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Intentional, Sustainable Growth: Ingredients for Cultivating and Practicing (Part 1)

Change is an inevitable function of time. Whereas, GROWTH requires intentional, deliberate behavior. Growth over the long term (intentional, sustainable growth) requires even more of the proper stacking of these five ingredients: 

  • Autonomy: Freedom to be who you are
  • Purpose: Utilizing your autonomy in service of your WHY
  • Context: Acknowledgement of needing to adjust your behaviors given environmental specificity 
  • Mindset: Attitudinal willingness to adapt
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt given what best fits the specifics of context. 

(In part 2, I’ll dive deeper into the concept of autonomy)

Exploring Brain Waves

There are five main types of brain waves. From slowest to fastest:     –Delta (exhibited mainly during sleep)    –Theta (exhibited when drowsy)     –Alpha (exhibited when doing a little amount of thinking and relaxed)    –Beta (exhibited when thinking, alert, or concentrating)    –Gamma (exhibited when different regions of the brain fire in harmony like moments of insight… EUREKA!)

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Nutrition Principals

It’s easy to get lost in the weeds about this diet or that diet, macro nutrient, and/or calorie counting. Hence, I always appreciate big picture guidance that underscores principles, as opposed to methods. Here is a version of nutrition principles that is included as a part of Performance Psychologist Michael Gervais’ and Seattle Seahawks Coach

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Intentional Sustainable Growth: Autonomy (Part 2)

This blog is part 2 of a larger post on the ingredients for cultivating and practicing intentional, sustainable growth:  Autonomy: Freedom to be who you are Purpose: Utilizing your autonomy in service of your WHY Context: Acknowledgement of needing to adjust your behaviors given environmental specificity  Mindset: Attitudinal willingness to adapt Adaptability: Ability to adapt

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