A make-it-or-break-it moment of our careers and most of us will experience one overriding reaction - fear - and this fear can have negative physical, mental and emotional consequences on how well we do our job. In this work the author, a sports psychologist and stress coach to top executives and entertainers shares the proven techniques he has used with Olympic athletes, Grand Prix drivers and the New World Symphony orchestra to help them perform their best under pressure. The book begins with a self-assessment performance survey that will allow you to pinpoint your own reactions to stress: how you handle distractions, how you are affected by nervousness, your mental outlook, your response to fear and your ability to bounce back from failure.
Don Greene served in the US Army's special Forces as a Green beret and went on to train the San Diego Police S. W. A. T team in counter-terrorism. He went on to become the sports psychologist for the US Olympic Swimming Team, Golf Digest and the Vail Ski School. He lives in Manhattan.