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10-Minute Toughness: The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins Hardcover – September 10, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (September 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071600639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071600637
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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No psychobabble, no self-help clichés, no touchy-feely theories. Whether you're striving to get ahead in business or sports, 10-Minute Toughness is the simple and effective mental-training program to help you make the most of what you've got and give you the extra push you need to go the distance. You'll find the competitive edge you have been looking for in this power-packed guide.

Sport psychology consultant Jason Selk offers his potent three-step program to getting focused and staying on target, using just ten minutes of practice per day. He explains exactly what to do and how to do it, coaching you step by step as you learn how to:

  • Develop a specifically tailored mental workout to increase ability and consistency under pressure
  • Clear mental clutter and improve your competitive focus
  • Systematically enhance your work ethic
  • Use an effective goal-setting program to achieve solid results daily
  • Create a relentless solution-focused approach to overcome any obstacle

Selk has provided unbeatable mental coaching for numerous All-Star professional baseball players, Pro Bowl football players, Hall of Fame coaches, Olympic gold medalists, and other elite athletes, along with the corporate teams of many Fortune 500 companies. He even motivated the St. Louis Cardinals to victory in the 2006 World Series. Now, in 10-Minute Toughness, he makes his scientifically proven routines widely available for the first time. Packed with practical tools, tips, exercises, and activities, it is your complete guide for taking control of your success and beating your opponents-before the competition even gets going.

About the Author

Jason Selk is the director of sport psychology for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is also the director and owner of Enhanced Performance Inc., which can be found on the Web at www.enhancedperformanceinc.com. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.


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Jason Selk is the director of sport psychology for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is also the director and owner of Enhanced Performance Inc., which can be found on the Web at www.enhancedperformanceinc.com. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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I think this book is well written and is easy to understand.
Shaughny
There aren't any extraneous steps or things to do just because they sounds like a good idea.
Owlie
Jason Selk has created a winner in this small book about developing mental toughness.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Book Addict VINE VOICE on November 13, 2010
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Jason Selk has created a winner in this small book about developing mental toughness. While geared towards athletes, this book is for anyone who has a goal to improve in any area.

The entire 10-minute mental training consists of:
5 minutes with the mental workout
Centering breath 6-2-7
Performance statement
Personal highlight reel
Identity statement
Centering breath 6-2-7
4 minutes completing the Success Log after each event/practice/game
1 minute review of the previous Success Log before the next mental workout

Sounds easy, right? It is and it isn't. Although the book is small and less than 200 pages, it is one which should be worked through slowly and thoroughly. Selk advises the reader to really think through his/her answers to the questions. Take your time. It will be worth it.

The middle part of the book focuses on Goal Setting and Rewards. This is much more difficult than you may think. He asks, "What are your priorities in life? What are your short-term goals? Long term goals? Is what you are doing right now going to get you to your long term goals and still allow you to maintain your priorities in life? What are you willing to sacrifice?" Again, this reader advises you to take your time and think through these questions. Get a small notebook to write your answers...and be willing to revise them.

The final section of the book is the Relentless Solution Focus. Selk contends that there's always a solution. Think positively about what you want and don't focus on what you don't want or what is going wrong. Sounds easy again but it's much more complicated.

If the reader puts in the time to thoroughly read and do the exercises, then the daily Success Log will be a snap.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Bibliophile on July 16, 2010
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In the last several years, we've been bombarded with books like `The Secret' and its ilk - all basically claiming that we can "manifest" what we want in our lives by simply holding the thought in our minds until it happens. Even Napolean Hill's classic `Think and Grow Rich' is similar in its relatively nebulous, goal-setting vagary as it instructs us to simply focus on a `product goal' - repeat a daily positive statement about the goal - and let the subconscious somehow "take over the details" in making it a reality.

If such ambiguity within the realm of achievement and `peak performance' has left you frustrated, you'll likely find Jason Selk's '10 Minute Toughness' just what you need to fill in the pieces of the puzzle. Whether your "game" is an actual sport, college exam, business negotiation, writing project... (anything), Jason helps you break a goal down from `product' to `process' and turn that goal into reality by creating a 10-minute daily "mental workout" for its achievement.

I was surprised to see an earlier review claiming the book is "long-winded." One of the things I loved about it is its brevity; Jason is concise and provides just enough examples within the field of sports. In fact, if you're looking to improve your performance in any athletic endeavor, look no further; `10-Minute Toughness' provides the mental tools you'll need.

While acknowledging that the book is about sport performance, I would have liked some examples from Mr. Selk in how he's used these techniques to improve performance in other contexts. He's worked with corporate teams, Fortune 500 companies, CEOs, etc.: Examples of translations to these realms of performance would have been nice.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Lauren E. Rawdon on June 1, 2009
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A friend recommended 10 Minute Toughness to help give me a mental edge while running. I had always wanted to run in marathons, but my breathing hindered me from running long distances. The centering breath and mental workout have really helped me mentally and physically. The plan is easy to follow, and it has now become second nature to me. I can run twice as far as I could a year ago. I am not a coach, but I highy suggest this book for coaches of all ages.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Hillin on October 18, 2008
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I have been an amateur athlete for over 20 years and have never been able to perform at my peak consistently during competition. This book has given me specific tools to not only prepare for competition, but perform at my best when it counts. I now use some of the basic tools that the books teaches with my kids in their sports. It is by far the best book I have read on the subject of sports psychology or mental training, and I highly recommend it.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Bahrke on August 23, 2010
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I was just browsing through some of the sports psych books and came upon this one. Read the little blurb and bought it. It literally changed my life. So many other books suggest what your end result should be, but not any help on HOW to actually do it. This book is a step by step guide to helping people achieve their goals and being tough when it matters the most. Without this book I never would have been able to go to the Olympics in 2010 and win a bronze medal. Everything in this book directly helped in developing a mental plan and putting it into action. I really suggest this book to anyone (athlete or not) who needs help in putting together a plan to reach their goals. Seriously, a MUST read!!
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