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"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" "Practice. Practice. Practice." Today, the relatively new science of performance psychology tells us that old answer is incomplete at best. In The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life, clinical sport psychologist Eddie O'Connor, PhD, shares the best ways for you to reach your personal Carnegie Hall based on the latest scientific research - whether your performance environment is music, dance, business, or sport. These often surprising research results will make you rethink your own performance strategies, offering approaches you might never have considered and busting myths you might have taken as truth.

As Dr. O'Connor explains, the work of a sport psychologist is not defined by sport, but by the science of performance psychology, the mental aspects of superior performance in settings where excellence is central - usually sports, the performing arts, business, and high-risk professions such as the military. In Dr. O'Connor's work and in this course, sport is a lens through which to view the issues of practice, anxiety, injury, confidence, and more - issues that apply to any performer.

We've always known that physical training can reshape our bodies. This exciting research reveals that mental training also can modify the structure and function of our brains, resulting in increased neurological ability to perform a particular skill. Purposeful practice gets you there. Learn why it's the only thing that can.

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great book about performance

everybody should listen to it. it contains what it means to be successful in sports, in the job, in life.

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Good content and a little sports heavy

I really liked the content and the presentation but it gets a little too sports heavy in the end. I realize that the author is a sports psychologist but the last few chapters are a bit too centered on sports specific information and an addition of a few more example extending to other areas might be helpful.

Yes it is all transferable, usable and practical. Would recommend and as the author emphasizes one should really apply the insights he provides and maybe keep a notebook handy for more areas to which one might apply the information and techniques.