Three Rules for Living a Good Life (Paperback)

A Game Plan for after Graduation
Author: Lou Holtz

Format: Paperback

Publication date: January 22, 2021

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Legendary former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz shared three easy to remember and impossible to forget rules for life during a commencement address at Franciscan University Steubenville.

  • Do what is right.
  • Do everything to the best of your ability.
  • Show people you care.

Now in paperback, Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for after Graduation offers a quick, sometimes humorous, and always practical formula for recent college graduates and other young adults to reach success in their business, personal, and spiritual lives.

Three Rules for Living a Good Life is a great gift book for a young adult looking for a quick read that offers encouragement and concrete advice for transitioning to the workforce and to deeper, more committed relationships.

Holtz, one of the most successful college football coaches of all time, shares a message that is genuine and sensible. Punctuated with examples for keeping and living the three rules each day from his years of working with teams, in business, and with his family, Holtz’s book keeps the discussion light, humorous, and real.

Holtz’s commencement message is one he often shares with business leaders around the world. He points to the foundation of his Christian faith and the necessity for young adults who have been raised in the faith to take stock of themselves at this crossroads of their life. “Don’t ignore God! Don’t give up the faith!” he writes.

A sought-after motivational speaker, Holtz annually gives hundreds of presentations on topics having to do with leadership, success, and achieving peak results. Holtz has also given many commencement addresses and been awarded a number of honorary degrees. In Three Rules for Living a Good Life, this iconic Notre Dame football coach sums up his essential graduation message in a way that college grads will find useful as they take their place in the “real world.”

Product Details

Pages: 96

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781646800087

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A blueprint for success.”

    “Within these pages are the blueprint for success in faith, life, and love.”

    Mark Hart
    Executive vice president of Life Teen International

  • “Highly engaging.”

    “A brief but highly engaging book. Holtz's stories and lessons work because they’re timeless; and although addressed to new college graduates, his advice provides sheer wisdom for us all—not just about faith, but how to apply it.”

    Gerald Korson

  • “Insightful and life-changing.”

    “A quick and easy read that is as inspired and inspiring as it is insightful and life-changing.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Truly AWESOME BABY!”

    “I love Lou's theory for winning in the game of life! Lou presents his philosophy and game plan to help a person become a success in life. A great read. Truly AWESOME BABY with a CAPITAL A!”

    Dick Vitale
    ESPN College Basketball Analyst 

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