Empowerment: The Competitive Edge in Sports, Business & Life

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Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc., 2006 - Psychology - 420 pages
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Contents

PRINCIPLE 1 VALUE YOUR DIFFERENCE
7
Are You an Individualist?
14
Jim Thorpe
17
PRINCIPLE 2 TO WIN BIG BE WILLING TO FAIL BIG
31
Are You a RiskTaker or a Caretaker?
37
Babe Ruth
39
PRINCIPLE 3 FOLLOW YOUR PASSION
55
How Passionate are You?
64
PRINCIPLE 9 THINK HOLISTICALLY TO ANTICIPATE OUTCOMES
217
Are You Rational or Intuitive?
223
Wayne Gretzky
225
PRINCIPLE 10 IGNITE YOUR COMPETITIVE ZEAL
247
Are You Competitive?
258
Michael Jordan
261
PRINCIPLE 11 FOCUS YOUR TYPE A TENDENCIES
281
Are You Type A or B?
288

Babe Zaharias
67
PRINCIPLE 4 TRANSFORM BREAKDOWN INTO BREAKTHROUGH
83
Can You Bounce Back?
89
Wilma Rudolph
91
PRINCIPLE 5 TAP INTO YOUR INSTINCTS
103
Are You Right or LeftBrain Dominant?
111
Pelé
113
PRINCIPLE 6 BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
129
Can You Get the Job Done?
134
Muhammad Ali
137
PRINCIPLE 7 MAKE EM PLAY YOUR GAME
159
Where Is Your Locus of Control?
166
Martina Navratilova
169
PRINCIPLE 8 VISUALIZE YOUR GOAL
187
Can You Visualize Success?
194
Greg Louganis
197
Jeff Gordon
291
PRINCIPLE 12 SEE AN OBSTACLE AS AN OPPORTUNITY
305
How Do You React to Setbacks?
311
Lance Armstrong
313
PRINCIPLE 13 PERFORM IN THE ZONE
337
Can You Get in the Zone?
347
Tiger Woods
349
KINESTHETIC KARMA
371
SELFEMPOWERMENT
393
Appendix
405
General References
407
Chapter References
410
Index
415
About the Author
421
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About the author (2006)

Dr. Landrum is a businessman turned educator and author. As founder of the Chuck E. Cheese chain of restaurants and co-founder of Atari Computer, he was involved in creative entrepreneurial ventures and became fascinated with innovative behavior. His doctoral dissertation on the innovator personality launched his life-long research into the psychology underpinning success. He believes that to be successful, one must be different. Considered an authority in the psychology of success, Dr. Landrum is a widely sought-after speaker who has appeared on radio and television throughout the United States. He is a professor in the graduate and undergraduate schools at International College in Naples, Florida. Dr. Landrum and his wife Diedra spend their time between their homes in Naples, Florida and Lake Tahoe.

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