As a specialist ‘Peak Performance coach’ the gist of what I do is to coach individuals and team towards realising their highest potential in any field. Here are the three Pillars that constitutes the essential elements of a sustainable top notch performance:
Whether you are an entrepreneur, a musician or a career orientated individual in order to be a sustainable success you have to be creative especially when it comes to problem solving. It is essential to have a clear sense of Purpose and constant learning prevents stagnation and can help us to catapult our businesses or careers into the stratosphere over time.
We need to internalise the above concepts as applied learnings and refrain from entertaining them as broad philosophical concepts that is if our aim is to be more fulfilled and reach the very top of our potential and capabilities.
Pillar 1: Enhancing your creativity
Our own fears, doubts and insecurities hamper our creativity. Few individuals or business teams can be extremely creative when a very high degree of fear, doubt and insecurity is experienced individually or collectively. Your stress levels should therefore not only be managed for an improved sense of wellbeing but also to help you become more creative.
Creativity within the business context will remain only a concept until it is truly instilled within your business culture and becomes a practise.
I coach all my clients that they should have one ‘creative day’ every week. Pending on how busy you really are this creative day could be a whole day or at least a couple of hours within any given ‘creative day’ where you/and or your team focus on projects that they really are inspired by and want to be involved in.
Everyone involved has but one goal on the ‘creative day’ and that is to come up with creative solutions to challenges that they face within the context of the project that they are engaged in.
On average a surge of creativity and productivity is experience when people work on things that they really want to work on and are inspired by.
Pillar 2: What is your inspiration/purpose?
Who are you, what do you stand for and why do you do what you do? If you or your business team collectively cannot answer this question with a great deal of enthusiasm and inspiration you are simply performing your tasks because you have to do it to get your pay check.
If you actually know yourself very well and am inspired by what you do and have a set of strong values through which you filter your decision-making you will dramatically outperform others, generally speaking.
Pillar 3: Are you continuously learning?
Constant learning is the antidote to low-self-confidence, stagnation and boredom. It is key to note that learning is worth very little if not applied. Being able to quote from books may build your image as one who ‘sounds smart’ but only when we constantly apply whatever we learn and additionally learn from our mistakes do we consistently grow towards actualising our ultimate potential.
Contextually speaking, albeit that a plethora of learnings exist that we can apply the top two most effective learnings within modern times are:
Learn from our failures and how to embrace change
When we constantly and pro-actively apply the learnings from our mistakes and we learn how to become comfortable with being uncomfortable we create a positive, dynamic and perpetual cycle of personal and business growth.
Naturally speaking patience is a requirement yet through persistent application of creativity, learning and inspiration in combination these three elements of ‘Peak performance’ become the catalyst for positive improvements and change.