Performance Lifestyle Advisor Ari Whitten

Performance Lifestyle Inc. would like to welcome Ari Whitten the#1 bestselling author of the cutting-edge book, Forever Fat Loss and the creator of ground-breaking Energy Blueprint system. He is a nutrition and lifestyle expert who has been running a nutrition counseling and personal training business for over a decade.

Ari has a Bachelor’s of Science from San Diego State University in Kinesiology with a specialization in fitness, nutrition, and health. He holds two advanced certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and recently completed coursework for his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, an education which rounds out all aspects–nutrition, fitness, and psychology–of his approach to optimal health.

Ari is an ardent researcher who has obsessively devoted the last two decades of his life to the pursuit of being on the cutting-edge of the science on health, fitness, and nutrition.

Ari’s work has two primary aims:

1. Maximizing overall vitality and energy levels.
2. To achieve permanent fat loss by working with your biology, rather than the painful and temporary fat loss one gets through programs that work against your biology.

We are excited to be working with Ari Whitten as his understanding of the science of human energy and living with optimal energy levels is among the best out there today, even among top scientists.

We are also happy to be promoting The Energy Blueprint that Ari Whitten spearheaded to consolidate the never-before-assembled body of science on energy, that Performance Lifestyler’s need.

This research is very consumable and supplements the Performance Living 101 work we offer our student clients here at Performance Lifestyle Inc. In our view it’s it’s mandatory learning for anyone looking to live with optimal energy levels, and or helping others in the fields of health and human performance.

Beyond Managing Your Energy. You’ve Got to Get Your ROIe

Unless you work at NASA the term escape velocity is a foreign concept but that’s about to change. Escape velocity is the speed that a rocket needs to be traveling to break free of the gravitational pull of the earth and it is based on Newton’s third law of physics.

Any spacecraft or rocket wishing to successfully leave the surface of the earth needs to be accelerating at the rate of 7 miles per second, approximately 33 times the speed of sound (Mach 33) or nearly 25,000 miles per hour. Now that’s moving.

On the surface, it might appear that escape velocity is all about speed, but that’s a bit misleading as it has more to do with… the use and expenditure of energy. Speed is the byproduct of energy and we’ll come back to that point in just a moment.

To escape from earth’s gravity, a rocket demands an enormous amount of energy; a controlled explosion that requires a herculean type effort battling against the forces of gravity is required. In this post, we draw a parallel to the energy it takes you to break inertia and sustain the action.

The energy it takes to move you is a mere fraction of what it takes to move a rocket, but this energy is not to be minimized. To get fully engaged, you need a good amount of energy and I want to impress upon you the idea that energy, not time is the fundamental currency of performance at times, high performance.

Also, we’ll talk about how you can apply the principles of escape velocity to your life and the achievement of your goals.

It’s an undeniable fact that we are all reservoirs of energy as everything that we do from interacting with colleagues and making important decisions to spending time with the family and taking the dog for a walk, all requires energy.

Every one of our thoughts, emotions and behaviors has an energy consequence for better or for worse and as obvious as it seems, we too often fail to consider the critical role of energy in our lives, largely because when don’t see it or consider it until we don’t have enough of it.

Absent of the correct quality, quantity and focus and forces of energy we all become compromised in any activity we undertake.  It’s truly disturbing to see the immense amount of personal and professional entrepreneurial and corporate potential that is being squandered due to the lack of understanding, disregard, and misuse of energy.

Everything from lack of sleep, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, negativity, small self-absorption (living lost in our heads with nonstop thoughts), unfocused strategies and goals and tactical things like poorly run meetings, sitting in front of the TV etc., as well as living outside the bounds of our own biology on a daily, weekly and monthly basis are all contributing factors to energy loss.

The most productive members of society have the unique ability to both engage fully and disengage periodically. The act of disengagement allows for reflection and renewal.

They understand that continuous engagement without proper renewal leads to progressively depleted energy levels and it is this understanding that allows them to perform as consistently high levels relative to those who are feeling tired all the time, fatigued and sometimes chronically, whether they admit or not.

An abundance of natural energy is available to you, to contribute to and receive from other people, circumstances, and projects. High performers understand that they are free to cut loose from things in their life; that is, relationships, situations, activities, habits, and obligations that drain their energy disproportionately to the rewards.

As these high maintenance, unwanted, stressful elements are reduced and eliminated, they free up their most valuable talents and find themselves surrounded by an environment that supports and promotes their energy. This reclaimed energy makes it possible for you to grow your business or career with consistency, to dramatically improve the quality of your life and create a lifestyle that supports personal and professional success and happiness.

Every time you increase the energy you have, to devote to more rewarding uses, you also increase the value of your life to you and to many others. Therefore, committing yourself to greater energy is a commitment to a greater life.

We all have far more control over our energy than we realize or leverage. And while the number of hours in a day is fixed, the quality and quantity of energy available to us are not. There is so much talk and focus on getting a high ROI—Return on Investment. However, the real action and competitive imbalance are found in maximizing your ROIe—your return on your investment of energy.

