Showing Up to Play: Business and Life Lessons Learned on the Golf Course

Showing Up to Play: Business and Life Lessons Learned on the Golf Course

by Robert A. Fiacco


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In work, play, and life in general, when you combine clear goals with commitment and the right attitude, you get results. Written with assorted appeal, a touch of humor, and relatable stories, this book offers the benefits of a self-help book synthesized with practical professional and personal guidance to help you excel in many areas of life. Reviews: "Make your play your work and your work your play, with the metaphor of golf. Enjoy reading and sharing my friend Bob’s enlightened book. Learn all the lessons to make your life infinitely better off now". ~ Mark Victor Hanson, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series."I was enthralled throughout and couldn’t wait to see what the next chapter contained. . .Excellent read! I hope there is another to come!" ~ Lisa Stackpole "This light-hearted book is a testament to perseverance and belief in one’s self." ~Michael Williams, Retired, US Air Force Special Operations Command.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937084981
Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Fiacco LUTCF, CLF --- is a speaker and business coach with over thirty years of experience building successful sales teams. Bob is also an internationally read blogger whose sense of humor and motivational/inspirational approach to life are infectious. He bring those attributes to his writing as well. Robert and Rose, his wife of thrity-five years, live in Greer, South Carolina with their Cocker Spaniel Bagger Vance. Robert believes that when your dreams are bigger than your fears, you can accomplish anything. To learn more, visit

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Take a Lesson 1

2 Snakes in Your Head 15

3 Handicapped 25

4 It Takes Time 33

5 Count the Clubs in Your Bag 41

6 Unintended Destinations 49

7 No Change, No Change 59

8 Never Throw Your Clubs 69

9 Ignore the Weather 77

10 You Have to Get Off the First Tee 85

11 You Have to See It 91

Conclusion 99

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Showing Up to Play: Business and Life Lessons Learned on the Golf Course 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, I would like to say what an honor it was to be afforded the very special opportunity to review this amazing book prior its official publication /release.  My Wife and I enjoyed reading the book on one of our recent cross-country trips.  I found this book motivating, optimistic and entertaining. This light-hearted book is a testament to perseverance and belief in one's self.  While I actually have only attempted to play golf a few times in my life, the way Bob Fiacco tied his life lessons to his quest to master the game, actually inspired me and struck a cord with its obvious correlation between the game of golf and the 'game of life'.  As a retired 23-year U.S. Air Force Veteran, I recognize the disciplined dedication Bob Fiacco has to his Wife, to his family, to the game of golf, and to his business life; not to mention what it took to acquire and maintain and nurture each of those special parts of his life. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve themselves or their outlook on life and for finding success; in particular, sales and/or insurance professionals.   Respectfully, Michael Williams
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've known Bob for most of his life and this insightful peek into his life's journey and love of golf is delightful and inspiring. He weaves his lessons on the links with what he's learned in life with a touch of humor that keeps you turning the pages. He's had as many obstacles in his life as there are hazards on the golf course and he has meet them all head on... never giving up, playing on to the end. But for Bob that's par for the course. You can't help coming away from his story without feeling motivated to show up ready to play.