Why Every Leader Should Stop Working on Their Leadership Skills And Focus On This 4-Step Process Now
Updated: Feb 7
Do you tick one of these two boxes?
A business leader in an executive or upper-level management role
An employee looking for your opportunity to climb the ladder to become the leader
If so, you've likely already made great strides in your career or business, but you may find yourself lacking the time or energy to invest in your health and overall wellness, both mentally and physically.
Perhaps you find yourself with no time to devote to your own health and fitness, you aren’t present when you’re with your family, or you’re finding it difficult to enjoy your work and lead effectively.
If so, you are not alone.
Since becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy and seeking a way to truly impact others, I started a comprehensive health and personal performance business, FortitudeRx. I know from this business-development experience that it’s difficult to stay present in all areas of your life when trying to put everything into place, manage others, and find success. Let me know if this sounds familiar:
There are a billion things to do and learn. But never enough time to feel accomplished, let alone make sure you’re there for your loved-ones, enjoy your passions, or relax.
You’re always running your business. There are no 40-hour per week high-performance jobs. Even if you’re not “available” for work, your mind is always there.
Late nights, early mornings, and missed meals.
Being bombarded with tasks, conversations, team dynamics, and productivity needs while already running on fumes.
A shrinking mental bandwidth as your mind fills with more responsibilities. There's only so much room for productive activities.
These things add up. Even if you know what you’re supposed to do for your own physical and mental health, the stress and anxiety of your obligations always seem to win.
I know you feel the same way! (And if you're trying to leverage yourself into career growth, I know it can be difficult to make all the right moves.)
And unfortunately, being in charge does not mean you’re in control.
Suddenly, you may look up and see you’re not in control or enjoying your work or life, despite all the hard work it took to get to where you are today. You’ve lost focus and ignored your own health and well-being. It’s an easy trap to fall into, but it’s not so easy to recognize it and get out.
“A healthy man wants a thousand things, a sick man only wants one.” - Confucius
Whether you’re ready to focus on preventing health issues or you’re already dealing with them, I have a simple and effective solution that focuses on aligning your goals with your actions. After working with hundreds of patients and clients, I have discovered:
The solution lies in your ability to implement systems that free up time and use effective strategies that actually align with your goals and stand the test of time.
To get real results and achieve mastery in all areas of life, focusing on these systems and not quick fixes is the path to success. I believe that every high-performance leader needs a resilience prescription that allows for predictable outcomes for sustained mental and physical growth, before they get hyper-focused on career or business development. Developing this system requires 4 key components, which I base on my medical background.
Within my system, we facilitate lasting change for more energy, better performance, and titanium resilience with the E4 framework:
Evaluate: You cannot start a project without knowing the biggest obstacles standing in the way of your success. A thorough evaluation of your history, present circumstances, and needs is of paramount importance. Identifying the harmful and unnecessary habits, routines, and thoughts will allow you to be able to follow your roadmap to success.
Eliminate: Remove the roadblocks (those beliefs, habits, and ineffective strategies that have held you back). Maximize the use of your time by decluttering work and life. Avoid spinning your wheels on efforts that are getting you nowhere. This requires an honest appraisal of what is useful and what is not.
Elevate: Integrate new habits through periodization (a stair-step pattern) to support sustainability and maximize effectiveness. Avoid quick-fix tactics that lead to regression. Use expert guidance in strategic ways to dial in the process for your specific situation. Integrating health and personal performance should elevate your life, not take away from it. Having an individualized prescription allows for this.
Engage: Develop routines based on the strategies that really made an impact, track your progress, and celebrate your victories. Arm yourself with expert coaching, resources, support, and accountability systems to maximize your potential success. Enjoy the process and your progress.
So, how do you go about completing this process? It begins with the hardest part: Asking tough questions and being honest with yourself.
Am I as healthy or fit as I want to be?
Am I performing well mentally and physically? Am I on a path that will allow me to move well and be strong for life?
Am I leading my team optimally?
Am I giving enough of myself to my loved ones?
Am I maximizing my time here?
Knowing the answers to these questions means that you will be able to pinpoint exactly what areas you need to work on and how much time and effort to dedicate to each area.
Obviously, that’s easier said than done.
You can’t suddenly be fit, perform well, be present, and lead effectively without a ton of dedicated effort and time. Between reading, endless trial-and-error (let’s be honest, it’s mostly error), various diets and personal trainers, relationship counseling, leadership and personality assessments, and routine visits to your physical therapist or chiropractor...
I don’t know who has the time for all that.
That’s why I’ve created the ETHOS method for high-performance leaders and those that strive to reach the highest standard of performance in both business and life. ETHOS is a health and executive resilience coaching system. It combines science-backed concepts of health, fitness, and personal development with a coaching experience that's grounded in empathy and honesty.
We follow a no-nonsense approach. You won’t find fad diets, detoxes, magic crystals, time-wasting exercises, or dogma here. Only effective and sustainable systems that drive you towards success like a guided missile. All while developing the skills to be present and grounded when it matters the most.
The coaching process is successful because it empowers clients to draw on internal strengths, develop knowledge and discipline, and use self-management strategies to build the habits that are necessary to optimize health, performance, and leadership.
Results-driven and science-backed, we execute on a collaborative plan that guides you and motivates you to become the best version of yourself.
If you're interested, let’s hop on a quick phone call together to see if ETHOS is right for you. I'm offering a free 20-minute diagnostic session called the RapidRx assessment.
Just book a time to chat that works for you here: https://calendly.com/fortituderx/rapid-rx
During that call, we’ll look at your goals, identify the biggest roadblocks, and determine your best course of action, regardless of whether or not you want to work with me. We want to figure out how you can start making real, sustainable progress in your health, vitality, and personal performance physically and mentally. Then we'll discuss what your best next steps would be, if you decide to pursue this strategy with me.
Spots are limited due to the attention we give to our clients, and there’s zero obligation to work with me, but if we do end up being a good fit, then here’s what will happen:
I will invite you to become a private client of mine and I will directly coach and support you through the straightforward, effective system that maximizes your health and performance so that you can stay active, feel strong, reduce stress, and have the energy to enjoy your life and lead effectively.
I look forward to speaking with you!
Dr. Tyler Campbell, PT, DPT, CSCS, NCI L1