Ep.261 | 5 Minute Drill | The Overlooked Necessity of Peak Performance

“But, J.R., I just have to get through this project, then I could…”

“I just need to finish this quarter, then I could…”

“I just need to get the starting spot, then I could…”

“…Sleep a little more…”

“…Take more breaks…”

“…Go on vacation.”

I’ve heard it all.

For some reason, we get how recovery works as athletes, but we forgot how it works as humans. Bottom line, there’s no such thing as peak performance without recovery. In today’s 5 Minute Drill, we’re going to get real about recovery. I’m going to show you how to make it the main course, not the leftovers…

If you want to be the person showing up with clarity, energy, and courage more often, then make sure to lock in to today’s Drill.


In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • The underestimated and often overlooked importance of recovery in achieving peak performance.
  • Exploration of the four-stage Flow Cycle discovered by best-selling author and neuroscience expert, Steven Kotler.
  • The misconception that peak performance can be maintained continuously.
  • Understanding when to exit flow state to prevent burnout.
  • The signs you’re in need of recovery.
  • The negative effects of sleep deficiency and inadequate recovery.
  • Practical advice for incorporating recovery into a high-performance lifestyle to sustain success over time.


“Recovery isn’t separate from peak performance. Recovery is peak performance.” – J.R.


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