How to Set Yourself Up for A Great 2021
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In today’s episode, Tom and Phil are talking about finally leaving 2020 behind and getting started on a new year. Phil, who is a high performance coach, talks about a study of the habits of high performers. He covers everything from morning routines and energy, to productivity. He also talks about how fear may be holding you back, and ways that you can change that going into the new year.


0:48 Oil pricing and fluctuation at the start of 2020

1:54 The good that came from the bad in 2020

3:20 Phil talks about what he does as a high performance coach

4:52 An exercise to help you show up with more intention

6:37 Generating the physical and mental energy that you need

12:11 How to increase your energy

15:08 A common habit that may be draining your time bank 

18:48 Tom and Phil talk about people that were very influential in their lives

25:58 The 3 things that we fear most and how to overcome those fears


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You hear the word life coach and performance coach, And you're like, what the heck is that? You think of a football coach. What are they doing coaching these athletes that make millions of dollars that are much more talented than they are? Well, they teach them and then they challenge them and help each player to take their game to the next level. And that's the same thing a high performance coach does. We teach them principles and we challenge people to get to the next level of performance-Phil Sherwood

First and foremost, you've got to get clear on who you are, and how you want to show up in all areas of your life. You know, most of the time we don't even contemplate this. Most of the time we live in reaction mode instead of living intentionally. -Phil Sherwood

What habits do you currently have that are supporting your energy? Do you have any morning routines that include meditation and exercise? What habits do you have nutrition wise that support your energy?

I felt like I was living my life by default, rather than by design. Because I wasn't clear on what I wanted my days to look like, and what I wanted to accomplish. So rather than living life on my agenda, I was letting everybody else set the agenda for me. And when you do that, you feel like you don't get anything accomplished. -Phil Sherwood

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