By Pete DiPrimio | Source

For Matt Mayberry, former Indiana football head coach Terry Hoeppner’s 18-year-old message retains the power of a punch.

Or, if you prefer, a Nostradamus-like prediction.

“When you’re done playing football, you’ll be more successful outside the game than you ever were playing it.”

It might lack Field of Dreams’ build-it-and-he-will-come cinematic impact, but it’s helped propel Mayberry, a former Indiana linebacker, to best-selling author status with his just published Culture is the Way: How Leaders at Every Level Build an Organization for Speed, Impact, and Excellence, as well as help establish the foundation for his successful speaking and consulting business.

“You find something that you’re so passionate about that it sets your soul on fire,” Mayberry says. “You learn the way forward.”