Take Advantage of a True Secret of Success

“I don’t know if I can keep up this pace,” my client, Mirna, said.

“I hear you,” I began as we continued into a vital conversation.

“Take breaks or be broken,” I emphasized.

Skillful plans for Recovery are necessary so you can consistently rise to higher levels of success.

(Responding to a question about why a number of icons including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Prince died relatively young…) Don’t let this [music] business fool you. It looks like a delicate flower on the outside. This is a thorny bush. And to crawl up on that stage every night to do what we love to do, it’s not the stage that kills us. It’s getting to the stage or maintaining the pressure before you get to the stage. It’s the fighting with the money side, the agents side, who’s going to take the money, who’s trying to get to the money, who’s trying to be next to me. Are you sincere with being around me?” – Lionel Richie

A True Secret of Success
The top successful people I’ve interviewed each demonstrated a practice: They skillfully rotated challenge, activity and recovery.

Top peak performance researchers note that during a tennis match, the pro is active about 20 minutes of three hours. The other moments are for recovery and readiness to burst into action. Be sure to get enough rest so you make good decisions! (Bad decisions waste a lot of time when people try to undo some damage that was caused.)

You Will Need to Stand Strong for Your Breaks and Recovery
Just today, my sweetheart wanted me to do a particular chore. I explained that I had just finished writing my 36th book and I need to take a break.

A couple of hours later, I still helped her with her project. So today was not a “complete break.” Still, I stood my ground to get some time off today, Sunday.

It’s Vital to Discover What Refreshes You.
When you find what helps you feel refreshed, also rotate the activities. My sweetheart rotates knitting, painting and other activities. Why? After a period of time, the activity is not fun, anymore. So you rotate to the next activity. Sleep is important. Still, something active like walking near trees may be just the refreshment you need. By the way, sometimes, alone-time is vital because some friends demand so much attention that walking with that person is like being their audience—which takes (not gives) energy.

Beware of Family Members’ Preferences
As an Executive Coach, I’m able to provide a different form of support that my clients cannot get anywhere else. I am focused on what the client wants to create for his or her life.

However, one’s supervisor and one’s direct reports all have agendas. Even family members can have this agenda: “Don’t Change. Don’t Change. Stay convenient to me.”

My point is: For you to operate at peak levels, you need to be skillful about your breaks and your recovery.

Why? Because you can become Most Productive when you have access to what I call Leap-Up Ideas from your intuition. A Leap-Up Idea can be something so creative and lucrative that you could even make money while you sleep. Perhaps, you learn how to create a new product—all based on a Leap-Up Idea. Taking a daily walk (with cell phone turned on silent) can give you the time and space to access your intuition.

However, the intuition goes quiet when we fill up all our time with frantic activity.

Get your rest and enjoy when you get sudden flashes of insight.

Warmly,

Tom

Tom Marcoux
CEO (leading teams in United Kingdom, India and USA)

Speaker-author of 35 books (with free chapters on Amazon.com )
Executive Coach
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Author of What the Rich Don’t Say about Getting Rich: Work Smarter, Live Better (See more when you CLICK HERE )
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3 comments on “Take Advantage of a True Secret of Success
  1. Jojo LaBrae says:

    Excellent article. Many times it isn’t so much on stage like a celebrity, but on stage for life. All the responsibilities of work, home family and friends. I never really thought about it that way, but when we serve others we are on stage and we do everything to perform at our best. We as givers allow others to make a withdrawal which is great, at the same time we need to make sure to reinvest in ourselves and ensure that we are not depleted. Thank you for another great article and for being such an amazing Coach to me. Many Blessings!!! -Jojo

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    • Jojo,
      about “Excellent article. Many times it isn’t so much on stage like a celebrity, but on stage for life. All the responsibilities of work, home family and friends. I never really thought about it that way, but when we serve others we are on stage and we do everything to perform at our best. We as givers allow others to make a withdrawal which is great, at the same time we need to make sure to reinvest in ourselves and ensure that we are not depleted. Thank you for another great article and for being such an amazing Coach to me. Many Blessings!!!”

      Thank you.
      It is a joy to see your progress.

      success and fulfillment,
      Tom

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