Talent does not equal performance. Preparation equals performance.
—RICK PETERSON (with an Assist from Michael Jordan)
During the proposal phase of this book, I spoke with Neal Mail-let, our executive editor at Berrett-Koehler. Neal asked me to share with him the number one reframe I’ve learned that helps me perform better under pressure. My answer was easy. Move from what I used to consider good preparation to preparing like an elite performer under pressure.
Neal challenged me and asked me to think twice about whether we should include a chapter on preparation. He said everyone already knows they have to prepare. He’s correct and I pushed hard to have it included because of what I’ve learned during ...