At the Academy we live by our Core Values. Core Values are the guiding light for what we do and a reminder of what we want to accomplish. One of our values is Learn, Innovate, Share and Inspire. This core value was on full display at our February Peak Performers meetings. Not only did our team create valuable content which led to thoughtful and productive conversations among our Peak Performers, but our President and CEO also helped guide these discussions, helping attendees to identify issues and obstacles in life and business, and how they can achieve the lives they want to create.
One simple concept that resonated with me was a question that was asked of attendees: “What are you consuming in your free time?” The group talked about what books they were reading (or in some cases their lack of a reading habit), what they were watching on television, and whatever other hobbies they found to occupy their time. The question stuck with be because all these outside forces can have an impact on mindset, productivity and problem solving.
The content you consume actively – and passively – can have an impact at how you look at obstacles and challenges in your life. If things are not going your way, what can you do to change the course? If you’re not happy with your current situation, what are you going to do to fix it? If you wallow or just flounder when times are tough, you may be unable to push forward towards a breakthrough.
Watching the coaching that takes place in our Peak Performers meetings and seeing a personal challenge transform into an “a-ha!” moment of clarity for our Members was truly inspirational. It reminds me of the common phrase, just because it’s simple, doesn’t mean it’s easy. Having the framework and support of our coaches and a group of their peers allows our Peak Performers to create strategies for success and to continue elevating their performance. But the peer and coaching support does not end when the meetings do. Through daily online reporting, they can share their successes, stay accountable, and ask for feedback when struggling.
So now to the big question for you. What are you consuming? What’s one small change you can make today that will improve your mindset? Is it reading a personal growth book instead of watching tv? Is it spending intentional time with your family without a screen in sight? Is it listening to a podcast while working out instead of a playlist? Try a small tweak to your daily schedule and see how you feel after. What’s the worst that can happen?
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