Titan Summit Takeaways from Zurich
I hope you have had an enjoyable week. As you know, I have been in Zurich, Switzerland at a leadership, high performance and personal growth conference. It was called the Titan Summit, led by Robin Sharma, and had speakers such as Jim Donald, the former CEO of Starbucks and Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. The participants were from over 20 countries and it was fantastic to re-connect with a number of people from abroad of whom I had met in the previous years.
Zurich is very clean, safe and beautiful, right along the shores of Lake Geneva. I have a very memorable and warm impression of the city.
A few of the main themes of the week were the importance of knowing yourself, the essential role of health and fitness and taking high personal accountability for our lives.
While there, I reflected upon how truly grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with you in our coaching sessions and see you continue to grow this year. You have shared your strength, effort, honesty, commitment, vulnerability and heart. It has been a deep privilege to be your teammate as you embrace your path of self-awareness and empowerment. Thank you very much for allowing me to be part of your process and of service...I am looking forward to more meaningful and positive times together in 2017.
To provide you with a few more tools as we draw closer to year end, here are some of the main concepts, ideas and thoughts that were presented during the conference.
- Grit is one of the highest determining factors of a person's success (either personally or professionally). Essentially, how much fortitude and resilience do we have to stay true to what matters most?
- Emotional contagion: we sub-consciously pick up on the emotions and attitudes of those around us. Thus, it is imperative to surround ourselves with those who choose optimism and hope over despair and negativity
- Instinct is 100 times more powerful than intellect
- Strength training with weights and cardiovascular intervals are two of the very best ways to minimize the aging process and amplify the durability of the mind, body and spirit
- We have control over two things: our interpretations of what occurs; and our responses to what occurs.
- The Trinity of High Performance: mental focus; physical energy; and will power. These elements are most available to us in the early morning
- One of the greatest crimes of humanity is self-betrayal...not being ourselves, deviating from our values and living a life that one thinks they should be living (based on the views of others)
- Sleep is so very important. An anti-aging human growth hormone is released when we sleep. We require 7-8 hours of sound sleep. Our mind learns in the first 4 hours of sleep...and then our creativity and problem solving capacity expands in the 2nd half
- The health of our brain and body requires the intake of healthy fats. Examples are olive oil, cold water fish, flax seeds, chia seeds, avocado
- Being in nature is significantly beneficial to our health. "Forest medicine" comes from breathing in the molecules from trees (phytoncides) which help amplify our immune system. Thus, it is important to spend time in the beautiful outdoors
- Victims give away their human power to external conditions; Champions create empowerment by honouring their internal empire through gratitude and mindset
- In the absence of clarity, take action. Not everything is going to be figured out before you start...but the universe rewards action, not thinking
As we all close in on the holidays and new year, let's stay committed to a high level of awareness, calm response and a solution-based mindset. Fill our mind and heart with great thoughts...and honour our foundation of gratitude.
Thank you again. I look forward to connecting with you very soon.
With Love and Strength,