[Book review] High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
Let Kris J Simpson review Brendon Burchard’s newest book High Performance Habits.
Life Coach and Author Kris J. Simpson review Brendon Burchard’s newest book High Performance Habits.
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Here in San Diego, it’s my mentor Mr. Brendon Burchard, BB we call him for short. He has just released High Performance Habits. He’s got about, I guess about six different books. He’s been writing books for some time. What I love about him as an author is first of all he calls himself an author. You know a lot of people in the self-development, personal development space, although they have written books they don’t really think that they’re authors and it’s just something that they have to do, they have to do to get the message out and they do it, but I think Brendon thinks it’s a craft, it’s an art and he’s an artist. And if you look at the books that he’s written I think this is probably book number seven if I’m not mistaken, High Performance Habits, you’ll see that each book is different, never is it the same. He’s written non-fiction and he’s written fiction. Now that is very, very odd. You know if you’re a reader by heart like myself, if you like to read books it’s not that common these days with all that social media going on, you’ll really appreciate somebody that can flip back and forth like that and really experiment with their writing style. You know typically it’s always the same, but he’s able to look at being an author or authorship as a craft, as an art and essentially learn a new way of doing that art. So you know that’s what this one’s all about. It’s actually a thesis. He’s done a ton of research on you know what makes high performance and what makes people successful, sustainable long term success. He’s done tons of surveys and gathered tons of important empirical evidence just like somebody that is you know in a Ph.D. program or is a doctor of you know something that has to write theses and publications for you know whatever they’re trying to prove. He’s done the same thing here. So it’s just not another opinionated book of you know somebody that says well listen this is what I think makes people successful, this is a book that says this is what I know makes people successful and I’m just going to read out the inside cover here for 20 years now he says he’s been obsessed with just that, you know answering these three questions of success, why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others and they sustain that success, also, this is a really cool point here, I love this one, of those who polled off, who could say they were successful over the long term how come some of them are absolutely miserable, hate their life and some are really happy and look at it as a journey, and number three says here, this is why he wrote this book is he wants to show us what motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place and what practices help them improve the most and he’s narrowed it down to six habits. Now there weren’t six, I think there was 20 to 30, I can’t recall, but he said that these six are the ones that always appear. And what are those, let me just go over them really, really quickly here, I also want to let you know that you can get more information on this book, I want to support Brendon in getting his message out, go to brendon.com/habits and that’s where you’ll find more information on this book and you can also get it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters if you’re up in Canada. So here it is, here’s the six habits. Habit number one seeking clarity. Habit number two generating energy, cultivating energy as I always call it in my videos. Habit number three raising necessity, you know raising the importance, why it is so important, why it has to be done now. Habit number four increasing productivity. You know we’re always looking for productivity hacks. You know he’s not about the hacks, he’s about the habits okay. It’s not about taking shortcuts, it’s about you know instilling habits that work for the long term success and narrowing down what are the six greatest habits that you must have if you want to see success. Habit number five developing influence, that’s all about relationships. Habit number six is demonstrating courage and as you know earlier in this vlog I told you that was one of my words. I use brave, courageous, you know these, that really is the first and foremost thing that I want to cultivate within myself, that’s what I always want to be pointing at, that’s where I always want to be going to in that direction of being more brave and more courageous in my life. So I’ll just say that’s one of those six habits. So again you can go and find out more about this book. Highly recommend it, if you want to be successful and lead those three critical areas of relationships, career, finance and your health of course.