The Making of a Champion
Success Is An Inconvenience
Success Is An Inconvenience
The Making of a Champion in not specifically a book about golf, but it is a book about developing leadership, and coaching young men to be successful in every aspect of their lives. I was invited by Coach Joe Taylor to co-author his book and his story. I learned a lot from him and now consider it an honor to call him my friend. Read this book and you will learn a tremendous amount about sports, football, coaching, organizational development, and success.
The Making of a Champion is an extraordinary book about football and life. Coach Joe Taylor is a legend in his field. He has won 3 National Championships, 14 Conference Championships, 7 Bowl games, and has a lifetime win-loss record of 229-89. He is respected with the likes of Eddie Robinson and Jake Gaither. More important than his success on the football field, he has coached and mentored thousands of young men from childhood to manhood. He has coached in historically black colleges and has helped many young men, who might have gone down the wrong path, to graduate and become successful contributors to society. These individuals have come forward to share their personal stories.
This is a must read for anyone who loves the game, coaches the game, or has children involved in sports. In addition, anyone who wants to take his or her life to the next level will find tremendous value in this book. Coach Taylor has been inducted into three separate Hall of Fames. Learn from a legend and an expert — read this book!
“When we thought that there was nothing more that we could do, he always would help us find that next level, that other level. And that has influenced my work today — breaking barriers, breaking some of the mental barriers that we did not even know we had.”
“He was a mentor and a father figure to most. I’m truly blessed that he gave me a scholarship that allowed me to come play for him. There should be a statue of Joe T at the Hampton University campus.”
“I definitely give a lot of credit to Joe Taylor’s program and Hampton University. I can’t say enough about the man. He was there for all his players and everyone appreciated and loved him.”
“I have to give a lot of credit for anything that I was able to overcome to Coach Taylor’s philosophy that he instilled in me. He is living proof of his philosophy. You are what you teach and he is going to live forever in us. You would be a fool not to pass this down or pass it forward. You just cannot let it go. You have got to give it to somebody else, whether it be coaching youth football or baseball or anything else. It is all relative to life.”
“It was another one of those moments where it was a window, although it was in my youth, it was a window where I saw some clarity. I said this man, this coach, and the coaches he has around him are doing something different. This is something different that I have never experienced before in my football career.”
“As I look back, I realize that the time I would have spent wondering why ‘I can’t,’ he took the time and showed me how ‘I can.’ I am very grateful for what he did for me.”
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