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In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about our inner energy and how we manage it. They highlight the importance of food in managing your energy levels and they look at other ways that your mental and physical energy, can be optimised to enable constant high energy throughout your day.

The body, mind, spirit and emotions work together, and when they are all working optimally, you will experience high quality energy. However, if any of these are affected negatively, the whole system can be affected and you may notice your energy levels draining much faster throughout the course of your day. Making the right targeted changes to your lifestyle, can boost your energy over time and give you the ability to access a better quality of life and productivity.

Tune into this week’s episode of The Startup Chat to review which behaviors or habits have the capacity to drain your battery or boost your energy.

Steli and Hiten, share their ideas, for how to review what you are fuelling your body with and

they also share how to recognise the difference, between different kinds of energy.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:39 Benefits of managing your energy.

01:01 Food is a major tool in rapid optimisation of your energy.

02:20 Alcohol can not give you energy.   

02:42 Researching alternatives to boost your energy.

05:01 What is the quality of your energy.

05:50 Who are you surrounding yourself with.

06:56 The top energy drainers to be aware of.

07:29 The quantity of an activity is also important.

08:24 Top tips for improving your energy.

09:56 Questions to ask yourself.

3 Key Points:

Food and drink has more to do with our energy levels than we believe.

Look at what you are consuming and how that affects your energy and emotions.

Look at your activities and make sure that they are really fueling up your batteries.


Steli Efti: Hey everybody. This is Steli Efti.



Hiten Shah: And this is Hiten Shah.



Steli Efti: In today's episode of the Startup Chat, we'll talk about energy management for founders and startup people. But not energy in terms of, like, the energy that you use for your Tesla, but internal energy, like the energy you feel, the emotions you feel, the energy your body, and your mind, and your soul ... Whatever you want to call it. How do you manage your energy? Because we've talked about time management before. There's many things you need to learn how to manage, but there's almost nothing, I think, that's more leveraged than figuring out a way to manage your internal energy and being able to live a life where you have really high energy and high-quality energy throughout your day.



Hiten Shah: I'm going to start with one thing, and I'm just going to say, a lot of this has to do with food.



Steli Efti: Ooh.



Hiten Shah: Yeah. I think your mental and physical energy is impacted greatly by food and drink, so coffee ... You might think it's good for you. It probably is bad for you. Food ... Are you actually eating the right amount? Are you eating the right types of food for you? Are you eating at the right times? And right just means are you eating too much, too? Are you eating all the right food? I'm not saying there's a diet I suggest, although I probably could recommend a diet or two, whatever. But what I'm suggesting is do you know the exact food requirements that give you the maximum amount of energy? I would argue that most of the time, people have no idea about how what they intake impacts them based on energy, and founders have a horrible time with that. Yeah. I mean, you can probably get on the Soylent diet and hack the problem like many founders probably want to,

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