How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You SucceedBook - 2017
The science of effective practice and how to perform at peak levels has long been a popular subject of research. But more recently, scientists have uncovered the underappreciated but important bridge between the two-mental preparation. Chances are, you aren't mentally preparing effectively, even though you can truly get better results at life's high-pressure moments with science-backed practices. Psyched is a book about what we can do before you have to perform. It examines new ways to deal with the flood of adrenaline, increase focus, and otherwise optimize our emotions before we take the stage. McGinn investigates- - how trying to calm down backfires - what to put into your pre-performance music mix - what kinds of pep talks work best. - And why he wrote it on Malcolm Gladwell's old keyboard He also introduces readers to high-performing professionals who are putting these techniques to work--superstars like General Stanley McChrystal, Nascar champion driver Jimmie Johnson, Boston College football coach Steve Addazio, legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, T-Mobile CEO John Legere, and others who, despite years of practice and enviable track records, will ultimately be judged on their ability to deliver a single solid performance when it counts. As the nature of work has changed, many professionals now succeed or fail based less on repetitive daily tasks, and more on a thin slice of evaluative moments. If you work 2,000 hours a year but your overall success rests mostly on your performance during a few dozen crucial hours, the tools in this book should help you pull off your best performances when it counts the most.
Publisher: New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: BF637.S8 M36248 2017x
Characteristics: 261 pages ; 22 cm