LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding Mastery Podcast with Max Baumann, CEO of Just Chill Beverages: Millennial Entrepreneurship.
We're all aware of the toll that stress puts on the body. Whether at work or at home, stress is unavoidable. In the end, it's the steps you take to control your response to stress that determines your productivity and ability to be present and focus on the tasks at hand. Our world today is run by caffeine giants-- take a look at the lines at Starbucks or the coffee shops on every corner. Many people experience a sense of need for caffeine, fearing that without it, they won't be able to function and their success that day could be impacted. We've all experienced that moment, the caffeine kicks and we get a quick burst of energy and enhanced focus. However, with too much it can become difficult to focus on the words in front of you, your foot is tapping, you've started talking at a mile a minute during a board meeting and you have no idea what you just said. With more research dedicated to answering these questions around high performance, studies are finding that taking a step back may be the answer. What if we were to let you in on a secret? It's well accepted that people perform at their best when they are in their optimal zone of activation and focus. Decoded, that means we are at our best when we are calm and focused, not jacked up and jittery.Max Baumann has worked closely with Dr. Michael Gervais, a High Performance Psychologist for some of the world's best athletes. "Gervais works in the trenches of high-stakes environments, where there is no luxury for mistakes, hesitation, or failure to respond." Having the ability to be calm, in any environment, is a skill that can accelerate both performance and relationships.