Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy with Purdeep Sangha
Did you get into business to have more control over your life? Not working out the way you dreamed? You are not alone. A lot of entrepreneurs let their business commitments overtake their personal lives. The reality is we need both. We need to have a good balance between our business and personal life. It can be done. Purdeep has helped many overcome this hurdle to happiness
Purdeep Sangha is the world’s leader in complete executive consulting. He is widely known as “The Strategist For Businessmen” and teaches men how to become THE COMPLETE MAN. His personal mission is to help men grow their businesses massively, increase their personal fulfillment in life and improve their relationships with their wife and kids. He is the founder behind the movement of men becoming mindful alpha males. Men who experience complete victory and have it all! As an award-winning author, entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, business coach, husband and father, Purdeep knows exactly how tough it can be to balance a successful business with a happy family. After studying and working with some of the most successful men around the globe, Purdeep shows men the neuroscience behind becoming limitless.
Prior to starting his own business, Purdeep was a successful executive at multi-billion dollar organization before he walked into work one day and quit, cold turkey. Purdeep is popular for his expertise in business growth, male leadership the modern world and the neuroscience behind human potential.
His inspiration for The Complete Man was his father, who ironically passed away shortly before seeing Purdeep’s vision come true. His father was an entrepreneur who had immigrated here from India with $11 in his pocket. He worked a minimum wage labor job for many years before starting his own business. Purdeep learned many lessons from his father. Positive attributes such as: values, being strong as a man, masculinity, and never giving up. But he also learned the challenges that came along with being a struggling entrepreneur: the feelings of guilt, not being good enough, and addictions. Seeing his father struggle and having struggled himself, Purdeep’s motivation is to ensure that other male entrepreneurs have the knowledge, tools and skills to create a more profitable business and fulfilling life for them and their family.
Now, Purdeep dedicates his time to helping other men and spending time with his family.
He also loves to podcast, workout, learn new things, and spend time in nature with animals.
- Executive MBA In Innovation Leadership
- Innovation Executive
- Lean Blackbelt (Operations)
- Business Operations Excellence
- Executive Education
- Financial Management
- Strategic Intervention Coaching
- Neuroscience of Change
The Male Entrepreneur Podcast: http://malepodcast.com/
Facebook Personal: https://www.facebook.com/purdeep.sangha
Facebook Business Page: https://facebook.com/thepurdeepsangha
Podcast Freebies For Listeners: https://purdeepsangha.com/freebies/
Full Transcript Below
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (00:03):
Hello, and welcome to another episode of the business of business podcast. This is Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy. Uh, we are a podcast that we bring a wide variety of guests that talk about a, a whole diverse set of topics. Mainly, uh, you know, focusing on our solo preneurs entrepreneurs, small businesses.
And so today, uh, we are fortunate enough to have Purdeep Sangha. Purdeep is an internationally acclaimed personal advisor and coach to high performing executives and entrepreneurs. He teaches men how to become the complete man. A man who achieves ultimate performance, fulfillment, and victory in every area of his life. He shows men how to live at their highest potential. And to be the best possible business leader, husband, father, and man.
They can be, uh, he has a very unique approach that it’s, uh. How to balance life between business and personal goals as a family man. He is one of a few select groups of people that have experience in business neuroscience, high performance, psychology, masculinity, and men in relationships, uh, along with spirituality for deep. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to join us.
Hey bro. Hey, I appreciate you having me. Thank you so much.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (01:25):
You bet. And I’m going to be, uh, you know, we talked a little in the pre-show. I’ll be the first to throw myself under the bus here and say that, uh, you know. I have a tendency to maybe work a little bit more. And not be able to do, uh, that good balance. Uh, you know, my kids are older, that changes a little bit.
But still, you know, I’ve got a, uh, I’ve got a partner and family. So, you know, spending more quality time being able to detach because you know. The other part, I think about the, uh, the integration of business and personal life is. Sometimes even though you may not be at your desk, uh, doing actual work. You’re still thinking about it and you’re not present in the moment when you’re with your loved ones or doing other things. So anyway, we, we can just, uh, I’ll throw that out there and I’ll be the Guinea pig. And so we can kinda start unpacking that just a little bit.
