5 Things Extraordinary Performers Do

by | Mar 15, 2018 | Blogs

Do you ever get emails through from publications or come across articles titled along the lines of ….

The top 10 things High Performers do,

7 Habits of Winners,

5 Morning Routines for Victory


I’m sure you know exactly what I’m referring to as you are reading this very article. I often see a number of articles like this and it really got me thinking, besides from inspiration, how deep, far and wide does the content go in terms of creating a real impact for the reader?

Are the strategies on a whole what every extraordinary performer, winner or leader does?

I mean every ‘successful’ being?

As the strategies in every article on the top 5,10,15 tips/tools always vary, differ and can be generic, this got me thinking on a very basic level, what are the best tools that actually work and are the difference that make the difference?

What are the game changing ideas in high performance that you can apply today? I literally mean 2-3 habits that you would find exist within the top performers across a number of industries.

As a Peak Performance Coach, my passion is working with Entrepreneurs and High Performers to help them be and operate at their very best. My obsession is unleashing an elite performance within the extraordinary individual I am coaching 1-2-1, the audience in front of me at a seminar/workshop I run or through an article/publication like this.

For todays article, I am approaching things very differently and will share 5 strategies with you that I have found really make a true impact in the levels of our achievement and the success we envision.

Without further ado the 5 strategies are:

Strategy 1- Extraordinary Performers sharpen their self awareness & break the rules

Strategy 2- See Strategy 1

Strategy 3- See Strategy 1

Strategy 4- See Strategy 1

Strategy 5- See Strategy 1

Thats right, extraordinary performers understand they create their world from the inside out and break the rules often because they sharpen one skill consistently……self awareness.

There is a hidden power in self awareness that many are unaware of and this for me is more powerful than 5 top tips I could loop together and publish in an article for you.

High performers don’t do things by the norm but enjoy shaking things up, disrupting industries, innovating and discovering the best methods that help them create more impact in the world around them.

We live in an age where there is an abundance of information….literally…. and everywhere you look there is an expert, guru, genie, magician & speaker with the latest 100 strategies to XYZ. The truth is, leaders who continually cultivate self awareness tend to break the rules & act through knowing thyself and their game as they understand there is no single path to victory.

Through working with thousands of people, I have found that the path to victory is very very individual for each extraordinary high performer as we are built so very differently.

One of my mentors recently shared an insight with me so profound that it blew my mind.

He said that most of us who want to play the game of life at the highest level, look for the perfect system, to model other successful people, to find ‘the right way’ or ‘the best path’….but the truth is….most of the successful people you see today, created and discovered their system as they went along their journey.

This insight truly blew me away.

There are hundreds of tactics masked as strategies you can implement but to achieve high performance, one of the best insights counter intuitively, is to step away and uncover what you need in this moment itself that can help you do, be & achieve more in the things that matter most.

You’ve heard those cheesy but incredibly accurate quotes along the lines of ‘slowing down is speeding up’ and I agree. Connection with yourself is power and information can be suffocation.

I believe that if we want to achieve our best, we need to treat ourselves like a high performance machine. This involves acknowledging the noise/hustle & bustle around us and looking at our engine to identify, what will help you transform the impact and success you are looking to create whether as an Entrepreneur, Leader, CEO, Parent or any other key role.

Trust your intuition and awareness, everyone has an opinion on the best morning rituals, routines, habits, steps to do XYZ and its vital we continue to learn to strengthen our mindset, but without forgetting to design your own system tailor made for you that serves your ultimate purpose.

“Connection with yourself is power and information can be suffocation”

The key to peak performance is understanding you! Instead of giving you an actual list of 3,4,5,99 things successful people do…..

instead I have a challenge for you.

Spend some time creating even more self awareness, uncover your blind spots, identify what you can do more off and less off… and then go out there & break the rules. The rules meaning what is safe, popular by others and practiced for a number of years but may be the very holding you back.

Disruption & innovation can equal massive progress. It is time to disrupt your routines, lifestyle, decision making framework etc?

Instead lean inwards, see what works for you. Whatever does fantastic, whatever does not, let it go and craft a path out of what is true for you.

I love learning from a number of experts across the world in a variety of fields such as health, psychology, relationships, business, economics but one mindset i’ve always carried with me is that I only practice knowledge not because of what is recommended, but because of what is most relevant to me in this moment in time.

As Reid Hoffman famously said “An entrepreneur is someone who will jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down.”

I believe this quote applies to a number of people whether entrepreneurs or not. Sometimes we need to take that leap, push our comfort zone and create our system as we go along.

There is a time for planning, mapping & strategy but at times, certainty is created through self awareness and growing through the uncertainty.

Is it time you took that leap or jumped out of the metaphorical plane?

I would love to hear what you personally took and will implement after reading this article! Comment below and i’ll respond to you as soon as I can.

Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at [email protected]

Live Empowered,

Your friend and Life coach

Raghav Parkash