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Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
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Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

Written by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

Narrated by Christopher Lane

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and journalist who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how everyone can achieve their best.

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which readers will learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose; and priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity.

In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches readers on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.

Editor's Note

Audie Award winner…

Achieve amazing results at work and beyond without sacrificing sleep or lapsing into other unhealthy habits. The science is in, and it says running yourself ragged won’t get you what you want. This won the best Business & Personal Development Audie.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateJun 6, 2017
ISBN9781536675054
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive With the New Science of Success

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Awesome book with excellent practical strategies that you can use in your own daily life!
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    2 thumbs up, great book highly recommend very very motivational
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Great audiobook. It was very to comprehend and practical. It possess great insights into how by simplifying your life you can achieve maximum productivity and success. I highly recommend this book to all high achiever and go getters.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    a good book with very useful advices to enhance your performance in whatever important for you
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    Love this book! Its not something you read in one go but its very informative. I found myself agreeing to most of the studies/practices they mentioned. Who knew that the key to achieve peak performance could be this simple? Its simple but it requires practice. Definitely applying it now to my everyday life!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    The introduction of this audiobook is way too long. It goes down a rabbit hole that really didn’t entice me but I just skipped into the actual chapters and boy is it worth it!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This book answers a lot of questions I've had after reading other self improvement books. Like whether napping provides the same benefits as sleeping. And for how long! This book is Awesome. I've had insights on how to tweak the process I follow through out this book.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    It's a good book about resting and meditation backup with science and physiology
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Provides useful insights to improve performance in any endeavor you are doing
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Brilliant. Especially loved the many case studies and personal experiences referenced within the book - it sticks out like a sore thumb to many 'self help' books that rely on the reader for content, instead providing you with clear and reliable advice for personal development. As someone that has tried to remove stress from her life these past 4 years, it's given me a lot to consider in terms of positive lifestyle changes.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Great lessons for how to view your performance under times of stress. I have recommended this book to many of my family members and friends.
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    5/5
    I am glad that i started reading again after a long time from this book.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Enlightening. It compiles the experience of top performers and lay it down in a simple and easy steps.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This is a must kind of book. It motivated me to get off my butt and begin to work out and eat better.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I liked this book and how it talked about a wide range of topics, with lots of great examples. Really out together well, and it's one of the better books I've listened to around this kind of topic.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    A nice book for anyone who wants more than the average from life.
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    Awesome book great to listen to while painting. Worth the time
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Best book I’ve read in 2020. Recommend to anyone who’s either looking to improve themselves or merely looking to fine tune their current practices.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Opened my mind towards other ways of thinking. I genuinely feel it’s a book that can change so many lives especially those who have oversaturated their time with doing so many tasks.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Good advice, applying just a few of these the techniques or principles discussed in the book could radically change your life. Just a few topics include sleep, How we view stress and how the quality of focus and practice effects our development in a particular field or task.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    Wound up being a disappointingly shallow survey of a bunch of topics I'd mostly read about elsewhere in more detail. Might be a useful read for someone who hasn't run across a lot of these ideas before.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    My favorite book so far. The last chapter is a great checklist of all the wonderful ideas covered in this well-rounded, thoroughly-researched masterpiece.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Great value lesson in this book. Good scientific research as well.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Motivating and inspirational!
    Really Really good ?A must read for staying focused on what matters.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Practical advice to help you improve in every area of your life, although topics discussed are not new. This book consolidates them.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Premium insights, pointers, angles, and research...all clustered refreshingly in poignant topics which are arranged in a pragmatic sequence. Cutting-edge Alchemy at its best!!!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I love this book, it makes see things från a different perspective. The most powerful tool ypu get, is the fact that they use scientific studies to support all the steps the book suggest to take to become better in whatever you aretry to do. I start to apply the practices the book suggest. thank you!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Muy didáctico. Fácil de comprender y poner en práctica. Asi que...¡manos a la obra!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Very practical, started implementing some of the suggestions immediately and I see the benefits already
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Very handful and practical. Great inspiring examples from people with total different backgrounds and stories.