• The Confident Mind

  • A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance
  • By: Dr. Nate Zinsser
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (174 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Believe and be unshakable.

The director of West Point’s Performance Psychology Program shares the secrets of mental toughness and self-belief in this new definitive guide to mastering confidence, the key to performance in any field.

“Studying confidence with Dr. Zinsser helped me win two Super Bowls. I recommend The Confident Mind to competitors everywhere.” (Eli Manning)

Dr. Nate Zinsser has spent his career training the minds of the US Military Academy’s cadets as they prepare to lead and perform when the stakes are the very highest—on the battlefield. Alongside this work, he has coached world-class athletes including a Super Bowl MVP, numerous Olympic medalists, professional ballerinas, NHL All-Stars, and college All-Americans, teaching them to overcome pressure and succeed on the biggest stages.

Dr. Zinsser has come to understand that one single trait above all others makes peak performance possible: confidence, or the belief in oneself. Whether your mission involves leading a platoon into combat, returning an opponent’s serve, or delivering a sales pitch to a roomful of skeptical prospects, you perform best when you are so certain about your abilities that your flow of fear, doubts, and confusion slows to the barest minimum. What’s more, Dr. Zinsser has come to understand that confidence is a skill that can be taught, improved, and applied by anyone to enhance nearly every aspect of our lives and careers.

Now, for the first time, Dr. Zinsser distills his research and years of experience, offering a fascinating guide to the science of confidence and providing listeners with a practical, step-by-step program to best harness their belief in themselves to achieve success in any field. The Confident Mind is a complete guide to confidence: how to understand it, how to build it, how to protect it, and how to rely upon it when your performance matters most.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. 

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©2022 Nathaniel Zinsser (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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“Studying confidence with Nate Zinsser brought me to the next level in my football career and helped me win two Super Bowls. People talk all the time about how a confident attitude is what makes people succeed in pressure situations, but rarely does anyone actually do anything about it. Here is your chance: I recommend The Confident Mind to competitors everywhere, no matter what sport or what ‘game’ they play.” (Eli Manning, Two-time Super Bowl MVP)

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Best performance book ever.

Any part. Any time. Massive motivation and inspiration..every time! Get this book!!! Thank you Dr. Zinsser!!

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This is just what I needed!

There is a lot of useful information in this book! Thank you so much for this!

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Pure wisdom

I loved everything about this book. A terrific guild for every aspect of our lives. Strongly recommend.

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Life Changing

I was one that was told to be humble and out fear of being prideful I would beat myself down. Not after reading this book. I realize a prideful person doesn’t know they are prideful and confidence, not arrogance is being sure of yourself. Know your limits, embrace them and maximize your strengths

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Best of all

This is best book I’ve listened to it.
I really enjoyed whiles I was preparing for my interview and really set me in. A different state of mind. I am still wearing the rubber band in my wrist.
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powerful

Drawing from science and with a deep understanding that can only come from years of experience, Dr Zinsser gives you the tools you need to perform at your best. Well worth the investment of your time to read this book.

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Spot On on Every Dimension

Been working w sports psychologist over the years and this book captures the most important factors to having a confident mind and practical ways to implement them.

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Helped me develop professional confidence

I am a college student studying design and read this book to gain confidence in my professional skills. My biggest problem was procrastinating on work I felt was beyond my skills. Another problem is the design professors in my college are excessively critical, and break down the students confidence. The book gave me some journalling techniques as well as methods to reframe my internal voice. As David Goggins says, the most important conversation is the one you have with yourself. I don't know much about performance psychology but this book helped me with my confidence in my design skills. I believe my improvements were a result of implementing the recommended daily habits.

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Legendary Contribution

Thank you for an in-depth examination at all things confidence, Dr. Zinsser! Great refresher even for those who live these principles already. Fun hearing stories about some of the amazing leaders I’ve met or worked with while training Soldiers. Thanks for this legendary contribution to our field!

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A book I will re-read forever

This book is for everyone. While the author is a sports psychologist, he applies the methods he uses with olympians, college athletes, and NFL greats in a way anyone can relate. He demystifies what confidence is and provides very clear and useful techniques for building your mental bank account, improving how you think about yourself and the ability to be your best. I wish I could have read this when I was a teenager but the next best time was now.