Welcome to episode 020 with Chad Allen as we talk about the Nourish and Flourish concept and our energy.
Here’s what is on this week’s Podcast…
Have you ever considered how you take care of yourself and doing your best work?
This is an interview with Chad Allen, an editorial director of a major publisher by day and an entrepreneur by night.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- What is the Nourish and Flourish concept and where did it come from?
- How does the cycle relate to your WHY?
- Why are most of us not nourishing enough?
- What does it take to do our best work?
It’s Go Time!
Mike Kim – is a personal brand expert and creator of The Pivot Course and you can find out more at www.MikeKim.com
Question One – 2:26
You’re an editorial director for a major publisher by day and an entrepreneur by night, how are you able to do both of these at such a high level?
The importance of connecting with your spouse on a consistent basis and speak to their fears as best as you can.
Question Two – 6:00
What would you say drains your energy and recharges your energy especially having to do two different roles?
Drains – MEETINGS especially back to back / lack of sleep
Family Dinner always asks: LOVE / LOW / LEARN
1. What did you LOVE about today?
2. What was your LOW today?
3. What did you LEARN today?
Question Three – 7:29
What would you say between nutrition and fitness / movement is your biggest challenge right now?
Fitness – it’s prioritizing it
He has a client who uses writing as a reward for working out to motivate him to workout.
Question Four – 8:50
You have this concept called Nourish and Flourish, where did it come from for you?
The importance of the rhythmic balance in life led to the Nourish and Flourish concept.
Question Five – 10:53
What then is the Nourish and Flourish and how does that relate to your why?
Chad Allen Why Example – I feel deeply called to help creative people do their best work
The 1st part of the Nourish Cycle is understanding your why – because when you’re tired but you know you gotta do something, getting connected with your WHY statement can get you past the roadblock.
How are we doing taking care of ourselves? – sense of mission / eating well / something fun planned / reading a really good book / praying or meditating
Question Six – 13:33
Most of us are not “nourishing enough” would you say?
Flourish – The How – what’s my method? – have I blocked off time for my work / realistic goals with deadlines / content bucket / know your process / limit your distractions
Sometimes a little change can be so much of a difference
“Activation Trigger” – example: putting your workout clothes out the night before to help him get up and go the next morning
Question Seven – 16:29
What does it take for us to do our best work?
We can get things done even worn out but when we compare it to when we’re at our best (great night of sleep and healthy breakfast), and this will make a dramatic difference
Example: getting enough sleep equivalent to winning the lottery
We all have our “art” to give to the world
It’s too important to give anything less than our best to that effort
Progress not Perfection
Key Quote: “Your failure to take care of yourselves has real consequences for you and the people in your life you’re serving and influencing”
Question Eight – 20:34
We’re of no benefit to anyone if we don’t take care ourselves, is that correct, Chad?
Sadly, often times we have to hit that point to wake up
Hopefully you can make changes to sustain the level of creativity needed
Question Nine – 21:48
You created a resource for us, can you tell us about that?
Nourish and Flourish Self-Assessment and Nourish Action Guide – www.ChadRAllen.com/Energy
Question Ten – 23:17
Any Closing Thoughts for us today?
We’re all fellow beggars looking for bread and would love to hear any feedback from you
Treva Promo – 24:39
This is your podcast co-host, Treva Yaccino. I would love to have a personal conversation with each and every one of you. why? Almost everyone I talk to is struggling with common yet incredibly frustrating issues such as losing weight, loss of energy, digestive issues, and many more.
I help business professionals like you get to the core of why you are feeling so badly and get you back to feeling fantastic! If you head over to my website www.livingtree.co share your information under contact me, we can set up a time to chat, FOR FREE! I am passionate about giving you the tools you need to become independently healthy and regain the energetic you! Ask Bryan, my co-host, he was one of my biggest challenges. Now look at him, I cannot keep up! Let’s get your LIVING ON!
Sleep Resource – 25.35
We believe sleep is foundational to develop an energy edge. It’s challenging enough to be productive AND creative especially when you’re tired or even exhausted.
But what if you had a quick guide to give you a jumpstart, something to point you in the right direction?
That’s the exact reason for the sleep guide called Sleep Your Way to the Top: 10 Secrets to getting Better Sleep.
Download the free sleep guide here:
(resource found at the bottom of the home page)
Interview Breakdown – 26:12
Downtime Episode Reference – www.EnergyEdgePodcast.com/017
What Nows – 31:12
1. Download the self assessment action guide – www.ChadRAllen.com/Energy
2. Revisit or create your WHY statement
Next Episode Preview – 31:55
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Rate & Review Shout Out – 32:27
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