Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU

Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU

by Julie Foudy


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In Choose to Matter, Julie Foudy, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former captain of the US National team, takes you on a journey to discover your authentic self. This book is a roadmap to unleash that courageous YOU and have you singing your dreams out loud. Along with sharing stories from her playing days and personal experiences, Julie taps into the wisdom of other incredible female leaders including "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, soccer stars Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan, and Facebook superwoman and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg. In her Leadership Academy, Julie encourages young women to find the leader that exists in all of them, whatever their personality or vocal chord strength might be. Complete with fun exercises and activities, Choose to Matter guides readers in all aspects of their lives. Julie believes every young woman has the power to be a leader who makes a positive impact. And it all starts by choosing to matter. So go ahead, start now. Because you can.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781368003384
Publisher: ESPNW
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 321,905
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Julie Foudy is a retired American professional soccer midfielder who played for the United States women's national soccer team from 1987 through 2004. Julie participated in four Women's World Cups and three Olympics for the USA Team. She is a two-time World Cup Champion and she is also a 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2000 Olympic Silver medalist and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist. She was inducted into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007. Julie's work off the field is even more important to her. She was the President of the Women's Sports Foundation from 2000-2002. She served on the Women's Sports Foundation Board of directors for seven years. Julie is the director and founder of the Julie Foudy Leadership Academy, a unique residential camp experience that uses sports as a vehicle to teach leadership skills for life. Julie also founded the Julie Foudy Leadership Foundation whose mission is: Building on a foundation of sports and fitness, we empower young women from all socioeconomic backgrounds to become leaders who positively impact their communities. Julie is currently a reporter and analyst for ABC/ESPN, contributor and writer for espnW, motivational speaker, and proud mother of two children.

Twitter: @juliefoudy
Instagram: @juliefoudy

Table of Contents

How this Book Happened 6

Section 1 Self 12

Chapter 1 Leadership Is Personal, Not Positional 16

Chapter 2 Finding the Confident You 34

Chapter 3 Doubt Will Never Define You 54

Chapter 4 The Non-Negotiable Chapter 66

Section 2 Team 84

Chapter 5 Good vs. Great 86

Chapter 6 Laughter Permitted 100

Chapter 7 Team Chemistry Is a VERB 114

Chapter 8 There Is No / in Team, But There Is a ME 126

Section 3 School 138

Chapter 9 Awkward is Awesome 140

Chapter 10 Dancing in the Rain 152

Chapter 11 Earmuffs 168

Chapter 12 Do Not Use Panic 178

Section 4 Community 188

Chapter 13 Choose to Matter 190

Chapter 14 Your Magic Wand: Action 198

Chapter 15 The F-Word 228

Chapter 16 Turn and Pull 244

Section 5 Life 252

Chapter 17 Own Your Awesome 254

Chapter 18 Be Interested > Be Interesting 264

Chapter 19 To Be or Not to Be … a Rat 276

Chapter 20 Because You Can 284

Bios 288

Acknowledgments 301

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi Julie if yoy ever see this I am a huge fan and a felIow soocer playermyself, you are my favorite player ever!!! I love your book, it taught me how to be a good leader to my teammates and lead the team!