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TF50#107, Recognize Better, 6 March 2023

Hi Team,

Happy Monday and welcome to The Next 50 #107.  In blogs #105 and #106 I was getting into the lead indicators and scoring components of phase 2 – React, looking back I realize I need to go back to phase 1 – Recognize.

You can do better, right?  In my coaching I focus on personal performance including mindset but who among us can’t do better in all the domains?

So Recognize is simply that:

  1. Recognize that you can do better
  2. ID where you are currently at (baseline measurements, objective and subjective)
  3. *Wait for it

Focusing on improving physical, mental and emotional performance, I use things like:

  1. DXA Scans
  2. Blood Panels
  3. Fitness Tests
  4. And journaling on current behaviors like,
    • Eat
    • Sleep
    • Move
    • Think (mindset)

It is amazing how many people I talk to who can lay out years of performance data in other areas that focus on things like work or finances but have never done a baseline audit on their personal performance, other than their annual checkup with their doctor that takes 10 minutes.  The REAL WORLD situation a lot of people find themselves in after a decent assessment of “baseline” performance is enough to fuel really positive habit change which I help maximize as their guide.

*The 3rd more-squishy part of Recognize is the initial formation of ideas around what the future holds once “Better Basics” performance habits are developed and maintained.

Things like:

  1. Getting off Blood Pressure medication
  2. Running a 10K for the first time
  3. Hiking the Grand Canyon, Rim2Rim
  4. Playing on the floor with the grandkids

You get the idea; all this is possible and more with a focus on Better Basics, need help getting started?  Just let me know.

As always share the post with your team or anyone who might find it useful and let me know what you think!

Have a good one, Alex

PS. I’ve been off the net for the last few weeks because we executed the expedition. Was it perfect?  No.  Did we execute exactly what we planned?  No.  Was it an amazing trip with an amazing group of people who came together as a team to make it the best event it could possibly be?  Absolutely.  Did we execute 7 marathons (183.4 miles) in less than 7 days (168 hrs.)? Yes.  Lessons Learned?  Many.  MTF