How To Shine: Insights into unlocking your potential from proven winners
September 2012, Capstone
Simon Hartley spent many years working with world class athletes and helping them to new levels of achievement. Then he got wondering: What is it that enables some people to develop their talent in a more impactful way than others? What differentiates the winners from those who almost made it? And how can we be world class in our chosen fields?
How To Shine is more than just a window into the world of winning. It’s the distillation of all Simon has learned from talking to and coaching some of the world’s top success stories, from Premiership footballers and Olympiads to champions of business. It’s a practical, step by step guide to honing skills which are as vital in the office as they are on the athletics track and truly shining in your field.
- Practical, life-affirming tips
- Insights into the winning mentality from sportsmen, coaches, Michelin starred chefs and scientists
- How to develop skills which will enable you to be a genuine leader in your field
1 Have A Dream 15
2 Focus On The Next Step 35
3 Keep It Simple 51
4 Don’t Compromise 63
5 Push The Envelope 83
6 Be Mentally Tough 103
7 Take Responsibility, Take Control 123
8 Be Yourself 135
9 Be The Best You Can Be 151
About Simon Hartley 179
Are you ready to go from good to great?
In sport, the difference between good performance and great performance can be measured in milliseconds, and it’s the same in everything you do. So how do you cross the line from good to great? What’s the magic formula that makes some people exceptional and other simply good?
Learn the secrets of success from proven winners.
In How to Shine, top performance coach Simon Hartley distils lessons learned from real-life winners across a range of disciplines, showing how they’ve made it to the top, and giving you the tools you need to do the same.
From Winning sportspeople to top-flight coaches, Michelin-starred chefs to ground-breaking scientists, you’ll discover how top performers think, how they make their decisions, and how they handle what life throws at them.
With practical, life-affirming tips and insights into what it takes to be the best, How to Shine gives you proven ways to develop the mental toughness, discipline and creativity you need to realize your own potential.
It’s your time to shine.
How to Shine is the perfect resource for those who have ever wondered what it is that enables some people to develop their talent in a more impactful way than others, what it is that differentiates the winners from those who almost made it and what it takes to become world class in a chosen field.
Professional sports psychologist and performance coach Simon Hartley sets out to answer these questions from what he has learnt from talking to and coaching some of the world’s most spectacular success stories. With over ten years’ experience in helping individuals and organisations maximise their performance Hartley reveals how readers can develop their focus, confidence and motivation in order to achieve highly and reach the top of their game.
How to Shine contains practical examples from a diverse range of exceptionally talented individuals who have become the very best in their field; presenting their thoughts, opinions and experiences. From interviewing top chefs and athletes to polar explorers and champions of business, Hartley reveals the common traits found in each world class professional and demonstrates how they can be adopted in any domain of life.
How to Shine is a practical, step by step guide to honing the skills which are as vital in the office as they are on the athletics track, giving readers the tools, motivation and mindset needed to unleash their real potential and truly shine.