, whatever their occupation or goal in life might be. It is direct, clear-cut, concise, profound, humorous, wise and precise in its recommendations for how to win every day, which will make a person a winner for life. Fun and easy to read, its good, very good."-- Zig Ziglar, Author and Motivational Teacher"Lou Holtz is the best coach I have ever known. He is successful simply because of the standards and expectations he has of himself and those around him, and these are never compromised.In this book, Lou Holtz, the coach, the motivator, and the disciplinarian, gives you a plan for achieving a high standard of excellence in your life, family or business. I had the privilegeof working for Lou Holtz and learning the 'game plan' first-hand. He made a difference in my life, and he can make a difference in yours."-- Rick Minter, Head Football Coach, University of Cincinnati

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 693 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (13 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W94D8O
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, Some Very Good Insights 30 Mar 2010
By C. M. Cotton TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I have read 100's of very poor books on the Success Principles, Self Esteem, Laws of Attraction, Planning, Time Management etc, in the last few years. I started reading books about goal setting, mind control and success principles in 1985. I have used what I learnt from my extensive reading, coupled with academic qualifications, business and psychology experience, to create a consulting company, teaching seminars to corporations in strategic thinking, leadership, marketing, goal setting and business development. I also use the principles to help individuals, by guiding them as a Peak Performance Coach, teaching people cognitive methods to help goal set and enhance their lives beyond what they could do on their own. As such, I read as many books as I can, on a variety of subjects to enhance my knowledge. This is the first book I have read by an American Football Coach. Coming from the UK, although I have spent a great deal of time in the USA, on a University exchange and now working as a consultant and University Lecturer, I know nothing about American Football or Lou Holtz. I bought this book as John Maxwell, mentions Holtz a lot in his books. I therefore thought I would read a new style of book.

I must admit, some parts of it bored the pants off me, but this is only because I have virtually no knowledge of football. I did not understand large swathes of the book, when it talked about football tactics, game play or Lou's historical career.

