“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems”

James Clear*

Habit creation is a crucial part of excellence, mastery, and performance.

By creating the habit for debriefing, you are investing time, resources and focus into your future success – which is critical to reach your goals.

The CEO Debrief not only becomes a habit for success, but allows insights that can lead to the aggregation of marginal gains.

Marginal gains are small improvements which, when compounded with the other micro improvements, make for a powerful combination of factors that really move the needle.

The marginal gains concept is best known as being used by Olympic Coach David Brailsford, who made tiny improvements to a range of factors that led to an Olympic win

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We don’t need to be Olympians to make marginal gains.

A CEO Debrief allows us to create a performance alerting habit, to observe opportunities for change, and to act on them with big results.

One often overlooked advantage of the CEO Debrief does is bring closure to your week.
This is your time to come to terms with the emotions, frustrations an elation of the week.

This is your opportunity to process through the highs and lows that occur when leading at your highest level — even if you are an executive leading in someone else’s business.

This isn’t just about the wins and what’s working, in the absence of what’s feeling hard, difficult or shameful.

This is about acknowledging your WHOLE self.

The whole self acknowledgment is what makes the BRAVE Society so different; we ask expanded questions that integrate every part of you, something that’s a key part of the Bold Leadership Revolution.

This is as much about compassion and forgiveness as it is about cheering on success..
When you practice making peace with your week, and giving yourself grace for what’s been left undone, it becomes less of a distraction.
We don’t get pulled back into the past as much because we have navigated it in real time.

High performance isn’t about stuffing your emotions down and compartmentalising (even though that’s most likely the impression you may have been given).

High performance is having a time and a place to BE — to be with your emotions, to feel your feelings so you can move on with clear and calm energy.

The more you spend time with your emotions, the easier it is to be with your emotions…not allowing them to dictate your path.

Creating the habit to sit with your emotions is as important as examining hard data

Key Takeaways:

  • *James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones