LESS THAN A MINUTE TO GO: New Book Reveals How to Give Your Best When the Clock is Ticking
World-Class Athlete, Mentor and Coach, Dr. Bill Thierfelder Shares Tips and Athletic Anecdotes on Performing at Your Peak on the Field, at the Office and in Life
Charlotte, NC (Nov. 18, 2013)–What does the top athletic performance of professional athletes have to do with peak performance at work and in daily for the rest of us? Likely more than you think. In his newly released book, Less Than A Minute To Go: The Secret To World-Class Performance in Sport, Business and Everyday Life (ISBN: 9781618904034), Dr. Bill Thierfelder shares the secrets of holistic success that he has used to coach professional, Olympic and college athletes for years, and how those principles can apply in everyday life.
“Sport, like everything we do, should be about the development of the whole person,” writes Thierfelder. “Too often we separate and compartmentalize our lives. We deal with the body over here, the mind over here, and the soul over here. Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m all three things at the same fraction of a second. However helpful it may be to separate things in the order to talk or write about them, the reality is that we are all three things at the same time. Knowing how to make them all work together at the same moment is key to performing at the highest level and living a good life.”
In Less Than A Minute To Go, Thierfelder details the athletic drills and protocols he has taught some of the world’s best athletes, alongside entertaining stories of his personal successes and failures and those of the athletes he has worked with. He levels with readers, offering takeaways for applying the lessons to develop unyielding focus and avoiding false motivators and burnout, to perform consistently and at a scale of personal best in all areas of life.
Mike Krzyzewski, legendary Duke University and Team USA head basketball coach, shares this in the foreword of Less Than A Minute To Go: “Bill’s book is ultimately about setting one’s own standards and making certain that the standards you set are worthy, that they challenge you to achieve a level where peak performance is not something sought and rarely found but, rather, that your best self is your most common self.”
Thierfelder knows what it takes to win. As a student at the University of Maryland he dominated the high jump, winning acclaim as an All-American and Irish national champion. He later earned his doctorate in sports psychology, and became a private coach and mentor to the world’s top athletes, imparting his time-tested secrets for success. To learn more about Less Than A Minute To Go: The Secret To World-Class Performance in Sport, Business and Everyday Life and to view a series of inspirational videos, visit www.lessthanaminutetogo.com.
About the Author
Dr. Bill Thierfelder is President of Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic Liberal Arts College located 10 miles West of Charlotte, NC. Founded by Benedictine monks over 138 years ago, the college embodies the Benedictine tradition of prayer and learning by educating students to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens and to be a blessing to themselves and to others.
Dr. Thierfelder received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Sports Psychology and Human Movement from Boston University. He is a licensed psychologist and a Diplomat of the American board of Psychological Specialties. He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. He is a former NCAA Division I coach, Olympian (did not compete due to injury), national champion (IRE) and a two-time All-American from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Sports Faith International Hall of Fame, which includes world-class athletes, coaches, and team owners, such as George “Papa Bear” Halas, Wellington Mara, Brian Piccolo, and others.
Prior to his appointment as President of Belmont Abbey College, Dr. Thierfelder was president of fitness legend York Barbell Company. Other career posts include National Director of Sports Science for NovaCare; principal and cofounder of Joyner Sports Medicine Institute; and Executive Director of The Player Management Group. He has helped over 100 Olympic and professional athletes achieve dramatic improvements in performance.
Dr. Thierfelder has delivered hundreds of presentations regarding topics related to faith, sport, education, medicine and business, as well as testifying before the United States Congress in matters related to religious liberty. He is a Knight of Malta and lives just outside of Charlotte, NC with his wife, Mary, and their 10 children.