Item description for Racing to Win: Establish Your Gameplan for Success by Joe Gibbs & Ken Abraham...
Overview Seeking success in life? NASCAR owner and former NFL coach Joe Gibbs shares inside stories and gives readers his winning game plan based on the Bible. 8-page color photos section.
Publishers Description Joe Gibbs is the only coach in history who has won prestigious championships in two world-class sports: NFL's Super Bowl and NASCAR's Winston Cup. A proven winner in motivating himself and others to succeed, the former Washington Redskins coach and current NASCAR team owner reveals the keys to success in "Racing to Win." Through fascinating inside stories about stock car racing and football, Gibbs candidly admits his own mistakes and shares the life lessons he's learned. Football and racing fans, as well as anyone interested in balancing work and family responsibilities, will find "Racing to Win" both a page-turner and a valuable resource filled with practical truths.Victory Is Within Your Reach Strap yourself in for the ride of your life--and start racing to "win." Now the only man ever to lead teams to championships in two major sports shares with you his powerful high-octane formula for success. Calling his plays by the bestselling Book of all time, Joe Gibbs tells you what made him a believer--in God, in his team members, and in himself. His incredible story of triumph and defeat in the high-stakes world of professional sports "and in life" will make you a believer, too.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 23, 2003
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590521552 ISBN13 9781590521557
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More About Joe Gibbs & Ken Abraham
Joe Gibbs, head coach of the Washington Redskins, also owns Joe Gibbs Racing, winner of the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship with driver Bobby Labonte. Tony Stewart, the leading individual race winner of the 2000 season, is also a Joe Gibbs driver. Gibbs and his wife, Pat, have two sons and live in North Carolina.
Joe Gibbs currently resides in the state of North Carolina. Joe Gibbs was born in 1940.
Joe Gibbs has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Racing to Win: Establish Your Gameplan for Success?
Racing To Win Jun 4, 2008
Joe Gibbs is encouraging and inspiring in this book. It has definitely given me great principles to live by for a rewarding and sucessful life. I wish I had read it years ago.
Gibbs on Success Dec 22, 2006
First off this is not an autobiography but a book that talks about how Joe Gibbs succeeded in the face of adversity. After reading this you will really get to know the kind of person Joe Gibbs is. He talked very frankly about his failures as much as he did his successes. I never knew the kind of financial blunders he had made because it seems he was so successful in football and racing that not much was ever said about business adventures outside these two arenas.
Joe does talk a lot about his relationship with God in this book. It is very interesting that a number of other very successful people he did business with were also Christians. It is done with good taste and helps you to get to know his personal values.
In this book you will find how Joe Gibbs kept the faith so to speak and continued to work towards being a success even after great financial loss. One has to give him credit for not quiting. He lays down his game plan for life as he sees it which can be very helpful. There are 20 chapters laid out under 7 different topics. Those topics are: Success in your Career, Your Financial Success, Success in Building Your Team, Success in Personal Relationships, Success in Moral Choices and the Final Lap.
Overall I think it is a great book but I only gave it 3 stars because it just didn't keep my attention from one chapter to the next. There is a lot of great stuff in here and that is why I would recommend it to anyone to read.
I learned a thing or two. Jul 7, 2004
As a racecar driver, I was drawn to the stories of building a successful race team. What I discovered was a well-structured text on the values necessary to be successful in any aspect of daily life, and a reminder of what is most important in life. This book certainly has religious tones, as Joe Gibbs thanks God for the opportunities and lessons given to him, but I believe these lessons are also valid in a secular context: Success in your career, finances, team building, personal relationships, moral choices, and health. Joe Gibbs helps the reader to understand the principles presented with fascinating examples from his own life. This is a great read for anybody, regardless of whether you are church patron, a racecar driver, or a football player; but even more so if you are.
Not an autobiography, but his game plan for success Jul 23, 2003
To reach the pinnacle of the ultra-competitive NFL (3 Super Bowl victories) is by itself a remarkable feat. To reach the pinnacle of the ultra-competitive NASCAR Winston Cup series (2 championships) is also remarkable.
To do both in the same career? That's unheard of, unless you are Joe Gibbs.
As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I was never followed the NFC too closely, but then when Tony Stewart joined Joe Gibbs Racing, I started looking at Joe Gibbs and his past accomplishments. What he has done in the sports world is truly remarkable.
"Racing to Win" is more about Joe's principles for life and success more than his life story per se, although he uses several incidents in his own life to illustrate his points (including a perilous brush with bankruptcy during his coaching career). Throughout it all, Gibbs doesn't really toot his own horn, describing himself as "just a P.E. major made good", but the fact his that success seems to stick to him like a magnet lends creedence to his principles.
Joe has outlined 6 fundamental prinicples that are necessary for a successful life that is also complete. Although one can have some success without all of them (and Joe presents his ex-boss, Jack Kent Cooke as an example), one will fall short of a full and complete life without all of them (career, finances, relationships, team-building, morality, health). These 6, applied with copious amounts of hard work, discipline and perseverence, are Gibbs's game plan of success.
As noted by other reviewers, Gibbs' Christianity has a prominent role in his book, but anyone remotely familiar with him should know that it has a prominent role in his life as well. To criticize him for nothing more than actually practicing that which he preaches is a bit unfair, IMO.
Joe's own track record of accomplishments speaks for itself. Together with Ken Abraham, he has written a book that is instructive without being preachy, entertaining (his anecdote about broadcasting with Mike Ditka will leave you laughing out loud), and will make you think about what he has to say. It is also not a overly long read, either.
If you want to study the "why" more than the "what" behind Joe Gibbs, I highly recommend this book.
God, Family, Career Jun 21, 2003
Coach will help you get on the right track. No race car required. If you want help getting your life together, here it is! There are no big secrets, no get rich quick schemes. Truthfully many of us already have heard much of what Joe talks about. Unfortunately many of us weren't listening.
This book may be a little light on in-depth views of racing and football. In the balance however, it encourages personal growth, spiritual growth, relationship growth (with God,family,friends and business associates)and most importantly everlasting life and an understanding of the most important playbook ever written.