Author John Maxwell writes in his book Sometimes You Win Sometimes You
Lose Learn that he has written over 70 books on leadership!! That seems like a lot. How does someone write so many books on the same topic without using the same research material?
Anyway, Sometimes You Win Sometimes You
Lose Learn is a mistake about failures and mistakes. Quite literally. The whole book is about the importance of making mistakes. Of more specifically, how we can use mistakes to help us grow.
As a volleyball coach I thought the content of this book was great. For the coach though, not the players. I understand Maxwell has other books like Sometimes You Win Sometimes You
Lose Learn for teens and Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Lose Learn for Kids which I may have to force strongly suggest for my players to read.
As much as I liked the content, I did not enjoy the author’s writing format all that much – there were way too many lists. His main points would have a list of the good and bad and each list would have it’s own list as if the entire topic was exhaustively covered by his lists of 6 or 7 bullet points for each. If that was the case he wouldn’t have needed to write over 70 books!
Nice quick read. I read it from the point of view of a coach coaching players, but I could definitely see it being useful for anyone whose ever had a setback, so in other words, everyone.