This is one of the best books I have ever read. I have read many leadership, management and personal development books over the last 20 years and this one stands out above the others. The approach of combining the sporting story (which is nothing sort of achieving a miracle) with really practical tips on motivation, goals, beliefs, ignoring unimportant info,self talk, taking risks is unique and brilliantly effective. The olympic-winning strategies in the book actually work!! I found I had motivated myself to do a few things which had been lingering for ages even after a couple of chapters.
I was surprised to be so hooked by Ben's Olympic gold story as I am not particularly interested in sport but found I couldn't put it down.The tension and suspense really mounted as the book progressed to the climax of being in Sydney with him and the team.
I know I will be dipping in and out of this book for many years to come as well as giving it to lots of friends. It is useful, interesting, motivational and fun.
This is an outstanding book both for business and life. I have raed many, many leadership and personal development books over the last twenty yeras and this is by far the most engaging AND practical.
It covers goals, motivation, taking risks, change and importantly how to filter out unhelpfulness from others.The story of Ben winning his gold medal in Sydney is nothing short of miraculous and really gripping. I am not interested in sports but this had me hooked right until the end. I found I was implementing many of the tips in this book afetr only a couple of chapters and it was making a difference to me.
Excellent book and I will conmtinue to dip in to it.