Entrepreneurs act like sports athletes in a business context, says Kerwin Rae in an interview at The Growth Manifesto podcast.
Kerwin Rae is Australia’s leading business strategist and high-performance specialist who is dedicated to seeing people succeed with his revolutionary.
How much time do athletes spend training themselves for a competition? Asks Kerwin. And how much time do entrepreneurs spend competing in their business environment? Maybe 98%, 1% in training more, and 1% to recover.
Entrepreneurs need to take care not only of their physical health but also of their mental health.
There are specific physiology, physiology, and biology for professional entrepreneurship to perform at high levels, and there is fitness. Also, their environment made up of people is similar to the sport one. If you want to grow up as an entrepreneur, you need to have around professionals. Playing with beginners in sports doesn’t help improve your skills, the same as in business.
During the interview, Kerwin Rae mentions an exciting book to read about this topic, The Power of Full Engagement. Managing Energy, Not Time is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal. By Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz.
This book is a groundbreaking New York Times bestseller and has helped hundreds of thousands of people at work and at home balance stress and recovery and sustain high performance despite crushing workloads and 24/7 demands on their time. “Combines the gritty toughmindedness of the best coaches with the gentle-but-insistent inspiration of the most effective spiritual advisers”.
We live in a digital time. Our pace is rushed, rapid-fire, and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We're wired up, but we're melting down. Time management is no longer a viable solution. As bestselling authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in this groundbreaking book, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as health, happiness, and life balance. The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully both on and off the job by laying out the key training principles and provides a powerful, step-by-step program that will help you to:
- Mobilize four key sources of energy
- Balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal
- Expand capacity in the same systematic way that elite athletes do
- Create highly specific, positive energy management rituals to make lasting changes
Above all, this book provides a life-changing road map to becoming more fully engaged on and off the job, meaning physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned.