Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Review: Trust the Grind by Jeremy Bhandari


TRUST THE GRIND
How World-Class Athletes Got to the Top
by Jeremy Bhandari












#1 New Release in Teen Sports & Outdoors and Fitness & Exercise ─ A Champion State of Grind

Exclusive interviews with the top athletes in sports today. Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got To The Top reveals how these men and women reached the heights of their profession so that you can too.
Sixteen athletes from eleven sports arenas. Each chapter tells a different story, as each superstar shares the habit that helped them accomplish their goals and reach the pinnacle of their profession.
Sports fanatic or not. Guaranteed to tap into your athletic edge, Trust the Grind, is made for sports fans and nonfans alike. Fans of professional athletes get an in-depth look at their heroes’ climb to the top; those less passionate about sports have the chance to read the secrets of success from some of the most talented people in the world. Both learn pivotal life lessons, and can immediately instill these particular traits and habits into their own lifestyle.
A ‘success habit’ point of view. Learn the secrets behind success, and what it takes to remain on top. With Trust The Grind, you will learn about the value that comes with becoming disciplined, staying driven, setting goals, identifying your “why”, staying active and eating right, making sacrifices, obsessing over your passion, and more. Rather than harping on the remarkable accolades and astonishing statistics, this story is formulated to teach individuals what it takes to be great in any desired field. It includes interviews with the following athletes:
  • Jason Kidd
  • Chipper Jones 
  • Terrell Owens
  • Paige VanZant
  • Manny Pacquiao
  • Mike Modano
  • Jimmie Johnson
  • Gary Player
  • Deena Kastor
  • Ryan Sheckler
  • Georges St-Pierre
  • Ryan Lochte
  • Devin Hester
  • Andruw Jones
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Tim Hudson
Fans of books like RelentlessRising AboveThe Cost of These Dreams, and The Young Champion's Mind, will enjoy Trust the Grind: Motivational Messages from Ambitious Athletes.





MY TIDBITS

These pages are packed full of athletes' success stories as well as inspiring messages and tips for those who want to chase their own dreams.

This book is made to inspire, and using athletes' stories not only resonates with sports fans, but is a great example of how hard work is required to reach a goal. After all, athletes are known to have to train endless hours. And sports is a topic especially youth can often connect with. In other words, I the connection is something the intended audience will grab up and not immediately groan at the idea of being coached about something.

Every chapter centers around an idea: goals, health, discipline, sacrifices, and more. Each one explains the concept and why it's important and also holds real life examples from well-known athletes, who had to do exactly these things. Not only is the information interesting, but it does present the intended message in an understandable way. At the end of each chapter, the main points are addressed in short-form as an easy guide and quick reminder. In other words, the book is written in a very planned way. And it still has heart, so it never comes across too preachy.

At the end of the book, the author invites readers to reach out to him and share their own goals. This adds a very personal touch and shows readers that their goals count—something so important when offering advice and support. In other words, this book is well done and is sure to, if nothing else, offer all sorts of interesting tidbits to sports fans and leaves off with a sense of encouragement.


And here he is...

Jeremy Bhandari was born in Ashland, Massachusetts on June 19, 1996. Unlike the plurality of babies born in the 20th century, Jeremy wriggled into the world in his mother's bedroom, rather than a hospital. His rare arrival on Earth is ironically symbolic with his life story. 
Before dropping him off to preschool, Jeremy's mother would spread out the sports section in the Boston Globe for her son to examine while he ate his breakfast. Jeremy, at just 4-years-old, would study the MLB standings and league leaders. At this point, circa 2001, all the Massachusetts baseball fanatics obsessed over Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra, two stars on the Boston Red Sox. When it was time for Jeremy to select his favorite player for the back of his Tee Ball card, the calculated cherub demanded that Alex Rodriguez, a shortstop for the Texas Rangers, be labeled on his individualized square. While Jeremy probably couldn't locate Texas on a map, he knew that Rodriguez was leading the American League in home runs, so why not classify him as his front-runner?
Jeremy's love for sports continued to maturate as he grew older. In elementary school, he started writing fictionalized stories of baseball games, where one team would always make an epic comeback in the late-innings. Fast forward to his junior year at UMass Amherst, and Jeremy was still scripting about sports. After handing in a paper on the relationship between spending and winning in the MLB, Jeremy decided to take writing more seriously. At 23-years-old, Jeremy signed a contract with Mango Publishing and wrote Trust The Grind, which reached #1 on Amazon’s Teen/YA Fitness & Exercise bestseller list, and was most notably endorsed by NBA legend, Jason Kidd. In addition, Trust The Grind was added to the list of Summer Reading options for the students at Ashland High School (Ashland, MA). 
Aside from writing, Jeremy puts a strong emphasis on physical fitness, and spreading love to all those around him.

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