Choice Not Chance: Rules for Building a Fierce Competitor

  • 7h 50m 38s
  • Joanne P. McCallie, Mike Krzyzewski - Foreword, Rob Rains
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2020

A celebrated coach reveals the secrets to building a fierce competitor

At age 26, Joanne P. McCallie, a.k.a. Coach P, began her career at Maine, where in the span of eight years, she elevated the women's basketball program to a very competitive team that outdrew the men's crowds, a rarity in college sports. Over her tenure, she created the Choice Not Chance (CNC) philosophy, training kids how to think and focus on making the correct choices in life. She imparted her passionate philosophy to all of her players and now brings it to her efforts as head coach at Duke. Choice Not Chance highlights McCallie's lessons for building a fierce competitor, such as "Going against the grain", "Never become satisfied", and "Enjoy the prospect of getting better daily."

The CNC philosophy is widely used by McCallie, her staff, and players, who are very active in the community speaking about "CNC."

McCallie has taught her teams to play with passion and fight hard for recognition, and her teams have achieved remarkable success. Apply her wisdom to your teams, your employees, and your own life.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Be Ready for Change and Adventure
  • Chapter 2 - Creating “Choice Not Chance”
  • Chapter 3 - The Underdog, Fighter Mentality
  • Chapter 4 - Nobody Likes Whiners
  • Chapter 5 - Money Alone Won't Make You Happy
  • Chapter 6 - Never Be Afraid to Try Something and Make a Mistake
  • Chapter 7 - Seek Out Mentors—There is No Substitute for Experience
  • Chapter 8 - Not All of Your Players (or Employees) Will Get Along with Each other
  • Chapter 9 - Life is More Than the Game
  • Chapter 10 - Set High Team Goals While Motivating on an Individual Level—No Two Players (Just Like No Two Employees) are Exactly Alike
  • Chapter 11 - Everybody Has to Be Challenged to See How Good They Can Become
  • Chapter 12 - Step Back and Reassess Your Priorities
  • Chapter 13 - A Message from Coach Smith and Coach Wooden
  • Chapter 14 - Coach K Teaches, “Do What You Came Here to Do”
  • Chapter 15 - You Have to Seek Out the Changes—And See How You Need to React to Them—To Make the Team (and Your World) Better
  • Chapter 16 - Recruiting is a True Test of Will, Discipline, Character, and Evaluation Ability
  • Chapter 17 - Competitive Cauldron