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High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best

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I liked the sections about taking ownership and motivation, but the best part of the book is the last chapter about courage. While the book does not have every guest as an example, I found it to be a more digestible way to understand some core concepts that anyone who achieves at the top of their chosen field. On reflection I think I’d have got more out of using the time I spent reading this book (which was maybe four hours at most- it’s 200ish pages in quite large, widely spaced font) re-listening to my favourites episodes of the podcast. Their first book, High Performance , was a Sunday Times bestseller and has sold over 100,000 copies.

Being too much of a geek to be in to sports so hadn't ever heard of Jake Humphrey and wasn't interested in the book until seeing Adam Peaty had a testimonial on the cover. The High Performance book was an enjoyable, inspirational book that does it’s best to inspire its readers. Each of these sections really get down to the basics of what makes some people perform at high levels than others.

It took me a while to finish but that was because I choose to see how each of the top tips can help me in my personal and business life. Searingly honest, brave and a fun read, I cannot recommend this book highly enough, truly food for thought. Having joined CBBC in 2001, by 2005 he was hosting Sportsround, covering major international sporting events such as the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the World Cup from Germany and the Cricket World Cup from Antigua.

I read tonnes of business, psychology mindset and growth books and I also love sport so this was perfect.Don’t let striving define you, because you miss an awful lot when all you can focus on is the far horizon. A brilliant book, for anyone who wanted to create or have an understanding of a high performance Mindset - Behaviour - Culture. High performance is and attitude and a lifestyle that those at the top live their entire life with, which also explains why they always seem to be achieving in multiple things at once. Their competitor was working just as hard, was just as determined, just as focussed, just as ready, just as driven…. I really enjoyed this book at first, and highlighted many important lessons and constructive ideas I could implement.

In 2006 he also started working with BBC Sport, presenting Football Focus, Final Score and becoming the youngest ever host of Match of the Day. There are some tips to be found amongst the chaff but, on the whole, this book offers nothing new and is far too reliant upon the message that the lessons of sporting superstars are relevant to the average person. Dina Asher-Smith | Steven Bartlett | Tom Daley | Steven Gerrard | Evelyn Glennie | Kelly Holmes | Chris Hoy | Eddie Jones | Siya Kolisi | Frank Lampard | Jo Malone | Matthew McConaughey | Ant Middleton | Tracey Neville | Robin Van Persie | Mauricio Pochettino | Gareth Southgate | Holly Tucker | Jonny Wilkinson | Clive Woodward | Toto Wolff and many more. He tries to give strategies in a few places to tackle a few situations but those too are over simplified and poorly orchestrated. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.We’ve worked with fashion brand Percival to create a capsule collection of wardrobe staples, that go with everything and make you look and feel ready for the day ahead. From taking responsibility for your situation to finding your 'trademark behaviours', thinking flexibly to crafting a high performance culture, Jake Humphrey and Professor Damian Hughes identify the eight crucial steps to becoming the best 'you' possible.

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