Jim Tressel released his “new” book, The Winners Manual: For The Game of Life, in late July. As a die-hard buckeye fan, I would probably want to buy this book just because Coach Tressel is undeniably one of the best coaches we have ever had at OSU. But it is more than that…and let me tell you how I found this out.
What Was Dr Scot Up To?…
You all know that I did not practice for some time, from November of 2007 until June of 2008. You may all wonder, “what in the world was he doing during that time???” Well, besides all of the seminars, health columns, and event planning I was doing in my business here in Marion, I became involved in something that is just as important to me as Chiropractic, and that is building healthy relationships in life.
I had the distinct priveledge of working closely with the late Stephen Judah, Ph.D. during that time. Dr Judah was a man who changed my life, as well as thousands of others. Dr Judah was a leader in our country in creating people of character as well as improving relationships at home, work, and in schools.
Dr Judah’s Massive World-Wide Impact:
I was able to travel with Dr Judah as he delivered lectures on improving relational wellness in businesses, schools, and in all walks of life. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a retreat with Chick-Fil-A’s Marriage CoMission (www.MarriageCoMission.com) in Rome, GA to discuss how to implement these programs in to corporate America. Dr Judah was eagerly pursued by many of the top businesses in the country such as the Zig Ziglar Corporation, Chick-Fil-A, The Dibble Institute (for schools), the Better Business Bureau in central Ohio, and was interviewed by Barbara Walters on The View.
Dr Judah was a firm believer that no matter what you have been through, or what others have done to you…You can be whoever you want to be, you can do whatever you want to do. He believes you can discover your purpose and calling in life, and he created the tools to develop these life skills. His tools are so well respected that Chick-Fil-A is considering using them country-wide for their restaurants to improve employee relationships, the Better Business Bureau has used his tools in the new Center For Character Ethics, and many other businesses have paid Steve large sums of money to create serious change in their businesses.
So What Does This Have To Do With Jim Tressel???
Through all of my work done with Steve, I was fortunate to meet many people. I was able to meet Harvey Hook who started The Gathering in Columbus, Ohio; Kip Morse, the President of the Better Business Bureau in Columbus; Bubba Cathy, Co-owner of Chick-Fil-A; Tom Ziglar, CEO of the Ziglar Corporation, and more that I won’t bore you with. In one of my conversations with Harvey Hook many months ago, he told me about “The Book” that Coach Tressel had written. Harvey went into detail about this book that was introduced to him by Joel Penton, a former OSU football player (graduating class ’06).
The Winners Manual…
During a conference that Harvey and Joel were presenting together somewhere up in northern Ohio, Joel showed Harvey a book that appeared “as thick as a phonebook.” Harvey asked Joel about this book and discovered that it was the Winners Manual that Jim Tressel has created over his years of coaching. Coach used this book at Youngstown State before coming to The Ohio State University. (FYI: Y.S. is the team that we will beat on August 30th this year J) The book includes in it how to be successful in all areas of life…including family, spiritual, exercise, career, etc.
It Takes More Than Talent
Coach Tressel has the priveledge at OSU to work with the best athletes in the world at their age group. At one of the conferences that I got to go behind the scenes of with Harvey, Coach Tressel, and John Maxwell; Coach said his biggest challenge is getting the players to realize that it takes more than talent to win!
(A Big Secret: John Maxwell has given the “pep talk” to the OSU football players the last three times we have beat that team from up north…so Coach Tressel gave him a Big 10 championship ring from last year! I say we continue to give him all kinds of gifts as long as he continues his unbeaten record…or maybe send him to a championship game…what do you think?)
Coach says that it is getting the football players to master the parts of life that have nothing to do with talent…such as persistence, dedication, taking care of health, nutrition, rest, and much, much more. This winners manual goes into detail of all of these areas of life and I highly recommend each and every one of you to take a gander at it if you would like to improve the quality of any part your life. (I liked it so much I bought a copy for Kristi and Linda too!)
More About Dr. Steve Judah, Ph.D. (don’t miss this part!)
Sadly Dr Judah lost a battle with esophageal cancer on June 21st, 2008. This was a battle that began in September of 2007. Dr Judah fought hard …but his body was not strong enough to sustain life. Although I am biased by my wonderful relationship with Dr Judah, I believe that we can all learn a lot from him…and you can do so very easily. Dr Judah had an online journal where you can see the inspirational words of a man that was fighting cancer and facing death head on…and how he dealt with it. This is NOT for the light hearted, as these pages of journaling will cause tears, possibly fear, but ultimately I hope that it gives inspiration to each and every one of you. Go ahead and click on the web address below to read Dr Judah’s amazing story:
If you would like to know more about Dr Judah’s powerful tools for successful relationships you can also watch the short videos Steve and I created featuring Zig Ziglar (famous speaker and author), Kip Morse (president of the BBB in central Ohio), and others that talk about Steve and his program called EssentialDisciplines© on Youtube at:
Please feel free to contact Dr Scot at his email: info@OhioBackPain.com with any questions about Dr Judah and the program he created.
P.S. I hope this will benefit your life and those around you! I do not currently, and have not in the past received any money for my work that I did with Dr Judah, or for Coach Tressel’s book. (just in case you were wondering )