Book description

Where do you fall on your organization's performance spectrum?

Unstoppable is performance-enhancing manual for those who are ready to change the world. Regardless of talent or skill set, there are four types of people in every organization: Undertakers, Caretakers, Play Makers, and Game Changers—but value is definitely not equal across the board. Game changers move things forward with relentless energy, effort, attitude, and excellence. They elevate those around them, inspire exceptional performance, and drive their organization to the top. This book is designed to help you rise to the challenge and become the Game Changer your organization needs. Candid insights from dozens of coaches, managers, CEOs, journalists, entrepreneurs, and other elite performers reveal the qualities that make some people stand out, and the underlying theme is mindset.

While talent is a great head start, it is merely potential. Undeveloped and erratically-wielded talent holds little value for an organization. The key to high performance is an intentionally cultivated mindset of success, backed by the bold action it takes to make things happen every day. This book delves deep into the elite performance paradigm to help you work at the highest levels.

  • Learn what separates the playmakers from the game changers
  • Step up your performance with a simple five-step process
  • Transform your thinking and develop an unstoppable toughness
  • Be the best at what you do, and elevate your entire organization

The performance spectrum is not about classifying your coworkers; it's about self-assessment, self-reflection, and self-improvement. Everyone has star quality, even if it is buried deep inside. Unstoppable helps you uncover your potential, and upgrade your performance to become the best.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright
  3. Other Books by Dave Anderson
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Let Us Hear from You
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 1: The Undertaker
    1. Undertakers Do Sub-Baseline Work
    2. Toxic Achievers Are Undertakers
    3. It's the Mindset
    4. Mission Unstoppable
  8. Chapter 2: The Caretaker
    1. The Caretaker Antithesis
    2. Drop the Excuses
    3. Seven Caretaker Symptoms
    4. Mission Unstoppable
  9. Chapter 3: The Playmaker
    1. A Vital Role
    2. Three Key Differentiators
    3. Mission Unstoppable
  10. Chapter 4: The Game Changer
    1. Mission Unstoppable
  11. Chapter 5: It's About Decisions, Not Conditions
    1. Your Personal Philosophy
    2. The Thermostat
    3. It's About Focused Energy
    4. Mission Unstoppable
  12. Chapter 6: The Wonder of WHY
    1. Desire, Direction, Determination
    2. The Four Why's
    3. Using Doubt and Disrespect
    4. Mission Unstoppable
  13. Chapter 7: Live Your Life in the Zone
    1. A Momentum Maker
    2. Aspire for “Good Used Up”
    3. It's About Effort
    4. Be More Impervious to Distractions
    5. Beware “Zone Busters”
    6. Fodder for Right Philosophy
    7. Don't Take the Bait!
    8. The 4 C's of in-the-Zone Performance
    9. Mission Unstoppable
  14. Chapter 8: Go A.P.E.!
    1. Attitude, Passion, and Enthusiasm—Find a Way, Not an Excuse
    2. Attitude, Passion, and Enthusiasm Are Separators and Accelerators
    3. Going A.P.E. Is About Selfless, Above-and-Beyond Contribution
    4. Passion Brings Thirst for Improvement
    5. Going A.P.E. Helps You Thrive Under Pressure
    6. Check Your Birth Certificate
    7. Mission Unstoppable
  15. Chapter 9: The Key to Mental Toughness
    1. Faith Is Personal
    2. Be Prepared to Fight for Faith
    3. Faith Can Anchor Your Personal Philosophy
    4. Faith Under Fire
    5. Faith and Sacrifice
    6. Don't Shipwreck Your Faith
    7. Mission Unstoppable
  16. Chapter 10: Create Your Unstoppable Philosophy
    1. Excerpts from Dave Anderson's Personal Unstoppable Philosophy
    2. Now Create Your Own!
    3. Mission Unstoppable
  17. Chapter 11: Develop a Daily Mindset Discipline
    1. You Cannot Simply “Not Have” a Mindset
    2. You Cannot Microwave Mindset
    3. The Pain, Power, and Pleasure of Process
    4. What You Do Is Up to You
    5. A Sample Routine
    6. Start with Five Minutes
    7. Right Mindset Helps You Max Out the Moment
    8. Fight Like Ferrell
    9. Mission Unstoppable
  18. Chapter 12: The Unfathomable Power of Example
    1. Example Is a Very Big Deal
    2. Grace Made Man
    3. Everyone Leads by Example
    4. There Is No Sole Game Changer Mold
    5. Sleeping with a Game Changer
    6. Don't Pave Detours to Destruction
    7. Hypocrisy Without Accountability at the Top
    8. John, Zig, Johnny, and Harry
    9. Mission Unstoppable
  19. Epilogue
  20. Appendix
    1. The Winslow Profiles for Identifying and Developing Potential Game Changers
  21. References
  22. Index
  23. Bring Dave to Your Team
  24. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Unstoppable
  • Author(s): Dave Anderson
  • Release date: September 2017
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119412434