I have many muses for blog posts, and books are certainly one of my favorite sources. I just started reading a book called Emotional Intelligence Coaching and I came across a very interesting formula for performance first addressed by W. Timothy Gallwey in the book The Inner Game of Tennis.
Gallwey developed a very neat formula for identifying the main constructs of performance:
Performance (P) = Potential (p) – Interference (i)
According to this formula, and basic knowledge of arithmetics, Performance can be increased by (1) increasing potential and/or (2) decreasing interference. So let’s take away the math and explain what that really means!
First let’s define each construct in Gallwey’s formula:
Performance is defined as “the accomplishment of a given task measured against preset known standards of accuracy, completeness, cost, and speed.”
Potential is defined as “existing in possibility : capable of development into actuality”
Interference is defined as “something that hinders, obstructs, or impedes”
Working the formula backwards would read something like this: if I remove all psychological & physical obstacles (interference) from my path to greatness (potential), I will accomplish what I set my mind to (performance).
Inspired by Gallwey’s performance formula, here’s my new formula:
Your Personal Brand is what makes you unique. It’s what makes you stand out from the crowd. It’s what earns you the attention you deserve. It’s all you can be. Want to find out more on how you can unearth your brand and cash in on your passion? let me show you the steps …
Your Lizard Brain is your worst enemy! It’s that inner voice that says “you’re not good enough”, “you can’t do it”, “stick to what you know”, “don’t try to be a hero”. You have to learn how to manage it … read how!
Each and everyone of you has the potential to be great and all that’s stopping you from achieving that greatness is YOU. Think About It!