1. This program is not only meant to provide you with information, but also to help you make significant and sustainable changes in how you work and live.
2. There are two key concepts of this program that will set you up for success.
3. 1% gains: A 1% change isn't much, but small improvements each and every day will amplify your life.
4. Building great habits: By introducing daily behaviours that are consistent with a high-performance life, you will develop habits and routines that will help you work towards your dreams.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle
We don’t want this program to be another source of information that people skim through but never do anything about. It’s designed to not only give you valuable information, but to help you put this newfound knowledge into action. We’ve developed this program so that individuals can create lasting change, not try out fads that they eventually lose interest in.
How this program works:
One of the best approaches I have seen for achieving a dream is to focus on being 1% better.
I work with a lot of incredible people, but it isn’t always talent that drives achievement. What sets the best performers apart is their dedication to practice, learning, and training at a consistently high level. And among that group, there is a factor that sets even the elite performers apart: lifestyle.
This is a key idea for this program. To live a life consistent with your dreams and goals, you have to be committed to changing the way you live. A 1% change might not seem like much, but small improvements each and every day will improve your life exponentially.
You only need to be 1% better each day. Being just 1% better every day is like compound interest for your body and mind, where every day’s gain gets added to yesterday’s “principal” so that you earn results on your results. Doing something small each day will leave you with more - more focus, more wellbeing, and more human potential.
As you work through all of the information, advice, and suggestions in this program, keep focused on micro-improvements. Each 1% change takes you, step by step, further along the path to your best life.
Throughout the program, you will be presented with a series of 1% Tips. Practice them, put them up in your workplace and your home, and share them with your family, friends, and coworkers.
Building Great Habits
Do you ever wonder why Olympic athletes spend so much time training? Certainly they have to develop the strength, endurance, and flexibility they need to excel, but they also have to hone their technique to the point where they can do it without thinking.
Athletes get feedback from their coaches about their technique and then practice the new approach over and over again until it’s automatic. Great practice leads to great habits.
You can make significant strides toward your dream if you know how to build the right habits.
We fall into habits because we are programmed to conserve energy. No one can sustain a heightened level of mental focus and attention all the time. We need automated processes. But we also need to make sure that our habits are helping us achieve our potential.
As we move through each module, every two weeks I'll challenge you to incorporate a new habit into your life that will help you improve your performance. By taking just a few minutes each day to consciously practice doing something new, you will lay the foundation for building great habits as we move through the program.
There you have it. By now you’ve set dreams and goals, and you’re ready to make small consistent changes in how you live to bring you closer to those dreams.
Next week, we’ll start with our first module - Personal Mastery.