#Sports Tweet: What I Learned from Coaches about Sports and Life

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Happy About, Aug 25, 2010 - Business & Economics - 139 pages
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The name Ronnie Lott screams toughness and excellence. As a ten-time Pro Bowl selection and a first-ballot Hall of Famer, Ronnie is one of the most respected figures in professional sports. Add his four Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers to what was arguably his best season, leading the NFL in interceptions with the Oakland Raiders, and you've heard only part of the story. Off the field, Lott is known as a tireless advocate for children. His nonprofit, All Stars Helping Kids, has raised millions of dollars to improve the lives of at-risk young people. Even more, Ronnie is a coach and catalyst for other athletes who have a heart for making their communities a better place. In football and in life, Ronnie will forever be known as one of the hardest hitters of all time. When you collide with Ronnie Lott, you feel the impact.

In "SPORTStweet: What I Learned from Coaches About Sports and Life," football legend Ronnie Lott has thrown open the doors to the secrets that made him the toughest defensive back of all time and unearths his driving motivations in short, readable profiles from his days before, during, and after the NFL.

Get behind the scenes to see the synergy between Lott, Montana, and Rice, and sneak a taste of the coaching geniuses that made the 49ers and the USC Trojans iconic sports dynasties. Get personal with Ronnie as he reflects on life and relationships and get pumped up by his inspirational words.

"If you can just get in the periphery of greatness," writes Lott, "some of it is bound to rub off on you." This book gets you close to a champion. It shows you the heart of greatness--the heart behind the hit!

"#SPORTStweet" is a treasure-trove for every athlete, coach, student, teacher, and parent. After reading this book, sport-lovers of every age will be inspired, informed, entertained, and even changed by the influence of Ronnie's brief but power-packed words. Like a hit from Ronnie Lott, this book will get your attention.

"#SPORTStweet Book01" is part of the THINKaha series whose 100-page books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).

 

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Contents

Foreword by Sean Payton
11
Learning from a Legend
15
From a Team of Coaches
27
Running with Champions
39
Lessons from the Hall
49
Trojan Pride
61
Friday Night Lights and Other Childhood Lessons
69
From My Wife and Kids
81
From Other Sports
95
From the Coach Called Adversity
107
From the Coach Called Success
115
Sports Imitates Life
125
About the Authors
133
Other Books in the THINKaha Series
135
Back Cover
137
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The name Ronnie Lott screams toughness and excellence. As a ten-time Pro Bowl selection and a first-ballot Hall of Famer, Ronnie is one of the most respected figures in professional sports. Add his four Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers to what was arguably his best season, leading the NFL in interceptions with the Oakland Raiders, and you've heard only part of the story. Off the field, Lott is known as a tireless advocate for children. His nonprofit, All Stars Helping Kids, has raised millions of dollars to improve the lives of at-risk young people. Even more, Ronnie is a coach and catalyst for other athletes who have a heart for making their communities a better place.

Keith Potter is an author, faith-coach and inspirational speaker, committed to empowering champions, rejuvenating marriages and revitalizing organizations. After leading and launching non-profit enterprises for twenty-five years, Potter understands the passions, principles and priorities that mobilize people for both goodness and greatness. As the creative force behind the nonprofit The Champion Project, Keith Potter coaches leadership teams and emerging leaders internationally. He is the consummate teacher, catalyst, and friend to influencers in numerous fields.

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