Edition#59: Clarity In Our Actions, Modifying Setbacks, Environmental Influences

Tips To Perform Better

1. Much like performing a habit effectively, we must know when and where to learn. The most overlooked factor in skill development is how our environment influences our mood, productivity and overall capacity to improve.

2. To provide clarity in our actions, we need to focus on two things: planned action and our daily habits.

When planning certain behaviours, build them up as milestones.

How many times a week will I exercise? What small steps do I intend on taking to build my business?

Using milestones as a guide and your daily habits as a support network provides intentional consistency, compounding over time

Some Words To Consider

1. Our brain is constantly evolving itself to be the best one it can be. Experience is the fuel that shapes everything we see, feel, and sense, giving us the knowledge that life grows where focus goes. 

The areas you focus on, whether it’s your career, sport, relationships, skills or health, matters significantly. 

2. When modifying a setback towards your goals, start with one small change. Too many changes potentially throws your system into chaos. 

The changes you make from a setback aren’t a sign of failure, they’re an essential part in staying the course and maintaining momentum.

The Last Week

What I’m currently watching

Mayor Of Kingstown, Season 2, Paramount+. A thrilling and captivating show about Mike McCluskey (Jeremy Renner) who plays his part as a middleman between police and criminals, keeping peace on the streets and in the prisons. A brilliant show that’s now seeing the backend of the latest season. Season 3 may be a far cry away as Renner looks to recover from his snowplow accident.

What I’m currently reading

FOCUS, Daniel Goleman. A science favoured book about our attention span and how we navigate through life as we attempt to perform at our best.

What I’m currently writing 

How long the average CEO lasts. Research shows that after five years, the executive will rely on their internal network to problem solve rather than information that comes from outside markets. As they direct their attention inward, they become less receptive to market conditions, customers and employees, ultimately hurting the company. The damage is then left for a new CEO to resolve, and the cycle repeats.