Train Your Mind and Nerve Like a Champion
by Charlie Unwin
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Pub Date 19 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 06 Mar 2023
"Brilliantly illustrates how your mind really can triumph over matter." Frankie Dettori MBE, Champion Jockey
In any high-pressure environment, from special operations to the operating theatre, you can divide people into two groups - those whose performance is controlled from the outside in and those who control their performance from the inside out.
Inside Out is about your ability to achieve incredible things on the outside by paying attention to what's on the inside. In his first ever book, Charlie Unwin shares unparalleled insight into the minds and inner workings of the world's most accomplished performers, including double Olympic champions, special forces soldiers, fighter pilots, surgeons, barristers, chefs, musicians and financial traders.
Combining his unique experience as a performance psychologist with a blend of cutting-edge science and conventional wisdom, Charlie takes you on a journey through the three dimensions that shape your inner world - the Thinking Dimension, the Feeling Dimension and the Intuitive Dimension.
In doing so, he turns the complexities of neuroscience, stress adaptation and cognitive performance into simple and effective training principles that you can use in your everyday quest for excellence. Inside Out will give you the confidence to do more and go further with what you already have.
‘My sport involves split-second timing and decision making, as well as the ability to stick with it. This book brilliantly illustrates how your mind really can triumph over matter.’
-Frankie Dettori MBE, champion jockey
‘A fascinating book about how we can be the architects of our own minds. Charlie makes a highly compelling case for the defining importance of temperament, mental poise and self-awareness to high performance – in any walk of life. And he tells us how to get there. A “must read” for anybody who wants to excel!’
- General Sir Peter Wall, former Chief of General Staff of the British Army
‘Charlie’s Inside Out approach is immensely valuable. I have learned so much from the book.’
-Lizzy Yarnold OBE, double Olympic champion
‘Inside Out provides a very modern approach to personal leadership, packed with valuable insights blended from science, conventional wisdom and Charlie’s own unique experience.’
-David Nicol, former CEO, Brewin Dolphin
‘Working with Charlie and his Inside Out approach was instrumental to my performances in Tokyo.’
-Sophie Wells OBE, four-time Paralympic gold medallist
‘Anyone interested in exploring their own performance potential is going to benefit immensely from this book.’
-DS, former SAS squadron commander
‘When it comes to performance psychology Charlie truly is an expert in his field. He played a huge role in helping me achieve my goal of becoming an Olympic champion.’
-Kate French MBE, Olympic champion, Tokyo 2020
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I can't express enough how impacting this book is for me. I've read many many texts about locus of control, driver meta-programs, self-drive etc. But they say 'When the student is ready the teacher appears.' I haven't finished reading yet but even the reminders that self-drive inside-out people focus on and love the process of practice even when they are masters shifted something in me. I love learning, mastery and growth but had got too outcome focused. Thank you for the reminder. I can't wait to read the rest of this consise and excellent book.
INSIDE OUT by Charlie Unwin made me a smarter person. In this book, Unwin elegantly and succinctly describes how your inner world predicts your outer world -- explaining so very much and setting loose powerful imagining and determination, resolve, and motivation to further explore and develop living a fuller, more contributive life. I received an early copy of this book and these opinions are my own, unbiased thoughts.
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