Jason pleads with you to step back this Summer and find ways to recharge. We have an unhealthy association with “Rest” and are missing the role it plays in elite performance.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 4 episode 24 of the podcast, Rest: The Power of Recharging. Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. This podcast is about the power of rest and why you need a recharge. We deep dive into today’s topic.
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3:05 – We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send to email@example.com
5:10 – Jason pleas for the audience to take time off this summer. You might not be someone who thinks you need to be told to take time off but this is for everyone. What is the intentionality for this time off? It is June right now and the spirit of this is many people are now thinking how do I take time off for the summer? Jason encourages you to take time off to step back and to recharge. Learn how to optimize your time off and how to seek out time to allow space for you to step back and allow your mind to truly recharge.
rest + clarity + action = better performance.
6:50 – The constant movement and grind force our brains to work that way. The best creative thoughts come when we break those phonetic movements and let the thoughts in the back of our minds space to jump and be joyous and play. FOMO makes us enter these patterns and buy in this myth that the faster we run, the farther we get. The truth is that rest + clarity + action = better performance.
10:24 – Jason encourages you to take time off and allow your mind to wander and help some of those thoughts in the background to solidify. Did you know, that Americans last year, left a record 768 million days of vacation left on the table! This was even before the pandemic. That’s $66 billion in lost benefits.
12:48 – Jason goes over the research that does not backup the idea that working harder and faster is better and yet we live as if it does. Jason shares the study from Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers about 10K hours of deliberate practice is required to become a master. That is where most people stopped but there is a whole other part of the research that people don’t talk about. Rest is the other side of the equation to absorb the information truly and become a master. It’s actually 10K hours of practice plus 12.5K hours of deliberate rest and 30K hours of sleep! The recharge time is essential. This came from the book Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang who dives deeper into how important rest is in elite performance.
20:20 – We need to think about how can we incorporate deliberate rest into our daily practice? Think about your own biorhythm or the rhythms and process in our physical bodies. Jason goes deep into the ideas of minds, spirits, and bodies as forms of energy.
Questions to Ponder
- When will you intentionally deliberately and strategically rest in the coming months?
- When and how will you give your mind and heart space to wander and rejuvenate?
- Find time and space to laugh, to love, and find time to deliberately rest, when will you take action to make that happen?
Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.
ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.