Master Your Mind

Book description

Youll get there faster if you just slow down

Master Your Mind offers a bit of perspective and a lot of insight for anyone seeking long-term success. Success in business is spelled M-O-R-E: better results, faster growth, more revenue, greater efficiency. Do more. Make more. Achieve more. And do it now. Eventually, ambition turns to stress, then to frenzy, then to emptiness as once-ambitious workers endlessly trudge the hamster wheel chasing the next promotion. While top-level performance is the holy grail of business at all levels, there is another, much better way to achieve it: slow down. Yes, you read that right—S-L-O-W. This is your permission to jump off of the hamster wheel.

Slowing down is not a luxury, it is a necessity. A frenetic brain simply doesn’t perform at optimal levels. By maintaining a snail’s pace, you actually achieve better results—at rocket speed—because you’re firing on all cylinders. You’ll think of new things, approach old problems from new perspectives, and breathe a breath of fresh air into everything you do. This book shows you how to achieve this state of steady, sustainable fire, and how to get further by crawling than you ever did while attempting to fly.

  • Learn how slowing down can lead to better, faster results
  • Achieve optimal performance thought patterns
  • Enhance your creativity and effectiveness
  • Build energy, revenue, and good health in a self-sustaining way

You know you’re capable of more, but the stress is eating away at your body, your brain, and your soul. Relax, take a deep breath, and buckle down. Clear your mind, and then put it to work. Stop juggling and start doing. Master Your Mind shows you how to supercharge your trajectory by taking it S-L-O-W. 

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Roger’s Story of “Slowing Down to Speed Up”
    2. Robb’s Story
    3. Getting Results Faster . . . What Does That Mean?
    4. Less Really Can Be More
    5. How to Get the Most from This Book
  2. Part I Slow Down Your Brain: Let an Elephant Do Your Work for You
    1. 1 Slowing Down, Speeding Up, and Your “Runaway Brain” . . . What Are We Talking About?
      1. Slowing Down . . . What’s That Mean?
      2. Cure for the Common “GO!”
      3. Real-Life Examples
      4. What’s a “Runaway Brain” and Why Should You Care?
    2. 2 Understanding and Harnessing Your Subconscious Brain
      1. Four Key Differences between the Conscious and Subconscious Brains
    3. 3 Understanding and Harnessing Your Brain Wave Patterns
      1. The Fraternity of Beta Alpha Theta Delta
    4. 4 Your Brain’s Unhelpful Default Settings
      1. Not Character Flaws, Just Survival Mechanisms
    5. 5 The 2-Millimeter Principle and the Recipe for a Breakthrough
      1. The 2-Millimeter Principle
      2. The Recipe for a Breakthrough
      3. Its Not All Resorts and All-Inclusives
  3. Part II Slow Down the Game: Counterintuitive Strategies and Tactics That Really Work
    1. 6 Master Your Mind by Mastering Your Input: Programming Your Mind for Automatic Results
      1. Your Major Mental Input Sources
      2. Winning the Beginning of Your Day
      3. Winning the End of Your Day
    2. 7 Master Your Mind by Mastering the Voices in Your Head
      1. Your Brain Is Talking to You
      2. Total Lunatic or Sales Genius?
      3. The Basic Premise: You’ve Gotta Be Working on It
    3. 8 Master Your Mind with the Ridiculous Power of Clarity
      1. The Power of Not Caring
      2. Energy Suckers Need Not Apply
      3. Lessen the Caring Load
    4. 9 Master Your Mind by Mastering Your Week: The Two-Hour Solution
      1. Busy versus Productive
      2. The Pillar of Brain-Friendly Time Management: The Two-Hour Solution
      3. Putting It All Together Professionally
      4. Advanced Two-Hour Solution Tips
      5. Perfect the Process
    5. 10 Master Your Mind by Mastering the Art of No
      1. Nobody Likes No
      2. Say No to Certain Activities
      3. Just Skip It
      4. Case Study: Just Skip It
    6. 11 Master Your Mind by Mastering Your Environment: Declutter
      1. Physical Decluttering
      2. Mental Decluttering
    7. 12 Master Your Mind by Mastering Your Body: Take Care of Yourself
      1. Keep Your Battery Level High
      2. Ways to “Plug In”
    8. 13 Master Your Mind by Mastering Silence and Presence: Shut Up and Listen
      1. Watch Out for the Dreaded MFAS
      2. Treating and Curing MFAS
      3. Get Your Fingers Out of Everything
    9. 14 Master Your Mind by Getting Micro: Start Small and Improve Incrementally
      1. The Hudson Bay Start
      2. Too Much, Too Fast
      3. The Antidote to the “Too-Fast” Start: Get Microscopic
    10. 15 Mastering Passion and Excellence
      1. Passion versus Excellence . . . Really? Excellence . . . Really?
      2. Make Your Own Cocktail
  4. Conclusion Next Steps: What to Do from Here?
  5. Resource Guide
  6. About the Authors
  7. Index
  8. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Master Your Mind
  • Author(s): Roger Seip, Robb Zbierski
  • Release date: December 2018
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119508182