Peak performance to me is about being constantly on the look out for the best upgrades available to ensure your software and your hardware are running at optimal performance.
But unless you download (learn) and install (use) the upgrades available then they are just useless ideas and concepts.
The software is about what’s going on in your head. It’s your psychology. It’s your programming, your beliefs and how you perceive things. It’s how you’re wired. Your brain is soft wired and very plastic and if you want to change it you can.
When it comes to software, I am very conscious of the stories I am running in my head. I am constantly and consciously monitoring how I’m thinking and feeling and adjusting my internal dialogue to support and tune the programs as they run.
For example, if I’m super tired from working 3 weeks straight and am in the depths of scaling a fast growing business I can’t just go “Ok sorry I’m tired I can’t come in today”.
When you’re an owner and you’re needed, you don’t get that privilege. So I need to hack my brain to get it to perform and respond and redirect resources to give me more power in the situations I need it.
I’ll start saying, “I have an abundance of energy, I have more energy than I know what to do with. I’m an energiser bunny, I am unstoppable.”
I look for a series of suggestions, statements and commands that if were true would give me the resources I need. These words are the code that I input into the system to tune the software to make both the software and the hardware respond in a different way.
Looking after your hardware is just as important for peak performance.
So with the above example I will start moving my body around and move with purpose like someone would who had unstoppable levels of energy.
And then usually within moments by entire body shifts and I am back in the game and getting it done.
And there are other ways you can support the upgrading of your hardware with various diet and exercise techniques, for me I’ve gained substantial performance gains doing Intermittent Fasting.
I started Intermittent Fasting in February of last year, and from that I have a very different relationship with food, my body and my health. My typical pattern with food now is where I usually only eat once a day 2-3 times a week, I’ll eat twice a day 1-3 times a week and at least once a week I won’t eat for 36hrs straight.
Last week I didn’t eat for 3 days straight. And I had more energy on day 3 than I did when I started. It was nuts and my brain was juicing on it and firing sharp and fast.
This is so counter intuitive.
I’ve found by removing a large amount of food in my diet it has given me stupid levels of energy. Off the Richter scale effect.
Not only that my mental clarity has become so much sharper, my spiritual clarity as my meditation experiences are becoming even more deep and profound. My health (touch wood) has never been better either. I have not been taken out with a virus, cold or flu for almost a year or more now. And I’ve lost weight dropping 15kgs in the last 18 months and keeping it off.
Long term injuries are starting to spontaneously heal and I trace most of these physical benefits back to my Fasting protocol.
This also gives me a time hack. If I only eat dinner I have an extra 1.5-2hrs a day that most people don’t because I’m not making or eating or cleaning up from 2 meals. I can do back to back meetings from the moment I arrive at work until the moment I leave and I can do it for weeks at a time and be happy and very healthy in the process. My body just works and performs better this way but it is not for everyone.
I guarantee you that if you start upgrading and installing the very latest in upgrades available, you will perform at a higher level more consistently with better results than you could have ever imagined.