What is the secret of going pro? How do we unlock the power of our minds and bodies to excel at a professional level?
Journalist and bestselling author Daniel Coyle asked these very questions and visited nine of the world’s greatest talent hotbeds in pursuit of the answers — these talent hotbeds, tiny places that produce huge amounts of talent, yielded some amazing answers.
Coyle found that there’s a pattern common to all of the talent hotbeds he studied — certain methods of thinking, training, motivation, and coaching. These patterns, all fuel for the fundamental mechanisms through which the brain acquires skill, gives us a new way to think about talent — as well as a blueprint with which to unlock our own talents.
Coyle found three specific ingredients that combine to form the basis of professional grade talent.
- Ignition–the motivation to get started. But what separates exceptionally high achievers from the rest of us? A higher level of commitment—call it obsessive passion—born out of our deepest unconscious desires and triggered by certain primal cues. Understanding how these signals work can help you ignite passion and catalyze professional grade skill development.
- Deep Practice–Most everyone knows that practice is a key to success. What few know is that specific kinds of practice can increase skill up to ten times faster than conventional practice. Master the concept of deep practice in your routine, and your skill set will flourish!
- Masterful Coaching–Coyle dissects the secrets of the world’s most effective teachers, trainers, and coaches. And he discovers four coaching virtues that enable these “talent whisperers” to fuel passion, inspire deep practice, and bring out the best in their students.
This book is a mandatory read for students and coaches alike. Utilize the concepts presented here with he Kravology Methods. You’ll love the results!