The Sniper Mind
Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions
Snipers are exceptional. The trained sniper is a complex fusion of hard skills such as weapons knowledge, situational awareness, knowledge of ballistics and physics, and soft skills such as emotional stability, empathy, and a stoic acceptance of the hardships associated with a particular set of circumstances. There are countless instances where a single sniper, embarking on a secret mission, would have to improvise, operate beyond any hope of support, and yet still manage to carry out the mission and get back home unharmed even though the enemy was actively hunting him.
For the first time ever, The Sniper Mind reveals the practical steps that allow a sniper’s brain to work in this superhuman precise, calculated way. It teaches readers how to understand and apply these steps, whether they are stuck in a cubicle facing mounting piles of work or sitting in a corner office making industry-defining decisions.
Through the explanation of advanced military training techniques and cutting-edge neuroscience, David Amerland's book provides concrete strategies and real-world skills that can help us be better:
-At our jobs
-In our relationships
-In our executive decision making
-In the paths we choose to take through life
By learning how snipers teach their minds to eliminate fears and deal with uncertainty we can also develop the mental toughness we need to achieve the goals that seem to elude us in business as well as in life.
Praise For The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions…
"As a former Navy SEAL officer and FBI SWAT operator I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with snipers over the span of 20 years. David’s assessment of how the sniper mind works is as good as it gets. More importantly, he gives hope to those looking to tap into the psyche of these amazing individuals. This is an absolute must read for anyone looking to become better in any aspect of life." —Errol Doebler, former Navy SEAL, former FBI Special Agent, and founder of Leader 193
"When the precise judgments and calculations of sniping are implemented in everyday life, your hit ratio will improve and you will achieve your goals just as surely as a master sniper calculating the next 1-mile shot. The Sniper Mind is a terrific book." —Nicholas "The Reaper" Irving, special operations sniper and bestselling author of Way of the Reaper
"The Sniper Mind proves, yet again, that the mindset of a military sniper can be applied successfully elsewhere." —Brandon Webb, former Navy SEAL sniper course mgr. and New York Times bestselling author of Total Focus
"The Sniper Mind book is power. Key success factors are delivered to you in a great way that enables readers to blow up their professional and personal barriers! This is a terrific approach to cognition and perfectly in line with what I've learned over 30 years, moving from elite combatant to entrepreneur, where mastering anticipation is a silent weapon, and empathy and perspicacity are ammunitions." —Michel Reibel, Former Sniper, Strasbourg, Alsace, France
"The Sniper Mind certainly makes you sit up and read with interest. David has got quite an impressive group of Snipers together and should be congratulated. The Sniper Mind is a thought provoking wealth of information that helps build bridges and shows parity from the battlefield to the boardroom." —Dan Mills, author of Sniper One
St. Martin's Press, 9781250113672, 432pp.
Publication Date: November 7, 2017