More Brain Books For Your Practice
Since I am wrapping up the incredible book “The Winner’s Brain”, I picked up a couple new ones today on the brain science of performance/success:
'The Secret Life of the Grown Up Brain' - Barbara Strauch
'The Power of Less' - Leo Babauta
I will have a lot more comments stemming from reading ‘The Winner’s Brain’ soon. What a wealth of information that book is!
Reading these books is like stumbling upon the lost instruction manual for our minds. They should be teaching this stuff to our kids in school
mojopriest said: Excellent! Looking forward to more from you my friend!!! :)
Hey, thanks bud. I am following your blog now too.
The Kung Fu Lifestyle
As I get ready to head off to Wing Chun class, it occurs to me that one of the biggest obstacles to learning the art at age 38 is finding the time in today’s busy life. I suppose that may be a challenge across age groups in today’s insanely busy and connected world. It’s no wonder society seems to have lost its direction these days when no one can slow down and really take a look around them.
You really have to embrace Kung Fu as a total lifestyle change, and make adjustments accordingly. It must be integrated into your life rather than being some class you simply go to and come back from a few hours later. If you get into the philosophy and history of your chosen art like I have, it’s pretty hard to avoid having it bubble to the surface throughout your day anyway. I am better at being ME since I started learning Kung Fu.
The Winner’s Brain
I picked up a copy of The Winner’s Brain by Mark J. Fenske and started taking it in today.
After finishing Vaynerchuk’s ‘Crush It' book that focused on leveraging today's internet and social media for business, I decided to move more back towards the brain science of success. The first section so far talks a lot about the physical attributes of the brain I already knew about from previous reads, but this book promises to talk more about actual techniques one can use to physically 'change your mind', for the better thanks to neuroplasticity.
I’m interested to see how the techniques and subjects in these books can help me achieve better results in Kung Fu, as well as every other aspect of my life. I believe the power of the mind is far greater than we humans give it credit for. If we take the time to learn more about how it works, and perhaps more importantly, how we can “work it”, then we can achieve great things we thought were only reserved for a few special or gifted people in this world.
By the way, if you run a business or are even slightly interested in starting your own online brand/business, you really should read ‘Crush It’. I recommend the audio book because Gary Vaynerchuk (the author and founder of Wine Library TV and VaynerMedia) reads it with great enthusiasm and entertainment value. He also often goes off script to give you bits of insight and info that aren’t in the paper version. I’m a new fan of his for sure.