Episode 164 – A healthy life has rhythm

Find your Rhythm

Today’s talk was about Finding your Rhythm for a sustainable holistic high performance lifestyle.

Never thought I’d talk about finding your rhythm – ever.

For most of my life, I’ve been in high level competition so all I once knew was how to compete – to go “all-in.”

You see, in a performance, elite competition lifestyle – there is no rhythm – it’s “all-in” until the end (to win / achieve your goal and take the spoils, and unfortunately – and ideally – for others to lose or perish).

“All-in” is the perfect adaptation to a competition model – whether it be international sporting, sales, Darwinian evolution, etc. The downside is it also taxes your resources in exchange for your goal (at the cost of your resources – energy, time, money, resources, etc.).

Then, one day I broke (a story for another time).

Luckily, like all humans I eventually learnt and adapted.

And it was in this “learning space” I realised there are other ways to perform while keeping it sustainable.

In other words, my research question was,

“How can I continue to perform well for life?”

Here’s the topline of my keynote messages:

1.Rhythmic awareness

Rhythm is apart of your life. It’s not a linear life, it’s a wave of energy – peaks and troughs. Understand this pattern, enter into the present to shift your paradigm and then life can transform.

Become aware to master timing.

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2.Rhythmic reminders

As humans we are “coded” for factors such as cognitive bias and limited bandwidth so external reminders create useful signposts and guardrails to ensure ongoing success on your journey.

Create your reminders

3.Rhythmic action

There’s no success without doing and risking so you must act on your hypothesis of what seems “true” at the time of decision. What is it that you want? Go for it.

Take action.

4. Rhythmic reflection

Keep an eye on yourself by remembering you are not only the “doer” but the “manager” of your life (as well as the director, creator and owner).

Take time to reflect at each level of consciousness.

5. Rhythmic feeling

Be in tune with your subconscious (or gut instinct) particularly once you’ve got the right “truths” in play (from your experience and reflections).

Feel and Listen

6. Rhythmic buddies

Find someone to vibe with – your friend and companion will keep you in check.

Buddy up

7. Rhythmic community

Find a tribe to connect with – be it as a mentor, peer or as a student (or all).

Together we go further.

Start your Rhythmic life

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.

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