"What makes a championship heart? What are those special ingredients consistently found in people who excel in life? Certainly, the journey through the human experience is full of challenges, difficulties, hardship and joy but what makes those select few consistently succeed and rise to the top? Regardless of the endeavor, whether it is sports, business, family, service or in simply living a complete and meaningful life... what is the essence that makes people triumphant? Two individuals or two teams virtually identical in talent and skills, yet one goes on to become a champion while the other is destined for mediocrity, the even more gut wrenching position of the perennial runner-up. The almost, but not quite... What is the it that makes such a huge difference? I believe with a certainty founded upon my life s experience, that the it is the defining difference between success and failure, between winning and losing... in living a life as opposed to simply enduring the passage of a lifetime. "
You need not be a New York Yankees fan to appreciate Steve Yerrid's marvelous new book "The Making Of A Championship Heart". Mr. Yerrid is a lifelong Yankee fan who also enjoyed a close personal and professional relationship with George Steinbrenner that spanned more than three decades. Mr. Yerrid proposed this project to Mr. Steinbrenner some years back and the Yankees owner graciously gave him access to the team's extensive archives. The result is a book that will at once inform, … more
The Making of a Championship Heart by Steve Yerrid SunTide Publishers 2011 ISBN 978-0-9832990-0-4 The author, Steve Yerrid, tries to answer the question as to what separates the best from second best . Many of us have had difficulty in achieving first place status for a number of reasons. To answer this question, Steve provides multiple criteria describing personality … more