It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life

It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life

by Trevor Moawad, Andy Staples

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Overview

Foreword by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson
From a top mental conditioning coach—"the world’s best brain trainer” (Sports Illustrated)—who has transformed the lives and careers of elite athletes, business leaders, and military personnel, battle-tested strategies that will give you tools to manage and overcome negativity and achieve any goal.

He knows how to win.

More, he knows the many ways-subtle, brutal, often self-inflicted-we lose.

As the most trusted mental coach in the world of sports, Trevor Moawad has worked with many of the most dominant athletes and the savviest coaches. From Nick Saban and Kirby Smart to Russell Wilson, they all look to Moawad for help finding or keeping or regaining their com­petitive edge. (As do countless business leaders and members of special forces.)

Now, at last, Moawad shares his unique philosophy with the general public. He lays out lessons he's derived from his greatest career successes as well as personal setbacks, the game-changing wisdom he's earned as the go-to whisperer for elite performers on fields of play and among men and women headed to the battlefield.

Moawad's motivational approach is elegant but refreshingly simple: He replaces hardwired negativity, the kind of defeatist mindset that's nearly everybody's default, with what he calls "neutral thinking." His own special innovation, it's a nonjudg­mental, nonreactive way of coolly assessing problems and analyzing crises, a mode of attack that offers luminous clarity and su­preme calm in the critical moments before taking decisive action.

Not only can neutral thinking raise your performance level-it can transform your overall life. And it all starts, Moawad says, with letting go. Past failures, past losses-let them go. "The past isn't predic­tive. If you can absorb and embrace that belief, everything changes. You'll instantly feel more calm. And the athlete-or employee or parent or spouse-who's more calm is also more aware, and more times than not ... will win."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062947123
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 14,582
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Trevor Moawad, the President of Moawad Consulting Group and the CEO and co-founder of Limitless Minds, is a mental conditioning coach to elite performers. He has worked closely with prestigious NCAA football programs and coaches and been part of eight national championship games. Additionally, Moawad has supported the U.S. Special Operations community, Major League Baseball, the NBA, UFC, and many other elite professionals. He has been featured in both sports and mainstream media, including Sports Illustrated, USA Today, ESPN, Fox Sports, and NPR. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Andy Staples has covered college football for Sports Illustrated since 2008. He also hosts Playbook weekdays on SiriusXM Channel 84.

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