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You have achieved success, you enjoy what you do, you are ready to do more, you are a problem solver, but you are looking for something fresh …
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The single biggest challenge you face as a top performer is that your game is so much bigger than anyone around you. You play at a level where most people cannot even see how much you are holding back from what is possible.
I am an expert at taking high-achievers from around the world to the greatest levels of success. And here’s what I know about you:
Despite your success—actually, because of it—doing more of what you’re already doing will not lead to your next level of success.
In fact, the very qualities that have led to your current success are precisely what holds you back from even greater levels of accomplishment.
I initially look for 5 main qualities among those high achievers that most often are traita they have used to become the top performers. and also can get in their way over time.
Your gifts, in fact, become your challenges:
You are a powerful visionary. The very power of your vision can be detrimental to your success because you dream so big that you can get overwhelmed. When so many options it can be paralyzing.
You experience great success without feeling like you ever have had to work hard for those accomplishments. The thoughts float through that your success was due to the right place, right time, just knowing the right people, some talent, and a little work but nothing special. Many of the highest-achieving people on the planet judge themselves for being ‘lazy.’
Your very drive for success is motivated by deep commitments and values. You have deep, competing commitments that begin to surface the more successful you become.
You get comfortable in the Gray Zone. The Gray Zone refers to a pace set by a runner that is too fast for recovery and too slow for growth. The danger for a high performer is that your Gray Zone creates so much more than the average person that there is a temptation to underperform without even realizing that you’re doing so continually.
You are an extremely talented problem-solver. You have a finely-tuned ability to scan the horizon for “danger,” and this bias towards solving the problem means challenges and threats energize you. So you tend to avoid things—taxes, relationships, income, etc.—until they reach problem-level status. And you struggle to focus on longer-term goals.
You seek perfection. The more success you have and the more money you make, the greater the pressure to keep up with that level of success. The barrier to start each subsequent project becomes unbearably high because each time, it is re-set to an even greater level, based upon the rewards of your previous project.
You are future-focused. Having your attention firmly on the future enables you to take action immediately, the moment you have an idea.
You don’t need help. Well, you don’t. People are astounded by what you create. You are one of the highest-achieving people you know. And you definitely don’t need support. So you are missing your own very personal support team.
You miss out on hearing the “truth.”The higher you rise, the harder it can become for you to open up with the people around you. And the higher you rise, the harder it becomes for the people around you to speak their truth.
Top performers often have few people in their world willing to say exactly what they need to hear the most.