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What Do You Do With Your Time?

“Always apply your real-time wisdom (application of real-time learning) and knowledge.” – Raj Gavurla 

Consistently Perform: Experiencing Intelligent Breakthroughs In Your Performance & Life

For those using my Your Raise The Bar Primer: Mental Performance Tools workbook, are you making sure you are rating your day (auspicious, robust, excellent, very good, good, not so good).

My buddy Jordan (2nd grader) I’m mentoring drew this drawing of me. It shows me wearing Jordans (shoes). As in the Nike Jordan brand.


This upgraded my day from “very good” to “robust” as my day rating

Mother’s Day in my workbook is rated “auspicious”.

I’ll check your workbook when I do our evaluation.


Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership

Consistent Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership Success =

Do What You Love + Financial (Capital) Flow & Distribution + Creative Innovative Idea + Clarity of Vision + Leadership + Communication + Team + Execution

“The Zone” Effect

By many “the zone” effect is described as everything is in slow motion, time stands still (isn’t a deterring factor), and your performance feels effortless.

Here are three phrases I use to get into “the zone” experiencing “the zone” effect:

  1. Business:  “Work in the moment”
  2. Sports: “Play in the moment”
  3. Life: “Live in the moment”

My Life: “The Zone” Effect created by my buddy Jordan (2nd grader) I’m mentoring.

Your Most Recent “The Zone” Effect

Here’s an exercise for you:

What do you do with your time?

I. Think the right way in between what you are accomplishing (doing)

Ex: Business: the time in between doing your work

Sports: the time in between actual play

Life: the time in between your work and play


II. Think the right way while you are accomplishing (doing)

Ex: Business: the time while doing your work

Sports: the time during play

Life: the time during your life

III. Evaluate Accomplishments

IV. Next Step

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

– Eckhart Tolle 


For programs and services, contact Raj Gavurla at 864.569.2315, raj@rajgavurla.com.

Experiencing Intelligent Breakthroughs – Good Health: It’s Systemic!

“Make lives better experiencing intelligent breakthroughs in performance and life high value money. 

Intelligent business as a calling” – Raj Gavurla

globe people

This perspective will either challenge, motivate, inspire, or encourage you to live a greater destiny or make you mad for the greater good.  When I look at the end in mind first, what people need and want is to live a healthy life that catalyzes their independence to live their greatest dreams – freedom.  This means not experiencing medical hardship inhibiting them from doing so and if they pass away they want to do so peacefully.  However, on a larger scale this isn’t happening although people are living longer and we hope individualized medicine will have us living forever.  There will be advancements in medicine.  Age has nothing to do with it as I know, see, and read about people passing away at different ages. I wish it didn’t happen.

What can we do now to create a better future?  There is amazing education and amazing medical treatments yet the silos we live in including our laws (suppose to make it better not harder) are keeping us from living a robust life.  There needs to be a holistic community coordinated effort between the individual, family, employers, providers, insurers, faith and/or belief system.  Only the people who need to know know about the person’s challenge and show dignity for the person (grace).    In the process, you are making lives better to earn performance and life breakthroughs to earn better money.  That’s better business.  Think, feel,  research better outcomes, see, and hear the better outcomes. Business as a calling (bring life).

What could this look like?  There needs to be a protocol for each health challenge similar to the concussion protocol in the NBA.  As an employer, your employees are of greatest value to you and as you and they catalyze their learning, development, and growth they catalyze your business to serve your clients for greater economic mobility for clients, employees, families, friends, community, and society to rejoice and share the essence of living.  Lots of fun living a greater destiny. Amazing!

However, our current system doesn’t show the flow of the individual through the services to see the better patient outcomes.  This is non-sense.  Yes, many people receive treatment and they are well and this is a better patient outcome living a robust life.  However, an increasing number are shuttled through a maze of providers and since they aren’t educated on health they do as told until the results aren’t there or there is a systemic challenge to follow the treatment plan including devastating side effects.  There are too many people suffering and struggling in this jungle and it can all be avoided by coordinating (implementing the adaptability link) between each of the silos.

There are so many treatments to choose from and the doctors need to learn what they are even if it means the patient will be treated elsewhere.  They might or might not receive a referral fee.  The point is enabling better patient outcomes.  By implementing this approach twenty years of surviving, struggling, and/or suffering are eschewed to one year or less.  Look at all the wasted time, money, and talent not working a job of their choice congruent with their skill set to contribute to society.

What are the initiatives before we get to individualized medicine for better patient outcomes which obviously the doctors (love seeing their patients succeed)  also need and want?

1.  Implement the adaptability link (interconnect) between the current silos and learn and apply practical mental performance and life breakthroughs skills.

2.  Doctors learn and apply the importance of interaction and communication skills to help a person who is sick so there aren’t medical errors.  Realize patients are sick, scared, and/or frightened and their loved ones are caregivers, scared, and/or frightened and most likely praying.

3.  Educate the patient and/or loved ones about conditions there currently isn’t a cure for.

4.  Learn the benefits of daily nutrition (for starters eat a lot of vegetables and fruits that make you feel good with each meal, and drink eight glasses of water).

5.  Learn to listen to your body to exercise in a serious and fun way without causing injury to make your life better to earn performance and life breakthroughs daily.  Use a lot of win forward fun variety.

6.  You are a person and therefore you are an expert on your body.  In high schools an anatomy course to educate students so they can have better conversations with their providers will make it better, it might interest them in a medical career, or in a career where a client of theirs is in the medical field.

My health insurance covered the removal of a bone spur.  It covered the many times I had ailments with a known cure very well.  However, at times I wasn’t making health performance breakthroughs and shuttled myself from provider to provider because that’s what insurance covered.  Then, I researched better outcomes and the ankle sprain doctors and physical therapy treated was cured with acupuncture and an extremities chiropractor.  My chronic pain was cured by a recommendation from a doctor to read and practically apply the exercises in the book, Pain Free, by Pete Egoscue.  For non-disclosed health needs, I researched other private pay services.  Why my doctors and insurance company didn’t send me to these resources and services when I wasn’t achieving health performance breakthroughs is non-sense?  Do what it takes for better patient outcomes.

Hobbies and competitive hobbies are important to your employees and people.  I have absolute love and passion for  better basketball.  The people around me didn’t make it easier.  They said “aren’t you too old for that?”,  “people your age don’t do that”, “you’ll get hurt”, “you’ll break your legs”, and so much more non-sense.  To prepare and learn, I see a private pay exercise functional physiologist trainer twice a week at the start, now every two weeks, and learned the stretches and how to strengthen my body and most importantly my mental performance and life breakthroughs skills (my expertise).   I’m playing better basketball with people older and half my age.  Age has nothing to do with it.

I played basketball in the driveways, playgrounds, and gymnasiums of Greenville, SC.  I’ve been called “Air Jordan” on the courts of Southeast D.C. not because of dunking, been called Kobe in Greenville, SC at the YMCA, and been called by a NBA player who said, “I saw Jerry West.”  Obviously, high praise and I am really flattered, honored, and prideful of the words.  My basketball hero is Isiah Lord Thomas.  To forward the NBA, any player needs to “play better basketball” showing they are unique and different.  The foundation (fundamentals) of basketball are present.  It’s your uniqueness and you are different (combined: the person) is the reason you are paid millions.  It always amazes me how basketball players look similar but they defend, ball-handling, pass, shoot, rebound, run, and forward the NBA in a unique and different way.

With the process of solving the systemic silos you are making lives better to earn performance and life breakthroughs to earn better money.  That’s better incentive and better business.  Think.  Look at all the wasted time, money, and talent not working a job of their choice because there are not better patient outcomes because of the systemic silos that exist between the individual, family, employers, providers, insurers, faith and/or belief system not being congruent with the skill set of the patient to contribute to society.  Stop the silos!  Live a greater destiny!  You’re on team (together everyone achieves more) humanity.  Do it for humanity!

If I quit now, I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started I was desperately

wishing to be where I am now.” – Unknown

For programs and services, contact Raj Gavurla at 864.569.2315, raj@rajgavurla.com.

Who Do You Trust With Your Life?

“To live a better life do for and help each other (people).” – Raj Gavurla

give love trust listen

Who do you trust with your life? This is a question that had me thinking for a while. It surfaced throughout my career as I’ve been doing for and helping people transform in all aspects of life as an expert who speaks professionally, author, coach/consultant, and my service in the community. I’ve met people who are doing and helping in very meaningful ways. There are also people doing for and helping in anonymous ways. I’ve also met people whose family has left them because the situation was too much for them to take. I’ve met foster kids who don’t know who their parents are. I’ve also met people who are doing for and helping people to exist instead of showing them how to live a robust life.

Being an entrepreneur wasn’t an easy road for me. Some of the closest people to me laughed at me, didn’t see me as one for some reason (I never asked why), and some said and did mean things that I used to consistently better my motivation and inspiration, always with a positive attitude, and to consistently transform my mindset so that I could be in a positive mood. When this consistently happens everything is easier. Along the way was spiritual growth and maturity. I made the decision, “I want/aspire to win and grow”.

Since this post isn’t about what “win and grow” means to me, I won’t cover that in this post. As my career progressed and I’ve become more involved in the community I see my thought as a boy when I saw someone struggling or suffering was not true. I use to think “we are setup to thrive” and they have nothing to worry about. As an adult, I realize my childhood lens was incorrect. However, as an adult I also realize I can do for and help people to do for and help each other (people) so we are “setup to thrive”. There shouldn’t be poverty and it should be easier for people to pursue great dreams, callings, visions, goals, missions, and aspirations instead of the negativity from some people and obstacles.  Whether they are systemic, policy, law, or strategic.

What I learned through this was the answer to my opening question. Who do you trust with your life? My answer is God (the lord), myself, my family, and the right people. The right people can be friends or random people you’ve never met that came into your life to consistently make better progress. When you share the right things with the right people at the right time instead of thinking you are on an island it is easier. This means you need to do the research to find who these people are, endlessly learn, apply the learning, and develop, build, and grow the life and lifestyle you aspire to. “We the people” are making better progress, however, we must make it easier for everyone to live their great dreams, have family and friends, and be involved with the community.

“It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation

of their fellow beings.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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“Do prosperity work: create inspiring authentic dialogue.

Be a good listener:  Personally, we the people (everyone), want each person to thrive.”

– Raj Gavurla

good listener

Where is the new talent pool?  It’s within you!  Take a look at these professions:

Engineer, Entrepreneur, Public Service, Doctor, Writer, Professional Speaker, Professional Athlete, Actor, Model, Musician, Professor, and add any profession(s) to your liking.

Is it within you?  Be and/or become any of the professions of your liking and you will be able to forward practical perform winning valued money doing so.  For example, you might work for a few minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, quarters, seasonally, or years doing one or any combination of the profession(s).

Your reply to “what do you do?” might be, “I’m an entrepreneur, engineer, professional speaker, writer, professional athlete, politician, doctor, actor, consultant, and coach.”  They might give you an uncertain look.  You reply, “I’m paid (valued money) doing each”.

What combination will you use to thrive?

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

For programs and services, contact Raj at 864.569.2315, raj@rajgavurla.com.