High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best

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High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best

High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best

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This is a must read for anyone, be it someone who is into sport and fitness, what’s to become a actor or actress, a business owner or entrepreneur, a teacher or someone who just wants to be a better parent. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. I've recommended this book to all my friends and family and I would absolutely recommend anybody read this. This is the second book based on a podcast that I’ve read, and on this evidence it will be the last (the other one was “Talking Sopranos”). This book has changed the way I think to make me more focused on the positives and the controllables.

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 podcast is a great thing to have on in the background when cooking or on your commute to work to listen to individual experiences and how they personally think what high performance is. 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. It does not shy from what it needs to be done and doesn't go into fantasy land saying that if you want something it will happen. In collaboration with Mission, we’ve created our first High Performance drink - an enhancement of a cultural classic.Dina Asher-Smith | Steven Bartlett | Tom Daley | Steven Gerrard | Evelyn Glennie | Ole Gunnar Solskjær | 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. Looked at from a less romantic point of view, the true lesson from any Steve Jobs or Usain Bolt story is that dozens of other people stood on the same start line after putting in just as much work and had their efforts come to nothing. There are a few interesting thoughts and techniques mentioned as well as some unique stories from sports people. Jake and I met in F1, and he has always had a perspective that looked beyond the blinkers of motor-racing. In 2011, he co-founded Whisper, one of Europe’s fastest growing independent production companies with over 100 staff.

The High Performance book was an enjoyable, inspirational book that does it’s best to inspire its readers. If you want to stop making excuses and take responsibility for your life, I recommend you read this book.

After a period of serious incidents and service review I read this book to get myself back on track. Covers the importance of taking responsibility, motivation, emotions, strengths, flexibility, leading a team and crafting a culture. If this your first dabble into the “winner” genre, I’d recommend a note of caution before you start. However, the book is mostly based on stories from sport-related careers and sometimes it is hard to make the connection to a working day in a normal office. 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.

As someone who reads about 50-60 books a year, mostly on success, autobiographies, psychology, business and mindset (I'm boring, an accountant, a CFO actually with 50 investment properties so think it's working). 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.I liked the sections about taking ownership and motivation, but the best part of the book is the last chapter about courage. He went on to front their Champions League fixtures until 2023, covering Champions League games and finals. Jake is a television presenter, podcaster, author and businessman who is one of the most respected sports broadcasters in the UK.

In the first short sitting my mum asked how many copies I'd bought, as everyone needs one as their guide on how to live life. Drawing on interviews with leading athletes and entrepreneurs, they uncover the nine hidden principles that high performers use to excel: from taking absolute responsibility for their situation, to working out their non-negotiable ‘trademark behaviours’, to getting the very best out of their teammates.But also understanding a fine line between always thinking something is my fault = taking responsibility - that’s not true.

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