Book Summary: High Performance Habits Summary

Practice high performance habits and become the God if achievement !

High Performance Habits Summary

How Extraordinary People Become That Way

About The Author Brendon Burchard

  • BRENDON BURCHARD is one of the most watched, quoted, and followed personal development trainers in the world.
  • He is a global Top 100 Most-Followed Public Figure on Facebook, and
  • he’s often referred to as “one of the most successful online trainers in history” (Oprah.com).
  • A #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 USA Today bestselling author, his books include The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life’s Golden Ticket.
  • He is the star and executive producer of the #1 self-help show on YouTube, and his podcast, The Charged Life, debuted at #1 on iTunes.
  • Over 50,000,000 people watched his videos in the last 12 months, more than 30,000,000 see his posts every week across the web, and 1,000,000-plus students have completed his online courses or video series.
  • SUCCESS Magazine named Brendon as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Personal Growth and Achievement, along with Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Joel Osteen, Arianna Huffington, Dave Ramsey, Dr. Oz, Wayne Dyer, and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. Learn more at Brendon.com

1. Not all habits are created equal

2. Align your thoughts and behaviour

3. Certainty is the enemy of growth and high performance

4. Technology won’t save us, simple human habits will

5. High performance is not getting ahead at all cost

6. it’s about forming habits that help you excel

7. High performers are more successful and less stress

8. Keep the main thing the main thing of the main thing

9. Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going

10. High level performance habits:

  • Seek clarity on who you want to be, what kind of person you are? Define what’s meaningful ?
  • Generate enough energy to stay on you A game
  • Know the reason why you need to succeed to keep you motivated
  • Increase productivity and minimize distraction
  • Demonstrate courage, take bold actions, express your ideas

11. Clarity is about the future:

  • I look over and I’ve seen the promise land ( Martin Luther king Jr.)
  • Dream lofty dreams, as you dreams you become !
  • Describe your future self, short term and long term
  • How are you going to transform in the next few days, weeks, months, year !

12. Decide how are you going to treat people:

  • How you interact with people in the meeting ?
  • How do you want to sound on the phone ?
  • To be a better listener?
  • Be a ball of positive energy in your interaction
  • What kind of mood you want to set?
  • Empathize with your audience
  • Respect people
  • Imagine in 20 years how would people describe you

13. Look at the future, identify skills that are need to succeed and obsessively build those skills

  • Focus on few key skills to develop:
  • Write down 3 skill you want to develop
  • Write down what will you do to develop them
  • Set your dates in your calendar and follow through

14. Decide the kind of feelings you want:

  • Choose not to get angry even when hurt
  • Choose to be calm when anxious
  • Choose to be happy when sad

15. How to have a meaningful life ?

  • Passion + Growth + Contribution = Personal satisfaction
  • Doing work you find meaningful

16. How to increase your energy and edge:

  • Human excellence is a state of mind
  • Most people are as happy as they make up their mind to be
  • Imagine how you want to feel on situation, events and occasion
  • Anticipate positive outcome from their actions
  • Insert appreciation, surprise, wonder and challenge into your daily life
  • Steer social interactions towards positive emotions and experiences

17. Do this every morning to increase your happiness:

  • Imagine about what you can be excited about today?
  • Think who or what could cause you stress and how you can respond in a positive way
  • Recall who you can surprise with a thank you gift or a moment of appreciation

18. Set mental triggers of joy bringer:

  • Set reminders in your phone, when it vibrates make it say “BRING THE JOY”
  • Every time you walk pass a doorway, tell yourself: “I’ll find the good in this room”
  • Whenever waiting in a line, remind yourself : “ rate you current level of energy, is that
  • what you want, if not raise it !
  • Whenever you’re introduced to somebody, hug someone !
  • Whenever something positive happen, say “what a gift!”
  • Whenever you’re stress, focus on the positive things
  • Be grateful everyday for all the things that happen

19. Commit to having great health because great health brings great energy:

  • Workout daily
  • Eat healthy
  • Sleep 8 hours a day

20. To succeed you need to be obsess about being successful:

21. You’ll never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice

22. Set a deadline, without it you’ll lose the urgency

23. Make it your duty to succeed

24. Always check whether are you on you A game

25.How to be in the zone and create flow in your work:

  • Have a clear and challenging yet attainable goal
  • Work with strong concentration and focus
  • What you’re doing is intrinsically rewarding
  • Lost self consciousness a but and feel serene doing it
  • Time stops because you focused on the present that you lose track of time
  • You’re getting immediate feedback on your performance
  • The challenge is difficult enough but not too easy
  • You stop thinking about physical needs

26. Build a positive peer group to help you succeed:

  • Volunteer to find new positive people, volunteers are more educated and successful
  • Ask your successful friends to introduce you to his positive friends
  • Find mentors
  • Be valuable and more positive people will flock to you

27.How To Increase Productivity:

  • Be clear on your goal
  • Being happy increases productivity
  • Maintain focus
  • Avoid being overwhelm and paralyze by too much data
  • Avoid distraction, multitasking is a distraction

28. How to have work life balance:

  • Take a break every 45 – 60 minutes
  • Powering through long hours is bad advice
  • Slow down for a while so that you can go fast when you need to

29. Doing work that matter most:

  • Increase production of work that matters
  • Scientist and musicians who succeed produce the most high quality outputs
  • Spent 60% of your time producing valuable work

30. How to reach your goal faster:

  • Chart out five moves you need to do to in order
  • All other stuff are distraction
  • Delegate all other task
  • Block your time and focus on completing the five major moves

31. Repetition rarely leads to high performance, deliberate practice does

32. Instead you should practice progressive mastery

33. There are 2 ways to obtain power:

  • Through fear
  • Through love

34. Ask people for help, people are more likely to help than we expect

35. Give and you shall receive

36. Appreciating people goes a long way

37. Master challenges with this statements:

  • I’m confident I can achieve my goals despite obstacles or resistance
  • I love trying to master new challenges
  • I respond quickly to challenges and I don’t delay or avoid them

38. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear

39. You’ll never discover what you’re capable of without taking action

40. You’re stronger than you think

41. Everyday share something with someone what you think and want in life:

  • You want to write a book
  • You want hit the gym because you love to feel more vital and alive

42. How to be confident:

  • Be competent with important skills
  • Give yourself credit
  • Believe in yourself that you can handle what you need to learn
  • Be true to yourself and others, live the way you think you should
  • Start connecting with people
  • Engage people
  • Curiosity x (Competence + congruence + connection) = Confidence

43. Confidence conditioning internal dialogue:

  • I know what to do and how to add value here
  • I know I’m living in alignment with who I want to be
  • I know I’ll do well with others, because I’m genuinely interested in learning  about them and serving them

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