Awesome. Yeah. You know, Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy, we’ve all been there. I faced that myself as well. But w what you’re talking about is very common, especially for guys, you know. A lot of this stuff applies to women as well, but for guys. Especially if you’re a go-getter, you like to accomplish things, it’s, it’s part of us.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (02:31):
Yeah. Yeah, definitely. Is it, uh, you know, we, and I think I said too, you know. I’m very fortunate that I enjoy what I do. So that makes it, I guess, a little bit harder. Maybe if I hated what I did, it’d be like, I’m glad this is over with, and I can get up and go. But, you know, it’s like, um, I’m always thinking about, you know, marketing and different avenues, how to tweak this, how to tweak that, you know, riding stuff. Uh, I mean, it just, it’s constant.
Yeah. I guess I, I guess you could say you’re one of the fortunate ones who actually enjoys what you do exactly. Cause there’s a lot of guys, there’s a lot of guys out there that are spending too much time I’m in their continent. A different trap. Yeah.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (03:20):
Right, right. Yeah. And I guess that makes it harder even when you do get to detach and go be with your loved ones, that if. If you’re kind of hating what you’re doing, you may have that bad attitude that you kind of carry with you there.
Yeah, exactly. That, that, or you’re that much more thankful for having them around. Right. Because
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (03:40):
Right. So, uh, you know, because our show kind of, uh. You know, we reach out to a lot of entrepreneurs, solo preneur, so, you know. What are some tips that, especially for those just getting started, you know. How can we put up some boundaries or some guidelines that we know, um, you know, maybe we’re overdoing it and it’s time to, uh, do things a little bit different.
Yeah. That’s a really good question. I would say from my experience is that a lot of us. When we get into business and entrepreneurship, we ended up going into the business first and then start thinking about the lifestyle and all those other things. Right. So we basically are our life backwards for, for a lot of people. And I always, I always get people to think about what kind of emotions they want to live by on a day-to-day basis.
So some people like to have excitement, like to have their day full of excitement, full of challenges. Um, you know, they’re the firefighters. They like to go out there and, and, and, and have that adrenaline rush, right? There’s other people that just like to have more peaceful days, they want to have a content life. They want to have a peaceful life. They want to be able to chill more. And they want to have, you can say more of a balanced type of emotional state.
It’s really neat to feel, first of all, us, or sustaining. Your probably wondering what does emotions have to do with. Oh, it had everything to do with your business. It has everything to do with the quality of your life. Because your quality of your life is dependent on the emotions that you feel. And the quality of your business is also dependent on your performance. Which a lot of your performance is based on your emotions.
So if you start with emotions first. You can actually build your life backwards. And say, okay, what kind of emotions do I want to feel on a regular basis? And I’ll give you an example. There was this one young gentleman that I was working with. And when he first started, when he first came to me. He said he wanted to make a hundred million dollars a year. He was doing pretty good.
Uh, but his goal was to hit a hundred million. I said, well, that’s a pretty big aspiration compared to where you are right now. So tell me, you know, what kind of lifestyle do you want? What kind of emotions do you want to feel on a regular basis? And one of his top emotions was peace and content. And I basically said to him, I said, you know what? I coach executives that are entrepreneurs that are making hundred million dollars here.
Do you know that peace and content is not one of the emotions that they feel on a regular basis? Because when you have a business that big, there’s going to be a lot of problems, there’s going to be a lot of challenges. And so, you know, when he got that into his mind, he said, okay, that makes sense. He pulled back his revenue figures and realized that he didn’t need a hundred million dollar business to feel that. So you work for you start from emotions that you take a look at your lifestyle, or, and then you say, okay, what kind of lifestyle will support those emotions?
And then you take a look at your business and you say, what kind of business will support that lifestyle now, whereas most entrepreneurs just get into the business aspect that they consider the lifestyle a little bit, but they don’t, they’re not building their business around their lifestyle. They build a lifestyle around their business. Right?
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (06:44):
I think that’s important to distinguish because, um, you know, a lot of there’s a lot of reasons people get into business. Sometimes they fall into it sometimes it’s because they want more control over their schedule in their life, or they want to make more money. And, you know, to me more money is nice, but it should translate into a better life or a different lifestyle is kind of where I go with that. But, uh, unfortunately I think that we can, instead of the, you know, the dog wagging the tail, unfortunately we get into it and then the tail starts wagging the dog. You know, we let the business, uh, dictate what we do instead of, uh, the other way around.
