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The Way of the Tortoise: Why You Have to Take the Slow Lane to Get Ahead with a foreword by Sir Andy Murray
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The Way of the Tortoise: Why You Have to Take the Slow Lane to Get Ahead with a foreword by Sir Andy Murray (Hardback)

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Drawing on more than a decade's experience working with former World Number One Andy Murray, The Way of the Tortoise introduces you to the 'Slow Lane' - the path to a high-performance mindset.

Taking inspiration from the fable of the Hare and the Tortoise, internationally renowned trainer Matt Little recognises that there is no fast path to success. By focusing on immediate results we can gloss over process, which can create a thick mist over real success and cloud our path. Learning to de-cloud the path can feel scary, tough and challenging, however the benefits are not just instant, but long-lasting. The Slow Lane shows its rewards not only through reaching your goals but through increasing your motivation, energy and resilience.

The Way of the Tortoise recognises the enduring rewards and daily benefits of contracting yourself to the Slow Lane. By asking yourself challenging questions that encourage you to reflect on your life and work values you will discover the long-term objectives that will be your building blocks to future success.

From here we reveal the incredible motivational force of aligning your values to your objectives - these objectives keep you focussed throughout your journey.

Carrying the values of the tortoise with us, we discover how the Slow Lane helps to create an inspirational environment that encourages development through increased awareness and empathy.

In the latter part of the book we look at the times when you may encounter bumps and boulders that can divert you from your path. Drawing on examples from the highly adaptive world of sport, we look at what it really means to be 'adaptive' and discover the ways in which persistence and fortitude can be purposefully married with flexibility.

Throughout the journey there will be moments of reflection to assess and proactively move forwards and key exercises that help you to discover, learn and apply new skills.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyAssertiveness, motivation & self-esteemSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSports training & coachingSports psychology Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd Publication Date: 07/01/2021 ISBN-13: 9781789292602  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Matt Little has been working in Elite level tennis for over fifteen years. During this time, he has worked with players and teams of all ages from the bottom to the very top of the game. His career achievements include: - Twelve years as part of Team Murray. Undertaking the role of leading Andy's support team for his incredible world dominating 2016 where he won Olympic gold, Wimbledon and became world number one. More recently, Matt was integral in implementing Andy's successful rehabilitation from major hip resurfacing surgery, and in doing so, becoming the first professional tennis player to win a title with a prosthetic hip. - Five years as the Strength & Conditioning coach for Great Britain's 2015 Davis Cup winning team, helping them from a relegation playoff in Euro-Africa group two, to winning the competition five years later. - Twelve years with the Lawn Tennis Association fitness training the best junior players in the country, all the way to heading up the strength and conditioning department nationally. - Strength & Conditioning coach to Jamie Murray for his first Grand Slam title, when he won the mixed doubles in 2007 Matt is now an internationally recognised leader in his industry and public speaker on a vast range of subjects including youth development, strength and conditioning, soft skills and life skills.

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