Our energy can be broken down into two sources of energy, summarized very basically as vital (electrical) and nutrients (food, including what we eat, sun, air, water etc.), which are used in four distinct ways as human beings with a body-mind that requires (simply put) a charge and nourishment, to move and act, generate thoughts and emotions that guide us as we accomplish and achieve our goals.

Upgrading not only how we harness, maintain and manage to the undifferentiated sources of energy in our lives and leveraging the optimization of each these human capacities with a lifestyle that is skillful provides you with an enormous opportunity to operate more at high or peak performance states and thus enjoy the power of full engagement.

Note: Contrary to recent thinking, about the power of full engagement physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy and spiritual energy are not distinct energies. In reality, they are undifferentiated but that universal energy is stimulated and experienced physically, mentally, emotionally and ultimately spiritually. All of these experiences are human capacities that require care and development for you to both unleash and manage your natural energy and potential.

The first is your physical energy, how healthy are you? The second is your emotional energy, how happy are you? The third is your mental energy, how long can you focus and for how long? And the fourth element of energy is your spiritual energy, why are you doing what you’re doing? What is the purpose of your life?

And quite frankly what’s referred to as spiritual energy is an overlay to your primary source of energy.

We can never forget that performance, optimal health and genuine happiness are grounded in the skillful art of energy management. Peak performance is an exotic combination of energy requirements which include the greatest quantity and highest quality, the clearest focus and maximum force of energy that’s why your challenge is to self-diagnose to be very selfish in how you manage your energy.

The objective is to eliminate all distractions in your life that haphazardly consume your energy and hold you back. To say goodbye to anything that undermines your ability to be a fully engaged high-performing human being especially when it matters most and to a lesser extent on vacations ;-).

You do that by making sure you living in balance, fueling your body right and keeping your body fit and focused for success and then isolating each of the four areas of energy and asking yourself these questions:

  • What are the things that rob me of my energy, the specific things that prevent me from living at my physical best with optimal energy levels?Think, eating, drinking, sleep and exercise habits. As well as any behavior that robs you of your energy.
  • What are the things that cause me to be emotional, that further robs me of my energy? Think the specific people and places, things, and circumstances that prevent you from being calm, happy and more joyful?Focus on the people in your life and any high maintenance drama-filled relationships and stressful situations you are coping with, that need to be resolved through either change or elimination that drain your life force.
  • What are the things that rob me mentally; the specific things that rob you of your time and focus and which undermine your productivity in any area of your life?Focus on your physical environment, on the distractions inefficient systems or customs that are dysfunctional, which slow things down and which need correction or elimination.And find out, about the greatest and most important lifestyle change you’ll ever make or even can make, by finding out…
  • What steps do you need to take to get grounded in who you really are? So that you are no longer robbed of all the energy being taken up by an unresolved, cluttered mind that is driving you a little bit crazy and how you can clean that up.

This means discovering what your highest purpose is and then getting your thinking on the same team by addressing any stories you are telling about you and your life, that are affecting your physiological self-esteem and self-worth and any self-limiting beliefs that create inner duress.

Then identify any habit behaviors temptations or weakness that steal your energy. What are the specific people, places and things that prevent you from fulfilling your highest purpose?

By doing this exercise you will in effect be putting the principle of escape velocity into practice as the key objective is to escape the death grip of mediocrity and low performance—to escape the stranglehold of stress, and distractions that hold you back, to escape the seduction of the comfort zone and ultimately escape the gravitational pull of any person, place or thing that leashes your natural energy and potential from flowing in the direction you want.

The ultimate measure of our lives is not how long we live, even though we all want that to be long, but rather how well we can manage our energy in the time we are each given and that is precisely why energy management is so crucial.

In Performance Lifestyle training you will learn the principles, practices and overall defacto energy management strategy preceded by the science and essential guidelines (This is called Performance Living 101) that you need to be in tune with to harness and maintain the energy you need to then manage in your performance lifestyle.

In closing remember, in your efforts to lead a fulfilling life full of accomplishment and achievement, you must always regularly and systematically regenerate your life force. Every human capacity is powered by life force, and you are always either stimulating or recuperating your energy in any given moment. To stay strong, and live with optimal energy levels, learn the science and the principles, the practices and the overall lifestyle for performance so you can live in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind.

Vintage Performance Lifestyle—Manage Your Energy Like a Pro

If you were to do a search on the Internet about energy, it’s wouldn’t be long before you ran into the near famous saying “Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time.” This is a saying from The Human Performance Institute now owned by Johnson and Johnson. It was a statement created by our predecessors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, authors of The Power of Full Engagement.

When I, John Allen Mollenhauer, first read that book it really stepped up my whole concept of lifestyle. Though I had been on the path for some time and realized that optimizing lifestyle was the greatest source of untapped potential to change and improve, this book, was a breakthrough in terms of creating the new concepts that needed to emerge.

When I, John Allen Mollenhauer, first read that book it really stepped up my whole concept of lifestyle. Though I had been on the path for some time and realized that optimizing lifestyle was the greatest source of untapped potential to change and improve, this book, was a breakthrough in terms of creating the new concepts that needed to emerge.