And I think, you know, there’s a lot of things for that delegation, uh, you know, some of us that start out small solo preneurs, that delegation factor is really difficult to find somebody you can trust enough to do things the way that you want them. And then I think maybe, uh, there could be a twinge of perfectionism in there too, that we have to learn that, you know, there is a, um, uh, quality range that doesn’t have to be off the charts for everything.
Yeah. I think if more, you know about yourself and what you enjoy doing and what you don’t enjoy doing, the more successful your business will be. There’s people that I work with that do not like to sell and they’re solar preneurs, and they don’t like to sell all they like to service their clients or their customers, but they’re stuck in their business because they’re continuing to service themselves and they’re their own bottleneck. Right. And so even at building a team for them is difficult because they don’t have those leadership or managerial skills.
So you have to say, okay, and be realistic and say, okay, what, what kind of, what are my skills? What am I good at, what am I not so good at? What do I enjoy doing, what do I not enjoy doing? And what am I willing to change about myself, right? Because you may not be willing to sell today or be comfortable selling today, but will you be comfortable selling tomorrow? Will you be comfortable leading and managing a team a year from now? Those are all things that to take into consideration. Yeah. Uh, this
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (08:56):
Is like kind of off topic and I’m not going to spend a lot of time on it, but it’s worth mentioning that, you know, I do a lot of work with, uh, looking at employee retention and of course, uh, you know, we talk about hiring or I talk about, you know, the front end, the hiring onboarding and all that stuff on the front end is very important. So I think that translates some into this, that, um, as that solo preneur, we make a quick hire, or we don’t really put a lot of time and thought into that hire, we make a bad hire.
They come in and then it sours us on, uh, hiring people, you know, and then, then it’s like, okay, well, I’ve tried that it didn’t work. And so I think that gets back to the planning that, you know, if, if things start growing out from under you, are you have, um, uh, things like you said, maybe if you don’t like to sell, if you’re going to hire a sales person, do your due diligence and really set out a plan for yourself on how don’t just, uh, you know, flinging an ad up on indeed and take the first person that answers it because you know, it, it will, it will very much turn you off on that process for sure.
And I think one of the, one of the fastest ways for people to grow their businesses realize that when you have the right people on your team, you will go faster. Yeah, this is, this is something that, uh, you know, I’ve, I’ve used for decades from a business perspective, then it takes them getting to use to, for people that aren’t, um, comfortable with giving things up or relying on other people. But I always say, take a look at the hoop versus the what, because for me, um, and sometimes we fall into this trap of solo preneurs.
We take on something that we don’t necessarily, or we shouldn’t be, we start to learn things and we become experts in areas that don’t make us money, or don’t make us as much money, and we’re better off to give to someone else. And for, for example, even myself, I’m constantly looking at strategic partners to say, and I personally, the way I’ve structured my businesses is that I keep a core amount of staff on minimal that keeps, it gives us a competitive advantage, right? Everything else is we outsource because I will let the experts do the things that they’re good at.
And I don’t want to build that expertise within my own organization, unless it’s actually going to give me an advantage. And a lot of times it doesn’t, and it saves me a lot of time from a hiring perspective, from a management perspective where I can just outsource and say, Hey, this is what my expectations are, and I’m expecting your organization to get those results. Right?
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (11:30):
Yeah. That’s very important as we, um, you know, those break even, or back office tasks that we can successfully outsource. It’s also, you know, it’s a great option, but you know, back to that team building is, you know, we need to really take into account who we surround ourself with for a lot of reasons, not only, you know, skill, you know, we, we have to look at some skills to hire, but, you know, I want to look at the, uh, quality of the person because you know, you’re going to, if it’s a small business.
