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Champion Minded

Champion Minded

Achieving Excellence in Sports and Life

  • Author: Allistair McCaw
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692791547
  • Category:
  • Page: 452
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In Champion Minded, Allistair will help you develop the winning standards in both sports and life by teaching you the mindset, habits and discipline of a champion. With over 125 lessons and inspirational anecdotes, Champion Minded will not only improve your mental and game preparation, but motivate you to achieve excellence in your life too.

Psychology of Champions

Psychology of Champions

How to Win at Sports and Life with the Focus Edge of Super-athletes

  • Author: James J. Barrell,David Ryback
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 0313354367
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 196
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In this unprecedented book, two psychologist researchers interview sports legends and super-athletes across sports to explain the thinking that powers stellar performers, pushing them to amazing and historic successes.

The Champion's Mind

The Champion's Mind

How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

  • Author: Jim Afremow
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 1623361494
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
  • View: 8637
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Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—its the mental game that matters most. Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: the desire to excel. In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including: • How to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble • How to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence • Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped With hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers, The Champion's Mind will help you shape your body to ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.

How Champions Think

How Champions Think

In Sports and in Life

  • Author: Bob Rotella
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476788642
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 304
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A "guide to success in all aspects of life-- not just sports-- from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety"--Amazon.com.

The Winning Mindset

The Winning Mindset

What Sport Can Teach Us About Great Leadership

  • Author: Damian Hughes
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509804382
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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In The Winning Mindset, Professor Damian Hughes, the acclaimed author of Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, draws on both his lifetime experience and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to reveal the best ways to create a winning mindset in both personal and professional life. Having worked with some of the top teams in the UK, and watched some of the best coaches in the country at work, Hughes distils the five keys principles that separate the best coaches and teams from the rest: Simplicity; Tripwires; Emotions; Practical; Stories: STEPS. The role of a sports-team leader is fascinating, complex and tough. Fantasy football leagues may convince us that success is all about buying players and selecting a team. In reality, it is about creating winning environments - recruiting, developing and nurturing talent, effectively communicating a shared vision with a diverse collection of individuals, delivering on enormous expectations from a range of stakeholders, overcoming significant challenges, handling pressure and staying focused throughout: a set of challenges familiar to leaders in all sectors.

The Young Champion's Mind

The Young Champion's Mind

How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like an Elite Athlete

  • Author: Jim Afremow
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • ISBN: 1635650569
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 240
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Award-winning coach and sports psychologist Jim Afremow has helped everyone from Olympians to professional athletes train their mind, body, and spirit. Now, in this new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion’s Mind, Dr. Afremow is helping student athletes do—and feel—their best. Whether you are striving to balance your school and sports accomplishments, or just get that extra edge in your sport, his sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping you navigate the field—or rink or court. New additions to The Young Champion’s Mind include such topics as:- Tips on how to get in a “zone,” thrive on a team, and stay humble- How to progress within a sport and sustain excellence long-term- Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped

Mind Gym

Mind Gym

An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

  • Author: Gary Mack,David Casstevens
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071504648
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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Praise for Mind Gym "Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game." --Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain "Mind Gym hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book." --Ken Griffey Jr., Major League Baseball MVP "I read Mind Gym on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial." --Jason Kidd, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." Mind Gym will give you the "head edge" over the competition.

The Golden Rules

The Golden Rules

Finding World-Class Excellence in Your Life and Work

  • Author: Bob Bowman,Charles Butler
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466864575
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
  • View: 3319
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Bob Bowman, best known as the coach for the record-breaking run of Michael Phelps, is one of the most successful coaches in sports history. He is lauded for his intense personality, incredible dedication to his athletes, and his ability to nurture talent in athletes who have the heart and drive to win. This is his motivational book about winning in all walks of life and what you have to do to get there. He presents ten key concepts that all people should live by. Illuminating his lessons with spirited anecdotes, Bowman will teach you how to get gold out of every day by setting goals and getting motivated to achieve them. He will explain that taking risks is the key to success in any pursuit, and coach you on how you can become more risk-tolerant. By following The Golden Rules, you will learn to visualize in order to achieve your goals, and that above all else, dedication to your training, your job, or whatever area it is you are seeking to triumph in is paramount for success.

A Champion's Mind

A Champion's Mind

Lessons from a Life in Tennis

  • Author: Pete Sampras,Peter Bodo
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype
  • ISBN: 0307410331
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
  • View: 841
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Pete Sampras is arguably the greatest tennis player ever, a man whose hard-nosed work ethic led to an unprecedented number one world ranking for 286 weeks, and whose prodigious talent made possible a record-setting fourteen Grand Slam titles. While his more vocal rivals sometimes grabbed the headlines, Pete always preferred to let his racket do the talking. Until now. In A Champion’s Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people “inside his head” finally opens up. An athletic prodigy, Pete resolved from his earliest playing days never to let anything get in the way of his love for the game. But while this single-minded determination led to tennis domination, success didn’t come without a price. The constant pressure of competing on the world’s biggest stage—in the unblinking eye of a media machine hungry for more than mere athletic greatness—took its toll. Here for the first time Pete speaks freely about what it was like to possess what he calls “the Gift.” He writes about the personal trials he faced—including the death of a longtime coach and confidant—and the struggles he gutted his way through while being seemingly on top of the world. Among the book’s most riveting scenes are an early devastating loss to Stefan Edberg that led Pete to make a monastic commitment to delivering on his natural talent; a grueling, four-hour-plus match against Alex Corretja during which Pete became seriously ill; fierce on-court battles with rival and friend Andre Agassi; and the triumphant last match of Pete’s career at the finals of the 2002 U.S. Open. In A Champion’s Mind, one of the most revered, successful, and intensely private players in the history of tennis offers an intimate look at the life of an elite athlete. From the Hardcover edition.

