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The Twelve Hidden Laws of Performance: How to Use Your Mind to Win in Sport and Life [Kindle Edition]

Don Macnaughton
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Donald has helped me to become mentally stronger and more balanced and consistent in my mental preparation, even in high stress situations. He has taught me to avoid negative thoughts and form positive images, taking positive lessons from all situations. Ben Kilner (Olympic and World Cup snowboarder) --Personal book review

I have been working as a sports psychologist for over 35 years and have written and published 10 books on the subject . I have had the honor and privilege of working with Donald MacNaughton many times and I must say that his genuine,authentic and knowledgeable understanding of the material in his book as well as his ability to deliver it's essence in his work is remarkable. I intend to keep this wonderful book by my side as a handy quick reference to helping me to help my athletes succeed. If the mental game is what you are after, you must read this book Dr. Jerry Lynch, author Thinking Body,Dancing Mind --Personal Book Review

This book will enhance your performance.It will probably make you a better person as well Kevin Hogan Phd Author of the Psychology of Persuasion --Personal Book Review


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Donald has helped me to become mentally stronger and more balanced and consistent in my mental preparation, even in high stress situations. He has taught me to avoid negative thoughts and form positive images, taking positive lessons from all situations. Ben Kilner (Olympic and World Cup snowboarder) --Personal book review

I have been working as a sports psychologist for over 35 years and have written and published 10 books on the subject . I have had the honor and privilege of working with Donald MacNaughton many times and I must say that his genuine,authentic and knowledgeable understanding of the material in his book as well as his ability to deliver it's essence in his work is remarkable. I intend to keep this wonderful book by my side as a handy quick reference to helping me to help my athletes succeed. If the mental game is what you are after, you must read this book Dr. Jerry Lynch, author Thinking Body,Dancing Mind --Personal Book Review

This book will enhance your performance.It will probably make you a better person as well Kevin Hogan Phd Author of the Psychology of Persuasion --Personal Book Review

About the Author

Donald MacNaughton has been quietly working behind the scenes for many years coaching athletes and executives to perform better and achieve more. Now the "Sports Shrink" finally shares what he's learned working with top performers that can help you perform like a champion in work and life!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 207 KB
  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Publisher: North Highland Publishing (19 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DSE2EK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #198,433 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Has Sports Psychology and Mental Skills Training been a mystery to you as a coach or as an athlete ?

The 12 Hidden Laws of Performance Champion edition by Don MacNaughton "The Sports Shrink" changes all that.

In the book you will find out the 12 Hidden Laws of Performance MacNaughton has used in his work with professional Soccer Players, Motor Racing drivers and Olympians, if you liked "Bounce" and "The Chimp Paradox" you will love " The 12 Laws"

Don MacNaughton, respected and sought after by high achievers in sport (and affectionately known as the 'Sports Shrink' by his clients) combines his expertise in modern psychological approaches, including NLP, high performance coaching and human excellence to help you create incredible transformations in your every day performance.

Inside, you'll quickly learn how to:
Develop a champion mindset Take a winning lesson from every day challenges Feel invincible when you need it most This book shows you how to be a champion today in everything you do. Whether it's scoring a goal, winning that business negotiation or helping your children to excel...it's all about PERFORMANCE !

"The mental side of football is so important and a lot of problems that coaches come up against with young players is a lack of confidence and self belief . Its important that those young players can use their mind, use their brain to analyse themselves and see where they can improve. I think your book is fantastic for that, it gives them techniques and plants little seeds in their minds, makes them think ! Because it s not all about their body it s about how they use their body and a big part of that, I know, is from mental strength and positivity , this is where your book "The 12 Hidden Laws of Performance is superb !"
John Collins ex Monaco, Everton and Glasgow Celtic and Scotland International Footballer

"I've been working with Donald for a couple of years now and could recommend the 12 Hidden Laws of Performance to anyone who is looking to find out more about the mental side of sport as it makes a sometimes complex area understandable and practical "
Packie Bonner ex Glasgow Celtic & Republic Of Ireland International Goalkeeper

"After spending time with Don in 2012, I was keen to get a copy of his latest book immediately, for both personal and professional use. The '12 Hidden Laws of Performance' offers a unique blend of a practical and common sense approach to the benefits of mental skills. I believe that it has been a significant resource to me whilst coaching and managing elite level footballers from around the world, in a results driven industry. I would recommend the book to anyone competing, coaching or supporting others in sport".

Simon Hollyhead
Assistant Manager - Malmo Football Club, Sweden

"I have got to know Donald MacNaughton very well over the two years he has helped me at Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC. He has helped to transform the club during this period following it's relegation and promotion in successive years. His techniques are simple but extremely effective and the players have all come to admire and respect his intuitive and instructive manner. Donald can easily teach and improve large or small groups but is inspirational on a one to one basis; with any sporting pursuit. I have no hesitation in recommending anyone to employ Donald MacNaughton - it would be a massive step in securing a brighter and more satisfying future."
Terry Butcher ex England and Glasgow Rangers captain


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Advice for real life-success 3 Sept. 2011
Format:Paperback
Don MacNaughton is an experienced sports psychologist with a track record of working with individuals, teams and organisations. I've used some of Don's web materials, and heard him speak in person, and this book is a great distillation of many of the key ideas he conveys in his in-person and internet-based training.

The book is well set out, and easy to follow. Don uses a 'twelve laws' structure, which results in bite-sized chapters. It can be read in a few hours, but the structure also makes it easy to read a few chapters, set the book aside, and pick it back up again at the place you stoppped. It's also straightforward to find a section you want to re-read. I read the book through once, and then re-read it over a week, giving myself a chance to think over each section in turn.