Up until that point, most books were out of context treatises about living one way, usually exhaustively and therefore poorly and then solving the symptoms (weight gain and low energy, by going on a diet or exercise program with maybe a little extra sleep added in. 

This book, in my opinion, changed things in a big way because first; it was talking mostly to professionals who wake up to be successful every day, not healthy, even though they value their health. It also started talking about energy, and how important it was to health and performance and starting planting ideas that would ultimately give rise to the Performance Lifestyle. 

It was a core catalyst to our development of Performance Lifestyle, which put the various aspects of living into a much broader context, including the science, the principles, and the practices so that client and coach alike could troubleshoot, resolve and evolve the way a person lives to perform well, achieve their goals and live a better quality of life—all of which would inspire, a person to live in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind in a much bigger and more fluid way.

Hence, The Rise of a New Lifestyle…

Of course at the time, when I shot this video, leading a transformational event at Ameriprise Financial Services; we were still years away from the full breadth and depth of the curriculum we have today to serve you and help give rise to a new lifestyle you can call your own.

We were still talking about managing your energy.

But what happens if you don’t have enough energy to manage?

Professionals wanting to perform better is not new, but professionals doing so by approaching professional life with the mindset and lifestyle of an athlete is. And in this context, learning how to harness and maintain optimal energy levels is objective numero uno.

That’s why learning how to regenerate your life force is the premier PL Essential‘s training. Learning how to proactively regenerate energy as a method was still evolving in this video with me, John Allen Mollenhauer “JAM”, one of the leading advocates for Performance Lifestyle® training, coaching, and support worldwide.

This video below was 8 years ago and today, our Essential Training’s and the Signature year-round lifestyle training PL365 is tighter than ever.

We are committed to never-ending improvement for sure, and it’s great to see how far we’ve come; nonetheless you will learn some gems from this video ~ JAM.

The Brownout Comes Before the Burnout

BY  of Collective Hub

There are early signs that you building up to a burnout. It’s the mini meltdown before the big breakdown.

Pettina Stanghon’s start-up was still in its honeymoon period when she noticed something happening amongst her employees. “A number of staff members started to have meltdowns,” says Pettina. “They seemed tearful and exhausted. Their relationships were suffering and they were projecting; getting angry and blaming the business for things that were happening to them.”This emotional downturn was particularly interesting given the nature of the business. Pettina is the co-founder of Noosa Confidential, a private rehab program that treats mental health issues. It also runs a corporate program for overworked, overstretched CEOs and leaders. But, ironically, her team were also struggling with their own stress levels.What’s the problem?One morning, Pettina received a letter from a key staff member who was an artist in her spare time, complaining because she no longer had time to paint. “You talk about the importance of self-care and creativity but you’re not giving your staff time to practice it,” the letter read.“As a business owner, my first reaction was frustration and criticism,” admits Pettina. “I am the daughter of two entrepreneurs and have a very strong work ethic. My staff is frequently pushed to the limits but I pay them well and always thought this was a fair exchange.”

Unlike the clients who come to the clinic suffering from burnout, her staff wasn’t at crisis point. They were just demotivated, disengaged and generally unhappy. They weren’t suffering from burnout – they were still able to come to work, to perform well and act efficiently. But, there was a general sense of unhappiness, tiredness, and lethargy.

Is it the “cold” or the “flu?”

And they’re not alone. In fact, this reaction to work is becoming so common that experts have given it a new name – brownout. The term, which is used to describe part of the life stage of a star, describes the stage before burnout. And it’s a condition many people seem to suffer from. If burnout is the flu, think of brownout as a common cold – they both have similar symptoms, but brownout is less crippling. You still go to the office, but your heart isn’t in it. You’d prefer to be hiding at home under your doona.

American coaching firm Corporate Balance Concepts recently surveyed 1000 executives and estimated that 5 per cent of them suffered from burnout, while 40 per cent suffered from ‘Executive Brownout’.

“Brownout is different from burnout because workers afflicted by it are not in obvious crisis,” says Michael E Kibler, CEO of Corporate Balance Concepts. “They seem to be performing fine: putting in massive hours in meetings and calls across time zones, grinding out work while leading or contributing to global teams, and saying all the right things in meetings (though not in side-bar conversations). However, these executives are often operating in a silent state of continual overwhelm, and the predictable consequence is disengagement.”

As an example, he cites the resignation of Mohamed El-Erian, the former CEO of PIMCO, who shocked the tech world by resigning suddenly in 2014 after his 10-year-old daughter wrote him a list of all the milestones he’d missed in her life (from Halloween parades to first soccer matches).

It’s worth noting that Mohamed hasn’t actually been diagnosed with brownout, nor has it yet been labeled an official condition – more a phrase that’s gaining momentum in the corporate and start-up world of high achievers and big goals, where high prices are often paid in return.

Michael says he is seeing the signs in every workplace – workers feeling drained from continuous obligations and physical deterioration from years of sub- optimal sleep. There’s also a diminishing ability to concentrate in non-business conversations. In business meetings, you’re still on your game, but no longer have any interest in making small talk with colleagues.

