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Olympic Thinking: Sports Psychology Coaching for Peak Performance in Sports, Business and Life [Kindle Edition]

JoAnn Dahlkoetter
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Book Description

Sports psychology performance coaching and mental training, visualizations, for athletes and coaches at all levels, coaches, business entrepreneurs, Olympians, sports parents and peak performers for success in sports, business, and life.

"Even if you are not an Olympian, you can think, and feel, and perform like one."

Here's What you Get in Olympic Thinking: Sports Psychology

1. Olympic Thinking: Gold Medal Mindset for Success
Becoming Energized and Motivated
Focusing with Intensity
Handling Adversity
Managing Energy Wisely
Holding on to Personal Enjoyment

2. Olympic Thinking Tips: Action Plan
Bouncing Back from Life’s Misfortunes
Detaching from the Outcome

3. Positive Images: Visualize to Energize
What is Mental Imagery?

4. The Power of Imagery: Visualize to Re-Energize
How does Imagery Work?
Imagery Though the Senses
Imagery Options
Guidelines for Effective Imagery
Turning Your Images into Reality

5. Power Words: Language for Success
Reconstructing Your Thoughts
Defining Power Words
How are power words Used?
Guidelines for Constructing Power Words
Moving From Negative to Affirmative
Using Thoughts as a Form of Energy

6. Present Focus: Centering-Breathing-Calming
The Meaning of Relaxation
Why is Relaxation so Essential for Athletes?

7. Present Focus – Part 2: Self Assessment for Stress
Self-Assessment for Tension and Stress
Tools for Relaxation of the Mind and Body

8. Productive Mindset Confidence & Motivation Tools
Perception Exercise
Power Words to Change Perspective
Switching Gears
Exercise: Cues for Positive Energy

9. Productive Mindset – Part 2 Positive Perspective Tools
Turning Negatives Into Positives
Know What You Can Control
Injuries Are Teachers
Exercise for Positive Vision:
Powerful Words for Motivation

10. Professional CERTIFICATION Training: Sports Psychology Performance Coach Mentoring

As seen on NBC-TV Olympics, Oprah, ABC, Fox News, incredibly powerful, practical, and motivating, Olympic Thinking: Sports Psychology Coaching for Peak Performance in Sports, Business, and Life is filled with easy-to-follow steps, engaging stories and profound wisdom have made Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter our trusted expert on personal performance. Corporations and health-fitness industry professionals worldwide use her #1 national best-selling books and audio programs as their standard reference. Now using a unique and effective method, Dr. JoAnn offers you a proven, success-oriented program that helps you achieve major breakthroughs in every area of your life.
This comprehensive guide contains all the techniques Dr. JoAnn teaches the pros, including training tools, templates, and exercises – “Align your performance with the vision in your heart.”

* OLYMPIC THINKING: Create your Gold Medal Mindset for Success
• CONFIDENCE: Gain new motivation and confidence to break through mental barriers
• PERFORMANCE: Unleash the power of your mind, body, and spirit to realize your full potential
* FOCUS: Concentrate your effort to perform your best
* LEARN: Winning strategies of the world’s greatest athletes to prosper in your business
• BALANCE: Create a healthy, balanced lifestyle, both personally and professionally
• GOALS: Develop your personal power through 50 mental training exercises
• MENTAL EXERCISES: Train the most essential muscle of all – your mind

This book presents a comprehensive step-by-step program, with the latest psychology tools for optimal mind-body performance. Focus your energies, overcome obstacles to excellence, and perform your best.

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter is a Stanford University medical center trained, licensed psychologist and Olympic Performance Executive coach. Her clients include Olympic gold medalists, CEOs, and other peak performers. As winner of the San Francisco marathon and second in the world championship Hawaii Ironman triathlon, Dr. JoAnn is an in demand keynote speaker and TV expert commentator who has appeared on Oprah, ABC, NBC, and BBC, networks. Dr. JoAnn provides corporate training a

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  • File Size: 205 KB
  • Print Length: 126 pages
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  • Publisher: JoAnn Dahlkoetter (June 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FL7D3I
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Teresa June 29, 2012
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One of the best books I have ever read. Although the book talks a lot about sports psychology coaching the lesson taught in this book can be applied to business and life in general. She teaches you how to reach your peak performance in everything you do. Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter shows you a trusted method for high level performance. I recommend this book for anyone interested in improving in all areas of life."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Olympic Thinking is Olympic Reading! July 2, 2012
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Olympic Thinking is a true pleasure to read. It offers visualization and verbal tools that everyone can use for peak performance in sports and in life. It talks about the ways in which our perception of reality actually helps to shapes our reality (don't we all know this to be true?). Then Dr. JoAnn gives us specific tools we can use to move toward the reality we sports or in life. You can learn how to gain confidence, how to relax, or how move from a negative state to a positive state and so many more mental and physical states we'd like to have.

Dr. JoAnn also discusses the importance of coaches being able to differentiate between winning at all costs and developing character in athletes. Once again, this is a lesson that people in all walks of life would benefit from - the bad behavior of so many people with "power" comes to mind.

In a world full of hype and dishonesty, this book is the real deal.

Dr. Diane Chesson
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
If you want to live a life of peak performance, success and fulfillment, you deserve to read this book. Dr. JoAnn is a rare, powerful individual. She is a world class athlete (Hawaii Ironman Triathlon and more) and she is a top sports psychologist. Have her be your mentor--get this book today.

Tom Marcoux
America's Communication Coach
Author of Be Heard and Be Trusted: How You Can Use Secrets of the Greatest Communicators to Get What You Want
Tom's blog at BeHeardandBeTrusted dot com
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Athletes July 2, 2012
I really have enjoyed the information I have received so far from Dr. Jo. Her techniques and experience make her material wothwhile reading for anyone, not just world class athletes. -N. Cannon
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Application Information July 2, 2012
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This book offers the type of information that allows you to apply the concepts of sports psychology outside of the contolled environment of highly competitive athletics. A great handbook for managing development and change.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but like a big teaser ad October 26, 2012
By Paul
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The content in this book is quite interesting and useful. The problem is that it`s quite thin on content, with the whole book feeling like a teaser for the author`s premium consulting services. On many pages the author`s website address and title take up a quarter or a third of the page, there`s a whole section with a survey for potential consulting clients, and the content always seems cut short - giving you just a brief overview of the concept without much depth. Intentionally leaving you wanting more rather than giving up the goods?

If you have bought information products from people`s websites before, you`ll notice that this book is the equivalent of a free ebook that people give away to get you to sign up for their mailing lists. In this case it`s bait to get you visiting the website and thinking about consulting. It feels like a bit of a ripoff to pay for a book that functions as an ad for premium services. I wouldn`t be surprised if the book was actually available for free as list bait somewhere, with a price tag being added to the kindle book.

With that said, the content is beneficial and I am learning some useful things from it.
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