Today I am heading home after 4 weeks on the road. Like most of my clients, when it comes to traveling, it’s almost always about finding a second best solution. Today, though, I may have hit pay dirt.
It’s been awhile since I’ve connected through Houston, but I must say this could rank at the top of my high performance training airports. I have a 2-hour layover, so I really have a chance to see this airport from all four TIGNUM Pillars (Mindset, Nutrition, Movement and Recovery). From a Nutrition point of view this place is full of choices, and some of them are actually healthy. I’ve found raw nuts, fresh fruit, great salad places, and some great frozen yogurt (20%). From a Movement standpoint, this airport is huge. I’ve walked for an hour and I just returned to my starting point. I did 6 flights of stairs, and what seemed like 3km of fast walking. Besides breaking a small sweat, I am totally energized. From a Recovery standpoint, there are a lot of quiet places to sit, breathe and listen to some TIGNUM soundfiles. There are also a lot of bookstores, which give my mind a chance to expand and explore and forget about the stresses of travel.
So what about Mindset? Well, like I said, it is a big airport – and that means long cues on the runway waiting to take off. What a great opportunity to catch up on my reading. Talk about great reframe practice. Perfect airport for a Sustainable High Performer!
By Scott Peltin
Founder & Chief Performance Officer