Confession – I’ve always been a fan of the TV show Shark Tank. Every now and then an entrepreneur will come into the tank and, even though their business keeps losing money, they’re too stubborn to change their thinking and try something different.
Being an Outperformer means you’re focused and confident, but you’re also flexible enough to make course corrections and realize when something isn’t working, then taking the necessary steps to do something about it.
Action Item: Insanity = doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Is there an area of your life where you could benefit from a fresh, objective approach? We’re all creatures of habit and sometimes the way we’re doing it isn’t the best way.
Values are the things that hold the most importance to you. They are the things you will never compromise…in any situation.
“Be who you are. Outperformers know who they are with anyone is who they are with EVERYONE.”
Let your values be your rock. Losing sight of them also means losing the trust of those around you.
Action Item: What are your top 3 values? Why did you choose these and how do you demonstrate them in your life? Write it down.
True Outperformers understand that you catch more bees with honey than vinegar (I think that’s the line, right?). They have a short-term memory of failure and a long-term memory of success.
Remaining positive and upbeat, regardless of circumstances, allows Outperformers to take calculated risks, have less stress, effectively generate solutions and rally other like-minded people around them.
Action Item: Every day, wake up and write down (or, at least, think about) ONE thing for which you’re grateful. Doing this consistently will condition a mindset of positivity. You’ll start instinctively looking at what’s right instead of what’s wrong, in any situation.
Look at these 10 things like spokes of a bicycle wheel. Some of them you probably embody every day. Others may be more of a struggle.
You can still move forward with a couple of broken spokes, but not at nearly the velocity you could if everything was solid and working in harmony.
“The true Outperformer will spend more time working on weakness than showing off strength.”