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The Art of Mental Training Audiobook
The Art of Mental Training
Written by: 
D. C. Gonzalez
Narrated by: 
D. C. Gonzalez
The Art of Mental Training Audiobook

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

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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.

    37 of 37 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!

    31 of 31 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 2015
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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!


    24 of 24 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.

    21 of 21 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.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Nevresa 12-31-14
    Nevresa 12-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Reminder that we can be mentally prepared"

    Good guidelines to change your trouts change your life. I did like narration, I would listen it before bed time, and fall asleep...

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    BjjPaperweight 03-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "These techniques"

    The techniques he provides are basic but come with great direction. I have high anxiety and this has helped me a ton when it comes to competition and life.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer south africa 03-10-15
    Amazon Customer south africa 03-10-15
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    "New chapter on mental performance"

    Enjoyed it! These are simple steps if applied regularly, will lead to the improvements you seek. Some chapters were a bit of overkill.

    17 of 17 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"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    I am so motivated by this book. I will listen to it again and again. The techniques described in this book I used for my 1st 5k. I wish there were more books by this author.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    "A must read for anyone who wants to up their game "

    I have read/listened to thus book at least 6 times and everytime it never ceases to amaze ne with the wisdom it spews out.

    It's a profound, funny and simple book to read. Great use of stories to capture your attention and build knowledge.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
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    "A MODERN CLASSIC"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Art of Mental Training to be better than the print version?

    This is an Excellent work that teaches "The Science of Achievement". I highly recommend either edition. Covers all the essentials in an entertaining and easy to understand story format while teaching one how to acquire the Champion Mindset and much more. This work was clearly created for listeners from all walks of life who want to never settle for accepting anything less than that which they can truly be.

    A simple and concise - Modern Classic.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • kaisbadran
    4/30/15
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    "basic, boaring, fluff "

    The book has no meat. very basic ideas following a story line that is completely Holywood fluff. #disappointed

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful

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