Shift Your Mind: 9 Mental Shifts to Thrive in Preparation and Performance

Shift Your Mind: 9 Mental Shifts to Thrive in Preparation and Performance

by Brian Levenson


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Greatness isn’t just about what you do. It’s about when you do it.

Elite performers don’t rely on talent alone. Rather, they harness the power of shifting between complementary mindsets—one for preparing effectively and one for delivering when it counts. In Shift Your Mind, you’ll learn nine key mental shifts to elevate your preparation and your performance like an elite performer. You’ll understand the importance of each of these shifts and when to make them:

humble and arrogant work and play perfectionistic and adaptable analysis and instinct experimenting and trusting process uncomfortable and comfortable future and present fear and fearlessness selfish and selfless

Drawing on years of experience working with top athletes and corporate leaders, Brian Levenson outlines his simple but powerful framework used by the world’s highest achievers. Each chapter includes exercises to reinforce core concepts and explore the power of the shift using skills like visualization, mindfulness, and self-talk.

An energizing read filled with entertaining stories and tips that really work, Brian Levenson’s Shift Your Mind is a game-changer for executives, competitive athletes, and any performer seeking to win on the most challenging field of all: the mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633310469
Publisher: Disruption Books
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 249,906
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brian Levenson is the founder of Strong Skills, which provides executive coaching and mental performance coaching, speaking, and consulting to elite organizations, performers, and leaders. He has been fortunate to work with CEOs, professional athletes, and with teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLS, Division 1 athletic departments, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Homeland Security, Hilton, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and many other organizations. He also has a weekly podcast, Intentional Performers, where he interviews a diverse group of elite high performers. Brian currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and two kids.

Table of Contents

The Essential Shift between Preparation and Performance 1

Shift 1 Humble and Arrogant 11

Shift 2 Work and Play 37

Shift 3 Perfectionistic and Adaptable 59

Shift 4 Analysis and Instinct 81

Shift 5 Experimenting and Trusting Process 105

Shift 6 Uncomfortable and Comfortable 129

Shift 7 Future and Present 157

Shift 8 Fear and Fearlessness 181

Shift 9 Selfish and Selfless 203

Conclusion 225

Acknowledgments 229

Endnotes 231

Index 257

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