The Art of Mental Training - A Guide to Performance Excellence Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Peak Performance Coach and Best-Selling Author, DC Gonzalez is among a very fortunate few that have had the unique experience of learning from the late P.C. Siegel, a world-renowned sports and peak performance authority, sports hypnotherapist, and Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner.
With a client list that includes top athletes, executives, actors, pro-fighters, musicians, soldiers, doctors, lawyers, psychologists, and many others from all walks of life; Dan has been helping clients reach new levels of achievement and performance since 1988.
Dan's education and experience as an Aviator in the Navy, a Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a Peak Performance Coach, enables him to show you exactly how to achieve the champion mindset and gain the mental edge in an easy to understand way.
The Art of Mental Training is truly a guide to performance excellence written by an expert and a very unique teacher.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00CARM81K
- Publisher : GonzoLane Media (November 5, 2013)
- Publication date : November 5, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 898 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 162 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #91,401 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The book is an embarrassingly amateur read. It's a very light book consisting of a series of "grasshoppa" moments (look up the 1970's TV show "Kung Fu" if that reference is dated). The author simply tells a ton of short stories (very short, as-in 2-3 pages) that are supposed to teach principles. But the stories are childish and the lessons "learned" are totally obvious. "I grew up in the midwest. During the summer, we would visit the ice cream truck. Not only was the ice cream not that great, but I often got an ice cream headache after eating it. Lesson: The mind is your most powerful tool. Treat it well." That example is not a quote from the book, but rather an illustration of the ridiculous "insight" contained in this book.
I don't mean to be too harsh on the author, but this kind of fluff writing simply doesn't fly in the 21st century. There have been too many advances in performance, brain development, and neurology to simply tell stupid stories. There isn't a single reference in the book to any scientific studies whatsoever. Furthermore, there isn't even a single footnote or source cited for anything (other than the author's opinion). The book has no forward from any peers in the field of performance or personal development, and no quotes of praise from any authors of similar topics.
If you're serious about this subject, check out "Thinking Fast and Slow," "Focus," or any of the books by former Navy SEAL Mark Divine.
This is a truly amazing book which I suspect might very well change the way you think forever as it did me. The power of this type of training has always interested me but this book put a whole new spin on things by combining sports psychology essentials with other great and easy to use techniques to unlock an amazing mental state of relaxation, focus and creative imagination that helps one recognize and tap their true potential.
The best thing about this book in my opinion is that these techniques can be used in almost every situation that life throws at you. Much of the book uses sports and athletes to help explain the psychological concepts, but it was very easy for me to translate the techniques and the knowledge into how I was going to use the training to help me achieve what's important to me.
The book is written in a way that keeps you reading and really gets you thinking about your life and the possibilities moving forward. You are provided with tools and insight that will help you to achieve your goals and dreams as well as reach new levels of peak performance.
The techniques in this book really work. I had a bit of a problem with confidence but this book gave me the mental tools to overcome my weakness and soon helped me to believe in myself much more strongly. Helping one really understand the importance of self-belief and how to improve it from within plays a big part in this book. It also teaches you how to control certain emotions and thoughts that affect how well we perform and it teaches how one can use that knowledge to gain a Mental Edge.
The author has done a fantastic job of writing this book because it is written in such a beautiful way. Its style keeps you engaged and will leave you thinking about your life and about how you can go on to achieve better things for yourself - all the things that are important and meaningful to you.
This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read and I would recommend it to anyone who really wants to commit themselves to gaining the knowledge, tools, and techniques that make up this Science of Success that so effectively helps one to unlock the hidden potential that lies within us all.
I would like to say thank you to the author for opening my eyes to a completely different way of thinking and for creating an amazing book. I will definitely be looking out for more from this author simply because the book was so interesting and because it helped me change the way I think. There has been a definite shift towards the positive now, and for that I am grateful.
The stories and examples in the book truly make you look within yourself and examine your own thought processes. It is true that "attitude is everything". I especially enjoyed the stories involving Leo-tai and his mastery level understanding and practice of the mental game. In addition, I relished the parts concerning "imagineering" and how powerful the imagination can be if you apply it in one's life.
I also found the story about Pelé to be captivating and demonstrated the potent strategies outlined in the book. It is wonderful to be able to look inside the mind of a champion and see what drives them. What drives them? The answer is passion, self-belief and the will to make it happen!
It is true that the inner will reflect on the outer. It is time to let go of fear and doubt and visualize your optimal future for it is a preview of what's to come in your life. To control you mind is to control your life - and the others around you. Dare to be that mental and spiritual warrior!
As an avid reader of inspirational and how-to books, I found this a great addition to my Kindle library and I cannot wait to share it with friends. If you want a mental edge, read and put into practice the potent lessons espoused in The Art of Mental Training - A Guide to Performance Excellence. This is an empowering resource for everyone!
Top reviews from other countries
Although the book is about mental training for sports, the information provided is applicable to all areas of life.
The author discusses the power that imagination and self-confidence play in helping an athlete or anyone for that matter achieve success. D C Gonzalez teaches that success actually starts in the mind with the individual having a warrior mind-set and awakening his inner champion. He provides practical examples of the concepts that he teaches, describing exactly how to achieve them.
I found the chapters on fear of failure and controlling fear, particularly insightful. These chapters have helped me to "look at failure as a valuable feedback "just like the author advices. This book will help you to reprogram your mind and embrace new ways of handling issues like fear, anger, pressure in sports etc. It gives a keen insight into what can make or break an athlete and offers useful advice on training the mind of the athlete to achieve more success.
Each chapter ends with a little wise saying or nugget which summarises the entire chapter. I found myself looking forward to the end of each chapter to get my nugget.
An absolute joy to read, I highly recommend this book.
Enough praising and reading comments, just buy the book already!