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With simple but delightful storytelling, Kevin Carroll channels his childhood passion for sport and play into a universally appealing blueprint for life. Drawing wisdom from the playgrounds of his youth, where he spent hour upon hour sharpening his body and his mind, Carroll shares with readers his Rules of the Red Rubber Ball - how to achieve maximum human potential through the power of passion and creativity. Finding your own -red rubber ball+ and chasing it to your heart+s content, he argues, is the surest route to peace, prosperity, and happiness. Over the years as an athletic trainer and public speaker, Carroll has transformed his philosophy into seven simple rules that any successful leader will endorse: 1) Commit to it2) Seek out encouragers 3) Work out your creative muscle4) Prepare to shine5) Speak up6) Expect the unexpected7) Maximize the day With an award-winning design and color photos throughout, Rules of the Red Rubber Ball will inspire the child in everyone for generations to come.
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"An adult's version of Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go! -- a pocket-size guide to finding your way in life."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933060026
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/7/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 5.78 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Founder of The Katalyst Consultancy, Kevin Carroll is an inspirational speaker who has motivated the business leaders at Nike, Starbucks, The Discovery Channel, ESPN, HSBC Bank, Mattel, Capital One and the National Hockey League. Before embarking on the speakers' circuit, he parlayed his passion for sport and play into jobs as the head athletic trainer for St. Joseph's University, the head athletic trainerfor the Philadelphia 76ers, and a motivational adviser for Nike. From1980-1990, he served in the Air Force as a linguist. He speaks six languages: English, Croatian, Czech, Serbian, German and Russian.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

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    Kevin Carroll came and spoke at the Josten's Renaissance National Conference and had the audience of well over one thousand on chairs screaming and clapping. His book is a masterpiece that will change your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2008

    My 'Moment of Clarity'

    I actually MET Kevin Carroll on a 4 hour flight and talked to him the entire time. I read his book and it has put together 2 critical principals as to why I followed my career in coaching fencing. I'm going to push harder than ever to make champions so they will get that championship experience that may change their lives. That experience may give them courage and confidence to pursue their red rubber ball. In essence, to make them better people. Read it, study it, learn it, live it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2007

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    I love this book. I've read it many times... again and agin... never boring. After reading this book, you'll have a different perception on life. and you know, you'll never give up! Great book! Great designs! everyone should read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    Truly Moving

    An incredible story inspirational also the design of the book is incredible and fascinating- as well as being a great book it could be used as a sample textbook in graphic design-

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

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    A simple book on the meaning of life, and a complex book on how to give your life more meaning

    This book is simple. The guidelines provided within the less-than-100 creatively laid-out pages are simple, but just because something is simple, doesn't make it easy. Author Kevin Carroll outlines seven simple strategies anyone can use to give their life more meaning and more happiness using the iconic red rubber ball most everyone can recall from their school days. It's enjoyable read that can be completed within an hour, but (if you're doing it right) you'll spend a lifetime contemplating the ideas and putting the concepts into action.

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