Peak

How All of Us Can Achieve Extraordinary Things

Author: Anders Ericsson,Robert Pool

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473513146

Category: Science

Page: 336

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‘Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read Peak. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.’ — Fortune Do you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals? Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you, and that you don't have to be a genius to achieve extraordinary things. 'Remarkable...who among us doesn't want to learn how to get better at life?' Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics 'This book...could truly change the world' Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein
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Peak

How to Master Almost Anything

Author: Karl Anders Ericsson

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780670068760

Category: Ability

Page: 336

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For the first time in decades of groundbreaking research, the inventor of the 10,000-hour rule explains his techniques for developing mastery of any skill We live in a world full of people with extraordinary abilities. Consider what Roger Federer can do with a tennis ball, or Connor McDavid with a puck. There are chess grandmasters who can play several dozen different games simultaneously--while blindfolded--and a seemingly unending supply of young musical prodigies who would have astonished aficionados a century ago. We are dramatically better at just about everything than we were just a generation ago. We assume, though, that these peak performers are the lucky ones, the ones with a gift. That's only partly true. The fact is we are all lucky. We all have that gift. As Ericsson's whole career has shown, with the proper practice, we are all capable of extraordinary feats. On the surface, the techniques that chess players use to develop their skills seem quite different from the methods soccer players use to perfect their games, which in turn seem quite different from how pianists improve their playing. But at a deeper level, they are all variations on a single fundamental approach to learning, what Ericsson, a world-renowned researcher, has named "deliberate practice": a simple, yet powerful system for enhancing learning. This approach to expertise has the potential to revolutionize how we think about every sort of education and training. We are not limited by an endowment of natural talent. We create our own limits. Whether you want to step up your game at work or on the weekend, or help your kid achieve athletic or academic goals, Ericsson's revolutionary methods will show you how to master almost anything.
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The Happiness Problem

Expecting Better in an Uncertain World

Author: Wren-Lewis, Sam

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447353560

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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We appear to have more control over our lives than ever before. If we could get things right – the perfect job, relationship, family, body and mind – then we’d be happy. With enough economic growth and technological innovation, we could cure all societal ills. The Happiness Problem shows that this way of thinking is too simplistic and can even be harmful: no matter how much progress we make, we will still be vulnerable to disappointment, loss and suffering. The things we do to make us happy are merely the tip of the iceberg. Sam Wren-Lewis offers an alternative process that acknowledges insecurity and embraces uncertainty. Drawing on our psychological capacities for curiosity and compassion, he proposes that we can connect with, and gain a deeper understanding of, the personal and social challenges that define our time
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Teaching for Mastery in Writing

A strategy for helping children get good at words

Author: Mike Cain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472949889

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Teaching for Mastery in Writing provides a practical approach to developing mastery in writing which helps all primary children to develop their skills and inspires a love of writing. This innovative book follows an approach that integrates mastery into existing teaching sequences – an approach which aims to improve the writing ability of all children, not just the more able. Writing is a tough discipline for children in today's primary schools. The number of skills they are expected to learn is a source of amazement to many adults outside education. It is no easier to teach, not least because of the many and varied demands on schools, including the National Curriculum, SPaG tests, assessment frameworks and inspections. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that teachers focus on helping children become the most effective communicators they can be through the medium of writing. Throughout the book, Mike Cain promotes the importance of a classroom culture characterised by focused talk and reasoning, and provides lots of ideas for challenging children in their writing through the development of key learning dispositions and critical thinking skills.
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Unstoppable

The Pathway to Living an Inspired Life

Author: Adrian Gilpin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 184112639X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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"When I first read Unstoppable, I thought Adrian had written it for me, until I realised it was for everyone." Sir John Whitmore In Unstoppable, Adrian Gilpin shows us through his own amazing life-story, how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things. Adrian's story starts with his recovery from a financially catastrophic business collapse, and moves into his journey of awakening through the labyrinth of personal development teaching. You will be deeply moved by Adrian's openness, integrity and honesty as well as being truly inspired to delve deep into your most fundamental aspirations and beliefs to help you achieve all that you really want in life. Unstoppable will help you navigate your way past the false prophets of human potential and keep you focused on the principles of effective thinking and action that will change the way you run your life forever.
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Unlimited Power

