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Success Beyond Limits: Finding Your Path To Success

Sports isn’t just about athleticism and hours of practice. It’s not just about entertainment and breaking records. It’s about overcoming odds, tales of triumph, and releasing your potential both in the game and after. Below are some of our favorite reads that detail just that.


Jan. 16 2024, Published 11:14 a.m. ET

The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith

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‘The Jordan Rules’ is a book written by Sam Smith that delves into the career and life of basketball legend, Michael Jordan. The book provides an inside look into the Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan era, it sheds light on the tactics devised by rival teams, including the Detroit Pistons, to limit Jordan's impact on the court. “The Jordan Rule” refers to the physical and mental challenges opponents used to try to stop the basketball superstar. This book captures the intensity of the rivalry and the mental fortitude of Jordan.

This book has a lot to offer; it presents a unique perspective on Jordan's rise to greatness, his dedication, and specifically the hurdles he faced on his path to becoming one of the greatest athletes in history. As it was published in 1992, it has valuable history and strategy for understanding basketball and how the NBA has evolved since then.

‘The Jordan Rules’ by Sam Smith is a well-researched and engaging book that explores the strategies employed to defend Michael Jordan during his career. It's a must-read for all basketball fans out there.

Elevate and Dominate: 21 Ways to Win On and Off the Field by Deion Sanders


Ever want a book that makes you feel that you have the potential to do anything? This book is the one to read. It is an exceptionally motivational book by Deion Sanders, a former professional football and baseball player; and now a sports analyst and entrepreneur. This book offers great insight and advice on how to achieve success, Deion shares his insights and experiences, both in the world of sports and in various aspects of life.

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Deion Sanders is known for his exceptional athletic career and his charismatic personality, which makes him a compelling figure to impart life lessons and strategies for success. The “21 Ways to Win” covers a wide range of topics, including discipline, leadership, work ethic, and personal development.

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant & Phil Jackson

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This book explores the different aspects of Kobe’s approach to basketball. It covers Kobe’s training regimen, mental preparation, perspective, and mentality as a player. It also provides valuable insights into his mindset and work ethic. The book features his personal anecdotes, game stories, and his thoughts on leadership and teamwork. It's a compelling read for basketball enthusiasts and those looking for inspiration in their own pursuits.

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‘The Mamba Mentality’ not only offers a deep look into Kobe’s passion for the game, but also provides valuable life lessons on dedication, resilience, and rise to greatness. It's a testament to Kobe Bryant’s enduring legacy as an athlete and mentor.

Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson & Larry Sloman

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An autobiography written by former professional boxer, Mike Tyson with Larry Sloman. This book offers an unfiltered look into Tyson’s tumultuous life, both inside and outside the boxing ring. He opens up about what he went through in his childhood, his rapid ascent to fame as the youngest heavyweight champion in history, and the personal struggles and controversies that affected his career.

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Tyson doesn't shy away from addressing his criminal conviction, substance abuse issues, and his turbulent relationships. The unravished honesty and self-awareness sets this autobiography apart. He does not attempt to paint himself a hero, but shares his true life story, from its tragedies to its triumphs. Larry Sloman’s collaboration brings a professional touch to the narrative, ensuring that Tyson’s experiences are presented in a compelling and coherent way.

‘The Undisputed Truth’ is a captivating read offering readers a glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic and controversial figures in the history of sports. From redemption to self-discovery, this book has it all.

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