Dr. Jacques' New Book!
Performance Thinking: Mental Skills for the Competitive World... and for Life!
Performance Thinking addresses two basic but profoundly important questions:
• How do I mentally sabotage my own performance?
• How can I learn not to?
This interactive book provides a simple but powerful framework of
mental “Rules” that you can use to understand clearly how the way that
you think - directly and indirectly - influences how you perform. The A.C.T.
Model© process that Dr. Dallaire helps you to create for yourself is a proven
methodology that has helped many individuals to achieve - and even exceed - their performance goals.
Advance Praise for Performance Thinking:
"Jacques' book and the ACT model have transformed my effectiveness. My skill
set has expanded but the remarkable part is how my overall performance has
improved. I get more done, and that work is of higher quality and it comes
more "naturally". My ability to recover from challenges and the acceptance
that I can not always control outcome have lowered my stress level so I can
focus on improving me, and stop trying to change the unchangeable. The book
is a enlightening read and immediately made an improvement in my life."
—Preston Root, On-Air Personality, Motor Racing Network 6th generation family business professional
"Just received my copy of Jacques Dallaire's book – 'Performance Thinking'! He is a phenomenal teacher and his system works - not just in motorsports but life as well. Would encourage everyone to get a copy, read it, and apply the simple but effective methods he shares. Definitely has made a huge impact on our team, on and off the track..."
—Ed Hall, General Manager – Kinetic Motorsports
"I just had to say that your book is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing all this great information with the world."
—Denise Stubbs – Accountant – Forensic Accounting Solutions, Inc.
"The material in this book will help you to clearly understand how you mentally sabotage yourself. The interactive exercises this book
offers will allow you to gain insight into your underlying performance mindset. It is my hope that you will get as much out of this book as
I have and I believe that the effort and time you invest to develop these mental skills will be well worth it. It could also be life changing."
—Patrick G. Dempsey, Multi Award-Winning Television and Motion Picture Actor; Co-Owner/Driver, Dempsey Racing
"The best reading I have done in years. I wish I would have had this
training myself when I was starting to race and just beginning my
business career. I know this book can help anyone in any field of
business or sport, at any level, improve their personal performance."
—Richard L. Sutherland, President & CEO, ClickAway Corp
"I have been using the A.C.T. Model for over fifteen years and it
has had an immensely positive impact on my professional and personal life. I highly recommend it to anyone whose job demands that
they perform at a consistent level of excellence."
—Patrick Gonsalves, Senior Sales Professional,
"I’ve been involved with this program since 1996, and let me tell
you—it works! I am confident that the knowledge you will gain
from reading Performance Thinking will help you perform to the
best of your ability—and it might even change your life ... as it
—Helio Castroneves, Professional Racer, three-time Indy 500 Winner,
and Dancing with the Stars Champion
"Dr. Dallaire has done a masterful job of teaching you that in
order to have high performance one must begin with Performance
Thinking. My hat is off to Dr. Dallaire for providing a process that’s
easy to understand and easy to implement."
—Richard Fant, CEO, New Process Steel, Inc.
"This book is a compelling and fascinating read. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a material way to improve
what they do in business, sports, and personal life."
—Peter von Moltke, CEO, UBM Aviation, Inc.
"Performance Thinking removes the ceiling of what is possible.
The book is life changing, inspiring, and creates a format for altering your thought process forever. Jacques’ concepts should be
taught in schools and shared with family members, too."
—Alex Glasscock, Founder & CEO, The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu
"For those who invest the time and energy to read and apply the
principles in this book, the rewards are plenty. A must-read for
those looking to improve their abilities to be the best they can be
when it is needed most."
—Richard Klein, Vice President Manufacturing & Engineering, Global
Supply Management (GSM), Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
"No matter what business you are in, each and every day you must be prepared to perform at the top of your game. Performance Thinking, and the principles it teaches, gives you the tools and proper mindset to focus on the things that you can control and to not be distracted by the things you cannot control. From the highest levels of executive leadership to the team members making it happen in the trenches, Performance Thinking can transform the way an organization approaches their goals and objectives. In the end, the message is clear and simple, but it can and will help create extraordinary results."
-John M. Doonan, Director of Motorsports, MAZDA North American Operations
"I have known Dr. Dallaire and his methodology for nearly 25 years. In his book, Dr. Dallaire shares not only his theory, but it is the practical application that will leave you enlightened and empowered."
-Ron Fellows, Professional Racing Driver & Race Track Owner
"Performance Thinking is a very powerful book. Knowing Jacques as I do – just sitting quietly reading this book is akin to him sitting opposite talking directly to you. His message comes across with great clarity helping you think clearly and positively at all times."
-Steve Hallam, Managing Director, Walkinshaw Racing
"Performance Thinking is the definitive resource on how to take your personal performance to the next level. The principles, concepts, and techniques discussed in this book will help you to better handle the stressful road blocks that life throws in your path every day and give you a practical set of tools to truly optimize your performance. This is a must read."
-Simon Hayes, President, Performance Physixx
"I met Jacques in the context of enhancing the performance of our NASCAR team, his ACT model not only provides a great framework for thinking about what factors impact performance, but incorporates concepts that I find I use everyday. I highly recommend it."
-Rob Kauffman, Co-Founder, Principal, and Director, Fortress Investment Group, LLC &
Co-Owner, Michael Waltrip Racing
"Dr. Dallaire brings proven principles that can increase anyone’s performance by helping them learn how to more effectively focus on the task at hand. His ‘Rules of the Mental Road’ make great guidelines to help bring out the best in everyone – whether they are high performance athletes, world-class musicians, or just a normal individual trying to do the best job they can. This book will help you be your best."
