Jim Steele is a world-renowned motivational speaker who advises corporations on leadership and high-performance. His unique approach combines performance and the optimisation of wellbeing within a workforce. Steele sits down with us to share some important insights, derived from his extensive research on the “flow state” and how the “fight-or-flight response” can be reconditioned or essentially, hacked.
Over two decades, Jim Steele has collected trailblazing data on high-performance and psychological programming. He discusses how to access ones “flow state” – being in the zone – which is commonly perceived as an elusive and unpredictable occurrence. By working with some of the worlds leading scientists, his research has worked out how to trigger this “state” which subsequently, increases performance on a consistent basis.
Steele gives us a taste of his “Unashamedly Superhuman” program and how to recondition and tackle the issue of stress – “when you are under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you fall to the level of your conditioning”. He shares tools that help people control their response to situations, “while increasing productivity and performance”.
His pioneering approach to optimising a workforce is highly insightful and serves to improve and help everyone – where performance and wellbeing are not mutually exclusive, but rather feed each other.
Everybody has these inbuilt tools within their system, Steele sheds light on how they can be accessed.
- 00:16 – Who are you and what do you do?
- 01:52 – Over your 25-year career, you have collected some trailblazing data on high-performance and psychological programming. What has a stand-out finding been for you?
- 04:39 – How has the recent shift to a more virtual world impacted the overall performance of workforces? And your approach to coaching?
- 08:19 – The fight-or-flight response plays a key role in how humans react to certain situations. How can this, often knee-jerk reaction, be “hacked” or reconditioned to increase performance?
- 09:49 – Your “Unashamedly Superhuman” program tackles the issue of stress. What are the effects stress has on performance? What are your top tips for dealing with it?