What to do when it happens to you

Australian business coach Brook McCarthy has suffered from a brownout, although she didn’t call it that at the time. “I describe it as the year I lost my business mojo,” she says. “I lost clients – and no wonder – because I had a stinking bad attitude. It felt like I fell into a funk that I could not get out of.” Her downward spiral was caused by small, everyday challenges that compounded.

“I had sleep deprivation and a few bad run-ins with people,” she recalls. “There were the endless go-nowhere coffee dates with the promise of possible work, which didn’t happen. And one memorable three- hour round trip to the outer reaches of Sydney for a meeting with a prospect who didn’t turn up, didn’t answer her phone, and didn’t bother getting in touch again.”

These setbacks weren’t enough to trigger full-blown burnout, but only because she took proactive measures. “I realised that I needed to take responsibility to woo my mojo back. The first step was valuing my time. I overhauled my quoting process and no longer had meetings without clear agendas. I also made time for joy and celebration. I adopted new practices such as taking my laptop out on excursions to cafes or art galleries. I started inviting my smartest girlfriends for spa dates to talk business.”

It might sound like clichéd advice – rest more, laugh more and say ‘no more’ – but the antidote to both burnout and brownout does appear to be making time for both work and your life outside of it. At Noosa Confidential, burnout sufferers are offered a combination of talk therapy combined with mindfulness techniques and are encouraged to ‘rediscover simple pleasures’ like walking on the beach or creating home-cooked meals.

As for the company’s internal culture, Pettina took innovative measures to boost morale. She implemented a four-day workweek (although some people choose to work five days and others work three and a half). The therapy team can also work from home whenever possible. The staff member who wrote the letter now sells her art at a local market and her paintings hang on the clinic walls. “I’m glad I had an open dialogue with my team early before it got worse,” says Pettina. “I don’t think there is a massive leap between brownout and burnout. One minute you’re fine and then you’re not. The tipping point could be something minor – having an argument with your husband or drinking too much one weekend. I didn’t want it to come to that.”

As brownout isn’t (yet) an official condition, good luck getting a sick note. But, if you diagnose yourself you can also cure yourself – with a course of self-care, an injection of self-worth and a daily dose of me-time.

BY  of Collective Hub

The New PerformanceLifestyle.com Goes Live!

The new Performance Lifestyle [PL] website is live!

This is our new virtual space, online training center, and the place of which we’ll be serving you. That is, when we’re not at a live event together. 🙂

For those of you who were subscribers to Nutrient-Rich Superfoods, you’ll see our natural products and education are now all built into Performance Lifestyle® and will be available very soon. We appreciate your patience.

I can’t wait to tell you all about PL.

Here at PerformanceLifestyle, we serve the achiever; primarily goal and success-oriented people (typically driven business professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, executives and managers of growth organizations who are often women and men with families, who would be drawn to participating in endurance events as inspiration for their lives as whole and to stay in shape.

The reason this idea is so appealing to professionals is simple, because this is the group of people that fills out most of middle America. We are hard working hard charging people who have the balancing act of succeeding while taking care of ourselves, bodies and our lives, including our families. We have aspirations to rise and all of this takes an enormous amount of energy and skills to navigate for an optimal life experience.

Simply put, we need to function and perform as relatively high levels throughout the year in so many capacities that being distracted and held back by hidden lifestyle challenges such as the pandemic feeling of low energy and fatigue is not favorable. It leads to poor health and performance and this can netgatively affect a persons success results.

Of course, Performance Lifestyle’s Essential trainings can benefit anyone, as these are the fundamentals of successful living, which when applied in the macro of a persons life and the micro of day to day living, will change their life for the better forever.

We got inspiration for this idea of Performance Lifestyle Training, Coaching, and Support for people who may not be into sports or even fitness enthusiasts at present, but wants to start living with optimal energy levels, high-level health and performance (look and feel better too) ironically from the world of professional athletics, where the idea of living “performance lifestyle” was born. 

See About PL: The Origins of Performance Lifestyle. Athletes exemplify the mindset and lifestyle that supports performance, even if most have never been performance lifestyle trained. 

Their culture reinforces an approach to life that promotes balance and health to a certain and above-average extent (as a given not the goal) and yields the personal and professional performance so many people admire as we watch them achieve their goals. 

Athletes are also relatable and the most visible subset of the population that directly links their lifestyle with their success.

It does not matter if you were ever into sports or even a health or fitness enthusiast, you can benefit big by developing a performance lifestyle you can call your own. 

As a former competitive athlete turned worn-down tech entrepreneur, when I discovered the idea of living a performance lifestyle, it prompted me to begin applying my previous ways of life as an athlete to my life as a business and family man.

I knew a lot about nutrition, fitness and the need for sleep, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to improve my energy levels more than anything else, and of course my health and performance, which were all lagging big time at the time.

It was not until I relearned how to approach life with the mindset and lifestyle of an athlete, with emphasis on harnessing, maintaining and managing my personal energy, that things began to correct course and life itself got better across the board.  
But it didn’t stop there…

With a world-class lifestyle science advisory team, we have since taken this approach in life to a whole new tier of understanding and application.

