It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a book on the blog. I shared some of my all-time favorites, but a while since I gave a recommendation. Honestly, I’ve been really slacking in the reading department. I set a goal on Goodreads to reach 52 books this year, one a week, and I’ve only finished 3. Yikes. But there’s still time for a come back as long as I find some good reads I can’t put down – if you have any suggestions let me know!
One book that I have finished reading is The Art of Mental Training. I really only picked it because it was included in the Kindle Unlimited library, but it turned out to be pretty interesting. Written by DC Gonzalez, he tells his stories and training throughout his life, being coached by Leo Tai, in the military, through sports, and working as a federal agent. His history has provided him with a lot of great experience and unique challenges that he passes on really well. The book uses sports psychology to dive in to trusting yourself, enhancing your potential, how to handle tough situations, and goes over in-depth sports psychology that can help with everyday life.
I was honestly surprised with this book. I thought it would be just some guy telling all of his stories, but there was a lot of good take aways and unique situations that worked well with the lessons shared. There was also a good amount of narrative, as he includes a lot of conversations he had with his coach that adds a lot of personal appeal, it’s not just a “you’re great. think it and believe it,” kind of vibe.
Overall, I would recommend this book if you’re looking for a light read with a few good takeaways and some interesting view points. I’ve been reading a lot of business books lately, so I liked hearing about how these sports psychology strategies can work for the real world.
What have you been reading lately?!