Overachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More

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Portfolio, Apr 25, 2006 - Business & Economics - 259 pages
Relax. Set goals. Focus on the outcome. Lose yourself to the Zone. All reasonable, sensible advice when you are facing a big presentation at work, a crucial point in the game, or any kind of career-launching performance. And all utterly, hopelessly, wrong.

According to John Eliot, Ph.D., Such self-improvement balderdash will do nothing but relegate you to a career in mediocrity.

As Dr. Eliot has discovered through his cutting-edge research and real-world coaching, techniques such as goal-setting, relaxation, visualization, stress management, and flow just dont work for most people. Relaxing when the pressure is on is the wrong way to go. Instead, to really ratchet up your performance, youll need to change the way you think about pressureand learn how to welcome it, enjoy it, and make it work to your advantage.

Mixing scientific insights with entertaining and inspiring stories, Overachievement will help you achieve spectacular success in any situation that demands you rise above and beyond what you ever thought possible. BACKCOVER: The antithesis of every self-improvement guru.
Jim Pawlak, Chicago Tribune

[Eliots] upfront conversational tone makes his advice not just palatable but convincing. Even if they dont achieve superstar results right away, readers from all walks of life should find it easier to hone their concentration and work a little harder.
Publishers Weekly

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JOHN ELIOT, PH.D., teaches business and psychology at Rice University and is adjunct professor at SMU Cox School of Business Leadership Center. He is the former director of Rices program in sports management and performance enhancement. In 2000, he co-founded The Milestone Group, which provides performance consultation and training to business executives, professional athletes, and corporations nationwide. Clients have included Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Adidas, NASA, the United States Olympic Committee, The Mayo Clinic, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and hundreds of elite individual performers.

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