Stay Sane in an Insane World : How to Control the Controllables and Thrive

Greg Harden

Greg Harden (Narrator)

08-15-23

5hrs 40min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Self-Help

As low as $9.99

Ships within 1-2 business days (In Stock)

Ships within 1-2 business days when available

Free shipping ($35 or more). Details

Play Audio Sample

08-15-23

5hrs 40min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Self-Help

Description

“Greg Harden has and will always be one of the most influential people in my life.” Tom Brady, Super Bowl MVP

A New York Times bestseller
A Wall Street Journal bestseller
A USA Today bestseller
An Oprah Book Club Pick
An Audible.com bestseller 
An Amazon.com bestseller
A Barnes & Noble bestseller
A Publishers Weekly bestseller
A GLIBA Bestseller
A Tom Brady Pick for Father's Day
An Amazon Pick of Hot New Releases
A Barnes & Noble Pick of Audio Self-Help Books
A St. Paul Pioneer Press Selection
A Leadership Now Pick of the Month
A City Scene Magazine (Columbus, Ohio) Pick of Best Reads
A Kobo Pick of Best Nonfiction Books of the Month
A Next Big Idea Club Pick of This Month's Must-Reads
An Apple Books Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books
See All +

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“What I learned from Greg is still a part of who I am today.”—Tom Brady, 7-time Super Bowl champion 

Greg Harden changes lives. 

This is why hundreds of world-class athletes, doctors, lawyers, teachers, business leaders, college students, and professionals from all walks of life have come to him for advice and direction—including 7-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady, 23-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps, Heisman Trophy winners Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson, CEOs of major companies, and championship coaching staffs from all over the world. 

Harden teaches his students how to practice, train, and rehearse to give 100 percent, 100 percent of the time, and challenges them by asking: If you don’t believe in yourself, why should I believe in you? 

Champions aren’t born. They’re built. Greg Harden spent over 30 years building them at the University of Michigan, including 400 future professional athletes, 50 NFL first-round draft picks, and 120 Olympians from over 20 countries. He gained national recognition when 60 Minutes Sports profiled him as “Michigan’s Secret Weapon.”  

Now, in his first book, Greg Harden is reaching out to help anyone who wants to live their best life by offering powerful and practical advice. 

You will learn to:   

  • Stop being afraid of being afraid: Fear and self-doubt are the enemy. As soon as you learn that fear and self-doubt are predictable, they become manageable

  • Control the controllables: How you control your own emotions, reactions, and responses to circumstances is what you must master first. You are the only one who has control over your mind. Stop letting others determine the way you feel about yourself. 

  • Commit, improve, and maintain: Learn to build better habits.  Making small improvements every day is the secret to a completely transformed life

  • Become the world’s greatest expert on yourself: It’s the only way to become the very best version of yourself. 

  • Practice self-love and self-acceptance: These are the keys to eliminating and replacing self-defeating attitudes and behaviors

This is a one-of-a-kind book that will give you the indispensable lessons and tools necessary to create real change in your life.

Praise

“Greg Harden has and will always be one of the most influential people in my life.” Tom Brady, Super Bowl MVP

“I. Can’t. Wait!!!” Michael Phelps, twenty-three-time Olympic Gold Medalist

“I highly recommend this book as a must-read. Greg and I have worked together since my days as a player at Michigan and now as a head coach for the Wolverines. He has been instrumental in creating championship cultures in and out of sports.” Jim Harbaugh, University of Michigan Football Coach

“I was blown away by [the book]…You don’t need to be an athlete to learn from Greg, just someone ready to change their mind in an effort to become their best self. I’ve already recommended it to so many people, and now I’m recommending it to all of you.” Gayle King

“Greg Harden and our work together saved my life.” Samantha Arsenault Livingstone, Olympic Gold Medalist

“If Greg Harden wasn’t at the University of Michigan, I don’t win the Heisman.” Desmond Howard, Heisman Trophy winner

“He’s a miracle worker. He made me a better coach and a better person.” Bob Bowman, swimming coach to Michael Phelps

“Greg Harden is a classic example of how actions speak louder than words. His coaching led to the success stories of many professionals from all walks of life. The motivational speaker always asks his mentees, ‘If you don’t believe in yourself, why should I believe in you?’ However, Harden is more than a life coach to Tom Brady.” EssentiallySports

“If humanity ever needed a ‘secret weapon’ to reclaim balance and positivity in these chaotic times, the moment is now. Thankfully, that weapon exists, and it’s being deployed Aug. 15. Stay Sane in an Insane World: How to Control the Controllables and Thrive relays a trove of commonsense wisdom that author Greg Harden, MSW ’81, accrued during his long and fruitful career in Michigan Athletics. For years he served as U-M’s ‘counselor in chief’ to hundreds of student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Now he’s ready to share what he’s learned with the rest of us.” Michigan Today

“In his insightful book, Stay Sane in an Insane World, Harden provides not just knowledge but a strategy. It is a meticulously crafted guide designed to help individuals navigate through life’s intricacies, overcome personal hurdles, and harness the latent power within them to achieve greatness. This book isn’t merely a read; it’s an experience, a journey toward self-realization and excellence.”  Men’s Journal

“We may not all be professional athletes, but with this new self-help bestseller, we can think like one.”  CityScene Magazine

“Exceptionally well written, impressively timely, effectively organized, and thoroughly ‘user friendly’ in presentation.” Midwest Book Review

“I’m convinced that the strategies he espouses apply equally well to the current rapidly changing business environment.”   Martin Zwilling, Inc.

