Book Review of “Toughness: Developing True Strength On And Off The Court by Jay Bilas

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Over the last few months, I have greatly enjoyed reading and re-reading the book “Toughness:  Developing True Strength On and Off the Court” by Jay Bilas.  While the book contains many, many great basketball stories, there are several other moving stories that demonstrate how mental toughness has led to amazing outcomes.  I shared in a recent blog post that I listened to this book with my son Ryan as we drove to Baltimore from Ohio.

In this blog post, I have linked my notes detailing key phrases and key concepts.  The anecdotes Bilas’s shares serve to amplify these notes in tremendous detail.  I have posted the Book notes in a Mindmap form below (see red links).  They will appear as PDF’s, and you will be able to enlarge the pictures as needed for reading.

If you are interesting in reading insights into Coach K from Duke, it’s in here.  Want to hear great stories about parenting….in here.  Want to hear courageous cancer battles with doctors, nurses, and patients as partners….it’s in here.  Stories about demanding teachers, mentors, and teammates….you guessed it.

If you are looking for tips that you can use personally for a more rewarding and productive life, or in your mentoring of others, I highly recommend this book.  If you are a sports fan and are curious how success happens behind the scenes, you will love this content.

Click here to see my notes on the INTRODUCTION section of the book.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter One, “TRUST”.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Two, “PREPARATION”, part one.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Two, “PREPARATION”, part two.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Three, “COURAGE”.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Four, “COMMUNICATION”.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Five, “PERSISTENCE”.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Six, “NEXT PLAY”.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Seven, “COMMITMENT”.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Eight, “ACCEPTANCE”,  part one.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Eight, “ACCEPTANCE”, part two.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Eight, “ACCEPTANCE”, part three.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Nine, “RESILIENCE”.

Click here to see my notes on Chapter Ten, “SELF-EVALUATION”.

Click here to see my notes on the EPILOGUE

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