Each week I read a number of peak performance and entrepreneurial articles from various online resources. Here are my top three picks this week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.
1 Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance
By LAURA GOLEMAN
In 15 minutes a week, you can get closer to your optimal work life.
Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high. Read more
My Comment: This article really gets to the importance of asking the right questions. In anything you pursue, instead of reaching a comfort zone or boredom ask the right questions to set a record (your personal best or a world record). I believe health and having the tools to set records are the keys to living a great life.
Peak Performance In The Workplace
By DANIEL GOLEMAN
THE old joke — How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice — is getting a scientific spin. Researchers are finding an unexpected potency from deliberate practice in world-class competitions of all kinds, including chess matches, musical recitals and sporting events. Read more
My Comment: Training is important, however, be sure to pick up on the importance of motivation and the need to perform entrepreneurial to eliminate patterns that are causing stagnation that once worked, create breakthroughs, and eliminate boredom.
The New Corporate Ethic
By BILL COLE, MS, MA
Corporations today are committed to helping organizations empower their people with high-performance work styles. People who are identified as peak performers, even in high stress environments have mastered the skills top achievers in all disciplines possess. We share the secrets of renewing oneself in a high-stress world.
In a fast-paced and ever-changing workplace, we are all concerned about stress, burnout and how to achieve peak levels of performance on an ongoing basis. We propose the Sports Metaphor to help your people move away from burnout, stress and chaos toward peak performance.
Part of the answer to reversing declining levels of performance lies in empowering individuals at all levels of the organization to effectively combat stress and to rise above daily challenges to strive toward self-mastery, which ultimately leads to organizational wellness. All levels of the organization can then learn how to partner to create individual and organizational health. Read more
My comment: Towards the end this article has one of the best descriptions of being “in the zone” (feels effortless, everything is in slow motion, you accomplish spectacular, great, wow, amazing, etc.! )
Raj helps and works with individuals, teams, and athletes that want to experience human performance, life, organizational development and breakthroughs interconnected with your life, business, and sports.