Thursday 3 September 2020

Coach 365 Days of Inspiration for Coaches and Players - Matthew Kelly

Coach 365 Days of Inspiration for Coaches and Players
Matthew Kelly
Blue Sparrow Publishing 
Dynamic Catholic
ISBN 9781635821499
eISBN 9781635821482
Over the last 6 years I have read books by Matthew Kelly 28 times, and that does not count some of his children’s books that have been read many times over.  I am always excited when a new volume from Matthew is coming out, and eagerly await its release. This was the first of two that released around the same time, the other being I Heard God Laugh: A Practical Guide to Life's Essential Daily Habit. In some ways this book reminds me a lot of Kelly’s books In A World Where You Can be Anything ... and The Book Of Courage. All three are collections of quotes. This volume has a quote a day for the year, including February 29th.

Both May 29th and 31st have the same quite:

“If everyone in my locker room is bright, smart, motivated and a team player, we have a chance to beat anyone that we play.”
     -David Shaw
     -Head football Coach

And the quotes on January 7th and September 23rd are almost identical:

“Today, do what others won’t so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can’t.”
     -Simon Biles
     -U.S. Olympic Gymnast


“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”
     -Jerry Rice
     -NFL Player

So with the duplicate and the near identical you end up with 364 motivational quotes. The quotes are great. There are a few sources that surprised me. With his fall from grace a quote from Lance Armstrong was surprising to encounter. But assuming it is the whole speck and log thing. There is a great introduction by Matthew Kelly that ends with:

“An adequate coach teaches. A good coach leads. A great coach inspires. The best coaches love.
     You are a coach. What kind of coach will you be?”

And that introduction begins with:

“You are a coach. Weather you’re aware of it or now, you are a coach. How do I know? Because everyone is a coach. You may not wear a uniform and give signals from third base. You may not draft up plays and give post-dame interviews. You may not even follow sports. But You are a coach.
     Everyone is a coach.
     And everyone needs coaching.”

And this book provides some great motivation. This is one of those books that can be given to new graduates. Found in a business library. Or even as a bathroom reader. But I feel is falls just short of the mark. It is a good book but it could have been a great book. The two things I feel it was missing to make it great, would have been a conclusion by Kelly tying it back together for us as those being coached and coaching. And an index. It could use an index of contributors.

It is a good read. My son who is only 13 has already asked me to read it when I finish. It will be popular. And a great gift book for years to come. Another excellent motivation volume compiled by Matthew Kelly!

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Matthew Kelly:
I Know Jesus
The Long View
Decision Point: The Workbook
Decision Point: The Leader Guide
The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic
The One Thing
Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction
Why Am I Here?
Perfectly Yourself: 9 Lessons for Enduring Happiness
Perfectly Yourself Discovering God's Dream For You
Building Better Families: A Practical Guide to Raising Amazing Children
The Dream Manager
The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved
The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
Building Better Families - 5 Practical Ways to Build Family Spirituality
The Book of Courage
The Shepherd: A Modern Parable about Our Search for Happiness
Mustard Is Persecution, Matthew Kelly Foundation
A Call to Joy - Living in the Presence of God
The Rhythm of Life: An Antidote For Our Busy Age
Words from God
Resisting Happiness
The Narrow Path
Our Father
The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity
Why I Love Being Catholic
Good Night, Jesus
In a world where you can be anything ...

Beautiful ... Series:

Rediscover Books by Matthew Kelly:
Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion & Purpose
Rediscover Advent
Rediscover Lent
Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation
Rediscover the Rosary: The Modern Power of an Ancient Prayer
Rediscover the Saints

Audio by Matthew Kelly from Lighthouse Media:
Becoming The Best Version Of Yourself
The Best Way To Live
Don't Just Try, Train
Faith At Work & The Holy Moment
The Four Signs Of A Dynamic Catholic - Excerpt
The Jesus Question
My Spiritual Journey
Our Lives Change When Our Habits Change
Raising Amazing Children
The Seven Levels Of Intimacy
The Seven Pillars Of Catholic Spirituality

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