While I'm interested in sports coaching, the ideas in Don's book are easy to apply to life coaching. If you changed some of Don's examples to business quotes, you'd have a great volume on career success. I'm confident that many people with little or no interest in sports will get a lot from the book.

Don's core argument is that success doesn't happen by accident, and that success can be derailed or promoted by your mind set. He gives practical ideas for improvement, and many sports examples where success and failure was affected by a person's mental approach. If I had to pick key ideas, I'd say that Don's recognition that if you don't do anything then nothing will change, and his emphasis on identifying opportunities for learning and growth, are particularly useful.

The book concludes with a summary of the main ideas, and details of free on-line support materials. All in all, a good, useful volume that many people should find of benefit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By ChrisW
Format:Paperback
Donald Macnaughton has not only written an inspirational book for athletes, but also a highly motivational work for entrepreneurs and business people as well.

After working for most of my career in the front office of international banks, I have for the last 4 years been running my own corporate finance firm. I have learnt during this time that motivating myself and my partners is critical to the success of our business.

The way that Donald systematically unpicks the mindset of successful athletes and sportsmen is illuminating and as directly relevant to the business world as to the sports one. I found the 12 laws a very helpful framework for analysing the strengths and weaknesses of myself and the management team of my business as a whole. Very helpfully Donald looks at the 12 laws for the individual alone and also in the context of the individual as a member of a team.

There are a whole number of practical tips that I have taken from this book that I will be applying that I can see directly helping to make my business more successful and profitable. I very much look forward to putting these gems of ideas into practice whilst waiting hopefully for Donald's follow-up books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 3 Aug. 2011
By CJ
Format:Paperback
This is a great book, easy to read with some very powerful lessons and messages. My 14 year son found this work to be inspirational and is activity using the the twelve laws Donald suggests to help him achieve his longer term goals both in sport and in life.

Can wait/hope for the next book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its a Must Have! 11 Aug. 2011
Format:Paperback
Im a winter sports athlete, and competition, training, as well as all other aspects of my lifestyle can get overwhelming. It is hard to work on the mental side of my game, and I am always looking for an edge to help me reach my peak performance. For me this book is it, in the simple ways Donald explains the 'hidden laws' he makes it easy to work these in to everyday life. This book really is a must have!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High Performance is a Mindset!! 2 Aug. 2011
Format:Paperback
A Top Performance Is An Inspired Performance...................And by golly MacNaughton has really pulled out all the stops and packed several body blows in this little book of HUGE value. The author has managed to pack incredible insights, anecdotal evidence from sports people across all levels and a plethora of psychology know-how to upgrade your chosen field of endeavour in the same way that saw the likes of McIlroy elevate his game to become a winner. It's written in a style that is real easy to read, not too academic but doesn't lose any impact.

Ever wondered what it feels like to be a footballer stepping out of Wembley stadium for a cup final, or a pro golfer racing to the top of the leader-board on the final round? This book gives you an insight into what it's like to be under real pressure to perform, also this little gem is going to give you the mind-tools to help you adjust to whatever adversity you are faced with, not only face it but kill it. I've already tried out a couple of simple techniques and they work!

One of the really great things about this book is that it isn't all fluff and war stories, but packed with lots of practical insights, and visualisations that you can do in a jiffy to give you a little edge when you need it most. I personally enjoyed reading about the pillars of success.

As a sales coach, I am going to be giving this book to all future delegates to help them pull to one side their limiting beliefs, internal dialogue and anything else that stops or hinders their performance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars For anyone involved in sport
Easy to read and written in a way that anyone could use the book for a reference.
I will keep returning to the 12laws for inspiration .
Published 15 months ago by Mark Moysey
2.0 out of 5 stars Too generic
Works at a high level and is very generic. Didn't find it much practical use more directional. If you want specific action-oriented pointers there are better books available
Published 22 months ago by richard cottrell
4.0 out of 5 stars Long book
I thought it took a long time to read. I enjoyed it. I think it can help both athletes and coaches. Good read
Published 22 months ago by mr mark s o' reilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent analysis
I was very impressed with this kindle book, which gives detailed and easy to read examples of how best to make use of the mind in both sport and business. Read more
Published on 28 Jan. 2013 by zerolight40
5.0 out of 5 stars The 12 Hidden Laws of Performance
This is a truly inspiring book and a must read for everyone whether you are involved in sport or not.
Published on 17 July 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!
I read Donalds book and found it very useful! I would recommend it highly and hope there is another one to follow!
Published on 30 Aug. 2011 by E. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars performance enhancer
As a professional footballer I have used this book primarily for my sport. I found it very useful, increasing my motivation and confidence. Read more
Published on 23 Aug. 2011 by R BOULDING
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, The Game of Life - Great Stuff!
I loved Don's book! I love the way he brings ancient and modern wisdom together in these 12 simple steps that are as applicable to what can be a times, this bewildering game we... Read more
Published on 23 Aug. 2011 by Viv Barclay
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant!
What a wonderful book. This book is inspiring. I will use this book to make my life better and to teach my children the ways to ensure that they perform to their potential. Read more
Published on 23 Aug. 2011 by CraigM
5.0 out of 5 stars WOWW - this book really works.
WOWW - this book really works - it certainly did for me last weekend on the golf course. Let me tell you more. Read more
Published on 22 Aug. 2011 by Jim Morris
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