How to Think Like a Corporate Athlete with Punit Dhillon

We have all seen people with a certain amount of grace, poise, and overall ease of movement. Yet, we sometimes overlook the primary reason behind them: practice makes perfect. Even a corporate athlete’s success is based upon and directly related to repetitive practice inside a set schedule. In today’s episode of the pursuit of learning, we have a fascinating conversation with someone who transforms the skills and tools he learned in sports into corporate leadership. Punit Dhillon is the founder and CEO of Skye Bioscience. Also, he is a director at YELL Canada. Other than that, Punit is a corporate athlete. Starting from nearly drowning in a swimming pool when he was nine years old, he completed his first Ironman Triathlon twenty years later. In addition, he is the author of the book Catapult: How to Think Like a Corporate Athlete to Strengthen Your Resilience.

Punit begins the conversation by sharing the factors that motivate him. He expresses his aspiration to unlock entrepreneurship with sports to close the achievement gap of the social issues we experience today. Punit believes that there is a great deal of value to be gained from athletics to answer the burning issues in the present world. Additionally, he explains how nicely being an athlete and then transitioning into entrepreneurship work together. 

According to Punit, adversity stimulates our will to excel. Troubles and hardships may become our motivation with the proper training and mindset. He teaches us how to disrupt the status quo, leave a legacy, and genuinely make a difference in the world through his book. Suppose you are genuinely attempting to comprehend yourself as an individual and character to identify your passions. In that case, his book will help you a lot. 

Another point he highlights in the conversation is the significance of having an arrangement in our lives. Although he states that we cannot have a structure for everything in life, he emphasizes that a framework can keep us focused on our purpose and give us a foundation for achieving our full potential. He says that it keeps us focused and on track, ensuring that we never lose sight of our objective. A structure involves repetition for everything to become automated over time, allowing you to devote more time to pursue your dreams.

 Moreover, we talk about the role that coaches play and their necessity in our lives. Finally, Punit concludes the discussion by emphasizing the importance of checking all the boxes in the various categories that make us happy while achieving our personal goals.

[01:43] Motivation – Punit shares how his desire to use entrepreneurship and sports to answer the societal issues we experience today motivates him.

[04:31] Purpose and Demography of Catapult- Punit says his book is all about the framework he would tell his 20-year-old self to go after.

[08:35] Different Pathways – There are so many different pathways in life, and individuals get different experiences along the way.  Mentioning above, Punit shares his thoughts on how to become who you want to be. 

[13:02] Purpose – Punit offers a few concepts to understand ourselves better and discover the purpose of life. 

[14:56] Ikigai – As Punit believes, Ikigai is the most comprehensive explanation for the concept of purpose. Stating that, he broadly talks about the four pillars of Ikigai.

[21:43] Authenticity with Consistency – According to Punit, the purpose is directly linked to your ability to demonstrate authenticity with consistency. 

[25:25] Better Corporate Athlete in a Leadership Position – Punit describes how to take a good athlete’s tools, habits, and characteristics into the corporate world. 

[32:28] Burnout Syndrome- Purnit talks about how chronic stress that a person imposes on himself leads to burnout. 

[36:41] Hardships – Hardships are common to almost everyone. Punit explains how accomplishing a difficulty that makes us think that anything is possible.

[42:22] Accountability –  Punit shares his thoughts about responsibility and its importance for success in our personal and professional lives.

[45:16] Coaching – We all need some guidance to succeed. Punit explains how a coach can help us in our professional lives, find a suitable coach, and get the most out of them. 

[55:16] Communication – Once we find a good coach, communication is the best way to get the most out of them. Punit recommends some tips and tricks to improve those communication channels.

[01:22:51] Physical Capacity – Punit outlines how the enhancement in our physical capacity increases the personal, professional, and financial elements of our lives.

[01:08:25] Meditation –  Punit shares the role of meditation in his life.

[01:31:05] Work Self Life Passion – Punit explains the concepts of work self-life passion and the concept of joy quotient that ties into it.

Resources

Connect with Punit:

Website: punitdhillon.com/

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/punit-dhillon/

Instagram: instagram.com/punitdhillon/

Catapult: How to Think Like a Corporate Athlete to Strengthen Your Resilience: goodreads.com/book/show/58261324-catapult?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=BKquEiAmuy&rank=1Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life / The Little Book of Lykke / Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living: goodreads.com/book/show/40534545-ikigai?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=BqElhSpoBe&rank=1

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