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Achieve the Warrior Mindset for Peak Performance. Reach new levels of success and mental toughness with this ultimate guide. Learn the "Science of Success" and prepare to excel. In this concise and highly acclaimed success mental training guide, peak performance coach DC Gonzalez teaches a blend of unique mental training technologies, sports psychology essentials, and pe Achieve the Warrior Mindset for Peak Performance. Reach new levels of success and mental toughness with this ultimate guide. Learn the "Science of Success" and prepare to excel. In this concise and highly acclaimed success mental training guide, peak performance coach DC Gonzalez teaches a blend of unique mental training technologies, sports psychology essentials, and peak performance methods that are effective and motivational. Get ready to increase your self-belief, self-confidence, and mental toughness, using this powerful guide designed to help you reach new levels of success, sports performance, and personal development. Peak Performance Coach and Best-Selling Author, DC Gonzalez is among a very fortunate few who have had the unique experience to have learned from the late Peter Siegel, a world-renowned sports and peak performance authority, sports hypnotherapist, and Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner. With a client list that includes top athletes, executives, actors, entertainers, pro-fighters, musicians, soldiers, doctors, lawyers, psychologists, and many more; Dan has been leading people to new levels of achievement since 1988. This Kindle book is powerful, in it Dan explains, teaches, and helps you develop the psychological skills required for peak performance and mental toughness, while pointing out the underlying mental training strategies that will help anyone reach higher levels of achievement and performance - not by random chance, but by focused choice. The Art of Mental Training teaches the critical essentials while interwoven with stories from his fascinating background as an Aviator in the Navy, a Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a Peak Performance Coach. Dan creates a powerful teaching connection between his adrenaline-filled life experiences and the mental skills and mental training that make all the difference. • Learn to access your true potential, control your state and excel even under extreme pressure • Enhance performance by transforming the negative energy generated by nervousness and fear into shatterproof confidence • Improve focus and concentration for positive results — often instantly — with battle-tested mental training techniques • Learn the psychological factors that will help you view set-backs as opportunities to create lasting positive change • Enhance visualization techniques and create success imagery loaded with feelings and emotions that will generate powerful results • Understand what to practice and which success conditioning exercises will vastly improve your self-belief, self-confidence and performance • Gain insight in to the coaching psychology behind redirecting anger energy and using it to strengthen your resolve and remain in control • Use proven sport psychology techniques to leave your ego outside your event and avoid performance choking completely • Learn to create the Ideal Performance State using Neuro Linguistics Programming and “The Critical Three” • Get rid of limiting beliefs and the negative critic in your head once and for all • Achieve the champion mindset and gain the mental edge over your opponents or the situation - on demand • Learn how to find the place from which peak performance springs forth An easy read, this Kindle book is truly a guide to performance excellence written by an expert and a very unique teacher.


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Achieve the Warrior Mindset for Peak Performance. Reach new levels of success and mental toughness with this ultimate guide. Learn the "Science of Success" and prepare to excel. In this concise and highly acclaimed success mental training guide, peak performance coach DC Gonzalez teaches a blend of unique mental training technologies, sports psychology essentials, and pe Achieve the Warrior Mindset for Peak Performance. Reach new levels of success and mental toughness with this ultimate guide. Learn the "Science of Success" and prepare to excel. In this concise and highly acclaimed success mental training guide, peak performance coach DC Gonzalez teaches a blend of unique mental training technologies, sports psychology essentials, and peak performance methods that are effective and motivational. Get ready to increase your self-belief, self-confidence, and mental toughness, using this powerful guide designed to help you reach new levels of success, sports performance, and personal development. Peak Performance Coach and Best-Selling Author, DC Gonzalez is among a very fortunate few who have had the unique experience to have learned from the late Peter Siegel, a world-renowned sports and peak performance authority, sports hypnotherapist, and Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner. With a client list that includes top athletes, executives, actors, entertainers, pro-fighters, musicians, soldiers, doctors, lawyers, psychologists, and many more; Dan has been leading people to new levels of achievement since 1988. This Kindle book is powerful, in it Dan explains, teaches, and helps you develop the psychological skills required for peak performance and mental toughness, while pointing out the underlying mental training strategies that will help anyone reach higher levels of achievement and performance - not by random chance, but by focused choice. The Art of Mental Training teaches the critical essentials while interwoven with stories from his fascinating background as an Aviator in the Navy, a Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a Peak Performance Coach. Dan creates a powerful teaching connection between his adrenaline-filled life experiences and the mental skills and mental training that make all the difference. • Learn to access your true potential, control your state and excel even under extreme pressure • Enhance performance by transforming the negative energy generated by nervousness and fear into shatterproof confidence • Improve focus and concentration for positive results — often instantly — with battle-tested mental training techniques • Learn the psychological factors that will help you view set-backs as opportunities to create lasting positive change • Enhance visualization techniques and create success imagery loaded with feelings and emotions that will generate powerful results • Understand what to practice and which success conditioning exercises will vastly improve your self-belief, self-confidence and performance • Gain insight in to the coaching psychology behind redirecting anger energy and using it to strengthen your resolve and remain in control • Use proven sport psychology techniques to leave your ego outside your event and avoid performance choking completely • Learn to create the Ideal Performance State using Neuro Linguistics Programming and “The Critical Three” • Get rid of limiting beliefs and the negative critic in your head once and for all • Achieve the champion mindset and gain the mental edge over your opponents or the situation - on demand • Learn how to find the place from which peak performance springs forth An easy read, this Kindle book is truly a guide to performance excellence written by an expert and a very unique teacher.

