If you’re into achieving greatness and love to see the hero in action—whether it’s Tiger Woods coming back for the playoff win or a great rock star performing live—you’ll love this book.
, relative of T. S. Eliot and a long line of Harvard Presidents, is brilliant. He’s one of the world’s leading authorities on peak performers and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo of high performance. He’s also a great writer. And, this book is an incredibly fun, inspiring read—with Eliot’s articulate and brilliantly blunt explanations of what makes the great performers perform greatly.
You’ll learn to kick the deep breathing relaxation habits during pressure situations and, instead, to eat the stress like a Power Bar. You’ll learn how to turn your cerebral cortex off like a squirrel scurrying across a high wire (who doesn’t want that, eh?! :) and a bunch of other tricks of the Overachieving trade.
As with so many of these great books,is a tough one to condense into a few pages because there is SO MUCH goodness in it. So, let’s get to work!
The book has two parts: 1. The “what” of Overachievement where we get “Inside the Minds of the Overachiever”; and, 2. The “how” on “Becoming an Overachiever.”
We’ll start with the most important part of the minds of the Overachiever:
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