As you may have guessed by now, we have a real passion for helping people become Sustainable High Performers. You may assume that’s because it’s our business, but it goes much deeper than that. Every day, through our work with clients, we get to hear the benefits that clients experience as they shift the needle from where they were to becoming Sustainable High Performers.
Having worked with thousands of top executives, I thought it would be helpful to share with you what a Sustainable High Performer is and does.
A SUSTAINABLE HIGH PERFORMER……
_recognizes that they are not super human. They’re just someone who makes their performance and sustainability a priority (shown with action).
_has a very high level of awareness of how their behaviors impact their energy, resilience, and brain performance.
_understands that mindful pleasure is critical to high performance. In other words, they plan for fun.
_prepares for their day (e.g., big meetings, “usual” meetings, presentations, going home). They even recognize rough days and come fully prepared to meet the challenges.
_understands that they are a work in progress. They focus on the process to get there rather than crossing some imaginary finish line.
_understands that little things really do matter. They see their day as a series of small opportunities and they do simple things to make a big difference.
_is curious to learn and open to try new things because they want that competitive edge.
_has a clear picture of who they want to be (energy, emotional state, presence, etc.) in every situation.
_is aware that there are bad days, but has strategies to process, refocus, and get back on track.
_stays clear of drama and focuses on those things within their control.
_uses anchors and reminders to stay on track and focus on what is really important.
_knows they can’t be their best without a strong and integrated support system. They are grateful and supportive of those around them.
_sees Sustainable High Performance as an attitude and a mindset. They use this as their foundation for success and they improve everyone around them.
I’m sure our list of Sustainable High Performer traits is incomplete. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts to make that list grow.
By Jogi Rippel
CEO // Founder