30 review for The Art of Mental Training - A Guide to Performance Excellence

  1. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Nilsson

    Spend your money and time on a self-help book other than this one. Any self-help book. The book is composed of cliches that you have heard many times before. I bought the book because of the high rating here on goodreads, and my guess is that those readers got a (very) temporary motivational boost from it. I would advise anyone considering reading this book to either watch Karate Kid or read a few motivational quotes by Michael Jordan instead.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tiina

    This book didn't contain anything that I hadn't already read or figured out on my own. I say skip it. I picked it up because I expected it to have some radical mental training techniques but it was a collection of stories that were all very wishy washy and clichéd and not interesting at all. Most of the time the author's writing style annoyed me and I had a hard time taking him seriously because he was trying to come across deeply philosophical and spiritual but with no real substance behind his This book didn't contain anything that I hadn't already read or figured out on my own. I say skip it. I picked it up because I expected it to have some radical mental training techniques but it was a collection of stories that were all very wishy washy and clichéd and not interesting at all. Most of the time the author's writing style annoyed me and I had a hard time taking him seriously because he was trying to come across deeply philosophical and spiritual but with no real substance behind his words he failed and came across almost comical. The character "Leo-tai" is suppose to be some kind of a wise master, like straight out of the Karate Kid movies but there is no basis for this. Just because he has this whimsical name it doesn't make him believable. We don't even know anything about him, except that he is old and supposedly wise but for an old wise master he doesn't have anything truly wise or thought-provoking to say and it's like he is talking to a child. Besides that's not what I wanted out of this book. I wanted mental training techniques that I could put to practical use. I did get something positive out of this though. I persisted through it, even though it was a bore, so I did end up training my willpower.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Þorri Líndal Guðnason

    Just like someone in the comments said: You can just watch Karate Kid instead. There's nothing to find here but clichés. Not sure why this book was recommended to me... I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Just like someone in the comments said: You can just watch Karate Kid instead. There's nothing to find here but clichés. Not sure why this book was recommended to me... I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Katlyn Womack

    The way the author talks about his past and the teachings he received as a teenager and a young man is so touching. Some of the stories are incredible, and they tie in so well with the messages he is trying to convey in this book. Those messages all have to do with training yourself to believe that you are a champion so that you can become one. There are so many skills taught in this book that help you to accomplish your goals and turn your dreams into realities. From positive self-talking to rel The way the author talks about his past and the teachings he received as a teenager and a young man is so touching. Some of the stories are incredible, and they tie in so well with the messages he is trying to convey in this book. Those messages all have to do with training yourself to believe that you are a champion so that you can become one. There are so many skills taught in this book that help you to accomplish your goals and turn your dreams into realities. From positive self-talking to relaxation, to breathing techniques. And all wrapped up with some amazing tales. I personally have tried a few of these techniques in some very personal details of my life already, and have had rather shocking positive results. I am definitely sold, and will be re-reading this many times, I'm sure. I'm off to make a goals list now for every day, week, month, and year for the next five years. Wish me luck! Although, I think that following this author's advice will be of more help than any well-wishing would.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kenny

    Here are the 6 main key points I took away from this practical book from DC Gonzalez, a mental coach of many high achievers: #1 Most people don't know the key differences between a low performer and a winner. They're easy to learn and remember. #2 I learned how a high performer and winner thinks and acts when under pressure. Lessons which can be applied by workers and entrepreneurs. #3 Easy-to-remember mental techniques that help me to achieve greater positive outcomes in everyday life situations, Here are the 6 main key points I took away from this practical book from DC Gonzalez, a mental coach of many high achievers: #1 Most people don't know the key differences between a low performer and a winner. They're easy to learn and remember. #2 I learned how a high performer and winner thinks and acts when under pressure. Lessons which can be applied by workers and entrepreneurs. #3 Easy-to-remember mental techniques that help me to achieve greater positive outcomes in everyday life situations, work and relationships. #4 How I tune out the negative internal self-talk, my attitude towards people and the projects I'm working on. #5 That being mentally strong is as important, if not even more important, as being physically strong. #6 What steps I have to take in order to become a mental warrior - a person that performs at a high efficiency when confronted with stressful situations. All-in-all a book that's very easy to read as the chapters are short and convey a single important lesson. Worth re-reading.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Fabrizio Stucchi

