The Sweet Spot for Success

Finding the Place Where Your Talent and Passions Meet

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"Pat Williams's waste-no-time philosophy has informed my work ethic for decades. The Sweet Spot for Success distills all he's learned and put into practice. Pat lays it out in such a way that you can easily intersect your talent with your passion to discover your sweet spot in life. Now that's success!"--Jerry B. Jenkins, novelist and biographer; founder, The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild

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From the age of seven, Pat Williams's greatest passion was baseball. However, after two years in the minors, he had to admit it was not his greatest talent. But when he combined his passion for sports with his greatest talents--leadership, salesmanship, and promotion--he found his sweet spot for success. And a phenomenally successful career that has left a lasting impact on the world was just the beginning.

Through engaging stories and inspiring examples of those who have found their sweet spot for success, Williams shows you how to identify your greatest talent, pursue your greatest passion, and multiply your efforts through teamwork. You'll discover how to maximize your natural gifting, focus your enthusiasm, and leverage your talent and passion into a lifetime of success.

"A powerful, life-changing read."--Bruce Arians, former head football coach, Arizona Cardinals

"Thought-provoking and uplifting."--Dabo Swinney, head football coach, Clemson University

"I couldn't stop reading. I know you'll be as impacted as I was."--Jim McElwain, former head football coach, University of Florida


Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than fifty years of professional sports experience, has written more than one hundred books, including the popular Coach Wooden, Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret, and Coach Wooden's Forgotten Teams, and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Florida. Find out more at www.patwilliams.com.

Jim Denney is a full-time freelance writer with more than one hundred books to his credit. His collaborative titles include numerous books with Pat Williams, including Coach Wooden, Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret, and Coach Wooden's Forgotten Teams. Find out more at www.writinginoverdrive.com.


Endorsements

"Pat Williams's waste-no-time philosophy has informed my work ethic for decades, so I know from experience that he's an authority on this subject. The Sweet Spot for Success distills all he's learned and put into practice. Pat lays it out in such a way that you can easily intersect your talent with your passion to discover your sweet spot in life. Now that's success!"

Jerry B. Jenkins, novelist and biographer; founder, The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild

"Pat Williams's new book, The Sweet Spot for Success, is a powerful, life-changing read."

Bruce Arians, head coach, Arizona Cardinals

"The books that Pat Williams writes are always thought-provoking and uplifting. The Sweet Spot for Success is no exception. You'll love reading this one!"

Dabo Swinney, head football coach, Clemson University

"Talent and passion. That's the ticket for success in any field. Pat Williams captures this concept beautifully in his latest book, The Sweet Spot for Success. Get ready for an impactful reading experience."

Steve Prohm, head basketball coach, Iowa State University

"Pat Williams reveals secrets learned over a lifetime of leadership in professional sports. From tools for identifying and managing talent to the importance of finding the right collaborators, The Sweet Spot for Success offers practical advice from some of the most influential people in sports, entertainment, and business. This book is for anyone who wants to compete and succeed at the highest level."

Adam Silver, commissioner of the National Basketball Association

"Pat Williams is a book-writing machine with over one hundred books to his credit. His latest work--The Sweet Spot for Success--is my favorite. After you read this compelling book, I know you will agree with me."

Bob Lanier, NBA legend

"Once I started on The Sweet Spot for Success by Pat Williams I couldn't stop reading. It's loaded with great information and the stories are terrific. I know you'll be as impacted as I was."

Jim McElwain, head football coach, University of Florida

"The Sweet Spot for Success really drills down on two areas of maximizing achievement that all coaches strive to develop in their teams--talent and passion. This book provides a clear road map for teams as well as individuals to find their sweet spot in life."

Dirk Koetter, head coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

"I have read many of Pat Williams's books and have always benefited. The Sweet Spot for Success is his best one yet. You'll read it in one sitting."

Eric Musselman, head men's basketball coach, University of Nevada

"Growing up with a dad like Pat Williams means that from a very young age, I saw what passion looked like. As a child, I never understood how he was so excited to go to work every day, but now I know that it's because he was passionate about his message and he absolutely loved what he did. He always used to say, 'You can't fake passion. You either have it or you don't.' He sure had it, and still does--and it spreads like wildfire to everyone he meets. This book will help you pinpoint your 'sweet spot' and ignite a fire so bright, the world will sit up and take notice!"

Karyn Williams, Christian recording artist


The Authors

  1. Pat Williams

    Pat Williams

    Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than 50 years of professional sports experience, has written more than 100 books, including the popular Coach Wooden, Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret, and Character...

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  2. Jim Denney

    Jim Denney

    Jim Denney is the author of Walt's Disneyland, Answers to Satisfy the Soul, Writing in Overdrive, and the Timebenders series for young readers. He has written many books with Pat Williams, including Coach Wooden, The...

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