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The Tao of Sport
Reflecting on Purpose, Passion and Growth from a Hotbed of High Performance
Duff Gibson - 2021-09-14
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Stuart McMillan
I finished reading ‘The Tao of Sport’ by Olympic Champion, Coach, and all-around good guy, @duffgibson this week. Really a fantastic read! Great book for athletes, coaches, sport administrators, and parents.      source
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The Comfort Crisis
Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self
Michael Easter - 2021-05-11
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Discover the evolutionary mind and body benefits of living at the edges of your comfort zone and reconnecting with the wild.In many ways, we’re more comfortable than ever before. But could our sheltered, temperature-controlled, overfed, underchallenged lives actually be the leading cause of many our most urgent physical and mental health issues? In...
Stuart McMillan
I finished @Michael_Easter’s book ‘The Comfort Crisis’ this past weekend I have to say, I thought it was excellent — and his background research was solid, including mentions of conversations with my friends @thereadystate @greenfeetPT & @stumptuous Recommended!      source
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The Path to Power
Robert A. Caro - 1990-02-17 (first published in 1982)
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The Years of Lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time. No president—no era of American politics—has been so intensively and sharply examined at a time when so many prime witnesses to hitherto untold or misinterpreted facets of a life, a career, and a period of history could still be persuaded to speak. The Path to Power, Book One, reve...
Stuart McMillan
So I have finally finished all four volumes of Caro’s incredible work ‘The Years of Lyndon Johnson’ — and I now join the 1000s of folks kinda morbidly hoping he finishes volume 5 before he dies! “It doesn't matter how long a book takes, what matters is how long a book lasts."      source
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Building the Elite
Jonathon Pope - 2020-01-01
Stuart McMillan
Awesome stuff from @craigk2 and @building_elite. I highly recommend their book: ‘Building the Elite’ @ALTIS #ThorneCONNECT      source
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Delivering Happiness
A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Tony Hsieh - 2013-03-19 (first published in 2010)
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Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department Focus on company culture as the #1 priority Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business Help employees grow-both personally and professionally Seek to change the world Oh, and make money too . . . Sound ...
Stuart McMillan
I thought Hsieh’s biography/business book (Delivering Happiness) was excellent — he lived a really interesting life, and ran his businesses in really interesting ways. No doubt has inspired many 🙏      source
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Stuart McMillan
@codyroyle I read it every couple of years or so. It’s a short - but incredibly powerful book      source
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Ultimate MMA Conditioning
Joel Jamieson - 2009-01-01
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Ultimate MMA Conditioning is foremost authority on how to get in shape for combat sports. Written by internationally renowned expert and strength and conditioning coach, Joel Jamieson, this book will give you a complete A-Z blueprint to radically improve conditioning through a unique scientifically proven approach. Top mixed martial artists stars l...
Stuart McMillan
I’ve been a big fan of Joel Jamieson for many years, and have really enjoyed reading his work. I’m not a big MMA fan, but his Ultimate MMA Conditioning book is a must-read!      source
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Change Maker
Turn Your Passion for Health and Fitness into a Powerful Purpose and a Wildly Successful Career
John Berardi - 2019-11-05
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The health and fitness industry is huge, highly competitive, and often confusing to navigate. This one-of-a-kind book helps you make sense of the chaos, laying out a clear roadmap for career success—for both established professionals and anyone just getting started. With thousands of certifications, seminars, websites, and gurus promising advice, i...
Stuart McMillan
If you haven’t already, check out the top 5 lessons I learned from reading Dr. John Berardi’s Change Maker book - maybe the best ‘coaching’ book I have ever read      source
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Chimp Paradox
How Our Impulses and Emotions Can Determine Success and Happiness and How We Can Control Them
Steve Peters - 2012-01-01
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Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer the...
Stuart McMillan
@TheKurtHester Little know fact this side of the Atlantic: the athlete here is Dr. Steve Peters - very well-known and respected sport psychologist, and author of what I believe to be the best sport psych book for coaches & athletes - ‘The Chimp Paradox’      source