What is a Performance Lifestyle?
Copyright© 2021, 2020, John Allen Mollenhauer, Performance Lifestyle Inc.
I suggest you print this page, relax, and have an enjoyable read. This is not a quick read, but if you have yourself 30 minutes this explanation and plan will change your life for the better forever. ~ JAM
In a Performance Lifestyle, You live in balance, enjoy outstanding health, and keep your focus on achieving your ultimate goals with abundant energy and without exhaustion or depletion.
And, if you live your life like an athlete—no matter who you are or what you do—watch your energy soar and your success skyrocket.
You’ve got a lot going on in life. Not just the crush of day-to-day busyness that we all experience. You’re up to big things with your work, your purpose, your creativity. You’re committed to your success, maybe even greatness. And you need to perform at your very best to be up to the task.
You don’t just want to be successful—you want to have generous reserves of energy and be healthy—and you don’t want to sacrifice one for the other.
And yet, that seems to be exactly what’s happening.
You drive hard to meet your goals. You’re running as fast as you can to keep up with your life. But it never seems to be enough.
Maybe you’re making some headway in your work—but constantly feel like your health and energy are losing ground in the constant push, and that’s crushing your performance whether you know it or not.
If you manage to make a few healthy changes, they never seem to stick—or be enough to really lift you out of the energy debt that makes your many commitments a constant struggle.
And the values and purposes most important to you constantly get shortchanged—because you just don’t have the clarity and horsepower to sustain your progress.
You’re not alone.
There’s an absolutely critical reason your efforts to stay energetic, fit, and healthy and meet your life goals don’t ever seem to “jell.”
And most of the world is missing it completely.
All of our diets, fitness plans, health-care interventions, and personal-growth/success programs aren’t nailing the core issue.
But the good news is there’s a vital shift you can make that will connect your health with your highest goals—and feed them both—for a balanced and vibrantly healthy, fully-engaged, and successful life.
This is a mindset shift so radical and powerful, it can transform your physical and mental health and fitness—to resolve every obstacle that stands in the way of achieving your real goals in your life and business.
The result is a comprehensive, integrated, flourishing lifestyle that thoroughly supports your deepest or biggest aspirations.
It’s called Performance Lifestyle.
It works because it heals the painful, chronic disconnect between your energy, health, performance, and success that plagues almost every achievement-oriented business professional today.
Solidly and completely, it lays down for you the crucial foundation that other approaches have never fully covered—and fills the gaps that have kept you chasing your tail in frustration and exhaustion.
The health industries, the fitness industries, even the personal growth and professional success fields—each give you only a nearsighted, partial view of the landscape.
And your health, your success—your life itself—keep falling unwittingly into the gaps.
You end up flying half-blind, ungrounded and fragmented, trying to follow rules for a game that you’ve never fully figured out.
And if you don’t know what game you’re playing, and the role you’re playing in it...you can't train for it properly, you won’t really be motivated, and your lifestyle won’t support your game or your goals.
On the other hand,...
When your entire lifestyle is oriented around your performance in the arena of your life—and you treat yourself as worthy of that performance mentality—incredible change happens.
You start to improve and ultimately optimize the way you live with results that will change your life for the better forever.
Lifestyle means a lot of things to a lot of people. Traditionally, it might refer to what you can afford, what you wear, what you eat, or how you work out, how free you are to travel, how you work, what your house is like, who your friends are, your activities and hobbies, and many other preferences.
But a Performance Lifestyle is another view on lifestyle entirely.
It wholly addresses how you manage your energy and your time; take care of your Self and your body, including but not limited to the quality of your food and your activity; and, how you maintain direction, clarity… all in service of your goals and your well-being.
And in turn, your well-being beautifully and resoundingly serves your goals; enabling you to set your preferences for how you want to live.
Who lives a Performance Lifestyle?
Historically, there’s only been one subset of the population who has learned to apply the power of lifestyle to their specialized, high-level goals—while nurturing superior levels of flowing, unencumbered, and directed physical performance.
