Are you fit and effective?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
If so, you can stop reading now. For the rest of us - perhaps less fit or less effective - there's much that we can do to improve our performance.

As I thought about what I wanted to write in this post, I kept coming back to these words from inside the jacket of a book, called The Power of Full Engagement, by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz:
We live in digital time. Our pace is rushed, rapid-fire, and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We're wired up, but we're melting down. Time management is no longer a viable solution. ...managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance.

The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live your life...

I'm ready for the kind of change that insight can bring...

I recently read on Jason Womack's blog that Jason is organizing a Fit And Effective Bootcamp.

Hmmm. I would certainly like to be more fit, and being more effective wouldn't hurt me either. This just might provide the catalyst and tools for just such a change. I've had the opportunity to hear Jason speak before and he was awesome; just being in the room with him will raise your energy level a few notches.

Jason's got a lot to share on the topic of being fit and effective. He's a productivity coach and he also competes in triathlons around the country. Oh, and he travels two hundreds plus days a year. Somehow, he manages to keep it all together, staying fit and effective.

[Of course, the real secret to Jason's effectiveness may rest with his lovely wife and business partner, Jodi. ;-)]

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I've been friends with Jason and Jodi for the past 7 years; recently, they invited me to their home in Ojai, California. After Dinner, I pulled out my Sony IC Recorder and started asking Jason a few questions about his upcoming bootcamp.

I invite you to listen in as Jason shares a little about what it means to be fit and effective and what he's planning for the upcoming Fit And Effective Bootcamp.

Discussion/Comments (4):

Are you fit and effective?

Are you going then?

Posted at 8/7/2007 2:30:57 PM by Michael Sampson


Thanks for sharing the news...

Eric,

Thanks SO much of pulling this together and sharing these ideas with the listeners/readers out in blog-land.

Stay tuned...much, much more to come!

Posted at 8/7/2007 10:08:13 PM by Jason Womack


Are you fit and effective?

Eric,

Love the post. I totally agree. What people need is more energy and more focus.

I put the book on my Amazon list.

Keep up the good work.

Craig

Posted at 8/9/2007 5:28:04 AM by Craig Huggart


re: Are you fit and effective?

Michael, I'd like to. We'll see.

Craig, thanks for the encourgement. I thank that Jason and Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz all nail it when they point out that effectiveness is as much a result of energy as it is the other elements we commonly think of (methodology, technology, etc.)

I plan to reread the book soon and I plan to blog some of the lessons I learn along the way. I hope to share more about what Jason's doing, too.

Posted at 8/9/2007 7:20:52 PM by Eric Mack



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