Our previous three blogs should have helped you identify your Life Purpose:
- Recognizing and Developing your Strengths
- Identifying your Passions
- Taking 100% Responsibility and Ownership of your life.
Knowing your Purpose is part of the equation… now we need you to achieve it.
In order to achieve your purpose and live a High Performance Life you need to work on these seven fundamentals. During our professional athletic careers, we identified these fundamentals and incorporated them into our lifestyle. By doing so, Greg changed his winning percentage from 10% to over 65%. (statistics from Greg’s Keynote speech – “Learning How to Win!).
1. Relationships/support team: The number one thing is to build a great team of support people. Surround yourself with people who want to see you achieve your goal and want the best for you. Hint: There’s a group waiting for you here.
2. Sleep/recovery: Don’t overlook the importance of shut-eye. Sleep and downtime for recovery are essential for human performance. When we rest, we get stronger, more capable and powerful. It is also when we get energized, more intelligent and more cognitively clear.
3. Nutrition: Nourish your body with the nutrients it needs to function at its best. Fresh, unprocessed foods are always a smart choice. Your body needs the fiber, vitamins and minerals they provide. It can be a challenge to get enough soluble fiber in your diet, so I supplement with Regular Girl daily. It also adds prebiotics to support my gut health. And it’s critical to stay hydrated. Every cell of your body needs water to work properly.
4. Bodywork: Treat your body with the utmost respect and it will thank you with years of service. Invest in yourself by getting a massage or visiting your chiropractor.
5. Physical exercise/training: Being active is the best medicine. Find opportunities to move your body throughout the day, such as a morning walk or run or an after-dinner family dance party.
6. Preventive care and environmental toxins: Focus on staying healthy rather than rehabilitation: Avoid illness; get regular blood, cardio and respiratory check-ups; and work with a functional medicine practitioner. Take steps to remove toxins in your home, such as those found in some non-stick pans, deodorants, soaps, sunscreens and pesticides.
7. Beliefs, affirmations and goal setting: Remind yourself daily of your successes. Visualizing and using daily affirmations may affect your hormone chemistry which may in turn affect your physically. Don’t underestimate the power of visualizing what you want.
Greg and I will be reviewing each of these in more detail in our Facebook group, Nurturing Health from the Inside Out. Each video will include tips, tricks and inspiration to help you meet your wellness goals. High performance isn’t just for athletes. Whether you’re working on your career or family, these enable you to get the best out of yourself.