There is nothing more rewarding than completing something you were too crazy to start in the first place.
Several years ago, I finished a 205-mile run around Lake Tahoe in 76 ½ hours with only 90 minutes of sleep. It was an experience that pushed my mind and body to an area I had not been before. But it did not push me to my limit which made me realize that I can do more. It got me thinking that maybe I was not alone.
So, I embarked on interviewing 100 successful executives and endurance athletes to understand how they set, then achieved, lofty goals. I talked to founders of companies who risked a lot of money and their reputation, CEO’s who started up and built successful companies, ultra-endurance athletes who pushed themselves through “crazy” events. And through these conversations, research and years of my own experiences, I developed the EPIC Performance framework so others could also reach their dreams.
This framework is built around the five pillars of E.P.I.C. Performances:
Envision the dreams you have for your career, your company, or your personal life. This involves knowing your values and purpose, developing a strategy to think bigger, and learning to stretch yourself into more uncomfortable zones.
Plan to make those dreams become reality by setting a path to achieve them. Start doing something that moves you closer to your goal then develop a plan and assess the risks and obstacles.
Iterate your plan to work out the kinks and scale up your accomplishments. With a solid plan in place, now is the time to focus on the key activities and monitor progress toward your goal.
Collaborate with others to learn of the successes and failures from those before you. Most things in life have already been done so take advantage of other people’s knowledge. Surround yourself with key advisors who can help you focus in the right areas.
Perform by putting your plan, learning, and experiences into action and running to the finish line. When it gets difficult and you do not know what to do, refocus on the plan and your overall goal. And once you have successfully reached the ‘finish line’ reward yourself and start thinking about What’s Next?
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If you want to assess how well you perform in these five areas and get a FREE customized report, go to:
- Click on EPIC Performances Assessment
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Follow this blog to learn more about the different pillars and how you can build upon your EPIC Performances muscle.