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How To Recover From A Drop In Performance

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We all go through drops in performance. It happens


Whether it comes from taking too much time away—vacation, illness, injury or lack of interest—or NOT taking time away, we can experience a drop in our mental and physical performance which can lead to a frustrating drop in results


Sustained intense effort causes fatigue and lack of focus. The desire to “suck it up” and stay in the fight leads to mistakes, injuries…or worse. And there can be cultural pressure to perform, which in turn leads to deeper issues that impact confidence, desire and overall execution.

On flip side, a drop in performance after a layoff can be equally frustrating and just as debilitating. It can be hard to find the drive and motivation, especially after losing the “edge” high-performers crave.

So what can we do to combat this? 
How do we recover from a drop in performance? 
And how can we prevent it from happening agin?

Join me on this episode of The High-Altitude Mentorship Show™ podcast for a discussion on how to recover from a drop in performance in business, sports, and life.

In this episode, we explore:

– Why feelings are false and how to ignore the ones that inhibit performance

– How to recover from a stall and get back on altitude

- A 5-step execution plan for breaking inertia and getting into to big action

– The unorthodox approach a college football team takes to keep their athletes sharp

– Why worry and anxiety diminish results, and how to deal with both

– and more…

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.


The Importance Of An Abundance Mindset In Leadership

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One of the most significant (if not misunderstood) mindsets a leader can implement is a mindset of abundance. Abundance…interesting concept but what does it truly mean?

While many “Thought leaders”, gurus, “coaches” profess the message of abundance, few live by it. And while the notion is inspiring, it means far more than having an overflowing back account or more than enough resources to spare.

Abundance is a way of being. And a way of leading.

Join me for a conversation inspired by a John C Maxwell article on the role of abundance in leadership.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How committing to your personal growth creates more abundance
  • Why enabling others through frivolous “giving” does more harm than empowering them with skills
  • Who you should remember—and reward—when you succeed in your missions
  • Why knowing your team and what they need is a game-changing leadership trait
  • What building sand castles on the beach can teach you about abundance
  • and more…

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.

Breaking Dread: How To Take On A Daunting Task

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Let’s face it: we all have things in life we’d rather avoid. Call it putting off the pain, delaying the dread or just flat-out procrastination, there comes a time in everyone’s life when we have to saddle up and get the job done.

And it’s especially true for High-Performers.

Whether it’s that tough workout at the crack of dawn, the big proposal to the ideal client or filing taxes, we can either choose to stagnate and stall out or face the music and dance.

But how do we attack those things we dread?
And how can we mange the daunting tasks better, get them done more efficiently and with better results?

Join me for a deep dive on how to attack your most dreaded missions with confidence and intensity in a way that leaves you with more time (and energy) to enjoy the best parts of your day.

In this episode, we deep dive into:

  • The power of the “big picture” and how stepping back to see it might just save your bacon
  • Why snap judgements and preconceived notions can sabotage your progress
  • How smashing things to pieces might just accelerate your results
  • What happens when you try to focus on too much at once (and ONE thing you should obsess over instead)
  • and more…

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.

Confidence Vs Humility…And Why You Need Both

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It may seem like a weird combination—like bacon-infused ice cream, or Mariachi heavy metal music (more awesome than you might think)—but perhaps the greatest one-two punch in high-performance leadership is the combination of confidence and humility.

And they work together even better than you might imagine.

On the surface, it may sound strange, and perhaps that is because of the age-old misconceptions about the two virtues.

On one hand, confidence is often misinterpreted as ego or arrogance, but nothing could be further from the truth. And on the other, being humble is sometimes confused for being meek or subservient. Again…light years from accurate.

So how do these two traits work together? And how can they be used to elevate your leadership and performance in business and life?

Listen to this episode of The High-Altitude Mentorship Show™ for a deep-dive on the symbiotic relationship of confidence and humility, where we explore:

  • The difference between true confidence and arrogance (and how ego is a mask of insecurity)
  • Why authentic humility is a sign of confidence (and why too much humility is a success-killer)
  • How collaboration and teamwork depend on a healthy balance of confidence and humility
  • The “catch-and-release” method for receiving criticism and blunt feedback
  • What confident, humble leaders focus on (instead of themselves)
  • The limitation of passion (and a more effective trait all leaders should lean on instead)
  • and more…

Listen to the episode above.

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.


The Importance of Pain, Discomfort And Doing What You Dread

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What a world we live in…
Easy convenience at the push of a button.
Limitless options, customizable comfort, on-demand luxury.
Almost instant fulfillment of our every desire (it even includes free shipping).

And it is slowly killing us.

We live in a world of convenience and ease; a world that is making us miserable and soft. As humans we need adventure, we crave a little danger, and we hunger for a challenge to push ourselves in order to actualize our greatness.

And that all sounds great until the rubber meets the road, and we are stripped of our comfort and forced to confront our pain, our fear and our inner doubts.

But what if instead of numbing our pain, we embraced it?
What if instead of running from discomfort, we hunted it down?
And what if instead of avoiding the things we dread, we boldly stepped to them, going face-to-face with them…unflinching and ready to execute?

Join me for a no-holds-barred discussion on the importance of pain and discomfort and how seeking it out can make us stronger, wiser and better-equipped for the challenges that bring out the best in us.

