TN50 #92, HMHY – Thanks and Congrats! 10 October 2022

Hi Team,

Happy Monday and welcome to The Next 50 #92.  Tonight, I want to say Thank You AND Congratulations, to everyone who could answer the 6 questions I posed back in TN50#87. Whether you sent me feedback (less than 20 of you) or you simply answered the questions for your self without sharing – YOU ROCK.

ANYONE who can answer these 6 questions regarding their personal performance is light years ahead of most adults in the modern world today.  YOU know what’s working and what doesn’t work.

Do you think most of the people you see throughout your day spend much time thinking about their personal performance in a useful, systematized way?  Unfortunately, I think the answer is, “no”.

Here were the 6 questions:

  1. What is the biggest hindrance to your healthy diet?
  2. What is the one thing that has the biggest positive effect on your diet?
  3. What is the biggest hindrance to you getting good sleep?
  4. What is the one thing that always helps you get a good night’s sleep?
  5. What is the biggest hindrance to your regular Movement/Workout plan?
  6. What is the one thing that always has a positive effect on your Movement/Workout plan?

Here were the top answers for each question:

  1. Traveling/Eating Out
  2. Regular Routine/Being Home
  3. Eating and Drinking (alcohol) to close to bed
  4. Tie: Being very active throughout the day tied with a cold room
  5. Not having a plan
  6. Working out with a buddy or group

One call out:

One young buck, I’ll refer to him as G, we worked together in 2020 and G is in his 20’s.

Here’s a snap shot of my 20’s.  EAT: 7-11 Chili-Cheese Dog at 1:00 am, no problem!  SLEEP: I’ll sleep when I’m dead.  MOVE: I was in the Army so I moved a lot and worked out regularly, it was the 90’s, the workouts were weak on quality but I probably made up for most of that with quantity.

For G, caring about this stuff this early will save him a lot of hassle later in life.  I used a couple of G’s answers in “The Ugly”, cause his answers were cheeky and fun:

  1. “TV in the bedroom is BACK”
  2. “My (unfounded) belief that sneaking in a 15-minute workout isn’t worth it”

Here are some other specifics from G’s responses:

  1. Joined a CrossFit Gym (working out with a group and regular interactions with a trained coach)
  2. Hire a nutrition coach (having a pro help you plan macros, meal timing, etc. is a very advanced, no brainer)
  3. And, G didn’t mention this but I’ve heard he has his “Murph” time under 40 minutes! I can’t remember the last time I pulled a sub 40 Murph, Awesome.

G is decades ahead of a lot of us and I applaud him.  For those of us a bit longer in the tooth, GET TO WORK!  If you aren’t dead you aren’t done.

Next Steps:

  1. Remember, it’s your job to know what’s working and what isn’t, in regards to your personal performance.
  2. Spend more time focusing on the positives and continue to cut-out more of the negatives effecting the quality of your: EAT – SLEEP – MOVE.
  3. Keep answering the 6 questions I started this series with as the answers will change.

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