Keys To Being A High Performer
The current market is an extremely competitive space, only the highest of performers have what it takes to become a part of the top 1%.
In Season 6, Episode 47 of The Making Bank podcast, Randy Garn dives into the secrets of being a high performer. Randy is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and partnered with many Companies. Randy is also a New York Times best selling author, who co-authored the book ‘Prosper: Create The Life You Really Want.’ Randy is currently a partner at the High Performance Institute and Tamarak, a venture capital company. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build their companies and unlock their true potential as high performers. He specializes in guiding leaders through personal and professional transformations.
On the podcast Randy emphasizes the importance of people. He talks about his philosophy of aligning with the right people. Randy sticks to his philosophy and that’s why he is actively involved in helping entrepreneurs find success and understand the importance of people as well as the role they play in your life. Randy explains that a large part of maintaining consistently high performance comes from your own personal wellbeing. So if you want to consistently go above and beyond to achieve success, these are the keys to being a high performer:
Your mental wellbeing encompasses the inner workings of your body and usually how we describe how you’re doing in life. A person’s mental health is arguably one of the most integral and essential parts of their overall health. Most processes start in our heads, our ideas, thoughts, motivations and actions. A person’s personal mental wellbeing dictates how they respond to the positives and negatives in their life — it defines how that person thinks about things, handles their emotions and controls their actions or responses. That’s why it’s key for entrepreneurs to keep their mental wellness in check. Often entrepreneurs have to deal with stress, failure and many other negative aspects of life. As an entrepreneur it’s crucial to learn how to deal with the negatives, without allowing it to take a toll on your mental health. It’s essential to develop healthy habits and attitudes that are good for your mental wellness; the road to success gets easier to traverse when your head is in the right space.
Your emotional wellness is just as important as your mental and physical wellbeing. Our emotional health dictates our awareness and acceptance of our feelings. Life comes with its ups and downs, even more so when you’re looking for a breakthrough in a highly competitive market. One of the most vital traits an entrepreneur can have is the ability to be vulnerable. Rather than pushing away our negative feelings and emotions, it’s crucial that we learn how to be aware of our feelings and truly understand them. Once you understand your emotions, then you can work on accepting and dealing with them to become emotionally healthy. Being emotionally healthy allows you to feel happy and being happy is the foundation for success.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t just mentally demanding, it’s physically demanding as well. There are no exceptions for when your health matters. You don’t want to just go about living your life, you want to live a higher quality life. Often entrepreneurs have to travel, maintain tight schedules and work long hours. That’s why you need to be physically fit on top of being mentally and emotionally healthy. The risk of not keeping physically fit means you can fall sick and tire yourself out easier. No entrepreneur wants to lose out on a productive day and have to push back their schedules because they’ve fallen ill. Focus on your physical health and do your best to stay in shape — you’ll feel motivated, feel better about yourself, have a lot more energy and in turn you’ll end up being a lot more productive.
Another important part of our overall wellness is a person’s spiritual wellbeing. You can define spiritual wellbeing as your search for purpose and meaning in life. It also often dictates our ideals, values and beliefs. By acknowledging our search for purpose in our lives, we learn to live according to the idea that there is more to achieve in life. It guides our actions to become more consistent with our values and beliefs. Your spiritual wellness doesn’t just affect your connection with a higher power, it also helps you connect better with people. One of the benefits of being spiritually healthy is mindfulness — it gives us clarity and allows us to slow down and be more present so that we can focus on things better. The more hectic life becomes the more important it is to step back and think things over. You’ll find life easier to keep up with if you don’t overlook your spiritual wellness.
Finally one of the most important parts of your life are the people. The people that surround us not only influence and shape us into who we are, they also affect where you will be able to reach in life. Randy’s philosophy centers around aligning yourself with the right people because he understands the importance of people. You want to have people that will cheer you on and lift you up. Don’t surround yourself with people that will hold you back. The same applies to how you treat people — as an entrepreneur and leader, it’s essential that you cheer on your team and help inspire and develop them to be better. The best way to grow and succeed is to do it with other people.