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High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best Paperback – 30 November 2021

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High Performance will help you think clearly, act decisively and keep calm under pressure. If you want to stop making excuses and take responsibility for your life, I recommend you read this book. -- ANT MIDDLETON

This book captures so many different lessons from so many remarkable people. It will help every reader apply these insights to their own lives - so they can become high performers themselves. -- ADAM PEATY

High Performance will help you recognise your inner strength and celebrate your achievements. It's inspiring, exciting and massively motivating. -- FEARNE COTTON

This amazing book will teach you the mindset and habits of champions. High Performance has already impacted some of the best players and coaches across the world, but Jake and Damian's insights are equally valuable to people from any walk of life. I urge you to open this book and open your mind to the lessons within. -- FRANK LAMPARD

A fantastic book that will help you think like an Olympic champion - in mind, body and spirit. -- DAME KELLY HOLMES

Teamwork won us the Rugby World Cup, and teamwork can transform your life. In this brilliant book Jake and Damian get to the heart of defining, creating, and inspiring the team around you, so you too can achieve high performance. -- SIR CLIVE WOODWARD

This excellent book won't just teach you how to be a high performer. It will show you how to build a high performance culture that spreads beyond your actions into those of the whole team. -- TRACEY NEVILLE

A powerful book containing powerful tools to create high-performing cultures. -- JAMES TIMPSON

About the Author

Jake Humphrey is the lead Premier League football presenter on BT Sport. He formerly spent a decade at the BBC, where he covered the likes of Formula 1, the FIFA World Cup and the London Olympics. Damian Hughes is an expert on sporting culture and a visiting professor at Manchester Metropolitan University. In their multi-million-download High Performance Podcast, Jake and Damian interview remarkable individuals - from Siya Kolisi, to Matthew McConaughey, to Ole Gunnar Solskj r - to uncover the secrets of high performance.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CENTURY - TRADE (30 November 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1847943691
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1847943699
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.3 x 2.2 x 23.4 cm
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An experienced and knowledgeable Television and Radio broadcaster, Jake is currently the face of Premier League Football on BT Sport having been at the forefront of much of BBC Sport’s coverage for many national and international events. He is also one of the Co-Founders of award-winning production company Whisper.

Jake joined CBBC in 2001 and had success hosting Fame Academy’s daily live show and CBBC Comic Relief Does Fame Academy coverage during Red Nose Week in March 2003, 2005 and 2007. He also presented ‘Gimme A Break’, ‘Newsround’ and ‘Beat the Pack’ as well as the BAFTA nominated ‘Rule the School’ and ‘Bamzooki’. By 2005 he was hosting ‘Sportsround’, covering major international sporting events such as the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the World Cup from Germany and the Cricket World Cup from Antigua in 2007. Jake also presented ‘Football Focus’ in 2006, and went on to host ‘Score’, ‘Final Score’ and ‘Match of the Day’ from Austria and Switzerland for BBC1, BBC3 and BBCi. In 2009, he began presenting live Championship Football coverage on BBC’s ‘Match of the Day’, before going on to join the BBC1 and BBC2 anchor team for the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010. In 2012, he broadcast at the European Championships, hosted Summer Olympics coverage for BBC One and BBC Three, as well as anchoring the BBC’s award-winning Formula One coverage. That year, he also had his first book - The Inside Track published by Simon &amp; Schuster in 2012.

Jake’s BBC Sport credits also include live afternoon coverage of the Beijing Olympics, Euro 2008, the 2007 Fifa Women’s World Cup in China, Sports Personality of the Year, the 2008 and 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, live Super Bowl coverage on BBC, NFL highlights from Wembley and BBC3’s football coverage.

Jake joined BT Sport at the start of the 2013/2014 as the face of BT Sports Premier League coverage, fronting their marquee Premier League fixtures. In 2020, he launched the hugely successful High-Performance podcast with author professor Damian Hughes, offering an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, successful individuals.

Off screen, Jake is passionate about contributing to the community through charity work. He

is Trustee of Norwich Community Sports Foundation and Vice President of Clic Sargent. In

2020, Jake was approved by the Queen to be a Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk.

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This book is simply a must have not just for aspiring coaches etc. Its got everything you'll need to improve ur coaching and how u treat life etc. You'll only improve how you approach life too after reading this book. To the authors simply thank you for putting time to producing this gold mine of a book. I cant recommend this enough, You want to improve just buy this...
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