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Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz is a studio analyst for CBS Sports on College Football Today and travels the country widely, giving motivational speeches to Fortune 500 companies.
Holtz began his coaching career at the University of Iowa in 1960 as an assistant coach and held head coaching positions at the College of William and Mary, North Carolina State, the University of Arkansas, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Notre Dame, becoming one of the top fifteen winningest coaches in college football history. He also served as head coach of the NFL's New York Jets.
Holtz was born in Follansbee, West Virginia, and received a B.S.S. degree in history from Kent State University and an M.S. in education from the University of Iowa. He authored the New York Times bestselling book The Fighting Spirit, which chronicled Notre Dame's 1988 championship season. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, Beth. They have four children.


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Winning Every Day : The Game Plan for Success
"Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it."-- Lou Holtz
Meet Lou Holtz, the motivational miracle worker who revitalized the Notre Dame football program by leading the legendary Fighting Irish to nine bowl games and a national championship. During his twenty-seven years as a head football coach, Holtz garnered a 216-95-7 career record. Each new assignment brought a different team with different players, but, invariably, the same result--success. How did he do it? By designing a game plan for his players that minimized obstacles while maximizing opportunities.
Now he wants to pass his game plan on to you. In Winning Every Day, you'll discover ten strategies that will drive you to the top of your professional and personal life. Coach Holtz will reveal how you can acquire the focus and commitment it takes to be a champion. It won't be easy; it takes sacrifice to be the best. But now you'll have a proven winner alongside you in the trenches. Winning Every Day demonstrates how you can elevate your performance while raising the standards of everyone around you. Follow Coach's strategies and winning becomes habitual. You will learn to welcome sacrifice as you dedicate yourself to excellence. He will show you how to clearly define your short-term and long-term goals, to develop an unwavering sense of purpose without compromising flexibility.
Through it all, Coach Holtz will help you discover the courage you need to live a life of unremitting triumph. You couldn't have a better guide. He will provide you with the strategies he has shared with Fortune 500 companies, groups, and organizations. Voted the top motivational speaker two years running by a survey of speakers' bureaus, Coach is going to present you with all the Xs and Os, the basics of his game plan for success in life and business.

A Strategy for Winning
In the Foreword, sports and TV personality Lou Holtz writes, "I recommend Carl Mays' A STRATEGY FOR WINNING to anyone who has a burning desire to improve his or her life. If you do not have a burning desire, this book can light your fire." This is a how-to book that guides the reader on how to be more efficient and productive, and how to enjoy life more. It deals with winning in business, sports, family and life. A chapter is devoted to each of the following principles: (1) Accept your own self-worth (2) Develop and maintain a winning attitude (3) Learn to be creative (4) Build on failure (5) Clarify your values (6) Set goals (7) Visualize (8) Appreciate other people and (9) Do it now! We all have abilities we can tap, powers we can use - but sometimes we don't know how or where to begin. That's where A STRATEGY FOR WINNING comes in. Combining the nine principles with anecdotes and case studies, Carl Mays weaves an entertaining and compelling guide for people who are already successful in some areas, encouraging them on to higher ground. At the same time, he gives step-by-step advice to those who have yet to realize even a small portion of their potentials. Mays shares true stories of people who have overcome adversity to taste the sweetness of success and, importantly, how the reader can do the same


Selected Quotes

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

"Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated."

"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity."

"I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it."

"I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary."


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