But what if it didn’t have to be that way?
What if you could see yourself as the star athlete of your one precious life…and more importantly, live like that, consistently?
Historically, there’s only been one subset of the population who has learned to apply the power of lifestyle to their specialized, high-level goals—while nurturing superior levels of flowing, unencumbered, and directed physical performance.
That population segment is athletes—and while many of them could improve too, most still have something that most of us don’t.
You’ve got a lot going on in life. Not just the crush of day-to-day busy-ness that we all experience as entrepreneurs, business professionals and working parents. You’re up to big things with your work, your purpose, your creativity. You’re committed to greatness. And you need to perform at your very best to be up to the task.
With the emphasis on wealth and beauty in today’s society, it’s not surprising that many demand too much of themselves.
For some people, this “do it all” drive is actually addictive — a phenomenon that’s known as “performance addiction.” Those who suffer from it believe that perfecting appearance and achieving status will secure the love and respect of others.
Performance Lifestyle is ultimately the antithesis of the performance addicted life, which we have identified as a root cause of why people, especially high-achievers have difficulty taking care of themselves, their bodies and their lives; to live that balanced and healthy life we hear so much about but so few actually experience.
Evolution has had its way with everything since the beginning of time, and the evolution of performance training is no exception.
Performance training is moving away from tactics-only methods for inducing a person or an organization of people to be more productive at almost any cost and toward enabling individuals and whole cultures with strategic lifestyle-based performance plans.
The result? Relatively balanced, healthy, sustained performance and even more productivity.
What is Superwoman’s power? (By the way, it’s the same for men.)
Like Clark, to discover her power, she has to discover who she really is. She has to go beyond the cultural story of the empowered superwoman who can have and do it all, and the personal story she’s living that might actually be her kryptonite. With pressure and cultural empowerment stories surrounding her, trying to leap it all in a single bound (or even multiple bounds) could easily lead to her feeling tired all the time.
Her kryptonite is the story she’s living into that’s burning her out. Aspiring to fulfill the superwoman persona is leading her into a mysterious downward spiral that is impacting her heart, her motivation, and her resolve.
There is a whole new lifestyle paradigm emerging today that will unleash your inner athlete. It does not matter if you’re not into sports or even a fitness enthusiast. Yet, it will take you to a whole new level of success in your business, and while we’re at it, your life as a whole.
It’s called Performance Lifestyle. It’s performance living at it’s best that supports you and what you’re up to in the world.
Performance Living 101, the precursor to living a balanced and healthy performance lifestyle, says… you don’t want to be distracted and held back by hidden challenges created by your own lifestyle. In a Performance Lifestyle, we master the lifestyle mindset and skill set to achieve our real goals in life and business… it’s about waking up to be successful every day so pay, for instance, is ultimately not an issue.
According to Susan Adams some 83% of American workers say they feel stressed out by their jobs, up from 73% a year ago, according to a new study by Harris Interactive for Everest College. The No. 1 reason workers feel stressed, according to the survey: low pay. This is the third year of the survey and the third year that less- than-adequate paychecks were the top stressor for workers. The study was conducted by phone among 1,000 adults between Feb. 21 and March 3.
While pay was the biggest source of stress last year, the percentage of workers who pegged it at No. 1 rose this year, from 11% to 14%. This year unreasonable workload also ranked as a top stressor, with 14% saying they had too much to do, up from 9% last year. Annoying coworkers and commuting tied for the next-most-stressful parts of the job, at 11%. The next-worst stressor was working in a job that was not the person’s chosen career (8%), poor work-life balance (7%), lack of opportunity for advancement (6%) and fear of being fired (4%).
“More companies are hiring, but workers are still weary and stressed out from years of a troubled economy that has brought about longer hours, layoffs and budget cuts,” said John Swartz, regional director of career services at Everest College, in a statement. Though the unemployment rate has ticked down to 7.6% from 8.2% a year ago, the picture for people who might want to look for a new job hasn’t improved. As of January 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were three unemployed people for each job opening, roughly the same number as a year ago.
There’s been a popular mantra surfacing in the past 10 years or so: “Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time.” It’s a major step in the right direction and it lifted the lid on the need to focus on personal energy management, but it’s flawed. One doesn’t manage their energy or their time, they manage both.