“Moneyball” – Michael Lewis

“Give the game a chance to come to you and often enough it will.” The #1 National Bestseller is what it says on the first page, followed by three pages of praises for this novel, Moneyball. I wasn’t sold on this book until I read the very last pages. That is when I understood why…

“You Were Always the Wolf” – Abby Wambach

You’ve probably heard “The strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack” before. Did she… yes, Abby was the one who said it. She became the New York Times Bestselling Author and Olympic Gold Medalist because she had a different mindset. Fitting in wasn’t something on her…

“I Serve to Win” – Novak Djokovic

“I eat for my brain as well as my body” This week I read a book written with an incredibly open mind, grounded on Chinese medicine and youth no one should ever have to experience. Without giving away too much, because I believe you do have to read it yourself to understand Djokovic’s stand of…

My Favorite Quotes from “Success Habits” – Napoleon Hill (pt.2)

I quickly noticed that one blog post wouldn’t be enough for Hill’s podcast book as I like to call it, so I decided to make another post where I share my favorite takeaways from each chapter. Chapter 1 – Definite of Purpose Chapter 2 – Mastering Your Definite of Purpose “Our greatest demonstration of the…

“Success Habits” – Napoleon Hill

“It changed my life” This book is a transcribed version from a series of podcasts Hill did in 1952 in Missouri. Going through each chapter nearly provides the feeling of being in the same room with Hill and looking at how he talks into a microphone when he shares life lessons for success. Hill’s Background…

“Leading With The Heart” with Coach Mike Krzyzewski

“Leading with the Heart” is one excellent guide to success that waves in sports, business, and life in one. This week’s blog post consists of my top tips from Coach K’s book, essentially a guide without reading the book. Every individual involved in basketball for the past 40 years knows who Coach K is. For…

The Gifts Of Imperfection (part.2) – Brene Brown

Since the last blog post could have become a novel, I decided to make a second part and highlight the takeaway points from this book in a separate blog post. As previously mentioned, Brene Brown is a researcher by heart and has dedicated most of her life to studying emotions. She is, without a doubt,…

The Gifts Of Imperfection – Brené Brown

Another book by the shame researcher Brené Brown is on this week’s menu. As we already know, Brown dedicated two decades to researching shame in her attempt to study happiness. Let’s jump into this week’s book review, “The Gifts Of Imperfection.” The book builds on how we should live a wholehearted life. Not be controlled…

Daring Greatly with Brene Brown

We live in a world dominated by the never enough feeling as we constantly are challenged to put ourselves in uncomfortable, vulnerable, and sometimes dangerous situations only to feel like we belong. This week’s blog post is on “how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead” ~ Brené Brown  Daring…

I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t) ~ Brené Brown

“Making the journey from ‘what will people think?’ to ‘I am enough!‘” It is fascinating how we believe we are lonely when going through hardships in this world when in fact, we are one in many who are struggling with the same thoughts. What makes us differ from each other is that we have distinct…

“We Are Motivated By Curiosity” – Stephen Hawking

Why waste our time doing something that we do not like when we can learn and appreciate every single day doing something we love. I have realized that we can tie any life situation to sports. A life example could be something along the lines of “nothing is going my way, and I do not…

Week 7 – “Mindset” by Carol S. Dweck

The difference between a “growth” and a “fixed” mindset is what differentiates people from one another. Yet, this powerful word rules our core beliefs about ourselves and others around us and that is exactly what this book is about. In this blog post, I will explain Carol Dweck’s perspective on the different mindsets and how…

Week 6 – “Brainstrong” by Anders Hansen

If you have come this far with my blog you know that working out helps your brain to manage stress, betters your memory, challenges your creativity and so much more. Andreas Hansen, a doctor of psychiatry, and author of the book teaches us about the positive effects that exercise has on the brain. This blog…

Week 5 – “The Psychology of Winning” by Denis Waitley

To be able to understand all coaches it is not sufficient to merely learn about new psychology techniques and methods. Numerous coaches are “old fashioned” and use techniques that are out of date. So, this week I took my time to listen to a quite old book, and to my surprise, the book had a…

Week 4 – “The Sport Psychologist’s Handbook” by Joaquin Dosil

This week I decided to take a different turn, going from modern and sexy sport psychology books to a more fundamental and serious one. This book is called the Sport Psychologist’s Handbook for a reason, with 43 contributors from all over the world Dosil has managed to create a handbook for the newcomers in sport…

Week 3 – “10 Minute Toughness” by Dr. Jason Selk

It is week three, I have gotten through the third book and all I can say is that it’s different from the first two. “10-minute toughness” brings up a lot of different scenarios in which an athlete can feel the pressure suffocating them, and it is not pleasant. However, “10-minute toughness” provides a lot of…

Week 2 – “It’s All In Your Head” by Michael Södermalm

A Swedish book was on my list for this week but unfortunately, it doesn’t exist in English. Therefore, I will do my best to share the essence of it and make you feel like you’ve read it. Instead of doing a traditional summary of the book, I will simply take out parts from every chapter…

Week 1 “Surrounded By Idiots” by Thomas Erikson

People will always get critiqued by others for having their own theories of how the world works. However, when you know how to categorize daily information in your brain, the world becomes an easier place for you to operate in. This book builds on four different personality types according to Erikson, reading it taught me…

“The Brave Athlete: Calm the f**k down and Rise to the Occasion”

Let’s just start with the title. I don’t know about you, but this title caught my attention. After listening to Dr. Simon Marshall, a professor of medicine and his Iron-Woman champion to wife Lesley Paterson on an episode in Ben Greenfield’s podcast it was finally time for me to find the time and read their…

7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Let’s face it, there are no shortcuts to anything in life and if you think you have it, you’re most likely wrong. Though, Stephen Covey managed to pick out the most beneficial habits a person can adapt in order to become as effective as possible in life. “Almost all the literature in the first 150…