5 Books Every Entrepreneur And Athlete Must Read – Part 1
I am a big reader… I love to read and learn new methods, new strategies to implement into my life and business.
You may have been like me I was never much of a reader. I really didn’t like school much at all. I found it a waste of time… and to be honest I don’t know how I got through year 12 and even University. But I made it through.
I must have done enough to get by and get through it. My 9 year old niece talks about what she is learning at school now and I have absolutely no recollection of learning what she is learning at school.
All I wanted to do was to go and play tennis. I only wanted to play sport and nothing else. I went to school because I had to!
I love to read. I love to expand my knowledge and mindset. I love to learn new strategies, new standards I can apply that will continue to help me grow and expand.
I love this path of exploration and are you ready to jump on for the journey of your exploration to?
This comes to why I am talking about 5 Books Every Entrepreneur And Athlete Should Read.
I will tell you why.
Especially if you are an athlete reading this (and listening to the High Performance Mentorship below) I say this because I when I was training to become a professional tennis player I was exposed to learning these strategies, simply because I wasn’t aware.
If someone had said to me “read this book it will show you how to achieve your ultimate dream of becoming a top ranked professional tennis player,” then I would have read it.
What I say to you now is to spend the time to read, discover strategies that will help you achieve your ultimate sporting dreams.
If you are an entrepreneur then I will say this to you… LEADERS ARE READERS.
By you being an entrepreneur people will look up to you, so you keep striving, you keep learning to become the best you can be and inspire others to do the same.
What are the 5 books?
In today’s post I am only going to give you 3 books you must read and I will give you the next 2 books in the 5 Books Every Entrepreneur And Athlete Must Read – Part 2.
The 1st Book Every Entrepreneur And Athlete Must Read is…
“Maximum Achievement” by Brian Tracey.
The big takeaway I got from this book was how to turn your life into a masterpiece.
It is not a book you just read, it has practical exercises that you must do and apply to your life because it will set you on a path of planning out your future.
(I talk about Maximum Achievement in more detail in High Performance Mentorship Show below)
The 2nd Book Every Entrepreneur And Athlete Must Read is…
“The Talent Code” by Daniel Coyle.
What I love about this book is the section it talks about Deep Practice.
Coming from an athletic background it really resonates with me. But if you are an entrepreneur you can still benefit from reading this book. It will also apply to you.
I will tell you that it does apply to entrepreneurs and athletes if you want to be great, exceptional and outstanding. Of course this is you as you wouldn’t be here if this was not the case.
My favourite part in Deep Practice are the 3 Rules of Deep Practice.
THE 3 RULES OF DEEP PRACTICE
Rule 1 :Chunk It Up
This is breaking it down into small chunks, small easy pieces.
Rule 2 :Repeat It
Just like what Tony Robbins says “repetition is the mother of all skill.”
Rule 3 :Learn To Feel It
This is connecting with those skills that you are learning. It is learning to feel it. It’s a mind body connection.
It was funny to see this written as this strategy I have naturally been teaching for years without ever being aware of it.
Through teaching golf over the years and tennis, i have always focused on each component of the shot, and slowly piecing each shot together, having the client repeat it over and over and then learning to connect with it. In golf I have had them many times hit with their eyes closed so that we can create the connection feeling.
The 3rd Book Every Entrepreneur And Athlete Must Read is…
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.
The biggest impact that this book had on me was the section about habits.
My definition of habits are small actions that you do, if you put them together create your future and your destiny.
Now if you have bad habits, then it will be an accumulation of those habits compounded over time that will give you the result. If it was eating junk food, processed food etc. eaten over a period of time, then what would be the end result be? Yes an overweight body and it feels as though it all of a sudden just happened. But it’s been an accumulation of those bad foods for your body over time that has created that.
The same you could apply to weight loss. Eating healthy nutritious foods over time, exercising each day (habits) will then contribute to weight loss over time. It’s the same, it is an accumulation of eating good foods for your body habits over time that will give you the fitter and healthier body.
That is the Compound Effect.
Tony Robbins talks about making decisions, it is the decisions that you are constantly making at every moment that shapes your destiny. it’s the accumulation of decisions and habits that will give you the results.
In the next post 5 Books Every Entrepreneur And Athlete Must Read – Part 2 I will share with you the final 2 books that you must read.
But get started on these 3 books and work on the strategies applied in them.
I hope you enjoy it, I hope you get to work on it and what I would love you to do is to leave a comment and share with me what you like best about what you heard today.
Have an absolutely awesome day and remember, tee it high and let it fly.
Make sure you listen below to today’s ‘High Performance Mentorship Show’ as I go into more detail about 5 Books Every Entrepreneur And Athlete Must Read – Part 1
To your abundance,
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