Thursday, February 22, 2018
Daily Thought 2018
Group Flow – Social Triggers
Social trigger are conditions that promote collaborative environments that produce group flow and team unity. Group flow is a social unifier and social leveler, creating what’s called “communitas”- the deep solidarity and togetherness that results from shared transcendent experiences. Those who pack their lives with these social triggers and engage in these high performance teams leverage powerful neurobiology to build tighter communities and use these communities to increase innovation and new ways of thinking about problem solving, and share this with the greater community. The lone wolf maverick is a myth, high performance requires us to be in this together.
- Serious Concentration – focused effort
- Shared Clear Goals – detailed goals with no ambiguity and high integrity
- Good Communication – lots of immediate authentic feedback
- Equal Participation – total commitment and buy in
- An Element of Risk – potential to fail is high, emotional, social, and physically
- Familiarity – common language and communication based on unspoken understandings
- Blending Egos – a collective version of humility that has everyone thoroughly involved
- A Sense of control – combines autonomy and competence
- Close Listening – fully engaged in the moment on the goal with no distractions
- Always Say Yes – interactions that are beneficial to the team, momentum, togetherness, and innovation occur
Group Genius: “It can be hard to find this kind of experience in large corporations, which tend to reward closing up communication, narrowing the channels, and minimizing risk. That’s why people who seek flow join startups or work for themselves.” Keith Sawyer
Read more…Better Together
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Maximum Heart Rate
This is a measure of your high end power during training and to be sure you are training at a safe and effective intensity level. Your predicted HR is determined by age and then refined over time by observing Max HR during training. Max HR is determined to a great extent by genetics, but can be enhanced with interval training. In most cases your Max HR stays the same but the anaerobic Threshold goes up closer to Max HR. Any increases in Max HR can be observed after training and indicate a very high cardiac output (ability to supply the muscle with blood over and extended time).
Beachbody Nutrition Tip: Nutrients and Metabolism
Among the most important things that nutrients do inside your body is enable metabolism to work. They make the process of burning carbs and fat happen. They are key components in hundreds of reactions within the metabolic systems. For example, think of the role of whole grains in aerobic metabolism, the burning of carbs or fat with oxygen, our most used metabolic path. Aerobic metabolism relies heavily on nutrients in whole grains to work. Whole grains are chock-full of B vitamins—thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin—all of which are essential micro-components of enzymes in your metabolic pathways. No details on this one, but trust me: If you are low on whole grains, you will almost certainly be low on most B vitamins. And if you are low on B vitamins, your metabolism will slow down and you will slow down.
“Discipline is the greatest thing in the world. Where there is no discipline, there is not character. And without character, there is no progress. Adversity gives us opportunity to grow. And we usually get what we work for. If we have problems and overcome them, we grow tall in character, and the qualities that bring success.” J. Willard Marriot, Sr.