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- Publisher: Scribner (April 16, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 16, 2013
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- Language: English
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,391 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Tim Grover is the master of mental toughness. This book is the blueprint for discovering what you are capable of achieving, getting results you never imagined, reaching the highest level of success--and then going even higher." (Kobe Bryant )
"I consider Tim Grover to be second to none in his knowledge of sports training, and he was an invaluable part of my training program. He is a take-charge person, with a deliberate but energetic and enthusiastic technique." (Michael Jordan )
"Tim Grover’s insight into leadership and excellence has taken the greats to the top, and his book will do the same for you. Relentless is about breaking the rules that hold you back and trusting your instincts to take you where you want to be."
(Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, Duke University and USA Men’s Olympic Basketball head coach, and bestselling author of Leading with the Heart )
“This book will do for you what Tim has done for me--take you to the next level, and show you how to be the best at whatever you do. I have unbelievable trust and faith in him.”
(Dwyane Wade )
"In all the years that I coached, inspired and trained world class athletes there was no better resource to collaborate with than Tim Grover." (Pat Riley, 8-time NBA champion and NBA Hall-of-Fame coach )
"If you compete at anything--sports or business or life--you need this book. No one knows more than Tim Grover about competitive intensity, killer instinct and crushing the other guy. He is the best at what he does: Creating champions." (Charles Barkley )
“Grover finally marches the public behind the curtain of decades of work with the likes of Jordan and Kobe Bryant, a riveting read that balances the illumination of the work of those stars and how it can apply to everyone else. . . Magnificent.” (Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN)
Straight up. Relentless...is one of the best books I've ever read. (Jim Rome )
“An opus on successful thinking.” (Sun Sentinel)
"A must-read... Grover calls upon his decades of experience working with the world's most eliteathletes to dissect what it takes not just to succeed, but to be the absolutebest." (Stack.com)
About the Author
Shari Lesser Wenk, co-writer of the bestselling Start Something by Earl Woods and the Tiger Woods Foundation, has worked on sports books as a literary agent, editor, and ghost writer since 1983. She lives in Chicago.
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I’m not the type of person that enjoys self-help books; I think the majority are either too cheesy or too self-righteous. “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable” was the latter. The author is very full of himself, and it comes through in every page. Tim Grover loves to constantly mention all of the famous athletes that he has coached, which is fine to an extent, but it got to the point where it felt like name dropping.
However, my main issue with this book is the overall philosophy. Tim Grover postulates that you can only be truly great at one thing; he call this being a “Cleaner”, and encourages the reader to ignore every aspect of his or her life EXCEPT that one thing they want to achieve greatness in. Want to be an expert in the stock market? Welp, I guess you are going to have to ignore your wife and kids. Has it always been your dream to ski professionally? I guess you are just going to have to be poor until you make it big. This all-or-nothing philosophy is, in my opinion, inherently false and I believe a way for Tim Grover to feel better about ignoring most everything but is coaching career. I do think that it is important to work hard to achieve your goals, but philosophy outlined in this book takes it way too far.
A few other disturbing parts of this book:
1. There is a lot of talk that reminds me of an “alpha male” mentality. One chapter is called “When You’re a Cleaner...You Don’t Compete with Anyone, You Find Your Opponent’s Weakness and Attack”. I don’t want to “attack” anyone, I’m not an animal. I know that I can be successful without dragging others down.
2. Tim Grover thinks that everyone has a dark side, which is true to an extent, but he also believes that no one should apologize when they wrong other people. He believes that cleaners embrace that dark side. Do you think that Tiger Woods acted inappropriately and was right to take a break from golf? Tim Grover doesn’t! He thinks that Tiger Woods should not have apologized and that he was showing weakness by doing so.
3. According to this book, you should never be satisfied with your achievements. There is actually a chapter called “When You’re a Cleaner...You Don’t Celebrate Your Achievements Because You Always Want More”. Make sure that nothing you do is ever good enough, and be sure to work yourself into an early grave.
I’m a small forward for the girls varsity basketball team at my school. I did in fact play varsity my freshman year not only lettering, but also starting 99% of the games(only not starting when I was “ineligible”).
I started with four seniors, three of which had incredible talent. You can already see how I might have been a little intimidated.
I like to think i have pretty good skills. I ended the season averaging about 7 points a game, when I was only supposed to be a fifth person on the court.( I know it’s not really that impressive). The entire season I struggled to maintain my dominance on the court always being pushed down by the seniors. It got to the point where I was yelling at my teammates and referees on the court. It left me somewhat scarred and unable to return to the game I had originally came in with.
My mental game was destroyed even more than it already was. I have been repeatedly scolded by my couch in my summer league about my attitude and body language towards my teammates.
