Synopses & Reviews
When Rick Pitino became the coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, he took them from NCAA probation to four spectacular Final Four appearances, including the championship in 1996 and an incredible return to the NCAA Finals in 1997. Under Pitino's leadership, the Wildcats garnered a 70 percent winning record. Now the head coach of the Boston Celtics, Pitino has clearly become a master at molding great players and great teams. What's his secret to success?
Pitino's method--and the reason he's both a peerless basketball coach and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country--is built on a strategy of overachievement. He simply doesn't believe in shortcuts.
Success Is a Choice draws on Pitino's 17 years as a college and professional coach. In a friendly, one-on-one style, using anecdotes from his superstar career to drive home his message, Pitino presents a concrete, 10-point program for achieving success in every aspect of life, including:
Pitino's winning techniques appeal to everyone from corporate managers to educators to parents. Based on the same proven methods that have earned him and his teams legendary status, Pitino's plan of attack will help anyone become a winner.
MAKE RICK PITINO YOUR PERSONAL COACH AND ACHIEVE MORE THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE.
For Rick Pitino, the first coach to bring teams from three different schools to the Final Four, success isnt about shortcuts. Pitinos secret-and the reason he has become both a great coach and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the nation-is his strategy of overachievement. Now, in Success Is a Choice, he takes the same proven methods that have earned him and his teams legendary status and gives you a ten-step plan of attack that will help you become a winner at anything you set your mind to:
·Build your self-esteem
·Set demanding goals
·Always be positive
·Establish good habits
·Master the art of communication
·Learn from good role models
·Thrive on pressure
·Be ferociously persistent
·Learn from adversity
·Survive your own success
An inspiring program that is as fun to read as it is practical, Success Is a Choice can make the difference between achievement and failure in your own life.
“So much more than another Armani suit, Pitino has done a job of psychology and salesmanship that should serve as a how-to manual for his profession.” -Chicago Sun-Times
“Pitinos track record is extraordinary . . . his personal style is also winning.” -Time
The coast-to-coast bestseller that makes Rick Pitino--newly crowned head coach of the Boston Celtics--a reader's personal coach, "Success Is a Choice" features Pitino's ultimate ten-point program for winning the game of life. "Pitino is a proven winner".--"Boston Herald".