    As you might guess, a book on mental training, really meant to be motivational but that really does not stand out among hundreds of books on the topic, neither for content nor for style.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Brian Johnson

    This book is awesome. “Welcome to The Art of Mental Training. Sports Mental Training has been called the Science of Success. But make no mistake. If you imagine that the lessons here apply only to sports and athletes you’d be wrong. For it’s the Everyday Warrior, from all walks of life, and all types of scenarios, that stands to benefit immensely from the knowledge and techniques that lie ahead. No matter what you do, or whatever challenges you face, The Art of Mental Training can help take you to This book is awesome. “Welcome to The Art of Mental Training. Sports Mental Training has been called the Science of Success. But make no mistake. If you imagine that the lessons here apply only to sports and athletes you’d be wrong. For it’s the Everyday Warrior, from all walks of life, and all types of scenarios, that stands to benefit immensely from the knowledge and techniques that lie ahead. No matter what you do, or whatever challenges you face, The Art of Mental Training can help take you to another level of performance, achievement, and personal success.” ~ D.C. Gonzalez from The Art of Mental Training - A Guide to Performance Excellence I recently devoured this book as part of a little peak performance/mental strength training binge (which included Unbeatable Mind + Mind Gym + a bunch of books on mindfulness/ neuroscience). It’s one of the most popular mental training books out there because, quite simply, it’s awesome. D.C. Gonzalez is a former Naval Aviator, Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Peak Performance Coach. This book is a super quick reading, 138-page manifesto on how to get our minds right for peak performance. It’s written in a conversational style with biographical stories featuring DC’s wise teacher named Leo-tai who kinda reminds me of Dan Millman’s Socrates from Way of the Peaceful Warrior. I’m pretty sure Leo-tai is real but you kinda wonder. And I kinda like that. :) Below are some of my favorite Big Ideas from this book. You can hear more about this book here: 1. Why Mental Training - It’s the key performance driver. 2. Your Attitude - Let’s dial it in. 3. Stop the Negative - Fire off the positive. 4. The Critical Three - Breathing + Relaxation + Imagery. 5. Imagineering See it. - Feel it. Crush it. I’ve added D.C. Gonzalez by The Art of Mental Training - A Guide to Performance Excellence to my collection of PhilosophersNotes. (Which help you change your life, 20-minutes at a time, with the best Big Ideas from 600+ of the best books on Optimizing your life via 6-page PDFs/20-min MP3s on the go!) Get instant (free) access to all 600+ PhilosophersNotes AND all 50 Optimal Living 101 classes AND 1,000+ Optimize +1s as part of our free 2-week trial: http://optimize.me/

