The Art of Mental Training

A Guide to Performance Excellence, Collector's Edition
Narrated by: D. C. Gonzalez
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,602 ratings)

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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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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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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Incredible!

Worth listening to over and over again! I would recommend this to anyone. If you want to learn how to be at your best, you must listen to this.

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Well stated

The concepts are not knew or necessarily originsl, but put together and discussed in a manner that appealed to me and really hit home. So different from the normal psychological babbel. It is presented in a non nonsense and honest manner. It is short and concise and gives you the ability to effortlessly go through this book multiple times over. An excellent piece of work.

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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.

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  • WGE Revamped
  • 01-01-15

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.

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  • Michael
  • 05-05-15

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.

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  • amal
  • 08-08-16

it has given me tools to carry on .

I loved it ,I listened to this on my long walks and I loved it ! it has motivated me to carry on and achieve .

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  • yaw
  • 03-15-20

good

loved the practical steps and guidelines described. narrator was very good at keeping listener engaged

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  • Pauric
  • 05-28-18

Horrendous

This is the worst book I have ever read/listened to. Please dont waste your money.... its too late for me

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  • Paski
  • 01-17-18

Good book.

Good book bit basic but maybe basic is what we need the most. enjoy and learn to belive in yourself.

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  • Alexander Orlov
  • 11-29-16

just great.

Very positive and fruitful experience. interesting thoughts and simple routes , that could skyrocket your daily life and performance to unchain level.

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  • Mucalytic
  • 09-14-16

Utterly Brilliant.

So much actionable advice, written as a story. I need to register to it, make notes and take action.

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  • kaisbadran
  • 04-30-15

basic, boaring, fluff

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

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  • Taha
  • 05-10-16

would re-listen over and over

Loved the book. Great little pearls of wisdom throughout. Loved the explanation on breathing techniques, self talk and goal setting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-17-20

great reas

very good book for all to read. its an easy listen with tons of tit bits, things to take in order to develop and grow. ill be re listening to this again for sure

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  • Natalie Linsdell
  • 09-02-19

Really helpful

This book was recommended to me by another athlete and although it took a while for me to get into it, there are some really really valuable lessons in here that I feel have helped me elevate my performance. It's one you'll want to listen to on repeat.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-27-18

Excellently written, concise and interesting.

loved it! very good book on simple techniques to improve our mental ability in anything we do