S.C.O.R.E. for Life (R)
The Secret Formula for Thinking Like a Champion
By Jim Fannin
(William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780060823252, 208pp.)
Publication Date: January 2006
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Have you ever choked during a performance?
Have you ever been told how much talent you have, yet you're not reaching it?
Are you self-conscious or doubtful during performances?
Does your level of concentration fluctuate wildly?
Do you feel overwhelmed at times?
We all dream of overcoming our challenges. We dream of the perfect job, achieving new wealth, of living the life we choose in harmony with the people we love. For many of us, the dream stops there. We wonder what leads some extraordinary people to confront and exceed their goals and compete at the highest level, while others run in place, distracted by fears and a sense of intimidation. We seek the insights that will liberate us from anxiety and self-doubt. In this book, Jim Fannin shares a collection of ideas and daily exercises that transform everyday performers into true champions.
Using the secrets of Fannin's time-tested S.C.O.R.E. System (Self-Discipline, Concentration, Optimism, Relaxation, and Enjoyment), S.C.O.R.E. for Life shows you how to balance and apply these five principles in every arena of life. The result: more moments, days, and years performing and thinking in the state of flow we call the "Zone," and more of the results and success that matter. Every chapter includes reader-friendly tests and exercises, like the "90-Second Rule" (a lesson in discipline) and "The Palm Tree Versus the Oak Tree" (a lesson in adaptability).
For more than thirty years, Jim Fannin has coached hundreds of top-performing athletes and business leaders, who testify to what the S.C.O.R.E. System can do. It is a tried and proven blueprint for realizing our extraordinary human potential and overcoming the fears and worries that hold us back. With commitment and consistent use of this success formula, you will blaze new paths to personal and professional achievement.
Jim Fannin is an author, consultant, and mental coach for the world's top athletes and corporate executives. He is the founder and creator of the S.C.O.R.E. Performance System, the leading peak performance program. Drawing from his thirty years of experience in sports, education, and business, Jim helps people from all walks of life become more successful by showing them how to attract the Zone mind-set.
Fannin was born and raised in the Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, where his father was a government worker and his mother a nurse. His love for tennis led him to a full scholarship at East Tennessee State University, where he became the Ohio Valley Conference champion. After he earned a degree in marketing and psychology he played on the men's pro tennis tour in Europe. Upon leaving the tour, Jim coached seven players in the world's top 10. Client Adriano Panatta told him about his French Open victory, "It was amazing . . . I was so locked in and so in the moment . . . I had a feeling nothing could go wrong. The ball was as big as a grapefruit. I wish I could bottle it." At that moment, Jim knew his purpose in life was to find a way to bottle this Zone phenomenon and share it with others.
In 1977, Jim founded S.C.O.R.E. Performance Systems, Inc. Since then, he has studied and perfected the System into the leading formula to help people live, work, and play in the champion's mind-set called the Zone.