Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance. John Eliot, Author Portfolio $ (p) ISBN Overachievement – by John Eliot. ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 6/10 (See my list of + books, for more.) Go to the . Dr. John Eliot from Overachievement. If you’re into achieving greatness and love to see the hero in action—whether it’s Tiger Woods.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. A counter-intuitive guide to achieving better performance in work and in life in general. Account Options Sign in. This book does well to eliminate false, yet commonly-held ideas referencing peak performance; from the waves of sickeningly redundant self-improvement maxims, Eliot pinpoints the most effective frameworks to function in.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Among these tools is the distinction between the acting or “Trusting Mindset” and the “Training Mindset”.

Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page. Apr 22, Eohlson rated it it was amazing. Content alone would have gotten between a 4 and 5 star.

It’s arousal will enhance performance as your body mobilizes its resources for action. Eliot has discovered through his cutting-edge research and real-world coaching, techniques such as goal-setting, relaxation, visualization, stress management, and flow just dont work for most people.

In addition, the guidelines to concentrate on the process rather than the outcome are a useful reminder for professionals, whether the field is in athletics where many of the examples in the book come from or in working life in general.

Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More – John Eliot – Google Books

He offers counterintuitive and unconventional concepts which he calls “Definitely Put All Your Eggs in One Basket,” “Think Like a Squirrel,” and “Butterflies Are a Good Thing”—that teaches you to thrive on pressure and not just endure it This book is absolute must read if you want to maximize your potential and be at top of your game. To help with his research on overachievement Eliot worked with clients from Merrill Lynch, Olympic athletes, top surgeons at the Texas Medical Center, and even Dave Matthews.


But no worries, there are several other types of overachiievement mistakes. Want to know how Tiger Woods is different than you?

Mar 23, Overachieement Burdett rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. The joyfully pursued process is the certain and immediate reward that one can count on.

John Eliot (psychologist)

John Eliot of Rice University. I can’t even begin to describe how awesome this book is. However, I do recommend this book if you can get through it. Feelings of pressure, stress, and butterflies in your stomach signal the arousal of the sympathetic nervous system.

In addition, the guidelines to concentrate on the process rather than the outcome are a useful reminder for professionals, whether the field is in athletics where many of the exam A counter-intuitive guide to achieving better performance in work and in life in general. 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.

Books by John Eliot. No trivia or quizzes yet. Inhe co-founded The Milestone Group, which provides performance consultation and training to business executives, professional athletes, and corporations nationwide.

For me, one of these were the examples from basketball: Eliot’s reasoning is that success will come from the process of joyfully pursuing the thing one loves. His upfront conversational tone is what makes the book so convincing. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Eliot selects a few super-achievers, finds they do X, so if you do X you’ll become a super-achiever. The sensible course will be a drudgery all of the way. And all utterly, hopelessly, wrong. Waste no time evaluating probabilities- a possibility is good enough. Other editions – View all Overachievement: Conversely, there are areas in the book that cause the reader some pause.


Ovegachievement in being weird- extraordinary people are away from ordinary. I liked his gist: To ask other readers questions about Overachievementplease sign up. He claims people mistakenly avoid situations in which they feel this discomfort because they mistake them for anxiety.

Overachievement: The Science of Working Less to Accomplish More – John Eliot, PhD – Google Books

I know nothing about eeliot, golf, and football so I had to rely on context to make sense of the significance surrounding the scoring, impressive stats, plays, and so forth. As I got to the end of the book I definitely agreed him and he raised highly effective points. Hard Work Is Not the Answer. Relaxing when the pressure is on is the wrong way to go.

These counterintuitive practices not only trigger your full natural talent, but also teach you how to thrive under pressure, not dread it. Develop a philosophy of performance simple and personal to help remind you of the attitude you need. Writing style lacked something Interesting topics in the book, some I definitely whole heartedly agreed with while others I thought were just babble. Focus on the outcome. Mark Anthony Migrino rated it really liked it Aug 02, During performance, empty your mind and focus wordlessly on leiot you are doing.

He is the former director of Rices kverachievement in sports management and performance enhancement.

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