The drive to be #1 in a professional field or on a playing field is a powerful source of motivation for many people. Others place a higher priority on becoming a better person. Embracing Your Potential explains how to achieve excellence and balance in both the performance and personal domains of life.
Author Terry Orlick labels these two domains as the "Gold" and "Green" zones. The Gold Zone includes the visible, tangible achievement markers, such as career advancement, win-loss records, and financial status. The Green Zone involves relationships and intellectual, spiritual, and cultural pursuits. Orlick argues that "going for the Gold" need not-and should not-require sacrificing the growth and development of the Green, and that the two zones can be nurtured simultaneously.
Both inspirational and practical, Embracing Your Potential shares insights and quotes from elite athletes, performers, and people in highly demanding jobs. It also features 30 exercises that can help readers make meaningful, lasting changes to boost their performance and enrich their lives.
Embracing Your Potential applies to people from all walks of life that want to excel and yet enjoy every day in the process.
Part I: Growing in the Green Zone
Chapter 1. Capture the Simple Joys
Chapter 2. Relax Your Mind and Body
Chapter 3. Connect With Others, Lift Yourself
Chapter 4. Find Power in the Positive
Chapter 5. Believe and Achieve
Chapter 6. Transform Great Images to Reality
Chapter 7. Create a Strong Mind-Body Connection
Part II: Embracing the Gold Zone
Chapter 8. Chart Your Course
Chapter 9. Define Your Targets
Chapter 10. Plan for Excellence
Chapter 11. Get Focused and Stay Focused
Chapter 12. Learn from Doing
Chapter 13. Maximize Efforts Through Teamwork
Chapter 14. Gain From Setbacks and Transitions
When the first-ever all-women's team was selected for the America's Cup, the athletes were told they could select anyone in the world to work with them on strengthening their mental game. They chose Terry Orlick.
Around the world, athletes, coaches, teachers, and performers know Terry Orlick as "the best" in his field. He has led the applied fields of mental training for excellence and quality living for the past twenty-five years. Terry has more experience working directly one-on-one with great performers on enhancing the consistency of their performance and the quality of their lives than anyone in the world. He has worked with thousands of Olympic and professional athletes, great surgeons, astronauts, top classical musicians, opera singers, dancers, performing artists, trial lawyers, business executives, mission control personnel, and others engaged in high stress careers.
Terry is president of the International Society for Mental Training and Excellence and has received the highest award for excellence in teaching. He is the author of more than twenty highly acclaimed books and has created innovative programs for children and youth to develop humanistic perspectives and positive mental skills for living. He knows what it takes to get the best out of ourselves, to give our best to others, and to embrace our lives.
"Go for the 'Gold' and the 'Green!' Terry Orlick will inspire and guide you to achieve the very best possible in all walks of life. I recommend this book to everyone who is striving for excellence and greater meaning in their lives." Bonnie Blair 5-time Olympic gold medalist speedskater