That population segment is athletes—and while many of them could improve too, most still have something that most of us don’t.
It’s not just talent. It’s not just skill. It’s not even just training.
It’s an entire LIFESTYLE that in every possible way supports their talent, their skill, and their training—and their greatest achievements.
Athletes can’t let any aspect of their lifestyle get in the way of their goals. In fact, every aspect has to support and contribute to their aspirations.
Truly successful athletes live every aspect of their lives in seamless integration with their goals. They’re utterly immersed in everything that cares for and feeds their performance—spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
They live like that. They live for that.
They don’t isolate their self-care or life practices from their intentions and achievements—like so many of us do. They link their lifestyle to their achievements—which enables them to perform at astonishing levels.
Every moment, every day, they make choices that support, nourish, and honor whatever prize they have their eyes on.
And ideally—if they’re doing it right—they can go all out, without burning themselves out.
Now, athletes aren't perfect. But they are the only population that consistently functions with this performance lifestyle mindset.
As a result, they perform, look, and feel, way better than most of us too.
The world of athleticism is where the performance lifestyle idea was born—but athletes aren't the only ones who can do it.
You don’t need to be into sports or even a fitness or health enthusiast to apply this mindset and lifestyle skillset to your own life.
The fantastic thing is that, applied wholeheartedly and effectively, you can transform your life and your health with this approach.
The problem is, as everyday folks—even if we’re really up to phenomenal things in our work and in the world—we tend not to see ourselves as powerhouse performers.
We see ourselves as “mere mortals,” not pros requiring the care, feeding, and nourishment that elite athletes would.
Instead of viewing ourselves as a sort of Olympic star in our own world, needing to be tended to like someone preparing for a revered athletic event, we see ourselves as... “just us.”
Sure, we’ve got a ton on our plates, and big ideas and plans. We push as hard as we can to fulfill them while trying to cram a little of what we learn from the latest health or fitness headlines into our weekly regimens.
We may even attempt, some heroic bouts of dieting and exercise from time to time too, to deal with the symptoms.
But we’re so exhausted, fragmented, distracted, and held back by hidden challenges—because our lifestyle isn’t supporting us in a host of vital ways—that we end up jogging in place. Or worse, falling backward.
And besides, no amount of “trying to get ourselves” to eat right, exercise, or rest—divorced from our life goals and a powerful sense of self-worth and purpose—really creates significant and lasting change.
Who’s EVER been motivated to improve a habit or take on a new practice just because we “should?”
Pretty much no one.
It’s like asking a pro athlete to train for...nothing in particular.
Right there you have the deeply frustrating and costly source of failure for so many well-meaning would-be high performers...
...and the downfall of just about every “program” that ever tried to help them achieve a healthy or successful life.
You’re not coming from the mindset of a person who is living to perform.
And with that pivotal mistake, that destructive disconnect...
...we relegate ourselves to a life of running to keep up with our and demands, goals, and dreams—while attempting to WEDGE health and well-being into the race, haphazardly and ineffectually.
Instead of a lifestyle that supports you and what your up to—or what you want most to be up to in your—you’re just driving yourself into the ground.
- You’re overstimulated and under-recuperated.
- You’re overfed but undernourished.
- You struggle with overwhelm, fatigue, exhaustion, and stress.
- You have no pre-season, no peak season, and no post-season. You just have a relentless, endless stream of competing demands.
This is the predicament almost everybody’s in today in our first-world, professional, entrepreneurial environment.
And it promotes the downward spiral that most of us are working at staying out of, whether we know it or not. And many of us are failing miserably.
Health complications are all too predictable in this disaster scene that passes for a “lifestyle” in our society today.
And our health/fitness industries are treating superficial symptoms—with impotent solutions that don’t address the roots or the whole solution, starting with your energy.
But what if it didn’t have to be that way?
What if you could see yourself as a high performer or the star athlete of your one precious life… and more importantly, live like that, consistently?
It doesn’t matter if you’re into sports or even a fitness enthusiast.
