From Scott O'Neil, one of America's most admired sports executives, how to find regular, meaningful moments in an irregular life.
When we're moving at 115 MPH, we rarely see the wall coming. But it comes for all of us. The sudden loss of a much beloved friend, the excruciatingly long departure of a parent with Alzheimer's. We grasp for lessons, for meaning, for learnings. Even when an extrovert is faced with the four walls of their own home for months upon months--they're determined to find peace and appreciation in the pause. They try to reenergize without the energy from the bright lights of the court, the hush of the ice, the roar of the crowd; the adrenaline-laced metronome of 20,000 hearts beating together.
The human spirit craves connection. Authenticity. Belonging. Touch. Gratitude. Purpose. We need to make our interactions count. If we are truly present, the world shares its hardest, most beautiful lessons with us.
In Be Where Your Feet Are
, CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils Scott O'Neil offers his own story of grief and healing, and shares his most valuable lessons in what keeps him grounded and able to thrive as a father, husband, coach, mentor, and leader. O'Neil also interviews some of sports and entertainment's most renowned athletes and performers and the world's most dynamic business leaders, conversations in which they reveal their most impactful moments of learning. Each story provides us with an opportunity to learn, and--if we choose--to change our lives, and the world, for the better.
"If you learn best from honest stories, your own and others, then this beautiful book is for you. I love Scott's wisdom about how to live your life, how to lead, and how to parent--and I love how he conveys it all with humility and candor." --Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit
"If there are more thoughtful leaders anywhere in sports, I have yet to meet them. Scott O'Neil is widely admired as an executive and a citizen, and in this book he shares his memorable, practical insights on how we can all lead more mindful lives." --Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife