Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently

Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently

by Sebastian Bailey, Octavius Black

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The international bestseller that will help you transform your personal and professional life by changing the way you think.

Today, the pressure to achieve is intense. To be at our best, we need our minds working at peak potential. But unless you train it, your mind stays on autopilot, stuck in unhealthy thought patterns that lead to self-sabotaging habits and behaviors. As with your body, you have to exercise your mind to get the most out of it.

Sebastian Bailey and Octavius Black, founders of Mind Gym, help you change your mental default settings through a series of “workouts” that have been tested and experienced by more than one million people from around the world and from companies such as Google, NBCUniversal, Shell, Pfizer, and PepsiCo. This hands-on guide presents a fitness program for the mind that tackles the most common challenges at work and home:

  • How to adopt a positive mindset
  • How to repair broken relationships
  • How to resolve conflict successfully
  • How to influence others
  • How to minimize stress and gain energy
  • How to be more creative

Insightful, proven, and practical, Mind Gym is the essential mental workout that will wake up your mind and help you be your best in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062331465
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 753,771
File size: 738 KB

About the Author

Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D., is cofounder and president of Mind Gym, Inc. More than 50 percent of the companies in the S&P 100 have adopted Mind Gym, Inc.'s programs, which run in forty countries around the world. Bailey lives in New York City.

Octavius Black is cofounder and CEO of Mind Gym worldwide. He has contributed to and been featured in The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph, and The Financial Times. Black lives in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Fitness Program for Your Mind 1

Part 1 Reset Your Mind 7

1 Flip the Switch on Automatic Thinking 9

2 Think like an Attentive Optimist 27

Part 2 Take Control 49

3 Take Charge 51

4 Start a New Chapter 59

5 End Procrastination Now 73

Part 3 Deepen Connections 87

6 Get in the Right Relationship Mind-Set 89

7 Bid for Attention 103

8 Get the Best from People 117

Part 4 Persuade Others 133

9 Win Hearts and Minds 135

10 Impress Everyone 151

11 Give Great Feedback 163

Part 5 Resolve Conflict 179

12 Detox Your Relationships 181

13 Navigate Difficult Conversations 195

14 Take the Drama Out of Relationships 203

Part 6 Let the Creative Juices Flow 215

15 Overcome Creative Blocks 217

16 Master the Tools of Creativity 229

17 Tap Your Unconscious Mind 243

Part 7 Minimize Stress, Maximize Bliss 253

18 Make Stress Work for You 255

19 Combat Stress 269

20 Switch Your Mind Off 283

Conclusion: Back to the Beginning 299

Acknowledgments 301

Notes 305

About the Authors 315

About Mind Gym 316

Index 317

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