What's the difference between succeeding and failing in life's big moments?
In Psyched Up, acclaimed journalist Daniel McGinn explains why mental preparation is the key to mastering any challenge. Examining the latest scientific research into the smartest ways to deal with a flood of adrenaline, increase focus, minimize negative thoughts, and optimize emotions, Psyched Up teaches you what do in the last few minutes before a major event.
Drawing on interviews with high-performing professionals such as retired General Stanley McChrystal, NASCAR champion driver Jimmie Johnson and legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, McGinn illustrates how to develop a personal psyching up routine and reveals why introverts and extroverts might employ different methods.
DANIEL McGINN is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review where he edits the IdeaWatch and How I Did It sections. He is the host of Dear HBR, an advice podcast for workplace dilemmas and the author of two books.
A fascinating read
author of The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg
McGinn's strategies can create a winning pre-game routine for anyone
co-founder of Huffington Post - Arianna Huffington
Psyched Up is an essential user's guide for ensuring you'll be your best when you take centre stage
journalist and author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives - Katie Couric
I can't think of another book that's as helpful as this, whether you're shooting a free throw, taking a big test, giving a toast or on one knee proposing.
Read Psyched Up before your next big moment
creator of WordPress and CEO of Automatic - Matt Mullenweg
This book is a gift for entrepreneurs or anyone else who pitches ideas for a living
venture capitalist and co-founder of Techstars - Brad Feld
Psyched Up provides a wonderful overview of the science and practicalities of how to perform well when it matters most
New York Times fitness columnist and author of The First 20 Minutes - Gretchen Reynolds
A wonderful pleasure to read, Psyched Up is an expertly crafted investigation into the vibrating heart of peak performance
author of Top Dog and Nurtureshock - Po Bronson
Psyched Up offers compelling, entertaining and well-researched advice on how to prepare for stressful situations
CEO of Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness - Tony Hsieh
Daniel McGinn's Psyched Up offers that perfect combination of informative, applicable advice and page-turningly good entertainment'
author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone - Keith Ferrazzi