What exactly are the 7 C’s to building a winning team in business, sports and life? You’ll have to grab Jon Gordon’s latest release, You Win in the Locker Room First to find out exactly. As a part of the Author’s Launch Team, I received this book to review and was super excited to read it as Gordon’s books are among my favorite easy, inspirational reads.
Just why would a Mom want to read a motivational sports book like this? Don’t be fooled by the title or picture on the cover. Yes, the book is written by males through experiences of coaching and sports, but I absolutely related to all of it because I look at our home as a family locker room. I am always looking for ways to improve or strengthen our family team.
Our home is a place where we bond, share and come together as a team. Unfortunately, our home smells like a locker room a lot of the time too. It’s the way it goes when you’re raising four kids who play multiple sports. In our locker room, our family team holds each other accountable and we challenge one another to improve with each day. We have high standards and we expect each other to do our best in every aspect of our daily lives, just as a sports team does. Gordon believes that all success starts with making the team around you better.
“It doesn’t matter how much success you have in your career; if you fail at home you are a failure,” says Smith, former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and co-author of You Win in the Locker Room First. I could absolutely relate to Smith’s decision to now stay home and devote his energy to his family. My ex-NHL husband has chosen to do the same for the betterment of our family team and it has made all the difference in our locker room.
As stated in the book, all success starts with making the team around you better. Whatever team you may find yourself on in life, this book will inspire and motivate you. My Coach of a husband now gets his turn to read it and I’ve already ordered copies of the book as gifts for other coaches and leaders in our lives!