Especially you’re going to have to depend on each other and you’re going to have to see this person. Well, you know, maybe in these days we don’t see each other enough, but you’re going to have to have interaction with them. So we definitely want people who have our same ideology and, uh, I guess, personality people that we can mesh with. And then we can teach them the intricacies of the, um, skill, you know, for our particular business that we need them to have
Completely agree. Yeah.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (12:36):
So then, um, you know, once we decide to wa once we decide that we okay, it’s, uh, it’s, um, it’s over with, for today, I’m stepping back, you know, the kids have a baseball game or whatever’s going on, what are some, um, what are some tips that can keep us from drifting? Uh, you know, while we’re sitting there watching, it’s like, we start thinking about the 10 things that we want to do or need to do. Do you have any good tips? Like how we can kind of stay on track to stay in the moment with what we’re doing?
Yeah. Wow. You just opened up Pandora’s box or because that’s, that’s a big one. That’s probably the biggest challenge, uh, entrepreneurial space, right. We don’t have that clear line between work and personal life. And they constantly gets blended when we’re with our families with constantly thinking about work. And when we’re, we’re at work, we’re constantly thinking about, okay, I gotta be a better parent or a better spouse or whatever that is. Yeah.
So here’s something, because I have a neuroscience background, I’ve melted the worlds of business and neuroscience together because business is operated by people and people are creatures of neuroscience. We’re creatures of our bodies. We’re creatures of our mind, especially. And so this is one of the things I struggled with personally, because I am a, I, you know, I was a high performer. I was a high achiever and I was constantly thinking about, okay, I was sitting with my family and I faced this myself.
I’d had two young kids and I’d be in Lala land thinking about it. This is what I can do from my marketing strategy. This is the, all of these great things, right. And I said, I can’t do this anymore. Like, it’s just not fair to my kids. They’re not going to miss these moments. So here’s, here’s the approach that I take and that I approach other men to take it. It works very well. And these are principles from neuroscience.
Okay. The first thing that we need to understand is that our brain is a goal driven Oregon. Um, and it likes to finish tasks because if there’s an unfinished task, our brain will just constantly be thinking about it. It’s like even those moments when someone says, Oh, do you remember that movie? And that so-and-so is actors that name, you know the name, but you can’t recall it.
And you’re just constantly thinking about it and it bugs the crap out of you. Yeah. Well that’s because your brain doesn’t like unanswered questions or unfinished tasks and it keeps thinking about it. So at the, of the day, always check off your last task, always finish it. Now you may not, you might have this big task or big project that you might not be able to finish, create a mini tasks for yourself.
So just create something where you say, I finished it and check it off. And you say, I’m done now mentally gives your brain this cue that says, okay, you’re done. You can move on to the next thing. And the next thing to do is actually incorporate the ritual because rituals are important because they are signs and they tell your blood brain that you’re actually going into a different mode, a different chapter of your day or your, or your life.
So if you created a ritual, I know guys that literally, they will just crumble up a piece of paper and just throw it and be like, I’m done, right. Um, or they’re slam their laptop shut. And they’ll be like, I’m done. That’s telling their brain that they’re done for the day. So creating a ritual is important. The third thing is creating a new identity or transitioning yourself into a new identity.
So having different identities is important in life. So if you think about it as entrepreneurs, we don’t, we don’t approach. Or we don’t behave the same way at work with our employees as we do with our kids, you know, that would be kind of silly. Right? Right. But when we’re with our kids, we have a different identity. And the classic one I use, I like to use as I, you know, Disney dad for my kids.
And I like to have that moment where I laugh and I joke around with them. So I know that when I’m going for work now transitioning from being a boss and entrepreneur, I’m transitioning into Disney dad, I have this new identity and I’m giving my mind a target now to play within a new role. Right. That’s important because now you’re letting go of that old goal of being that entrepreneur and boss.
The reason why that’s important is because if you continue to use the same identity in your personal life, you’re going to get caught in that trap. And you’re not going to be able to get out of that old thinking. Yeah. And then here’s something that’s really important. And this is where a lot of people struggle is you need to have goals outside of work. You need to have goals with your family.
You need to have goals with your marriage and the can be many goals. So for example, one of my goals with my kids is just to make them laugh for five minutes when I’m done work, I just make them laugh. That’s my goal, whatever I can do to make them laugh. And your goal, your brain is a goal driven Oregon. And if your brain doesn’t have a goal outside of work, well guess where it gets pulled back to all the time, the goal that it consistently bowls, which is back to work, your revenue targets or your sales targets.
