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4.14.2021

Drive ~ Review

Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life
By Kelley Earnhardt Miller
With Beth Clark
Forward by Dale Earnhardt JR.
First, off I'll admit it I'm not a NASCAR fan. I've seen it in passing but my dad was a fan - not diehard but if a race was on and he was off for the day he'd watch it. But whether or not you are into NASCAR this book has a lot to offer. Glimpses of what life behind the scenes is like for those who are in it and the personal perspective of the family behind the racer.
Kelley Earnhardt Miller offers a glimpse into her life as the daughter of Dale Earnhardt and as a NASCAR driver and as a businesswoman. She offers valuable insights on how to succeed in life and in business while drawing on her own experiences and overcoming obstacles along the way.
I really think the following quote is an excellent summation of what this book is all about. "Our early days don't have to dictate the rest of our lives, but they do influence and determine much about the way we think and feel, the way we relate to others, the way we approach and solve problems, our work ethic, our likes and dislikes, and our priorities." Your past has shaped your present but you can determine how your future will play out. It is up to you to define who you are with what you have been given. 
I received a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

About Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life

Paperback: 224 Pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 9, 2021)

Successful businesswoman and daughter of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. shares her story of growing up in the world of auto racing 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:

  • Be Authentic and Approachable
  • Know How to Make Decisions
  • Position for Success
  • Let Go to Move Forward
  • Customize Your Communication
  • Aim for the Win-Win
  • Manage Your Emotions
  • Balance Your Work With Your Life
  • Lead from the Heart

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!

Purchase Links

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About Kelley Earnhardt Miller

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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