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JohnA Passaro

I always knew that I would write, I just had no idea how personal my first book, "6 Minutes Wrestling with Life", would be to me.

I love to inspire, motivate and show a different approach to dealing with or solving life's problems through my writing.

As a former athlete and current coach, I believe that in sports there are valuable life lessons that can have a tremendous impact on a young athletes life.

I pull these life lessons out from my own experiences in sport.

Hopefully I have touched you through my writing and have stirred your emotions enough to live life more fully.

Be Delusionally Optimistic

Your mind is magical. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Coupled with hard work, grit and perseverance it can produce results far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. Your mind is also logical. Nothing magical ever happens being logical. Scott Green, the head wrestling coach of Wyoming […]

Still UIF

This may be one of my all-time favorite wrestling photos. Anthony surprises Nicky by showing up to the Oklahoma St vs Iowa match. Nicky pins Spencer Lee. The moment the refs hand hit the mat, instantaneous pride was sent up the spines of thousands of Section XI fans, […]

The Most Valuable Asset

In James Radcliffe’s “Everything is Broken” blog, he talks about the Japanese philosophy of ‘Kintsugi’. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing cracked objects with gold. Objects that were deemed broken beyond repair; instead of being discarded or thrown away, gold, which is thought to be the most […]