The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
“Struggle is not an option: it’s a biological requirement.” – Daniel Coyle
In the following video (and PDF) you’ll learn three reasons why people in “talent hotbeds” develop extraordinary talent.
1-Page PDF Summary
Performing Under Pressure by Hendrie Weisinger and JP Pawliw-Fry
“We live in a high-pressure time, where every day we feel we are on the line.” – Hendrie Weisinger and J. P. Pawliw-Fry
We want to perform our best when it matters most (important interview, sales call, presentation, etc.), but the pressure to perform prevents us from being our best.
Watch the following book summary to learn three ways you can be less affected by pressure.
Make it Stick by P. Brown, M.McDaniel & H.Roediger III
“Mastering the ability to learn will get you in the game and keep you there.” – Make It Stick,The Science of Successful Learning
In the following book video you’ll learn three scientifically proven ways to improve retention and attain subject mastery.
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
“With the right habits, anyone can dramatically increase results and become a high performer in almost any field of endeavor.” – Brendon Burchard
What do High Performers routinely do differently? I read “High Performance Habits” to find out. Here’s what I found:
1-Page PDF Summary of High Performance Habits
Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
“If you want your ideas to be stickier, you’ve got to break someone’s guessing machine and then fix it.” – Chip Heath, Made to Stick
It’s hard to be successful if you can’t communicate your ideas effectively.
1-Page PDF Summary of Made to Stick
Exercise provides an unparalleled stimulus, creating an environment in which the brain is ready, willing, and able to learn.” – John Ratey MD
Looking for motivation to exercise in the new year? Stop seeing exercise as means to get a better body, and start seeing it as a tool to build a better brain.
See why in my video summary of ‘Spark’:
The purpose of this book is to help you acquire new skills in record time” – Josh Kaufman
In the book ‘The First 20 Hours,’ author Josh Kaufman explores the art and science of rapid skill acquisition, and test his findings learning 6 new skills: yoga, programming, touch typing, Go, ukulele, and windsurfing.
I’ve condensed his findings to provide you with road map to rapid skill acquisition to help you learn a skill you’ve always wanted to (playing the guitar? speaking a second language?), or a skill that will add value to your career (graphic design? public speaking?).
The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler
Researchers recently coined the phrase “Twenty-First-Century Skills” to describe the myriad abilities our children need to thrive in this century. Action and adventure sports demand them all. – Steven Kotler, The Rise of Superman
1-Page PDF Summary of ‘The Rise of Superman’