“I would highly recommend and endorse Justin to help write your own story; whether as a first time author or best seller. From my own experience you’ll be very pleased with both the final product and the process to get you there.”
Former NFL Executive and General Manager of The Denver Broncos; Author of Taking Your Team to the Top
(Taken From) Don’t Give Up…Don’t Ever Give Up: The Inspiration of Jimmy V – One Coach, 11 Minutes, and an Uncommon Look at the Game of Life
Jimmy V. was a catalyst. He was a dreamer. And he served as an inspiration to so many. Facing his own mortality, he stood tall and found the courage and bravery for one last call to arms. He took the world’s biggest stage and delivered some of the world’s biggest lessons. These lessons were the heart of the speech, and the inspiration for this book. These lessons have lived on through Jim’s legacy and the work of The V. Foundation.
Moments like this are what made Jim so special. Moments like this are what made the Jimmy V. blueprint so useful. Every moment we have the opportunity to sing and dance. Or we can sit in the corner and watch everyone else light their lives on fire. Jimmy V. had a special way of lighting his own life on fire. Time is precious and there is always a chance to ignite the world, and Jimmy V. always took that chance to infuse his life and the lives of those around him with happiness and enjoyment. There is no mystery to the equation, only opportunity. And the best part is, you have control over every opportunity that presents itself. You can always choose to cherish the moments, and light your life on fire, just like Jimmy V. did.
(Taken From) The Business of Being the Best: Inside the World of Go-Getters and Game Changers
It is not a coincidence that the word “question” begins with the word “quest”. Quest is defined as the act or an instance of seeking or pursuing something; a search. Day in and day out people begin a personal quest to succeed and be the best they can be in areas of their lives. Arthur Blank is clearly one of the best. As founder of Home Depot and owner of the NFL Football team, The Atlanta Falcons, he lives and breathes his life by a T-shirt slogan that reads, “There is no finish line”.
From the boardroom to the locker-room, the practice field to the field of life, and highlight reels to business deals, the best share a common set of traits and characteristics laced with passion and persistence that drives their success and fuels their inextinguishable flame. The best simply never stop and always strive for something far greater. They never rest on their laurels, they never rest on their accomplishments and they aim beyond the finish-line. They understand the rapid waters of change and no matter how good they get, there is always room to improve and perfect the concept of best. Arthur Blank said, “I never focused on the competition, I always focused on my customer.” The finish-line represents an end in sight, but the best see far beyond it and into possibilities no one even considered. So, what does that tell us? The critical core of a strong foundation, work ethic, intellect, persistence, and attention to details promotes a standard of excellence. Those who succeed in becoming the best work for every inch of success and every millimeter of accomplishment. Just like an inch can be the difference in winning a game or losing it, it is the same in business. The inches add up to the difference between where you are and where you want to be.