Psyched Up by Daniel McGinn is the first book on Forbes’ Kimberly Whitler’s summer reading list.

To kick it off, I will share a hot-off-of-the-presses book that I have really enjoyed. It’s Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help you Succeed, by Daniel McGinn. It isn’t a marketing, management, technical, or leadership book. Rather, this book combines theory, research, and practice to uncover the scientific approaches that can help strengthen mental preparation, resulting in greater success. What I particularly like about the book is that it is written by an artful, vivid storyteller who has appreciation for research and evidence-based insight. The tools provided can help anybody, whether giving a big speech or making an important client pitch or preparing for an interview, build a pre-game muscle to achieve better game-time performance. []

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