Dr. Bhrett McCabe's Books
Dr. Bhrett McCabe is a renowned clinical and sports psychologist having worked with elite performers across sports and business. His books will help you break free of your struggles, shift your mindset, and start winning again.
Break Free From Suckville
How A Simple Mental Change Will Spark Your Performance
There is a myth in the competitive world that you will eventually reach your potential if you prepare correctly. Why do you leave competitions frustrated with your execution level and regret your effort if that is the case? The truth is you will never reach your potential, and the quest to create that of success and consistency in your game is destroying your mentality. The space between your possibility and the reality of your performance is what I call “Suckville” because the struggles of falling short suck.
Every competitor will find themselves mired in Suckville at some point in their career when they lose the joy of competition and find the burden of expectations too painful to endure. It is not about If but When. Break Free from Suckville is a trusted resource for any competitor who starts destroying their progress because their results seem to fall short of their perceived potential.
What Readers of Break Free From Suckville Have to Say...
"This book has my name all over it! It’s like you know me and have written it about me. This is the first book I’ve read that explains the truth about getting away from expectations, struggles, frustration and moving forward. At 66, I’m still competitive but need help realizing my best."
Andy Sauls, Coach
"I’m 2/3 through now, the first light bulb went off on page 81 when you discuss getting lost other people’s concept of how you should perform and after that my reading slowed down because I kept feeling the need to reread statements and write them down! It’s definitely hitting the right chord, and I’ve been in Suckville for many years!"
Sean Farmer Sese, Advanced Copy Reader
"I found the chapter on 'Competitive Personalities' during a ladies golf school and asked the ladies which type they fit into. They all related to a trait and are now excited to purchase the book. I believe you have written a gem."
Steve Patterson, Coach
The MindSide Manifesto
The Urgency to Create a Competitive Mindset
Life is meant to be lived fully. Unfortunately, too many allow life to live them, and as a result, success is out of reach. A fully engaged life always begins in the mind, impacting thoughts, feelings, and actions to create the pathways and habits responsible for success. Elite competitors start with a purpose-driven mental approach to their success, so much so that it becomes their identity – their Manifesto.
The MindSide Manifesto dives into the factors that often rob athletes, coaches, and leaders of their ability to live and compete to their full intent. By exploring the traps that commonly limit success and developing your focused, driven mindset, dreams become reality. Only when you fully declare your Manifesto and commit to the plan of achieving it, will you reach your true potential. It is your choice – Are you willing to invest in you and your Manifesto?
What Readers of The MindSide Manifesto Have to Say...
“I have read a number of books about the mental side of sports. This is one of the best. Very good details and ideas about how to improve. I plan on rereading it!”
“This book clearly lays out a path for anyone to achieve their goals in life. Dr. McCabe’s methods of helping you establish these goals and develop the process to help you achieve them will work for any person. This is not a book just for athletes; anyone desiring to achieve more in their life can benefit from reading this book.”
“The MindSide Manifesto provides a blueprint that leads to an ultra-sustainable, uber-competitive mindset. A great mix of anecdotes and evidence. It will change any reader’s perspective and get them ready to attack whatever life presents!”
The Game Plan
Managing Your Champ and Chump
The Game Plan workbook is designed as a training tool with practical and insightful exercises to help you define and realize your true manifesto. By engaging in a deeper understanding of your self-image, your manifesto will not only become crystallized but reflect your true desires, strengths, and opportunities. It is not an easy task to explore the thoughts, feelings, and desires for success, but it is necessary to establish a plan that can be achieved and drive the results that you desire.
The Game Plan workbook is a necessity for individuals who want to take their game to the next level and perform at their best. It introduces you to the two aspects of your confidence – the champion self (Champ) and the fearful, sabotaging self (Chump). By the end of this workbook, the reader will be able to let Champ do the work and learn to put Chump back on the bench. Lace up your shoes, get your eye-black on, chalk up your hands, and get ready for the challenge!
What Readers of The Game Plan Have to Say...
“Great read. There are plenty of sports analogies that really helped me discuss this with my teenage son. There are also many business applications. Plan, practice, and execute!”
“In The Game Plan, Dr. Bhrett McCabe offers actionable, effective mental game training that will help all athletes learn, prepare, and perform better.”
“Dr. Bhrett McCabe has given us a gift with this book. ‘Process vs. results’ is different for everyone, and Dr. McCabe has given us many examples, experiences, and pathways to get there. Definitely, a ‘go-to’ on my bookshelf when I need a second opinion or reference for a client or athlete. A pleasure to read.”
A Systematic Approach to Perform at an Elite Level
Elite performers spend a considerable amount of time focused on the next competition, investing their time into how they prepare, train, and recover in order to be their best when it matters the most. The drive for greatness is always more powerful leading into a competition, and as a result, true champions use that motivation to find a consistent process to help them perform at their best.
Truly exceptional individuals review their practice and competition in a systematic way, while those who are unsuccessful fail to do so. The process of critically reviewing your day or event takes discipline as well as directed focus to highlight the learnings and filter the clutter. It has been our experience that when elite performers regularly review their training and competitions, they are able to remove many of the fears, doubts, and insecurities that get in the way of confidence.
Those who allow the emotion of the moment to guide their decision-making are constantly trying to fix problems, overcome weaknesses, and avoid difficulty. When emotion guides the decision making process in competition, it can have very risky implications. Engaging in journaling and an active review allows you to separate your emotion from the reality of your performance.
The Elite Journal’s intent is to provide a visual and interactive tool to assist an athlete in understanding their mental process as they go through training. The journal is laid out in a day-by-day structure within a three-month time span that allows the athlete to narrow his/her focus on specific segments in their game plan. Dr. Bhrett McCabe believes that writing things down puts life into a player’s thoughts. With the Elite Journal, athletes can track their growth throughout their game from a mental perspective.
What the Readers Had to Say...
“Using a daily journal has always been intimidating because I did not know where to start, what to say, or how to stay organized. Bhrett McCabe’s Elite Journal has given me a solution for that as well as a road map for my entire day and ability to track performance.”
Agent for Professional Athletes
“Bhrett McCabe’s Elite Journal has become an integral tool in my instruction program. I have always included a 'Good-Better-How’ at the end of my student’s practice sessions, but the Elite Journal takes that exercise to a whole new level...An awesome learning tool!”
Chris Wilson, Golf Teaching Professional