Living in the Sweet Spot Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life

ISBN-10: 1935412094

ISBN-13: 9781935412090

Edition: 2011

Authors: Amy L. Baltzell

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This is a fresh, inspiring guide of how to get ready for life's big performances. The author integrates the best of the new field of Positive Psychology with the essentials of Sport Psychology. Readers of this book learn how to strengthen their experience of daily fulfilment and concurrently get the most out of themselves when the big moments take place. The issues performers face when under pressure come to life through examples of top athletes, musicians and from the author's experiences as an Olympian and America's Cup sailor. Every chapter contains practical, effective reflective exercises that help the reader rise to the challenge of performing their best when it counts.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Fitness Information Technology, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 315
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
The Building Blocks of a Champion Approach
What Is Living in the Sweet Spot?: Achievement and Happiness
Self-Awareness and Your Strengths: Learning How Your Strengths Can Impact Your Performance
Positive Emotional Experience: Strengthening Your Resources through Nurturing Positive Emotions
Small Changes: Optimizing Willpower
The Learning Approach: Getting the Most out of Your Wins and Your Losses
The Positive Perspective: Building on Gratitude and Optimism
Preparing for Performance or Competition
Flow and Engagement: Nurturing Enjoyment and Engagement in Training and Performance
Facing Negative Emotions: Recognizing, Accepting, and Shifting Negative Emotions
Coaches, Family, Teammates, and Friends: Letting in the Good and Letting Go of the Negative
Imagery and Scripting for Performance: Creating Your Intentions for Performance
Mental-Emotional Goals for Performance: Creating Clear, Specific "Highest Point of Leverage" Commitments
The Day of Performance
Empowered Thinking: Establishing Your Go-To Responses When It Counts Most
Emotions on the Day of Performance: Getting the Most out of Your Emotional Engine
Motivational Flexibility: Drawing on the Motivational Sources That Best Serve You
Your Plan for Game Day: Tailoring the Ideas to Work for You
References
Index
About the Author
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