Will It Make the Boat Go Faster?: Olympic-Winning Strategies for Everyday Success

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This book is for everyone. who wants to raise their game: in business, in sport and in the wider game of Life.

Will It Make the Boat Go faster? is a gripping story and a coaching compendium rolled into one. Each chapter recounts a nail-biting episode in Ben's journey to Olympic Gold and explains - in simple, practical terms - how you can use the British rowing crew's strategies to achieve more success and happiness in your everyday life. Ben and Harriet have been using these ...

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Overview

This book is for everyone. who wants to raise their game: in business, in sport and in the wider game of Life.

Will It Make the Boat Go faster? is a gripping story and a coaching compendium rolled into one. Each chapter recounts a nail-biting episode in Ben's journey to Olympic Gold and explains - in simple, practical terms - how you can use the British rowing crew's strategies to achieve more success and happiness in your everyday life. Ben and Harriet have been using these techniques for over ten years to coach individuals and teams in the corporate sector to achieve impressive results. Buy this book and you will learn a wealth of game-raising techniques, such as how to:

Create actionable goals that inspire and excite you

Keep motivated and grow your self-belief

Bounce back from setbacks to come out stronger

Create a strong team committed to success

Use simple analysis to identify the best approach

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848769663
  • Publisher: Troubador Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Pages: 277
  • Sales rank: 734,739
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Goals 1

The Morning of the Men's Eight Rowing Final 3

Goals: The crazy, realistic dream 14

Chapter 2 Motivation 25

Christmas Eve 27

Motivation: Let's do it for the Romanians 34

Chapter 3 Beliefs 45

May-June 2000 47

Belief: The wheels on the bus go round and round 54

Chapter 4 Bullshit Filters 67

Vienna Regatta 69

Bullshit filters: Ignoring unhelpful information 77

Chapter 5 Make it Happen 87

Henley Regatta 89

Make it happen: Today is going to be a good day 94

Chapter 6 Teams 107

Sarnen Training Camp 109

Teams: Having a Shambles Sheet 115

Chapter 7 Process driven 137

Lucerne Regatta 139

Process driven: Rice Krispies or Shreddies? 147

Chapter 8 Momentum 157

The Gold Coast 159

Momentum: How to eat an elephant 166

Chapter 9 Change 179

The Olympic Heat 181

Change: Get the crocodiles before they get you 190

Chapter 10 Bouncebackability 203

The Rep 205

Bouncebackability: When Fate vomits on our duvet 212

Chapter 11 Risks 227

25 hours to the Olympic Final of the 2000 Sydney Games 229

Risks: bars of soap and sandwiches 235

The Final Chapter 249

The Olympic final 251

The Final Chapter: Now what? 260

The Cast List 265

The British Men's 8+ oarsmen 265

Our Coaches, Managers and Support Staff 267

Other Rowers 269

Chronology 273

About the authors 275

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