  8. 4 out of 5

    Leonidas

    Full Review: The Art Of Mental Training – A Guide to Performance Excellence Review The Art Of Mental Training DC Gonzalez For pure, artistic, metaphorical, and symbolic inspiration and motivation. It's well established by now in Sports Science that mental training (training by imagining) will help you outperform your competition. Instead of diving deep into the 'science' of it all, the author instead artistically (through stories, analogies, references, etc) presents why a trained mental attitude wil Full Review: The Art Of Mental Training – A Guide to Performance Excellence Review The Art Of Mental Training DC Gonzalez For pure, artistic, metaphorical, and symbolic inspiration and motivation. It's well established by now in Sports Science that mental training (training by imagining) will help you outperform your competition. Instead of diving deep into the 'science' of it all, the author instead artistically (through stories, analogies, references, etc) presents why a trained mental attitude will help you excel in practically EVERYTHING. Think of this book as the Feng-Shui or Ying/Yang of mental training. Below are some quotes from the book: 'The warrior/champion understands that a bad attitude can cost him everything. It affects not only how you feel, but also how you perform' 'the two essential keys to winning: enthusiasm and a mental edge' 'practice mixing relaxation, imagery, feelings, and enthusiasm, prior to competition in a pre-game routine, in order to gain a mental edge and a sure sense of confidence going into the event.' 'one must consistently practice mental skills and pre-game routines in order to tap one's full potential. 'stay task-focused. interrupt negative self-talk and images the moment they arise, shut them down on the spot. replace them with positive self-talk and positive images. concentrate on showing the brain exactly what it is that you want to achieve, never dwell on what you do not want to happen.' 'you have to believe that you can win, then that self-belief puts you in a position to win' 'imagineering is vital because it leads to greater self-belif and greater confidence, which in turn leads to better performance and achievements' 'the mental warrior learns about focused breathing, relaxation, and imagery - and then he sets off to actually use them.' 'mental warriors cannot be intimidated. Their self-confidence is too deeply rooted to be shakeable. They arrive on the scene to dominate. They love to compete; competing energizes them. They repel negative thoughts; they control their internal environment. They know how to remain focused under even the most challenging conditions. Mental warriors make it a point to be ready. They've learned to manage pressure; they never fail to keep moving forward. They refuse to lose, they'll never quit, and they will patiently work to find a solution and to find a way to win. Mental warriors cannot accept not trying. Mental warriors are goal oriented. They know what they want to do and set out to achieve it. Their dreams and goals motivate them to excel. They are dedicated. They know how to control their emotions so as to not allow them to sabotage their own performance. Mental warriors never lose their composure and self-control in the heat of battle. Most of all, mental warriors are brave, they have heart. They have the courage and inner strength to achieve their full potential. They understand the power of imagination, concentration, and consistency.' 'If anger arises, make the decision to not let it control you. Use techniques to redirect the energy; use the energy to make your resolve stronger. Become like the smiling assassin that seeks his mark.' 'You must choose to control anger through a decision. For if you lose control to anger - then the anger will surely control you' 'Champions focus on what they can control. They know that while they can't always control what takes place during an event, they can always control how they respond to an event. Within every setback lies the hidden opportunity for a great comeback.' 'Fear of failure is caused by not knowing how to fail constructively. The only way to accomplish anything great is to risk failing at it first. If you have a fear of failing, it's more than just a bad thing. It can actually cripple your chances of success' 'Against fear, one can always win. Confront the fear and then engage a strategy to move forward despite the fear.' 'performance choking is caused by an ego that is afraid of looking bad. You must learn to leave your ego outside of your event.' 'I'm good, I'm fast, I'm strong, this is my time, believe, I dominate.' 'especially when things are at their worst, your self-talk must be positive, encouraging, and empowering. Shut down the internal critic' 'you have to learn to control yourself before standing a chance of controlling your game. Getting your intensity revved up too powerfully prior to competition will actually hurt your performance' 'what's your dream? Figure it out. That's your assignment.' 'setting goals is critical because they help you achieve. They represent your dreams along a timeline and help you progress.' Once you get success 'you realize that you must work harder than ever in order to maintain this high level of success.' 'The harder I work, the luckier I get' 'Use all three critical elements and bring them together in order to change your state completely - the self-talk of a champion preparing to do battle, the body movements of a champion preparing to do battle, and the breathing of a champion preparing to do battle. Then, allow yourself to become that champion as you enter the competition. 'A champion always prepares to win'. ---------------------------------------- Using the above quotes for your every day life, become the warrior and the champion. Internalize these quotes, and let them live through you. Believe in them, and they will manifest themselves within you. You will become them. 5/5 Once again for pure, artistic, metaphorical, and symbolic inspiration and motivation.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Igor

    This book came at exactly the right moment ... I was confronted with a number of situations, work & private where these life lessons really applied. Now that I'm reading them here, they make a LOT of sense. The word wisdom comes to mind. I'm in fact blown away by the fact that this is so simple, yet life altering. A must reread. This book came at exactly the right moment ... I was confronted with a number of situations, work & private where these life lessons really applied. Now that I'm reading them here, they make a LOT of sense. The word wisdom comes to mind. I'm in fact blown away by the fact that this is so simple, yet life altering. A must reread.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Emma Boulton

    This was such an inspirational read! Broken down into short easy to understand lessons as well as recounts of personal experiences which I was able to relate to, I found the advice absolutely invaluable. I’d highly recommend this to any sportsman / competitor whom sometimes struggles with self belief.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Deandrea Woody

    Awesome! A must read. This book was on point. The messages were timeless. Re-read it each month until the message becomes second nature. Highly recommended.

