ENERGY: Give or Take?
This post came from a conversation with Andrew Lawson regarding player performance.
Lawsy is the high performance cricket coach working with the MCCU academy I train at Leeds met. These boys are talented, many of them contracted to counties around the country.
Laws is a great coach and superb disciplinarian and was talking to me about some advice he’d given to a young player ant how he can get better.
Very simple. Spend time with the players who will make you better. Practice with those players. Socialise with those players.
Get to know their mindset.
Their successfull characteristics.
Nothing about coaching specifics.
No cricket mentioned.
This is so vital when were talking about high performance.
You can see some more of my thoughts on high performance behaviour = high performance.
There’s lots of info out there about surrounding yourself with good people, better people than you.
I like the terms energy givers and energy sappers.
Personally I hope people think of me as the former. But this isn’t about me, it’s about you!
Energy givers are those people that conversing with them you feel ready to go, ready to move forwards. These are good conversations, the ones that leave you feeling like you’re ready to go. Spend time with these people, they will energise and inspire you.
Energy sappers are those that, well, do the opposite the the people above! Don’t waste your time on them!
You are the average of the 5 people you spend most time with.
Not my words, but certainly there is some truth in this.
If you spend time with successful people you’ll be more successful, their traits will rub off on you. The opposite is true as well.
The trick is making the change. Especially tough if you class your current 5 as mostly taking energy.
My advice, just do it, and don’t get dragged back in. You’ll thank yourself in the long run.
don’t waste your time on people who don’t offer anything.
Lead and inspire people,
Be an energy giver.
To your success,