How do both elite athletes and business leaders climb to the top? Contrary to what you might think, it's effective habits rather than innate talent that are their keys to success. Dr. Jason Selkdirector of mental training for the 2011 World Series Champions, the St. Louis Cardinalsand star business coach Tom Bartow combine the most effective elements of both their disciplines to offer an organizational improvement plan that anyone can learn and apply immediately.
They outline eight fundamental ways to get organized, including the "time paradox," which allows precision to set your schedule free, and a two-minute mental training drill that will start your day with focus, confidence, and energy. Organize Tomorrow Today helps readers to move past their performance roadblocks and achieve more productive lives.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Books|
|Edition description:||First Trade Paper Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Jason Selk is one of the premier performance coaches in the United States, with dozens of professional athletes and Fortune 500 executives as his clients. As the Director of Mental Training for Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals, Dr. Selk helped the team win two World Series championships, in 2006 and 2011. He is a regular contributor to Forbes, ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBC, and has been featured in USA Today, Men's Health, Muscle and Fitness, INC., and Self magazines. Matthew Rudy has ghostwritten 26 sports, business, and travel books since 1997, including titles by golf instructors Dave Stockton, Hank Haney, and Stan Utley; sports psychiatrist Dr. Michael Lardon, and personal development coach Bryan Dodge. His book with personal finance expert Anthony Davenport will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017. He is a senior writer at Golf Digest, where he has ghostwritten 25 cover stories since 1999 and earned national awards for his investigative and feature work. Tom Bartow left a successful career as a college basketball coach to become one of the highest-producing financial advisors in Edward Jones's history. He went on to help American Funds's Capital Income Builder fund nearly triple in value. Since then, he has become one of the most creative and sought-after business coaches in the world, specializing in helping companies and individuals excel in times of adversity.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Have you ever taken a class or even garnered best practices for productivity from articles and books, but they didn’t seem to help? The authors of this book tackle productivity issues in a much more logical way. Skill mastery is achieved through repetitions, one step at a time. That might not be new, but how we get to mastery level could be. We learn that lining up a set of skills we want to improve and bombarding ourselves with compulsions to master all of them, is a recipe for failure. This program works on the premise of choosing one thing at a time and being accountable for that one thing until conquered. The authors explain the concept of channel capacity and how so many professionals try to change too many things too quickly. They over-stuff their channel capacity. This book discusses eight simple, concrete concepts: • Organize Tomorrow Today • Choose Wisely • Maximize your Time endorsed • Build and Break Your Habits • Evaluate Correctly • Learn How to Talk to Yourself • Learn How to Talk With Others • Become Abnormal But of those eight, “The ‘law’ of human channel capacity pretty much dictates that three of these ideas will successfully be incorporated into [your] improvement strategy.” In a summary at the end of each chapter, the authors invite readers to reflect on what they’ve just read. It’s an interesting way to advocate working on this particular concept. If you can only work on one to three things at a time, which concepts are likely to provide desired professional advancement? • The Big Why seeks to provide the impetus for taking on this challenge. What will you gain if you master this concept? • The Inversion Test is an effort to get readers to see the other side this concept. What will you lose out on if you don’t master this concept? • Act Now is like having run out of excuses, then hearing the coach say, “This is where you start.” If you choose to work on mastery of this concept, these are first steps. Thoughts won’t change anything but acting on them will. This book maps out the program for you.