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When The Ball Goes Flat:

The Athletes Guide to Rise Up and Pursue Their Purpose After Sports

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In this book, you will quickly discover...

A blueprint of how to build up yourself as a person once you are done being an athlete.


This book is filled with strategies on how to increase your performance and start pursuing your purpose after sports.


This is the blueprint for any student-athlete or former athlete who are looking to develop an identity outside of sports and start pursuing their purpose. 

The 4 Most Important Tips:

1. Learn how to shift your mind, habits, and environment to become successful after sports.


2.  Discover your gifts and learn how to use them on purpose for purpose.


3. Develop a plan to become more than an athlete.


4. Self-evaluate to get a clear understanding of what’s in between who you are and the elevation you desire.

Micah Fuller

The University of Texas at Tyler

 “Coach Mike has always expressed having a plan when the ball goes flat. Learning the technique and approaches Coach Mike teaches has given me extreme confidence for whatever is next.”

Sam Youngblood

Auburn University Montgomery

 “Coach Mike showed me what hard work really looks like on and off the court. I committed to his principles and now I am Freshman of The Year in the GSC conference."


About the Author

About the author

Michael Barham was born and raised in Bessemer, AL. He is a husband to his wonderful wife, Kaitlyn, and he is a father to his two beautiful daughters, Khloe and Kylie. His coaching journey started when he accidentally became a little league basketball head coach in 2010. Later, he had the opportunity to coach high school basketball as an assistant coach. Upon seeking to become a better coach for his players, Michael sought after personal and professional development. The tools he learned from Dr. Eric Thomas and Kendall Ficklin inspired him to create his personal brand, Push Elevation.

Since creating Push Elevation, Michael has had the opportunity to help increase the performance of individuals and organizations in the areas of communication, team building, and leadership. His focus shifted after witnessing his former players experience tough transitions in life after sports. He knew he had to develop a way to fill the need and support athletes after sports. He created programs to help athletes pursue their purpose and build their own brands. His first book, Purpose Pioneers became an Amazon Bestseller. Michael has been featured in the popular blog, Voyage ATL, for his dedication to be a trailblazer for his community.

 Michael has over 5 years of experience as a business coach and consultant. As a DISC expert and a professional speaker, he has trained thousands of students to unlock their potential and perform at a high level. Put on your seat belt as you prepare to learn how Michael went from having an average lazy lifestyle to executing purpose driven life. 

All book orders will be shipped on May 14th.

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