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Blog Title: High Performance Habits Summary – Brendon Burchard
Name: High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way
Author: Brendon Burchard
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Book size: 400 pages
Before talking about today’s book summary HIGH PERFORMANCE HABITS BOOK BY Brendon Burchard, let’s first discuss about The Author Brendon, After suffering depression and surviving car accident at the age of 19, Brendon faced what he felt were life’s last lessons: “DID I LIVE FULLY”? DID I LOVE OPENLY? DID I MAKE A DIFFERENCE, These questions answers led his own personal breakthroughs, and ultimately his life purpose became to help other’s live, love and matters.
At the age of 20s Brendon spent on researching psychology and leadership, and consulting at Accenture, at the age of 32 Brendon became the best- selling author, and also a high performance coach and a speaker, Today Brendon is widely considered the world’s leading high performance coach (according to both success magazine and oprah.com) Brendon is one off the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world (as per Larry King), He is under the top 25 most influential leaders in personal growth and achievement. As per success magazine, and also Top 100 most followed public figure in the world as per facebook insights. Brandon Burchard success doesn’t need any introduction.
Today’s Book summary Is on The High Performance habits: how extraordinary people become that way, after doing an extensive original research, The highest paid performance coach finally revealed the most effective habits for reaching long term success. These habits which author has shared is on the bases of the largest survey ever conducted on high performers, and this survey showed that it’s only the 6 habits which play the maximum role for success, Author says if you adopt these 6 habits in your life then for sure you will win but if you neglect them, then your life will be a never ending struggle.
Everyone in this world wants to be high performing in every area of their lives? But the question is how? What all habits they should have to achieve long term success? Success and habit this is the combination we all hope for? But the problem is what things are required to become successful and also feel fulfilled? So for it, author has done an extensive research and finally came up with 6 habits which can help for sure, This book is the art and science of how to practice these proven habits.
So let’s begin with High Performance Habits Summary:
High Performance Habits No.1: Seek Clarity
Here author wants us to understand that high performers, people who are high performers don’t necessarily get clarity instead they always seek for it as compare to other people, they try to find that clarity and always try to stay to their true path.
High performers spend 74 extra minutes per week to plan their days.
Author says, That successful people don’t wait for a new year, like when a new year comes they will decide and make a resolution for what all changes they need in themselves and in their life, but they always look out for self-evaluation.
Successful people or high performers always seek clarity which helps them to move out of distraction and helps them to focus on what’s important.
Author says the best and the simple way to seek clarity is to focus on 4 things such as
Self, skills, social and service,
Like how you would love to describe yourself? How would you love to or want to behave socially? What are the skills you want to develop and demonstrate? And what service you want to provide?
When you answer these questions for sure you will get a better start.
High Performance Habits No. 2: Generate Energy
Here author says, as per their research most people unsurprisingly lose their energy throughout the day especially between 2 to 3 pm, they finish their day feeling tired and lack of energy,
But there were some busy and extremely productive people do not get wiped out, so author says as per their research what they found out that most people lose energy and get wiped out in the transition between tasks and between meetings etc,
But whereas high performers have mastered their transition, they learn to take a quick break between transitions and between different activities, such as in that quick break they close their eyes meditate and feel relax, this helps them to feel calmed relaxed and this releases their tension and helps them to focus on important things and also helps them to stay active in every task and at every transition.
High performers with quick breaks manage to charged themselves whole days, through it, they gain energy instead of losing it.
Author says if you want to feel active, charged and full of energy and want to be more active then you must give your brain and body some relaxation, you must at least give 40 to 60 minutes of relaxation to your body and brain ,This is really very important hence you need to plan your day accordingly.
Health is wealth, if you want to become successful you need to concentrate on your health as well, your body brain needs relaxation to work at its highest level, You must have heard a story where a woodcutter and his axe, That wood cutter used to cut tress daily for his livelihood, but what mistake he was doing, he was only focusing on woods and on his daily livelihood, but the thing which was helping him to get his daily livelihood he wasn’t concentrating on that, because of this lack of concentration on sharpening that axe, woodcutter speed decreased day by day.
Hence the moral of the story is,
If you do not concentrate on focus on your health and mind relaxation your work speed will decrease will not increase, hence cutting trees was important but sharpening axe was more important for regular growth and success.
Similarly, work is important but body mind relaxation is also important for long term success.
And normal people usually forget this, but high performers daily exercise and meditate to keep their mind and body healthy and relax.
High performance Habits No. 3: Raise Necessity
Here author says before every major activity High performers raise their psychological necessity by asking themselves why it is important for them to perform well.
High performers make work a necessity, they never afraid to put their identity to their performance, for high performers performing better becomes the necessity.
And author says if you want to raise necessity ask yourself loud for whom you are doing it for? Ask yourself loud who needs me to be on my A game right now? For whom I need to do this?
It could your family, friends, peers, partner, customers etc. it can be anyone but for them, you need to perform well, and when you get into anyone with this raise of necessity it will help you to get focused on any work,
To perform well in any work you need to raise your necessity this will help you to get excellence result or outcome.
You need to ask yourself for whom you want to become successful? Who would love to see you at the top and for whom you have to do this work with excellence when you ask these questions to yourself your focused and energy will increase for sure.
High Performance Habits No. 4: Increase Productivity
Here author wants us to understand to increase productivity we need to understand that the main thing is the main thing and we should focus on things which are important and should avoid things which are not so important or kind of distractions.
Here author also shared an example of Steve Jobs, saying when a job came back to apple, he stripped down the product line and then he focused on increasing the quality of the products that remained.
Author says High performers are more productive because they see five steps ahead and align themselves to achieve each of those things.
Such as first to identify what are the moves? And then what are main major moves which will help you to achieve your goals and make you successful? And what are the things you need to concentrate which are important? So by this you will understand not so important things which can be avoided and then what are the skills you need to develop to accomplish that moves.
Here author simply want us to understand what are the important things and what are not so important? So when we understand it we can focus on important things and can avoid not so necessary things or can hold that work or move.
High Performance Habits No. 5: Develop Influence
Here author says High performer influence people by teaching them how they should think and challenging them to grow.
High performers make people understand how change thinking can change their life, high performers make people understand what difference will come to your life if you face situations in different ways? Or ask them about what they think about things,
High performer train people about how they should think instead of taking things negatively they should approach the same situation in a positive way,
If you can impact someone’s life and thinking in a positive way, then you are an influencer.
High performers, help you to change your entire thinking about yourself and about your life.
Here author wants us to understand High performers are those who take the responsibility to change people thinking from negative to positive, high performers are those who make others understand how thinking matters a lot, how changed positive thinking can help them to grow.
High Performance Habits No. 6: Demonstrate Courage
Author says after doing Tremendous and extensive research they came to know that, at the time of hardship, stress, risk, judgment or at the time of fear there are certain things done by High performers
The first thing which they do is they speak up for themselves, here high performers speak about their truth and ambitions more often compare to normal people, they speak up for others as well, high performers are more willing to share about themselves.
The other thing which high performers do, is they honor their struggles, they know that struggle and struggling is the natural part of process, and they also understand that this struggle will only make them courageous and gives them more strength, high performers already have idea that the process or journey of success will be going to be hard and they already expected it in the process.
Every high performer accepts the struggle hardship and moves on whereas normal people don’t they complain about it.
High performers know things aren’t going to be easy but they don’t run from it or try to play safe, but they face it accept it and moves on because their burning desire to become successful always remain high compared to normal people.
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