The Confident Mind

The Confident Mind

A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance

Summary

You don't have to be born confident. You can learn to be confident. Here's how.

Dr Nate Zinsser works with the cream of the US military to prepare them mentally for leadership and for action. He also trains top sportsmen and women to develop the self-belief essential for world-class performance. Now he shares the tried and tested techniques he has perfected over many years to help anyone who wants to acquire the confidence that will enable them to perform at their very best, whatever the environment, however stressful the situation. In the process he shows how to make positive use of nervousness, what acquiring a 'success cycle' involves, and why self-assurance, like all skills, requires constant practice.

Drawing on the latest research, and packed with real-life examples, this is a supremely practical - and inspirational - guide to achieving bullet-proof confidence.

About the author

Nathaniel Zinsser

Nate Zinsser has directed the Performance Psychology Program at the United States Military Academy for more than 27 years, providing state of the art training in the psychology of competition, the foundations for confidence and trust, stress management and more. His curriculum has been extended to twelve US Army posts nationwide where it is used to train Army units in preparation for deployment and to support wounded warriors in their recovery. In his private practice, Zinsser has worked with ballerinas, neurosurgeons, and congressional candidates, and has taught individuals from both the NHL and NFL, including the former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. He has conducted training for Staples and UBS and presented to faculty and students at universities such as Princeton and Vassar.
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