So whatever that is. Yeah. So if you give it goals for your family, for your kids, for your relationship, then you’re more likely to stay within those goals and be more present. Now there’s, those are the four things that I, that I recommend finish the task, have a ritual, have a new identity for your family and create a goal for those moments, with your family. Now on top of that, you can do other things, have mindfulness practices or meditation that really helped ground you and really calm your brain down. But those are four simple things that you can do on a day to day basis that really structure your day to get you out of that work mode and enjoy your family. Yeah,
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (18:04):
No, those are great tips. And I think the one that, you know, you hit on was that different identity, because so many times we can continue to be the boss. You know, we can continue to be the boss and home. And somebody is a quick to tell you that you’re not my boss or, you know, this isn’t work. So we need to get out of that, get out of that space.
But I think that’s awesome too about, uh, you know, having goals and writing them down for your family and personal time. Um, never thought about that, but that’s, that’s a great idea. Another thing I think is, uh, one thing I do is, you know, you have tools. So if you do have an idea, you know, you can text yourself, uh, sending a quick email. I find that if I get my thought off of my mind where I know I can pick it up later, I am much more, um, calmer than trying to think.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (18:54):
Okay, I got to remember that, you know, for the next hour, until I get to where I need to be. So, you know, be sure and have those tools at your disposal where you can just jot down a note and be done. And then, uh, the other thing is sometimes it’s good to, what I find I can do is just take a deep breath and, um, you know, kind of not full meditation, I don’t guess, but just take a deep breath and remind yourself where you’re at and what you should be focusing on because it’s unfortunate. But you know, sometimes families suffer at the expense of business and it should be the other, I think our business and, you know, if we have a family, that’s where we should want it to do is support that lifestyle that give us more time.
Yeah. And you know, what, you just hit something really important because that, that is the unfortunate reality for a lot of entrepreneurs. A lot of people, men and women get into entrepreneurship because they want to provide their families with a better life. But if you talk to their spouses and you talk to their kids, they will tell you that they want to spend more time with you. They want you to be around more and more present. So it, it, it’s actually in reverse. And we’ve got to break that cycle. The faster you can break that cycle. And B you can say consistent with your own behavior, the faster you’ll be able to actually have a more successful businesses.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (20:08):
Well, yeah, yeah. I think you mentioned it earlier, but you know, sometimes our personal life carries over into our business and business into personal. And so, uh, you know, we don’t take care of that personal life and those relationships. I think that stress that comes from there can hamper our performance or make us, uh, not a very nice person to be around at work. Sometimes.
You know, sometimes we, we don’t say things at home, then we come take it out on employees or customers or other people. And that is not a good, not a good plan for sure. And, you know, we come in through the, uh, you know, coming through the holidays, it’s been, uh, you know, it’s a tough time for a lot of entrepreneurs, but I just think it’s good just to, uh, you know, if you plan ahead set that time aside, if you possibly can just to say, you know, this is family time and, uh, we just have to take the time to enjoy life and enjoy those moments that we have.
Yeah, I completely agree.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (21:14):
So, um, what about the spirituality part? You know, I think that, um, you know, it’s kind of a touchy subject. Some people believe in the spirituality, some people don’t I personally do, because I think, uh, you know, my opinion is we need to believe in, uh, uh, there’s a higher person, you know, it doesn’t have to all be the same person, but there’s a higher person for each of us. And so how do we, um, I guess how can we mesh that in to, you know, kind of help, I guess it would help us even more
Well, you know, I’ll talk about it from a spiritual perspective, because I think whether some people have their own individual faith, some people have a belief in an energy source or, but just a belief in something more, you know, that’s how I define spirituality is there’s, there’s something more than what we see and what we feel here on a day-to-day basis. And I think we need to have that because that gives us a little bit more hope when it, when things are going that well.
For example, COVID a lot of people have lost their jobs to their businesses and they’re down to now and, and having that faith is critical. I can remember being a kid, some of the toughest times of losing family members. Um, it, our faith is what got us through, right? But from a spiritual perspective, now science is catching up and it’s actually showing now that there’s there, we’re at a time where science and spirituality is intersecting, where I’m going to speak about it from an energy perspective.
