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 audiobook 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 a Naval Aviator, Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Way to Achieve Your Goals and Dreams.
Great audiobook. I'd highly recommend it!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent, Entertaining AND Powerful.
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.
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.
Entertaining, profound and powerful. An enormous source of inspiration.
Get ready to learn The Science of Success in a very enjoyable way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Say something about yourself!
I got the Kindle edition and Whispersynch for Voice. Awesome combination. I was able to read along while the author narrated.
I just really liked the way the author gives you insight into his military jet training, his experience as a Federal Agent, and also as a peak performance coach through all his stories. The flashbacks in the story where he shares some of the lessons he learned from his martial arts mentor adds an interesting element to the book. I've never seen anyone keep it so simple and direct, yet deliver so much.
I liked the way he read the story. It was genuine. It was real. It sounded good.
I didn't want to stop. The chapters flowed so easily. They were short and got directly to the point. Great authors and trainers have a way of sharing knowledge in a very easy and succinct way. DC Gonzalez has this rare talent.
I've read all the top mental performance classics. I'm an athlete who thought he knew it all. I was wrong. This simple book set me straight. A true champion accepts that it's not what he thinks he knows that's important; it's what he can still learn that makes all the difference. Many thanks to the author.
After reading some glowing reviews about this book, I purchased it. First, the author reads his own book, and my opinion, whenever that happens, it seems our ears suffer. One would think that reading his own book, the author might have voice inflection when needed. This one - not so much. The content of this book is questionable. First, I have never heard of D.C. Gonzalez, which really doesn't mean anything. Second, some of his stories sound like they came from the movies. For instance, the story of him and his crew being pinned down by a drug lord sniper and not being allowed to go rescue the others because of an overbearing supervisor, sounds like half the cop movies made today. Third, if the author is going to use his martial arts master in this book, at least make him believable. Leo-tai, sounds like the turtle from Kung Fu Panda. Fourth, the story of him and his master fending off a pack of ravenous raccoons by throwing stones was quite funny. I will have to remember that, when I come across raccoons that might have rabies. Fifth, this book is severely lacking in training concepts. You are better off watching several Kung Fu movies. At least you know what you are getting there.
I think that athletes or those currently in the military or paramilitary organizations would enjoy this book more than I did. However, I would STRONGLY caution them to supplement it with detailed and thorough instructions on HOW to practice the techniques and exercises. Better yet, one could cut out the middle man and simply initially seek out ONLY those resources.
I cannot think of a famous person off-hand whom I would have cast as narrator, however the author would have done well to have chosen practically ANY OTHER NARRATOR than himself. Gonzalez reads the book in a monotonous, droning, almost sleep-inducing manner. Additionally, the audio editing/producing was very substandard. It honestly seemed as if Gonzalez recorded the entire program a sentence or two at a time, after which it was also "pasted" together, a disturbance to which it took nearly two chapters to get accustomed.
This book does not have an "excess" problem, rather it greatly lacks instruction. It does not show the reader HOW to perform the different parts of mental training, it only stresses its importance, sometimes a LIFE-OR-DEATH importance: Gonzalez give an anecdote of his time in military flight training during a chapter of the book, saying that it's not uncommon for some applicants to DIE during one particular training exercise, in part, because they lack a particular "mental training" skill. Then, he fails to give thorough, step-by-step instructions of HOW to practice and perfect that skill. Heaven forbid someone planning to be in such situations relies on this book to prepare them. This book is only a "guide", indeed. Instruction, instruction, instruction.
The way the self-help process is interwoven with the story of how Gonzalez's wise coach taught him the techniques, is, admittedly, above-average and charming.
I suppose I was expecting something with a bit more (any?) science rather than the typical "think positive if you want to be successful" messages that are nice to hear but don't really provide much actionable information or details. At the price point, it wasn't too bad, but I probably won't listen to it again. :-\
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