With excitement for the 2012 London Olympics already growing to unprecedented levels, more and more people across the UK are getting involved in sports. From joining the local track and field club to coaching the under 13's football team, succeeding at sports has never been so high on the public agenda.
Elite athletes in all sports know that there is as little as 1% between being the best in the world and coming at the back of the pack. The right mental attitude can be all it takes to gain that 1%.
A brand new book, Excel at Sports by Jimmy Petruzzi, seeks to show everyone - from Olympic grade athletes to school team coaches - how to use NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming and other simple techniques to improve mental attitude and positive thinking, which can have a drastic effect on performance.
“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.”
-Bruce Jenner, Olympic Gold Medallist
Stress and anxiety, self-doubt, intense pressure, fear of losing. All of these things can have major negative effects on athletes. Many footballers feel these pressures, and their ability to deal with it can determine whether they go down in history as champions or villains. Take Roberto Baggio, voted one of the best players in the world, missing the target completely from the penalty spot in the 1994 World Cup final against Brazil. It was a disastrous moment which lost Italy the trophy because he allowed the stress and pressure to get to him.
Neuro Linguistic Programming, also know as NLP, is the process of creating models of excellence. NLP is the technique of capturing the mental skills that make the difference between an excellent performer and an average one. These skills can be easily transferred into all aspects of life, from relationships to business. Anyone can learn this and all of the other techniques in Excel at Sports, thanks to the author's simple and effective methods.
Jimmy Petruzzi is a world renowned performance coach and NLP expert. For over 15 years he has worked with, and continues to work with, many top level athletes and teams. From Premiership footballers to Olympic athletes, Jimmy is able to help everyone achieve their peak performance in all aspects of life.
Excel at Sports has received praise from coaches, athletes and experts alike.
“You need look no further than Jim's book, Excel at Sports, when it comes to succeeding in sports or life. Jim shows you that anything is possible if you stay focused and motivated.”
- Andy Paschalidis, Sports Pundit, Sky Sports Radio Australia
Excel at Sports is available from all good bookshops, Amazon and the DragonRising Publishing website in both quality Paperback, PDF and Kindle eBook formats.
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