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  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845969493
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Be a Winner

Achieve Your Goals with Scotland's Sporting Heroes

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The first time that such a comprehensive study of Scotland's winners has been produced with an aim to inspiring and helping others

Scotland needs more winners - all kinds of winners - in sport and in life. And with the Olympics heading to London and the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow, we now have the major catalysts to inspire us to be winners. But as a nation we need to overcome our natural reserve and tendency to underperform when it really matters. We need to find new levels of self-belief and optimism. We need more winning role models: more Chris Hoys, Alex Fergusons, Andy Murrays and Liz McColgans.

Packed with significant insights from Scotland's leading sportsmen and women, past and present, Be a Winner takes the reader on a personal journey to help them become a genuine success. It encourages them to set their own sporting goals and identify their own personal bests, and, most importantly, gives guidance about how to reach them, through the example of great Scottish winners. It also highlights the steps that an individual can take to develop a winning mentality.

From motivation to dedication, competitiveness to teamwork, this book covers all the bases. Be a Winner tells it straight when it comes to sport and how to succeed in it, through the advice of the Scottish men and women who have reached the very pinnacle of their various fields. This book will enable a proud Scot to become a 'super Scot'.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845969493
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Authors

Richard Orr

Richard Orr is the editor of www.inthewinningzone.com and is a former BBC Young Sports Reporter of the Year. He has been involved in writing and journalism for ten years.

Kenny Kemp

Kenny Kemp is an award-winning journalist and writer. The founding business editor of the Sunday Herald, Kenny Kemp was Scotland's Business Writer of the Year in both 2001 and 2003. He is co-author with Barbara Cassini of Go: An Airline Adventure, which won the 2004 Business Book of the Year in WH Smith Awards and Flight of the Titans. He lives in Edinburgh.

Praise for Be a Winner

“This work is indispensible for any up-and-coming sports figure - Scots or otherwise - trying to achieve their objectives . . . with this range of intelligent insight, it's certain that Hoy and Murray will not be the last to carve out a respected world profile”


“An inspiring read”

Sports Books of the Year, The Scotsman

“A relentlessly positive book . . . inspiring and motivating reading”

Scotland on Sunday

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