Release Your Inner Drive

Everything you need to know about how to get good at stuff

By: Edward Watson , Bradley Busch


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Size234 x 156mm
PublishedJune 2017

Release Your Inner Drive: Everything You Need to Know about How to Get Good at Stuff by Bradley Busch and Edward Watson is a book of infographics designed to show teenagers how they can excel at school and in life. But while the graphics are certainly colourful and eye-catching, this is so much more than a book of pretty pictures. The graphics distil the latest research into psychology and neuroscience, alongside explanations of what exactly this means for teenagers and what they can do with these insights in practice. We know more than ever about the science of learning, and now everyone can quickly tap into the success strategies that have been proven to help people thrive and flourish.

Have you ever wondered how people get really good at stuff? It turns out that there are a collection of habits that help people to get good at whatever it is they do. Researchers and academics in the fields of psychology and neuroscience have spent years trying to understand why some people flourish and others never truly fulfill their potential. Bradley and Edward have condensed that wisdom into this no-nonsense, visual guide which also provides clear explanations of the concepts, along with links to the latest research, for those who want to delve deeper into these fascinating insights. Each infographic distils everything you need to know to cultivate these habits and give yourself the best possible chance of success. Discover how to: take control, concentrate better, find your motivation, fail better, make revision stick, perform under pressure, ace those exams, put down that phone when you’re meant to be revising, get over FOMO, stop procrastinating, get a good night’s sleep, take care of yourself and your mental health, learn from sporting champions and grow your mindset to get ahead.

The book is also ideal for anyone who has children and wants to nurture their talents, or for teachers who want to ensure that their students develop the attitudes, beliefs and habits that maximise learning and performance.

Contents include:

How to Read This Book

1. Decide Where You Are Going – Own the Destination

2. Master Yourself – It Begins with You

3. Fail Better – The Power of Failure

4. Performing Under Pressure – Deliver Your Best When It Matters the Most

5. Make Your Learning Stick – Maximise Your Revision

6. Excellence in Exams – Get the Grades You Deserve

7. Sleep Your Way to Success – Sleep Tight, Think Right

8. Looking After Me – How to Be Kind to Yourself

9. Lessons from the Sporting Greats – Learn from Champions

10. Mindset Matters – Stories and Science of Growth Mindset

What Now?

Suitable for young people and anyone who wants to help them achieve their potential, including parents and teachers.

Release Your Inner Drive has been named the ‘Gold Winner’ in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ 2018 in the Teen: Nonfiction (13-18 years) category.

2017 Foreword INDIES Finalist: Young Adult Non Fiction: Release Your Inner Drive receiving an Honorable Mention.

Click here to view a feature of ‘Release Your Inner Drive’ in The Daily Mail.

Click here to view ‘Release Your Inner Drive’ featured on Raring2go!

Click here to read the feature of ‘Release Your Inner Drive’ in Your Coffee Break.

Click here to view the interview Bradley participated in with The School Run.

Click here to read the feature of ‘Release Your Inner Drive’ in Little London magazine.

Click here to read the showcase of ‘Release Your Inner Drive’ in Plenty magazine.

Click here to listen to Bradley Busch on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans show.

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Edward Watson

Edward Watson founded InnerDrive, a mental skills company that initially worked in Premier League football and with Olympic athletes, in 2006. The majority of InnerDrives current work is now in education and business, coaching students and teachers to realise their potential and to cope effectively with pressure.

Click here to view a feature of Release Your Inner Drive in The Daily Mail.

Click here to read Edward Watson’s blog.

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Bradley Busch

Bradley Busch is a chartered psychologist and director of InnerDrive. He graduated from Loughborough University with distinction and went on to work with Premiership and international footballers from England, Scotland, Wales and Japan. Outside of football, he has worked with elite athletes, helping GB athletes win medals at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games. As well as writing regularly for The Guardian, he is a leading expert on how psychological research can best help students, teachers, athletes and businesses think and perform better.

Click here to view a feature of Release Your Inner Drive' in The Daily Mail.

Click here to listen to Bradley Busch on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans show.

Click here to read Bradley Busch’s blog.


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