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The Art of Mental Training: A Guide to Performance Excellence, Collector's Edition | [D. C. Gonzalez]

The Art of Mental Training: A Guide to Performance Excellence, Collector's Edition

Achieve the champion 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 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Achieve the champion 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 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 DC Gonzalez is among a very fortunate few who have had the unique experience of learning from the late Peter Siegel, a world renowned sports and peak performance authority, sports hypnotherapist, and Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner.

This audio book is powerful. In it, Dan explains, teaches, and helps you develop the psychological skills required for peak performance, 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 Dan's 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.

The lessons and techniques presented in this book are essential for anyone seeking more success and peak performance, whether it be on the playing field, in business, or life in general.

©2014 Daniel C. Gonzalez (P)2014 Daniel C. Gonzalez and Robert Caleb Lane

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    Sara 08-04-14
    Sara 08-04-14
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    "Sports Psychology Excellence"
    Where does The Art of Mental Training rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Towards the top at the higher levels because of it's inspirational lessons mixed with all the actionable advice and processes. I found the book to be both entertaining and educational. Loaded with instructions and explanations on how to apply the science of sports psychology, NLP, and success conditioning in order to help take one to higher levels of achievement and personal success. This is not a positive thinking type of book. It's much more powerful than that. It provides tools, knowledge, and techniques that sets this book apart from the rest.


    What other book might you compare The Art of Mental Training to and why?

    This is a pretty unique book because although there are other books out there that present pretty much the same body of knowledge, none of them do it in such an entertaining and detailed way. The book is skillfully written. Very original in it's approach to teaching all the essential material.


    What does D. C. Gonzalez bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I've read the book and I like the genuine pleasant tone that the author brings to the narration of the story with his voice. He brings his mentor Leo-tai alive. I also felt like I was listening to a personal coach who cared about my ability to achieve higher levels of personal success.


    What did you learn from The Art of Mental Training that you would use in your daily life?

    There is so much good advice and step by step instructions embedded and presented throughout this audio book that the list of what I learned and will be using daily would be long. However, I'd say that for sure one thing I'll be doing starting right away is using the deep relaxation technique that is taught and begin using "Imagineering" and the success conditioning process explained so well in this audio book.

    Also, now that I understand the Champion Mindset much better, and how to achieve it, I will be thinking like a champion much more consistently as I face each new day. Having the right mindset is a big part of what gets you to the next level of your true potential and that's a big part of what DC Gonzalez teaches throughout this material.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are committed to excellence and are looking for a good coach who can help you understand how to get there, then you won't be disappointed with this audio book.

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    W. Ruehl 07-29-14
    W. Ruehl 07-29-14

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    "Best Sports Psych Book Out There"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. It gives very practical suggestions and skills to improve mental performance for sports or even life situations. I especially enjoyed the way the concepts and skills are introduced in the form of a story. This really helped me to connect to these ideas and kept me interested the entire time. I feel the material will help me achieve my very best in whatever I do.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked the relationship between Leo-tai and Danielsan. It personalized the principles and techniques in the book and made me believe that these work in real life. Danielsan seems to truly appreciate the impact Leo-tai had upon him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite chapter/scene was the battle with the raccoons and establishing the absolute importance of self-belief in anything we hope to achieve in life. The humor of the situation makes this important principle stand out to me and easy to remember.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Way to Achieve Your Goals and Dreams.


    Any additional comments?

    Great audiobook. I'd highly recommend it!

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    debra kelowna, BC, Canada 08-28-14
    debra kelowna, BC, Canada 08-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A MUST for mental training"
    What made the experience of listening to The Art of Mental Training the most enjoyable?

    This is a fantastic book that deals with our mental thinking and how that impacts our performance. - better yet the narrative gives simple steps on how to improve on many aspects of the process. I don't often recommend books but this one is too good to miss - highly recommend!


    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn 11-18-14
    Lynn 11-18-14
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    "Outstanding - Five Stars"
    Where does The Art of Mental Training rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks 9 on a scale of 10. This is exactly the type of self-improvement information I was looking for. An inspirational book that teaches by using an engaging story.


    What other book might you compare The Art of Mental Training to and why?

    This book teaches differently than other books. It presents important principles of success by weaving and embedding them throughout a well written story line. I found it really entertaining and unlike other books in this category, the approach here was fresh and original. I liked the author's tone, style, and audio delivery.


    Have you listened to any of D. C. Gonzalez’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have his success conditioning audio programs called Unstoppable Confidence, Personal Best, Goal Achievement, and Deep Relaxation. I really like them. They build mental skills using a different approach and in a different way. Kind of like having a personal consultation with a peak performance expert and sports hypnotherapist whenever you want. In comparison, this audio book teaches the Warrior-Champion mindset through story telling. Gonzalez is excellent in both types of performances.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and each time I listen to different parts of the book again, I realize just how carefully designed the presentation is. There are so many powerful ideas presented in such a subtle way. Truly well written.


    Any additional comments?

    I really don't understand some of the critics - I think they miss the point. This is a great book it's been the Number 1 Kindle eBook in Sports Psychology and Martial Arts for over a year now. That in itself says a lot.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 10-22-14
    Steve 10-22-14
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    "EXCELLENT - VERY ENTERTAINING"
    If you could sum up The Art of Mental Training in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent, Entertaining AND Powerful.


    What other book might you compare The Art of Mental Training to and why?

    Awaken the Giant Within.

    Why? Because The Art of Mental Training teaches similar powerful concepts that teach one how to take immediate control of their mental and emotional state so personal success, performance and achievements improve. The techniques and knowledge lead to real results.

