The Everest Principle: How to Achieve the Summit of Your Life

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This book is called The Everest Principle because Mt. Everest is the highest, and arguably, one of the most challenging mountains a person can climb. The metaphor of climbing Mt. Everest is woven throughout the book as a means to guide you through the trail markers for peak performance.

Everyone has, at some point in their life, an Everest to ascend. The Everest Principle becomes your “outfitter” to assess, prepare, train, guide, and equip you for the expedition to the top of ...

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The Everest Principle: How to Achieve the Summit of Your Life

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Overview

This book is called The Everest Principle because Mt. Everest is the highest, and arguably, one of the most challenging mountains a person can climb. The metaphor of climbing Mt. Everest is woven throughout the book as a means to guide you through the trail markers for peak performance.

Everyone has, at some point in their life, an Everest to ascend. The Everest Principle becomes your “outfitter” to assess, prepare, train, guide, and equip you for the expedition to the top of your personal Everest. This Principle requires the use of an integrative approach that addresses your medical, nutritional, physical, and behavioral health.

Peak performance does not limit itself to the elite athlete or performer. It is for anyone who wants to improve his or her individual life. These treks may include real-life challenges such as achieving a higher level in your relationship with another, getting a promotion, running your first 5K fun run, or weight loss.

The purpose of this book is to instill you with the belief that you can overcome barriers, attain high-level goals, and enhance your life in every way! 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401924607
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

            Stephen C. Brewer, M.D., is the Medical Director of the world-renowned Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona. He is a board-certified family physician with a subspecialty in integrative medicine.  Dr. Brewer and his coauthor, Peggy Wagner, have developed a Peak Performance program whose purpose is to help individuals excel in their health and their goals, both personally and professionally. 

            Peggy Wagner is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona. A graduate of the University of Vermont, she has been trained in hypnosis, EMDR, and other life-enhancement techniques. Peggy also speaks nationally and internationally on peak performance and other wellness topics. Her work has been featured in prisons, Native American reservations, alternative schools, hospitals, and drug-and-alcohol treatment centers.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Richard H. Carmona ix

Introduction: Everyone Has an Everest to Climb xi

Stage I Identifying Your Everest

Introduction to Stage I 3

Trail Marker 1 Set a High but Realistic Goal 5

Trail Marker 2 Typical Inner Everests 23

Trail Marker 3 Typical Outer Everests 37

Stage I Action Plan Recap 44

Stage II Setting Up Your Base Camp

Introduction to Stage II 49

Trail Marker 4 Key One- Medical Base Camp 55

Trail Marker 5 Key Two- Nutritional Base Camp 67

Trail Marker 6 Key Three- Fitness Base Camp 81

Trail Marker 7 Key Four- Behavioral Base Camp 87

Trail Marker 8 Tools for Your Backpack 97

Trail Marker 9 Five Elements That Influence Performance 115

Trail Marker 10 Create Your Support Team 125

Trail Marker 11 Adopt a Winner's Attitude 131

Stage II Action Plan Recap 140

Stage III Ascending To Your Summit

Introduction to Stage III 145

Trail Marker 12 Keep Your Attention on the Peak 147

Trail Marker 13 Everest Superfoods for Energy and Brainpower 151

Trail Marker 14 Excesses and Deprivation 161

Trail Marker 15 What to Do If 185

Trail Marker 16 Sustaining Peak Performance 195

Stage III Action Plan Recap 204

Afterword 207

Appendix I Resources for Climbers 211

Appendix II Essential Nutrients for Climbers 213

Appendix III Designing Your Fitness Program 233

Appendix IV The Everest Principle Diet Plan 247

Appendix V Everest Log Book 257

Acknowledgments 259

About the Author 262

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  • Posted February 2, 2010

    An appetizing and easily digested source of information. An "energy bar" for the road ahead.

    The Everest Principle provides a wealth of diverse information on a variety of interrelated subject matter concerning individual growth and overcoming personal obstacles. The Everest Principle addresses health, behavioral, and emotional hurdles that often prevent us from achieving our goals. This book provides easily implemented suggestions for overcoming these self-imposed limitations. It is an easy read that incorporates personal examples, medical and nutritional information, as well as a course of action. The Everest Principle relays information in a friendly and unassuming way, like a friend sitting in your living room chatting.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it's informational content applicable to me on several levels. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in taking a few simple steps toward being the best they can be. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you".

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  • Posted February 5, 2010

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    I really enjoyed this book...fast and fun. A little bit of eveything a person needs to know about making life more fulfilling and achieving one's personal goals. Easy to read and easy to implement with a lot of relevant information. No preaching, just good ol' fashion teaching.

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