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Time Management pushed to the extreme.
So, you would think that training for an Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) would be a full time profession, particularly if you were recognised as one of the world greats, having competed in every Ironman in the world. So what if you also had responsibility for running the worlds largest fuel tank manufacturer, SAG Mecasa? Luis Alvarez is a busy man. He recently shared his tips on Time Management with Kevin Mackinnon.
Time Management, Work, Sport and Lifestyle.
Alvarez, from Mexico, manages to include a highly strict training regime within a tightly organised working day. For example, rising at 4am, he ‘multi-tasks’ that is, responds to international emails whilst on his treadmill by means of hooking a computer to a large screen. As well as a strict time management regiem, he relies on great teams, both in work and in his sport. He states “I have to be grateful for a great assistant and great team in Mexico” adding “Nobody can be irreplaceable, not even the owner or the CEO”. He manages to fit in 13 Ironmans per year during his 30 days off all around the world, laughing when he recalls a trip to Australia for a weekend.
From the Triathlon point of view, as a member of the Timex Multisport Team he says that the experience has changed his life, keeping him motivated an constantly pushing him to never plateau. This has resulted in almost 100 Ironman finishes and a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Incredible to think that as an 11 year old, he started smoking and weighed over 200lbs, he was unable to walk 2km. He began to set goals. First to walk 5km, then 10Km. What were extreme goals then now pale into insignificance, but the lessons learnt and the methods devised have stayed with him and allowed him to achieve what most of us would call amazing.
A lot of lessons can be learned from this extremely successful sports and business person. Time Management, Team Building, Planning Efficiently are the obvious ones. To read the complete article, please visit the Ironman.com site by clicking this link.
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