In addition to thinking and living like an athlete, Performance Lifestyle uncovers the science of evolutionary biology, bioenergetics, and seasonal variation… at the core of the lifestyle, to reveal the secrets of optimal energy; also known as Performance Living 101.

You’ll be learning a lot more about all of that and it will enhance your performance in a measurable way, as we reveal the science, the principles and best practices across every aspect of the lifestyle that enables people to live in balance, with vibrant health and peace of mind while achieving even their most ambitious goals.  

Get ready to discover the never-before-assembled lifestyle formula for optimal energy, health, and performance, so that you can start living with optimal energy levels. 

When you first get to the site, click on the play button at the top of the site, or go here and you’ll get a video from me.

I share some of this back story, and my personal experience, first hand, as you begin to peruse the site.  

Why be an active subscriber, student, and client of Performance Lifestyle, Inc?

 In addition to offering you great content with insights that directly link your lifestyle, not only with your energy levels and health but with your whole-life performance and success, we’ll be delivering;

Imagine what would happen in your life if you got trained on all the essential aspects of your lifestyle and optimized how you live.

  • You can, one-by-one, or all-in-one with our year-round lifestyle training called PL365® that is the most inclusive and transformative training you’ll find anywhere. 

We’ll help clarify your imagination in future messages about what’s possible with Performance Lifestyle Training.

So if you want to…

  1. Resolve the hidden lifestyle challenges, such as fatigue, get your energy back and start living with optimal energy levels.
  2. Evolve with a new mindset and skill set so you can begin living in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind, 
  3. Achieve even your most ambitious goals by thinking and living like an athlete in life and at work with the potential inspiration of endurance sport. 

You are in the right place. 

Tom Brady Goes to Bed at 8:30 PM, Here’s Why.

Here at PerformanceLifestyle we often draw from the inspiration of sports, where the idea of living “performance lifestyle” was born, because athletes often exemplify lifestyle best even if they’ve never been performance lifestyle trained. Their culture reinforces an approach to life that promotes health to a certain extent and yields performance. They are also relatable and the visible subset of the population that directly links their lifestyle with their success.

As a former competitive athlete turned worn down tech entrepreneur when I discovered the idea, it prompted me to begin to apply my previous ways of life as an athlete to my life as a business and family man. I wanted to improve my energy, health, and performance, which were lagging big time at the time. I have since taken the approach to a whole new tier of understanding and application.

In addition to thinking and living like an athlete, Performance Lifestyle draws on the science of evolutionary biology, bioenergetics, biophysics and seasonal variation at the core of the lifestyle, to reveal the secrets of optimal energy. As well, the science, principles and best practices across every aspect of the lifestyle that enables people to live in balance, with vibrant health and peace of mind.

Today I share these insights with driven, goal and success-oriented people or those that want to be, around the world; those who may not be into sports or even fitness enthusiasts but no longer want to be tired all the time, and want to perform, look and feel better too.

Which brings up Tom Brady.

Needless to say, the greatest quarterback of all time, is in the news a lot lately and for good reason. He is the leading player in the greatest comeback in Superbowl history. What an amazing game!

In addition to being the first quarterback to win 5 Superbowl rings and win 4 Superbowl MVP’s, the most of any player, Tom Brady is in the news because of how he stays so strong and at his best, despite being 39. This is an age almost unheard of for an NFL player in peak form; let alone one that wants to keep his starting position for years to come.

Brady isn’t aging as much as he is evolving, and it is not by happenstance as reported by the Breacher Report

As he says it, he see’s so many players on the decline and doesn’t believe that he has to physically decline in the same way. He just doesn’t believe that’s how it needs to be. He talks about it here. Go to minute 10:15 for the start of this segment.

The insight here is that he doesn’t believe in the decline, despite the fact that it will happen. He just doesn’t have to egg it on. It’s the primary reason why he get’s to bed early.

Tom Brady himself says, “I do go to bed very early because I’m up very early. I think that the decisions that I make always center around performance enhancement.”  

The thing is, 8:30 is not early! When you think about sleep, not from the standpoint of our modern day, work-till-you-drop world, but from an evolutionary standpoint, living in alignment with your biology and respecting bioenergetics– how you restore energy, 8:30 may even be late.

So don’t drop your jaw at Tom Brady’s practice; it’s shared by the best performing people in the world both in sport and out of sport

Rest. Win. Repeat. 

He even has his own sleepwear line to enhance his recovery. We love the whole idea of rest, win, repeat. Here at PerformanceLifestyle, even though we did not coin this particular phrase, Under Armour did, it’s at the core of our philosophy no doubt.

Proactive recovery, for people who spend a lot of energy (more than you actually realize), is extremely important. It’s the name of the game if you are playing to win in everyday life, without driving yourself into the ground as so many business professionals, business owners, executives, and managers with families, in particular, do throughout all seasons of the year.

And it works if you want more energy. Matter of fact, it’s the only thing that works short and longer term.