Where this book excels is in its examination of what is needed by either a coach or player to excel. These skills are then translated into real steps we can all use in; life, business or relationships. There are some brilliant insights into what we can do to make all aspects of our lives better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something for everyone 2 Feb 2012
By PH
Format:Paperback
Easy to read style - very similar to Bob Rotella's Golf Psychology books. If you enjoy American Football or elite sport you will enjoy reading this. If you are a teacher, coach or business person, this book gives loads of anecdotal guidance in how to make improvements and strengthen your people skills. If you play sport, it gives numerous examples of how to get the most out of your ability - whilst hard work, commitment and sacrifice seem obvious traits, Lou Holtz picks out some excellent stories to highlight how some of his athletes made it to the top. Definitely one to keep and re-read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars winning everyday motivates 18 Aug 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
lou holtz gives the impression that he never stops learning even after u would expect that he knows it all. Mainly he teaches how to be inspired & focused as u achieve your goals etc. He gives many examples of players & coaches & everyday people who went from nowhere to somewhere & turned things around when life appeared dismal. The most impressive aspect, for me, is that he has a knack for turning adversity & tuff situations into an advantage. Reading this book will at the very least give you improved perspective
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life & Leadership Tips from a Master Motivator 30 Jun 2003
By Matthew Dodd - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Lou Holtz, currently the head football coach at the University of South Carolina, has written one of the best, and most enjoyable leadership books I have ever read. His game plan for success was largely told through his gridiron experiences, but this plan is about much more than just football-it is a proven, common-sense guide for succeeding in the game of life.
What makes Holtz's life and leadership insights so compelling and believable are his dynamic life experiences and his incredible list of accomplishments: parents were divorced; fiance' broke off their engagement, but they later married and remain so after 40 years; only coach to lead 4 different programs to top-20 finishes and 6 different programs to bowl games (William and Mary, N.C. State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Dame, South Carolina); 23 of 32 college teams he coached have received bowl bids, with 18 top-25 finishes, 8 top-10 finishes, and one undefeated national championship; 3rd winningest active coach and 7th place all-time with 243 victories; wife's heroic battle with throat cancer; fired or let go as assistant coach more than once; polled as the best motivational speaker in the country two years in a row, and his motivational video "Do Right!" is the all-time best-seller; guest speaker at most Fortune 500 companies; and was invited to the Oval Office by four different presidents.
Holtz's game plan consists of ten steps. Each step is explored in detail in its own chapter. The colorful, real-world stories and humorous anecdotes Holtz used to present the steps' lessons perfectly complemented his conversational writing style. The final chapter is considered the "end-zone" of success-where you can be if you have the courage, desire, and character to apply the lessons described within the plan's steps.
The book is jammed full of common-sense, spiritual, philosophical, and motivational life and leadership perspectives. The most memorable passages for me as a father, leader, and follower were Holtz's thoughts about discipline:
"For me, a disciplinarian is someone who requires that people understand the consequences of their decisions. You use discipline to reinforce choices. Our athletes and my children knew that if they chose to misbehave, they were also choosing to pay the consequences...In each case, I never punished anyone; the offenders chose the punishment themselves by their actions."
He illustrated his commitment to being a disciplinarian by describing the circumstances that led to him suspending his top three Arkansas players before the 1977 Orange Bowl (against Oklahoma), and to suspending two of his best players before his top-ranked Notre Dame team played the second-ranked University of Southern California in 1988:
"[They] recklessly violated our Do Right rule, which governs personal conduct...These were not bad guys; they simply made a bad decision...I didn't want the keys to our offense to miss our biggest game of the year, but when they decided to break our rules, they also decided to miss the game. Now I had to support that choice."
Holtz is a master motivator and a proven true winner in football and life. My highest recommendation for this book is best captured by Holtz himself when he wrote, "As you know, the only things that will change you from where you are today to where you want to be five years from now are the books you read and the people you meet." I hope I someday get a chance to meet Lou Holtz and thank him for his outstanding book on life and leadership.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Winning Every Day 30 Jan 2001
By Justin McDaniel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Lou Holtz gives you motivation tips and how to succeed in life. He breaks it down into direct on clear-cut. The power of your attitude, tackling adversity, sense of purpose, your friends, being the best you can be, competing, taking care of yourself, trust, committed to your obligations, and care for others are all phases of the book takes you through. The goal of this book is to make you feel that Lou Holtz is sitting in front of you discussing all issues in a humorous way.
Winning Every Day": The Game Plan for Success is a book for everybody that wants to become a winner in every situation that life throws at you. It is direct, concise, clear-cut, humorous, wise, and precise in its recommendations for how to win every day. The book will make you a winner. All you have to do is spend two hours on reading the book. It's funny and a great book to read if you want to get on track or continue staying on track.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn important people skills and leadership lessons while you have fun reading... 1 Jun 2006
By Lane Fox - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I happened to notice this book one day when I took my daughter to the library. A friend of mine is a personal acquaintance of Lou's so I decided to see what 'Ol Lou is all about for myself.

This is a book of (mostly humorous) stories that makes it a fun, easy read. At the same time, each story has powerful success principles and truths embedded within.

If you want to see powerful leadership in action, this is a great book.

If you want to get more from your interactions and relationships with people in every area of your life, this is a great book.

If you find yourself doubting your abilities and potential, this is a great book.

If you want to be able to learn from someone who started out as a nobody with nothing and ended up as somebody who had something, this is a great book.

If you weren't fortunate enough to have a parent or adult-figure who taught you how to win at the game of life, then I heartily recommend this book to help fill in that void.

If you don't see yourself in the preceding statements, or, if you have read all the success books and you are looking for something brand-new that you have never heard of before, then this probably isn't the book for you.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars winning everyday motivates 18 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
lou holtz gives the impression that he never stops learning even after u would expect that he knows it all. Mainly he teaches how to be inspired & focused as u achieve your goals etc. He gives many examples of players & coaches & everyday people who went from nowhere to somewhere & turned things around when life appeared dismal. The most impressive aspect, for me, is that he has a knack for turning adversity & tuff situations into an advantage. Reading this book will at the very least give you improved perspective
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Values of a Winner 27 Jan 2000
By Gordon B. Logan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
We have used Coach Holtz's videos in our corporate training programs for years, and we have found his book to be equally inspiring. Values-based management is a key to Coach Holz's success, and it should be a part of everyone's training program and personal motivational library.
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