The Power of More: How Small Steps Can Help You Achieve Big Goals

Paperback | April 27, 2012

byMarnie McBeanForeword bySteve Nash

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A renowned motivational speaker and Olympic champion shares strategies for realizing your ambitions.

The Power of More shows readers how to accomplish their goals, big or small. Whether you are a novice runner who wants to run a 10k race, a sales rep who wants to increase market share, or an elite athlete trying to conquer the world stage, you can achieve your ambition by believing in the importance of doing a little bit more.

With humour and insight, three-time Olympic champion Marnie McBean discusses the importance of breaking big goals down into manageable bits of "more." For example, when she decided to run to the top of the CN Tower in Toronto for a fundraising event, she focused not on running all 1,776 steps but on running up one step and then one more. The Power of More is about concentrating not on the more you can get but the more that you can do. Even when you think you're done, you aren't—chances are you have a bit more to give.

McBean discusses the importance of setting goals, the role of communication and teamwork, and the need for motivation, commitment, and accountability. Finally, while she encourages people to strive for perfection, she punctures the myth that we should expect to be perfect and stresses that both confidence and success are the result of preparation.

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A renowned motivational speaker and Olympic champion shares strategies for realizing your ambitions.The Power of More shows readers how to accomplish their goals, big or small. Whether you are a novice runner who wants to run a 10k race, a sales rep who wants to increase market share, or an elite athlete trying to conquer the world sta...

Marnie McBean holds three gold medals and a bronze medal from Olympic rowing competitions and is Canada’s most successful Summer Olympic athlete. She is now a specialist in athlete preparation and mentoring with the Canadian Olympic Committee. She has a degree in Honors Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario as well as thre...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.75 inPublished:April 27, 2012Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1926812646

ISBN - 13:9781926812649

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"...many memorable insights that stand out..."The Power of More" is much more than a motivational story about a great athlete. It is an opportunity for all of us to look inside ourselves, decide what we want to achieve, big or small, and plot a path to get there. We may not aspire to be Olympic gold medalists; but that doesn't preclude us becoming champions in our own lives." -- Investment Executive "McBean's book is crammed with such nuggets -- unique, often off-the-wall anecdotes and life lessons." -- Canadian Press