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Peak Performance Audiobook

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

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Publisher's Summary

A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and journalist who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how everyone can achieve their best.

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which listeners will learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose; and priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity.

In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches listeners on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.

©2016 Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., under license from Rodale Inc. All rights reserved.

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    David Edenfield, Lancs 09/08/2017
    David Edenfield, Lancs 09/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Great."

    I really enjoyed this book as it seemed to pull together information taken from other audio books I have already listened to, such as Peak by Anders Ericsson, and gives you a great base plan to start on the journey to peak performance. Recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MR 05/09/2017
    MR 05/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Research led and to the point. Great book!"

    Very enjoyable listen. Insightful, engaging and snappy. Easy to implement and digest. 100% worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 18/08/2017
    18/08/2017
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    "brilliant"

    a great book that I enjoyed listening
    It has great incentives and solutions to mental and physical black outs

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Stockport, United Kingdom 15/11/2017
    Mr Stockport, United Kingdom 15/11/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "What's the fuss about"

    Bought this on the strength of other reviews.Its not bad but in truth there is nothing new or dynamic in it.-Be mindful, get sleep etc etc.Also if I get another book in this genre that quotes Roger Bannister then I'll scream.Left me disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JedHoll 07/11/2017
    JedHoll 07/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyable and well written "

    Although a lot of examples familiar to fans of this genre a well written book with an original slant on many issues

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  • Jim Capps
    02/09/17
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    "Everything in this book is valuable"

    As someone who is becoming disillusioned with most things self-help, I was pleasantly blown away here. This book offers to the point, scientifically backed insight into getting the most out of yourself and contribute to society in a healthy way. Very good narration does the material justice. Totally worth a credit.

    30 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Jeff V.
    25/08/17
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    "Took Stephen Covey's 7 Habits to the next level"

    I really enjoyed this book! It took Stephen Covey's 7 Habits to the next level by helping you simplify your mission statement and put it into action through suggestions and good examples. I especially liked the suggestion to make your goals and life purposes focused on serving others. There were many other pearls as well. Enjoy the read and thank you Marty Vaughn for recommending it!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • windsurfnerd
    mountain view, ca USA
    16/06/17
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    "pulling performance ideas from many sources"

    I listened to the audio book, which I enjoyed. the authors did a great job of pulling performance-enhancing concepts from many disciplines and weaving then together well...the effect was to show different dimensions of an idea (e.g., how rest affects performance). this format could have been disorienting but was well-executed.

    I particularly liked the summaries at the end of each chapter and the book itself; these helped to reinforce the practical steps to peak performance and kept the book from being an abstract thought-piece

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Audrey
    11/09/17
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    "For those who feel stuck"

    Loved it. As a musician, it reminds me of my days preparing for my final undergraduate recital and what kept me motivated.

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Heidi
    Canada
    16/09/17
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    "lots of great ideas"

    although you can bookmark different sections I found it much easier to take notes while I listened. There are so many great tips and ideas. Very practical. Definitely going to listen to it a second time.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • jon
    15/07/17
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    "solid book"

    A solid book with a wrll structured message. my reason for not giving 5 stars was the non original content. (most everything in this book i have already seen in other books, and it used thr exact verbage) I also think the ending was s bit rushrd. a worth while read in all though.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Zach S
    Chicago, IL
    11/11/17
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    "Really Enjoyed It!"

    Was originally a bit skeptical just by the title and some of the claims. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by this book!

    If you are someone who is motivated and enjoys fully committing to an objective, but gets overwhelmed or burnt out this book is for you! They add clarity to the (stress + rest = growth) formula in a way I haven't heard before. They really hammer home this concept and, after reading this book, righteously so.

    Love how they also incorporate the most recent science behind the psychology of performance and how to train your brain to think in a way that supports it. Well done!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Greg Fisher
    Bloomington, IN
    10/06/17
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    "Brilliant"
    If you could sum up Peak Performance in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, action-orientated, powerful


    What did you like best about this story?

    The combination of great research, lively story telling, useful examples and practical application.


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Clear and easy to follow with great pace.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who whats to be more effective in sports, business or life should read this book. It is the best book I have listened to in 2016 (along with Stretch)

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Eyal
    15/06/17
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    "Nothing new"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book is an overview of others' research. If you're familiar with the likes of Kelly McGonigal, Anders Ericsson, Carol Dweck, Angela Duckworth, Benedict Carey, Thomas M. Sterner etc. then you will be disappointed. If you're not familiar with them then this is an OK summary of some of their popular ideas although I would recommend reading the original works of the above researchers/writers.


    Has Peak Performance turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. But I would research who the author is more diligently.


    36 of 46 people found this review helpful
  • DaTval
    04/08/17
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    "Best among sea of similar books"

    Easy to listen and provided advices are realistic to implement on daily basis. Have listened multiple such books and this is the best so far.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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