Tuesday, February 23, 2021

{ Relentless Solution Focus }


• Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (January 7, 2021)
• Hardcover: 256 pages

From bestselling author and mental toughness expert Jason Selk comes a mind-training regimen for reframing every problem into an opportunity for productive action.

The most common cause of failing to reach our professional and personal goals is hardwired in us: Humans instinctively focus on problems. Over millennia, our very survival relied on our ability to be alert to any potential dangers that could threaten our existence. But today this negativity bias significantly limits our potential and increases stress, pressure, and underperformance.

The one characteristic all phenomenally successful people share is mental toughness. Mentally tough people are better at making decisions more quickly and with better results. They possess the uncanny ability to control what goes on between their ears. Instead of allowing their minds to focus on their problems when adversity strikes, the most successful people have learned to direct their thoughts in a systematic manner that produces positive emotions and productive actions: they have a Relentless Solution Focus.

In this book, top performance coach Dr. Jason Selk, former Director of Mental Training for the World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals, and his colleague Dr. Ellen Reed provide the insight, tools, and proven step-by-step framework for you to do the same. When you have Relentless Solution Focus, you think better. Your decisions garner positive results. You take action and follow through, every time. And when you do get off track, you get back on with less effort and less drama. Weakness shrinks and strength grows, creating confidence and momentum, taking you and your team to higher levels of performance and achievement.

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About Dr. Jason Selk

Dr. Jason Selk, one of the nation’s premier performance coaches, has worked with business titans and superstar athletes. As Director of Mental Training for the St. Louis Cardinals, he played an important role in the team’s first World Series victory in over 20 years, in 2006, and their second in 2011. He is the bestselling author of Executive Toughness, 10-Minute Toughness, Organize Tomorrow Today, and Lead Any Team to Win.

Find out more about Dr. Selk on his website, and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Dr. Ellen Reed

Dr. Ellen Reed has worked side by side with Dr. Selk for 15 years, and has extensive experience in mental training for consistency, accountability, and execution in business, athletics, academics, and the performing arts. She helps business leaders and elite athletes reach their peak performance by developing the mental toughness necessary for success.


This is not an easy book to read, but mainly because it's a workbook and obviously not a fiction or easy read.

I need to be in the right mental state to read this kind of material, otherwise it's pointless because my mind constantly drifts and I end up not taking in what I'm reading.

With that said, it looks to be a really good book, chock full of information and tips and tricks to help you focus on the positive things in life and not so much on the negative.

I think we've all been guilty of focusing on negative things, negative thoughts, problems or thoughts that cloud our mind constantly.  That battle between control and not being able to fix certain things, is quite difficult to deal with.

The truth is, if you are allowing conflict and negativity to take over your life, you will never be content and happy.  

RSF takes you through these steps and teaches you along the way.

Now, I have not finished the book, and I think it will take me some time to get through it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially given the type of content it is.  I feel that books such as these need to be read slowly, so that you can really gleam as much from it as possible, learn along the way, and start applying the techniques to your life.

Thank you to TLC Book Tours and McGraw-Hill Education, for providing me with a review copy of this book.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.






Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours