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Fight Your Fear and Win

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We've all been there: that make-it-or-break-it moment of our careers-on the brink of a deal, poised at the starting gate, under the spotlight waiting to speak or perform in front of our peers.At this point, where everything seems to be on the line, most of us experience one overriding reaction-fear-and this fear can have negative physical, mental, and emotional consequence ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published January 15th 2002 by Broadway Books
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Aaron
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
As a musician who who amplifies stress internally, while somehow keeping a calm outward appearance, this book put me on the right path to finding a better balance. It's filled with a wealth of techniques to find your optimal level of performance, and I hope to continue going to it for reference, especially in times where I need reminders to calm down. While they have you take a test in the beginning to assess your current performing mindset, it's still useful to read the book straight through. E ...more
Jason Yau
Dec 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Overall, a solid book on reaching peak performance through mental rehearsal, mindfulness, mental cues, and more. It started getting repetitive, though, as it's really 7 areas of focus, with 4-5 high-level tactics to drive mastering those 7 areas.

It didn't blow me away, but it reinforced concepts I've heard about elsewhere and provided specific steps for applying them. For example, what does "visualize yourself succeeding" and "mental rehearsal" really mean? This book provides a clear checklist/g
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Carlos Amador
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having read the other two books which were more alike this was targeted to a more general audience.

There are some additional techniques and concepts that tie in nicely with some of his previous writings.

I really liked it and enjoyed it. It gives a different perspective on a lot of autopilot behavior we take for granted.

You don't have to be a certain way you can make a concious choice to see that there are alternative automatic responses.

I highly recommend it.
Jen
Apr 27, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I heard Don Greene give a lecture on performance anxiety at Juilliard and figured I'd read his book. Unfortunately I didn't learn anything that I didn't already know or couldn't have pieced together using common sense!
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