How does the day begin for you—do you wake fully rested and full of energy, or do you push the snooze button a few times and drag yourself out of bed dreading the day ahead? In this instance, Turbo Powered refers to operating at your best, on all cylinders, with the highest-grade fuel. Definition via Google: “Get a burst of energy that keeps you going all day.”
Many of my clients are “doers,” who are running, going, pushing and focused on getting the tasks checked off their list. And while checking those items off the list feels great, continually pushing yourself isn’t conducive to maximum performance. If you leave a device “on” all the time, the battery will wear out faster.
Even the long-distance runner needs to rest after the big race. And at times your body and brain are required to sprint—which definitely requires catching your breath after completing such intense exertion. On a day-to-day basis, it’s important to understand when to push the Turbo button and when to conserve your energy for the next big thing vs. just being “on” all the time.
In professional tennis, you’ll often hear commentators talking about players conserving their energy based on where they are in a game, in the set, or in the tournament as a whole. Managing their energy is critical for having what they need close out the “big” match.
A great deal of preparation is required prior to the marathon, sprint or big match. Daily habits fuel what happens: sleep, exercise, practice (repetition), preparing their game-winning strategy for each opponent or race, and mental preparation all have a part in being successful.
Interestingly, all of these things are critical for the business professional, executive and owner to succeed as well. What you put in your body determines the level of energy you have available to deal with new situations, stressful office politics, drama in relationships (work or home) traffic and negativity from world events.
If you want to succeed, you’ve got to create a plan and execute the steps to get where you want to go. For best results, your plan must include nutrition, energy management, strategy, focus and mindset. This will make the difference in feeling energized and enjoying your day, or dragging ass through the day until you can get to happy hour and put an alcoholic or carb-induced (appetizer) band-aid on all the stress. How often do you take the time to plan on all of these levels?
As the seasons begin to change, it is a crucial time to prepare your mind and body for what comes next!
Not sure where to start? That’s where I come in—and make it easy to execute. Call or email today, let’s have a conversation.