10 Reads, Watches, and Listens for Coaches and Players to Get Motivated
by Emily Stiemsma, on Apr 1, 2020 9:47:37 AM
In this blog post, we will share our Top 10 reads, watches, and listens (short and long) for athletes and Coaches alike. After creating this list, it's pretty clear that everyone can benefit from these authors and these stories, books, and videos are not limited to athletes. Do you have a favorite not included in this list? Drop us a comment below?
#1 Tony Dungy - Quiet Strength (Read)
Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach―especially a football coach―to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, and the demand that the sport come before anything else?
#2 Matthew McConaughey - This Is Why You're Not Happy (watch)
This is an incredibly powerful speech from Matthew McConaughey giving life advice about being happy. If you feel lost in life this is a must watch.
#3 The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How (Read)
What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In this groundbreaking work, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, business people—and everyone else—with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others.
#4 The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding (Watch)
“Just get out there, and whatever you’re doing, do it to the best of your ability.”
Watching John Wooden talk about defining success is like watching the Dalai Lama talk about Buddhism or hearing Maya Angelou talk about poetry. John Wooden doesn’t just speak these words in his TED Talk, he lives them and breathes them … he is them.
#5 You are a Badass (Read)
Please excuse our french - but it is the title of the book! In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love.
#6 10 “HAPPY HABITS” SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO DIFFERENTLY (Listen)
Listen in to the Lewis Howes podcast where he shares his 10 “Happy Habits” that he believes every successful person does differently.
#7 Your Body Language Shapes Who Your Are (watch)
Can your body change your mind? This is the question that Amy Cuddy wanted to be able to answer. Through her research she found that your body language, non-verbal expressions, and how you carry yourself, can all create changes in hormone levels that lead to either making you feel more confident or making you feel more stressed.
#8 Be Relentless (watch)
Stay ready motivation.
#9 Chop Wood Carry Water (read)
Guided by "Akira-sensei," John comes to realize the greatest adversity on his journey will be the challenge of defeating the man in the mirror. This powerful story of one boy's journey to achieve his life long goal of becoming a samurai warrior, brings the Train to be Clutch curriculum to life in a powerful and memorable way.
#10 Sports Motivation Podcast (Listen)
Take control of your sports career and start DOMINATING your competition. The "I'm Not You" Sports Domination Podcast is hosted by Former All American and NFL Running Back Olaniyi Sobomehin (Niyi Sobo), and he walks you through the specific strategies, habits, and most important MINDSET that you need to take your game to the NEXT level.
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