What is a Performance Lifestyle?
You’ve got a lot going on in life. Not just the crush of day-to-day busyness that we all experience. You’re up to big things with your work, your purpose, and your creativity. You’re committed to greatness. And, you need to perform at your very best to be up to the task.
You don’t just want to be successful—you probably want to be healthy too. You don’t want to sacrifice one for the other.
And yet, that seems to be exactly what’s happening.
You drive hard to meet your goals. You’re running as fast as possible to keep up with your life. But it never seems to be enough.
Maybe you’re making some headway in your work—but constantly feel like your health and energy are losing ground in the constant push.
If you make a few healthy changes, they never seem to stick—or enough to lift you out of the energy debt that makes your many commitments constantly struggle.
And your purpose and values most important to you constantly get shortchanged—because you just don’t have the clarity or horsepower to sustain your progress.
You’re not alone.
There’s an absolutely critical reason your efforts to stay fit and healthy and meet your life goals don’t ever seem to “jell.”
And most of the world is missing it completely.
All of our diets, fitness plans, health-care interventions, and personal-growth/success programs aren’t nailing the core issue and haven’t yet embraced the central theme of our lives.
But the good news is there’s a vital shift you can make that will connect your energy and lifestyle with your highest goals—and feed them both—for a balanced, healthy, fully-engaged, and vibrantly successful life.
This is a mindset shift so radical and powerful that it can transform your energy and physical and mental health, and you’re your performance to resolve every distraction that stands in the way of your ultimate goals.
The result is a comprehensive, integrated, flourishing lifestyle that thoroughly supports your deepest and highest aspirations—without sacrificing your wellbeing.
It’s called Performance Lifestyle®. It works because it heals the chronic and painful disconnect between energy, health, and success that plagues almost every achiever today.
Solidly and completely, it lays down for you the crucial foundation that other approaches have never fully covered—and bridges the gap that can keep you chasing your tail in frustration and exhaustion.
The health industries, the fitness industries, even the personal growth and personal success fields—each give you only a nearsighted, partial view of the lifestyle I’m talking about.
And your health, your success—your life itself—can keep falling unwittingly into that gap that can leave you ungrounded and fragmented, and flying half-blind, trying to follow the guidelines for human performance that you’ve never fully figured out.
If you don’t know what game you’re playing and your lifestyle’s central role in it, you won’t train for it properly or be fully motivated.
And your lifestyle won’t support your goals.
On the other hand,…
When your entire lifestyle is oriented around your performance in every arena—and you treat yourself as worthy of that performance mentality—incredible change happens.
Lifestyle means a lot of things to a lot of people. Traditionally, it might refer to what you can afford, what you wear, what you eat, what your house is like, who your friends are, your activities and hobbies, and many other preferences.
But a Performance Lifestyle is another lifestyle approach entirely.
It wholly addresses every aspect of your lifestyle, starting with, but not limited to, how you regenerate your life force energy, the quality of the food you eat, and how you activate and strengthen yourself and your body—all in service of your goals and your well-being.
And in turn, your well-being beautifully and resoundingly serves your goals.
Who lives a Performance Lifestyle?
Historically, only one subset of the population has learned to apply the power of lifestyle to their specialized, high-level goals—while nurturing superior levels of physical energy, health, and performance.
That population segment is athletes—and while many athletes rely on raw talent, youth, and their strengths, elite athletes have something that most of us don’t.
It’s not just talent. It’s not just skill. It’s not even just training.
It’s alignment between how their life is structured, their lifestyle, and their goals that in every possible way supports their talent, skill, and training—and their greatest achievements.
Elite athletes can’t let any lifestyle aspect get in the way of their goals. In fact, every aspect has to support and contribute to their aspirations.
Truly successful athletes live every aspect of their lives seamlessly with their goals. They’re utterly immersed in everything that cares for and feeds their performance—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. They live like that. They live for that.
As many of us do, they don’t isolate their self-care and life practices from their intentions and achievements. They link their lifestyle to their achievements, enabling them to perform at astonishing levels.
Every day, they optimize and make choices that support, nourish, and honor whatever prize they have their eyes on.
And ideally—if they’re doing it right—they can go all out without burning themselves out.
Now, while even elite athletes aren’t perfect, far from it, and human like the rest of us, they are the only population that consistently functions with this lifestyle mindset.
As a result, they look and feel way better than most of us.
The world of athleticism is where the performance lifestyle idea was born—but athletes aren’t the only ones who can live with the lifestyle-based performance approach to achieving their goals and an amazing quality of life.
The fantastic thing is that, applied wholeheartedly and effectively, you can transform your energy, health, and performance—your whole life—with this approach.
The challenge is, as everyday folks—even if we’re really up to phenomenal things in our work and the world—we tend not to see ourselves as elite.
We see ourselves as “mere mortals,” not pros requiring the care and alignment that elite athletes would.
Instead of viewing ourselves as a sort of Olympic star in our world, needing to be tended to like someone preparing for revered athletic events, we see ourselves as… “just us.”
Sure, we’ve got a ton on our plates and big ideas and plans. And we push as hard as we can to fulfill them.
And we try to cram a little of what we learn from the latest health or fitness headlines into our weekly regimens. Maybe we do some heroic bouts of dieting and exercise to deal with the symptoms of our harried lives.
But because we’re so exhausted, fragmented, and distracted—and our lifestyles don’t support us in a host of vital ways—we end up jogging in place. Or worse, falling backward.