It’s hard to change who you are. It’s hard to suppress your anger when your teammates have no interest in winning. Right now we are 0-6 in a freaking summer league. I’ve been told by every adult in my life that I need to be a leader, but how can you be a leader when nobody listens and your coach constantly shuts you down?
This book has taught me that I don’t need to change who I am. I’m not broken. I’m not somebody who has to suppress their feelings to make everybody else happy. Tim Grover has written a book that tells people like me that who I am is my greatest asset. I should channel the anger I get while playing into my game. If my teammate misses a shot I should get the rebound and put it back up. If they turn the ball over I need to be the first one back on defense to stop the fast break.
This book is a work of gold. It’s not a self help book if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s not going to give you step by step details of how to be the best. Grover explains his experiences training the best of the best and how he helped them get there. He gave us a blueprint for success and invited us to take the journey needed to make it. I highly suggest you purchase this book.
Sorry if it’s a bit too TMI. I felt that I needed to really explain why and how this book impacted me. I hope that if you decide to purchase the book you succeed in whatever you’re striving for and I hope you’re ready to put in the work to make it happen.
So I bought the book.
BOOM! It nails it. I can relate to a lot of what he says. I've always known that there are just a lot of weak people out there that can't keep up or perform at top levels. That's not something to ignore and say "oh everybody is special in their own way" or "i'm sure he's a nice person so it's okay" - when it's time to perform you have to perform! End of story. This book is for the people who can (or at least have the desire and are working on being able to) perform at top levels. It goes into the mindset of a high achiever. It gives you permission to act the way you already know you want to act deep down inside. If you always listen to the weak people and their beliefs on how you should behave it begins to tame your inner beast! This book is a breath of fresh air in a world where there's an epidemic of mediocrity and conformity and weakness.
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I'm not sure if the author taught this mindset to Kobe Bryant, developed this theory from observations of top athletes or just needed three convenient ways of saying "good, better, winner".
Teenage-me would have spooned this stuff up, but as a grown up I find it hard to buy into all these psychological insights that seem to built on barstool anecdotes.
Plus the author is just too much: "Like my friend and client Charles Barkley... threw a guy through a plate glass window... told the judge "I wish I'd taken him to the third floor and thrown him." Oh behave!
Sure he doesn't spoon feed everything to you as some 1 star reviewers are moaning about. And?
Read the book, interpret what he says and look at how you can apply it to your own life. I sincerely wish I had this book when I was a teenager.
Thank you TIm. You've unleashed something lying within me that I've left dormant for way too long.
1. Mentality of great basketball players
2. Their daily rituals
3. Their mental strength through tough times
4. How you can toughen your mind to become great.
Q. Best thing about the book?
The blunt style of author. Tim uses straight forward approach. No bull_hit no indirect message. Just pure simple easy ways to become great.
Q. Any criticism about the book?
If you are a self help reader then you won't find it that much helpful. Author is giving general advice by relating it with basketball players.
Good read though
The author was a trainer for basketball players and writes alot about his time with them, what they were like, the mindset they had, how they handled pressure etc. At times I felt like I was reading a Michael Jordan biography. It wasnt as relevant to me as Id hoped.
It's written by a top basketball coach about elite athletes, but you can apply most of the philosophy to any aspect of life.
It does repeat its ideas a lot but that's fine - sometimes you need things drumming in. It helped me make a career change and get out of a rut.
It basically tells you what sort of attitude you need to have to be the best at whatever it is you do. And even if you don't feel you need that, it will push you in a positive direction.
Within the first few pages it's apparent where you're going and that place is going to be extremely tough to get to, heck if it was easy, everyone would be there.
A very interesting & intense read. I found the book by accident as a recommendation from a Bodybuilding.com podcast I was listening too. Wow, I wish I knew of it sooner.
An interesting read into the mindset of top basketball players but nothing more. Too much macho mumbo jumbo too
There's nothing about how to actually gain the Cleaner mindset. At times he skates close to giving some useful tips, but then just name drops and moves on.
And ultimately I couldn't take the Closer, Cooler, Cleaner concept seriously. I mean really? Are those the best names he could come up with or just the first ones that popped into his head?
There were a few key takeaway points for the real world, but overall this book was just self promoting the author & was directed at other basketball stars that might want to use him.
I have to say though, this book I will ALWAYS remember and refer to. The life lessons I have learnt, the confidence and power Grover emits and just the truth that’s written in these pages are phenomenal. It is THE BEST personal growth book I have read.
We all know you have to work hard and be determined to achieve success, if u don't know, then this book is for you! If u looking for any info about MJ''s training, get something else. Very, very disappointed!