13 February 2015

It's Not Who You Know, It's Who You Are: Life Lessons from Winners by Pat Williams with Jim Denney


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We live in a culture obsessed with celebrity. We love winners and we want to be winners. But take it from a man who knows more famous people than most of us will ever meet – it’s not who you know that's important, it's who you are inside.

In this inspiring book, Pat Williams draws from over fifty years of brushing shoulders with the greats to help you discover what it really means to be a winner. Through his short meditations on success, leadership, family and friends, impact and influence, and becoming a person of excellence, you'll meet:

· a young singer who messed up the national anthem and shot to stardom anyway
· a coach who sacrificed his time to give his players the edge
· a marathon runner who knew the secret to pacing yourself
· a political outsider who confidently reached for an impossible goal
· a football player who wouldn't let a broken leg stop him from getting to the Super Bowl
· and many more ordinary people with extraordinary character

These entertaining stories of fascinating people from all walks of life will motivate you to do your best, be yourself, and continually strive to be the person God made you to be.


In It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You Are, Pat Williams compiles interesting experiences and encounters he has had with a wide array of celebrities over the years, highlighting topics such as success and leadership. Each short and quick story shares a valuable piece of advice. Though it seemed a bit repetitive to me at times, It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You Are is an easy, encouraging and enjoyable read.

Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You Are and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Authors
Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than fifty years of professional sports experience, has written dozens of books, including the popular Coach Wooden and Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret, and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Florida. Learn more at his website.

Jim Denney
 is a full-time freelance writer with more than one hundred published books to his credit. His collaborative titles include Reggie White in the Trenches, Undefeated with Bob and Brian Griese, and numerous books with Pat Williams, including Go for the MagicCoach Wooden, and Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret.

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