Brendon Burchard reminds us in his new book High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way, that with the right habits, anyone can dramatically improve results and become a high performer in almost any chosen field. He writes:

“High performance is not strongly correlated with age, education, income, race, nationality, or gender. This means that many of the excuses we use to explain why we can’t succeed are simply wrong. High performance is not achieved by a specific kind of person, but rather by a specific set of practices, which I call high performance habits. Anyone can learn them, regardless of experience, strengths, personality, or position.”

Brendon shares in the book the “six habits that you need to adopt if you are to reach high performance in any situation. In the hundreds of personal efforts and social behaviors that we’ve observed, these habits move the needle the most in dramatically improving performance.“

The habits are divided into Personal and Social Habits:

Personal Habits:
-Seek Clarity
-Generate Energy
-Raise Necessity

Social Habits:
-Increase Productivity
-Develop Influence
-Demonstrate Courage

I personally resonate the most with Habit #1 “Seek Clarity.” When we are clear about what we want to achieve, everything seems to align. It’s like the whole universe supports us and opens doors for us.

Once we are clear on our strategy and goals, what matters most to us and our business, we can work on the actions step by step. I review my business strategy monthly and update it with accomplishments or needed additions/changes. Weekly, I look at it to plan my week and daily I identify the tasks needed to be completed the following day to move toward achieving my goals.

Try this recipe:

Review your personal goals and business strategy, update it with your accomplishments and revise the actions if needed

Plan your week and actions that support your goals and strategy for the week.

Identify your tasks for tomorrow, do it at night because overnight your subconscious and the universe will already work on it

When you move forward every day, step by step, you will reach your goals and achieve lasting success.

Share what habit resonates with you the most and how you’ve applied it in your life on my Facebook page here .

Author's Bio: 

Ulrike Berzau, Executive Coach & Consultant, works with individuals, teams and organization to achieve exceptional results in life and business. With extensive experience as healthcare executive, she is known for providing highly respected insights and creative solutions to secure continuous advancement and excellence. Ulrike has an unwavering passion for igniting the talent and brilliance in others and her international and multicultural experiences allow her to relate to a diverse audience. Her ambitious, yet well balanced, positive and inspiring mindset is the catalyst of her own success and assures the success of clients, staff and organizations.

Ulrike is the co-author of the International Best-Seller Imagine a Healthy You and an inspirational speaker. She is certified as Thinking into Results Consultant, Passion Test Facilitator, ASAP Engagement Consultant and Achieve Today Coach, and holds a Master’s Degree in Management, a Master’s Degree in Health Science, Physical Therapy, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.