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Elevate

Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others

By Robert Glazer
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Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others by Robert Glazer

Elevate (2019) is a manifesto for aspiring high-flyers looking to achieve more. Divided into four core competencies, these blinks provide a wealth of actionable advice on boosting your spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional performance. Focusing on these areas, Robert Glazer argues, is a guaranteed method for taking your personal and professional life to the next level. 

  • Self-improvers 
  • Managers and leaders
  • Happiness seekers

Robert Glazer is an entrepreneur and best-selling author. He’s the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global performance marketing agency, and author of the international best seller Performance Partnerships (2017). Glazer is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., Thrive Global and Entrepreneur, and the host of the Elevate Podcast

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Elevate

Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others

By Robert Glazer
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Elevate (2019) is a manifesto for aspiring high-flyers looking to achieve more. Divided into four core competencies, these blinks provide a wealth of actionable advice on boosting your spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional performance. Focusing on these areas, Robert Glazer argues, is a guaranteed method for taking your personal and professional life to the next level. 

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Building capacity is the key to self-improvement and high achievement.

Do you want to improve yourself and achieve more? Great – you’re in the right place! Let’s kick things off with the two most important words in these blinks: building capacity. This is about continually learning and honing new skills that allow you to elevate yourself and grow. What it doesn’t mean is simply doing more things – you also have to do the right things. 

There are four principal areas when it comes to building capacity. The first is spiritual capacity. This is about focusing on getting to know yourself and clarifying your values and desires. Next up is intellectual capacity. This includes how you think, plan and execute with maximum efficiency and discipline. Then there’s physical capacity – your physical health and well-being. Finally, there’s emotional capacity. That’s your ability to deal with challenging situations and get the most out of your relationships. 

One way to visualize these areas is as a ball divided into four chambers, each of which can be filled with gas. The 2D version of this ball would look like a pie cut into four quarters. The more air you pump into each of these chambers, the more momentum the ball will have as it moves. But here’s the catch: if you’re not filling each chamber with the same amount of gas, the ball will start to wobble and go off track.

It’s the same with your capacities. All four need to be balanced. This means developing them simultaneously with equal care and attention. 

Now, building capacity isn’t something that happens overnight. It’s like working out. Sure, you have to be motivated to book your first gym session, but that’s just the start. If you want to build muscle and get that washboard stomach, you need to be hitting the gym week after week and improving bit by bit. 

Building capacity is just like that – after all, achieving big goals takes time and dedication. Most importantly, it means taking those small steps that will carry you over the finish line every day. Sometimes, the process takes months; other times, it’s a matter of years. Stick at it, though, and you’re sure to realize your dreams.  

So, now that you know how to build capacity in theory, let’s take a look at what you need to do in practice. 

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