Books to Help You Up Your Game—and Destress

Can reading a personal finance book really make you a better athlete?


As I explain in The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery, your best tools for peak performance are sleep, nutrition, and stress management. Less stress, better recovery. And one smart way to reduce your stress is to get a handle on your money—and your relationship to it.

I made a list of my top-5 books for athletes to up their game, and it’s live now at Shepherd. Read it here!

This list also has some more obvious choices from fantastic writers on endurance sports and performance more generally: Matt Fitzgerald, Steve Magness, and Brad Stulberg. Any of their books—and the classic Getting Things Done, by David Allen—will help you feel more capable at focusing your attention on the things that matter.

feel great about doing less

Learn how the pros emphasize the fundamentals to maximize performance. This free guide contains the three very low-cost things you should focus on to do your best—and the one thing you should skip, despite its popularity.

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