The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation

  • Language:
  • English
    Oculus Publishers
  • Chinese (Complex)
    Come Together Press (Taiwan)
About The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation:

Have you ever gotten into the car after a long day at work and headed straight for the couch instead of the gym? Have you ever been unable to stop hitting the snooze button in the morning? Have you even felt secretly afraid you just don’t have what it takes to transform your body and health?

Welcome to the club.

Working out and eating right takes time, energy, effort, discipline, dedication, and patience, and life always finds ways to interfere with our intentions and tempt us to stray. And here’s the ground truth:  it doesn’t ever get easier—we just have to get better.

The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation will help you get better.  It contains practical scientific research, compelling stories, and time-proven tactics for overcoming the mental and emotional blocks that bring you down and spin you around.  It includes:

    • The easiest way to instantly increase your willpower and self-control in any situation, no matter how you feel in the moment.
    • 3 science-based psychological “tricks” you can use to stay strong during moments of temptation.
    • A simple 10-minute technique for beating procrastination and skyrocketing productivity.
    • How to inoculate yourself against Great Western Disease of “I’ll be happy when . . .” and find immediate joy and satisfaction right where you are.
    • Why you must stop telling yourself that you need things to be “just right” (and what to do instead).
    • The “40% rule” that Navy SEALs use to “dig deep” and screw up their courage when they need it most…and more.

    If you’ve ever wondered why some people always seem motivated, optimistic, and fearless, and if you want to master the psychological “playbook” top performers use to shift their negative thinking and behaviors into peak performance and lasting success, The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation is for you.

Critical Praise:

"Matthews is a master of the mental side of fitness, so you'll finish this book fired up to get to work--and, more importantly, with the practical tools you need to start your journey successfully."

Alex Hutchinson, author of the New York Times bestseller Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

"Mike has already taught us how to be bigger, leaner and stronger--and it works. Now he teaches how to be BETTER in all areas of life. A concise, indispensable guide to fitness and effectiveness."

Strauss Zelnick, "America's fittest CEO" and author of Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger Than Ever

"In the charlatan-packed world of the fitness industry, Mike Matthews is a breath of fresh air. This book will inspire you and inform you with quality, applicable information that isn't biased. If you want to improve your physique and your life, do yourself a favor and read The Little Black Book."

Sal Di Stefano, co-host of the top-ranked fitness and health podcast Mind Pump

"Mike Matthews brings you motivation, guidance, advice and a plan to better yourself in a humble, yet authoritative way. You know he has your best interests in mind as you read this, and you will feel he is talking directly to you."

Mitch Utterback, retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier

"This book will challenge you, it will make you think, it will force you to go outside your comfort zone. It will help you build much more than motivation, but an inner drive to succeed so you can weather any storm."

Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT and founder & CEO of BuiltLean

The word goal should be a verb, because a goal without action is just a dream. "The Little Black Book provides all the tools you need to turn your goals into reality--and to never, ever feel 'stuck' again." -- Jeff Haden, Inc. Magazine contributing editor and author of The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

Jeff Haden, Inc. magazine contributing editor and author of The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

About the Author(s):

Michael Matthews is a fitness expert and the author of multiple books including Bigger Leaner Stronger, Thinner Leaner Stronger, and The Shredded Chef.

Other Books by Michael Matthews:
  • Bigger Leaner Stronger

  • The Shredded Chef

  • Thinner Leaner Stronger