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 Numerous coaches are “old fashioned” and use techniques that are out of date.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…

My Favorite Quotes From Angela Duckworth

Which of the following do you agree with? GRIT is something we are born with GRIT comes easier to people who know their WHY Everyone can develop GRIT if they want to Not everyone who wants to be GRITTY can If you agreed with two out of the four these statements you are correct. If…

Who Is Successful And Why? – Grit (Part 2)

Last week’s post on the first book on GRIT by Angela Lee Duckworth left me curious about what the second book had to offer so instead of reading it I listened to through an audiobook and I think that is becoming my new favorite thing. I can listen to a book at the same time…

Visualize – “Mind Gym”

Why do all top athletes incorporate imagery as a part of their training? How can imagery be useful in becoming a world champion? Who came up with it, who can use it and can non-athletes benefit from the method? These are only a few of many questions people might ask in regards to this weeks…

Train Your Brain with “Mind Gym”

Last weeks topic was on focus and how to keep the mind in line. This week we are releasing the mind and letting it wander away as we talk about one of the best sport psychology books in my opinion. Mind Gym by Gary Mack is one of my absolute favorite books regarding finding balance…