I did a webinar for a sales organization recently and I was talking about recharging your batteries for sustained high performance.
Think about it – the term “peak performance” gets used a lot (especially in sports), but that only implies that we’re on our games SOME of the time.
What are we doing during the other times? Slacking off? Going through the motions? Disengaged?
Why can’t we have sustained high performance?
Being your best day in and day out only really requires two things:
1 – Take care of yourself
I’m guessing you know what I’m talking about here. Eat well, exercise, sleep enough, drink plenty of water and take a few minutes each day to stop and breathe.
It seems like common sense but common sense is often not common practice and I’m seen far too many people let their professional growth affect their personal growth.
Once the stress kicks up at work they start eating worse, missing workouts, barely sleeping, drinking more coffee than water and are always wound up and tense for the people around them.
I’ve been there myself. Too many times. Please don’t let it be you.
2 – Do what you find intrinsically enjoyable
Imagine – you have zero responsibilities and obligations and you have the ability to map out your perfect day and do whatever you want. What would you do?
The activities you name are those that you find intrinsically enjoyable, meaning they feed your soul and fill you up.
Again, I know what it’s like to lose sight of these but fitting them into your schedule is a critical aspect of energizing.
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