If you're alive, you're trying to get better at something. It could be your golf swing or guitar, parenting or painting, gaming, cooking, or any other skill. The strategies in this book are top-shelf, pulled from neuroscience, research on excellence, and world-class masters in many fields, presented in an easy-to-understand style that is sometimes funny and always friendly. Hundreds of helpful images and graphics. 6 SECTIONS, 42 HACKS: 1-Talent Is Practice in Disguise: Learn the 3 kinds of practice and how your brain is rewired when you learn new skills. 2-Motivation Is Like Bathing (A daily requirement): Your deepest, unspoken beliefs profoundly affect your motivation to improve, ya filthy animal. 3-You Are Unique (and so is everybody else): Learn why your reaction to difficulty matters. And why teachers and coaches matter just as much. 4-Time: The Most Valuable Thing You Spend: Forget the 10,000-hour rule. Practice time isn't what you've been led to believe, r is it otherwise. 5-Where You At? Where you practice and who you're with will affect how fast and how much you improve. What can you do about it? 6-Do it To it! Some of the most effective practice strategies and techniques: used by pros, tested by science!