I have always been intrigued by the fact that some people can reach a better performance than other. I know that at a base level we are all intrinsically equal. But why is it that some business people and sportsmen can reach unique heights?
I grew up watching Formula 1, where drivers such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher displayed incredible performances. I was in awe as I watched Kelly Slater win 11 World Titles. As I started completed my studies and started to delve deeper into business I observed and tried to learn from Steve Jobs, Jorge Paulo Lemman, Ricardo Semler and DeRose. The commonality were results above average.
As time passed my professional and sporting experience expanded and I realized that there was "something special" to the most successful people. As I grew more successful I was lucky to have experience with many successful people and I learned, almost by osmosis, a series of learnings. I learned much by reading their biographies. All this knowledge was augmented and expanded as I practiced and benefited from the DeRose Method.
Through the accumulated experience and learnings I was able to become professionally accomplished. This meant that when I started to give lectures and teach courses, many people asked me how I could manage so many activities. How did I have such success while maintaining a fulfilled personal life? It was because of these questions and to share these insights that I created the courses "High Performance Method" and "10 Attitudes for High Performance". As I gained more insights, I also wrote text such as the one you are reading now.</>
In short, what I concluded was that while we all the the same potential, it is the inner attitude and the attitude towards what you face that will move you above the average. We can observe that, for example for high performance athletes, the physical and technical training is extraordinary. Amongst businesspeople, the intellectual training is very intense. But the competitive advantage lies in the emotional and mental training of the individual. The training which consistently forms a differentiated inner attitude that ensures above-average (or extraordinary) results.
As a result, I have collated a list of the main actions and attitudes that we must develop to achieve High Performance. The more of these elements that are present, the better the results.
- Focus and concentration;
- Creation of archetypes;
- Personal motivation;
- Mental and emotional Mastery;
- The Cumulative factor;
- The Associative factor.
I hope that this text can be a useful resource for you to find the path that will lead you to the accomplishments of your dreams.