You Already Know How to Be Great: A Simple Way to Remove Interference and Unlock Your Greatest Potential

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A bold new approach to performance by one of the top coaches in the country.

In trying to improve-on the playing field, in the office, or even at home-most people seek out new information to get to the next level. They read a book, attend a class, or hire an expert to give them an edge.

But Alan Fine, an accomplished tennis, golf, and executive coach and a renowned authority on peak performance, believes that this "outside-in" method is ...

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Overview


A bold new approach to performance by one of the top coaches in the country.

In trying to improve-on the playing field, in the office, or even at home-most people seek out new information to get to the next level. They read a book, attend a class, or hire an expert to give them an edge.

But Alan Fine, an accomplished tennis, golf, and executive coach and a renowned authority on peak performance, believes that this "outside-in" method is precisely what's holding you back from doing your best work. He's found the biggest obstacle to improved performance isn't not knowing what to do; it's not doing what you already know. Ironically, the quest for information and instructions designed to help you get ahead can often interfere with your ability to focus on doing something.

Fine reveals his simple and proven approach to achieving breakthrough performance. It starts with reducing the interference that blocks your potential through an amazing process called G.R.O.W. (Goal, Reality, Options, Way Forward).

No matter who you are or what you do, You Already Know How to Be Great will help you eliminate what is standing in the way of your goals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591843559
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 125,423
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Fine is president of InsideOut Development, which offers training programs, executive coaching, and organizational consulting. His powerful approach to performance improvement has been adopted by some of the world's most respected organizations in an array of industries including IBM, NASA, Honeywell, Procter & Gamble, GAP, and Coca Cola. Fine lives in Utah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2010

    Wish I would have had this book sooner

    The book really spells things out and makes achieving your goals easy. Kind of The 7 Habits without the academia I took this program at work and its really helped our team. Having the content in book format now allows me to shre it with my family. Thanks Alan

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

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    Ever wonder why when you set out on a diet, you undoubtedly fail?

    Or why when trying something completely knew for the first time, are you fearful of not being able to do it?

    What about attempting to be successful in your job or relationships but keep selling yourself short?

    In the newest book by Alan Fine and Rebecca Merrill, You Already Know How To Be Great, they teach you a simply way to remove the interference and unlock your greatest potential!!!

    Alan Fine spent time teaching tennis in Wales and wondered why some kids got it and succeeded, some did fine as long as they weren't competing, and yet others couldn't master the basics. What he discovered soon explained how to make all three groups move on to being successful not only at tennis but at every aspect they wanted to excel at.

    He teaches you ways to discover just what is causing YOU to get in your own way at achieving all you want from the Inside Out! Being a corporate trainer for over ten years, I can say personally I have seen all three examples of people and if you simply took some of the simple skills Alan teaches, you would see much more success and a whole lot less failure. I know these simple skills can and will work, see most of us already know what it takes to make us successful its simply doing it that prevents us from moving forward.

    I had the wonderful opportunity to review this book compliments of Alan Fine and InsideOut Development and must say it works for those of you looking to succeed at work, church, sports or just in your relationships. I would highly recommend this book and easily give it 5 out of 5 stars. This book is available in hardcover, CD and eBook formats.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2010

    This is the right stuff

    As most people I'm always reading trying to find the edge. This book is great stuff. A clear process to get the best of what's in me out. Think of it as the Secret with a real implementation process. I'm now sharing it with my wife and kids.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2010

    Will help you in leadership and also with your personal goals

    I'm normally not too big on self-help books; my experience has been that they're not much help to ME, but I'm certain that they're a help to the writer's pocketbook! :)

    BUT, this book is an exception, as the author clearly states that everything he is telling us is something we already know, but he can help us put it into action.

    Initially, as I read the Foreword, I was immediately turned off by the corporate buzzphrase "paradigm shift" being used. I don't like buzzwords and phrases; they make my brain go into that "Oh, no, please, not THAT word again!" mode and my eyes glaze over. Then I saw that the foreword wasn't written by the author, and I breathed a sigh of relief. Not that there AREN'T any buzzwords in the book; but they are not overused and meaningless, so they didn't take away from my focus on what I was reading.

    This book is about trying to improve your own performance as well as those you are trying to help, whether it's your daughter who won't clean her room or your employees not taking your guidance to heart. I liked this phrase near the beginning: "Most of the time, lack of knowledge isn't the problem", as it is really is true. We all KNOW what to do most of the time; it's something else that's keeping us from doing it.

    The author describes this something else as interFEARance - whether it's fear of failing, fear of not doing it right, fear of what other people will think of us, and he aptly illustrates how to get rid of this outside interference and have the "Faith" (knowledge that we CAN do it), "Fire" (passion for getting it done), and "Focus" (not allowing the past to interfere by focusing on this present moment) to allow us to handle almost any situation. It could be learning a new skill; perfecting a skill you already have, public speaking, focusing your own words to that messy teenage daughter so that the chore you're asking her to do breaks down and becomes more attainable, or any of the myriad situations we run into every day.

    There are reflective questions at the end of each chapter, sidebar quotes and inserted instances that help in reinforcing the main topic (although, and maybe you can color me slow, there was one - "The Flow Experience" - that left me scratching my head), and real-world examples in both the author's experience and others that illustrate how this principle can easily put to use in everyday situations. It's not preachy; it's not "I'm the King of the World and I know everything, so you should listen to me if you want to be a success" - it's none of the things that normally make me turn off on self-help books.

    I think this one is going on my keeper shelf; because as I read, I could recall some recent situations where this advice would have aided greatly in changing my own course for the better.

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    My invitation to you is to simply play with the ideas in these pages and use what's helpful to you. As you will discover, this book is less about gaining new knowledge and more about getting rid of what's keeping you from using the knowledge you already have.

    More broadly, as managers, leaders, coaches, or parents, we're incredulous to think (or more likely, it never even occurs to us to think) that without our excessive instructing, regulating, controlling, directing, and intervening, people might actually be able to perform with greater confidence, more enthusiasm, and more effect

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Excellent Reading - Time Well Spent

    I enjoyed this book. Fine's concepts are easily grasped and put into practice.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

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    You Already Know How To Be Great

    In his persuasive book, tennis teacher turned executive coach and consultant Alan Fine puts forth compelling arguments for eliminating "interference" from your decision making. With examples ranging from IBM's mid-'90s turnaround to two-year-olds finding their own pacifiers, Fine shows that his system works. His four-step process helps streamline problem-solving skills. Fine describes the process simply, explaining each step with examples from his own experience. These include real-life conversations with insightful comments throughout, highlighting potential missteps and explaining how to handle them. While Fine's book might run a bit long, his no-nonsense prose makes you believe that you could slip his tactics seamlessly into your workday. //getAbstract// recommends Fine's strategies to managers, coaches and anyone who wants to improve their results in any field.

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    An excellent book that I think everybody who would like to achieve rapid performance improvement in any area should read! "You ALREADY Know How To Be GREAT" can help you understand human performance and make quick, accurate decisions in moving ahead.
    It will give you a way that will enable you to improve performance in any area of life
    What Alan Fine did find is that GROW Model is a map of decision making. Because results come from actions and actions come from decisions GROW therefore can be used by individuals and groups on every level: from one person to teams.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2010

    Really good book

    Not always a fan of reading. This book kept me engaged and knowing exactly what I needed to do. The online community tied to the book has hours of additional videos and info.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2010

    This book is total crap.

    I received an advanced copy of this book through a friend. Absolutely nothing new. Same old rehashed information you'll find in every other 'self help' book out there.

    Your first step to being great should be to save your money and skip this one.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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