If I could put brakes on the calendar, it would be during this time of year. It’s that sweet intermission between summer and the holiday season — when we can all get some real work done! It’s also a good time to slow down and think about what areas of our life we may have let slip this summer and start to get them back to peak performance levels. Here are some great tips on how to do this:
HUMAN PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION
Feeling drained? Ever have the urge to splurge financially, devour junk food for a meal, or just really shut down and unload rage on the people you love the most? We all have our moments — but what is behind those times when we actually do those things? It’s decision fatigue. This helps explain the irrational behaviors that often come from sensible, high-minded people. Ever get convinced by a car dealer to rustproof your new car? Yeah, that’s decision fatigue. Take solace, it happens to the best of us.
High Vibes. Embrace the positive work environment. Lower pressure work cultures help improve overall employee health and well being. Imagine your workplace with fewer absences and more smiling faces… you’ll be surprised to see how much these happy co-workers can produce! If you’re the boss, take heart: tough bosses are shown to be a source of cardiovascular stress in employees.
BECOME A BETTER COACH
Everything in Moderation. The phrase “don’t bite off more than you can chew” has a surprising amount of value for coaches (even if it is know if a lame cliche). According to this study, teachers who overwhelm their students with information in one class generate poor results. The same thing can apply to the coach/client relationship: less is sometimes more. Make sure you don’t firehose your clients with too much information.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS
Give Back. Volunteering in your community is a win-win. First, it gets your name out there and opens you to potential new clients. Second, it’s so good for your soul. Tis (almost) the season, start early!
Choose to Accept It. Your mission statement, that is. When you think about what makes up the backbone of your business, boil it down and create a solid mission statement. Get inspired by some of the world’s best (infographic below courtesy of inc.com).
That’s it for our fave’s this week. Stay tuned for our next batch of tips, tools and strategies to optimize your performance.
To Your Success,
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