We know that there is an energy out there that scientists don’t even understand. We know that we, as human beings operate on energy, we are literally just walking, talking. Most of our body, our being is made up of energy more than matter if we actually, if you take a look at the actual matter within our body, it’s phenomenal to actually see if you condensed it. It’s less than a speck of sand, a grain of sand. Wow. Everything else yeah. Is actually built around energy, which is phenomenal if you think about it.
So what does that mean? That means that we are experiencing life through energy. It means that we absorb energy. That means that we give off energy. And that means that we have to be cognizant of our energy. We have to be cognizant of our, not only our cognitive, our mental energy, but also our emotional energy, because the emotions that we give off, if we think about it is, is a form of energy.
Other people around us are absorbing it. So our family members are absorbing our energy. We are absorbing our family members energy, and I, that’s why I always am very, uh, my wife and I have very, you can say deep conversations about this. She believes in spirituality as well. And I’m constantly telling her, you know what, because she, she deals with cancer patients and she deals with dying patients every day.
And she has to be very conscious not to bring that energy home because it’s very tough on her, but you can feel that energy when she comes home, even if she doesn’t say anything. So we have to be very open about this and very, because you know, there’s positive energy and then there’s not so positive energy. I don’t like to say right or wrong or good or evil, but there’s just, there’s an empowering energy and there’s a disempowering energy.
And we know that we can feel that. And the reason why I say this, if I just go look at it from a scientific perspective, is that we need energy to function appropriately and properly. Our limited resource, a lot of people say time is our most important resource. And from my personal experience, I believe that energy is because I know a lot of entrepreneurs who have an hour of time or two hours of time or an entire evening of time with their family members, but they don’t have the energy to enjoy it. Right, right. They’ve worked their butts off at work or whatever it is and their business. And they don’t have the energy level to enjoy life to the fullest and think about it. Well, we are not at our highest energy level. We are not operating the best. We’re not thinking the best.
Right. And we’re not able to contribute because a lot of times when you, Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy, when you talked about us being present, a big part of that is energy. We just might not have the energy to be as active with our kids to play around with our kids. Or we just want to enjoy and vege, right? We want to vege and just neutralize ourselves.
That’s where energy comes in. And we will notice, you know, there are times whether it’s a moments of faith or a movement of something out elsewhere, whether it’s mindfulness or meditation, that just by taking that moment to just feel the energy we can re-energize ourselves. Right. And I think this is something that we have a lot of entrepreneurs have forgotten because there’s just so busy right. Day in and day out doing the same old thing. But if you focus on the energy, if I was to say, what is the one thing that the entrepreneurs I work with want and what high performing entrepreneurs is, they want more energy.
They want to be able to get more done within a specific time period. Or they want to be able to be more energetic. They want to be able to be more outgoing or curious Matic with their children or people around them, but they just might not have that energy. And so that’s where spirituality comes in too. It’s a form of energy that I wish I could explain Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy and say, you know what, this is how it works, but you know, it’s tough to explain something that you just can’t put your finger on, right?
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (26:39):
No, for sure. And I think the, um, you know, there’s a lot of evidence that, that side, you know, not only can help us in healing, but also in that energy, which gets back to, you know, we talk about building our team and who we surround ourselves with. We need to understand that in our personal life too, that, uh, you know, we want to hang out with positive people that give us that positive affirmation. Instead of, you know, sometimes we may have old friends that are negative and it can just drag us down.
And so, uh, you know, it’s very, we need to be very conscious of that, to where we spend our time, because sometimes it’s just, uh, you know, the w my partner calls him energy sucker. She said, you know, that that person just like sucks the life out of you. And then, uh, you know, I think the other thing is we talk about energy and I, this is just my personal, uh, experiences that, you know, I’ve got a list hanging over my desk of things that I need to do every day breathe.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (27:41):
Um, I catch myself holding my breath, you know, you know, when I get involved or, uh, get really into something. And so, you know, those deep breaths, uh, get sleep, drink, water are exercise. Um, because I know that when, like you said, when, when I’m doing all those things, right, I have much more energy. And then also sometimes much more clarity. Like I, if I get a little jammed up, if I just go take a five minute walk outside, it seems like I just have this, um, uncanny clarity all of a sudden. Yeah. So I think it’s cool. Yeah. Yeah. So I think we need to take care of ourselves in order to, uh, you know, to make all these other things happen as well.
