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Have you ever had a feeling that became a thought, then, the thought became an obsession? Ever fallen in love, done something

on a whim, or followed your gut?

Finding Your Butkus traces a 40 year journey to the exact moment of its inception, then builds a playbook of life strategies on how to achieve success. Bob's plays, taken from the football grid iron, teach how the        line of scrimmage, like the ebb and flow of life are ever changing.                 Learning his life's plays like the DIVE, SWEEP, REVERSE, DRAW, TEXAS OPTION and THE BOMB will allow you to GO as far as you can THROW!



"Butkus played every play with power, intensity and purpose. Bob shows how to live life the same way."  

                David Rothstein  David Rothstein Music, Inc

A story with grid iron guts … persistence meets the Law of Attraction.”

                                         Steve Andrich Cinematographer NFL Films ESPN

"A good guide to playing better than you did yesterday."

                                                                                               Dick Butkus, HOF '79

Admittedly Dick Butkus was a hero for me too. A great read about listening to your inner voice and giving it life.” 

                     Stephen Pressfield Best Selling Author – Legend of Bagger Vance / War of Art

“Bob Mueller’s original work of art packs a similar punch like a withering forearm from the legendary #51 himself. Finding Your Butkus  is a metaphor for both business and life that anyone can relate to in terms of what it takes to create a Hall of Fame company or career.                                                      GAIR MAXWELL TEC Canada “Speaker of the Year

The work that lays before you, "Finding Your Butkus – The Four Quarters,” by Emmy recipient,  Bob Mueller, is filled with so much “BS!” In spite of thousands of self-help books having been written over the years, none combine an NFL Playbook, the Law of Attraction and Conceptual Philosophy of the Warrior Arts… it is totally unique. The author's “BS,” [Belief Systems], represents a fresh look at how to turn dreams into realities. It’s a story with guts … “Persistence meets the Law of Attraction.” I simply couldn’t put it down, it was like discovering for the first time that I am the person sent to save me. Mueller’s BS is an amazing story with a great Kickoff and fantastic 4th Quarter comeback.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Patrick McCarthy PHD, 9th Dan Hanshi, 2016 Karate Legend Award Recipient

Rather than a handbook, it’s a playbook full of motivational messages that combine to support you in making your Heaven on Earth real!                                                                                                      Martin Rutte Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work

"As much as John Lennon was a powerful voice for peace and love in the 60s, Dick Butkus was the smash and crash player in the NFL at the same time. Bob Mueller has done a masterful job of translating the hard hitting lessons from the legacy of Butkus into smart, practical, and highly effective actionable steps to success that any generation would enjoy and benefit from."

                                                                                                                                      John Graden Executive Director Martial Arts Teachers Association


“Bob Mueller clearly demonstrates why heroes are indeed valuable and especially so needed now.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bob Salomon Award Winning Author

"In martial arts we have katas, in football we have plays and in life we have a game plan. Mueller has somehow combined all three into this fantastic must read book that will lead you down the road of success."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Don Warrener – Warrener Entertainment

Bob Mueller reminded me of the personal power we all have inside, he continually inspires and motivates me as an Artist"...                                                                                                                                                                                                         Brandon Whitehead Illustrator Chicago IL

After nearly of lifetime of martial arts successes, award wining artistic pursuits, and passion for all things sports related, Bob Mueller steps into a new arena. His new offering Finding Your Butkus – The Four Quarters, is a no nonsense experience based guidebook to personal success. The work is an amalgam of meeting notable greats from varied fields, and breaking down their unique philosophies into practical, highly useful chapters.      A 'must' text for all needing a jolt mental motivation.                                                                                                      Cezar Borkowski Founder Northern Karate Schools, Technical Director Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame

“Mueller prompted me to remember that our own journey in life is important and by honoring our selves, we honor our heroes.”                                                                                                                                                                                              Michael Sweeney Zero to Cruising Captain

“A fresh look at how to turn your dreams into realities.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ken Thimmel  Pay it Forward Sports Marketing

"I was drawn to a particular chapter in your book, "A true playbook on how to get what you want. For me to truly get what I want wanted, I implemented my 3 P's. Planning- Know what you want to devise a plan on how to get it. Make sure your plan is sound and that you have a way to overcome most hurdles that can arise. Patience- Anything worth having is worth working for. And its virtually impossible to sustain long-term, worth-wild success if you're immediately rewarded with un-earned success (lottery winners). Perseverance- There will most definitely be hurdles to overcome, (didn't get the job at first, didn't get that bonus or loan I thought I would, so on) but you have to focused on your goal. Learn from your mistakes and try to prevent them from happening again. and just when you think it's time to give up on your dream, refer back to the first 2 principles and push forward. There will be gold at the end of your rainbow."

                                                                                                                               Lincoln Kennedy  Oakland Raiders Ret. A man trying to realize the dream so I can live it

“From the Artist’s Statement to the Extra Point ... Finding Your Butkus scores, Mueller’s lessons about the importance of heroes is timely.                                                                                                        Sam Moledzki, 8th dan President Karatedo Shitokai

"Finding Your Butkus goes beyond the thousands of self-help books saying the same thing. What he brings is something fresh and full of Bob's B.S. (Belief Systems)"

                                                                                     Barb Rees Author, Speaker

“Good old fashioned, old school values about how to be a winner in life.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       John Therrien  President World Kobudo Federation 


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