JOHNNY QUINN shares his “wild dream” of playing in the NFL, being crushed after getting cut three times, losing 2.6 million dollars in contracts and blowing out his knee. At age 30, when most professional athletes are considered “over the hill,” Johnny was competing for Team USA in the sport of bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
This book ushers readers through the valleys of life to the thrills of rocketing down icy mountains at 80+ mph with no seat belt. Discover how the author overcame failure on the road to achieving greatness.
From an NFL failure to a U.S. Olympian, Johnny’s “what’s next” attitude led him to success he never imagined. In PUSH, Johnny looks at failure as a season of life rather than a death sentence. He provides incredible insight into the “what’s next” instead of “what could’ve been.” We all experience failure at some level; Johnny equips us to embrace change, accept risks and learn to PUSH Through the Barriers, to live life on purpose.
|Publisher:||Made For Success Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Johnny Quinn is an author whose goal is to usher readers to “Think Like an Olympian” and lead organizations to greatness. Johnny has been featured on ABC, CNN, Good Morning America, FOX, TIME and in the Wall Street Journal.
Johnny is a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He is one of three competitors in Winter Olympics history who also played in the NFL (Buffalo Bills and the Green Bay Packers). Clients include New York Life, Fidelity Investments, LiftMaster, American Diabetes Association and Zillow Group.
Johnny (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) lives near Dallas, Texas with his wife Amanda, and their boxer, Scout.
Table of Contents
Note To The Reader vii
Chapter 1 Stuck In A Bathroom 1
Chapter 2 Karate Kid 6
Chapter 3 God And The Game 9
Chapter 4 The Young Challenger 13
Chapter 5 Big Dreams, Big Sacrifices 17
Chapter 6 All Eyes On Someone Else 20
Chapter 7 College Recruiting Whiplash 23
Chapter 8 The Weight Of It All 27
Chapter 9 Riding The Bench 33
Chapter 10 Becoming A Starter 37
Chapter 11 Back To Embarrassment 41
Chapter 12 Broken Records, Broken Bones 49
Chapter 13 8 Agents, 1 Goal 59
Chapter 14 Last But Not Least 62
Chapter 15 Dream Deferred 68
Chapter 16 Lambeau Leap 73
Chapter 17 Football Purgatory 86
Chapter 18 Roughrider For A Season 91
Chapter 19 My Dream Is Dead 105
Chapter 20 The One 110
Chapter 21 Dream Big, Again! 113
Chapter 22 The Race Off 117
Chapter 23 Cold, Broke And Up All Night 126
Chapter 24 The Ultimate Test 134
Chapter 25 Hanging On To The Dream 144
Chapter 26 I Am A United States Olympian 156
Chapter 27 It's Time To Push! 168
About The Author 177
Connect With Johnny 178
What People are Saying About This
"I have known Johnny Quinn for over a decade. Hispassion and work ethicwill inspire you to break through the barriers in your own life!”
~ Michael Johnson, 13x Olympic and World Championship Gold Medalist.
"When you meet Johnny Quinn for the first time, it feels like you've known him your whole life. His passion for living and friendly manner almost hides the fact that he is a multi-sport athlete having competed at the highest level. Whatever Johnny has to say, I'm listening. I can't wait to read this book! And I am sure it will be the first of many."
–Scott Hamilton, Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Member and World Figure Skating Hall of Fame Member