Successful bloggers master of high performance. In particular, they gain control over the six Pillars of High Performance, which gives them heightened and sustained levels of energy, clarity, courage, productivity, and influence. As a result, they have an increased ability to become a high-performing bloggers.
What are these six Pillars of High Performance? They are:
Let’s take a quick look at each pillar and how it relates to high performance and your blogging career or effectiveness.
First, you must master your physiology. How you treat your body affects every area of your performance, including your ability to write and publish blog posts or keep up with other blogging tasks.
If you don’t feel strong, energetic, and flexible, you won’t have the stamina to work the necessary hours to achieve your goals. Nor will you be able to focus on your posts or site.
When you make exercise, healthy eating, and sleep a priority in your life, you function at your best professionally. Your body an your brain can do the tasks required of them, especially if they get enough oxygen, water and nutrients.
Second, you must master your psychology. Your mind provides a powerful tool—if you train it on the thoughts and beliefs that serve you.
If your mind is filled with negative thoughts and limiting beliefs, though, you’ll have a difficult time creating a successful blog or carry through with your blogging goals.
Mastering your psychology means learning to focus your thoughts on what you want (not on what you don’t want) and changing limiting beliefs to unlimited ones. Your mind then supports your efforts to succeed as a blogger.
Third, you must master your productivity. Productive bloggers attract more readers—and book deals—because they churn out more posts than other bloggers.
The more productive you are as a blogger—the more you get done in less time—the higher your success potential. Therefore, blogging becomes less time consuming, but your work will still be high quality.
Also, productive bloggers have time for their passion projects. They aren’t stuck blogging just to make money. If you structure your time, handle priorities first, and focus your attention in the time you have, you gain the freedom to focus on blogging and writing projects that interest you most. And you gain the ability to serve your target market in a larger way.
Fourth, learn to master your ability to persuade—yourself and others. As a blogger, you can use your influence in positive ways.
Persuasion is necessary for attracting readers to your blog, getting them to sign up for your mailing list, selling your books, but as you develop the “know, like, trust” factor with your target audience, you become a positive role model. That allow you—and your work—to inspire others or help people.
Also, you need persuasive skills to land guest blogging spots, interviews, blurbs and forewords for your books as well as to build an author platform.
Fifth, master your presence. Your ability to be present in any situation dictates to a large degree your outcome.
Become present—conscious, aware, interested, and focused in the moment—and all your results change for the better. Your relationships with other bloggers, followers, and readers improve. You complete your work more efficiently and produce higher quality products. You make the most out of each day because you aren’t living in the future or the past.
Last, master your purpose. When you know your Big Why, your passion drives you forward to achieve your blogging goals and dreams.
High performing bloggers revolve all their actions and decisions around fulfilling their purpose. When you stay “on purpose,” you move closer to achieving your goal of becoming a successful blogger every day.
Plus, it’s easier to perform necessary tasks when you know doing so moves you closer to fulfilling your mission. When you feel called or compelled to take action, you do so. In the process, you fulfill your purpose and potential—and you produce amazing work.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest), how do you rate yourself in these six areas of high performance? If you don’t score a 9 or 10 in each area, it’s time to level up!
Tell me in a comment below how you scored.
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