-J. Timothy Lightfoot, Ph.D., Omar Smith Endowed Professor of Kinesiology & Director, Sydney and JL Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Texas A&M University
"This is a book that an engineer can appreciate and refer to because it incorporates standards with explanations…appealing to me since solutions are offered and explained in concise detail."
-Tracy Krohn, CEO, W&T Offshore
"Even with my experience in life, in managing human relationships and in building a thriving world-wide business from the ground up, the insight and understanding that I gained from reading your book and speaking with you about my own performance, has given me a new perspective on the importance of controlling my thinking. Your book is simply brilliant…brilliantly written, brilliantly simple, brilliantly accessible and for sure, extremely helpful."
-Yves Morizot, President, Stand 21
"If you have ever found yourself in a tough situation where doubt and insecurity were becoming your dominant thoughts, then this book is for you. Jacques will show you how people, in all walks of life, have used his teachings and techniques to get into and stay in ‘the zone’ no matter the situation or turn it may take. A must read for anyone searching for the answer to peak performance."
-John Nobles, Corporate Director, Leadership & Organization Development, Owens-Illinois, Inc.
"I have spent a lot of time studying ‘methods’ and seeking coaching to improve my performance in national level and professional competitions. Your help has been the only one that actually “took”, and did so in a big way. Thanks for putting all of this into a “user manual for the human mind” in the form of your new book."
-Charlie Putman, Professional Racing Driver & CEO, PESCO Inc.
"What makes someone a champion, a virtuoso, a leader? Dr. Dallaire shows how one can discover and change the nature of one’s own thought habits by changing the foundation from which these habits arise. He provides simple yet powerful tools that take into account the nuances of individual personalities, helping the reader to build a self-tailored way to access one’s best possible performance again and again."
-Harsha A. Sen, MD, Retinal Surgeon, Scientist and Author
"When I first met Dr. Dallaire, I was at the bottom of a deep hole that I had dug myself...I was sabotaging my own performance with unrealistic expectations. I then practiced and applied the ACT model process to my life and my work, and felt that my organization would benefit from utilizing this same approach. Jacques put together a day-long course for my key corporate team members and with a little practice and focus, the team’s performance began to improve steadily as we applied the process. Although your job and role may be different, you can apply the same approach to any task."
-Russell Smith, Co-Owner, Kinetic Speed Shop & Kinetic Motorsports
"I can honestly say that because of the in-depth, thought provoking concepts and mindset guidance that I received from Dr. Jacques Dallaire and Dr. Dan Marisi at a critical time in my career as a racing driver, I was able to achieve more than I ever imagined, including racing at the very top level of the sport – the Indianapolis 500. It’s one thing to know what to do, but another to do it. This book enables me to have the tools at my fingertips, so there are no excuses."
-Lyn St. James, Professional Racing Driver, Motivational Speaker & Author
"I have found that when I apply the principals of the ACT Model to the challenges that I undertake, the results are much more satisfying, regardless of the outcome. I know that I’ve conscientiously attempted to do the best I could do. I am excited about using the concepts presented in Performance Thinking as a training tool for young associates in my business. A conscientious application of the principals advocated in this book can be a real game changer. It has been for me!"
-Carl Rogers, President, Carl Rogers & Associates – Park South Group
"This isn’t a book, it’s a map. Study it carefully and you will find your way back to your ‘A’ game, every time. As a business owner, driver, and father, I have found the concepts and techniques discussed in Performance Thinking to be relevant to every part of my life. The principles it touches on are universal."
-Jonathan Bennett, CEO, Composite Resources, Inc. & Owner/Driver, CORE Autosport
"As a professional cyclist at the World Tour level, physical preparation is obviously important. But the mental skills side of our sport is also a critical component of the success equation. The information that is presented in Dr. Jacques’ new book ‘Performance Thinking’ digs deeply into the mind-set of the successful high performer and the ACT Model process I have been working with over the past months is proving to be the answer I have been seeking for some time. I know that this methodology will help me to achieve my highest performance goals!"
-Tom Danielson, Professional Cyclist, Team Garmin Cervelo
"Although I first worked with Jacques Dallaire as a professional racing driver, improving my on track performance has ultimately been the first of many areas in my experience to have benefited from the principles described in Performance Thinking. First as a driver, then business owner, parent and spouse I have found that a consistent application of the ACT Model process as presented in this book can give anyone, young or old, a proven, applicable method of attacking many of the challenges that life offers.
I encourage the reader to internalize these lessons, focus on the process of living each day to its fullest and I have no doubt that the results will be worth the effort... even if they aren’t what was expected!"
-Joe Foster, Professional Racing Driver & Co-Owner/Driver, Dempsey Racing
"Dr. Jacques’ philosophy about personal performance ties in perfectly with the skills and process needed to achieve greatness in any endeavor. It can be in sport, it can be in business, it can even be in interpersonal relationships. Exceptional results depend upon bringing your best to any situation, and the skills you learn in ‘Performance Thinking’ or in Dr. Dallaire’s seminars and programs provide the foundation that you need to consistently bring your best performance."
-Jim Jordan, Alternative Marketing Manager, MAZDA North American Operations
"I have worked with Dr. Dallaire for many years... He has supplied me with many tools to bring my 'A ' game into every situation. It doesn't matter whether I’m talking about racing, running my business, fishing and everything in between and beyond. These tools work! Performance Thinking is a valuable tool: get it, read it, apply the principles that it discusses, and stop digging the hole."
-Charles Espenlaub, Professional Racing Driver; CEO, Safecraft Racing