If you're alive, you're trying to get better at something. It could be your golf swing or guitar, parenting or painting, gaming, cooking, or any other skill.
The strategies in this book are top-shelf, pulled from neuroscience, research on excellence, and world-class masters in many fields, presented in an easy-to-understand style that is sometimes funny and always friendly.
Hundreds of helpful images and graphics.
Six sections, 42 hacks:
1-Talent Is Practice in Disguise: Learn the three kinds of practice, and how your brain is rewired when you learn new skills.
2-Motivation Is Like Bathing (A Daily Requirement): Your deepest, unspoken beliefs profoundly affect your motivation to improve, ya filthy animal.
3-You Are Unique (And So Is Everybody Else): Learn why your reaction to difficulty matters. And why teachers and coaches matter just as much.
4-Time: The Most Valuable Thing You Spend: Forget the 10,000-hour rule. Practice time isn’t what you’ve been led to believe, nor is it otherwise.
5-Where You At? Where you practice and who you’re with will affect how fast and how much you improve. What can you do about it?
6-Do it To it! Some of the most effective practice strategies and techniques: used by pros, tested by science!
this book is str8 to the point wish it went in more depth on some of the points and techniques explained also make sure u use the pdf suggested in the book for you will be lost other wise it did leave me with some knowledge and a different prespectice that i will implement in my practice
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The price was a steal but in the back of my head I thought it would overlap with Dan Coyle's work.
I was pleasently surprised! There are many great concepts in this book like chaining and performance speed chunking that I am excited to use. It contains unique information different from Dan Coyle, Josh Kauffman, and Tim Ferriss.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Clear, concise facts on how to practice for optimal retention. I have read a lot on the subject but this book gave new information and ideas. Appropriate for musicians, athletes, artists and businesspeople etc. The audiobook is easy to listen to but I had to keep stopping it to take notes. It comes with a free PDF so that will help to review the concepts covered.
this is the best book right now on the subject of practice. will re-read about 20x more. thanks jon harnum