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Yes Ma’am

No Sir


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  • Taking charge of your life
  • Accountability
  • Overcoming adversity

Learning how to succeed when others expect you to fail. These are the essences of Coach Carter’s basic building blocks for winning in life. From learning about the quality of one’s character to the love of learning-as well as the importance of self-discipline and spirituality-Coach Carter takes you through his own life experiences and shows you how you, too, can become successful in your everyday life. His fundamental belief is that you must start with respect for others, your community, and your environment before you can attain your own goals, both personally and professionally.

Coach Carter’s book is downright simple. The book serves as an outline of Coach Carter’s professional life (mostly about his time as the Coach of the Richmond High School Oilers) and uses that to outline a clear and concise way to success. Early on in the book, Mr. Carter tells us that he has 9 laws that he lives by. These 9 laws then filter out to 12 steps everyone must take to succeed, whether it be personally or professionally. Utilizing his own experience as the fodder, the book is easy to understand because it seems real. Mr. Carter is inspirational and has already changed the way I go about my daily life. In “Yes, Ma’am, No Sir,” Coach Carter states that he goes to bed every night with a pen, pad, and glass of water on his nightstand table. The pen and pad are there so that he can outline the next day and write down any thoughts about the day that has just past. The water is there to purify his body. I, too, now sleep with a pen, pad, and glass of water on my nightstand.

This is not only good reader, but also the type of book to pass on to others in the family. I read 50% of the book when my wife started to read it. I like how down to earth the book is.

About the author.

Ken Carter is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, education activist, and former high-school basketball player and coach. He is best known for the punitive measures he took against the ‘Richmond’ students of the 1999 season for not meeting the disciplinary standards set by him.  The ”Great Lockout” became the subject of the 2005 film ‘Coach Carter.’ Carter now works as a motivational speaker. He has also authored books and invested in several entrepreneurial projects to generate employment for the youth of his hometown.

Starting today, you will play like winners, act like winners, and most importantly, you will be winners.

Coach Ken Carter