Sixty Savvy Tips Given to Overcome UNDERDOg Mentality in Guide Published by Gionic

Lamont Turner’s first book takes readers on a journey of self-discovery as he teaches them that, underdogs or not, they can create the option to guarantee victory.

Birmingham, AL, July 25, 2010 --( Author and Vanderbilt football Captain Lamont Turner announced today the release of his first book, WINNING Beyond the Scoreboard as the UNDERDOg – The Final Score Is What Counts, published by Outskirts Press. Turner tackles and provides the ultimate solution for one of the great paradoxes of our time: by whose scoreboards am I winning or losing?

By re-evaluating his own record of “success” as a Vanderbilt student, a Vanderbilt football captain and a medical devices sales representative, Turner realizes that the scoreboards created by his critics do not have the final say. Instead, he discovers that winning goes beyond any critic’s scoreboard. He shares how winning on the UNDERDOg’s new, recalibrated scoreboard is the final score that counts.

UNDERDOgs are the “Underestimated Nobodies Delivering Extraordinary Results Despite Opposing gods,” author Turner defines, and he provides his readers with sixty chapters to help them reveal the “G”od within themselves. Each chapter has a story – each taken from the worlds of football and corporate America -- which offers an intangible lesson learned, a real world application of the lesson, and a question to help lead readers to the discovery of the “G”od within themselves. Afterward, readers will have the option to recalibrate their UNDERDOg status to a winning status, on the scoreboard that matters most: their “G”od-given scoreboard.

“Thank you, UNDERDOg, for putting into words those private thoughts and feelings that keep all of us in our daily ruts. Being conscious of your UNDERDOg status is vital to creating a successful life plan.”
- Ainsley Battles, NFL, Retired ’06, World History High School Teacher

“The UNDERDOg provides a compelling framework for assessing where we have been, where we stand and where we are headed as UNDERDOgs.”
- Dwight Gaines, Veteran IBM & Medical Device Sales Professional

WINNING Beyond the Scoreboard as the UNDERDOg – The Final Score Is What Counts is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

ISBN: 978-0-578-03992-3 Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream SRP: $24.95
Genre: Self-help/personal growth/success/motivational and inspirational

About the author:

Lamont Turner is a Franklin, Tennessee, native who graduated from Vanderbilt University in three years with Blue-Gray All-Star, Dean’s List, and All-Academic SEC honors. After being released from the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent, he started a career as a medical device sales representative. After almost ten years in the industry and after he married his immigrant wife, he chose to take a step back for a retrospective look at his UNDERDOg journey so that he could share it with others through this book.

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