“Practice doesn’t make perfect, it makes permanent.” –Author Unknown This post originally appeared in the Optimal Performance Series, but is also vital for a strong Mindset....
Mentors Help You Climb Higher and Go Faster
by Parker Houston | Dec 8, 2022 | Optimal Performance Series, The Practices of Personal Leadership
“The first law of leadership is that people do what people see.” –John Maxwell The older I get, the more I realize how simple human behavior can be. To a huge extent—people...
Vacations are not enough, daily and weekly recovery is essential
by Parker Houston | May 26, 2022 | Optimal Performance Series
“A field that has rested produces a bountiful crop.” –Ovid I’ve shared a lot of research about how vacations are essential to keep you functioning optimally at work...
Could Taking More Vacation Days Help You Get a Raise?
by Parker Houston | Apr 14, 2022 | Optimal Performance Series
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it…including you.” –Anne Lamott According to Greg Mckeown, bestselling author and winner of the Young Global Leader Award...
Un(hi)jack Yourself—Eliminate Chronic Busyness To Improve Your Health, Your Relationships, and Your Thinking
by Parker Houston | Mar 17, 2022 | Mind and Body, Optimal Performance Series
“Who can make muddy waters clear? Let it be only still, and it will gradually clear itself.” –Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu penned these words more than 2500 years ago,...
In the Modern Era of Distraction Addiction, You Need This Skill
by Parker Houston | Dec 16, 2021 | Optimal Performance Series
“Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.” –Pablo Picasso We are only just beginning to see the long-term effects of our hyper-connected internet and smartphone...
Manage Your Energy—What Performance Psychologists Have Learned From Elite Athletes
by Parker Houston | Mar 12, 2020 | Optimal Performance Series
A few years ago, my friend Doug asked me a deceptively simple question—What good is your time if you bring no energy to it? At the time, I had become a time management...
At what point is working more hours counterproductive?
by Parker Houston | Mar 5, 2020 | Optimal Performance Series
“If you don’t have time, you don’t have priorities.” –Tim Ferriss Many high achievers put in well over 40 hours per week in an effort to get more results. But performance...
Perform like Lebron, make more money, and prevent Alzheimer’s—all by doing this
by Parker Houston | Feb 27, 2020 | Optimal Performance Series
“When I wake up, I am reborn.” –Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi said this about 100 years before the brain research could validate his claim but the science is clear—good sleep habits...
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