    The author presents a proven and established body of knowledge that helps to take one to the next higher level of their true potential.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed all the stories. Nothing about the stories or lessons was predictable. The twists and turns were well written and the stories flowed together in a very entertaining way.

    Many powerful takeaways.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Entertaining, profound and powerful. An enormous source of inspiration.


    Any additional comments?

    Get ready to learn The Science of Success in a very enjoyable way.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff 01-02-15
    Jeff 01-02-15

    Self-employed log home manufacture and pool shooter.

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    "A pool shooters friend"
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    The game of pool like other sports is very much a mental game. This book in Audible is exactly what I was looking for. I have the audible app on my iPhone and can listen to it anytime to strengthen my mental game in pool. It also helps me in other areas of work and life itself.

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    Shannon 07-23-14
    Shannon 07-23-14
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    "A Powerful Concise Classic with Expert Instruction"
    If you could sum up The Art of Mental Training in three words, what would they be?

    I'd start by saying this book was Excellent, Motivating, and Actionable. I learned how to set the Warrior Champion free with this great book. It taught me how to achieve the Champion Mindset with step by step instructions from Peak Performance expert D.C. Gonzalez.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the way the author blended ancient wisdom with modern psychology of change technologies and sport psychology essentials while teaching with engaging stories from his life path.The details and specific instructions provided throughout by the author on how to bring together all the required elements of The Science of Success is great. He covers what to practice along with exactly how to practice the techniques that make all the difference. That's what makes this book so powerful.


    What about D. C. Gonzalez’s performance did you like?

    His voice is perfect for telling the story and teaching and explaining the concepts. Since he wrote the book, the narration flows with perfect tempo and tone. The audio quality is excellent. He clearly recorded the audio in a state-of the art studio with expert production and editing. He comes across as genuine, knowledgeable, and as the internationally respected expert that he is. No wonder this book is not only a best-seller but also available in several foreign languages too.


    What did you learn from The Art of Mental Training that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned exactly how to achieve the Champion Mindset.

    I learned exactly how to gain the Mental Edge over the competition or challenging situations.

    I learned the exact strategies that lead to higher levels of performance and the author provided me with all the step by step instructions I needed in order to implement them and use them in my daily life.

    I learned exactly how to improve my self-belief, self-confidence, performance, and how to achieve at higher levels at whatever is important to me.

    I learned how to change my mental state from a disempowered state into the totally empowered state of a Champion ready to dominate.

    I learned about Imagineering, The Critical Three, Focused Breathing, the importance of deep Mental Relaxation sessions and exactly how to practice in order to improve performance results and achievements.

    I learned how to approach controlling anger, how to deal with losing and real adversity.I learned how to beat my Fear of Failure.

    I learned techniques to Control Fear, and how to stay cool under pressure.

    I learned how to shut down the Internal Critic. How to throttle my intensity before and during my event so I don't sabotage my performance.

    I learned how to get out of my own way.

    This book helped me pinpoint my dreams and how to properly set goals to achieve them. It taught me how to take the steps necessary and to do the work that is required.

    I learned how to find the quite mind and that internal state from which peak performance springs forth.

    I learned what to do and how to achieve the ability to perform in the present moment.

    I learned how a Champion prepares to win.

    The list goes on. That's why this book is so well received by people who demand exact instructions on how to become the best that they can be without getting bogged down with research details that don't help one learn.

    Instead Gonzalez packs this concise and easy to read book with detailed instructions, insight, sport psychology excellence, and stories that teach. It's entertaining and powerful.


    Any additional comments?

    Take action - listen to and enjoy this great little book. It's all memorable, motivational, inspiring and worthwhile but the ending especially hit home with me. This is one book I will listen to again and again.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    michael Williams Nashville, tennessee, US 01-16-15
    michael Williams Nashville, tennessee, US 01-16-15
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    "A book worth many times the price! A must read!!"

    I have read many personal development books in my 60 years! This ranks right up there with the best and I hope this book does not get overlooked or lost in the sea of personal development. One of the best by far!! The audio version is very well done. Had to buy physical copy as well. Don't miss this one!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    grrmtth 01-15-15
    grrmtth 01-15-15
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    "Easy to comprehend"

    Easy to follow advice put in between good storytelling. I found the story's relatable and it kept me interested.

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    Sean PretoriaSouth Africa 01-13-15
    Sean PretoriaSouth Africa 01-13-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Good. It works"

    Good information in a short & too the point format.

    Only shortcoming is that more examples of application would have been handy.

    Good book, have recommended it to others.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    "Phenomenal book, you will get results!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Art of Mental Training to be better than the print version?

    I am involved in direct sales which is a game of numbers but more so mindset! The audio version read by the author was essential. It was like having a mental training expert coach me and prepare me for an awesome day. The print version wouldn't have done this for me on a busy tube travelling to work in the mornings.However to get a real command of the concepts delivered by the author it would be prudent to use the print version also and include in your arsenal


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of Mental Training?

    The 1st chapter where he explains how he changed a persons game around in 2 mins just by helping to get focused, the chapter regarding self belief and Imagineering your future success ...In fact all the chapters. There was one where he describes what Pele did before every game....game changing secrets expressed in this book!


    What does D. C. Gonzalez bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His voice and experiences are conveyed in the audio, its like having a personal coach


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    That chapter on Imagineering! I use it in my business, seen instant results in my sales consistency


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the book, you would be a fool not to (in the politest way). Want the missing link to winning in life and personal goals, this is essential as long as you use the concepts taught!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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