What if you truly treated yourself as if the game you're playing in life as an entrepreneur, free agent, or corporate leader is at least as vital and compelling as any famous athlete’s sport or game?
What if you believed this so absolutely that you resolutely cared for your body, your mind, your spirit, and your whole self in accordance with that truth?
What if you were naturally inspired and motivated to rest, fuel, feed, nurture, and entrain every part of you to support your biggest game?
AND, what if you were superbly educated to know exactly how to “set yourself up for success” so you do it?
You’d be living a Performance Lifestyle.
You’d up-level everything, without the struggle.
And you’d get healthy AND as outrageously successful as you dream.
What EXACTLY is a Performance Lifestyle?
Basically, there are 12 proficiencies in living a Performance Lifestyle, that emphasizes how you achieve your goals before you get into the how-to.
They include the principles and practices and the overall lifestyle strategy that addresses energy regeneration, nutrition, exercise, cognition, energy, and time management, and more, connected to the clarity of what you are up to in your life, career or business, sport or creative pursuit and the supports you need to succeed.
People who resoundingly and dramatically succeed in life—and yet maintain vibrant health and well-being while doing it—are skilled in all 12 of these fundamentals of successful living; with habits and routines, they’ve taken from theory to practice to mastery, all working for them.
Either naturally or through training, healthy high-achieving people know and live by these crucial perspectives and practices.
They live what has proven elusive for most would-be high achievers: a balanced, fully engaged, fully alive existence, regardless of how ambitious their goals.
They’re optimized in every way for consistent periods of peak performance—with flow, proper recovery, and miraculously lower stress as they live to take advantage of and express their gifts and capacities.
But it doesn’t stop there. To get proficient at these 12 fundamentals, in a Performance Lifestyle you also need to learn how to Manage Your Energy and Sleep Like a Pro. Also, master The Secrets To Living With Optimal Energy Levels and access to the Optimal Performance State so you can change, improve, and optimize the way you live without the struggle.
And as your lifestyle coach, if you really want to experience high performance regularly, as the “new normal” in your life, I suggest you’ll eventually work with a coach (me or another CPLC) to ensure you have The 5 Core Essentials of Human Performance all actively at work in your life.
That includes the greatest and most important lifestyle change or “shift” you can possibly make, on which all other improvements in your lifestyle depend on resistance-free action. That’s is, waking up to what you really are.
Not surprisingly, only 1 percent of the population has yet reached this “holy grail” of a dynamic, supercharged success alongside shining health and well-being.
But with the right information, guidance, and context, you CAN do it too.
How does Performance Lifestyle help you make this shift—and build these master routines in your lifestyle?
It starts with a profound, wholesale shift in how you see and understand the concept of lifestyle.
Then, by completely restructuring your lifestyle to align with the core lifestyle practices—consciously and meticulously closing all the gaps—we turn your downward energy spiral into fluid forward motion.
In the Performance Lifestyle® Academy, we provide the philosophy, information, training, community, and tools that teach you how to think, see, and act as a performer or athlete—and build a lifestyle that thoroughly serves your game.
You figure out what game you’re playing. And then you get everything you need to play it at the highest level possible—to the height of your potential.
You learn to act like a performer and eventually like an athlete with something serious to show up for, who’s preparing for the events in your life and become the healthy high achieving person you are capable of being and thrive.
You align your true direction with a wholistic, across-the-board strategy for achieving your goals—and begin to live a life in which you stay fit for that.
Not for the sake of it. Not out of guilt. Not because your doctor told you to. Not because a magazine or your sister said you should.
Instead, out of joyful, focused intentional ambition and alignment with your highest purpose.
Everything is informed by and oriented around that: managing energy, eating, exercising, planning, clarifying, serving, and more.
Because your lifestyle is aligned with your goals, everything falls into place.
You know exactly what to do. You know how to do it. And you know why you’re doing it. So, you do it fully, powerfully, consistently—to every finish line in your life, and beyond.
And you win, again and again, as any possible reason or excuse is simply a doorway to the next lifestyle skill that you learn to apply so that eventually, nothing distracts and holds you back anymore.
