Peak Performance Every Time [NOOK Book]


Peak performances should not be left to chance. Rather than hoping that you will perform at your best, why not engineer your performance?

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Peak performances should not be left to chance. Rather than hoping that you will perform at your best, why not engineer your performance?

Peak Performance Every Time incorporates principles from sport psychology and performance coaching and applies these to all areas of life. Using illustrations and real-world examples from top athletes and business executives, it focuses on the three main components that underpin performance:

  • Confidence

  • Motivation

  • Focus.

As well as offering practical strategies to help the reader achieve their optimal mindset, it also explains how to coach others to perform to their potential. Throughout, the book is underpinned by theoretical frameworks, literature and research findings and will be invaluable to anyone trying to reach their full potential, in particular athletes, coaches, managers and executives. It may also be of interest to sports psychology, management and business students.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book offers psychologist, coach, performer, and student an engaging treaty on how to achieve peak performance via the focus and application of three key ingredients. This is presented at pace that is both lively and brisk, yet theoretically underpinned and informed via a doing psychology perspective which the author should be applauded for." - John K. Parker, University of Gloucestershire, UK, in Sport & Exercise Psychology Review

"I loved reading and using the performance tools in Peak Performance. The eclectic range of experts who have used them, confirmed that Simon has found a key set of success principles that anyone can use to maximise their own personal performance. Reading the book felt like a world class performance psychology session that I could pick up whenever needed." - Chris Cook, double Commonwealth champion and Olympic swimmer

"A very important and inspirational book for anyone seeking to achieve peak performance." - Mark Nesti, Reader in Sport Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136497056
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 412 KB

Meet the Author

Simon Hartley is an experienced sport psychologist and performance coach. During the last 15 years, he has worked with British Olympians, world record holders and championship winning teams, and at the highest level of sport, including spells in Premier League football, Premiership rugby union and first-class county cricket. Since 2005, Simon has also applied the principles of sport psychology to business, education and the charity sector.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. Experiencing Peak Performance. 2. Your Mind is Like a Formula 1 Car. 3. Razor Sharp Focus. 4. Control Your Confidence. 5. Master Motivation. 6. Deconstructing Pressure. 7. Love Your Discomfort Zone. 8. Release the Hand Brake! 9. Avoid Trapdoors. 10. Habits of Great Performers. 11. Coaching Others to Achieve Peak Performance. Theoretical Background and Further Reading.

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  • Posted April 14, 2012

    This book is AMAAAZING!!! It is PACKED with incredible content t

    This book is AMAAAZING!!! It is PACKED with incredible content that is deep as it as wide. Simon Hartley is brilliantly understandable. The knowledge and learning experiences he shares, make it a must read for anyone and everyone, regardless of your sport, occupation or interest. If you have the SLIGHTEST interest in improving at what you do, READ THIS BOOK!!!

    Some personal gains I received from this book:
    - Confirmation that I am practicing a coaching business quite effectively
    - A realization of a former fear, and what I was so afraid of (all the wrong stuff)
    - Discovery of My 2 Lengths (read the book to understand)
    - The importance of embracing my Discomfort Zone
    - Discovery of My "5 Keys to Peak Performance"
    - The desire to re-read and digest even further

    This is the best personal development book I have ever read!!!

    Whatever your desired area of improvement is, READ THIS BOOK.

    When you read it, I suggest to savor it, one chapter at a time !!!


    Greg Liberto
    Thinking Skills Expert
    INDARE Golf

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