Be a corporate athlete

Lessons from sport to succeed in business

As a driven, high achiever you have too many things to do and never enough time to do it all.

You want more time to get things done at work, more time with family and friends, more time for you. We cram our to do list with more things to do and being busy becomes the norm.

The cost of being busy

You get stuck in a vicious cycle where the more you try to do, the less you achieve and the worse you feel.

The problem with being too busy is that some, or all areas of your life begin to suffer. You can start to feel as though your work or business is running you. You make commitments and promises to yourself and others that you can’t keep due to lack of time leaving you feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

For some of us this can result in burnout. There is a way out where you can achieve more and better work-life balance with effective time management strategies and lessons from the sporting world.

Lessons from the sporting world

Professional sports people train hard and recover harder, they know the benefits of training are only realised after periods of rest.

Athletes strive for peak performance without being sidelined with an injury. Achieving this requires consistency and balance with a focus on recovery.

Periods of high performance and recovery, scheduling in rest days and off seasons. Top athletes have a broad, holistic focus on all aspects of their lives covering mindset, movement and nutrition. Only developing the skill and strengths they need for their sporting discipline just doesn’t work.

Elite athletes don’t DIY. They have a coach and a team of experts to help them achieve balance. As a corporate athlete, you need a business coach.

How coaching delivers success in the business world.

Effective coaching helps you bridge the gap between intent and actions by providing the tools and the motivation to line up what you say with what you do.

Trying to be your best, at work, home or during recreation can be stressful. Stress isn’t the enemy, but too much without recovery leads to issues. Good executive coaching supports you to balance stress and recovery, so you maximise peak performance without becoming burned out.

Just as accountability is a key component in any successful business, business coaching helps provide accountability to help you be at the top of your game as a corporate athlete.

To achieve this we use

4 key philosophies of coaching:

Balance

Everything is about balance. Performance and recovery. Work and home life. Mindset, movement and nutrition.

Small steps

The impossible becomes the possible when it is broken into small steps. Focus on small sustainable steps to create large lasting results.

Progress not perfection

Perfection doesn’t exist. Everything is on a continuum – all that matters is where you are today and progressing from there.

Behaviour not outcomes

You can’t always control the outcome but you can control your behaviour. Focus on your behaviour for performance.