In a Performance Lifestyle, you don’t just unleash your full potential from-the-neck-up, with maybe some focus on nutrition and fitness; you put into practice the “balance” of a whole lifestyle— the skills, habits, and routines you never learned.
And this changes the whole idea of balance to “living in balance”, which will enable you to achieve even your most ambitious goals with vibrant health and peace of mind.
It includes your fitness, promotes your health in every way, but is focused on your energy and performance.
It’s the rise of a new lifestyle. The Performance Lifestyle.
Where do you start?
When you sign up for the Performance Lifestyle® Academy, you will get a copy of the PERFORMANCE LIFESTYLE BLUEPRINT AND HOW IT WORKS)
This is a direct path, a plan, and the complete lifestyle system providing all the insights you need to be really proficient at living a balanced, yet fully engaged lifestyle that supports you and what you’re up to in your life.
You will learn how to:
- Tap an endless supply of vital energy
- Turn, overwhelm and fatigue into renewable personal power, the way athletes and other healthy, high achieving people who thrive have learned to do it—even if you're not a sports or fitness buff.
- Manage your vital energy to thrive.
- Immerse yourself incoherent principles and practices that optimize all the basic fundamentals of successful living.
- Deeply integrate the 12 essential keys to a high-performance life that’s fully engaged, whole, and balanced.
- Turn trouble spots into areas of ease and vitality.
- Streamline, simplify, and structure.
- Get every aspect of lifestyle working for you—innately, as second nature as breathing.
- Gain a mindset and a skill set that enables you to be fully engaged in the world, truly focused, and on your way to the top of your game.
- Achieve even your most ambitious goals in life, business with your health and well-being intact.
The best thing about a Performance Lifestyle is that in a truly short time, it brings together an entire integrated suite of essential shifts, mind settings, lifestyle skills, habits, routines, and rituals that could otherwise take a very long time to just to connect the dots; let alone, learn the theory, put into practice and master.
Many people spend 10, 20, 30 years just learning how to eat, or meditate, or figure out their life purpose—the core, burning ambition that drives them to do everything else.
But if you spent decades years on each of those things—and all the other aspects of lifestyle that you need to handle in order to optimize yourself for full-capacity, capable living—it would take well over 100 years!
What’s more, it would cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in education and training—and the lost time in trial-and-error detours.
A Performance Lifestyle is robust and comprehensive—but it doesn’t make more out of things than they need to be.
Instead, it streamlines and simplifies the process of living a radiantly healthy, enviably successful life.
It boils down to the "essentials" and deliving them in a context that is whole, makes sense, and powerfully inspires you to engage them.
This entire holistic set of essential lifestyle practices can be something that takes years or even decades to learn and truly embody. It took me, now a lifestyle Coach JAM—John Allen Mollenhauer—at least 25 years—through study, teaching, experimentation, and my own experience as an athlete and business owner, with an eye that was focused on developing a whole new approach to performance.
And if there is one thing, I’ve learned it’s this, “high performance is a lifestyle.” It’s not one aspect of lifestyles like eating or exercise, or psychology alone. It requires an all-in way of life that supports you and what you are up to in the world.
So while I’m a lifestyle entrepreneur, certified trainer, certified in nutritional excellence, a former bodybuilder (an experience that taught me the pitfalls of most nutritional philosophies, but also revealed to me what an “all in” way of life is really like), cyclist and triathlete, and author/co-author of several books including The Curse of the Capable (with Harvard psychology instructor Arthur P. Ciaramicoli Ph.D. and Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms); it’s been my experience as a worn down, excessively-stressed business owner that drove me to develop the Performance Lifestyle.
And while the idea of a Performance Lifestyle was born in elite athletics (1%’ers) I developed it as an idea that everyday achievers—entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, executives, managers, and sales pros, who are also likely working parents, sports enthusiasts and creatives with great demands on their time and energy 365 days a year—could apply in their own lives.
When I first discovered it, I thought, “why aren’t the other 99% of people (including myself) living this way?”
