In this story, Hope is the VP of Human Resources for EZ Tech, where some of their batteries have recently exploded and caused a public relations nightmare. Some of the bad press is even being supplied by a couple of bloggers, in-house. Hope's job is to do damage control, and minimize the harmful effects. While that is happening at work, she is recently divorced and dealing with two strong-willed, negative kids at home, and suspects that she may have cancer. While awaiting her test results from the hospital, she meets a woman named Joyce (who just happens to be the sister of Joy, the bus driver from Jon's The Energy Bus book) who tells her about the No Complaining Rule. Hope tries it at home, in her own life, and the proposes a plan at work. I won't spoil the ending for you, but it is a motivational book - I'll leave it at that.
This story tells the story of a young many named Martin Jones who is trying to make it in the NFL, has a great showing in his first preseason game, but sustains a high ankle sprain while making his second touchdown which pulls him out of the game for a while. He's devastated, fearing that the injury is going to cost him hims opportunity in the NFL. Resigning himself to the fact that he'll likely be cut from the team, one of the coaches takes Martin under his wing, and shares with him the Training Camp Playbook: What The Best Do Better Than Everyone Else. There are 11 traits to what separates the best from everyone else.
I read this book a little while ago by Jon Gordon, and there are some very good principles within this story. I personally found the story a little cheesy and a little far-fetched, but it was the author’s vehicle to share some very helpful principles. In this story, George is failing at work and at [...]