- To Do’s First: 1) Take high performance assessment at https://brendon.mykajabi.com/hp6-assessment 2) Listen to the next two chapters
High Performance Six Model:
- 1) Seek Clarity on who you want to be and how you interact with others , what you want and what will bring you the greatest meaning
- 2) Generate energy to maintain focus and emotions
- 3) Raise necessity for exceptional performance
- 4) Increase productivity in primary focus
- 5) Develop influence at those around you
- 6) Demonstrate courage
High Performance #1: Seek Clarity
- Asking questions and mindful experimentation
- Self Awareness is important. Who am I? What do I value? What are my strengths and weaknesses?
- Unambiguous, challenging goals and create deadlines for it
Practice 1: Envision the Future
- Self: the one you know vs imagine
- 1) Describe how you perceive yourself
- 2) Is that who you see yourself in the future?
- 3) Three inspirational words for yourself
- Social: know how to interact with others
- How can I be a good person? How can I be a good leader?
- a) Write down each person closest to you in your life
- B) Imagine three words they describe you
- C) Demonstrate those qualities
- Skills: mastery and building online training blocks
- Focus on your Primary Field of Interest (PFI)
- 1) Think of your PFI and write down three skills needed for it
- 2) Write down what you will do to develop it
- 3) Think of your PFI again and write down skills needed 5 years from now needed for it
- Service: details of how you treat others matters
- How can I serve people with excellence?
- What will provide the most valuable to them?
- Search for relevance (eliminate things that don’t matter)
- Differentiation (stand out among crowd)
- Deliverance (serve with excellence in unique ways)
- 1) Enjoyment of tasks
- 2) Alignment of personal values
- 3) Fulfillment of outcomes
High Performers Define Work as Meaningful By:
- 1) Enthusiasm
- 2) Connections / Challengers
- 3) Personal Satisfaction (Passion+Growth+Contribution= Satisfaction)
- 4) Makes sense / coherence
- Efforts align with something important
- YOU need to explore your own definitions of meaning
High Performance #2: Generate Energy
- Energy = Educational attainment and health correlation
- Energy related to productivity
Practice 1: Release Tension
- Master transitions in the space between your activities
- When transitioning:
- 1) Close your eyes for a minute
- 2) Repeat the word “release” and release tension in all body
- 3) Think of what energy you want with next activity
Practice 2: Bring the Joy
- Think of one thing that brings you joy in life
- 1) Prime the emotions and visualization first
- 2) Anticipate positive outcomes from actions
- 3) Imagine positive stressful situations and prepare difficulties
- 4) Seek challenge
- 5) Steer happiness
- 6) Reflect everything to be grateful for
In The Morning Ask:
- 1) What can I be excited about today? Or what can I get excited about?
- 2) What challenges will I face and how can I handle it?
- 3) Who can I surprise today to show appreciation?
Triggers for positive emotions:
- Setting a positive notification as reminder (ex: “bring the joy”)
- Door frame trigger- reminding self of energy whenever passing door
- Waiting trigger- asking yourself what level of vibrancy I feel?
- Touch trigger- hugging someone
- Saying “What a gift!” every time something good happens
- Stress triggered – relive the positive situation with gratitude journal
Practice 3: Optimize Health
- Drink glass of water, sprint and sleep
- How physically healthy would you rate yourself? (Out of 10)
- You need to exercise a lot! It improves learning and decreases stress
- 1) Eat healthy and exercise
- 2) Know every way you can to get best health
- 3) Look at sports medicine
- 4) Find a nutritionist
- 5) Train 8 hours a day
- 6) Find a personal trainer
- 7) 2x 20 minute weight lifting, 2x cardio and three days of walking in one week
- 8) Stretch
High Performance #3: Raise Necessity
- 1) Identity – tasks are important to identity
- Did I perform best? Did I get it done?
- Be comfortable with observing flaws but can also be perfectionist
- 2) Obsession – strong interest, deep curiosity, more than passion, certain level of insanity and recklessness in face of obstacles
- Obsession occurs when it is tied to your identity
- People prefer casual passions rather than obsession
- 3) Duty – sense of duty to someone since we often do more for others than ourselves
- Who needs me more now?
- Realize things you have to do are blessings
- 4) Deadlines – implement and meet deadlines
Practice 1: Know Who Needs Your A Game
- Who needs me on my A game the most right now?
