AM for Life MasteryTM: A process that will empower you to reach your chosen level of performance while reducing stress

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Author House, Oct 18, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 220 pages
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This book is the product of the experience gained through many years of working with and leading individuals and teams in their journey to excellence. The concept of Peak Performance evolved over those years and has become encased in the words "the right stuff, in the right amount, at the right timeTM". It is a simple and concise way to describe a process which ensures the best results with the least effort and the least stress. The book provides a recipe that will help you to create peak performance. The key is to work with your best abilities to gain awareness, internalize it in your bag of tricks, integrate it into your daily routine, and practice until it becomes second nature. For more information, contact the author at repars1@sympatico.ca
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
PART I SETTING UP THE JOURNEY
6
Introduction
7
Why AM?
8
Why Write this Book?
10
Why Read This Book?
12
Aiming for Effortless Effectiveness
20
Creating New Thinking Pathways
22
No Aim No Hit
96
Powerful Words Powerful Results
98
Make It Permanent
100
Step Three Seeing the Future Today
102
Designing Performance
104
Imprinting the Image
106
Step Four Expressing Gratitude
110
Make It Part of Your Mental Gym
112

Things to Keep in Mind to Hike your PERFORMANCE
24
The Importance of Communications
26
Recommendations for Maximum Effectiveness
28
A Supporting Story
30
The Horse and The Rider
32
PART II BUILDING THE FOUNDATION
36
Awareness Training
38
Internalizing the Discovery
40
Developing Mastery
42
Peak Performance Defined
44
The Right Stuff
46
At The Right Time
48
Meet a REAL Peak Performer
50
Aligning Your Compass
52
The Power of Vision
54
Basic Rules for Vision Building
56
Believe and You Shall See
60
Comprehensive and Inspiring
62
The Power of Vision in Action
64
Revving UP Your Motivation
66
Your Reasons Are Your Reasons
68
Good Days and Bad Days all the same
70
Planting Guardrails
72
Knowing the Boundaries
74
Be True To Yourself
76
Beware Incongruence
78
PART III PROGRAMMING PEAK PERFORMANCE
80
Step One Quieting the Brain
82
Posture for Quiet
86
Breathe for Quiet
88
Step Two Reframing Selftalk
92
The Power of Words
94
Count Your Blessings
114
Keep the Faith
116
Step Five Creating Mastery
118
Plan Plan Plan
120
Step Six Anchoring Peak Performance
122
Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP
124
Testimonial of a Master Coach
126
PART IV RELEASING YOUR BRAKES
130
Maximizing Your Effort
132
The Paradigm Shifts Changing Gears
134
from necessity to possibility
136
from scattered to focused
138
Communication Barriers
142
Mastering Emotions
148
Making Decisions
154
Measuring Progress
158
CONCLUSION AND PATH FORWARD
164
Success ONLY After Hard Work
166
APPENDICES
168
APPENDIX 1
2
An Example of a Compelling Vision
4
APPENDIX 2
6
APPENDIX 3
10
APPENDIX 4
12
APPENDIX 5
14
APPENDIX 6
16
APPENDIX 7
20
Effective Listening Gestures
22
APPENDIX 8
26
APPENDIX 9
28
APPENDIX 10
30
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About the author (2011)

Raymond Perras is a certified professional coach with over fifteen years experience coaching individuals and organizations in peak performance in both business and sports.
As a professional engineer, he managed many projects involving a variety of disciplines, skills, expertise and abilities. On the sports side, his involvement spans over 40 years as a player, coach and in the last 20 years, as performance coach in hockey, football and other sports from the minor levels to the pros.
Having witnessed the transformation of numerous clients from average to outstanding performers, he shares a process that anyone can apply to create awareness, internalize and integrate it, and master the knowledge to make it second nature.
In this book, the author provides the framework and the techniques and practices that can help you, the reader, to install a program in your daily routine that will ensure uniform, consistent and repeatable results. You will create peak performance in your life by applying the right stuff, in the right amount, at the right time (his definition of peak performance).
Having learned from life that there is truth about the saying "winners make it happen, losers let it happen", Raymond has drawn a path to peak performance that enables you to build the capacity to influence your results. He is happy to share a simple recipe that requires hard work but leads to success in mastering your life.
Raymond lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His performance coaching business provides services to individuals, businesses and sports organizations in Canada and the USA. He enjoys family life with Louise, his life companion and three children, France, Serge and Joelle. Among his hobbies are Forex markets investing and travel. He continues to research ways and means to increase the value of peak performance.
His next major goal is to write a book for coaching and guidance of the leaders who are charged with the task of creating a peak performance environment for their teams.

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