Yeah. If we think, if we take a look at it, one of the biggest things and, uh, energy is important because we, as entrepreneurs are solopreneurs have roadblocks all the time. We come up against obstacles every single day. And what ends up happening is that we need to overcome those obstacles in an overture to overcome those obstacles. You’ve gotta be creative, and you got to have creative energy to be able to do that.
So a lot of the times, if we feel stuck, we’re not able to be creative, right. But if we have that energy, we have that drive, we can say, okay, this, this challenge is nothing. We can just, you know, there’s something that we can do to overcome this. And you’ll notice at some point in time, that idea of that thought, whatever it is will come to you, that insight comes to you when you have that level of energy.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (29:10):
Yeah. This was more of a study that was geared toward kids, but basically, uh, what, what the research was trying to show was that, you know, today we over-schedule kids, not only with outside events, but we have electronics video games. We just have a lot of stimulation going on. And what the research was saying is that our kids tend not to be as creative as some of us old timers.
You know, we had to go out and find some creative way to play with rocks and sticks in the, you know, dirt pile. And so, uh, I think that translates into business into the fact that we, if, if we’re trying to write or solve a problem, um, or even develop a new product, a new service or a twist to what we’re doing is we have to schedule that time where we can just be and give us, give our body and our mind time to be creative.
There’s two, there’s two things. There’s two resources that I tell entrepreneurs to really pay attention to. Um, I don’t even take into the time aspect. I don’t really talk about, but there’s two, the one is the energy aspect that we talked about. The second is focus. Yeah. Those are the two biggest things that you can do to impact your business in life. Always pay attention to where your focus is and always pay attention because where your focus is, that’s where your energy is also going as well.
Okay. So if you can maintain your focus in the ways that you need to, from an empowering standpoint, right? If you’re focusing on the worry and all the crap or the business that you might have, that’s what you’re going to continue to get. That’s where your energy is going to go. But if you’re focusing on solutions, if you’re focusing on how you can make more sales to pay down your debt, all of these kinds of things that are more empowering, you’re going to be better off this ultimately works because it’s a compound effect.
The people that are the most successful, the entrepreneurs that are the most successful out there are the ones that know how to keep their focus on the areas that they need to and push their energy, energy towards that. Right.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (31:09):
Yeah. And we need kind of in that vein too, we need to drive out the front windshield and not, uh, you know, drive looking in the rear view mirror. Cause sometimes that can definitely take our focus. You know, we focus on the past instead of the future where we need to go, that can definitely drain our focus and our energy both as well
As you know, and that’s a good point because that requires forgiveness. Right? That requires a lot of self-forgiveness. Yeah. Because, because if we take a look at our past mistakes, uh, it’s, it’s good to take a look at some of our mistakes because they’re learning points. They give us opportunity to say, I could do this better, but when we come into that guilt trip, uh that’s when it really becomes a hindrance and a lot of us do everybody does, but that’s where we have to be more self forgiving and be in, in now she’s tell ourselves I made that mistake. It’s okay. I just need to move on. Right?
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (32:04):
Yeah. We’re all gonna make mistakes. And that being forgiving and also the gratitude. I think that the one thing we’ve come through the pandemic a lot more people are starting to understand gratitude, but, uh, at the end of the day, you know, I’m guilty of, I had 10 things on my list today and I only got seven done. I left three and I can really beat myself up over that.
Whereas, you know, trying to flip the switch and say, Hey, you know what, I got seven pretty good. Uh, we’ll carry those three till tomorrow. And, uh, you know, give ourselves a break and be gracious for what we actually did get done that day and for what is going wrong in our life. There is a lot of re for most of us, there’s a lot of re there’s a lot of things that are going right for us. We just need to, uh, you know, focus and give thanks for those as well.
You know, I was, I was thinking about the state on my daily walk because, um, I typically do my daily videos, my social media videos, when I go for my walks and this today, I was thinking about the concept of self-love and how we need to be better at, especially for guys, because the concept of giving yourself love is tough. Uh, and when you do that, you have this sense of, uh, how would I say peace content, um, inner even clarity, but confidence.
