When it comes to self-improvement and performance improvement, this is an easy one; a no-brainer. No program to follow, no new equipment to buy, no new techniques to learn. Aside from sleeping, eating, and breathing, there is no other activity that can benefit your mind and body more than taking a short walk.
The number one most important thing you do is to create energy. That’s right, it is numero uno. Why? Because everything else you do depends on it. Every synapse that fires in your brain, every word you speak, every muscle you move – every beat of your heart depends on it. Want to perform better? Want to get more done? Want to be more creative? Create more energy.
We live in a world that has been optimized for distraction and short attention spans (squirrel!). Finding focus in this environment is definitely an uphill battle, but it’s the difference between being a lamp and a laser.
Accomplish more by doing less. It may sound like some of the inscrutable wisdom of Kwai Chang Caine, but it is possible – just possible – that you could become much more productive by using these tips based in the latest performance science.
Today’s video is the RSA animation of Daniel Pink’s “Drive” presentation. One of the coolest, most original presentations I’ve seen in a long time. I thought that virtually everyone had seen this video, but with only ten million views, that means that there are at least 100 million of you in the U.S. workforce alone that haven’t seen it yet. If you haven’t, it’s a must (and it is only 11 minutes). It is important information for anyone who wants to perform better, and absolutely mandatory for anyone who manages or works with a team.
For example, what would make you happier: Winning the lottery or becoming a paraplegic? Easy question right? Not so fast. Research shows that after one year, there is no difference between the happiness of people in these two groups. Huh?