Winning Plays: Tackling Adversity and Achieving Success in Business and in Life

Winning Plays: Tackling Adversity and Achieving Success in Business and in Life

by Matt Mayberry


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No one goes undefeated when playing the game of life. Matt Mayberry is no exception. He's faced setbacks beyond his control and lots more he created himself. But even after conquering addiction, realizing his lifelong dream to play in the NFL, and then having it taken away from him in an instant, he came from behind yet again to achieve more success than ever before.

Sometimes we are knocked down-and even out-by circumstances within or beyond our control. That's life. But these moments can be opportunities to tap into inner strength and start over. By sharing how he treated failure as a way to start over, Matt is now a nationally sought-after speaker and success coach to audiences of more than 100,000 people per year for Fortune 500 companies, NFL and NBA teams, government and nonprofit groups, professional associations, and universities. In WINNING PLAYS, he presents his strategies to survive and thrive in the real world, no matter what gets thrown your way.

Just as no football team can be successful without a solid game plan, you can't be successful without one either. This book is full of Matt's inspirational, motivational, and prescriptive advice, such as: be authentic, create opportunities, power through adversity, reaffirm your goals, rebuild, and many other strategies for developing your own personal game plan to succeed in business and in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455568284
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

MATT MAYBERRY is a highly acclaimed keynote speaker and performance strategist. A former Indiana University and Chicago Bears linebacker, Matt is one of the most widely-read columnists for, where he writes on peak performance, overcoming adversity, leadership, and motivation. Matt's work has been featured on ESPN, Forbes, Huffington Post, ABC, NBC, Fox Business, Fox News, Business Insider, and MSN Lifestyle. As the CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises, he helps individuals and organizations all over the world to maximize their potential to achieve breakthrough performance.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Almost Dead at Sixteen 5

Chapter 2 Drug Rehab: The Big Con 19

Chapter 3 In Pursuit of My Dreams 33

Chapter 4 Coach Hep 55

Chapter 5 D-Day: The Phone Call that Changed My Life 75

Chapter 6 The Nitty-Gritty: I'm a Chicago Bear! Training to be an NFL Player 97

Chapter 7 The Super Bowl 123

Chapter 8 I Am Broken 135

Chapter 9 The Fight for Recovery 153

Chapter 10 The Awakening 173

Chapter 11 Making My Life Whole Again: "Hour of Greatness" 193

Chapter 12 Winning Plays to Turn Failure into a Gift 213

Acknowledgments 255

Suggested Reading List 257

About the Author 259

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Winning Plays: Tackling Adversity and Achieving Success in Business and in Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Nayelly More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend!!! As an avid reader, especially of self-help and motivational books, Matt does an exceptional job in conveying his story with such natural finesse. Through his trials and tribulations, he keeps you engaged from start to finish, humbling sharing his deepest personal lows in life and how he was able to use his failures as fuel to turn his life around. You can easily visualize the action plans that he provides in order for others to focus, succeed and accomplish...#GBT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honest, real and inspiring. One of my favorite motivational books for 2016