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The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2010

    Excellent, practical, real!

    Relatively simple truth: energy out requires energy in to maintain balance and replenish the system. Here the author is referring to us humans who repeatedly fail to honor this reality. We work long hours, sleep less, eat more, exercise too much or not at all and so our story goes. We tell ourselves a story about how we aren't human. We are super robots who can survive on 4-5 hours of sleep, live on coffee and sugar, yada yada yada. Packed with research and enough examples to spark recognition in those of us willing to hear his message, Schwartz includes many practical examples of creating changes that enhance our existence and therefore performance in all aspects of life. Helping busy people make changes is what I do; Schwartz has given my clients and I a plethora of data to help battle foolhardy beliefs that have gotten us into obesity, injury, panic and anxiety medications, sleep disorders and disengagement with family and friends. But he doesn't leave us hanging as many such books tend to do. Schwartz reminds us that change can be painful but he also says, "a finish line makes pain tolerable." When we focus on a goal for natural cycles such as 90 minutes, we can finish a report, study for an exam, walk in the sunshine despite the tug to stay at the desk for lunch. Check it out - worth the investment of time to read and implement that which works for you. I'm lovin' these 90 minute cycles!

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