Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Football, NASCAR Champion Helps Guys Develop A "Game Plan For Life"

By Kelly Shrout

Men want to win. They want victory in their lives, marriages and relationship with God. They want success in their finances and freedom from sin and addiction. They want to understand God’s Word and abide by the timeless truths contained therein.

Joe Gibbs, a three-time Super Bowl champion coach and owner of a three-time NASCAR champion team, relates to the innate desire in men to win. Gibbs recently teamed with LifeWay to offer “Game Plan for Life: Your Personal Playbook for Success.”

Gibbs, who coached the Washington Redskins for 12 seasons and led the team to eight playoff appearances, four NFC Championship titles and three Super Bowl titles, lives in Charlotte, N.C. He recently was named 2010 Person of the Year in NASCAR Illustrated magazine, reflecting the respect he has earned on and off the racetrack.

“What men want to know, everywhere I go, is how they can succeed too,” Gibbs writes in the book. “And they’re not just talking about becoming rich and famous or winning trophies. They want to be happy. They want to be good husbands and fathers, good people. They want to find true success and relevance in their lives.”

Gibbs has been in the company of other men his entire life and is well equipped to speak on the issues they face. He had a brother. He has played sports from the moment he could walk. He and his wife, Pat, have two sons. Gibbs owns a NASCAR team.

“I know men,” he writes. “Life’s not easy for them these days. Wherever I go – on business or for speaking engagements, sporting events or whatever – I run into guys who all seem to have the same questions and challenges. I can relate to these men because I’ve faced many of the same issues in my own life.”

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Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!

Pat