While every text on the list will be available for open-ended discussion, the podcast and Instagram live stuff will be contemporaneous with my reading/finishing them. Next up is the classic The Inner Game of Tennis (buy it here or find it at your local library). I read it when I was in London, out of my mind with anxiety having won a concerto competition and then was hit with the realization that I would now have to play the damn thing in front of a bunch of people.

In the same vein as Effortless Mastery but with substantive differences in linguistics and perspective, The Inner Game of Tennis is all about the mental preparation, approach, and values essential to performing at a high level reliably, and without paralyzing fear or games of ego.

I also checked out The Inner Game of Music, which just falls flat where Tennis is pithy and direct. Tennis, anyone?

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