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Hendrie Weisinger & J.P. Pawliw-Fry

The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

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    What's in it for me: Learn why pressure is your enemy and how you can vanquish it.

    Are you one of those people who leaves things to the last minute? Are you convinced that deadline pressure actually makes you work better? You just might be mistaken.

    Scientific evidence shows that while pressure may keep us from procrastinating, it nearly always impedes our creativity and makes us reach for the most conventional solutions. Pressure can even distort our thinking or make us freeze up altogether.

    It turns out that the most successful people are those who have learned to perform well despite the world breathing down their necks. But how can you master the techniques needed to do the same? These blinks will help you to overcome pressure and make yourself a productive powerhouse.

    In these blinks, you’ll discover

    • what your ability to deal with pressure tells you about your love life;
    • why saying “I need a car” can make you unhealthy; and
    • how a “COTE” of armor can help you to deal with pressure.
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    What is Performing Under Pressure about?

    Performing Under Pressure (2015) offers a guide to building confidence and overcoming high-pressure situations to achieve your loftiest goals. You’ll discover why it’s difficult to perform when the stakes are high and learn practical strategies to help you conquer performance stress.

    Best quote from Performing Under Pressure

    Its not the event that causes our reactions but rather how we interpret the event.

    —Hendrie Weisinger & J.P. Pawliw-Fry
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    Who should read Performing Under Pressure?

    • People who struggle working under pressure
    • Scientists or students looking at performance-related stress issues
    • Athletes, students or anyone preparing for a high-stakes event

    About the Author

    Hendrie Weisinger is a psychologist and pioneer in the field of pressure management as well as a bestselling author.

    J.P. Pawliw-Fry is a performance coach who advises Olympic athletes and business executives. He is the president of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, a global research and learning company that trains organizations and leaders to best perform under pressure.

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