Win Forever

  • by Pete Carroll
  • Narrated by Pete Carroll
  • 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I know that I'll be evaluated in Seattle with wins and losses, as that is the nature of my profession for the last 35 years. But our record will not be what motivates me. Years ago I was asked, 'Pete, which is better: winning or competing?' My response was instantaneous: 'Competing...because it lasts longer.'"
Pete Carroll is one of the most successful coaches in football today. As the head coach at USC, he brought the Trojans back to national prominence, amassing a 97-19 record over nine seasons. Now he shares the championship-winning philosophy that led USC to seven straight Pac-10 titles.
This same mindset and culture will shape his program as he returns to the NFL to coach the Seattle Seahawks. Carroll developed his unique coaching style by trial and error over his career. He learned that you get better results by teaching instead of screaming, and by helping players grow as people, not just on the field. He learned that an upbeat, energetic atmosphere in the locker room can coexist with an unstoppable competitive drive. He learned why you should stop worrying about your opponents, why you should always act as if the whole world is watching, and many other contrarian insights.
Carroll shows us how the Win Forever philosophy really works, both in NCAA Division I competition and in the NFL. He reveals how his recruiting strategies, training routines, and game-day rituals preserve a team's culture year after year, during championship seasons and disappointing seasons alike.
Win Forever is about more than winning football games; it's about maximizing your potential in every aspect of your life. Carroll has taught business leaders facing tough challenges. He has helped troubled kids on the streets of Los Angeles through his foundation A Better LA. His words are true in any situation: "If you want to win forever, always compete."

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Winning Is More than being a Champion

How does a man remain on top after suffering one of the most disappointing upsets in the Super Bowl? Win Forever was written during the transitional time between USC and the Seahawks. Pete Carroll had already applied a purpose to his life that made himself and others he could influence their own competitors. He would be the best he could be with joy and excitement.

Whether an athlete or coach, business executive or laborer, military officer or enlisted, Win Forever can inspire a man to set and achieve personal goals. Carroll does this with personal anecdotes of successes and failures in his own life.
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- dabeaty

Real and relatable

Real and relatable for the true competitor. Great energy with plenty of inspiration. Defiantly a book I will be coming back to when I'm running low on the right energy to get to the next step.

Thanks Pete for putting this book together!
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- Marco

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio