Brendon Burchard is a high-performance coach that helps billionaires maintain peak operation in their respective fields. In his years of experience as a coach and consultant, he’s built a following of over 10 million fans. With clients like Oprah Winfrey and Arianna Huffington, he knows what it takes to push beyond expectations and access new career heights previously unreached.

After working with the best of the best, he’s uncovered 3 key traits the highest performers share in common, and we at #MakingBank are lucky enough to hear about them straight from the source. If you can incorporate the following strategies in your life, you too can achieve a deeper level of work and higher performance results.

Ambition

The top performers are not only hungry, but they’ve unlocked a mindset of permission to strive for more. Instead of thinking in terms of their current circumstances, they see beyond, to what is possible down the line. Because of this, they possess an uncommon resilience that allows them to push past the need for other people’s permission, expectation, or reality so they can live in that dream or vision-like space.

Instead of zeroing in on the single step ahead, give yourself permission to look to the ambitious future. Choose to expect more for your life than the current reality, or even the reality next door to where you are now. Think bigger.

Competency

Billionaire performers are not billionaires by accident — they’re good at their craft and consistently work to get better. There is no such thing as arriving at a destination of peak performance. You can always be better.

Set an intention to grow your competency. “With competency comes confidence, and you know you can master something when you get more confident.” With confidence comes the willingness to try new things you don’t know how to do, which will, in turn, increase your competency — Brendon refers to this as the Confidence Competence Loop in high-performance research.

Community

Find your tribe. It’s not just a hashtag; it’s a necessity for your success. You need people around you that will push you, inspire you, and call you out when you’re not doing what you need to do. This doesn’t mean you need to KonMari all the negative people in your life. Instead, you need to increase the number of people that consistently fill you with positivity, support, and the intel you need to succeed.

Volunteer, find a mentor, and follow the successful people in your world through networking or conferences so you can grow like them.

If you can develop your ambition, grow your competency, and surround yourself with high achievers in your workspace, you’ve got the “seeds for an uncommon level of greatness.”

In addition to these three things, build daily, weekly, and monthly high-performance habits. Pay attention to the things in your life that take up your time. High performers spend 60% of their time on challenging, specific work, honing their productivity in specialized areas. Challenge yourself to do the same, and have the courage to share your ambition, vision, thoughts, and needs with people in your community who will help keep you accountable and get you where you’re trying to go.

To keep up with Brendon, find him at www.Brendon.com and tune into his podcast, HPX.

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