  12. 5 out of 5

    J.p. Ruiz

    The Art of Mental Training By: DC Gonzalez CreateSpace Publishing, 2013. 138 pages (Reviewed on 08/16/2014). In His book, The Art of Mental Training, Gonzalez shares with the world his unique experience as he was mentored by the “Master” and authority, in the field of Sport’s Psychology, the late and grate P.C. Siegel. This book will not only help those who play sports but people like me. I am a disabled veteran of the Gulf War and I suffer from the “Gulf War Syndrome” and Gonzales’ methods have pr The Art of Mental Training By: DC Gonzalez CreateSpace Publishing, 2013. 138 pages (Reviewed on 08/16/2014). In His book, The Art of Mental Training, Gonzalez shares with the world his unique experience as he was mentored by the “Master” and authority, in the field of Sport’s Psychology, the late and grate P.C. Siegel. This book will not only help those who play sports but people like me. I am a disabled veteran of the Gulf War and I suffer from the “Gulf War Syndrome” and Gonzales’ methods have provided me with a solution when facing the situations I have to face due to my disabilities. Gonzalez brings proven techniques to the table using his personal experience to support his methods. I am a self-published author of four books and three Children’s books, all in the Christian genre and written with the spirit of helping other develop a closer relationship with Jesus while improving their quality of life right now. I was so amazed and intrigued when I began reading Gonzalez’s book that it was impossible to put down, I was able to read the book in two sittings. I was riveted page after page, at the simple methods that work for anyone. This book is not a typical self-help or motivational book; it contains practical, proven methods that have been passed down through-out the generations. I believe that anyone who is an athlete and those who are not will benefit exceedingly from the lessons written by Gonzalez. This book is well written, a professional and intelligent piece of work. This book will help anyone who has to make important decisions, business owners, corporate business people, or those who just require the confidence to do what they have been called to do. Do not pass-up this incredible opportunity to add this book to your library, it is not the kind of book you will not read just once, you need to keep this book on your coffee table or night stand. I know I will be going to it repeatedly. This book will make a great gift for a family member or friend and it will definitely help them succeed in all aspects of their lives. I know I am going to share this book with the players on my daughter’s sports teams along with my fellow ministers and authors. Gonzalez writes in a manner that is easy to understand and his techniques are not complicated. It is easy to take and develop his methods into one’s life, both professionally and personally. Great book, I can’t wait to read more of Gonzalez’s works. This book has definitely blessed my life. I have gained a new found confidence and it strengthened as I continued reading through each chapter. It has been a long time since a book has affected my life as The Art of Mental Training has done. Sincerely, J.P. Ruiz Published Author, Minister, and Public Speaker Angel Canyon Publishing House PO Box 924, Utopia, TX 78884 [email protected] [email protected]

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lance Lamoreaux

    I don't recommend I couldn't finish the book. I felt like certain parts of the book were made up and it rubbed me the wrong way. The book is not worth the time to download, which is a shame BC mental training is essential to a life well lived. I don't recommend I couldn't finish the book. I felt like certain parts of the book were made up and it rubbed me the wrong way. The book is not worth the time to download, which is a shame BC mental training is essential to a life well lived.

  14. 4 out of 5

    K. Eller

    A Life-Changer! A Priceless Resource for Harnessing your Inner Warrior Mindset. I have an extensive library of self-help books and make it a habit to read a new one each week. I have read a handful of memorable ones and most of them end up being redundant. DC Gonzalez's `The Art of Mental Training’ is certainly a keeper. It is one of those rare works that contains a treasure trove of knowledge to help everyday people harness an unstoppable warrior mindset. DC Gonzalez delivers a wealth of wisdom t A Life-Changer! A Priceless Resource for Harnessing your Inner Warrior Mindset. I have an extensive library of self-help books and make it a habit to read a new one each week. I have read a handful of memorable ones and most of them end up being redundant. DC Gonzalez's `The Art of Mental Training’ is certainly a keeper. It is one of those rare works that contains a treasure trove of knowledge to help everyday people harness an unstoppable warrior mindset. DC Gonzalez delivers a wealth of wisdom throughout each and every chapter. This is certainly not just for athletes. This is a book everyone should own and refer back to it often. We all have an inner Champion and we are all capable of harnessing that mindset. Here you have the tools you need to start really changing your life in a profound way. I loved the way each chapter has a story behind it which gives the reader an instant connection to the author. The delivery and overall tone of the book was perfect in every sense. Every Word resonated deep within me and I realized that what I had in my hands was a life changing resource! This is one book destined to become a classic. I found it extremely helpful at examining my own limitations and struggles. I have already started using a lot of the advice and have noticed a shift in my own perception. Thought provoking and packed with a wealth of wisdom, this is one resource I will read and re-read but, most importantly I will put it into action. Once you learn the correct tools you need to use to harness this unstoppable force within yourself, you can master anything! Brilliant Work! I highly recommend this book to everyone who seeks to continually improve themselves and their performance! This little gem will change your life in a profound way. Many thanks to the author. I will certainly be on the watch for anything new he releases!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nick

    There are many self help/sports psychology books out there but this one really stands out as one of the very few that actually provides you value and benefits. In this book DC Gonzalez uses an amazing approach that draws upon sports psychology methods to help you improve performance and better manage the stress and pressures of being an athlete and/or an "Everyday Warrior." This book will show you how to stay focused, block out negative energy, and how to keep your thoughts and self-talk positive There are many self help/sports psychology books out there but this one really stands out as one of the very few that actually provides you value and benefits. In this book DC Gonzalez uses an amazing approach that draws upon sports psychology methods to help you improve performance and better manage the stress and pressures of being an athlete and/or an "Everyday Warrior." This book will show you how to stay focused, block out negative energy, and how to keep your thoughts and self-talk positive even under extreme pressure in order to outperform the competition. DC Gonzalez further explains the foundational importance of self-belief, providing you with the tools and know-how so that you can improve your self-belief on your own, thus increasing your self-confidence which in turn leads to improved performance. This book provides knowledge and techniques that empowers one to better succeed and to become the best that we can be at whatever is important to us. There are many key points discussed throughout the book but the author's take on "Imagineering" and the importance of how to correctly use visualization techniques will have you understanding why they are critical to improving performance, achievement, and success. This book is for anyone who wants to improve the pattern of success in their own life. It offers so much advice and so many tools. It's for anyone who wants to gain better insight and learn how to achieve their full potential. The book will provide you a fresh perspective on what steps to take and on how you can take control and achieve your maximum potential. It can help you succeed in all aspects of your life. Give yourself an advantage and check this book out for yourself.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Vinny Lee

