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Review

Before we get to the contest and how you can win a FREE copy, allow me to share a review of, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge by Coach Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker.

Over the past 40 days I have been reading multiple entries each day so I could get a real feel for the content.  Each day begins with a short passage of scripture and falls into one of seven categories: Core, Family, Friends, Potential, Mission, Influence, and Faith.  Overall, I am really pleased. The insights into Coach Dungy’s life and how he achieved success coaching the Indianapolis Colts are very inspiring.  I have followed Dungy’s career for a long time and reading more about what motivates him to succeed is a real treat.  One of my favorite passages comes on Day 4 of this 365 day devotional where Dungy challenges readers to s create incremental goals.

My goals are usually qualitative, not quantitative.  When I coached, my aim each season was not to win a certain number of games, but to have a team that played as well as it could and that was an asset to its community.  I measured the team by whether it played up to its potential.  And from year to year, I measured it by whether it improved.

That’s also how I measure myself.  When I was a young assistant, I wanted to learn enough to one day be considered for a coordinator position.  Then as a coordinator, I wanted to learn and improve so I could become a head coach.  Sometimes our goals are a steady step-by-step progression, and sometimes they require risk.

I find Dungy’s advise both helpful and challenging to the way I lead. I am excited to keep reading and learn a little bit more each day.  The video below shares a bit more from Coach Dungy himself.

I give the book 4 out of 5 stars only because I find a few of the entries lack any significant insight, but in a book this massive everyone will have their own favorites.  Still, the book is overall worth the time and money and I encourage all my readers to pick up a copy and make this a part of their daily inspirational reading for the next year.

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AUTHOR BIO: Tony Dungy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Strength, Uncommon, and The Mentor Leader. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy established another NFL first by becoming the first head coach to lead his teams to the playoffs for ten consecutive years. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history. He has also held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming a coach, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL. Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including All Pro Dad, Abe Brown Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Boys & Girls Clubs. He also works with Basket of Hope, Impact for Living, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association. He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. He and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of seven children.
AUTHOR BIO: Nathan Whitaker is an attorney who lives in Florida with his wife and two daughters. He graduated from Harvard Law School and has worked in football administration for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His firm currently represents NFL and college coaches.

Dr. Joe Miller (aka JR) is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. In addition, he is a church planter and coach for emerging leaders. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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