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Instant Motivation : The surprising truth behind what really drives top performance

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'This will change how you see everything'

Linda Swidenbank; Publishing Director, Time Inc (UK)



'Reveals the vital difference between how we really think and how we think we think'

Rory Sutherland; Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather



This book will change how you think about what drives you to succeed. Groundbreaking new research reveals how your state of mind holds the key to your motivation, success and happiness.



Compelling evidence combined with inspiring stories and insights will unlock a powerful new mindset that will instantly boost your performance and open your eyes to what it really takes to excel.



'If you want to power-up your performance, read this book'

Shaa Wasmund, author of Stop Talking, Start Doing



'Genuinely transformational'

Josh Krichefski, COO MediaCom



'Compelling'

David Pugh-Jones, Global Creative Director, Microsoft



'Life-changing!'

Sophie Hearsey, Editor, that's life!



'Highly recommended!'

Karl Marsden, Managing Director, Shortlist Media Ltd



'Deceptively powerful'

Stuart Taylor, CEO Kinetic Worldwide
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15mm | 345g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1292065737
  • 9781292065731
  • 168,382

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'This will change how you see everything'



Linda Swidenbank; Publishing Director, Time Inc (UK)







'Reveals the vital difference between how we really think and how we think we think'



Rory Sutherland; Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather







This book will change how you think about what drives you to succeed. Groundbreaking new research reveals how your state of mind holds the key to your motivation, success and happiness.







Compelling evidence combined with inspiring stories and insights will unlock a powerful new mindset that will instantly boost your performance and open your eyes to what it really takes to excel.







'If you want to power-up your performance, read this book'



Shaa Wasmund, author of Stop Talking, Start Doing







'Genuinely transformational'



Josh Krichefski, COO MediaCom







'Compelling'



David Pugh-Jones, Global Creative Director, Microsoft







'Life-changing!'



Sophie Hearsey, Editor, that's life!







'Highly recommended!'



Karl Marsden, Managing Director, Shortlist Media Ltd







'Deceptively powerful'



Stuart Taylor, CEO Kinetic Worldwide















Cover concept: Arati Devasher, www.aratidevasher.com
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Table of contents

Foreword

The Big Picture: Why read this book

PART ONE: The inner source of performance

1 The Motivation Myth: Why performance is misunderstood

2 How Thought and Motivation Works: Why traditional thinking is outdated

3 The Logic of Emotion: Why control is not the answer

4 The Truth about Stress and Pressure: Thrive under any circumstances

PART TWO: Uncovering the truth about what it takes to excel at work

5 The Performance Placebo: Mind over matter

6 Focus and Flow: Stay in the zone and get more time back

7 Escape the Achievement Trap: Cut the ties and fly

8 Unconditional Confidence: You're always ready

9 Beyond Identity: Step into your true nature

10 Make Not Break Relationships: Work well with anyone

11 Decisions Made Easy: Navigate by wisdom

12 Keep Bouncing Back: Be a better surfer



Summary of Terms Used

Distinctions Used Throughout the Book

Notes and References

About the Author

Acknowledgements

ThoughtWorks

Index
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About Chantal Burns

Chantal Burns founded Star Consultancy in 2000, specialising in applying psychology to all endeavours whether personal or business, and using the most effective technologies to help people achieve great results. She has been working internationally as a performance consultant and executive coach training thousands of people at all levels from CEOs through to junior execs.
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