What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In this groundbreaking work, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople—and everyone else—with tools they are able to use to optimize potential on their own and others.
Whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a kid to play the piano, writing a novel or seeking to improve your swing movement, this revolutionary book demonstrates how to grow talent by experiencing a newly discovered brain mechanism.
Drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys to nine from the world’s talent hotbeds—through the baseball fields on the Caribbean into a classical-music academy in upstate New York—Coyle identifies the 3 key elements that will you to develop your gifts and optimize your speed in sports, art, music, math, or merely about anything.
• Deep Practice–Everyone is aware that practice is really a key to success. What everyone doesn’t know is specific sorts of practice can increase skill nearly ten times faster than conventional practice.
• Ignition–We all take some motivation to begin with. But what separates truly high achievers through the rest from the pack? A higher level of commitment—call it passion—born from our deepest unconscious desires and triggered by certain primal cues. Understanding how these signals work may help you ignite passion and catalyze skill development.
• Master Coaching–What are definitely the secrets in the world’s most reliable teachers, trainers, and coaches? Discover the four virtues that enable these “talent whisperers” to fuel passion, inspire deep practice, and carry out the finest in their students.
These three elements communicate within your brain to make myelin, a microscopic neural substance that includes vast amounts of speed and accuracy for a movements and thoughts. Scientists are finding that myelin may be the holy grail: the building blocks of all varieties of greatness, from Michelangelo’s to Michael Jordan’s. The good news about myelin is the fact that it isn’t fixed at birth; to the contrary, it grows, and like something that grows, it could be cultivated and nourished.
Combining revelatory analysis with illuminating degrees of regular people that have achieved greatness, this book won’t just change the way you see talent, but equip someone to reach your personal highest potential.