Lately, I flew to New York Metropolis to participate in a 3 day Excessive Efficiency Life-style Efficiency occasion. I’d gotten to know the Founder, Brian Mazza when he was a visitor on my Midlife Male Podcast and he invited me out to expertise this occasion.
So what’s a excessive efficiency way of life? I’ve been asking myself that fairly a bit recently. Who determines what excessive efficiency is? Can I be excessive efficiency in some areas and never in others? How do I dwell a excessive efficiency way of life? Am I there but? What work remains to be but to be carried out and can I at all times be a piece in progress striving for top efficiency way of life? At what level is a excessive efficiency life really taking my foot off the gasoline and permitting myself to benefit from the easy issues in life? That’s gotta be some type of excessive efficiency too, proper?
At 50, I imagine excessive efficiency is investing and dedication to continued enchancment and progress. This Is what drives me to maintain making an attempt new issues, problem myself, dwell my message and lead by instance for my two teenage boys. A excessive efficiency way of life is realizing and residing like my finest, brightest, happiest and healthiest days are nonetheless forward of me.
My new e book, The Midlife Male,” relies on my Midlife Male Methodology, which I name the “6F’s”; Household, Health, Finance, Vogue & Enjoyable and serving to males flip their F’s into A’s. So, I needed to share my 6F evaluation of this Excessive Efficiency Life-style Coaching weekend.
However earlier than I get into the precise report card, listed below are a couple of takeaways and observations:
- We will do exhausting issues. Stepping exterior your consolation zone is crucial to improvement.
- Encompass your self with those who assist you and that proceed to stage up your life. They’re all over the place. They exist they usually’re searching for you simply as a lot as you’re searching for them. Put your self on the market
- Each one of many women and men who attended (41 in all) has a plan. A private working system and as such is profitable. There have been all walks of life, ages, careers, variations, and so forth. What was the identical with ALL was their dedication to preparation, consistency & accountability.
- Phrases that had been heard, lived and repeated all through the weekend: respect, objective, effort, angle, satisfaction, humility, vulnerability, neighborhood, prosperity, well being, household, self-discipline.
- All easy ideas. Easy is tough. That’s why most don’t do it…
- We now have selections and choices to make every day. Make higher selections, dwell a greater life. Once more, it’s fairly easy.
- Bodily challenges are accomplished by way of psychological energy. You may survive the chilly, the lactic acid construct up, the fatigue…When you refuse to stop. It was a easy phrase of recommendation from Marcus Luttrell that acquired me by way of the water: “Look to the man to the left of you and to the correct. He’ll be struggling worse…Assist these guys and also you’ll be wonderful.”
- All the things we did, talked about and skilled could be utilized to EVERY space of life. It’s ALL linked. The way you do one factor is the way you do every part.
- It’s all about sustaining the micro wins every day.
- Gradual is clean, clean is quick. Simply hold transferring.
Excessive Efficiency Life-style Coaching 6F Evaluation
Household: All the things I do is to guide by instance for my household and my two boys specifically. They don’t should be focused on the identical issues that I’m. They don’t have to do the identical issues that I do. Something and every part that they wish to pursue in life is out there and I might encourage and assist them to do that.
However you will need to me that my boys see me putting myself exterior my consolation zone, difficult myself, not being afraid to attempt new issues, meet new folks, plan forward, practice for actions and challenges and to have an unbiased thoughts, physique and spirit. On this occasion, I used to be going to go to New York for HPLT on my own. Sooner or later, I stay up for sharing a few of these experiences with my boys as they grow old. I met an incredible 58-year-old legal professional from Canada who was there together with his son and was impressed by him.
Kate and Harper determined that they needed to come back to New York on the final minute (Auden was in Israel) I informed them initially that I didn’t assume I might have any time to see them and that this was a jam packed itinerary, I wanted to remain laser centered and needed to get pleasure from all the expertise the way in which that it was laid out. However possibly it’s an indication of maturity and perspective that once they acquired there I used to be so pleased to see them that it doesn’t matter what the period of time was going to be, I’d discover a technique to spend a few of it with them.
