Edition#55: Maximising Performance, The Fear Zone, Free Books

Tips To Perform Better

1. Real enjoyment comes from the process of creating and building something, not in the results. You spend little time on top of the mountain and more time climbing it.

Enjoy the challenges of building a career.

Enjoy the process of building a business.

Acknowledge and appreciate the difficult days in the gym.

When you get to the top, take time to enjoy the view before starting another challenge.

2. To maximise performance, we must carefully assess the impact our energy has. Can you maintain high output? Can you reallocate your energy to high-performing areas? Should you be expending less in a certain area?

Harnessing your vitality gives mental and physical resilience to evolve your skills. 

Some Words To Consider

1. When met with particular challenges, some may be too much to bear. So the question arrives—How can I safely leave my comfort zone? Your ability to leave the comfort zone and move beyond the fear zone comes down to how you respond to the challenge you’re presented with and the established routines you implement in the comfort zone. 

Doing the basics well allows you to progress into the unknown without any chinks in your armour. 

2. How we feel about our ideas should be taken with a grain of salt. When you trust yourself in what you produce, you allow opportunity and intuition to guide you in the right direction.

Quotes To Listen To

Professor Charles Kingsley on material thinking:

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

World Heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Frazier on the requirement of hard work

“You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you’re down to your reflexes. That’s where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the morning, well, you’re going to get found out now, under the bright lights.”