    I am an avid follower of the likes of Anthony Robbins and Bob Proctor so this was an easy buy for me. In the book "The Art of Mental Training" by DC Gonzalez he reveals an immense amount of disciplines to turn your life around. Gonzalez presents this in such a way as I've never experienced with the others I follow and I was taken aback a bit by the books' content even after reading the description. Although I've followed some of the greatest personal achievement gurus out there but I've never run I am an avid follower of the likes of Anthony Robbins and Bob Proctor so this was an easy buy for me. In the book "The Art of Mental Training" by DC Gonzalez he reveals an immense amount of disciplines to turn your life around. Gonzalez presents this in such a way as I've never experienced with the others I follow and I was taken aback a bit by the books' content even after reading the description. Although I've followed some of the greatest personal achievement gurus out there but I've never run across anything like this before. I was intrigued by some of the stories and the lessons learned by the characters involved. Definitely nuggets of thought to take away from this book for finding personal success and achievement. I kind of got a wrenching in my gut when I read Chapter 12: The Fear of Failure. It really hit home and made me realize how I'd been sabotaging myself when I was younger. I never took the time to figure this part of my life out before and had attributed it all to my wife and kids. When in fact it had been how I thought about things all along that made the most difference in if I won or lost in this game of life. Chapter 12 alone is worth far more than the cost of the book. I would recommend you read that chapter first and then read the rest. But that's just my opinion... ;)

  17. 5 out of 5

    Eduardo Martinez

    The Art of Mental Training is a winner!!! First let me say that I am a self help junkie...from anthony robbins to zig ziggler, les brown Norman Vincent peal...I've read them all and then some. what I liked about this book is ironically what I didn't like about this book - ITS SIMPLICITY. each chapter is short and to the point. if you don't get hung up trying to determine or decide if this guy really was all the things he claims and focus on the messages of each lesson they are familiar, priceless The Art of Mental Training is a winner!!! First let me say that I am a self help junkie...from anthony robbins to zig ziggler, les brown Norman Vincent peal...I've read them all and then some. what I liked about this book is ironically what I didn't like about this book - ITS SIMPLICITY. each chapter is short and to the point. if you don't get hung up trying to determine or decide if this guy really was all the things he claims and focus on the messages of each lesson they are familiar, priceless and (warning) nothing you haven't heard before but delivered in an effective way intertwined within a story that holds them all together very similar to Dan Millman's Peaceful Warrior. I wanted more and was done reading it before I had my fill. I didn't give it five stars because I'm being stingy! for the length and simplicity there is something telling me it should have been a little cheaper...I think I paid 10 bucks for the kindle version. But if I wanted to be fair, if I had paid $300 for a one day seminar or webinar and sifted through the fluff down to what this book offers I would have considered the $300 well spent. looking forward to reading some of his other books this time with well adjusted expectations.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ann Kazutomi

    Knowledge that Everyone Needs Knowledge that Everyone Needs I was very surprised with this book. I have been in sales for years, and have been too many seminars and read many books on the topic of success, self-motivation, and positive thinking. This is one of the best books I have ever read on the subjects. Not only does this book give a person direct steps to becoming successful, but it is explained in a way that anyone can understand it. This is proven by the fact that I personally am not a spo Knowledge that Everyone Needs Knowledge that Everyone Needs I was very surprised with this book. I have been in sales for years, and have been too many seminars and read many books on the topic of success, self-motivation, and positive thinking. This is one of the best books I have ever read on the subjects. Not only does this book give a person direct steps to becoming successful, but it is explained in a way that anyone can understand it. This is proven by the fact that I personally am not a sports fan, and yet I understood every analogy that the author wrote in this book and saw how it could fit into not only my business, but also in everyday life. I believe this book and the information that it holds is a necessity for everyone. It lays out the techniques needed to not only be successful, but to live a positive and productive life. Anyone, from a student to a CEO to a housewife can benefit from the knowledge that Gonzalez provides in The Art of Mental Training, and is a book that I am going to recommend that not only my family reads, but all of my business. associates as well.

