The Difference You Make: Changing Your World through the Impact of Your Influence

Williams, Pat; Denney, James D.


Barcode: 9780800722784

Release date: 19/08/2014

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Popular author and speaker helps people become more conscious, intentional, and strategic in how they influence others.

From the Inside Flap
Everyone has influence. Each day your actions, your words, and your relationships impact those around you. So there's only one question: What will you do with the influence you have?

In The Difference You Make, Pat Williams, senior vice president and co-founder of the Orlando Magic and renowned motivational speaker, introduces us to scores of people who are changing the world by influencing lives, from the famous--like Coach John Wooden, Michael Jordan, and Joni Eareckson Tada--to the little known. He takes us inside his battle with cancer, his fascinating experiences in the sports world, and his amazing journey as a father of nineteen and grandfather of twelve.

Pat tells us about the mentors and benefactors who have shaped his life--and he shares the secrets of their impact. "This book is deeply personal to me," says Pat. "I wrote it to 'pay it forward' on behalf of all those to whom I am deeply indebted, and whom I can never repay."

He also shares practical, life-changing principles that you can put to work in your family, workplace, classroom, church, and community--principles such as servanthood, mentoring, empowerment, character, unselfish action, and the power of your written and spoken words. The stories and insights in this book will inspire you to look at your life in a whole new way, and to live your life as a role model, a powerful testimony, and an example for others to follow.|Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than fifty years of professional sports experience; has written eighty books, including the popular Coach Wooden; and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Florida.

Jim Denney is a full-time freelance writer with more than eighty published books to his credit. His collaborative titles include Reggie White in the Trenches; Undefeated, with father-son Super Bowl/Rose Bowl champs Bob and Brian Griese; and numerous books with Pat Williams, including Go for the Magic.

From the Back Cover
We each have an enormous sphere of influence--and most of us don't even realize it. This is a book with a mission--a mission to show you the impact of your life on those around you.

"After you read The Difference You Make, you'll never take your influence for granted again. Pat Williams gives you all the tools you need to refine, enrich, and expand your influence on the world around you."--Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons head coach

"If you want to live a life of significance, then live to impact others! Pat Williams gives you the practical insights and powerful motivation you need to live a life of influence in your home, your workplace, your community, and your world."--Dr. Tony Evans, The Urban Alternative founder and president

"This should be recommended reading for people in all walks of life, as a blueprint of what is possible in our role as difference-makers."--Muffet McGraw, University of Notre Dame head women's basketball coach

"I know of no one more capable of helping others realize their potential and the 'difference they can make' than Pat Williams."--Terry Collins, New York Mets manager

"Pat Williams not only inspires us to be people of influence, but he gives us the practical steps and tools we need to impact others in a powerful way."--Romeo Crennel, Kansas City Chiefs head coach

"Packed with valuable new insights about how to have a powerful, positive impact on people in your life. Read it and put these principles into practice. This book is a game changer."--Don Mattingly, Los Angeles Dodgers manager


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