Psychology of Success: Your A-Z Map to Achieving Your Goals and Enjoying the Journey

Psychology of Success: Your A-Z Map to Achieving Your Goals and Enjoying the Journey

by Alison Price, David Price

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Overview

Psychology of Success: Your A-Z Map to Achieving Your Goals and Enjoying the Journey by Alison Price, David Price

Struggle to stick to your goals, making new resolutions that always end up broken? This time, make them stick.

You’ll start by identifying what success means to you, building goals around what you really want and what you have the potential to achieve. With the benefit of expert insights, real-life case studies and powerful techniques, you’ll build day-to-day strategies to help define and reach your goals, overcome obstacles and succeed in the face of adversity.

If you’re looking to reach your full potential — whether it’s making a personal change, achieving a sporting goal, or putting a business plan into practice — this book will give you the map to changing your life, and enjoying the journey. This A-Z guide distils the top tips and guidance from a range of disciplines, including positive psychology, motivational coaching, neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and sports psychology. Whatever your goal or ambition — whether its improving your quality of life, making a career change, or training for a sporting endeavor — this guide will help you first to recognize and define your goals, then to set out a plan for achieving them, with day-to-day strategies to reach your goals and overcome obstacles. Moreover, this book will help you learn to enjoy the process of goal-setting and to enjoy the success you achieve.

The tools used in the book are based on psychological principles and are put to use by the authors in their coaching practice.
Case studies help to provide perspective, to see your own issues and experiences reflected through the struggles and successes of others.
Exercises help you to recognize priorities, interests, needs and goals.
Psychological principles are introduced as key concepts throughout — to help you understand the mental processes that can help and hinder you from setting and achieving your goals. These are coupled with self-reflective exercises to make sure you understand the mental pitfalls and to help you put into practice more positive thinking.
The step-by-step approach means that nothing is left to chance: everything, from what makes a realistic goal to why you experience fear, is broken down into memorable tips, activities and guidance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785780219
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alison Price is a chartered occupational psychologist, facilitator and peak performance coach, specializing in leadership, management, success and motivation. David Price combines qualifications in life coaching, sports psychology, positive psychology, peak performance coaching and NLP practice.

Together they have written Introducing Entrepreneurship, Introducing Leadership, and Introducing Management. They live in London.

Table of Contents

About the authors vii

Authors' note viii

Introduction 1

A Activation! 5

B Begin with the end in mind 13

C Current versus future 23

D Dare to dream 35

E Effort 43

F Fear 51

G Goals 61

H High 69

I Interim steps 79

J Just have a go! 85

K Keep going 93

L Learn 101

M Modelling 109

N Numbers 117

O Opportunities 125

P Preparation 133

Q Quick wins 141

R Rosenthal Effect 149

S Self-belief 157

T Team 165

U Under pressure 173

V Visualize success 183

W Winning ingredient 191

X eXtra mile 199

Y Yes! 207

Z Zeal 217

Conclusion 221

Acknowledgements 225

Dedication 226

Index 227

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