Welcome to Steve’s Reads, the weekly page where Steve Kaycee has his reviews of other books.
However, it won’t be weekly for the next six weeks, as this page is on hiatus until September 21, 2020.
So until then, you can still see his review of the Pat Riley book “The Winner Within”.
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“Steve’s Reads: The Winner Within”
When you become a staunch supporter of certain professional athletes, chances are that you’ll also become a staunch supporter of the head coaches that they currently play for and/or used to play for during their careers.
That’s definitely the case with Phil Jackson, as he coached both Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal; and the same goes for Pat Riley, thanks to him coaching two more of my all-time favorite players in Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. And that brings me to this week’s book review, with the book being The Winner Within.
The Winner Within chronicles Riley’s life before basketball, his playing days at the University of Kentucky, his playing days in the NBA, and his success as an NBA head coach. Plus, it also details how to have success in both business and life.
This is yet another book that motivates me, as Riley’s candor and ability to motivate others still resonates with me to this very day. Especially when he talks about trying to prevent complacency getting the best of you during the pursuit of a goal, something that I deal with constantly as a businessman.
Riley is the type of guy who brings out the best in people, regardless if the person is a professional athlete or not. And because of that, he’s the type of motivator that we all need.
In summary, The Winner Within is universally applicable to everybody, whether they’re an avid basketball fan or a person determined to succeed in business and/or life. No matter what he does, Pat Riley has the golden touch, whether he’s coaching a championship contending team or writing books such as this one. So go ahead and give this book a read. You won’t be disappointed!