“Harden’s client list reads like a who’s who of sporting greats.” Gavin Newsham, New York Post

“I could talk to [Greg Harden] all day. I want everyone to get [his] book.” Jana Kramer, mom, actress, singer, and New York Times bestselling author of The Good Fight 

“[Harden’s] new book is great!…Across elite performance the mental thing is everything.” Ryan Holiday, bestselling author and host of The Daily Stoic podcast 

“My favorite chapter [from] his book Stay Sane in an Insane World is Dream Big, Believe Big, Become Big. That last part is very hard for some people, and [Harden’s] worked with some of the biggest athletes.” Jamie Erdahl, cohost of NFL Network’s Good Morning Football 

“This book is incredible.” Jim Rome, CBS Sports Radio

“Legendary performance coach Greg Harden has a speaking voice that makes you stop in your tracks and want to soak up whatever he’s offering. The wisdom in his approach to coaching is part of that power…It’s listening to him speak and connecting with the way he approaches life that listeners will remember and want to apply to themselves.” AudioFile

“[Greg] got me reading the book and I’m writing things down saying: ‘I’ve gotta be better here. I’ve gotta do more of the four A’s in my own life and for my own family.’” Newy Scruggs, NBC 5 Sports Director

“A lot of people these days bill themselves as performance coaches. But I haven’t met one yet whose credentials can match those of Greg Harden.” Forbes

“At the essence is self-love. [Harden] will sometimes tell people he is coaching that they need to become selfish—but in the best way. If you deny yourself love, you undervalue yourself, see only your mistakes, and become your own worst enemy. As was happening to Tom Brady when Greg Harden walked into his life.” Globe and Mail (Canada)

“There are not a lot of people in folks’ lives that make them better. Harden makes people better, not just on the fields, court, water, or rink but also in life. I suspect a read of Staying Sane in an Insane World will make you better, too, as it has for yours truly.” Detroit Free Press

“Stay Sane in an Insane World empowers us all to take control of our lives…[Greg] encourages people to do their jobs, not be their jobs.” Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award–winning Sherri talk show host, actress, and author

+ More
Details
More Information
Language English
Release Day Aug 14, 2023
Release Date August 15, 2023
Release Date Machine 1692057600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Health & Wellness, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Psychology & Mental Health, New Additions
Author Bio
Greg Harden

Greg Harden is a Peak Performance Coach, motivational speaker, and executive consultant who is best known for his work with seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. He also worked with Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard, and twenty-three-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.

Narrator Bio
Greg Harden

Greg Harden is a Peak Performance Coach, motivational speaker, and executive consultant who is best known for his work with seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. He also worked with Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard, and twenty-three-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.

Overview

A New York Times bestseller
A Wall Street Journal bestseller
A USA Today bestseller
An Oprah Book Club Pick
An Audible.com bestseller 
An Amazon.com bestseller
A Barnes & Noble bestseller
A Publishers Weekly bestseller
A GLIBA Bestseller
A Tom Brady Pick for Father's Day
An Amazon Pick of Hot New Releases
A Barnes & Noble Pick of Audio Self-Help Books
A St. Paul Pioneer Press Selection
A Leadership Now Pick of the Month
A City Scene Magazine (Columbus, Ohio) Pick of Best Reads
A Kobo Pick of Best Nonfiction Books of the Month
A Next Big Idea Club Pick of This Month's Must-Reads
An Apple Books Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books
See All +

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“What I learned from Greg is still a part of who I am today.”—Tom Brady, 7-time Super Bowl champion 

Greg Harden changes lives. 

This is why hundreds of world-class athletes, doctors, lawyers, teachers, business leaders, college students, and professionals from all walks of life have come to him for advice and direction—including 7-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady, 23-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps, Heisman Trophy winners Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson, CEOs of major companies, and championship coaching staffs from all over the world. 

Harden teaches his students how to practice, train, and rehearse to give 100 percent, 100 percent of the time, and challenges them by asking: If you don’t believe in yourself, why should I believe in you? 

Champions aren’t born. They’re built. Greg Harden spent over 30 years building them at the University of Michigan, including 400 future professional athletes, 50 NFL first-round draft picks, and 120 Olympians from over 20 countries. He gained national recognition when 60 Minutes Sports profiled him as “Michigan’s Secret Weapon.”  

Now, in his first book, Greg Harden is reaching out to help anyone who wants to live their best life by offering powerful and practical advice. 

You will learn to:   

  • Stop being afraid of being afraid: Fear and self-doubt are the enemy. As soon as you learn that fear and self-doubt are predictable, they become manageable

  • Control the controllables: How you control your own emotions, reactions, and responses to circumstances is what you must master first. You are the only one who has control over your mind. Stop letting others determine the way you feel about yourself. 

  • Commit, improve, and maintain: Learn to build better habits.  Making small improvements every day is the secret to a completely transformed life

  • Become the world’s greatest expert on yourself: It’s the only way to become the very best version of yourself. 

  • Practice self-love and self-acceptance: These are the keys to eliminating and replacing self-defeating attitudes and behaviors

This is a one-of-a-kind book that will give you the indispensable lessons and tools necessary to create real change in your life.