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8 Ways to Great: Peak Performance on the Job and in Your Life Hardcover – December 31, 2009
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About the Author
Dr. Doug Hirschhorn is a performance coach and executive trainer schooled in sports psychology and experienced on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, who talks the talk and walks the walk when it come to his jobto coach high achievers in the trading business from good to exceptional. He has conducted more than 400 workshops at financial institutions, multi-billion dollar hedge funds, and corporations across the country in addition to his one-on-one coaching. He has appeared on "The Today Show" and repeatedly on a host of CNBC programs, including "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch," "Fast Money," "Power Lunch," "The Millionaire Inside," "Squawk on the Street" and "Closing Bell."
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Written in a practical, step by step way with strategies that are important to implement (and easy to understand), this guide delivers powerful new insights and is an excellent roadmap for helping people achieve peak performance, in any occupation.
Combining a blend of trading, sports and hands-on business analogies, Dr. Doug's book is a superb resource for anybody wanting to achieve top performance.
From his "C.H.A.M.P." goal-setting process (p.34), to practical strategies he's used to help coach top performers to hold themselves accountable (Principle #8 - you've got to read the one about the overnight office stay, p. 101)... he's compiled a very useful set of principles, guidelines and examples for how to get yourself even more focused on success.
As someone who's 'made it' as a seven-figure business owner, this is one book I wish I'd been able to read years ago, it would've helped me focus and achieve success even faster. Coming from the world of sports and trading, Dr. Doug's insights are fresh, innovative (you've never seen these before, they're new), and highly recommended for all people in business and life to study, learn and achieve peak performance with - it's a winner.
Thanks, Dr. Doug - this is a "must have" book; I've already dog-eared 8 pages in the book that I'll be using to help get even better in business and life success. Bravo!
Ken Calhoun, Pres.
It does have 8 concepts that can be applied to making your life more effective but a lot of the content is driven around what it is like to be a rockstar trader. I wouldn't say that this is the life that everyone wants. To be fair, the author does go on to point out ways that his principles can be applied to everyday life but in general I left reading the book without being inspired to make immediate change.
I could have saved the time I read the book by reading the last couple of pages. Meh, oh well....
Traders ought to keep this book within reach for quick stimulus, centering your mind and focus, and gaining ah-ha insights in good, mediocre and bad times.
I have recommended it to every trader and investor I know.
Readers also will find inspiration for putting the author's words into productive action.
Traders and non-investors alike can profit from reading and implementing Dr. Hirschhorn's eight principles for success.
He uses a number of examples from the high stress environment of making deals and watching markets, as well as the experience of athletes honing themselves for top performance under high level of public scrutiny.
What does this mean for you? It means he can draw on all of this experience to derive 8 helpful ways to be your best. It won't be groundbreaking, but the way he explains it (especially managing risks and expected returns) will help you analyze how to hone yourself from good to great.