“Chris Carlisle helped set the foundation for Pete Carroll’s historic run at USC and for the transition from being a national title team in college football to a Super Bowl Champion in Seattle with his innovative approach to developing and nurturing elite athletes. Carlisle has been a pioneer in the field of sports performance and was integral to some of the most successful programs in the history of the sport.” —Bruce Feldman, ESPN, FOX Sports Writer, analyst, New York Times bestselling author
“… (the) lessons, words, vision, and inspirational stories not only impacted me in the NFL, but as a man. I am grateful for his significance in my life… we either ‘move’ or we ‘die.’”—Russell Wilson, NFL Quarterback
Chris Carlisle, former Super Bowl Champion Performance Coach, has written a book that blazes a clear path from where you presently are to where you expect to be.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are stuck and those who are moving towards accomplishing their grandest dreams. Which one are you?
On one hand, there are people who became stuck behind life’s barriers and eventually stagnated because they had no idea how to move on. Without a plan to move forward, these people will eventually face their professional death. On the other hand, there are people who were confronted with similar issues but had the tools to find a way to continue moving towards their dreams and goals. They kept on moving down the line, and so can you.
Chris’s ideas come from his own experience and work shaping the ideals of the highly motivated. From dealing with his own hardships to helping others battle through intense competitions, Carlisle has found a way to break through barriers.
This book helps paint the picture that great things are being done by common people. Why not you? Have you been told you weren’t good enough? Have you been pigeonholed in a job? Are you watching people live the life you know was meant for you?
Step by step, Move or Die will put in motion a simple plan to move forward in your life, including:
Understanding who you are and where you want to be
Recognizing that the “grind” is not a bad thing, but essential to being successful
Realizing the power in being a non-linear thinker
And much more!
Everything that you have always hoped you could be is not just a pipe dream—it can be a reality. You just have to keep moving.
“I enjoyed reading Chris Carlisle’s book of his experiences, influences, and professional growth that came through each. Move or Die is a fun read with guidance in the basics of living of life or improving as an athlete.” —Phillip Fulmer, (former) Head Football Coach at University of Tennessee; National Championship 1998
“I was fortunate to coach Chris…I applaud his drive, his vision, and his ability to never ‘flinch.’ Enjoy and learn from this read.” —Barry Alvarez, Football Coach at Notre Dame and University of Wisconsin
“Coach Carlisle was one of the most influential people in the jump start to my career. His lessons, words, visions, and inspirational story not only impacted me in the NFL, but as a man. I am grateful for his significance in my life from the moment I met him. We either ‘move’ or we ‘die.’” —Russell Wilson, NFL Quarterback
“Chris Carlisle has inspired me because of our shared cancer battle, and his words have uplifted me through COVID and all the battles I face now. I am a better person with a better approach to life because of him.” —Shelley Smith, Five-time Emmy-winning Reporter for ESPN; (former) Writer-Reporter for Sports Illustrated
Chris Carlisle is one of the nation’s most sought-after motivational speakers. After graduating from Chadron State College with a Bachelor of Science in Education, he went on to earn a master’s degree in History from the University of Arkansas. His professional career started as an educator and coach at the high school level, then moved up from collegiate sports to the NFL, winning championships at every level. Chris began his public speaking career as a presenter at coaching clinics. For the next twenty years, he would expand his speaking to corporations, banking institutions, real estate corporations, and commencement speeches.