Overachievement has ratings and 24 reviews. According to John Eliot, Ph. D., “Such self-improvement balderdash will do nothing but relegate you to a. 17 Sep Dr. John Eliot from Overachievement. If you’re into achieving greatness and love to see the hero in action—whether it’s Tiger Woods. Were you ever advised to “just relax” before making a big speech? Or to focus on learning from your mistakes at work? In Overachievement, John Eliot, a rising.

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Kyinc rated it liked it Oct 24, One of my all-time favorites. Get instant access to all PhilosopherNotes. It illustrates its many points with examples from the lives of johj people. Feb 12, Dasist Winter rated it really liked it. Relentless by Tim S. Set yourself big hairy audacious goals. Waste no time calculating every step- trust the flow and move one step at a time. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Dec 04, Sambasivan rated overachievemfnt it was amazing. We’ll send password reset instructions to: Sign Up Now Join tens of thousands of people from around the world. But rather than spend mental energy trying to quash this reaction, Eliot says Other editions – View all Overachievement: Channel your inner-squirrel to tap into your true ability to kick butt. The antithesis of every self-improvement guru.

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This as opposed to ordinary people whose view of the world is distorted by the lens view of others. Mixing scientific insights with entertaining and inspiring stories, Overachievement will help you achieve spectacular success in any situation that demands you rise above and beyond what you ever thought possible.


Anderson Cancer Center, and hundreds of elite individual performers. He claims people mistakenly avoid situations in which they feel this discomfort because they mistake them for anxiety. I can’t even begin to describe how awesome this book is.

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overachievementt Lose yourself to the Zone. Jim Pawlak, Chicago Tribune [Eliots] upfront conversational tone makes his advice not just palatable but convincing. In OverachievementJohn Eliot, a rising star in the field of perfor-mance enhancement, says that these and many other traditional strategies are not only ineffective, but may actually hurt your ability to excel. When it is time to perform the performer focuses only upon performance, everything else, including self-evaluation is a distraction that detracts from instead of adding to the action in hand.

Instead, to really ratchet up your performance, youll need to change the way you think about pressureand learn how to welcome it, enjoy it, and make it work to your advantage.

Among these tools is the distinction between the acting or “Trusting Mindset” and the “Training Mindset”. I’m curious to see, how people not using competitive sports to learn and evaluate the mental strategies presented in the book, whether they can really understand what the book is eloit.

Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More

He does present compelling ovrachievement from his own career as a performance consultant as well as other tales from the worlds of business and sport. Very inspiring and very bold take on performance beyond ordinary.


The other main question comes from the confidence part; for every example in the book on successful mouthy individuals, one can think of several to whom outspoken confidence or arrogance the threshold is very subjective was a major blow professionally; The environment matters, too, not just your own mindset. Everyone in the world should read the chapter on dreams. Conversely, there are areas in the book that cause the reader some pause.

Writing style for me was about a 2, just a little dry and boring. Still, thoughtful training is valuable as preparation. The ideas can be distilled and skimmed and still fall into the almost-cheesy category at timesbut overall, one of the better books on achievement.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Believe in yourself “utterly and without question.

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I appreciated the plethora of examples in this book, but I must admit, I got lost with all the sports references. This, as opposed to investing in a credential or career that will make one elliot or that one ‘ought’ to pursue because it is the sensible thing to do. Dream big and catch you will.