In this episode we explore:

  • The role of pain in creating extraordinary results
  • How enduring challenging times can spark creativity and innovation
  • Why pain provides clarity and focus and shows our blind spots and areas that need improvement
  • What we can learn from extreme discomfort that is otherwise masked by ease and contentment
  • and more…

Plus, we discuss 6 ways to use pain to elevate your performance and improve your results.

Listen here.

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.

What If “Going Big” Isn’t For You?

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Let’s face it, there is tons of hype around the notion of “going big” toward goals, or “playing bigger” in life. And don’t forget the ever-present “hustle” drivel that seems to be the hot topic of achievement and better performance.

And all of that is great. Except, if it doesn’t work for you.

There’s a new(er) movement—the anti-hustle movement—that opines that the whole “Go Big Or Go Home” philosophy is somehow wrong, or at the very least, near-sighted. What if they have a point? And what if this whole push to challenge yourself and maximize your own potential isn’t right for everyone?

In this episode of The High-Altitude Mentorship Show™ we examine how to find what fits for you. Specifically, we go deep on:

  • The importance of clarity of your values in determining your course in life
  • Why your definition of success may dictate your results (or lack thereof)
  • How thinking through the process of achieving your goals can tell you a lot about yourself
  • How you innate talents and skills impact your work and the results you get
  • The power (and importance) of considering what might happen if your plans don’t work out
  • and more…

Listen now.

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.


Breaking Bad: How To Take control Over Your Habits

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It goes without saying that results are the byproduct of action. And consistent action—otherwise know as habits—can either drive higher performance…or diminish results.

Habits serve as a force multiplier and have compounding effect depending on the nature of the behavior. The question is, what kind of habits are driving your performance?

Join me for a conversation on the science of how habits are formed, and how to break the bad ones.


In this episode, we explore:

  • How decisions drive habits, and how to ensure you are making the kind that bring the results you want
  • Why chasing symptoms only brings temporary relief; getting to the root cause brings lasting change
  • Why slow and steady not only wins the race, but helps you get a handle on even the worst habits
  • Why the meaning we assign to habits drives the degree of effort it takes to overcome them
  • The difference between “don’t” and “can’t” and how they each impact your success or failure with breaking bad habits
  • and more…

Listen above.

And be sure to download JT’s award-winning book, Flight Plan To Success™ at http://www.FlyWithJT.com while it’s still available

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.


The 4 Most Important Things To Focus On In The New Year

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Pink sand pouring through hourglass

By now, it should go without saying that Leaders, Champions and High-Performers of all types do NOT set New Years resolutions. Why would they?

They are committed to excellence, not folly.
They are focused on winning, not just participating.
They are serious about growth and improvement, not futility.
And they rely on strategy and technique, not happenstance.

So it goes without saying that in order to really catapult your game to the next altitude, it requires much more than fanciful dreams and wishy-washy tactics.

Listen to today’s episode on The High-Altitude Mentorship Show™ for an end-of-the-year conversation on the 4 areas to focus on to make the 2017 your best year yet.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The difference between declaring commitment and being committed
  • How certainty leads to better performance (and how to be more certain about your goals)
  • The “secret” weapon of high-achievers, and how you can implement it daily
  • The power of collaboration, how it works and why it might be the theme for 2017
  • and more…

Listen now.

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.


The End of Guilt And Shame

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Life’s too short to live in misery. And no matter what your station in life is, we all experience our fair share of challenges and frustrations.

It’s our responsibility to live life full out and to bring the best of what we have every day. But there is perhaps one behavior that nearly every person feels at one point and it does absolutely nothing to move us forward.

That’s the emotion of guilt and shame.

Join me on The High-Altitude Mentorship Show™ for a challenging conversation on not just the damage that guilt and shame can do, but how to get away from it and live free of it.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How owning our mistakes is the path to emotional freedom
  • The power of forgiveness and why it’s a two way street
  • Why you should stop obsessing over what other people think
  • The power of recognizing your own value and how it crushes shame and guilt
  • The highest form of love and how it creates a no-fly zone to fear
  • What the grinch can teach us about the perils playing the blame and shame game
  • And more…

Listen in now.

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.



Why (And How) To Step The F*ck Up

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The times, as the old saying goes, they are a changin’. Some say for the better, and others…not so much.

Suffice it to say, these are interesting times.

Never has there been a more critical time for Leaders—people of strong character, clear vision and stainless still resolve—to step the hell up and LEAD.

The time for pithy platitudes and fuzzy motivational messages is over. It’s time for real talk.

Listen to this episode of The High-Altitude Mentorship Show™ for a heart-to-heart conversation about the power of stepping up while most people step back, and the necessity of Leaders to show the fearful the way.

In this episode, we discuss:
– 6 ways to rise to the challenge of Leadership in turbulent times
– Why cynicism and negativity are nothing short of cowardice (and how to convert it to forward progress)
– How to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on mediocrity
– The truth about the distractions that keep pulling you off your mission (HINT: the answer is looking back at you from the mirror)
– What your fingers can show you about taking ownership
– How to set higher standards without selling your soul
– and more…

Listen now.

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.