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Sleeping for High Performance

Sleeping for Performance

June 14, 20242 min read

“Losing just a few hours of sleep can destroy performance by as much as 25% or more."

Sleep: The Unsung Hero of High Performance

This session dives into the critical link between sleep and success in sales and networking.

Why Sleep Matters

  • Sharpen Your Performance: Studies show a 15-25% boost in professional performance, creativity, and problem-solving with sufficient sleep.

  • Fuel Your Hustle: Sleep deprivation zaps your focus, memory, and mood, making it harder to build connections and close deals.

  • Stay Healthy, Stay Ahead: Lack of sleep weakens your immune system, increases blood pressure, and disrupts hormones, impacting your overall health and well-being.

Signs You Need More Sleep

  • Constant coffee dependence

  • Afternoon naps become a necessity

  • Irritability and difficulty concentrating

  • Unexplained weight gain

  • Hitting the snooze button repeatedly

  • Feeling stressed and overwhelmed

Optimizing Your Sleep

Quantity:

  • Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep for adults.

  • Gradually increase sleep duration by an hour each night.

  • Limit daytime naps to avoid nighttime sleep disruption.

Quality:

  • Develop a Sleep Schedule: Go to bed and wake up at consistent times, even on weekends.

  • Power Down Before Bed: Avoid screens for at least an hour before bedtime.

  • Create a Relaxing Bedtime Routine: Take a warm bath, read a book, or practice meditation.

  • Optimize Your Sleep Environment: Keep your room cool, dark, and quiet.

  • Embrace Sunlight: Early morning sunlight regulates your sleep-wake cycle.

  • Limit Alcohol and Caffeine: Avoid alcohol close to bedtime and limit caffeine intake, especially in the afternoon.

  • Address Sleep Disorders: If you suspect sleep apnea or other issues, consult a doctor.

Track Your Progress

  • Use sleep trackers or smartwatches to monitor your sleep quality.

  • Experiment with different techniques to discover what works best for you.

Remember: Prioritize sleep for peak performance, improved health, and a successful career. By incorporating these tips, you can unlock a new level of effectiveness in sales and networking.

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Robert Johnson

Founder of Bold Networking, BoldOS Sales Training, and Top Producer Intensive

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Sleeping for High Performance

Sleeping for Performance

June 14, 20242 min read

“Losing just a few hours of sleep can destroy performance by as much as 25% or more."

Sleep: The Unsung Hero of High Performance

This session dives into the critical link between sleep and success in sales and networking.

Why Sleep Matters

  • Sharpen Your Performance: Studies show a 15-25% boost in professional performance, creativity, and problem-solving with sufficient sleep.

  • Fuel Your Hustle: Sleep deprivation zaps your focus, memory, and mood, making it harder to build connections and close deals.

  • Stay Healthy, Stay Ahead: Lack of sleep weakens your immune system, increases blood pressure, and disrupts hormones, impacting your overall health and well-being.

Signs You Need More Sleep

  • Constant coffee dependence

  • Afternoon naps become a necessity

  • Irritability and difficulty concentrating

  • Unexplained weight gain

  • Hitting the snooze button repeatedly

  • Feeling stressed and overwhelmed

Optimizing Your Sleep

Quantity:

  • Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep for adults.

  • Gradually increase sleep duration by an hour each night.

  • Limit daytime naps to avoid nighttime sleep disruption.

Quality:

  • Develop a Sleep Schedule: Go to bed and wake up at consistent times, even on weekends.

  • Power Down Before Bed: Avoid screens for at least an hour before bedtime.

  • Create a Relaxing Bedtime Routine: Take a warm bath, read a book, or practice meditation.

  • Optimize Your Sleep Environment: Keep your room cool, dark, and quiet.

  • Embrace Sunlight: Early morning sunlight regulates your sleep-wake cycle.

  • Limit Alcohol and Caffeine: Avoid alcohol close to bedtime and limit caffeine intake, especially in the afternoon.

  • Address Sleep Disorders: If you suspect sleep apnea or other issues, consult a doctor.

Track Your Progress

  • Use sleep trackers or smartwatches to monitor your sleep quality.

  • Experiment with different techniques to discover what works best for you.

Remember: Prioritize sleep for peak performance, improved health, and a successful career. By incorporating these tips, you can unlock a new level of effectiveness in sales and networking.

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Robert Johnson

Founder of Bold Networking, BoldOS Sales Training, and Top Producer Intensive

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