Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most

  • 3h 43m 36s
  • Judd Hoekstra, Roderick Peterson
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2017

Everybody faces high-pressure situations, and in today's fast-paced, hypercompetitive world it's arguably worse than ever. But ace pitching coach Rick Peterson and organization and leadership expert Judd Hoekstra say our ineffective response to pressure often causes us to perform far below our capabilities.

Peterson has less than a minute to help a struggling athlete performing in front of millions and flip from butterflies to boldness. His breakthrough is to use reframing to recast any situation from a perceived threat or crisis to a positive opportunity. Using dozens of stories from his long career, he and Hoekstra offer six different ways anyone can get a new perspective that will keep them from striking out when the heat's on. These techniques are explicitly made applicable far beyond the pitching mound - anyone can learn to outthink their brains with the power of reframing.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Rick and Izzy
  • Chapter 1 Reframing—The Shortest Path from Threat to Opportunity
  • Chapter 2 Why Reframing at Crunch Time Is Necessary
  • Chapter 3 Reframing from Trying Harder to Trying Easier
  • Chapter 4 Reframing from Tension to Laughter
  • Chapter 5 Reframing from Anxiety to Taking Control
  • Chapter 6 Reframing from Doubt to Confidence
  • Chapter 7 Reframing from Failure to a Learning Moment
  • Chapter 8 Reframing from Prepared to Overprepared