Limit Skills. Respecting, testing and overcoming your own limits.

  • Criticism of conventional motivational slogans
  • Success strategies of 20 high performers
  • Fascinating stories and interviews
  • Applied psychology & mental training

A really great book with extremely interesting contents, insights and a thoroughly appealing layout (Prof. Dr Günter F. Müller)

(The book is currently only available in German, an English edition is planned.)


Caution: motivational bullshit!

How can we increase our performance, go beyond our own limits and expand and overcome them, without sooner or later ending up burned out, exhausted, injured or even dead? Dr Michele Ufer distances himself from conventional motivational slogans and goes on the hunt for clues with 20 top-ranking guests from the world of sport and business.

LIMIT SKILLS combines fascinating stories about top performance and experiences of limits with exciting interviews and insights into personality structures, mental strengths and collaborative thinking of those who have successfully pushed their limits and high performers. Brainstorming sessions from psychology and mental training inspire you to go searching for clues within yourself.

Dive into new worlds and find your own strengths at your limits!

The LIMIT SKILLS guests:

CHANTAL BIALEK interim HR manager & management consultant HAZEL BRUGGER TV presenter & cabaret artist BART DE ZWART stand-up paddle world record holder KARL EGLOFF skyrunning world record holder & mountain guide CHRISTOPH HARREITHER manager & ultrarunner JAN HEINZE mini-transat sailor & entrepreneur NILS HENKEL star cook ALEXANDER HUBER extreme mountaineer LORRAINE HUBER world champion free-ride ski ROBERT JASPER extreme mountaineer MICHAEL MAUER Head of Style at Porsche, Head of Group Design at Volkswagen AG URS MEIER football referee ALEXANDRA MEIXNER world record holder in 20-times ultra triathlon HERBERT NITSCH world record apnea diver HARALD PHILIPP mountain bike explorer FLORIAN REUS world champion 24-hour run SANDRA RINGWALD German champion cross-country skier FABIAN RIESSLE Olympic champion Nordic combined FRED TOPLAK entrepreneur & mayor KLEMENS WITTIG senior world champion middle and long-distance running


With Limit Skills, Dr Michele Ufer uses interviews with experts to investigate a new concept in sports psychology, which will certainly attract some attention to itself in research and application in the future. Ufer is presenting a ground-breaking book on a subject that is definitely innovative.

— Prof. Dr. Oliver Stoll
Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Wow! A really great book! I’m not just saying that because I’m in it. I read the latest book from Michele Ufer, Limit Skills, while travelling to my competition in Utah, USA. It gave me a real motivational boost for the 92-hour non-stop run!

— Christoph Harreither
Partner Ernst & Young accountancy firm

Michele Ufer, once again impressively manages to put his readers in a flow-similar state and includes scientific findings which might otherwise seem a bit dry in his fascinating expeditions – whether that’s in the Chilean Atacama Desert, in the jungle of Peru or in his cool, rainy homeland. I devoured the flow hunter’s findings in a 12-hour ultra-reading marathon.

— Dr Volker Scheer
Network of Sports Physicians & University of Paderborn

Michele Ufer’s best book to date in my opinion, since it provides valuable assistance to all athletes and also in other areas in life. The wide-ranging experiences of completely different people bring the whole thing to life enormously.

— Thomas Biermann
Managing Director CSB & Board Member of German Tax Consultants Association Westfalen-Lippe


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