Health: This one goes with out query. Your entire weekend consisted of great bodily health challenges. We awakened at 4 a.m. to be educated by Navy SEAL Ray Money Care and Marine Steve Eckert on the seaside and within the ocean by 5 a.m. We acquired chilly, moist, sandy and needed to carry, drag and crawl ourselves and companions by way of numerous activations. We fashioned a human chain and laid down, submerged within the 50-degree water for what appeared like fairly a very long time as waves crashed over us, flutter kicks ensued and instructions of lay day, roll over, head again, heels up had been barked at us. We did “Murph” later that afternoon which consisted of 1 mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats adopted by a one mile run. We woke for a 7 a.m. 10-mile run (I by no means run 10 miles) the next morning led by Ken Rideout.
All of this was carried out inside the confines of a supportive neighborhood and it was a privilege to get to coach and compete alongside the perfect.
Finance: The way in which I strategy these occasions and experiences by way of finance is that they’re investments in myself, my household and my future. The worth tag on this wasn’t low cost however price each greenback spent because it returned tenfold. They supplied every part: meals, clothes, dietary supplements, prime audio system, trainers, panelists, services and a neighborhood of like minded folks. I additionally wish to level out that primarily based on what I’m doing with Midlife Male; the e-newsletter and the podcast and my teaching purchasers, I’m now getting invited to occasions like this at no cost. I’m aggregating and curating the Greatest in Class occasions and experiences to take males such as you together with me and to create midlife male VIP experiences at occasions like this sooner or later. I get pleasure from placing these occasions on the calendar, budgeting for them, coaching for them, wanting ahead to them and reverse engineering easy methods to dwell, function and finance the commitments that I make.
Meals: There have been panels and seminars on diet from unimaginable human being and coach Jacob Zemer. Our meals had been introduced in for us all through the weekend for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They had been wholesome and tasted nice. They’d dietary supplements and drinks and restoration stuff accessible for us from manufacturers similar to SLATE Milk, Very important Efficiency, Lemon Excellent, Holistik Wellness and extra. We had been additionally handled to dinner at Dan Churchill’s unimaginable restaurant, Charlie Avenue. As a foodie, it was astounding and Dan’s a stellar chef and athlete.
Vogue: What do occasions like HPLT like this must do with vogue? Loads, really. Vogue is fashion. Model is confidence. Confidence is efficiency. Ten Thousand gear supplied outfits for all exercises all through the weekend. Branded shorts, shirts and tank tops. We wore coordinated outfits/uniforms for all occasions and it created a unified vibe. GoodLife Clothes firm supplied an superior informal hoodie, joggers and shirt for every of us and KANE Footwear had customized HPLT NYC restoration footwear for us. All of it got here packed up in a tactical backpack. Look good, really feel good, gown good, carry out good, that’s the high-performance motto.
Enjoyable: This goes with out query for me. Why would you do one thing like this if it wasn’t enjoyable? These occasions are enjoyable for me. I genuinely like these things. That’s why I do it. Surrounding your self with like minded individuals who share the identical targets, visions, values, athleticism, objective, course of, payoff. It was a fucking blast. And we now have recollections, friendships and bonds that may final a lifetime. I used to be chilly, moist and sandy, but by no means laughed tougher. I used to be as sore as I’ve ever been and nonetheless smiling. I awakened drained and struggling to get off the bed and but couldn’t wait to get downstairs and again at it.
Now, not every part I do goes to examine all six F’s on a regular basis and get straight A’s….However that’s actually the purpose; to examine as many as potential inside a framework and an working system that helps you maximize your excessive efficiency way of life with authenticity, with intention, with objective and to change into one of the best model of your self.
Greg Scheinman is a way of life coach, podcast host, and creator of the brand new e book “The Midlife Male.”