  19. 5 out of 5

    J Freese

    Due to some negativity and anger I have been coping with I felt that I needed to change my mindset. I needed to be mentally stronger and stop being so self-defeating. While browsing self-improvement books this one caught my attention due to the sports psychology aspect. I am not an athlete, but I wanted actual tools and techniques that could help me think like a champion and that's exactly what I got. First off, the book is an easy read. I sat down to read it and before I knew it I had finished Due to some negativity and anger I have been coping with I felt that I needed to change my mindset. I needed to be mentally stronger and stop being so self-defeating. While browsing self-improvement books this one caught my attention due to the sports psychology aspect. I am not an athlete, but I wanted actual tools and techniques that could help me think like a champion and that's exactly what I got. First off, the book is an easy read. I sat down to read it and before I knew it I had finished it in one sitting. I started with some specific areas of self-improvement in mind that I wanted to work on, and came away realizing that I have an even higher potential than I have visualized for myself. Your mental state and attitude can really box you in without you even realizing that it is happening. My energy and perspective have both changed for the better, and I'm so grateful that I had to share it. I want to give the book the credit it deserves and recommend it to anyone looking to improve their state of mind and position themselves for achievement and success.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Logan Caine

    I am always looking for ways to enhance my training, but this book turned out to be so much more than that; I was surprised when it struck me to the very core. I’m a martial artist, and every memory about the narrator’s time with his teacher mirrored my own experiences and really made me feel like I was there. This book is more than just how to succeed in physical activity; it’s a book at how to succeed in life. Although packed with information and inspiration, this is also a highly entertaining I am always looking for ways to enhance my training, but this book turned out to be so much more than that; I was surprised when it struck me to the very core. I’m a martial artist, and every memory about the narrator’s time with his teacher mirrored my own experiences and really made me feel like I was there. This book is more than just how to succeed in physical activity; it’s a book at how to succeed in life. Although packed with information and inspiration, this is also a highly entertaining read that is sprinkled with true stories. The reading experience was highly enjoyable, and I am positive you will enjoy it as much as I did. It is definitely a great tool to help improve your life. I know I will have to re-read it to take a more in-depth look at the information in the book. I wish I could rate six stars.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Diana Shaffner

    This small book called 'The Art of Mental Training' represents a quick overview of the most important techniques used to set yourself up for success in any situation. The word 'sports psychology' is somewhat of an oxymoron. When you think about it, anything in life is 'performance' even if it has nothing to do with what we traditionally consider a form of sport. While this book offers absolutely no new insights, much of what the author mentions serves as a good reminder of important strategies w This small book called 'The Art of Mental Training' represents a quick overview of the most important techniques used to set yourself up for success in any situation. The word 'sports psychology' is somewhat of an oxymoron. When you think about it, anything in life is 'performance' even if it has nothing to do with what we traditionally consider a form of sport. While this book offers absolutely no new insights, much of what the author mentions serves as a good reminder of important strategies we all can use almost every day. In case a reader is completely unfamiliar with the subject, a book describing basic psychological and breathing techniques along with actionable exercises to practice would probably be more useful. In this book the chapters are kept short and the information is conveyed via personal stories and experiences by the author.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rocky Schulz

    Having a good attitude helps to achieve control by creating an expectation of success. People within our culture convince us to never brag and never talk to yourself because that means you have gone crazy. But champions maintain positive thought loops and positive self-talk. Society teaches us that negative and self-defeating thoughts equal humility, but champions eliminate the victim mentality. A champion sees negative setbacks as opportunities. We give our thoughts the power to control us. As a Having a good attitude helps to achieve control by creating an expectation of success. People within our culture convince us to never brag and never talk to yourself because that means you have gone crazy. But champions maintain positive thought loops and positive self-talk. Society teaches us that negative and self-defeating thoughts equal humility, but champions eliminate the victim mentality. A champion sees negative setbacks as opportunities. We give our thoughts the power to control us. As a result, we give in to fear and anxiety. Pretend that you are a champion long enough and you will become one. If you are too lazy to police your negative thoughts, then cause you to become consumed with fear. Become self-disciplined and use your mind to make you a champion. http://www.10secondbooks.com/2016/12/...

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jesse Levy

    This is a concise, easy to read book about developing the mindset of a champion. I originally read this book to help me with my jiu-jitsu and other sports endeavors, but I've already begun to use the techniques offered in other, non-sports related, aspects of my life as well, even if it's just using the focused breathing in situations where I feel some type of social anxiety. I enjoyed his arching story-line of the teachings of his wise old sensei imparting tidbits of knowledge along the way. I This is a concise, easy to read book about developing the mindset of a champion. I originally read this book to help me with my jiu-jitsu and other sports endeavors, but I've already begun to use the techniques offered in other, non-sports related, aspects of my life as well, even if it's just using the focused breathing in situations where I feel some type of social anxiety. I enjoyed his arching story-line of the teachings of his wise old sensei imparting tidbits of knowledge along the way. I also enjoyed reading about the various high stress situations he found himself in that required use these techniques, as well as his teachings to others. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their performance in any aspect of life or just hoping to develop a more positive mindset.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sergio

