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Publisher's Summary

Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Tim Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: You keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In "The Relentless 13", he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent's weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients - "don't think" - and shows you that anything is possible.

Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better - and how you can too.

©2013 Relentless Publishing, LLC (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Tim Grover is the master of mental toughness. This book is the blueprint for discovering what you are capable of achieving, getting results you never imagined, reaching the highest level of success - and then going even higher." (Kobe Bryant)

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One of the best

I've read many professional motivation books. But this is one of the best I have read in a really long time. The book starts off strong and continues strong throughout the entire read. Many books start off slow and don't have actual material until the end. This book is full of advice, motivation and everything a leader needs to know from cover to cover.

33 of 35 people found this review helpful

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Too high-level, couldn't get through it.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for a insights, a how-to or arguably even something motivational then this probably is not the book for you.

This book is heavily reviewed and rated at 4.5 stars and my take on it is definitely in the minority. -- I mean no offense by this review but need to add my voice for those who may think that this is a good addition to a their self-help or fitness collection.

I expected the story to be more motivating, offer insights... something. After over an hour into this book it felt very high-level and redundant.

The author is prominently featured throughout the storyline and though I had already assigned him a significant amount of props for his involvement in training the greats, there was an inordinate amount of time spent hearing about how awesome and no-nonsense he is.

The book feels like a bunch of stories about various sports figures and how something they did or how they looked at things makes them relentless. Unfortunately the stories are short and a little obvious.

It's like an essay about heroes that keeps reading "heroes never quit, heroes overcome, heroes don't just want to be the best, they want to be the best...ever". -- All good points but less than I expected.

For a something motivational from a fitness perspective maybe try "Fitness Confidential" by Vinnie Tortorich

For something motivational from a lifestyle perspective maybe try "Take the Stairs" by Rory Vaden

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Tremendously repetitive and not very practical

The whole premise of the book is that you have to be very disagreeable to be unstoppable. If you are into that, I think you can benefit more from reading Steve Jobs' biography. The tone of the book is very arrogant disguised in a cloak of "objectivity", but I didn't hear a lot of objective and/or practical advice. If you want more practical advice on benign better and "unstoppable" you're better off listening to The Little Book of Talent", at least you'll have some science backing up Daniel Doyle's statements as well as a more balanced approach to success.

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Top five business book

I love this book and always refer back to it. It is one of my top five business books and I consistently recommend it to business professionals in any field.

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Awesome

If you're looking for something to motivate you, this is it. The most important thing I got from this book was the mindset of never being satisfied with "good enough." This book gives examples from Kobe, Jordan, Wade, etc and explains why they are who they are and what separates them from those that aren't. It helps to have knowledge of basketball & the NBA, but it's not necessary. The overall lessons in this book apply to anyone in any field looking to find that "hunger" within to be the best.

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This literally did change my life

This is a very blunt, no-nonsense message. It was and is exactly what I need to hear. This book keeps nay-sayers out of my head and the only voice I hear is mine. It's never enough. Get on my level or Get Out Of My Way.

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The power of being focused on being the best.

What did you love best about Relentless?

I loved the whole book and the different stories about Jordan, and all the other players that were driven to be the best. Its a great reminder that the great one's didn't just wake of with that talent, and the time training we don't see that makes them the best, and make it look so natural.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Relentless?

How Jordan would walk into the visiting teams locker room to pretend he was just saying hi to someone, when he was truly starting the mental game for the night.

Have you listened to any of Sean Pratt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Any additional comments?

It is a book worth listening to and give you insight to what it truly takes to be the best in anything. Be it a father, in business, in sales, etc.

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Worth the time!!

Had me from the start...I don't agree with everything but he def got me thinking and stimulated some self reflection.

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One of my favorites

I like this guy's style. He's the kind of person I wish I could hire as a personal trainer. Intolerant of excuses and bs, he gets straight to the point. I enjoyed this book so much I listened to it second time immediately after the first. Recommended for anyone who appreciates a side of kick in the a** with their main course of motivation.

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A great book for a salesperson going for the top!

An amazing book for anyone who doesn't just want to be good, but be so good they are unstoppable! I read the book first then listened to it. I could listen to this every month...it is that good!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful