Energy sags at about 10:30, 2:30, and 4:30 were being talked about by 1925. At the time, the lack of energy was thought to best be overcome by sugar. Dr Pepper used the research that brought this notion to the public as an excuse to run a contest for the creation of an ad. The great slogan of “Drink Dr Pepper at 10 – 2 – and 4 O’clock” was born.
Have you ever been invited to ponder what your tombstone will say, or what people will say about you after you die? The question is intended to get you to make changes in your life now to impact what people say later.
Winter is the harbinger of spring. Winter is the sleep before the awakening. Winter is the time when little things happen in preparation for spring’s bursting forth. As nature in the winter prepares for budding trees and flowers, you should take this time to prepare for your budding and bursting forth. In the northern hemisphere, winter and the New Year coincide. What little things are you going to do to prepare for the coming spring?
Influence is a powerful and subtle energy we can use in our lives to impact others. The most subtle way to influence people is to be a role model for them; walk your talk. You influence people by teaching them how to think. Another interesting way to influence people is to challenge them — to different ways of thinking and acting, different ways of being. Are you using your influence potential with intention, or does it just happen accidentally with you?
Another pillar of your high performance life is productivity. This seems obvious, doesn’t it, that when you are productive you get things done. “Things”, of course, is defined by you. Getting them done deserves some conversation too. Productivity is important because it reflects your activity on projects, your involvement in life. A highly productive life is one with lots of activity and accomplishment. I think that shows your level of involvement in your life. To take that a step further, it seems to me that if you are “checked out” and not paying attention, you aren’t as involved and productivity falls off. It’s when you are focused and active on a project — be that for work, hobbies, volunteering, or even household chores — you are productive. Productivity involves timeliness and efficiency as well.
Courage is the confidence to do what you know you need to do, it’s doing the right thing. Courage is acting despite your fears. Confidence, or courage, is what helps you live the life you feel is best for you.
In this continuation of the first session, we’ll discuss Energy. Energy and Clarity are the most important topics we’ll cover in our session because they are part the foundation of a high performance life. Regardless how strong your courage, productivity, and influence are, without sufficient physical and mental energy, and of course clarity, the other areas can’t maintain their strength as you work toward high performance. Let’s jump right into Energy! Ok?
Welcome back. In this article we’ll discuss Clarity. While all five areas are important to living a life of high performance, I feel Clarity and Energy are the most important in that they are the foundation for the others. No matter how strong your courage, productivity, and influence are, without clarity of purpose and direction, and high and consistent energy, the other areas can’t maintain their strength. You’ll be building a house of cards with your life. So, let’s jump right into Clarity. Ok?