"As Ari Kiev notes in his latest, excellent book of trading insight, no two traders respond the same way to the same event, and that those who have survived in the business already have discipline and methodology. So what value comes from a book like this? Just as the world′s finest sportsmen employ coaches, so should the world′s finest trading professionals. Ari′s understanding of ′life principles′ that clutter even the wiliest trader′s mind is one of many keys that will unlock your full potential. On every page, one can find a quotation or a question that encourages one to reappraise and develop one′s skill set."
Ian Burns, Managing Director, Citigroup EVR Trading Group
"Ari Kiev′s work goes right to the essential core of what influences investment and trading decisions. Few books address the real issues that confront people in such an intense environment. This one does so in a very powerful way and should provoke many practical thoughts and actions from those who reflect on its underlying messages."
Quintin Price, CIO, Gartmore Global Investments
"Ari Kiev continues his exploration of the psychological underpinnings of trading success that he began eight years ago with Trading to Win. Packed full of trenchant dialogues, this book explores themes of courage, tenacity, the variant perception, cognitive dissonance, and other elements of mastery. A must–read for anyone seeking to raise his trading game to another level."
Jay G. Goldman, Hedge Fund Manager
"Trading coach nonpareil, Dr. Ari Kiev, delivers his finest work to date. In his latest offering, Kiev is back in the trenches broadcasting his version of reality TV with an elite troop of traders. Often ingenious and inspirational, always insightful and intriguing, Kiev employs psychological concepts, real–life conversations, and case studies to illustrate the path to peak performance."
Ciaran T. O′Kelly, Head of Equities Trading, Bank of America
PART ONE: What Is Mastery?
CHAPTER 1: Defining Mastery.
CHAPTER 2: Developing the Vision.
PART TWO: How Do You Get There?
CHAPTER 3: Planning a Strategy.
CHAPTER 4: Learning to Center.
CHAPTER 5: Visualizing Success.
PART THREE: What s in the Way?
CHAPTER 6: The Source of All Fears.
CHAPTER 7: Coping with Emotions.
CHAPTER 8: Overcoming Obstacles.
PART FOUR: What Comes Next?
CHAPTER 9: Making the Commitment, Taking the Risks.
CHAPTER 10: Becoming a Master.