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How To Shine. Insights into unlocking your potential from proven winners

  • ID: 2292969
  • Book
  • July 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Simon Hartley spent many years working with world class athletes and helping them to new levels of achievement. Then he got wondering: What is it that enables some people to develop their talent in a more impactful way than others? What differentiates the winners from those who almost made it? And how can we be world class in our chosen fields?

How To Shine is more than just a window into the world of winning. It s the distillation of all Simon has learned from talking to and coaching some of the world s top success stories, from Premiership footballers and Olympiads to champions of business. It s a practical, step by step guide to honing skills which are as vital in the office as they are on the athletics track and truly shining in your field.


- Practical, life–affirming tips
- Insights into the winning mentality from sportsmen, coaches, Michelin starred chefs and scientists
- How to develop skills which will enable you to be a genuine leader in your field
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Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction 1

1 Have A Dream 15

2 Focus On The Next Step 35

3 Keep It Simple 51

4 Don t Compromise 63

5 Push The Envelope 83

6 Be Mentally Tough 103

7 Take Responsibility, Take Control 123

8 Be Yourself 135

9 Be The Best You Can Be 151

Bibliography 171

About Simon Hartley 179

Index 181
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Are you ready to go from good to great?

In sport, the difference between good performance and great performance can be measured in milliseconds, and it s the same in everything you do. So how do you cross the line from good to great? What s the magic formula that makes some people exceptional and other simply good?

Learn the secrets of success from proven winners.

In How to Shine, top performance coach Simon Hartley distils lessons learned from real–life winners across a range of disciplines, showing how they ve made it to the top, and giving you the tools you need to do the same.

From Winning sportspeople to top–flight coaches, Michelin–starred chefs to ground–breaking scientists, you ll discover how top performers think, how they make their decisions, and how they handle what life throws at them.

With practical, life–affirming tips and insights into what it takes to be the best, How to Shine gives you proven ways to develop the mental toughness, discipline and creativity you need to realize your own potential.

It s your time to shine.
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