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  • Published: 26 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241448038
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Changing Your Story

How To Take Control Of Your Life, Create Change And Achieve Your Goals

20 life lessons from a leading sports psychologist on how to bolster your resilience, boost your positivity, and achieve success.

We all love stories. They make us feel, help us connect, relate to one another, and make sense of our lives. Bill Beswick is a storyteller who has 20 powerful life lessons to share from his work with his clients at the top of their fieldsto help us all overcome our fears, boost our performance and achieve success.

Leading sports and performance psychologist, Bill Beswick, sees sport as a story of human connection. When faced with physical challenges, pressure and fatigue, the mind is the athlete and the body is simply the means. Changing Your Story explores how the way we think and feel is vital for releasing positive energy and improving our performance. Beswick's 20 lessons will bestow resilience and guide you through the process of harnessing the full power of your physical abilities.

This is a book about change. Bill Beswick's advice is guaranteed to equip you with new, more efficient ways to think. Through his powerful storytelling, he will help you let go of a negative mind-set and embrace a much stronger, positive and determined one.

Anything is possible when you realise it's never too late to switch direction and change your story.

  • Published: 26 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241448038
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Praise for Changing Your Story

'Bill's stories capture your attention from the very first page. It is just like being mentored personally by one of sport's great mentors'

Kevin Bowring – Former RFU Head of Elite Coach Development

'Bill's words have resonated with me ever since we met. Wise, informative, and inspiring, never more so when in story form'

Jim Boyd, founder of The Pressure Zone and Sports Vision Consultant

'There are some books by some people that simply have to be read and this is one. I am certain there is something in here for everyone'

Stuart Lancaster, previous Head Coach of the English National Rugby Union team

'I loved the combination of real-world stories with the tools for a coach to make meaningful change with the athletes they coach. A fast-paced, engaging read that will stimulate thoughts for any leader of people'

Becky Burleigh, Head Soccer Coach, University of Florida Athletic Association

'Captures a lifetime of lessons from the Father of Performance Sport Psychology...Bill's invaluable insight and inspiration gained from over 3 decades in elite sport, captured in this book provide an unmissable opportunity for people in sport, business and in life to improve personally and professionally around the world [...] This book is a conversation with an outstanding professional and one of life's great people that will leave you warmly encouraged, more optimistic and positive about your future'

Tom Bates, Performance Psychologist

'[Bill's] mastery of human behaviour and performance psychology is second to none [...] I recommend this wonderful book unreservedly'

Chris Spice, National Performance Director, British Swimming

'Reading Bill's book is to accept that I will be challenged on every page. I will be forced to re-evaluate my beliefs some of which will be reinforced- some changed. What a wonderful, cleansing exercise. His calm voice speaks to me from the page, penetrating my thoughts and exposing more about myself. I would recommend that everyone should read this book, athletes and non-athletes. Each chapter ends with few questions which, if reflected on and answered honestly, helps explain why we do the things we do. Essential reading!'

Guillem Balague

'Our life stories are powerful. We all carry our own unique life story bag that contains positive experiences and that same story bag also contains a variety of heavy rocks from difficult situations we have experienced. These rocks can stand in the way of our highest potential and our happiness. Bill Beswick shares real stories from his amazing career that provide inspiration and strategies to remove those rocks from our individual story bags, lighten our spirits and keep us moving towards the best version of ourselves'

Celia Slater, CEO, True North Sports, Founder, The Coach Development Academy