John Allen Mollenhauer, known professionally as John Allen or by his initials "JAM," is a former worn-down fitness and tech entrepreneur turned lifestyle entrepreneur, who teaches people how to manage their energy and become fully capable of achieving even their most ambitious goals while living in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind.
In what's becoming known as a Performance Lifestyle,® JAM can help you crush it in your life, your career or business, potentially a sport or creative pursuit, without getting crushed by excess stress and fatigue.
He helps you get free of the habits that both distract and hold you back as you unleash the full potential of your lifestyle to live your best life.
He is the Co-Author of the bestselling book "The Curse of the Capable" with Harvard Psychologist. Arthur P Ciaramicoli Ph.D., and Phil Simms MVP Superbowl Quarterback from the NY Giants.
As an entrepreneur and a family man, he is the founder of Performance Lifestyle® Training, Coaching, and Corporate Consulting along with an emerging chain of recovery centers focused on “regenerating us” called RegenUs Centers™; a company he co-founded with my wife and partner Mariahna to help achievers recover from the excess stress-pain and fatigue of the past, recharge, restore and optimize the way they live.
JAM lives in Livingston NJ, with Mariahna and their two kids Ian and Grace.
The Evolution of my journey to a Performance Lifestyle
I know what it feels like to struggle with a strong desire to do or to achieve something, requiring determination and hard work that outpaces your energy and other capacities to keep up.
From early on I was a driven person; yet, at an early age I began suffering from a low-grade, intensifying fatigue that clouded my life, even when things were going well.
I was crushing it in my endeavors but was also getting crushed by excessive stress and tiredness that was compounding over time and negatively affecting other aspects of my life and style of living.
As a result, essential areas of my life seemed to be on permanent hold as my recovery and other needs weren’t getting met. Only at the time, I didn't know that, I thought something was wrong with me.
Meanwhile, I pushed harder and focused even more on my success, thinking "once I achieve my goals, I'll take the time to get more sleep and rest..." and the mounting crush (fatigue) took its toll on my health, performance, and well-being.
On the outside, I kept the game face on, but on the inside things were not as they seemed, and I needed to do something about it. I grew to know the answer was not one thing, and not something nutrition, or fitness alone would solve. I needed a whole new lifestyle approach to how I achieved my goals and maintained my quality of life.
That's when I discovered an idea that originated in elite athletics called "Performance Lifestyle"—an emerging support service that helped the pros steer clear of the hidden lifestyle challenges that were distracting and holding them back from thriving.
At the time, I thought that "that's what I need" and I could see that others did too. The problem was, the idea wasn't defined at all, let alone accessible to a person who was not an elite athlete and didn't have exceptional levels of support.
So over a 20 year period of time, through the ups and downs of my entrepreneurial ventures, and with the help of a world-class advisory team; I assembled what it means to live a performance lifestyle, and ultimately a high-performance lifestyle.
Ever since, it has been my mission to help people, who may not be into sports or even fitness enthusiasts, learn how to achieve even their most ambitious goals while living in balance with vibrant health and peace of mind.
If you are up to big things with your family, career or business, sport or creative pursuit, and you want to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle successfully amidst the relentless demand on your time and energy and achieve your goals like a pro, and/or if you are teaching others to do so; I can save you up to 20 years or more and help you develop a Performance Lifestyle you can call your own.
My Hero’s Journey
What Led To The Development Of Performance Lifestyle?
1982 - 1994 The Origins of Overachieving Take Hold
Becoming an Eagle Scout, Captain of 3 Sports, going to high school / college, running a business (s), training for bodybuilding contests, leading a social life and that's the half of it....
Becoming an Eagle Scout, Captain of 3 Sports, going to high school / college, running a business (s), training for bodybuilding contests, leading a social life and that’s the half of it. Yeah, I was trying to best my dad and prove myself for love and respect. It would be a long time before that would die out. By the time this phase was over, at 24, I felt like I was having a midlife crisis.
1985 - 2003 Getting in Over My Head, Tiring Out and the Long Overdue Paid Vacation
The Internet Launched, so what does any self-respecting entrepreneur do? Dump what you’re doing an get involved in the new world, from the start....
I had so much going on I was barely hanging on, but the opportunity was too great to sideline even though I did not really know what I was doing. Everyone was learning in real time during this phase. At the tail end of this phase, even working hard for another company for the first time, and successfully, it was like a vacation. I didn’t have to run the company.
2003 - 2007 Thinking I Had Solved My Performance Addiction, I Was Back at It Again
In transition, this is where I first started to do something about my way of...
In transition, this is where I first started to do something about my way of life, but the competitive drives that kept me keeping on, were secretively being replaced by a desire to stop once abut I simply couldn’t. Overspent, in more ways than one, I simply could not keep it up anymore and had to go it alone. I need space and time to recover. It was during this time, I experienced divorce, bankruptcy and more.
2008-2015 The Beginning of the End of a Downward Spiral No One Could See, but I Was Experiencing.
Low point in my life, following my last high school reunion, I picked up a book called Performance Addiction by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli PhD...
Low point in my life, following my last high school reunion, I picked up a book called Performance Addiction by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli PhD and just stopped.Toughest time changing the story of my life, imagine digging deep and learning to learn how to think differently but doing it with the pressure of writing a book! I was in the throes of addiction people praised me for. It would be years before I was experientially qualified to promote the book. So, I started a natural products nutrition company. It was during this time I woke up. Literally.
2015 - 2018 Finally, a New Beginning
After years of virtually non-stop activity, and an accident caused by exhaustion, that nearly killed me; I stopped and literally bought the time and space to begin my recovery, and planning for a different future....
I stopped and literally bought the time and space to begin my recovery, and planning for a different future.
My wife and I had a baby daughter Grace, aptly named for my now highest value. As part of my recovery, an entrepreneur will always be an entrepreneur.
I expanded our company mission to include the recovery from excess stress, learned how to sleep and planned our first Regenus Center, while completing the Performance Lifestyle curriculum. It was not all smooth sailing, and just as challenging as ever, only now I was living a lifestyle that supported me and what I was up to in the world and I get better at it every. Turned 50 and now I plan to crush it, without getting crushed!
2019 - PL365 Launches
A founding community of driven, goal and success oriented people (business professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, managers and working parents) who want to learn the new balanced and healthy approach to how we achieve our goals. and apply the Performance Lifestyle curriculum together. We're ALL in training.....
There are no Performance Lifestyle Guru's, just those who are competent and grounded in more experience than others in some or all aspects of Performance Lifestyle. As the Founder, I am approaching this period with the intent to serve others at a whole new level, with the full Performance Lifestyle curriculum together. We'll be focusing on Sleep Performance and Recovery most, during this time, while introducing PL and helping people understand what it means to develop a lifestyle that supports them and what they are up to in the world. Personally, I am making a "Regeneration Transformation," to recover as fully as possible from the excess stress of the past. I AM setting myself up for Crushing it, Without Getting Crushed.