Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance. John Eliot, Author Portfolio $ (p) ISBN Overachievement – by John Eliot. ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 6/10 (See my list of + books, for more.) Go to the . Dr. John Eliot from Overachievement. If you’re into achieving greatness and love to see the hero in action—whether it’s Tiger Woods.

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It’s arousal will enhance performance as your body mobilizes its resources for action. Mostly an Awesome book with interesting ideas.

He offers counterintuitive and unconventional concepts which he calls “Definitely Put All Your Eggs in One Basket,” “Think Like a Squirrel,” and “Butterflies Are a Good Thing”—that teaches you to thrive on pressure and not just endure it This book is absolute must read if you want to maximize your potential and be at top of your game.

To help with his research on overachievement Eliot worked with clients from Merrill Lynch, Olympic athletes, top surgeons at the Texas Medical Center, and even Dave Matthews.

Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

Despite its claim of scientificness and boasting with the “PhD” it contains no real references, but a ton of sport-anecdotes. This as opposed to ordinary people whose view of the world is distorted by the lens view of others. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to hone their concentration and work a little harder.

I felt I could put into practice what I read without feeling overwhelmed or confused. Excellence e,iot with the state of one’s mind, and the points laid out in Overachievement are simple, to the point, no nonsense, and poignant. I liked his gist: I also found it particularly useful for thinking about pitching and performing in front of an audience. He doesn’t believ My mother, father and I have decided to start a book club for what they call self-help books and what I call psychology books: When it is time to perform the performer focuses only upon performance, everything else, including self-evaluation is a distraction that detracts from instead of adding to the action in overachiecement.


Of particular interest to me is his claim that the physical feelings of nervousness or butterflies in the stomach are performance enhancers that we should embrace and come to love, instead of to avoid. It is belief in success, not social superiority.

You must trust the training you’ve already done, and just do it. Channel overachievwment inner-squirrel to oferachievement into your true ability to kick butt. Very inspiring and very bold take on performance beyond ordinary.

To calm oneself down in high-stress situations is to disarm oneself of optimum-performance fight mode. Dec 28, Angela Randall marked it as to-read Shelves: Personally, I find this to be a convincing book that I intend to pursue over time, to think about how to incorporate the author’s insights into my way of doing things.

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Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More – John Eliot – Google Books

Eliot is also a bestselling author, with top titles including “Overachievement” and “Help the Helper”. Content alone would have gotten between a 4 and 5 star. John Eliot of the neuroscience department of Rice University.

John eliog it really liked it Oct 30, So, the book caters more to a male audience who is familiar with all these sports and their logistics. The other main question comes from the confidence part; for every example in the book on successful mouthy individuals, one can think of several to whom outspoken confidence or arrogance the threshold is very subjective was a major blow professionally; The environment matters, too, not just your own mindset.

Breaks down how the brain functions under pressure and how high performers execute. A counter-intuitive guide to achieving better performance in work and in life in general. Long-winded in the second half. Other editions – View all Overachievement: Common terms and phrases Apollo 13 asked athletes ball baseball basketball better Bill Russell boss brain Branson career Carney Lansford cerebral cortex championship clients overxchievement commitment concentration confidence Deion Deion Sanders distractions overachevement dream evaluating exam exceptional thinkers executives experience feel field focus focused football Franz Klammer Gene Kranz goal golf golfers high performance hitters John keep kids kind look mental Michael Jordan million mind never Olympic overachiever person Pete Rose philosophy of performance pick pitch play players practice preperformance routine pressure psychological psychologists Richard Branson Richard Petty shot skills someone step strategy success superstar sure surgeon Tae Bo talent talk target things think exceptionally thought Tiger Woods tion Training Mindset Overachievemejt Mindset trying turn Tyler Hamilton Yogi Yogi Berra.


Wow is the word I would use to describe this book.

Retrieved from ” https: Eliot challenges the reader to disc Dr. The author’s voice is positive, encouraging, and inspiring as well. When I was in high school and eliiot racing, I used to refer to this book jokingly as my “bible. Nov 16, Chris rated it it was amazing. I found it really helpful to read and consider, especiall When I was in high school and ski racing, I used to refer to this book jokingly as my “bible. Pleasure in all of the activities in a person’s daily life result in an active and fulfilled life that is not a drudgery.

Overachievement: The Science of Working Less to Accomplish More – John Eliot, PhD – Google Books

Put all your eggs in one basket. Apr 29, Suhrob rated it did not like it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.