So how much sleep are you getting and do you know why you really need to be building your whole life, around sleep, and not the other way around? 

In the coming month, we’re going to reveal these answers and teach you why Regenerating Your Life Force is the most powerful skill you can practice to enhance your own performance as a person, as a professional as a parent, as an athlete.

You are an athlete.

Optimizing Your Lifestyle For Energy

Performance Lifestyle is the lifestyle approach to maximizing personal energy and work/life performance by understanding the science of optimal energy and creating an environment that promotes health and supports success. 

First developed to support elite athletes in reaching their sporting goals by helping them get free of the distractions that were holding them back; John Allen Mollenhauer and a world class team of performance and lifestyle advisors have developed this lifestyle training system into a relevant, meaningful and actionable, simple-to-learn approach to living for those who may not be into sports or even health and fitness enthusiasts but need to hit their performance objectives day-after-day while staying out of the downward spiral that starts with low energy.

Relevant

PerformanceLifestyle® is a 21st-century approach to optimizing your energy for performance and work performance with an eye on your health and well-being as essential to that performance.

Telecommunication technologies have enabled not only 24 x 7 job expectations from employers, but also created 24 x 7 demands for products and services worldwide breaking down all the natural boundaries around which we have lived by for millennia.

This situation is global, and what we have on our hands is the challenge of our generation: how to keep ourselves healthy while intelligently performing amidst relentless demand, while achieving our goals at our best level and pace.

We are now entering the Third Wave of work performance in the United States.

  • First Wave: Early 20th century: Farming and foresters and manufacturing industries were prominent. The emphasis in organizations was on designing work so that the physical body could endure and produce as much as possible.
  • Second Wave: Late 20th century: Professional, technical and service work is prominent. A shift from concern for work being designed for human physical needs shifted to the need to consider social and psychological needs around the 1950’s.
  • Third Wave: Beginning of the 21st:  The global workforce is feeling the effects of work that is designed for the mind alone, but not the body which gets depleted.

Meaningful

We are just now beginning to understand the importance of designing our work around lifestyle’s that enable healthy minds and bodies; the benefits of which, are sustainable energy, dramatically improved health and fitness and higher levels of professional performance!

PerformanceLifestyle® helps you meet this challenge from the day you begin and supports you in your efforts to continuously improve the quality of your life and work throughout your life.

PerformanceLifestyle fits the rhythms of 21st-century living and working perfectly; it is a lifestyle that works for driven, goal and success-oriented people. Once you learn the Lifestyle mindset and the skill set you can better meet the challenges of every aspect of the performance demands you face in your life.

Actionable

Performance Lifestyle’s Year-Round PL365™ Training and Support System provides you with the structures you need to be effective, and the flexibility you need to be efficient in achieving your personal and professional goals.

The Story of Performance Lifestyle Founder John Allen

If you are new to Performance Lifestyle, let me introduce myself. I’m John Allen Mollenhauer; my friends call me “JAM,” and I hope you will too.

25 years ago, immersed in the world of athletics; I was a trainer, a gym chain owner and *an athlete*. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was living an early version of what is today called “Performance Lifestyle.”My pace of life, the way I ate, trained, slept, scheduled my week, focused; everything was oriented around my goals and making sure I was able to perform at the level I wanted and looked and felt the way I wanted too.   

I had the full support of what was a successful way of life.

Then in 1995, at the inception of the dot-com era, I became a tech entrepreneur. I was fully engaged and motivated, firing on all cylinders – or so I thought.

The world was full of new opportunity, but with the constantly changing focus of a rapidly evolving business, I began abandoning the way of life I once knew in my days in athletics. I soon began working nonstop eating whatever, whenever, exercising infrequently, and rest was an afterthought.

For ten long years, I charged hard into one of the biggest opportunities of my career; I was excited, but I had nothing left. It was like I had a fatigue syndrome with no idea of how to solve it. I thought it was me like something was wrong with me. 

And while there was definitely something wrong, there was nothing wrong with me. It was all due to how I was approaching life and my business… 

A decade of living overwhelmed, overstimulated, under recuperated, overfed and at times undernourished, super busy but almost too tired to be physically active; I was forced to pay the price, and my big opportunity collapsed under the weight of my energy-depleting lifestyle.

It was crushing in more ways than one, and in the autopsy of it all; I looked back as to why and how it all happened. I thought back to my former life in athletics, where I had the lifestyle to support my performance and wondered… what if I was to start thinking and living like an athlete again, only now in my life as an entrepreneur?   

You see, professional Athletes are pro’s at overcoming fatigue; it’s something they regularly face in their lives. As a result, they look, feel and perform in a way that people admire, and it’s the result of their energy enhancing lifestyle. So, I spent the next ten years learning the science (and continue to), developing and refining the principles, and practices that comprised a performance lifestyle strategy while working with hundreds of clients; all inspired by the following idea.

Elite athletes and other high-performers and achievers, in and out of sport, have the support they need to sustain their training and succeed—free of the hidden lifestyle challenges that distract and hold most other people back.

