Train Hard, Work Hard
I’ve started the year with a Dry January, daily Peloton / road-biking sessions and healthy eating. Why? So I can work more energetically and more effectively.
A fitness trainer shared five thoughts with me on effective training techniques:
- Be focussed and specific
- Keep moving forward
- Use it or lose it
I was struck as to their relevance to what I do every day – Inspiring and Driving Peak Performance – and felt you may be interested in reflecting on how these principles can be achieved in your daily job.
- Be Specific. You get what you train for. Be specific in your personal development goals. In terms of work/job, my goal is to inspire Peak Performance / Inspirational Leadership. I train accordingly, by constantly practising and refining the elements of the programme.
- Overload. Train a part of you above the level you normally operate at. In your job, push yourself to try/learn new things – every day.
- Progress. Once you’ve covered it, move on. Then revisit it. Re-calibrate it. No resting in comfort zones.
- Use it or lose it. When stimuli are removed, gains are reversed. You are responsible for your own destiny/growth. Take charge. Keep going. Make things happen.
- Rest. To consolidate gains and to go further, you must rest. Live life slow. Optimise your work/life blend. Make happy choices.