    The book was a great read with lots of practical advice put in a very practical storyline that can be followed and applied in ones life. The book was an easy read and I enjoyed it alot. I took away a couple of very practical advice that I wasnt truly aware had some power in it. The only thing I didnt enjoy about the book was how corny the teacher was being portrayed by the author and how their dialogue was always so "karate kid type" dialogue. I had to skip some of those corny sentences to get t The book was a great read with lots of practical advice put in a very practical storyline that can be followed and applied in ones life. The book was an easy read and I enjoyed it alot. I took away a couple of very practical advice that I wasnt truly aware had some power in it. The only thing I didnt enjoy about the book was how corny the teacher was being portrayed by the author and how their dialogue was always so "karate kid type" dialogue. I had to skip some of those corny sentences to get the general idea of what the author was trying to get at. Overall, this book was a different kind of self-help book in that the advice was put in a very easy to follow story. The practical advice can be used and applied in everyday life and the reader can definitely relate to the author.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Joey

    The art and science of the power of the brain/mind always fascinates me. Science has a term neuroplasticity to depict the powerful of the brain. The author pays tribute to his master Leo-tai, by recording and sharing lessons and wisdoms he learnt from the master. Many are applicable and are already practiced by professional athletes. The author has it also right that the lessons apply in our lives. I cannot agree more. More than half of the content I have read in other books or articles. Still I The art and science of the power of the brain/mind always fascinates me. Science has a term neuroplasticity to depict the powerful of the brain. The author pays tribute to his master Leo-tai, by recording and sharing lessons and wisdoms he learnt from the master. Many are applicable and are already practiced by professional athletes. The author has it also right that the lessons apply in our lives. I cannot agree more. More than half of the content I have read in other books or articles. Still I take home some new points. Whenever I have a goal in mind, I need these mental boost to help to stay energized and focused on my goal rather than be persuade to give that up because of self-doubt, fear of failure or discouragement from others. I thank you D.C. Gonzalez and Leo-tai.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lionkhan-sama

    Not very useful, and downright annoying at other times. This book is nothing solid. It's full of trivial self-help information that you can get pretty damn easily anywhere else. Add to that the authors really bland, childish style of writing, and his obsessive storytelling and you get a book that you just want to be over. Oh yeah, and he reads the book himself in the audio version, and it's just as annoying as his personal stories with Leotai that seem to make up 70% of this book.\ If you've never Not very useful, and downright annoying at other times. This book is nothing solid. It's full of trivial self-help information that you can get pretty damn easily anywhere else. Add to that the authors really bland, childish style of writing, and his obsessive storytelling and you get a book that you just want to be over. Oh yeah, and he reads the book himself in the audio version, and it's just as annoying as his personal stories with Leotai that seem to make up 70% of this book.\ If you've never, EVER read a shred of self help stuff before, then yeah.. Maybe you'll get something out of this book. Otherwise, you have much better options.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mike Nguyen

    A short book consists of principles and mental practices of top performance. As starting point, it is helpful in establishing the right mental mindset and your persistence and consistent would determine how far can you go. The concept of mental warrior is described in an interesting details way that it reminds me about the Kungfu Panda moment when the teacher interact deeply with him. This book could be read in one sitting or could be used as reference to refresh of principles that you want to b A short book consists of principles and mental practices of top performance. As starting point, it is helpful in establishing the right mental mindset and your persistence and consistent would determine how far can you go. The concept of mental warrior is described in an interesting details way that it reminds me about the Kungfu Panda moment when the teacher interact deeply with him. This book could be read in one sitting or could be used as reference to refresh of principles that you want to build upon. It is quite easy to understand because the principles and practices has be written in layman words. In general, it's a good read.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lysa Daley

    I bought this book for my teenage daughter who is a very high-level dancer. Lately, she's been having a lot of self-esteem and confidence issues. I'm less worried about her "winning" or "being the best" as I am about the negative self-talk I see her engage in. This book proved to be an excellent resource for getting things turned around in her life. I think the mental training tools will prove useful going forward in dance, school and every aspect of her life. (And mine) Feeling very grateful to I bought this book for my teenage daughter who is a very high-level dancer. Lately, she's been having a lot of self-esteem and confidence issues. I'm less worried about her "winning" or "being the best" as I am about the negative self-talk I see her engage in. This book proved to be an excellent resource for getting things turned around in her life. I think the mental training tools will prove useful going forward in dance, school and every aspect of her life. (And mine) Feeling very grateful to have found it.

  29. 4 out of 5

    John Ravalli

    GOOD IDEAS GOOD IDEAS excellent thoughts and self explanatory methods. The writing was a little hokey however I think the message is fantastic. I can't wait to put theses ideas into practice. GOOD IDEAS GOOD IDEAS excellent thoughts and self explanatory methods. The writing was a little hokey however I think the message is fantastic. I can't wait to put theses ideas into practice.

  30. 5 out of 5

    William Schram

    Quite enjoyable. It was really short, but it allowed the book to reach the point pretty quickly.

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