Power of Full Engagement by Loehr & Schwartz

This book was sent to me as a gift from one of our L1 – Leadership from the Heart graduates and I am tremendously grateful because of it. The research/science behind human beings being able to operate at maximum capicity is influenced by many elements and this book helps you focus on the primary level of success in life – managing your energy. This book is not only a great read, but I also bought the audio program so I could listen to it over and over again in my car and on my ipod. That is how great this content and book is!

After the last 15 years of studying personal performance and success, I place this book into my top 5 books for that category of life. It will inspire you. It will challenge you. And most importantly, it will equip and teach you what you must do in order to have the ultimate levels of success. I can’t recommend it any higher my friends!

Many lessons have been taken out of this book – here are 3 of the main ones that I’ve applied into my life:

1. We must balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal. We live in a society that doesn’t support “breaks” and “downtime,” yet research shows that every 90-120 minutes our bodies begin to crave renewal. To ensure top levels of productivity you must build in these short periods of renewal within those time frames to ensure that you are able to perform at the level you desire.

2. Energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal. Every one of our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors have an energy consequence – and that leads to success or failure in every instance. Think of the times when you have no energy – laziness, no patience, bad attitude, etc. – those qualities will not lead to success. You must make a conscious effort to manage and renew your energy in order to have long-term success.

3. Knowing, embracing, and living your purpose has tremendous impact on every level of your energy – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. What is your purpose? What lights the fire within you? What gets you inspired and going in life? Whatever that is – do it. And do it so well that people would be happy to pay you for it! I know that your purpose is a long-term journey of reflection and learning, yet I also know that if you don’t decide and commit to something, you will never be able to achieve the levels of success you deserve.

This book is jam packed full of research, insights, and greatness my friends. It is a must-have for your Success Library! I guarantee that it will provide you with plenty of “fuel” and direction to get you well on your way to living and energy-filled life!

In Service to your Success,

Brandon Johnson
“The Positive Energy Guy”

Award-winning Author, Speaker, & Trainer (more importantly, a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend), Brandon W. Johnson, a.k.a., "Positive Energy Guy"