Focusing on passion leads to purpose, success, and a life of no regrets.
Frank Fiume II, the founder of i9 Sports, the largest youth sports franchise company in the U.S., tells an inspirational and unique rags-to-riches story of how to live a life full of success and no regrets through relentless perseverance and commitment to personal development.
Running with My Head Down is about discovering your purpose and following your dreams, no matter how elusive they may seem. Fiume recounts how he created i9 Sports from the ground up, after traversing a childhood of financial and personal hardships in Queens and Long Island, New York. The book addresses his difficult formative experiences and his rise through an ill-fitting but instructive career path to his first big business risk--franchising his i9 Sports concept--and then the establishment and growth of the company and its ultimate purchase by private equity, which equated to massive financial success for Fiume and his employees.
The author includes principles related to business operations, leadership, personal responsibility and development, entrepreneurship, and self-care. The advice appears as an integral part of Fiume's entertaining narrative and also as bullet points at the end of each chapter. This is a thoughtful, unusual, and engaging book about personal and professional growth and development, with lessons relevant to any entrepreneur or ambitious professional. Anyone who has started down a path of professional self-discovery who needs a little coaching and encouragement will find Running with My Head Down a true and unique inspiration.