The Art of Mental Training

A Guide to Performance Excellence
by DC Gonzalez | GonzoLane Media © 2013 · 138 pages

DC Gonzalez is one of the world's leading peak performance/mental training experts and this quick-reading manifesto on the art of mental training is fantastic. In the Note, we'll take a quick look at why mental training is so important, the critical three (breathing + relaxation + imagineering) and the most important lesson of all.

Whatever is going on inside your head has everything to do with how well you end up performing.
DC Gonzalez

“Welcome to The Art of Mental Training.

Sports Mental Training has been called the Science of Success. But make no mistake. If you imagine that the lessons here apply only to sports and athletes you’d be wrong. For it’s the Everyday Warrior, from all walks of life, and all types of scenarios, that stands to benefit immensely from the knowledge and techniques that lie ahead. No matter what you do, or whatever challenges you face, The Art of Mental Training can help take you to another level of performance, achievement, and personal success.”

~ DC Gonzalez from The Art of Mental Training

I recently devoured this book as part of a little peak performance/mental strength training binge (which included Unbeatable Mind + Mind Gym + a bunch of books on mindfulness/neuroscience).

It’s one of the most popular mental training books out there because, quite simply, it’s awesome. DC Gonzalez is a former Naval Aviator, Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Peak Performance Coach. This book is a super quick reading, 138-page manifesto on how to get our minds right for peak performance.

It’s written in a conversational style with biographical stories featuring DC’s wise teacher named Leo-tai who kinda reminds me of Dan Millman’s Socrates from Way of the Peaceful Warrior. I’m pretty sure Leo-tai is real but you kinda wonder. And I kinda like that. :)

I could literally open the book at random and pick a different Big Idea to discuss. My book is more highlighted than not. (Seriously.) (Get it here.)

I’m excited to explore a handful of my favorite Big Ideas. So, let’s jump in!

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About the author


DC Gonzalez

Peak performance coach and bestselling author