Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life

Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life

Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life

Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life


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Successful businesswoman and daughter of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. shares her story of growing up in the world of auto racing and the lessons she learned along the way.

Just like a racecar as it takes to the track, each of us needs a certain amount of fine-tuning for our journey through life. In Drive, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, daughter of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and sister to Dale Jr., opens up about growing up in the world of NASCAR, sharing the lessons she learned about being a successful business leader and what she discovered, often the hard way, about winning in life.

Kelley never felt she was winning at anything until she began to deal with the thoughts and feelings that were driving her decisions and taking her in the wrong direction. Her journey of transformation is what empowered her to run the family business in an entirely different way than she had previously and to lead people not only with her head but also with her heart.

Drive offers nine important lessons learned about winning in business and in life, given not as a formula for greatness but as insight from a fellow traveler on a journey that is sometimes difficult, painful, unexpected, or confusing—and sometimes exhilarating and joyful:

  • Be Authentic and Approachable
  • Know How to Make Decisions
  • Position for Success
  • Let Go to Move Forward
  • Customize Your Communication
  • Aim for the Win-Win
  • Manage Your Emotions
  • Balance Your Work With Your Life
  • Lead from the Heart

Become a stronger person and a more effective leader by facing the truth about your own life in a healthy way, and then drive to the win!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785229339
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/09/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 895,634
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Kelley Earnhardt Miller is part owner and general manager of JR Motorsports and is considered one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today. She oversees the company’s race team, management team, and business ventures for her brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr. The daughter of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, Earnhardt Miller graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in business administration. A multiple-award recipient, she was named in 2015 as one of SportsBusiness Journal’s Game Changers/Women in Sports Business for her impact on the motorsports industry. Kelley is married to L.W. Miller and is mom to Karsyn, Kennedy, and Wyatt.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dale Earnhardt Jr. xi

Meet Me at the Track xiii

Part 1 Growing Up Earnhardt

Chapter 1 My Starting Position 3

Chapter 2 Big Sister 13

Chapter 3 Moving On 21

Chapter 4 Then Everything Changed 29

Part 2 Lessons Learned

Chapter 5 Be Authentic and Approachable 43

Chapter 6 Know How to Make Decisions 53

Chapter 7 Position for Success 65

Chapter 8 Let Go to Move Forward 79

Chapter 9 Customize Your Communication 91

Chapter 10 Aim for the Win-Win 103

Chapter 11 Manage Your Emotions 113

Chapter 12 Balance Your Work with Your Life 129

Chapter 13 Lead from the Heart 145

Part 3 What I Wish I'd Known

Chapter 14 Preparing for Your Race 159

Chapter 15 Getting, Keeping, and Growing in a Job You Love 169

Chapter 16 Be Your Best Self 181

Drive Your Way into Victory Lane 187

Acknowledgments 199

Notes 203

About the Author 206

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