Book Review: Atomic Habits

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Title: Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones Author: James Clear Topic: Psychology, human behaviour, performance habits Appropriate for: Compulsory reading for Athletes, Coaches, Parents Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: I think this should be compulsory reading for athletes and coaches… […]

Book Review: ShoeDog

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Title: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE Author: Phil McKnight Topic: Autobiography, Business Appropriate for: Athletes, Coaches, Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: Obviously I have heard of Nike. Everyone has. I’d even heard a little bit about how Nike came up with their famous “Waffle” shoe, […]

Book Review: The ONE Thing

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Title:The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Author: Gary Keller and Jay Papasan Topic: Psychology, Habits and Routines Appropriate for: Anyone interested in improving! Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: David Cowan – a colleague of mine at the Borders and East Lothian Academy, gave me this […]

Book Review: The Art of Learning

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The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance Author: Josh Waitzkin Topic: Skill Acquisition, Learning, Coaching, Psychology Appropriate for: Anyone interested in learning or helping those who learn! Overall rating: 4/5 Overview: I was given this book for Christmas 2017 (last year) and finally got round to reading it this Christmas (2018)! Much […]

Book Review: The Edge

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Title: The Edge: How the Best Get Better Author: Michael Heppell Topic: Psychology, Habits and Routines Appropriate for: Anyone interested in improving! Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: I’m not entirely sure how this book ended up in my collection, but it sat on the bookshelf for a while as […]

Book review: Why We Sleep

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Title: Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams Author: Matthew Walker (PhD) Topic: Sleep, Health, Performance, Learning, Memory Appropriate for: Literally everyone but especially – Parents of athletes, Teachers, Athletes, Coaches, Support Staff Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: I first heard about this book after listening to […]