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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: San Chi Publishing (January 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578057506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578057507
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,579,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Martial arts transformed Jim’s self-perception and helped him realize his true potential. He began to see opportunities instead of disasters. It was a natural step to become a teacher; he’s now been a professional martial artist and instructor for 25 years. Today Jim tours nationally to teach his Black Belt Mindset philosophy for conference and corporate audiences. As of 2010 he is the author of two books: Think Like a Black Belt and Dynamic Components of Personal Power. He regularly appears on radio and TV around the world sharing his message of excellence, discipline, focus and opportunity.

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Martial arts transformed Jim's self-perception from that of a two-time college dropout and drug abuser to Black Belt and professional martial artist.

Jim's resume is colorful. As a former television writer and producer, he's done everything from fitting pipes on submarines, mopping floors, pumping gas and selling hot dogs to producing television commercials, fighting fires, boxing, playing drums in major concerts, hosting radio shows and kicking for semi-pro football teams.

Today Jim tours nationally to teach his Black Belt Mindset philosophy for conference and corporate audiences. His second book, Think Like a Black Belt is scheduled for release in May, 2010. He regularly appears on radio and TV around the world sharing his message of excellence, discipline, focus and opportunity.

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Jim has organized the material in this book so it's simple to follow and digest.
George Krueger & Mary-Lynn Foster
Jim Bouchard's martial arts framework presents structured guidance for taking charge of personal and professional success.
Susan H. deGrandpre
Now go get this book and read it, we all can use a little kick in the butt sometimes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By George Krueger & Mary-Lynn Foster on June 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
If you think this book is about martial arts or just for marital artists, you're wrong. It's about applying the principles of martial arts to your life as the most elite martial artists - Black Belts - apply them to their discipline.

In this book, Jim Bouchard shares what he's learned first-hand as a martial artist for nearly 25 years. He takes the concepts he's taught as a Master Instructor and leads you through the process of achieving your Black Belt in your chosen endeavor.

Jim has organized the material in this book so it's simple to follow and digest. There are three major areas, each with three components:

Perfection - excellence, discipline and focus
Confidence - power, perseverance and mastery
Leadership - wisdom, courage and compassion

Throughout the book, Jim shares stories about his experiences that you'll find humorous, touching and inspiring ... in some cases, all at the same time!

When you read Think Like a Black Belt, you'll see quickly that Jim is the real deal. He doesn't pull any punches. He's a master at demonstrating that it's "simple, not easy" to be a big success!
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This is a great book to help those get themselves back on track when they seem to be wondering where their life is and where it might be headed.

It gives "Live in the moment" a little more understanding or explanation.

What I found most useful was the message that just as we are predominately the cause of our setbacks and unhappiness, we can just as easily cause our successes and happiness. When we realize that we don't need other people and can fully learn to rely on ourselves, the world will open up with infinite possibilities.
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By Don Sanders on February 2, 2014
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This is a book for those of us who know what we need to do but aren't doing it.
A case could be made that there is nothing "New" in this book; that would be missing the point. Have you achieved your business and personal goals? If not, there is a blueprint here along with some very direct coaching. Ultimately there is little difference between what is required to achieve a black belt and achieving business and personal success.
Quick story.
The last belt before the black belt is the green belt. Guess what? Before you take the green belt you must commit to seek the black belt. In other words, you can't commit to achieving less than your full potential; you must define your ultimate goal in detail and commit to it or find something else worthy of your commitment.
This book could use some editing and is occasionally repetitious, but the black belt model can take you from where you are to where you want to go-particularly if you have been on the road awhile.
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By Tracy Morrow on December 22, 2013
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Anyone that is interested in creating a better life, in business, personal or all around simply must read this book. It's clear, simple and power-packed with information that will help you get you in the right mindset to succeed.
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'Think Like a Black Belt' silences the inner voice of self-doubt and provides you with the confidence, wisdom and tools to know that you can handle yourself in any situation. From corporate executive to professional athlete, if you've ever wanted to do more or to become more, this is the book that will help you realize your greatness.
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If you think this book is about martial arts or just for marital artists, you're wrong. It's about applying the principles of martial arts to your life as the most elite martial artists - Black Belts - apply them to their discipline.

In this book, Jim Bouchard shares what he's learned first-hand as a martial artist for nearly 25 years. He takes the concepts he's taught as a Master Instructor and leads you through the process of achieving your Black Belt in your chosen endeavor.

Jim has organized the material in this book so it's simple to follow and digest. There are three major areas, each with three components:

Perfection - excellence, discipline and focus
Confidence - power, perseverance and mastery
Leadership - wisdom, courage and compassion

Throughout the book, Jim shares stories about his experiences that you'll find humorous, touching and inspiring ... in some cases, all at the same time!

When you read Think Like a Black Belt, you'll see quickly that Jim is the real deal. He doesn't pull any punches. He's a master at demonstrating that it's "simple, not easy" to be a big success!
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Jim has written a book that reflects who he is, tough, no nonsense, but warm, helpful and with a servant's heart. I suggest you buy his book and follow the wisdom you find inside.
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"In a world in which avoiding responsibility and accountability has almost become the norm, Think Like a Black Belt is a refreshing wake up call. Jim Bouchard pulls no punches (no pun intended) and provides a roadmap for taking personal accountability for our own lives. Jim is the `real deal' and has a unique ability to communicate a powerful message."
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