Your performance at the board does not only depend on your pure chess skills. Being a winner also requires a mindset that is able to cope with lots of stress and setbacks during hours of uninterrupted concentration.Just like technical chess skills, mental toughness can be trained. There are simple steps you can take that will help you to better realize your potential. Professional mental coach and chess player Werner Schweitzer has been working with chess teams and individual players for many years.In this book Schweitzer presents practical tips and tools that will help you to improve your mental power during a game. You will learn how to: -- increase your concentration and Stamina -- recognize your own strengths and weaknesses -- cope with losses as well as victories -- increase your self-discipline when studying -- handle disturbing thoughts and feelings during a game -- boost your self-confidence -- avoid underestimating (and overestimating!) your Opponent -- make better decisions while under pressureand other mental skills.These lessons and simple mental workouts will help players of all levels to unlock the full power of their brain and win more games.
Win the mental game! Be your best!Who is your toughest opponent? Who wouldn't want a game plan for beating that opponent with regularity? Most athletes instinctively know that they see their toughest opponent every day in the mirror. Anything you want to accomplish in your sport ultimately boils down to the mind game. Are you winning it or losing it? Do you take the mental game seriously? Winning the mental game is critical, and this audiobook will give you tools and strategies to do just that.So many athletes get inside their own head causing them to struggle and perform to their potential. Those that take this part of their endeavor seriously look for ways to apply mental skills into their game. This audiobook is for you!Many sports parents will do anything to help their son or daughter win the mental game so that they can give them their best chance to succeed. This audiobook is for you!As a long time mental performance coach, I help athletes (and their parents) triumph in these scenarios. See more at Todd-Thomas.com.P. S. Is this audiobook and the material herein for those in pursuit of athletic endeavors? Yes!Is this audiobook and the material herein for those in pursuit of any endeavor in life? Yes!Yes, this audiobook was written for athletes and is built upon my years of experience in doing so. It is written to help athletes of all sports to "get out of their head and into their game". But if you are not an athlete (at least in the sense that you are not outside of recreational pursuit and enjoyment), that’s okay! This audiobook is for you, too! You don’t have to be an athlete to take what I talk about and teach in this audiobook and apply it to whatever is your "game" of choice in life. Whether you are a teacher, real estate agent, police officer, entrepreneur, doctor, lawyer, server, chef, military personnel, flight attendant, or pilot, whatever it is that you do in life, you can apply all that 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Lynch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165239/bk_acx0_165239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get the advantage - mental strategies for acing tennis.Get your head in the game. Master Your Tennis Game serves up quick mental techniques, tactics, and tips for boosting your overall performance and beating your opponents. Train your brain and be the best tennis player you can be.Concise, fun, and easy to listen to, this book offers 50 practical and actionable methods that show you how to stay calm and concentrate during any tennis game. Even if your rival is tough competition, outsmart them with these targeted mental approaches.Master Your Tennis Game includes:Streamlined strategies - From choosing your mood music to analyzing your opponent’s play style, apply these easy-to-understand tactics to your tennis game right away.Overpower any opponent - Find techniques for beating common play styles, including aggressive baseliner, left-hander, and more.Popular player profiles - From Serena Williams to Roger Federer, learn all about your favorite tennis pros (and their strategies, too!).The ball is in your court. Focus your mind and win the match with these highly effective mental strategies for honing your tennis skills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Edward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/054214/bk_adbl_054214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I survive on avoidance. Physical pain to avoid the mental. Disposable flesh to avoid relationships. Work to avoid attachment. My club became my empire of avoidance. Inside the ring, millions are won and lost. The fight is confined to breaths, actions and reactions, fists and pain. Rules don’t exist. Only my opponent exists. I’d been avoiding my needs for far too long, when Remi stumbles into the Inferno and I’m hungry. The promise of a submissive with no attachment is far too tempting. I can’t resist him. He was only supposed to be a distraction, but I know I'll never get over him. There isn't a chance in this clouded hell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Westfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165662/bk_acx0_165662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jerin is a mental freak - a man capable of successfully playing a dozen simultaneous chess games against first-rate players while he himself is out of sight of any of the boards. It is while thus engaged that he is killed. A millionaire - his opponent in more realms than chess - is accused, and Nero Wolfe is given what appears to be the most hopeless case he and Archie Goodwin have ever tackled.You need to know nothing about chess to follow this tale, but some understanding of beautiful mothers and daughters will help.