“I’ve learned that if you want to WinForever, Always Compete,” Jake Olson said in the opening line of Saturday’s ESPN College GameDay feature. “You’re either competing or you’re not.”
If you have followed the WinForever program–or Pete Carroll–during the last several years, chances are you remember the Jake Olson story.
When Jake was 10 months old, he lost his left eye to cancer. Four years, ago, Jake Olson had to have surgery–which would remove his right eye. It brought people to tears. Then, Pete Carroll brought Jake into his USC program–providing lifelong bonds with coaches and players. But it became even more inspiration to the players, including center Kristofer O’Dowd and quarterback Matt Barkley. He was greatly involved with the … Read More
We always love hearing stories and triumphs of other competitor’s journeys! This week, we received a highly inspirational email from Dan R.
Please take a few minutes to learn how impactful WinForever has been on Dan’s life.
“Here is a little update on my progress… I can’t begin to articulate through words, the sense of joy, hope and renewed direction that I am experiencing as I work through the Win Forever Program. I didn’t expect that this would turn out to be a life changer for me when I downloaded Win Forever onto my Kindle. I liked the book so much that I wanted to reinforce what I was learning, so I bought the Audible.com version and I have been … Read More
Another article has surfaced that focuses on Coach Carroll’s WinForever philosophy. This one, coming from The News Tribune, points at Carroll’s youthful personality, and how it could catch on in the NFL.
“Carroll turned 62 on Sept. 15,” John McGrath writes. “He’s the NFL’s second-oldest coach, behind the Giants’ Tom Coughlin, who is 67 and working on his 40th consecutive year of comporting himself as if he’s 87.”
Carroll may be the second-oldest head coach in the league, but his philosophy of always competing and having the positive attitude is starting to catch on–not only with his players and staff, but the rest of the league, as well.
“It’s a radical way for an NFL coach to behave, but … Read More
We have stumbled across a Fox Sports West article with an interesting subject. Does the name sound familiar?
Yes, this is the Jake Olson from the days when Coach Carroll was at USC. To rehash his story, “a rare form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma, took the vision from Olson’s left eye when he was eight months old. Olson spent his entire youth fighting cancer, but nine times it returned,” Fox Sports West writes. Coach Carroll and his Trojans became involved when Olson was 12, when he needed surgery to remove the vision of his other eye–ultimately causing him to be completely blind.
“On the eve of the surgery that would take away his vision for good, he chose to … Read More
Another profile has emerged as we all prepare for an exciting Sunday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
This one, coming from Joe Posnanski of NBCSports.com, focuses on Coach Carroll’s WinForever philosophy, specifically the WinForever pyramid that we demonstrate often.
The NFL hadn’t seen a coach like Carroll before. The difference between the ‘Belichicks’ and Carroll are 180 degrees.
As the story goes, Carroll went to develop the WinForever pyramid after he was fired in New England and before he was hired as the new head coach at USC. As Carroll says, he “needed those challenges to bring forth my truths, soon to be revealed.”
Clearly, the central theme of the pyramid is Competition.… Read More
Upstart Business Journal has come out with a very intriguing story, focusing on Coach Carroll. In this article, Upstart Business Journal highlights the fact that Coach has taken a below-average Seattle Seahawks team and turned it into a Super Bowl contender within just a few years.
His leadership style, the journal notes, can be applied to a startup and to leading a company. There is a lot to like, including the three lessons that can be transferred from the football field to the board room. See for yourself, with the following taken from the article:
Pete inspires his team and his program to “do it better” than ever before. He … Read More
“Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a business…a home…a friendship…an organization. The remarkable thing is, you have a choice everyday of what your attitude will be. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the action of others. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can change is our attitude. Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we react to it.” –Charles R. Swindoll
An interesting and powerful story–the life of Jay Greenfeld–was brought to … Read More
It’s been a big week up in Oregon, with the Elite 11 Finals and The Opening happening on the Nike campus.
Tune into ESPNU TONIGHT at 9pm ET for the semifinals and championship of the epic 7-on-7 tourney!
Also, keep an eye out for those lime green WinForever “Always Compete” wristbands!
Within the Always Compete Program, we help you learn about yourself and teach you how to live your life around it to maximize your own potential, so you can be your best self. We’ll help guide you to become an ultimate competitor–in every sense of the word.
If you’d like to learn about WinForever, develop your own personal philosophy and are ready to take the … Read More
Constantly worrying about being criticized or failing at an endeavor can keep you from attaining your goals. These fears and doubts will not only distract you from your ambitions they will also prevent you from aspiring in the first place.
It’s vital to know how to manage your apprehension in order to live life and achieve your dreams. Nothing should hold you back from being a winner and claiming your future. Being productive in your work, passion or home life can be achieved even when you’re suffering from anxiety and fear.
Here are some tips to aid you in understanding … Read More
Want to just get lost? When was the last time you felt alive? Are you in need of adventure?
Are you living your life without limits?
For the last decade I’ve been fortunate to explore the world and its beauty. Ranging from my first international trip to Australia when I thought kangaroos and surfboards would literally be on every corner to 40 days, lost, unemployed and eventually in love at 26 during Carnival.
Most recently, I explored Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos gaining an understanding of this world’s untold history, as well as witnessing the dark side of travel while in danger in the Middle East and detained in central Africa with nothing more than instinct.
Each time, I was … Read More
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