Unique Manual to Unlock the Mind of an Athlete Published by Outskirts Press

NFL veteran Isaac Byrd reveals the secrets that the elite athletes use for their success in his new manual, and he teaches the eight principles necessary for any athlete to be able to truly maximize his or her athletic ability.

St. Louis, MO, May 11, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Isaac Byrd announced today the release of How To: Think like a Pro, Act Like a Pro & Play like a Pro, The 8 Principles that Bridge the Gap Between Professional & Amateur Athletes, published by Outskirts Press. Byrd uses his extensive experience as a successful professional athlete to answer the two questions most on the minds of amateur athletes: Why do some athletes make the game look so easy…while others never figure out the winning formula? Why do some athletes know exactly what to do…while other have such a difficult time succeeding?

Byrd recognizes that the difference cannot be physical or the most perfectly built athletes would be the most successful. That is not the case. The difference, then, must be mental.

After playing for six years in the NFL and after doing years of his own research on mental game preparation after he retired, Byrd discovered that amateur athletes and their parents seldom had any idea that the mental aspects of the game were just as important as the physical aspects. Ninety percent of amateur athletes fail to maximize their potential because eighty percent of their thinking is negative…and most of that is done on a subconscious level.

Byrd’s new guide lays out the eight principles of his Elite Process™ which show athletes how to align their mind and body to work as one. This unity is critical for maximizing the athletic abilities they have. The book is written for any athletes, no matter the sport, for any coaches and for any parents who wish to help their children perform at their best.

Byrd’s own athletic credentials are exemplary: he was drafted by three professional teams in two separate sports, baseball and football, after dominating in both during his high school and college athletic career. Byrd tells how he was able to figure out and incorporate the eight principles in his book at the start of his high school career and how they made such a difference to his success. Today he works helping young athletes do the same.

How To: Think like a Pro, Act Like a Pro & Play like a Pro is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream ISBN: 978-1-4327-5938-4 SRP: $15.95
e-Book $ 10.00.

Genre: Sports and recreation/self-help/personal growth/success.

About the author:

“The best athlete to come out of the state of Missouri in the last twenty-five years” is what the St. Louis Dispatch said about Isaac Byrd in 1993. He was a high school star in football, basketball and baseball. In college he dominated in two sports: in baseball he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and in football he was drafted into the NFL and played for the Tennessee Titans and the Carolina Panthers. Today he travels the country as a speaker inspiring young athletes and showing them how to maximize their abilities by using his Elite Process™. For information on products and services, visit www.isaacbyrd.com.

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