How do you measure success? Baseball players, for instance, can fail seven out of ten times at the plate and go to the Baseball Hall of Fame. So why do you think you How do you measure success? Baseball players, for instance, can fail seven out of ten times at the plate and go to the Baseball Hall of Fame. So why do you think you need to bat 1.000?
"Swing for the Fences" draws on lessons from America's greatest pastime to create a manual of practical tools for winning at the game of life. Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but Greg Bancroft's thoughtful and humorous writing will teach you how to give yourself a break and "suck less."
In a clear, engaging style, "Swing for the Fences" guides you through being successful at home, at work, and in relationships. In the end, it's not just about the home runs; it's about how you approach stepping up to the plate.
Greg Bancroft's love for baseball was forged during summertime pickup games in his youth. Now, he shares his passion for the mythology, spirituality, and emotional journeys of our national pastime with family and friends across the country. "Swing for the Fences" is Greg's second book; his first is "Betsy's Day at the Game," a Mom's Choice award-winning children's book illustrated by Katherine Blackmore. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, with his family.
Swing for the Fences draws on lessons from America’s greatest pastime to create a manual of practical tools for winning at the game of life. Navigating life’s challenges is never easy, but Greg Bancroft’s thoughtful and humorous writing will teach you how to give yourself a break and “suck less.”
In a clear, engaging style, Swing for the Fences guides you through being successful at home, at work, and in relationships. In the end, it’s not just about the home runs; it’s about how you approach stepping up to the plate.
|Publisher:||Wise Ink Creative Publishing|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Swing for the Fences: Embrace Failure 1
Chapter 2 It All Starts with Little League: Absorb Affirmation 7
Chapter 3 Spring Training: Reinforce Learnings 13
Chapter 4 Opening Day: Revisit Hope 19
Chapter 5 The Long-Haul Season: Persevere Persistently 27
Chapter 6 Show Up, Dig In: Control Attitude 33
Chapter 7 Suck Less: Control Effort 39
Chapter 8 All for One, One for All: Value Teamwork 45
Chapter 9 It's All About Fairness: Tolerate Unevenness 53
Chapter 10 On the Field of Play, Everywhere: Apply Lessons 59
Chapter 11 Seventh-Inning Stretch: Refresh Regularly 67
Chapter 12 Everyone Can Teach Everyone: Be Coachable 73
Chapter 13 Don't Take It Personally: Flush Codependency 79
Chapter 14 A Meaning-Making Game: Practice Ritual 85
Chapter 15 It's All in the Moment: Focus Diligently 91
Chapter 16 When Stealing Makes Sense: Take Risks 97
Chapter 17 Do Small Things Well: Execute Daily 103
Chapter 18 Everything Comes Around: Demonstrate Respect 109
Chapter 19 Take One for the Team: Sacrifice Easily 115
Chapter 20 Everyone Blows It: Forgive Generously 121
Chapter 21 The Bat as Friend or Foe: Decide Purposefully 127
Chapter 22 Winning or Losing, It's All the Same: Count Blessings 133
Chapter 23 Doing Your Very Best: Cultivate Self Esteem 139
Chapter 24 Baseball is Timeless: Stop Rushing 145
Chapter 25 The Postseason as a "Do-Over": Celebrate Opportunity 151
Chapter 26 Coach's Corner: Banish Shame 157
Chapter 27 Balls, Strikes, Hits, and Runs: Keep Score 163