- Promote State of Flow:
- 1) Goals clear and challenging
- 2) Strong concentration
- 3) Intrinsically rewarding
- 4) Lose subconscious
- 5) Lose track of time
- 6) Balance between skill and challenge
- 7) Sense of control
- 8) Stop thinking about physical needs
Practice 2: Affirm the Goals
- Declare your goals as though something will happen
- Always affirm and remind you of the WHY
- Verbalize it
Practice 3: Level Up Your Squad
- The people you talk with and spend time with influence you a lot
- Clustering: the people can affect everything you do even sleep and eat
- 1) Add one more awesome friend and add another from him or her
- 2) Volunteer – givers, happy and more educated
- 3) Play at sports club – encourages competitiveness
- 4) Seek mentorships / call someone once a month in your field
- 5) Earn it – add value
High Performance #4: Increased Productivity
- Nothing worse than being busy and feeling not doing enough
- People don’t spend a good effort on work life balance
- Instead of balancing hours, balance quality and progress of it
- Ten Categories for Work-Life Balance: Health, Family, Friends, Relationships, Mission, Work, Finance, Hobby, Emotions & Spirituality and Adventure
- Have a goal for each category
- Every week rate on scale of 1-10 for each category
Practice 1: Increase Outputs That Matter
- Prolific Quality Output (PQO)
- Time should be spent 60% of work week for PQO and 40% supports it
Practice 2: Chart First 5 Moves
- You need a PLAN – thinking more before acting on complex projects
- If I only had five major moves to achieve this dream, what will it be?
- What five moves did you do?
Mastery and Skills
- Determine the FIVE major skills you need
- Progressive Mastery: (Deliberate Practice)
- 1) Determine skill
- 2) Determine specific stretch goals
- 3) Attach meaning and emotions to the journey
- 4) Identify strengths and factors of it
- 5) Visualization of failure and success
- 6) Schedule challenges
- 7) Measure feedback and outcomes
- 8) Socialize
- 9) Continue to improve
- 10) Teach others
High Performance #5: Develop Influence
- Influence is correlated with efforts and making difference
- What matters is perception of yourself
- Just ASK for what they want!
- People tend to say YES for a given request
- Keep making requests and don’t let fear of rejection
- Most people too busy thinking about their life after saying NO
- People tend to like you more when you ask them to do something
- Great leaders ask a lot of questions
- Give and you shall succeed
- Give someone trust and autonomy
- Be grateful for people
- Become their champion and praise them in public
Practice 1: Teach People How to Think
- Try saying: Think of it this way…
- Try saying: What about this?
- How do you want them to think about themselves, other people and the world?
Practice 2: Challenge Them to Grow
- 1) Character – feedback, honesty, integrity, self control, hard work and persistence
- How would your best self handle? Do you think you have it your all? What kind of person do you like? Where are you making excuses?
- 2) Contribution – praise and challenge each person individually
High Performance #6: Demonstrate Courage
- Courage: It is taking action despite fear
- The more we do something successfully, the less stressful it becomes
- Courage is contagious
- Physical Courage: helping physically
- Moral courage : speaking for others
- Psychological courage: Overcoming own anxieties even if someone doesn’t like it
- YOU define what courage is to you
Practice 1: Honor the Struggle
- Most people want ease and convenience
- Struggle will either destroy or improve us
- “Embrace the suck” – army saying
Practice 2: Share Your Ambitions
- You will meet judgment and criticism
- Do not hold back just because of others feelings
- Each day reveal a little something of what you believe in
Practice 3: Find Someone to Fight For
- We will do more for others than for ourselves
- Courageous acts are rare acts but what we remember the most
- What in my personal life have I avoided doing but will improve our lives?
- What decisions will demonstrate moral commitment higher than myself?
- What can I do at work?
- How can I do something I’m afraid or anxious?
- What change can I make ?
- What can I say to someone close to me?
- Who needs me?
- Ignore this way of thinking that you’re better than others
- Humility and Humbleness Promotion:
- 1) Seek others ideas to improve – learning
- 2) Hire a mentor coach trainer or so on for feedback
- 3) Remind yourself trust is made by caring for others not bragging
- 4) Take ownership of your actions “Am I distorting this situation? Am I making excuses?
- 5) Remind yourself of your blessings
- Dissatisfaction is disengagement and obsessed with negative
- Negative bias: human evolution to see errors and negative side of things
- Keep a gratitude journal
- We get too focused on one area of life and neglect others areas
- Do a weekly review for balance – 10 categories as stated before
- Less is better and learn to say NO
- Remember your FIVE moves
- What are the five main reasons that have made me successful?
The #1 Thing: 3 C’s of Confidence (Curiosity + Congruence + Connections = Confidence)
- Competence: belief in one’s ability in task
- Trust in own ability and trust to handle future things
- Reflect on past lessons
- Congruence: intention of who they want to be
- Do I follow what I say?
- We have to conscious of our identity
- Confidence comes from being truthful to yourself
- We make more friends by being interested in others
- Learning from others
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