- Paperback: 146 pages
- Publisher: DANIELLE SERPICO; 1 edition (16 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0992892406
- ISBN-13: 978-0992892401
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,334,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Blackbelt Mastermind: The Ultimate Guide to having a Fighter Mindset and Winning in Life. Paperback – 16 May 2014
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About the Author
I sat slumped in a patch of glittering dust particles as the sun shone a spotlight on me for my staffs benefit. On the 5th of June 2009, after 17 years in business I had just closed the doors to the last of my three beloved restaurants. ‘Now what?’ I thought, ‘What am I supposed to do now?’ I did what any true fighter knows to do. I got back up and gave life my best shot. What happened over the next four years was to prove the most transformational journey yet. I immersed myself in the mind and its workings. I studied hard and listened to the best in their field. I met the most incredible people in this time and made many lifelong friends. Most of all I discovered the real me. The fighter that lies beneath my nearly always smiling face. I became aware of my internal chatter and the critical, sabotaging part of me that sometimes terrorised my mind. I learned how to silence it and how to replace it with a more positive and productive voice. I let go of many useless fears and started to re-embrace life fully with gusto. I painted for the first time in nearly twenty years and actually loved my own work. I was proud of myself and what I had achieved. I began to notice that these subtle changes in me were also causing changes in the people around me. The more I grew the more the people around me grew also. The ripples spread far and wide and soon I was leading others down the path to this new and more productive mind set. My blinkers had been taken off and suddenly I could see a whole new world surrounding me – a world that I had not seen for a very long time. A world I had known as a little girl, full of promise, surprise and magic. The horizon stretched far and wide before me and I could see clearer. The heavy fog of life’s knocks and pessimism suddenly lifted. My journey had taken me so far up to that point. I had experienced the highs and the lows, with many obstacles, adventures and many successes. My Black belt had been one of them, but as I sat there on that sunny afternoon I realised that achieving any level of success is simply a bench mark. We should never stop growing or wanting to push ourselves to further limits for it is only when we do that we receive its true gift. Knowledge, enlightenment, vision and ultimately happiness. This challenge proved to be my biggest gift from life so far. I knew that my journey was simply restarting in a whole new Technicolor – after all …. a Black belt is simply a white belt who never gave up. Danielle
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The book introduces the author’s own MASTER system, which are strategies for mastering your mind and your destiny. The chapters are organised according to the succession of the belts of the Karate style (Kempo) that the author completed and therefore contains some fascinating teachings from martial arts.
The style of the book is very open, warm and friendly. This not something I had encountered before in a NLP book. Danielle suggested that she will get to know me, ‘how is that possible? I wondered’. But I have to admit there were times when I thought she did. She knew about cynical people like me, and the negative and self-doubts that would be echoing in my head. She was right.
It started with a powerful yet simple message, ‘get up, fight back and never give up.’ and continued to shed new light for me on arguments and ideas that may have over time, become old or clichéd in my mind.
Every chapter uses visualisation exercises which are recommended to be carried out with feeling and emotion. In order for the positive thoughts generated by the exercises to become memorable and therefore useful. There are certain things here that I have found to be true and some of the exercises have remained with me for months afterwards.
I read with great enthusiasm all her teachings about martial arts, like the Scholar and the Warrior and I found myself immediately relating to and quoting a lot of the arguments such as the tipping point between please and pain in conversations the next day.
I have found the book to be very useful, powerful and Danielle's journey to be very inspirational. The book has taught me to ask more intelligent questions and not to just as ‘why’. I thoroughly recommend this as an excellent book and companion.
'I became aware of the internal chatter and the critical sabotaging part of me that sometimes terrorised my mind'
I could identify with these words so much, and was hoping to change the thoughts to more positive ones.
I read the book very quickly and easily, and I felt as if she could read my mind as when i started to read
the book thoughts came into my mind and she knew what they were!
It is a very easy book to read and full of interesting facts and exercises to help you get where you want to go.
Everything is explained very clearly and while i haven't completed all the mind exercises yet, i look forward to focusing my mind and making my dreams coming through courtesy of Danielle Serpico :)
She is honest and vulnerable in her book and shares her personal stories which makes her very trustworthy and believable when she says there is a way out. This book is full of insight, simple yet effective exercises and you even get access to special bonuses!
In her book Danielle supports you on the way to greatness, teaches you to ask good questions and gently takes you on a journey of exploring what's outside of your comfort zone. Danielle takes what she learnt over the years and translates it into user friendly techniques for your benefit.
It has been a refreshing reminder to me of regaining control, mentally, physically and emotionally. I realise how far I have come of this great journey called Life!
The book helps us to focus on what matters, being tenacious in ensuring we live the life we are meant to. Danielle's suggested exercises require both physical work and her visualisation techniques as an NLP Trainer supports anyone who is on this journey of mindset change-
As Danielle said to me when we met back in June 2015- ' Live the dream and dream big '
This book is for anyone starting out or those who are at a crossroads in life with a need for change and renewal becoming a master of your future. I am looking forward to reading Danielle's creative work too
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