So that’s why I passionately promote this vital, unique path to achieving your highest goals in life, business, or sport—with superior health and well-being intact.
It’s also why for more than two decades, through my own practice, research and inquiry, and teaching/coaching hundreds of others, I (with the help of a world-class science advisory team) have been identifying and refining the balance of lifestyle habits that deliver the energy, and the health for high performance.
Today, my team and I inspire, educate, and support achievers to develop a Performance Lifestyle they can call their own to look, feel, and perform brilliantly.
- You’ll discover these fundamentals in as much time as it takes you to get through this blueprint.
- You can integrate them into your life relatively fast, but to take them from theory to practice to master, and become proficient, it will take you at least 1 year to change, and improve the way you live.
- It’s why as part of your membership in the Performance Lifestyle® Academy, we include “a year in the life”—the monthly themes around the 12 fundamentals, a weekly schedule, and daily actions so that they become the foundation of how you live.
For those that want to “optimize” they simply stay engaged with the "year in the life" for as long as they want and take the deep dive courses as they are available so they become an expert in Performance Lifestyle.
Meanwhile, the minute you start to apply any one aspect of what you learn in this manual you’ll feel the difference immediately.
This is the life you’ve known deep down is possible—but that has eluded you until now.
You’ll no longer be held back from your goals, your dreams, or life itself back by stress, lack of endurance or stamina, energy deficits, sleep issues, negative psychology, insufficient support, lack of balance, or unclear expectations or purpose.
You’ll be charging and recharging on every cylinder, with every part of your lifestyle working in a seamless and harmonious concert.
You’ll know your goals and your game with crystal clarity. And you’ll know how to plan, perform, and achieve—with ease and full confidence, and peace of mind.
Do you want more energy; a higher level of health and performance to achieve your ambitious goals?
If so, then you'll want to do more than simply workout and live a "healthier" lifestyle; you'll want to develop a new, balanced and healthy "performance lifestyle" that focuses on the real solutions to achieve your real goals and grow.
Like many achiever-types, you struggle to take care of yourself, your body, and your life, because you've got so many demands on your time and energy; from what you're up to you in your family to your career or business...
You want to crush it, but you're getting crushed by excess stress and fatigue, along with another series of hidden lifestyle/workstyle challenges that are distracting and holding you back.
Training and coaching by JAM and the team here at Performance Lifestyle Inc will help you traverse The 3 Levels of Lifestyle Optimization and resolve those hidden challenges, evolve with the new lifestyle mindset, and the skillset to optimize the way you live and achieve even your most ambitious goals while living in balance with vibrant health and peace mind.
How will Performance Lifestyle® help me?
Ultimately, a Performance Lifestyle will help you resolve what's distracting and holding your back (in particular excess stress and fatigue); evolve with the new lifestyle mindset and skill set, and achieve even your most ambitious goals while living in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind.
If you've been at it a while and up to big things in your life, it's likely you've been overspending your energy for far too long and it's putting the crush on your energy, your health, and performance.
You may be wondering why? It's it just age? No, it's energy debt, and you can recover from that debt. In a Performance Lifestyle learning how to manage your energy like a pro will transform your energy, your body, and uplevel how you approach success in your life.
As a result, you will soon, perform, look, and feel too, like a much younger and more effective person.
Many achievers scoff at living a "balanced life" and understandably so, but that does not mean they are knowledgeable about what balance really is, nor that they have the lifestyle skills to maintain it. We are not talking about the traditional work/life balance here; that's a useful but one-dimensional concept, and it's seriously limited for today's dynamic way of life.
In a Performance Lifestyle, we talk about "living in balance," which means something completely different.
When you do this, you'll know what to do and why, how to do it and when, at the right level, intensity, and consistency for you as you navigate the never-ending life process from where you are to where you want to be, next.
Everyone has some degree of health, but for too many, it falls far short of optimal, simply because they live in a depleting way, which few want to admit.