But if you can’t love yourself, it’s tough to give love to other people as well. Um, as much as you feel like you may be a loving person, you can give that much more love if you actually give yourself some self self-love. Yeah. And ultimately, that’s, you know, it’s an exercise that I do myself. I get guys to do is just put your left hand on your chest.
And this has been shown through, um, what they call coherence testing, that if you put your left hand on your chest and you breathe in a certain rhythm and a regular deep breath rhythm that your heart and your mind will actually synchronize, it’s called heart and heart-mind coherence. And when they actually synchronize, you actually become in a lot more peaceful, more, you can say a gratitude state, um, and it helps a lot with reducing stress.
It helps a lot with reducing cortisol in your body and rebalancing you. So you can actually think more effectively. This is, I highly encourage everybody just to just try that exercise even for 30 seconds or a minute, um, you know, just play some weather, whatever music is comfortable to you for you, whatever the soothing or whatever it is be in a dark room, whatever’s comfortable just deep breaths, but putting your left hand on your heart and actually breathe. You’ll realize that.
Brain scans have actually shown this EEG is eventually shown that the mind and the brain will actually start to synchronize, whereas in most parts of our days, because we’re so busy, our minds and our hearts are off track. They’re not synchronized. And because of the stress, because of the busy-ness and that causes not only cognitive cognitive disorder, but also physical as well, it stops our body from healing itself. So there’s a lot of different aspects, um, positive act aspects that can help, uh, by doing that.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (35:09):
That’s interesting. I’ll have to give that a try. We’re pretty deep. We certainly do appreciate you taking time out of your day again, to join us. So tell me, what is one tool, a habit or ritual? What is something that you do every day in your personal life or your business life that you just don’t think that you could do without
Wow. That I could do without, Oh, this is a really, really so from a, uh, a tool. Oh, um,
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (35:39):
Yeah. Tool or habit, you know, just anything that you do every day that you feel like is good for you.
Yeah. The, the one, you know, I have different habits. The one thing that I cannot do without is visualization. Okay. That is something that I do on a regular basis. It is something that grounds me to helps me with my creativity. Um, I, you know, I could be in the crappiest mood and have the crappiest situations happen in my business or other aspects, but just going back and being able to visualize part of that is through meditation. But that really, if I, if I can say what has helped me get to the point where I am today in my business or any other level it’s visualization, I truly believe in the power of visualization. Okay.
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (36:25):
Okay. Awesome. Well, thanks a lot again, uh, tell everybody, you know, who is your client? What can you do for them? And then of course, how can they reach out and get ahold of you?
Yeah, thanks Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy. I appreciate that. So I have, uh, two different arms of our business. We have a consulting practice where we harp help organizations in a number of different areas from building high-performance teams, for example, to business operations, marketing, different areas.
Um, and then my personal side in terms of what I love to do is coach entrepreneurs and executives. I love working with individuals specifically with men, um, because that’s the area that I focus on and it really, you know, helped them get success in all areas of their life. So we work on business leadership, we work on fatherhood, we work on, um, you know, even relate like marriage, for example, but it’s more about that individual.
How do we make that person, um, what I call the complete man, I should, we just released the book, the complete man and it’s, and it’s all about that aspect where a man can achieve fulfillment, success and victory in every area of life. Uh, and you can find me on pretty much every social media channel at a Purdeep Sangha I’m available. I’m active and feel free to reach out. Okay. www.purdeepsangha.com
Roy – The Business of Business Podcast – Want To Be A High Performer? Develop A Strategy (37:40):
Well, great. Everybody reach out. I know that, uh, Purdeep can make your life, your personal life and your business life better, uh, some great tips and information today. So again, thank you very much. That’s going to do it for this episode of the business of business podcast. You can find us at www.the business of business podcast.com. Uh, we, of course, we’re on all social media, uh, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and we will be putting this up on YouTube as well. So until next time, take care of yourself and take care of each other.
The Male Entrepreneur Podcast: http://malepodcast.com/
Facebook Personal: https://www.facebook.com/purdeep.sangha
Facebook Business Page: https://facebook.com/thepurdeepsangha
Podcast Freebies For Listeners: https://purdeepsangha.com/freebies/