Hey there everyone, it’s George from Booming Business here and in today’s video we’re going to go through the 5 traits of top performing business owners.
I was doing a Strategy Session with a new client of mine called Jase the other day. I’ve known Jase for quite a while so I turned to him and said, “Jase, I can’t wait to see the awesome results you’re going to get on this program because I know you’re a bit of a gun.” Jase turned back to me and said, “Well, how do you know that, George? Do you say that to everyone or do you actually have a way of knowing who’s going to be more successful than others?”
Now that really got me thinking…
So I went back and I looked at all the people who I’d ever worked with, the people who I’d coached one-on-one, the people who I’ve done some consulting with, some training for or we put a workshop together and they’ve attended. I started to look through the whole list and there are about a 1,000 people. Now some of those people on the list got some good results. Some got some great results and others got some really tremendously amazing results.
As I started to explore the people who got those tremendously amazing results a little bit closer, there were some things that jumped out on the page. In fact, as I started to analyze them, there were 5 things that popped out more so than anything else.
I’m going to share what those 5 things are with you so that you can get some of those great results too. Let’s go have a look at what they are.
The first trait that the high performers have is that they’re able to Stay Focused.
They have 1-3 major items or projects that they focus on at any given point in time. These are usually in some kind of quarterly plan with all the steps broken down, outlined and time framed across each week.
They consciously avoid distraction and any new items that pop up go straight onto a backlog list to be considered for actioning next quarter or later on.
Because of this, everybody who works with me uses an updated framework version of SCRUM, which I call The Momentum Model in order to stay focused, avoid distractions, and gain serious momentum in their business.
The second trait that the high performers have is that they Keep Learning.
Just like elite athletes need to keep on training and top musicians need to constantly practice, if they don’t want to fall behind, you need to keep learning. As the old saying goes, the more you learn, the more you earn.
The key here is that while the top achievers were constantly learning, they were learning about things that were directly related to whatever they were focused on. There’s so much information to learn that a common trap people fall into is that they pick up a book or an audio, or a video and they start learning all this new content and they want to implement straight away. The problem is that’s how you fall into a trap. That’s how you get distracted. You have to find a balance and focus on what’s going to be important and give you the most impact right now.
The third trait of high performers is that they Implement More.
They don’t wait to get things perfect. They want to get things out there so that they can test it, tweak it and refine it. They expect that whatever they do will likely fail the first time, probably even the second and third time but what is important is that implementation beats procrastination every single time.
The fourth trait of the high performers is that they Do the Basics Well.
As business grows and it becomes more demanding and there’s more moving parts, it’s easy to forget the basics and the smaller details. However, the top performers don’t forget the basics.
In fact, they make it mission critical to make sure the basics are always implemented extremely well.
The fifth trait of the high performers is that they Don’t Waste Time.
They don’t waste time because they are good at managing their time. They universally use a diary or a calendar and allocate time for everything that they have to do. In essence, they not only know what they need to do but they also deliberately schedule time for when they need to do it, and then they stick to it…
Quick question for you.
Out of those 5 things we just looked at, if you had to choose just 1 of them, 1 of them that’s the most important for you right now, and 1 of them that would make the most impact in your business right now, which one would you choose?
Once you’ve got that one, I’ve got a challenge for you.
Over the next few weeks, I want you to commit yourself to mastering whatever that item is you’ve just chosen.
Once you’ve done that, go back and master the next one and then the next one and the next one until you’ve got all 5.
What I want you to then do is look at the results you’re achieving and see how much better they are.
In the meantime, let me know which of those areas you chose in the comments below or shoot me an email and I’ll send you through a tool or resource that will help you master that area a lot faster.
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