• How WinForever explained why football is relevant for the rest of our lives

    May 29th, 2013 | BY: | IN: Features

    This is Lakeside School’s Cole Stephens.

    WinForever Ambassador and Northwest Elite Index’s Scott Enyeart says of Cole Stephens: “He doesn’t look like your typical football player. He looks more like a guy who will be signing your paycheck someday as the CEO of a major corporation. But, in reality, looks can be deceiving, because while Seattle (Wash.) Lakeside School RB/WR/DB Cole Stephens may not “look the part” to some people, the minute he steps on a football field, that all changes.

    “You see, the 5-foot-9, 150-pound Stephens wasn’t allowed to play football until the 9th grade. He says his parents thought football was too dangerous, and were worried about his size.”

    The following is an essay that Cole wrote Read More

  • The Inner Game of Football

    February 25th, 2013 | BY: | IN: Win Forever

    In this series, we provide weekly excerpts from Pete Carroll’s New York Times Best Selling book, Win ForeverWin Forever is about more than winning football games; it’s about maximizing your potential in every aspect of your life. Carroll has taught business leaders facing tough challenges. —– “In my early years as a coach I was influenced by Abraham Maslow, Tim Gallwey, and Michael Murphy. Each had a profound impact on my learning and eventual teaching. Yet as the years passed, Gallwey’s “Inner Game” concept proved to be the most influential. The essence of the Inner Game is to acquire and maintain a “quieted mind,” which may then allow an athlete to perform at his or her highest levelRead More

  • Coach Carroll inspires Microsoft leaders

    February 11th, 2013 | BY: | IN: Motivation

    BELLEVUE, Wash.

    Coach Pete Carroll went corporate on Friday.

    Toting his WinForever philosophies and principles, Carroll addressed 250 Microsoft leaders during their quarterly marketing meeting on Friday. In an entertaining hour-long talk, Carroll shared stories about football and life as he focused on the importance of having a vision toward future success.

    “You can change everything if you hold onto your vision,” Carroll told the audience. “Live it out day-to-day, minute-to-minute.

    “What you focus on, you draw yourself to.”

    Carroll shared about his growth and development as a coach over the years, talking about how losing his job in New England in the late-1990s led to total clarity into who he is and what drives him – a revelation that … Read More

  • The Best of 2012

    January 17th, 2013 | BY: | IN: Features

    This is fairly late, but we decided to compile the most-viewed articles of 2012. These are all timeless pieces–including one joke video–that can offer up inspiration for any one at any time.

    While our 2012 proved to be extremely successful, we’re excited to compete and make an even bigger splash in 2013.

    1.) Carroll’s latest prank: Coach and T.O. punk his new teammates

    Like they do for every new guy, the Seahawks thought they were pranking new teammate Terrell Owens during his first team meeting on Aug. 8. Instead, Coach Pete Carroll and T.O. flipped the script and punk’d the players and coaches in memorable fashion:

     

    2.) Louis Zamperini on Jay Leno

    Zamperini, the subject of Unbroken, has arguably … Read More

  • How Pete Carroll picking the 49ers over Mike Shanahan’s Broncos reshaped his career

    January 3rd, 2013 | BY: | IN: Coach

    Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times wrote an excellent piece on Pete Carroll and his connection with current Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. In his book, “Win Forever,” Carroll outlines his decision to join the San Francisco 49ers squad headed by George Seifert over Shanahan’s Denver Broncos.

    In Brewer’s article, he takes some clips from “Win Forever” to help tell the story of Carroll’s road and journey to success in coaching.

     

    Carroll has one of the most intriguing success stories in sports, mostly because his start was so rocky. Rarely does a coach fail twice and then turn his career around so dramatically. Carroll is always ready to explain how it happened, hoping to create a wall between his

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  • Win Forever: Carroll highlights first game as NFL head coach, versus Buffalo

    December 14th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Inspiration

    Editor’s Note: Pete Carroll and his Seahawks are playing the Buffalo Bills this weekend in Canada. In honor of the game, we wanted to highlight a clip in Carroll’s book, “Win Forever.” In this chapter, Carroll talks about the Beaver of the Week and playing the Buffalo Bills as his first game as an NFL head coach. 

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    When I left Minnesota to go to the Jets as defensive coordinator, one of my highest priorities was coming up with a way to emphasis the importance of forcing turnovers, and after giving it some thought I decided to take a page form Paul Wiggin’s book and institute my own award, Beaver of the Week. We started with the lesson that the Read More

  • Win Forever Pyramid: Practice is Everything

    May 24th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Health

    In this new series, we will provide weekly excerpts from Pete Carroll’s New York Times Best Selling book, Win Forever, and others that are of interest to you. 

     

    In between jobs during 2000, Coach Carroll spent time finding his philosophy. This week, we examine how Coach Carroll discovered his and created the Win Forever pyramid:

    “The third level of the pyramid is about the importance of practice. After decades of coaching football at different levels, I was prepared to boldly state the “Practice Is Everything.” By placing practice on a high level of the pyramid, I was making a statement. We would never accept having a poor practice or taking a day off. There would be no … Read More

  • Win Forever Pyramid: Competition

    May 23rd, 2012 | BY: | IN: Inspiration

    In this new series, we will provide weekly excerpts from Pete Carroll’s New York Times Best Selling book, Win Forever, and others that are of interest to you. 

     

    In between jobs during 2000, Coach Carroll spent time finding his philosophy. This week, we examine how Coach Carroll discovered his and created the Win Forever pyramid:

    “On the next level of the Win Forever pyramid I put what I’d come to realize was the central theme of my life as a coach: competition. As I had learned through the process of self-discovery, competition is at my personal core, so it would be foolish not to put it at the core of any program I ran. And if I … Read More

  • Win Forever Pyramid: Foundation

    May 22nd, 2012 | BY: | IN: Inspiration

    In this new series, we will provide weekly excerpts from Pete Carroll’s New York Times Best Selling book, Win Forever, and others that are of interest to you. 

     

    In between jobs during 2000, Coach Carroll spent time finding his philosophy. This week, we examine how Coach Carroll discovered his and created the Win Forever pyramid:

    “At the base of the Win Forever pyramid, the foundation is the philosophy. I collected all of the things that I believed were important in my life and in football and from that I derived the philosophy for Win Forever. What Win Forever means to me is aspiring to be the best you can be, or as I like to refer to … Read More

  • Win Forever Pyramid

    May 21st, 2012 | BY: | IN: Uncategorized

    In this new series, we will provide weekly excerpts from Pete Carroll’s New York Times Best Selling book, Win Forever, and others that are of interest to you. 

     

    In between jobs during 2000, Coach Carroll spent time finding his philosophy. This week, we will examine how Coach Carroll discovered his and created the Win Forever pyramid:

    “My life in the next weeks and months was filled with writing notes and filling binders. For years, I had ideas about coaching, always challenging the position groups, defensive squads, and teams that I coached to do things in an extraordinary way. But while I had a sense inside me of what we needed, I hadn’t articulated it very well. I … Read More

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