And besides, no amount of “trying to get ourselves” to eat right, exercise, or rest—divorced from a powerful sense of purpose,, self-worth and our life goals—really creates significant and lasting change.
Who’s EVER been motivated to improve a habit or take on a new practice just because we “should?”
Pretty much no one.
It’s like asking a pro athlete to train for…nothing in particular.
Right there, you have the deeply frustrating and costly source of coming up short for so many well-meaning would-be high achievers……and the downfall of just about every “program” that ever tried to help them live a healthy or successful life.
You’re not coming from the mindset of a person who is living to perform.
And with that pivotal mistake, that destructive disconnect…
…we relegate ourselves to a life of running to keep up with our demands, goals, and dreams—while attempting to WEDGE health and “wellbeing” into the race, haphazardly and ineffectually.
Instead of a whole lifestyle that supports you—and what you’re up to—you’re driving yourself into the ground, and that wellbeing… well, it’s fleeting.
- You’re overstimulated and under-recuperated.
- You’re overfed but undernourished.
- You struggle with overwhelm, fatigue, exhaustion, and stress.
- You have no pre-season, no peak season, and no post-season. You just have a relentless, endless stream of competing demands.
This is the predicament almost everybody’s in today in our first-world, professional environment.
It’s a series of vicious cycles that compound into a hidden downward spiral that most of us are working at staying out of, whether we know it or not. And many of us are failing miserably.
Fatigue and health complications are all too predictable in this disaster scene that passes for a “lifestyle” in our society today.
And our health/fitness industries are treating superficial symptoms—with impotent solutions that don’t address the causes while making goals out of aspects of your lifestyle that aren’t even real goals!
Do you really want to spend the next 20 years or more just learning how to sleep, eat and exercise when there is so much more to how you live? Probably not.
But what if it didn’t have to be that way?
What if you could see yourself as the star athlete of your one precious life…and more importantly, live like that, consistently?
What if you truly treated yourself as if the game you’re playing in life is at least as vital and compelling as any famous athlete’s game or sport?
What if you believed this so absolutely that you resolutely cared for your spirit, mind and body, and whole life in accordance with that truth?
What if you were naturally inspired and motivated to feed, fuel, nurture, rest, and train every part of you to support your everyday game?
And, what if you were superbly educated to know exactly how to optimize your lifestyle, every aspect of it to literally “unleash” your full potential?
You’d be living a Performance Lifestyle.
You’d uplevel everything and challenge yourself without the struggle.
And you’d be as achieving even your most ambitious goals while living in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind.
What EXACTLY is a Performance Lifestyle?
It’s your lifestyle, optimized so that it works for you, not against you, supports and serves you, and no longer distracts and holds you back from living your best life, even if you’ve already achieved some of your biggest goals and are a financial success.
There are 12 fundamentals to a Performance Lifestyle [PL].
They include the principles and practices that address how you regenerate your life force energy, eat a whole-foods nutrient-rich diet, activate and strengthen your body, tell a real but optimistic narrative about your life, own your schedule and both streamline and simplify the way you live…
… all in the process of acting on what’s driving you, with an intention, direction, and strategy, expanded awareness, and the personal and professional development to play your also optimized game with the support of a team that engages and serves others like never before in your life!
People who resoundingly and dramatically succeed in life—and yet maintain vibrant health and well-being while doing it—know and live by all 12 of these fundamentals.
Either naturally or through training, healthy, high-achieving people who thrive have built in these crucial practices and perspectives.
They live what has proven elusive for most would-be achievers: a balanced, fully engaged lifestyle, regardless of how ambitious their goals, with a fully alive existence and grace as their new normal.
They know how to optimize every aspect of the way they live for performance—with flow, proper recovery, and miraculously low stress in the face of any and all of their challenges.
They live to take advantage of and express their capacities and gifts.
Sadly though, According to WebMD, only 3% live a healthy lifestyle. But only 1 percent of the population has yet to reach this “holy grail” of dynamic skill, wholistic health, and success.
But with the right information, guidance, context, and simple commitment, you can do it too when you start living a performance lifestyle you can call your own—365 days a year.
Not for 30 days, eight weeks, or three months, but all year round to turn theory into practice and practice into mastery…
When you do, you’ll no longer be the ‘potentialite’ thinking and dreaming about what’s possible, the ‘striver’ who’s going for it but never really gets there, and the ‘overachieving underperformer’ who has so much going they’re barely hanging on, or the ‘high achiever” who’s actually achieving their goals but is ambivalent to any aspect of their energy, health, and performance, or any area of their wellbeing.
Performance Lifestyle is the antidote to the typical lifestyle, the struggle that usually comes with a healthy lifestyle and the focus you know you need in your career or business, without burning out or trading your health. It also solves the problem of focusing so much on your success results you forget to take care of what enables you to perform well—yourself, your body, and your quality of life.
For you, that can change now. It does not matter if you are into sports like an athlete or even a fitness enthusiast. You can live like a pro, no matter who you are or what you do.
All you need is the desire to live your best life, no matter where you are right now or what your circumstances are, and the willingness to face everything and avoid nothing as you resolve your hidden lifestyle challenges evolve with the new lifestyle mindset and skillset and learn how you achieve even your most ambitious goals while living in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind.
None of that is utopian; it’s just highly response-able and intelligent living, where you learn what to do and why, how to do it, and when at the right level, intensity, and consistency for you, to get from where you are to where you want to go—wash, rinse and repeat.
The better you live, the better you can achieve your goals.