Professional athletes train hard and closely monitor what they put into their bodies. They have a team and even hire professionals on the side to help them reach peak state within their body and in their mind.
They know this is how they’ll become the one percent of their profession. They’re always looking for that edge and they’ll go to great lengths to get it.
It’s the same for top leaders. You have no doubt read articles, watched videos, and listened to podcast episodes about one percent leaders such as Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, etc.
They are literally changing the world and setting an example of different ways to think about entrepreneurship and its impact.
Here’s the thing, you don’t have to be a big name or have what they have to become a one percent leader at what you do. There are four tactics that you can use to become the best at what you do and experience explosive growth.
Have complete clarity on where you’re going.
One of the biggest edges you can give yourself is a great self-awareness. Knowing as much as possible about yourself helps you understand when to push and when you need to take a break.
You understand what works for you and what doesn’t. You know what you’re likely to implement and what you’ll make excuses about. All of this helps you become more efficient as you do the work that builds your life.
You have to know you. Clarity on how you tick will help you map out what you’re building towards. Growth means constant work. You can’t go somewhere if you don’t know where you’re going. You should know what your ideal life looks like and have major goals to get there.
Leaders in the one percent don’t have major struggles with self-worth. They know who they are and what they’re capable of. They have a clear vision for where they’re going in life and business. Get clarity on your major why’s. It’s the road that helps you get clear on the plan.
Cut out everything that doesn’t fit.
You may have heard that whom you surround yourself with has a direct effect on your attitude and what you’ll do. It goes beyond that. Those who are negative or complacent will drag you down without even trying. That attitude and outlook will have a negative effect on your mindset.
Cut negativity in any form out of your life. It will feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulder.
Not everything that’s in our life or business is meant to be there forever. Some things fit for a period of time and then it’s time to grow beyond that level.
Elite leaders’ self-awareness helps them see what fits and what needs to go. Then, they’re not afraid to make the hard choices. Don’t be afraid to cut things that aren’t serving your business goals.
Get real about your mind battles.
A large battle that needs to be won to become one percent happens in your mind. The mind is a beautiful and scary place at times.
As humans, we often make things a bigger deal than they actually are. Getting control of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions will help you operate your business on another level.
You will have negative and sad things going on in your mind — that’s natural. But, you control how you respond. You can give in or you can process through it and do the work to move forward. The one percent of leaders know that most situations have a way out.
Win that battle in your mind daily. Learn how to stay in peak state more often and you’ll be more efficient in the action you take.
Do the work consistently.
Thoughts, words, plans, and intentions are a great start but they have to be followed up with action. To be a leader and experience explosive growth, you’ll need to do the work consistently.
That work involves creating a strong foundation, fulfillment, creating content, planning, partnerships, and more. Whatever it takes to grow your business and life is what you should be doing.
Too many leaders take the hot and cold attitude towards business. Build-in lots of consistency and watch your growth flourish.
More than anything, you have to want this. You can’t let the fear of rejection or self-limiting beliefs keep you from doing what it takes to accomplish all of your major goals.
Believe that you deserve it and then do something about it. Become an authentic leader and claim the life and business that makes you happy and fulfilled.
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