To be a healthy, high-achieving person who thrives, you need to learn how to sleep like a pro and live with optimal energy levels so you can maintain an optimal performance state. Only then can you live for performance without all the resistance (fear, doubt, and indecision) and constant tiredness that plagues so many of us.
That means you need to optimize your lifestyle for energy so your health, and performance can flourish, and that requires an integrated lifestyle that supports you and what you are up to in the world, not just learning how to sleep better, workout, or eat healthily.
With relentless demands on your time and energy, which is to say your body/brain as well, you will need periodic relief.
In a Performance Lifestyle, you learn how to manage your energy like a pro; but if you want to live a balanced and healthy High-Performance Lifestyle, you've got master all 5 Core Essentials of Human Performance, starting with living from what you are, before who you think you are.
This is the crux of it all.
Ultimately in our work together you will make the greatest and most important lifestyle change you will ever make— and it reveals a state of both being and becoming that will change your life for the better, forever.
This is the secret to living a high-performance lifestyle.
To achieve even your most ambitious goals while living in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind, you want to take The 5 Core Essentials of Human Performance™ from theory to practice to mastery.
The 5 Core Essentials of Human Performance™
Here's Your Big Picture Plan
To achieve even your most ambitious goals, by living in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind, as described above, the big-picture plan is the plan; and it can be your plan.
Performance Lifestyle® has been developed scientifically and experientially over 20 years by JAM and his team with the help of world-class advisors. It is not just a theory, it's the practice of all essential lifestyle practices in one integrated lifestyle. It's been tested with hundreds of clients, including JAM, who have gone through the process (in whole or in part) of both waking up and stepping up into a lifestyle that enables you to crush it in life without getting crushed by excess stress, anxiety, and fatigue; the leading reasons why the success of any kind gets derailed.
This is not a program you “go on,” it’s a way of life you “get into.” Like personal development, lifestyle optimization takes time and is idiosyncratic (meaning unique to you), as there is much to unlearn and new habits to entrain. But unlike generic self-help, optimizing the way you live has clear fundamentals that you can take from theory to practice to mastery.
Over 80% of what you will learn is what you no longer need to do, but the 20% you do is very significant; it takes training and coaching as needed. That's the nature of optimizing the way you live.
That said, our training and coaching can save you up to 20 years or more of your life's energy and time.
This is the challenge that doesn't end until you make The 3 Crucial Changes for Challenging Times so that you can "Become an Unstoppable Leader [IN 2021] by Adopting a New Lifestyle Mindset and Skillset that is Guaranteed to 2x Your Energy, and 10x Performance, and Productivity, While Keeping you Healthy" ~
Here's what you will get when you join The Performance Lifestyle® Academy
- Get exclusive content, conversations, and practices on the 12 lifestyle habits to live your life like a pro!
- Weekly and Monthly events around the 12 lifestyle habits
- Participate in a high-quality live master class with a lifestyle expert
- Meet people who, like you, are motivated to change their current lifestyle so that they can go from tired, overwhelmed, and exhausted to living like a pro.
You will receive The Performance Lifestyle Blueprint, which includes The 5 Core Essentials of Human Performance, including the steps to develop your performance lifestyle PLUS Ongoing Community Support, AND your first deep dive course called Manage Your Energy Like a Pro (8 weeks).
This is the only place worldwide that you can learn all the fundamentals of successful living in one place.
Performance Lifestyle Coaching, ALA CARTE, will help you become proficient in any one of The 12 Lifestyle Skills you need to know to live your life like a pro.
Deep dive in any aspect of a Performance Lifestyle from food to simplifying your life to getting a handle on your intention, direction, and strategy.
You can work with Lifestyle Coach JAM or other available CPLC.
My High-Performance Lifestyle [MYHPL]Coaching ALL IN, is reserved for seven people per year who want to go from theory to practice to mastery in The 5 Core Essentials of Human Performance to become a healthy, high-achieving person who thrives; and with the support of a coach on-demand throughout the year.
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MyHPL is a big commitment, the biggest cost is time and it's not cheap either. But if you want to fully dial in, this is worth its weight.
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