We engage in life, business, marriage and other infinite endeavors. You participate and you do your best. If you see the journey as a finite game, after a seeming victory - there is the next battle, and the next. We should rather see our challenges as hurdles to overcome, as inherent parts of our journeys; as ways to build knowledge and mastery. As parts of the journey towards our just cause. We can't see the end of the journey, there is no clear outcome and there are no defined rules to guide us as to what it means to win.
How much do you act as a startup in your enterprise? She fell in love with the idea of a great coffee experience - Starbucks - when she was over in the US. Why as a customer do I need to solve my own problems, the non-existent Starbucks in the UK? You need to identify the gap in the market, and exploit it. She feels it's a myth that the antenym of Entrepreneur should be Employee.
A peak performance foundation gets built by leaders that care more for people than for them to become a means to an end. These leaders bring love into the enterprise, understand that integrity and values are key, and that a strong shared purpose attracts the best talent. To make individuals contribute, leaders have to enable them to work in their own ways and empower them to make the decisions affecting their areas, in order to bring innovation and teamwork to the workplace. In short, the peak performance foundation is built through an empowering leadership.
Humans tend to be maximizers, so we need to learn the art to optimize instead. We need to learn to get to higher states of conciousness and productivity. To build personal peak performance can be summarized in the saying: "If you expect me to be like you, I will fit in. When you let me be me, I will belong." Schedule your best cognitive work to peak focus hours, reading and reflection to your valleys of rest, and the rest to other parts of the day. Sleep well.