Monday, April 5, 2021

April 05, 2021 Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life BY Kelley Earnhardt Miller @tlcbooktours


An inspirational, practical guide to success in business and life learned through the opportunities and challenges of growing up as the daughter of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. and becoming one of the most influential women in professional sports. A successful businesswoman shares her story of growing up in the world of NASCAR and the lessons she learned along the way.

Just like a racecar as it takes to the track, each of us needs a certain amount of fine-tuning for our journey through life. In Drive, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, daughter of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and sister to Dale Jr., opens up about growing up in the world of NASCAR, sharing the lessons she learned about being a successful business leader and what she discovered, often the hard way, about winning in life.

Kelley never felt she was winning at anything until she began to deal with the thoughts and feelings that were driving her decisions and taking her in the wrong direction. Her journey of transformation is what empowered her to run the family business in an entirely different way than she had previously and to lead people not only with her head but also with her heart.

Drive offers nine important lessons learned about winning in business and in life, given not as a formula for greatness but as insight from a fellow traveler on a journey that is sometimes difficult, painful, unexpected, or confusing and sometimes exhilarating and joyful.

Become a stronger person and a more effective leader by facing the truth about your own life in a healthy way and then drive to the win!


Editorial Reviews

'Kelley's extraordinary experiences have helped shape her into one of the most sincere, down-to-earth, and honest people I've encountered in both business and life. With incredible candor and relatability, she takes readers inside her unique journey and shares a remarkable leadership style that's all her own. Built on integrity, compassion, and the Earnhardt family's trademark drive to succeed, Kelley's story serves as a road map for servant leadership and putting people first.' Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports; chairman and CEO of Hendrick Automotive Group

'Kelley masterfully shares complex subject matter in a personal and easily understandable way in Drive. The look into Kelley and Dale's childhood and her journey to become one of the most influential female executives in all of sports is an inspiration to all. The 'lessons learned' portion of the book only confirms why I have always looked up to Kelley. This is a great read not only for NASCAR fans but for those who want to be better leaders, parents, and human beings.' Jim McCoy, vice president, Nationwide Marketing

'Kelley Earnhardt Miller is an incredible mix of hard-nosed business sense, creativity, and loyalty. While being a great businessperson seems effortless to her, she has an uncanny ability to lead a diverse set of employees while racking up wins, growing the company, serving on boards, and raising a family. To get a peek inside her mind is a true privilege for those who want the secrets to her success.' Thayer Lavielle, executive vice president of talent marketing and operations, The Collective

'It is a rare thing to find a book that is so brilliantly written for business andlife. Kelley will help you win at both like no one else can--with heart and unmatched experience. As a mom to three and CEO of a dynamic business, I found that Drivehad a profound effect on how I intentionally pursue what matters. Get ready to be inspired and challenged to take your work and life to the next level--a must-read!' Lara Casey, CEO of Cultivate What Matters; author of Cultivateand Make It Happen

'Kelley finds a way to drop the curtain surrounding what some might call insider knowledge about the sport of NASCAR and the business that fuels it. But even more impressive is the way she also drops the same curtain when it comes to herself. Her honesty and vulnerability make this book not only a great read but an important work/life handbook.' Krista Voda Kelley, television host; reporter for NASCAR on NBC

'Reading Kelley's Drivefelt like sitting in a room and listening to her tell me all the things she addresses directly and only to me. Through this book, you not only get sage advice from someone who has made a name for herself; you also get to know Kelley. You learn why those who know her respect and appreciate her.' Mike Helton, vice chairman of NASCAR

'The impact of the Earnhardt family in my life and career has been immeasurable. I've practically watched Kelley Earnhardt Miller grow from that confident little girl hanging out with her dad and brother at the racetrack in the early eighties to a successful businesswoman today. Kelley is a person of utmost integrity and has a work ethic like none other. As a result of that hardworking attitude, I'm confident that this book will succeed. Kelley is not only a special friend to the Childresses, but I consider her to be a part of our family.' Richard Childress, chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing.


MY REVIEW:


In Drive, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, a mother to three and CEO, shares nine key lessons she has learned to become the success she is in both her personal and professional life. This book feels like having a one on one mentorship with a friend advising you how to win in life.

Her approach has always been easy, full of heart and a servant leader approach. She goes over these points in depth and in a way that can be applied easily and immediately.

* Be Authentic and Approachable
* Manage Your Emotions
* Succeed Using Strengths
* Let Go to Move Forward
* Customize Your Communication
* Know How to Make Decisions
* Aim for the Win-Win
* Show Kindness
* Live a Balanced Life

I highly recommend this read for anyone looking for success and finding the balance in their persona and professional life.


About the Author


Kelley Earnhardt Miller is part owner and general manager of JR Motorsports and is considered one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today. She oversees the company’s race team, management team, and business ventures for her brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr. The daughter of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, Earnhardt Miller graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in business administration. A multiple-award recipient, she was named in 2015 as one of SportsBusiness Journal’s Game Changers/Women in Sports Business for her impact on the motorsports industry. Kelley is married to L.W. Miller and is mom to Karsyn, Kennedy, and Wyatt.

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