The Art of Learning

The Art of Learning

An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

  • Author: Josh Waitzkin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743277465
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 265
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An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The TB12 Method

The TB12 Method

How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

  • Author: Tom Brady
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501180738
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
  • View: 3680
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Quarterback Tom Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living, and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady's own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, this book also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices.

Coaching for Life

Coaching for Life

A Guide to Playing, Thinking and Being the Best You Can Be

  • Author: Paul Annacone
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781633843820
  • Category: Coaching (Athletics)
  • Page: 194
  • View: 8098
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Coaching for Life is an autobiographic journey into the mind and heart of a remarkable man. In his own well-chosen words Coach Annacone describes his life as player, coach and the friend of many who love and work in the field of tennis. This exceptional story is full of anecdotes and exciting passages of dynamic play and deep concentration from Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, to name only two of the many intimate portraits revealed here. In the words of Paul Annacone: "Coaching for Life is not about the sport of tennis as much as it is a process-oriented journey based on the sport of tennis. It is the life I have lived, and the front row seat from which I have watched some of the greatest players compete on the most majestic courts in the world. But it is also something that can be applied to our own day-to-day life." In this revelatory book tennis becomes the perfect metaphor for life. In explaining how to play with perseverance, rather than luck, Coach Annacone speaks for all of us--students, teachers, business pros, homemakers, parents, journeymen and women of all kinds, knowledge seekers and athletes on the cutting edge of their chosen game, whatever that game may be. Aristotle once said it this way---"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." We can always do better but it is best to do our best, says the author of this clear and positive paradigm for playing, living and being yourself at your best. The champion's way as clarified by the world greats of tennis always comes down to the basic truth of the following universal Annacone principles: --Work not only hard but smart --Commit and refine your process --Prepare for and accept adversity --Strengthen your game and see it clearly --Take pride in your resilience and reap the reward

Once a Runner

Once a Runner

A Novel

  • Author: John L. Parker
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416597913
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner captures the essence of competitive running—and of athletic competition in general—and has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published. Inspired by the author’s experience as a collegiate champion, the story focuses on Quenton Cassidy, a competitive runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school’s athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes’ protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life against the greatest miler in history. A rare insider’s account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners, Once a Runner is an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one man’s quest to become a champion.

Life Promises for Success

Life Promises for Success

Promises from God on Achieving Your Best

  • Author: Jim Tressel
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781414351780
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Everyone wants to succeed—at work, at home, in relationships, and in life. But sometimes the road to success can be difficult, and even the most seasoned leaders can find themselves in need of some motivation. In Life Promises for Success, NYT bestselling author and Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel shares a collection of inspiring readings and Bible promises designed to encourage those seeking to succeed in every area of life. Filled with easily applicable Bible verses, motivational quotes, and engaging and inspiring readings, Life Promises for Success is the perfect daily reader for anyone looking to reach their highest goals, achieve greatness, and inspire others to do the same.

How Leaders Make It Happen

How Leaders Make It Happen

  • Author: Martin Robert Hall
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 9780244909437
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 138
  • View: 8785
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Imagine if you could sit down with some of the world's greatest leaders and pick their brains on what they do and how they do it. Some very clear patterns emerge when you study the success of great leaders in the world of elite sport and business. This book unlocks those secrets and the science behind how great leaders make things happen. Packed with awe inspiring stories, you will learn from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Steve Jobs, J.K. Rowling and many other remarkable people who have inspired people to achieve incredible success. Martin Robert Hall is a leading authority in the field of performance psychology and in his latest work he unlocks the secrets, the science and the strategies of how great leaders from business and sport achieve success against all the odds.

Relentless

Relentless

From Good to Great to Unstoppable

  • Author: Tim S. Grover,Shari Wenk
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476714207
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 233
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An award-winning trainer draws on experience with such top athletes as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Ken Griffey, Jr. to explain how to tap dark competitive reflexes in order to succeed regardless of circumstances, explaining the importance of finding internal resources and harnessing the power of personal fears and instincts.

USTA Mental Skills and Drills Handbook

USTA Mental Skills and Drills Handbook

  • Author: Larry Lauer,Daniel Gould,Paul Lubbers
  • Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
  • ISBN: 9781606790809
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 452
  • View: 6758
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In this ground-breaking new book and CD from the USTA, coaches, parents, and players of all levels of skill will discover critical drills, activities, and on- and off-court coaching strategies to develop the mental-toughness skills which are so critical to the sport of tennis. Covers player commitment and self-regulation, goal setting, motivation, stress management, concentration, imagery, confidence, sportsmanship and character building, and much, much more. This must-have reference is destined to become one of the most important and necessary works in the mental preparation of tennis players.

Organize Tomorrow Today

Organize Tomorrow Today

8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life

  • Author: Jason Selk,Tom Bartow,Matthew Rudy
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • ISBN: 0738218693
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8184
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In the spirit of business/self-help hits such as Darren Hardy's The Compound Effect, a simple formula for productivity and success, from a prominent sports psychologist and a star business coach who join forces to offer seven fundamental skills for improving your habits and achieving peak performance in work and life.