Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret: The Power of a Lot of Little Things Done Well [NOOK Book]

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At the first practice of each season, legendary coach John Wooden taught his players how to put on their socks and shoes a very particular way. When asked about this, he replied, "The little things matter. All I need is one little wrinkle in one sock to put a blister on one foot--and it could ruin my whole season. I started teaching about shoes and socks early in my career, and I saw that it really did cut down on blisters during the season. ...
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Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret: The Power of a Lot of Little Things Done Well

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Overview

At the first practice of each season, legendary coach John Wooden taught his players how to put on their socks and shoes a very particular way. When asked about this, he replied, "The little things matter. All I need is one little wrinkle in one sock to put a blister on one foot--and it could ruin my whole season. I started teaching about shoes and socks early in my career, and I saw that it really did cut down on blisters during the season. That little detail gave us an edge." Coach Wooden knew the long-term impact of little things done well.

Now Pat Williams takes Coach Wooden's lesson, along with stories of people whose lives have exemplified the importance of little things done well, and shows readers how the small things one does or doesn't do drastically affect one's integrity, reputation, health, career, faith, and success. People who want to do their best in life, family, work, and faith will benefit from this entertaining and inspirational book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441212603
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 190,230
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than fifty years of professional sports experience, has written dozens of books, including the popular Coach Wooden and The Difference You Make, and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Florida. Find out more at
www.patwilliams.com.

Jim Denney is a full-time freelance writer with more than one hundred published books to his credit. His collaborative titles include Reggie White in the Trenches; Undefeated, with Bob and Brian Griese; and numerous books with Pat Williams, including Go for the Magic, Coach Wooden, and The Difference You Make.
Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than fifty years of professional sports experience, has written dozens of books, including the popular Coach Wooden and The Difference You Make, and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Florida. Find out more at www.patwilliams.com.
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  • Posted February 11, 2014

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    Oh, the little things When asked what his secret was, the thoug

    Oh, the little things

    When asked what his secret was, the thoughtful Coach Wooden said it was having a lot of things done well. This eureka moment for author Pat Williams inspired him to write this fabulous book about how versatile this idea is in life. Guidance to be mindful is found in many self-help books, but this seems to be a new theme for a book of the sports genre. If this was how John Wooden coached the UCLA Bruins to the top, with an unprecendented 88 game winning streak, I'll take it!

    In this well-written book, Williams reveals how keeping focus on the little things have played pivot roles in the success of sports and business. He says that it "safeguards your character and produces habits of consistency and excellence in your life." Look at how it worked for Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and of course, John Wooden!

    This book is great for all audiences, but especially those gearing up for success. There are some great ideas that are small enough to work into your life by powerful enough to make a big difference.

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