What the Exceptional 10% do differently to Outperform Everyone Else

One thing became immediately clear: EXCEPTIONAL HAS A PATTERN.

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The exceptional 10% who outperform everyone else exist in every company. They have been the focus of hundreds of studies over the last ten years in order to answer one question:

What do they do differently to outperform everyone else?

Data from these research studies was collated and broken down to find commonalities among the exceptional 10%.

One thing became immediately clear: EXCEPTIONAL HAS A PATTERN.

That pattern is fully replicable and it can be summarised with the acronym

B.R.A.I.N. R.E.S.T™. It seemed appropriate since brain rest was key to their success, and of the nine elements of the B.R.A.I.N. R.E.S.T™ framework, it was perhaps the most important.

At the most basic level, brain rest simply means taking regular breaks from work. In fact, on average the exceptional 10% never worked for longer than 52 minutes without a break.  However, all breaks are not created equal. An effective break clears mental clutter and boosts brain power and creativity, an ineffective break, like grabbing a coffee and giving out about a work project or colleague, only adds to mental clutter and lowers productivity.

Top three effective breaks:

-A 15 minute walk outdoors without your mobile phone!



Even walking briskly to your car and then listening to uplifting, high frequency music for ten minutes with your eyes closed while you recline back in your car seat is an incredibly effective break (as long as you’re not scrolling through your phone at the same time).

For more information visit B.R.A.I.N. R.E.S.T™

Trina Rea, a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar, is the Founder of the online programme B.R.A.I.N. R.E.S.T Her company works with Corporate Clients and individuals teaching them how to apply B.R.A.I.N. R.E.S.T so they too can join the Exceptional 10% and outperform everyone else.

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