What’s Jim Winterton Reading?

If you follow Winterton Racquetball on Facebook, you’ll notice that Jim Winterton mentions the titles of books with some frequency. He isn’t always the best at providing the author’s details, so finding out the real book he’s discussing can take some extra effort.

The most recent mention (September 14) is So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport. The book and the coach both advocate taking a craftsman’s approach to improvement. i.e. work every day at getting better at what you want to do. I’ve sent a copy of the free Kindle sample to myself to review at some point this week.

Prior to that (September 8), he discussed Periodization Breakthrough by Steven J. Fleck and William J. Kraemer. This one I picked up as a hardcover, because used copies are available on Amazon for a penny plus shipping.

On August 28th, he also mentioned The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive by Jim Afremow. This was the hardest of the three to find, there are an awful lot of books with “Champion’s Mind” somewhere in the title. He also referred to it as Mind of a Champion on August 12th. I’m still not 100% certain that I’ve located the right reference.