Brendon Burchard
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High-Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way

High-Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way Book Cover
High-Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way Personal Development Hay House Audiobook & Kindle 10h 35m / 401 pages Audible & Amazon

These six habits will make you extraordinary.

After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits and you win. Neglect them and life is a never-ending struggle. We all want to be high performing in every area of our lives. But how? Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. This book is about the art and science of how to practice these proven habits. If you do adopt any new habits to succeed faster, choose the habits in this book. Anyone can practice these habits, and when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers. Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it. Each of the six habits is illustrated by cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now. High-Performance Habits is a science-backed, heart-centred plan to living a better quality of life. Best of all, you can measure your progress.


Excellent work that puts performance into context based on research performed on thousands of high performers over many years. This book distils the key actions you should review and take if you want to be a high(er) achiever. If you have read any of the founders of personal development (like Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, et al) you will recognise some of the same principles, but this updates the ‘founding fathers’ and delves deeper into specific actions you should take and do. A great template which should be studied and applied.

I have worked through the book in audio format and it highlighted areas I needed to work on. It added depth to the performance assessment the book asks you take and shows you may need to do more work in some areas than the overview the assessment provides. A great tool to reflect on your progress to date and springboard you to the next level, but you need to work through the printed materials (links provided in the book) and act on them. 

I have since downloaded the Kindle version, bought the High-Performance Planner and am currently taking some of Brendon’s excellent courses in the HPX system. Phenomenal work.

We live in one of three states as Brendon Burchard says - caged, comfortable or charged - often one of the first two. But we aspire to a better life, a more charged life, one where we don’t feel trapped or stuck in a rut (yet comfortable), one where we don’t compromise and live a charged life. My purpose is to help you find your charge. I post updates about my own journey here and if you have any questions or would like any support, feel free to contact me or connect with me on any of the social networks.

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