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How To Shine: Insights into unlocking your potential from proven winners



How To Shine: Insights into unlocking your potential from proven winners

Simon Hartley

ISBN: 978-0-857-08361-6 July 2012 Capstone 200 Pages



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

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction 1

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

Bibliography 171

About Simon Hartley 179

Index 181