Finding Your Zone: Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life

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The first research-based program to offer concise, clear ways to realize your best performance.

As a therapist, physician, and mental coach, Dr. Michael Lardon has dedicated his career to helping athletes understand and better achieve peak performance. In Finding Your Zone, he shares with readers what he?s discovered about reaching the state in which ?thoughts and actions are occurring in complete synchronicity,? and how this state is accessible to all, not just the few.

In ten key lessons?illustrated by personal anecdotes from his clients?Lardon teaches readers how to access the zone not only in sports but in all aspects of their lives, by understanding how to:

? Transform desire into will
? Channel emotions to victory
? Trust instincts and keep it simple
? Conquer fear through acceptance
? Perform under pressure
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Dr. Michael Lardon is the author of the books Mastering Golf’s Mental Game and Finding Your Zone, both of which are considered to be highly influential, research-based sport performance books. Dr. Lardon has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times and Golf Digest. He has been interviewed on ESPN, CNN, and the Golf Channel.

David Leadbetter is a bestselling author and modern-day golf guru. Leadbetter has coached professional players such as Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Ernie Els, and Justin Rose. He also coached Se-Ri Pak, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007. He is a regular contributor to Golf International and Golf Digest magazines, and his books have sold over a million copies.
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Penguin
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Published on
Jun 3, 2008
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781440631627
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Language
English
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Genres
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Success
Sports & Recreation / Golf
Sports & Recreation / Sports Psychology
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