Goodreads | Review of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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Perhaps one of the most relevant books of the last decade. In an age of information overload, connected devices and unprecedented technological change, there gives rise to whole new series of potential habits. This book provides sound evidence to the personal, economic and social implications that these new habits bring.

This book also provides scientific evidence to what I call, “Personal Gravity“; Developing habits of mental excellence leads to new habits of physical excellence, which leads to habits of skills excellence, which leads to habits of excellence at the team and organizational level. That’s the core of the ENMEI Formula.

Source: Goodreads | Bryan Nann (Phoenix, AZ)’s review of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

 

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Our Internal Sleep Clocks Are Out of Sync – WSJ

Excellence of any kind requires energy and lots of it. Maintaining peak energy levels however can be a difficult proposition in today’s fast paced environment. There are several components that work in symbiosis and many people ignore, deny or simply write off this relationship as a luxury that they cannot afford in their fast paced schedule.

The irony of this can related in the analogy of “sharpen the saw”, made popular by the late Dr. Stephen Covey;

“A woodsman walks upon another woodsman that has been sawing for hours on the same tree, making little progress. The observer asks, ‘how long have you  been sawing?’. The man exhausted from sawing replies, ‘hours and I don’t seem to be getting anywhere’. The observer again asks, ‘why don’t you stop for a moment and sharpen your saw?’ The toiling woodsman replies, ‘too busy sawing to stop’.

 

Science and medical research of the last few decades, however, continue to provide significant evidence that this symbiosis is valid and that sustained physical vitality, longevity and energy are a balance of;

  • Balanced Diet
  • Regular Exercise
  • Proper Rest
  • Stress Management
  • Social Connection

Below is a recent Wall Street Journal article and how the internal clock and proper rest plays a role in well being.

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Our Internal Sleep Clocks Are Out of Sync – WSJ.

11 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100 – MSN Health – Healthy Living

Another article on healthy living and longevity, this time from MSN Health. Is it pop psychology or just common sense that eating well, proper rest & exercise, minimizing stress and social connection lead to longer, healthier lives? Is it a bunch of Zen poetry that learning to integrate these into your daily life is a part of self-mastery? Could feeling better both physically and mentally result in a more productive professional life? What kind of crazy talk is this?

11 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100 – MSN Health – Healthy Living.