The New Science Of Personal Achievement

Author: Tony Robbins

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 9780684845777

Category: Self-Help

Page: 448

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Anthony Robbins calls it the new science of personal achievement. You'll call it the best thing that ever happened to you. If you have ever dreamed of a better life, Unlimited Power will show you how to achieve the extraordinary quality of life you desire and deserve, and how to master your personal and professional life. Anthony Robbins has proven to millions through his books, tapes, and seminars that by harnessing the power of the mind you can do, have, achieve, and create anything you want for your life. He has shown heads of state, royalty, Olympic and professional athletes, movie stars, and children how to achieve. With Unlimited Power, he passionately and eloquently reveals the science of personal achievement and teaches you: * How to find out what you really want * The Seven Lies of Success * How to reprogram your mind in minutes to eliminate fears and phobias * The secret of creating instant rapport with anyone you meet * How to duplicate the success of others * The Five Keys to Wealth and Happiness Unlimited Power is a revolutionary fitness book for the mind. It will show you, step by step, how to perform at your peak while gaining emotional and financial freedom, attaining leadership and self-confidence, and winning the cooperation of others. It will give you the knowledge and the courage to remake yourself and your world. Unlimited Power is a guidebook to superior performance in an age of success.
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The Great Life Redesign

Change How You Work, Live How You Dream and Make It Happen ... Today

Author: Caroline Cameron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730377490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Never before have Australians worked so hard yet felt so unhappy. With anxiety rising at unprecedented levels, now is the time to stop and consider whether there could be another way to live. We renovate our houses, but what about our lives? The Great Life Redesign is an inspirational yet practical guidebook to help you reshape the life you have to create one you'll love. The Great Life Redesign is an inspiring guidebook to help you reshape the life you have to create one you'll love. The practical, simple to apply techniques and inspiring personal stories included in this book will show you how. Learn the secrets of one-on-one coaching with Caroline Cameron, an executive, career and lifestyle coach. Based on her experiences working with hundreds of professionals across Australia and beyond, she steps you through the process of designing a blue print for the life you really want. Key features: Helps the reader to create a blue print for making real and actionable change, including career, relationships, wealth and finances, health, home, personal growth, environment, leisure and spirituality. Use to instantly repair parts of your life that could be better or as a step-by-step plan for a major life renovation. Includes practical, simple to apply techniques and inspiring personal stories Written for professionals, middle income, burnt-out city slickers, corporate refugees, disillusioned 30-somethings, mid life crisis sufferers, baby boomers whose super and retirement dreams evaporated in the GFC, dedicated parents who want the best for their kids, and anyone who suspects that there's more to life but don't know what it is or how to get it.
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The Art of Learning

An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

Author: Josh Waitzkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743277465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

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An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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The Game Before the Game

The Perfect 30-Minute Practice

Author: Lynn Marriott,Pia Nilsson,Ron Sirak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620636

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9847

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The authors of the smash hit Every Shot Must Have a Purpose put the golf back in golf practice, with a revolutionary approach that replaces rote sessions with dynamic, proven drills. As coaches to golf?s top players, Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson have created brilliant new mind- body strategies for every aspect of the game. With The Game Before the Game, they showcase their unique approach to practice, with winning techniques that ensure those hours on the driving range and practice green aren?t wasted on reinforcing bad habits. The authors identify three essential types of practice: ? Warm-up: getting not only the muscles but also the mind in gear ? Maintenance: intended to prevent your swing from drifting between rounds ? Preparation: adding numerous new shots to your repertoire From there, the authors outline pro-tested drills that help you find your swing rhythm, visualize success off the course, simplify putting, break through skill plateaus, and much more. Each chapter concludes with a memorable ?swing key? for translating practice into success during the real thing.
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Elite

A Modern Success Guide to Purpose and Peak Performance

Author: Brad Bellard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781949134926

Category:

Page: 124

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In the United States, the current model of success is defined primarily by a high level of achievement in our careers. For many of us, this success comes at the cost of two things: (1) poor performance in our personal lives and (2) a lack of fulfillment. Unfortunately, the busier we become, the more we neglect our overall performance and fulfillment that are so critical to attaining success. ELITE: A Modern Success Guide to Purpose and Peak Performance explains to readers that this model actually compromises success and leads to decreased productivity, unhappiness, and a likelihood that the desired success will never actually manifest. In ELITE, readers will find that the key to the success they desire is in maximizing their performance both professionally and personally. ELITE delivers the steps necessary to design a strategic game plan for professionals to create extraordinary results, execute peak performance, and experience success and fulfillment simultaneously.
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