Everyone at some point in their life wants to do something big. Something EPIC. But the clock on achieving your dreams is ticking fastprobably faster than you think.
From managing multimillion-dollar projects with hundreds of employees to running 205 miles around Lake Tahoe in 76 hours to cycling 300 miles in a single day, performance expert and ultradistance athlete Bryan Gillette knows what it takes to achieve extraordinary results.
After interviewing a diverse group of more than 100 high-achieving executives and endurance athletes, he developed the five pillars of the EPIC Performance framework to simplify the steps so that you can walk your own path to doing things you never thought possible and living a more fulfilling life.
E = Envision: Clearly see your goals for your company, career, and life.
P = Plan: Create a step-by-step blueprint for making your dream a reality.
I = Iterate: Repeatedly practice with intention and evaluate your performance.
C = Collaborate: Work with others, and learn from those who have gone before you.
Perform: Put your plan into action.
Filled with timeless practical advice, unforgettable stories, and expert-tested exercises that will reorient your daily life from average to epic, EPIC Performance is a must-read, no-nonsense guide for those looking to do big things.
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Table of Contents
How to Use This Book 9
Prologue - Bears, Bears, Everywhere! 11
No Excuses 21
Pillar I Envision 33
Chapter 1 Define Your Purpose 39
Chapter 2 Stretch Yourself 51
Chapter 3 Hone Your Dream Bigger Strategy 63
Pillar II Plan 71
Chapter 4 Get Started 75
Chapter 5 Develop the Plan 87
Chapter 6 Assess Obstacles and Risks 95
Pillar III Iterate 107
Chapter 7 Practice with Intention 113
Chapter 8 Apply the Data 129
Chapter 9 Manage Obstacles and Risks 139
Pillar IV Collaborate 151
Chapter 10 Learn from Others 155
Chapter 11 Cultivate Key Advisors 163
Chapter 12 Prepare Your Team 171
Pillar V Perform 181
Chapter 13 Focus on Your Goal 185
Chapter 14 Persevere through Tough Times 193
Chapter 15 Aim Higher 209
Epilogue - Turning Bears Into Bambi 215
Overview of Interviews 219