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S.C.O.R.E. for Life (R): The Secret Formula for Thinking Like a Champion Hardcover – January 3, 2006
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About the Author
Jim Fannin is an author, consultant, and mental coach for the world's top athletes and corporate executives. He is the founder and creator of the S.C.O.R.E. Performance System, the leading peak performance program. Drawing from his thirty years of experience in sports, education, and business, Jim helps people from all walks of life become more successful by showing them how to attract the Zone mind-set.
Fannin was born and raised in the Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, where his father was a government worker and his mother a nurse. His love for tennis led him to a full scholarship at East Tennessee State University, where he became the Ohio Valley Conference champion. After he earned a degree in marketing and psychology he played on the men's pro tennis tour in Europe. Upon leaving the tour, Jim coached seven players in the world's top 10. Client Adriano Panatta told him about his French Open victory, "It was amazing . . . I was so locked in and so in the moment . . . I had a feeling nothing could go wrong. The ball was as big as a grapefruit. I wish I could bottle it." At that moment, Jim knew his purpose in life was to find a way to bottle this Zone phenomenon and share it with others.
In 1977, Jim founded S.C.O.R.E. Performance Systems, Inc. Since then, he has studied and perfected the System into the leading formula to help people live, work, and play in the champion's mind-set called the Zone.
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Jim has 35+ years of professional coaching, consulting and public speaking experience. He has coached hundreds of professional athletes from nine sports including members of the PGA and LPGA tours, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, MLB, US Equestrian Association, World Series of Poker and the Olympics. He has trained tens of thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies from 37 industries in peak performance.
JIM FANNIN HAS COACHED:
* Executives from 350 of the Fortune 500
* World's #1 Professional Golfer (Luke Donald)
* Five Major League Baseball MVPs and two MLB batting champions
* 25 MLB All-Stars and two MLB home run champions
* Frank Thomas MLB All-Star, MVP (entire career)
* Four MLB Cy Young Award winners (Hershiser, McDowell, Zito, R. Johnson)
* Nine players on the World Series runner-up Cleveland Indians (1997)
* LPGA Major Champion
* 1979 World Davis Cup Finalist (Italy)
* French Open Champion & Finalist
* NBA rebound champion (Loy Vaught) and NBA All-Star (Grant Hill)
* Olympic decathlon gold medalist (Dan O'Brien, 1996)
* MLS Cup Champion (DC United 2004) and MLS MVP (Peter Nowak)
* One of the world's highest paid athletes (Alex Rodriguez, NY Yankees)
* Seven world's top 10 professional tennis players
* Lou Piniella manager (MLB)
* Doc Rivers coach (NBA World Champion Boston Celtics)
* NFL All-Pro (Scott Mitchell) and Washington Redskins Starting QB (Rex Grossman)
* Phil Gordon, World Series of Poker Champion
* NY Times best selling author, Tom Greanias
* Miss Fitness USA (Minna Lessig-1997)
* Romero Britto (South Beach renowned artist who designed Super Bowl 2007 half-time show)
* Village of Bridgeview, Illinois
* University of Illinois, men's basketball & baseball teams
* University of Richmond, women's golf team
* North Carolina State, women's golf team
* NCAA "Coach of the Year" (basketball)
* Loyola University Athletic Department
* Illinois PGA, Florida PGA, Hawaiian PGA
* Actors, authors, screenwriters, musicians, opera singers, country singers, artists and politicians.
Jim has addressed and coached major corporations, organizations and their executives such as Merrill Lynch, Navistar, GE Healthcare, Mitsubishi Electric, DonTech, IBM, Apple Computer, Transamerica, Allstate Insurance, New York Life, John Hancock, Coldwell Banker, Harris Bank Group, Northern Trust Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Domino's Pizza, Carnation, Nationwide, Lincoln Financial, Eaton Park, Starwood Hotels, Silhouette Optical, Bertram Yacht, Miles Labs, Mercedes, Dominick's Finer Foods, Toyota, Honda and Chrysler; and non-profits UAW Ford, YEO, YPO, YMCA, Children's Memorial Hospital, Hugh O'Brien Foundation, Cancer Wellness Centers & Boy's Clubs of America.
Jim has been featured in national magazines such as Men's Health, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Celebrated Living-American Airlines, Sports Illustrated, Fortune Small Business; interviewed on ESPN, Fox Sports, PBS, Sirius and CBS radio; featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune & Sun-Times, New York Post, Atlanta Journal, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Washington Post, Dallas Star, New York Daily Herald; and appeared on television shows on NBC, Golf Channel, CBS, Fox, Lifetime, ESPN, ABC and PBS. Jim has also appeared in over 350 radio shows. He was featured in MLB "Clutch Performers" on ESPN (10/31/06)
Jim was born November 4, 1949 in Ashland, Kentucky. He is an author, former professional tennis player, platform speaker, life strategist and sports and business consultant. He resides in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
Top Customer Reviews
I was intrigued by the idea that champions have fewer thoughts than average people. An average person has 2,000 to 3,000 thoughts per day (personally I think I have more) while champions have only 1,100 to 1,300 thoughts.
I've been following his program of setting goals, affirmations and visualizations for a week now. Already I've started running, am beginning to get my house organized, and feel more productive at work.
However I have a few caveats. Jim Fannin is the enemy of introspection. He regards it as the province of non-champions, e.g. losers. He has a five second rule for mistakes. You can think about a mistake for five seconds and then you should act like it never happened. I can see how this would be useful in athletics - they need to be playing in the now and not beating themselves up about not catching a ball. However in other arenas of life, such as one's personal life, you, at least occasionally, need to think about mistakes, why you made them, and how you can avoid making them again.
I feel that a lot of politicians might have read this book or taken his seminars the way they abnegate their personal responsibilities about mistakes.
In his final chapter, which he entitles WYOU You're On the Air, he talks about how everyone's thoughts produce vibrations that can be felt by the people around you and even those miles away. While I've often had these sort of feelings myself, intellectually I don't buy his explanation.Read more ›
Life changer? Meh. The book definitely came along at just the right time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some of his biggest clients like Alex Rodriguez were found guilty if using PED's! So much for the system.Published 8 months ago by Oak tree
A good guide.I just don't know what happened to the mentioned athlete in this book.Published 14 months ago by J. ditona
Some good ideas. I like several and have used them. I don't think it was life changing.Published 19 months ago by Pucksaver