I took that to heart, and with the help of a world-class science advisory team, my team and I developed PerformanceLifestyle.com. I wanted, driven, goal and success-oriented people, who may not be into sports or even fitness enthusiasts, to get the lifestyle-based performance training they too need. Our lives are often more intense than it is for most athletes! 

It was only a matter of time before training that would begin treating the everyday achiever like an “athlete” would become relevant, meaningful and actionable and I wanted to spearhead it. Lifestyle support is numero uno when it comes to achieving your goals; even your most ambitious targets, without burnout and with your health and wellbeing intact.

You’ll get a more detailed version of that story in The Rise of a New Lifestyle ebook coming out when we launch thew site.

If you want to get beyond feeling like you have a fatigue syndrome and get your energy back, then just like I needed to, you must learn the science and the secrets of how to maintain optimal energy levels. And to become the balanced and healthy person you’re capable of it makes sense to have a lifestyle that performs.

I am amazed at the difference this training continues to make for my team and me and how much we learn every day guided by this never-before-assembled process for developing and optimizing the “master routine” of your life— your lifestyle.

The sheer fact that I “live this stuff,” no longer caught up with so much going on I’m barely hanging on has changed my whole approach to living. After years of learning and talking about it, now I now make life decisions based on it. It will happen this way for you too.

What this training has done for us, it has done for hundreds of others who are now on the path to taking control of their life, in a relevant, meaningful and actionable way for perhaps the first time in a long time.

Things can in fact change. They do so more than ever when you don’t attempt change indiscriminately, but do so in a methodical way. It’s why I’m so passionate about sharing my experience with others. Every stage of developing Performance Lifestyle has been as transformative to me as it has been to thousands of others.

This January and February take the first transformative steps towards optimizing the way you live so you too can look, feel and perform “like a pro,” as we like to say. 

Proactive is the name of the game, so stay tuned as we roll out the new Performance Lifestyle website in about a week, which will bring everything to life for you. We’re going to start with our first Essentials Training of the year— Regenerate Your Life Force.

If you want to get a jumpstart take this Free Training from Performance Lifestyle Advisor Ari Whitten called The Energy Blueprint.

We are very excited to promote The Energy Blueprint as it has helped us and many others dive deeper into the science behind overcoming fatigue, so you can harness and maintain optimal energy levels. It will seriously help you look, feel and perform like a pro, as you get into “the know,” and no longer live at the mercy of what you don’t understand. Energy is Everything.

You can more than double your personal power with insights from the training we have coming up.

Energy is EVERYTHING!

Energy is EVERYTHING, and you have access to an abundance of energy if you know the science and the secrets to maintaining optimal energy levels for performance. It’s the currency of life. You can learn more here.

Want to know the difference between something that’s alive and something that isn’t? It’s that the thing that’s ALIVE has cells that are creating ENERGY and energy that’s also driving your cells. And yet, even though energy is the central key to having a good life filled with vitality, happiness, and passion, most of us feel like we DON’T HAVE IT!

People are tired. They’re sick. They’re stressed. They’re exhausted. They’re anxious and depressed. They’re emotionally flat. They’re bored and lacking passion. There’s no sex drive. They come home, and you don’t feel like being with their family, and they don’t have the drive to spend quality time with them. And they’re usually just trying to drag themselves through another day with caffeine.

Have you ever been to that place and are you there right now?

That is why so many people are hooked on caffeine—because they just don’t FEEL that energy. They’re always BORROWING energy from TOMORROW to pay for today, with caffeine and stimulants. And because of all this, people are becoming bankrupt in something that’s incredibly important to having a good life—energy and passion for life, even when there’s good reason to feel passionate.

Here are some scary stats to consider:

  • In WebMD’s annual Year in Health survey, women across the U.S. named fatigue among their top five health concerns.
  • In the American Psychological Association’s 2012 Stress in America survey, 45 PERCENT of women reported feeling chronically fatigued due to stress.
  • A survey commissioned by Legal & General found that 34 percent of the 5,000-people asked said that chronic low-level, general fatigue was their BIGGEST health concern.
  • The Chartered Management Institute recently conducted a ‘Quality of Working Life’ report which showed that insomnia is widespread and more than HALF of us experience feelings of constant tiredness at work. Simply put, chronic fatigue, daytime sleepiness, stress, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and chronic lack of energy have become EPIDEMICS in our society!

That’s a BIG PROBLEM because high energy levels are the crux of having a good life! Your happiness, your career, your health, and your relationships depend on it!

So, that’s the bad news…

Here’s the GOOD NEWS…

You have massively abundant energy AVAILABLE to you. A level of vitality and energy not just 10% or 20% higher than what you have now, but MASSIVELY higher. You can access a level of energy that will fill you with drive, motivation, vitality, and passion every single day. And once you access that, you can transform the way you move through life.

