Welcome to episode 007 where we’ll discuss the secret shame of high performing professionals.
Here’s what is on this week’s Podcast…
Every high performing professional has a secret shame. It’s possible they’re unaware of it until they realize it exists. Once you realize this secret shame, your ability to develop an energy edge drastically increases and so does your results.
So, what is the secret shame of a high performing professional? You’ll have to listen to find out!
2:48 – Topic Intro
Book Reference – The Sleep Revolution by Adrianna Huffington
4:39 – The Secret Shame of a High Performer – We Don’t Know How to Rest
5:22 – The Five Inner Thoughts of High Performers
6:07 – 1st Inner Thought – We Minimize Rest
6:38 – Rest is a complete waste of time
7:06 – I really don’t need as much as everyone else
7:30 – I’ll sleep when I’m dead
8:25 – We GAIN Energy FROM rest
9:21 – 2nd Inner Thought – We Avoid Rest At All Cost
10:52 – We fill our schedule so rest doesn’t even have a chance
11:18 – 3rd Inner Thought – We Justify It As Optional
Three Go To Statements of a High Performer
12:08 – I just don’t have the time to rest (Truth – which ironically is my choice and I could choose to slow down and the world not end)
12:34 – It’s just a season of my life (Truth – but I’ve made it my way not season of life)
12:58 – I’m fine with whatever little rest I get right now (Truth – yeah because I don’t know what being fully rested actually feels like)
14:00- Justifying Rest says “it’s a choice not a necessity”
14:16 – 4th Inner Thought – We Compare Ourselves to Others
Comparison is not healthy for three reasons:
16:08 – You don’t have all the facts
16:35 – What works for someone else may not work for you
17:22 – It ultimately take the focus off the most important person: YOU
17:43 – 5th Inner Thought – We Fear Rest
Four Key Questions:
20:02 – Q1 – What would I actually do when I rested?
“I knew how to do but didn’t know how to be…”
20:32 – Q2 – Would I still be needed?
20:50 – Q3 – Would I be replaced?
21:08 – Q4 – Would I like what I found when I slowed down and reflected on what was truly important to me?
22:14 Sleep Promo
22:51 Review of the Five Inner Thoughts:
1. We minimize rest
2. We avoid rest at all costs
3. We justify rest as optional
4. We compare ourselves to others
5. We fear rest
Key Realization – I know I need to but don’t know how to rest
24:21 – Actionable Items
Which of the five inner thought resonates with you the most?
What is the one thing you need to do differently as a result of this episode?
25:22 – Next Episode Preview 008 – Megan Blacksmith of Zesty Ginger discussing nutrition and the importance of Whole Foods and energy
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Audio Editing and Production by Caleb Suwanski
Music by Kiernan McMullan – “Can’t Sit Still” from the album Common Sense