When you hear the term “high performance,” do you think it applies only to machines, like cars? In fact, high performance applies to people like you—bloggers and writers—as well. The most successful people in any industry are high performers. Bloggers, also, need to become a high-performers to succeed.
You may not have been born a high-performance character. However, you can learn to increase your performance so you have heightened and sustained levels of clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence—qualities writers and authors need.
That’s what I did. What I learned helps me manage four…yes, four…blogs and write several books per year.
I got interested in high performance after attending Brendon Burchard’s High Performance Academy. Of course, I’ve always been interested in personal development and psychology. At the event, I realized quickly that, although many people saw me as clear-minded, energetic, productive, courageous, and influential, I could level up in almost every area of my life—personally and professionally. After completing a round of Certified High Performance Coaching, I knew I wanted to become a coach myself. I wanted to live the principles, and I wanted to offer Certified High Performance Coaching to writers and authors, many of whom need to become more productive, courageous, and influential.
What is High Performance?
So what is high performance as it relates to bloggers and blogging, and why would a blogger or writer need to develop this character trait? Let me explain…
These norms are not other people’s standard norms; they are your own standard norms. Thus, you make no comparison between yourself and others. Instead, you continually compare your self right now to who and where you want to be. You work to increase your own level of performance, and then you sustain that level until you are ready to level up again.
High performance is demonstrated both personally and professionally. That’s why high performance impacts every aspect of your life. In fact, it affects your physiology, psychology, productivity, as well as your persuasive skill. It also affects your ability to be present in every moment and to fulfill your potential and purpose.
Why Do Bloggers Need High Performance?
The majority of bloggers (and writers) I know don’t publish posts as much as they’d like. They talk about blogging and enjoy saying they are bloggers, but they don’t make the time to write and publish posts—let alone blog a book (or pen one some other way). They complain that life gets in the way of consistent blogging.
In other words, they aren’t productive.
They don’t have platforms, and they don’t inspire or motivate readers. They don’t make a positive and meaningful impact in the world with their words because the don’t write or blog and they have no one with whom to share that writing or that shares it for them.
These bloggers also may lack focus and vision about their blogs or feel too tired or burned out to pursue their blogging or book projects. Also, they may feel stuck in stress, worry, overwhelm, and fear.
They don’t possess high-performance traits, such as clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence. They don’t have the skills or strategies used by high performers in every industry, ones that help them buckle down and do the work. They don’t stay focused, present, on purpose, and intentional.
However, you can become a high-performance blogger, and begin churning out manuscripts, blog posts, marketing materials, and more. Intentionally approach your blogging (and your life) as a high performer by bringing engagement, joy, and confidence, as well as presence and purpose, to every aspect of your work (and life).
In the process, you will find yourself performing like a race car. You’ll consistently keep your mental and physical engine generating positive states of being that help you get to your destination. All your systems will run smoothly, helping you “race” toward your goals and dreams.
High-performance tools help you focus and intentionally approach your work despite the distractions and demands you encounter daily. And today, bloggers and writers encounter more distractions than ever before, like email and social media. As a high-performance blogger, however, you possess the ability and the tools to manage the chaos in your life. You take on the varying tasks, such as promotion, writing and technology, with ease, because you have the tools and strategies that help you focus your attention, block out distractions, and energetically approach your work.
Race to Your Best Blogging Self
Keep this in mind, though. There’s a difference between a race car and a high performer.
Despite an experienced driver at the wheel, a race car sometimes spins out of control. The car’s high performance can prove unreliable—the machine can run out of gas, experience an engine problem, or, if it gets sideswiped or rear-ended, can lose its ability to be navigated to safety.
High performance bloggers know how to avoid crashes and keep their “engines” running smoothly in all situations. They know how to steer their vehicles in a deliberate and consistent manner toward the finish line. That means they are more likely to finish the race.
How do they do that? They manage their psychology, physiology, productivity, and persuasive ability.
They learn how to manage (and change) their limiting beliefs, fears, and negative thoughts. They push themselves to eat a healthy diet, strengthen their bodies regularly, and get enough sleep, and they are present and focused so they accomplish more in less time. They become good role models, inspiring and motivating those they encounter.
High performance helps you generate the intentionality necessary to “race” forward toward your blogging and writing goals and dreams. As a high performer, you know how to maneuver smoothly around every corner, past every obstacle, and through traffic jams. You maintain (or regain) equilibrium when you get “bumped,” encounter a flat tire, or get squeezed out of your spot on the track.
Isn’t it time you got into the driver’s seat of your blogging life and took control of the wheel? Isn’t it time you took your foot off the brake and hit the gas? Isn’t it time you gave your blogging and writing life (as well as your entire career and whole life) a tune up? Of course, it is.
If you would like to become a high performer, read my ebook, 20 High-Performance Strategies and Habits You Can Implement TODAY! Get a FREE COPY when you fill out the form below. (The ebook will arrive attached to an email.)
Don’t wait! It’s your time…now…to level up so you can achieve your potential, fulfill your purpose and live your life fully.
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