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Introducing The Peak Performance Path

Jarrett’s “Peak Performance Path” is based on the notion that in order to achieve optimal professional performance, all seven of our core performance components must function at maximal capacity, and in maximal harmony with one another.

Each person tends to be stronger in some of the below facets of performance, and weaker in others. But no matter who we are, if we want to achieve Peak Performance and enjoy optimal success, we must be strong in all seven. No matter how brilliant our mind is, or how masterful our knowledge is, or how unlimited our talents are, we simply cannot reach Peak Performance (or Stress Cessation) without mastering each of the seven performance elements.

The vast majority of people have no idea how to improve the seven facets of performance, and therefore remain “stuck” wherever they naturally have always been. This is unsurprising, considering that we are never taught how to identify or strengthen these constituent elements of performance. Nor are we ever taught how the various elements interrelate with each other, or how to improve certain elements by altering others.

Jarrett works with high-level professionals in order to assist them in becoming masters of performance, by becoming masters of the constituent elements of performance.

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Attention

Attention involves the ability to reduce the incessant chatter of the “monkey mind” (also known as self-talk), and direct our focus with precision and single-pointedness to exactly what we are working on in that moment (and nothing else).

 

Improved attention results from learning how to quiet our distracting thoughts, how to resist the external distractions that arise throughout our day, and how to quickly release and return from the distractions when we inevitably succumb to them.

Although sometimes conscious and rational, our beliefs are often unconscious and uninvestigated assumptions and cognitions that interfere with our efficient and focused performance (and happiness). Many of our beliefs, although self-created, cause us unnecessary stress and cause us to waste valuable energy, attention, and time while performing.

 

Belief optimization involves learning how to observe our underlying beliefs, how to identify which ones interfere with our performance, and how to replace those beliefs with more adaptive beliefs that enhance our performance.

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Beliefs

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Emotions

Regulation of our emotions is essential to Peak Performance. When we are in control of our emotions, we perform with focus, energy, efficiency and conviction. In contrast, when we lose control of our emotions (even in subtle and less obvious ways), or succumb to emotional disruptions, our performance is necessarily impeded.

 

Emotional regulation involves learning how to become mindful of our constantly-evolving emotional state, how to preempt maladaptive emotions before they take us over, and how to recover from emotional disruptions once they occur, so that optimal performance can be salvaged as efficiently as possible after a rupture.

Our body is our physical instrument of performance. When we treat our body with deep care and respect (whether through exercise, sleep, relaxation, nourishing food, deep breathing, good posture, and many other modes), it will provide us with more energy and vibrancy, and less tension and pain. In turn, we will be able to perform with greater focus, stamina, and force.

 

Optimizing our physical instrument involves learning how to “feel” what our body needs in order to perform at its best (irrespective of what the judgmental mind says), how to build greater will power – so that we can do the things that will optimize our body’s functioning (even if they are unenjoyable), and how to build self-restraint – so that we can resist doing the things that undermine our body’s functioning (even if they are pleasurable).

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Body

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Energy

Our energy is our performance fuel. In order to maximize our energy levels, we must master energy preservation (how to preserve the valuable energy we possess at any given moment, rather than needlessly and unconsciously burning it), energy generation (how to generate new energy when we need it), and energy efficiency (how to modulate our energy expenditure based on our existing performance needs).

 

When we learn how to deliberately harness our energy levels, our performance abilities skyrocket.

Feeling a sense of purpose and meaning for one’s work is essential to performance optimization. When we feel uninspired or bored by our work (including by the rudimentary tasks that inevitably arise for any employee, no matter how “advanced”), we experience attention problems, energy depletion, and maladaptive thinking – all of which disrupt our performance.

 

Learning how to more effectively connect to our inner passion, how to increase our passion for our work, and how to find “meaning in the mundane,” are critical to Peak Performance.

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Purpose

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Communication

How we communicate with our co-workers, friends and family throughout the day has a significant impact on the quality of our performance. Every interaction with another person (particularly with our supervisors and subordinates) can either advance our mindset, energy, purpose, focus and productivity, or dampen it.

 

In order to improve our communication skills, and thereby benefit our own internal state and performance abilities, we must learn to express our desires and needs assertively but non-aggressively, how to listen actively and openly, and how to better understand the volatile emotional states of others. The result is not only far better relationships with others, but far better performance for ourselves throughout the day.