In this free training, Performance Lifestyle Advisor and Metabolic Specialist Ari Whitten will teach you…

  • The 2 Keys to High Energy Levels
  • How to Increase Cell Regeneration
  • How build your cellular engine
  • About The Energy Blueprint System How to Overcome Fatigue, Transform Your Health, and Double Your Energy Levels in the Next 60 Days

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Are You Living in Energy Debt Here at the Start of 2017

Things are going great; it’s the New Year or any given week for that matter. You’re feeling awesome, productive, rolling. You feel like you’re the epitome of fluid, forward movement. Then, things start to slow down. The workout consistency starts experiencing longer than usual intervals, decision-making slows, anxiety increases, your out-of-the- gate productivity of the year, the week, the day starts slowing, and your routine is starting to feel out of whack.

Then, things start to slow down. The workout consistency starts to fade; you’re experiencing longer than usual intervals, decision-making slows, anxiety increases, your out-of-the-gate productivity of the year, the week, the day starts slowing, and your routine is starting to feel out of whack.

And then, the dreaded routine begins. You start eating to feel better and more for that matter; no-thought social media distractions are at least keeping you feeling busy, the harder work items are now starting to get put off, and you’re opting for easier tasks. It’s just too much for you at the moment, and now your stories about how stressed you are, start their rise.

Here we go again, same ole’ same ole’ pattern. “It’s what usually happens to me,” you think. 

Already? What’s going on? What’s going wrong, is it, me? 

Nothing is wrong with you, but going wrong it is. Not in the sense that what you’re doing is wrong, but how you’re going about it. 

You are building energy debt because you’re driving yourself too hard, blowing not just through your energy, but morese your bodies capacity to regenerate it fast enough. No, not the energy you’ve eaten, it would take some time before that happens, rather, the electrical energy you’ve previously charged and need to charge to “function.” 

This is really beginning to affect you as your energy levels are sinking low, and so’s your spirit. The feeling is fatigue, like you’re tired all the time, even if you slept 7-9 hours last night. It’s making you feel like something is wrong with you, which begins it’s own cascade of symptoms. 

The downward spiral begins.

If you don’t catch it here and now, and you make this personal, it can decimate your week or longer, or more than just your productivity. It can seriously affect your wellbeing and that of others. So you must always deal with energy debt. 

You can’t see this problem, or readily measure it; you can only experience it. It’s subjective, and it feels horrible, particularly because you don’t know what it is. You don’t feel good, and the medical world, the nutrition world, and the supplement world amongst likely others are ready to pounce.

You are in energy debt, more commonly known as sleep debt and it can’t be, never has been and will never be solved by medicine, nutrition and supplements in whole, and only potentially in part. A small part. It’s caused by a variety of in-parallel factors that are have inadvertently conspired to create your current state, like a tornado or a presidential election. The perfect conditions.

What makes this potentially worse, is that the people around you won’t know what’s going on, and will only say you’re not motivated enough; even though down deep they too have experienced this, and may even be in the throws of it as they critique you. If they have a vested interested in keeping you going, that review may be particularly harsh.

You need to know what’s going on so that you can effectively handle this insidious position you’re in that underpins all your health and performance initiatives.

So what’s the solution?

For starters, understanding the problem is first. Becuase this will happen over and over again if you don’t understand the problem you are trying to solve.

Is it just a matter of getting more sleep?

No. It helps for sure, but there are several other factors.

What makes the difference between just sleeping more and renewing your energy so that you’ve got enough juice (it’s pretty likely you’ve got plenty of fuel), to have an amazing first 100 days of the year?

For athletes and other balanced and healthy, high performers or achievers, sleep is only one aspect of their means to regenerate their energy. They have a full strategy to deal with the exceptional levels of life force they’re generating each and every day.

Simply put, harnessing and maintaining their energy is priority numero uno, because everything else in their life depends on it.

Peak performers and the wellness elite have more sophisticated methods for maintaining energy their energy levels than most people realize, and they reap the benefits in their lives every day.

Matter of fact, if there is one thing they all do, they master their energy–they power their lives and their success with an optimal energy strategy, enjoying the intellectual edge, well-being, confidence, and emotional resilience that only a person living with optimal energy levels can experience.

Now, if it seems I’m giving many high performers too much credit you may be right; just understand that I’m talking about healthy, high-achieving people. These people have performance lifestyle’s and these people I am not giving too much credit. They take this stuff seriously.

First, they understand the science of overcoming fatigue and building real energy. We are committed to respecting science here at Perforamance Lifestyle Inc as are our Advisors such as Ari Whitten who spearheaded the science of superhuman energy in a great way. We recommend you take this course asap.

You see most people are living at a significant disadvantage — they are paying a substantial interest on their growing energy debt in lost health, productivity, quality of life, and personal (yes it’s business) performance!

This living over your bodies capacity to regenerate is coming at a cost not only regarding the time that it will take for you get back into balance, but it’s negatively affecting the biological machinery that embodies that process.

What is energy debt? 

Commonly referred to as sleep debt or a sleep deficit, which is the cumulative effect of not getting enough sleep, energy debt is a bigger idea. A large sleep debt may lead to mental or physical fatigue. There are two kinds of sleep debt, the results of partial sleep deprivation and total sleep deprivation.

Here at Performance Lifestyle, we recognize the idea of sleep debt, but speak more to energy debt, which is that far broader term, and it’s a condition that is only partially influenced by a lack of sleep.

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