“It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.” (The New York Times Book Review)A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained - and puzzled - millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original 73 cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000840/bk_bkot_000840_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the battle for self-improvement, knowledge is the ultimate weapon.Let’s face it: Life hits hard. Empowering yourself to succeed feels like a never-ending battle. But you don’t have to fight it alone. Now there’s a book that will help you beat the toughest opponent you’ll ever face: yourself. You Versus You examines the triumphs of warriors throughout history, and shows how a martial arts mind-set can help you achieve success in all areas of life.From MMA fighters and Olympic champions to the ancient order of the samurai, this audiobook will show you how to come out swinging and overcome your own personal hurdles. After listening to this book, you will:Develop your own fighting spiritLearn practical tips for overcoming anything life throws at youGain insight into great martial artists mind-setsLearn how to think like a warriorApply a defensive mind-set and build emotional and mental frameworks for conflict resolutionAll great victories involve solving problems. How you solve these problems is a measurement of how successful you’ll be in life. Arm yourself with the mind-set of the great fighters in history. It’s time to pick yourself up, find your balance, and take down whatever is holding you back. The battle begins today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Rabi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/200196/bk_acx0_200196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover how to use the secret strategies of top sports psychologists to create unstoppable motivation, banish nerves, and build a smarter, stronger brain, with INVINCIBLE MIND. The follow-up to number one best seller Mental Combat.... You may already know about the power of Sports Psychology to boost physical abilities, skyrocket motivation, and banish nerves, the only problem is that most of these strategies are reserved for pro-athletes and coaches, or found in thick technical books costing a fortune. So what is going to give you the edge, at home, at work, or at your next big competition? You need more than just facts and figures. More than technical jargon. You need easy-to-use tips and techniques in plain English. You need an Invincible Mind. As a best-selling author, martial artist, and fitness coach, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the best experts around the world. With input from top instructors and cutting-edge research, I discovered proven tactics that can be effortlessly used by everyone, whatever your challenge.Invincible Mind is the follow-up to acclaimed best seller, Mental Combat, revealing more of the powerful sports psychology tips you can use in your daily life to give you an almost unfair advantage over the competition, whether it’s at home, at the office or in sports. Opponents become easier to overcome...or become allies! A busy mind becomes laser-focused. Nerves are quickly banished and motivation triples as you develop a calm confidence through specific sports psychology tactics. Inside Invincible Mind, you’ll discover: How to read any opponent using body languageHow to turn pain into power The secret method for mastering any skill in 30 daysHow to train for lightning reflexes Why ____Words can revolutionize your training The strategy for creating rock-solid positive habits 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156171/bk_acx0_156171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Struggling at school? Having a crisis at college? Just want to be able to get it right, or win more of the time, or keep sane while playing sports? This book collects three different works aimed at students from school through to university and will bump up your confidence, marks, and performance.Contains:The Guide to Writing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Exams and Essays but Were Afraid to AskA simple, FAQ style guide covering all the most common reasons students lose marks. Listen to this and you'll never get tripped up by something basic or lose marks to simple errors. It covers essays, exams, research, and more. If you've ever had a question that sounds stupid but worries you, this is the place you'll find the answers.The Art of Being Right: The Perfect Guide to Spotting Bullshit, Avoiding Cheap Tricks, and Winning ArgumentsA classic text by Arthur Schopenhauer on how to win arguments, regardless of who’s right. Includes commentary on the usage and defense against each tactic, from Will Is More Effective than Insight and Bewilder Your Opponent by Mere Bombast to Draw Conclusions Yourself and Postulate What Has to Be Proved.Wilmot’s Words: Sports Psychology Advice for School Athletes, Their Coaches, and ParentsA collection of articles about dealing with the troubles of team and individual sports, from how to recover from the winter to what to expect from spectators. There is a strong focus on maintaining a healthy and positive mental state, with good tips and tricks to help you along. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chirag Patel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153282/bk_acx0_153282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cage door clangs shut. The lock slides into place. The voice in my head drowns out everything else. What the hell is wrong with me?Follow the journey of Mark Tullius, former cage fighter and boxer turned author and stay-at-home dad as he puts his love of fighting and his sociology degree to use. What began as a personal exploration to unlock his reasons for continuing to train and pursue a fight career evolved into an in-depth sociological study of why competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) appeals to fighters. Why do these men and women subject themselves to the endless hours of grueling training required for the full-contact sport? In MMA a fighter's goal is to punch, kick, and choke an opponent into submission, and if there is blood and injury along the way, so be it. What compels these individuals to develop the necessary strength, endurance, discipline, and skill despite the risks involved?Instead of interviewing a handful of elite fighters, Mark traveled to every corner of the country, looking to train at different gyms and find fighters interested in showing the world who they are and why they fight. He finished the project after visiting 100 gyms and interviewing 340 fighters.Although it wasn't necessary, Tullius trained with the fighters and soon came to realize how valuable that time was, cultivating mental strength by surrounding himself with positive and inspiring individuals. It encouraged him to continue his project when he still had doubts about seeing it to its completion. Finally, Tullius believed that his willingness to get on the mat and demonstrate his trust in the fighters encouraged them to trust him and open up to a stranger about their fears and mistakes, dreams and accomplishments. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tee Quillin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/200850/bk_acx0_200850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.