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High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way

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After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you
Hardcover, 393 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Hay House, Inc.
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Boni Aditya This is a derivative work i.e. there is little or no value addition from the author, he has compiled this work from others works i.e. if you have read…moreThis is a derivative work i.e. there is little or no value addition from the author, he has compiled this work from others works i.e. if you have read, GRIT, MINDSET, QUIET, BLINK, BLACK SWAN, FLOW, and such master pieces - I have read them all, he refers to those concepts i.e. he has not developed a concept of his own, in the entire book! The habits are extremely generic, i.e. let's say high performers have 15 - 20 habits each, he has taken the intersection of the habits, that are common between 100's of high performers, and proclaimed that those are the habits that are responsible for their success, while ignoring the other 10 - 15 habits that are unique to each high performer.(less)
Leighanna I think you can always gain knowledge and understanding from different perspectives. You can always skip the first few chapters and just go straight t…moreI think you can always gain knowledge and understanding from different perspectives. You can always skip the first few chapters and just go straight to the habits. I didn't necessarily find that these habits were all habits that you actively did but more frames of mind that you actively put yourself in on a constant basis.(less)

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Greg Swierad
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
There are so many books written about habits and also the habits of successful people, you could think that there is nothing that you could learn any more. However, the unique perspective of Brendon Burchard makes this book worth reading. All habits have their source in a proper mindset. Brendon focuses to create this mindset, and then he gives us very practical actions.

My top 3 habits from this book are:

* Define how you want to feel entering and leaving the situation.
* Master transitions betwee
Gary Moreau
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was not prepared to like this book. I’ve never met the author or heard him speak, but I admit to having a bias against the premise that is at the heart of all consulting—that everything can be taught. It’s not a false assumption; it’s just not a complete one. Context is everything, which is why history often has less to teach us than we may think.

Too many books of this genre are written by people who have been drinking the Kool-Aid and come to believe they have discovered the true essence of w
Nov 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
I almost always find SOME redeeming bit of wisdom in a self-help book. Not so with this 393 page waste of a perfectly good tree.

The introduction came across as douchy, braggy, and self-absorbed. It promised far, far too much that I already knew the book couldn't deliver what it was saying it could. I read the email at the beginning of the first chapter, and the bit that followed about life coaching and thought it was mildly interesting. Then the author started bragging again.

I decided to flip
Mohamud Salhan
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Won't be a classic.
An amateur attempt to overthrow "7 Habits of highly effective people" and other habit related classic self-help books. Overpraises his own achievements and how great he has done over the last few years.

He could have covered these 6 habits in less than 100 pages.

Avoid, waste of time.
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-improvement
First, a quote from the Dalai Lama :
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.”

And now, some notes:

“Learning opens the mind and begs it to play.”

“Bring the joy.”

“Emotions are different than feelings… an emotion is mostly a reaction, and a feeling is an interpretation… The emotion of fear came up, but you don’t have to choose to feel scared and run away…”

“High performe
Lauren Crow
Dec 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book could’ve been good, but there’s nothing original in it and the author is so busy bragging that he forgets he’s supposed to be helping you. It was a self-absorbed ode to himself. Very unfortunate as there were some useful tidbits, but they remained tidbits due to the author’s ego-centric approach.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review to come once I consolidate my thoughts. There's a ton of material here! ...more
Amy | Foxy Blogs
I was able to listen to this audiobook via Mr. Burchard's podcast. The audiobook is broken into 11 episodes and is free to listen to. You can find them on: THE BRENDON SHOW podcast. The first episode is from April 6, 2018.

I'm going to listen to them again because there was a lot of stuff to gain from it.
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-book-list
Highly recommend.

The Six Habit are:
1. Seek Clarity.
2. Generate Energy.
3. Raise Necessity.
4. Increase Productivity.
5. Develop Influence.
6. Demonstrate Courage.

While at first glance these seems rather obvious or bland, the chapters describing each one are very helpful.

* If there were only 5 major moves to make that goal happen, what would they be?
* Do not play small to placate others. Live your truth.
*Be more intentional about who you want to become.
* Release tension. Set intention.
* Be
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yay! I found a book that I really enjoyed. I was starting to get nervous.

There is information in High Performance Habits that will definitely help to mold you into a more successful and awake person, that's for sure.

I really loved this. It's full of great advice and insight. Highly recommend!
Boni Aditya
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help
The author of this book wanted to write a book and he wanted a reason to produce another book and so he went about and found a good title that would get people to buy this book. Like many other self-help books in the market, this book is just motivation porn. There is little or no value addition by the author in this respect. There are few, very few areas where he has added some value i.e. the section where he talks about writing a book. That is the only value addition. The rest is just spiritua ...more
Marius Schober
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Don't read it, simply don't. ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Common sense doesn’t equate to common practice... I wasn’t familiar with the author and generally tend to wait a bit to jump to new releases. Thankfully I didn’t postpone this book - it was the most influential one I’ve read this year, if not ever. It is a keeper, one of those books you have to have, and absorb repeatedly - it is a life-changer. Regardless if you think of yourself as a high-achiever, this is a book that will help you become a more balanced person and help you to improve any area ...more
Tiago Soares
Oct 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Not a book I would recommend to people to buy because I believe there are out there many better ones.

This is not to discredit the work of Brendon Burchard. The 6 habits and explanations are good, but again, it has too much fluff.
Razan Jambi
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I would’ve given this book 10 stars if I could. I believe it’s one of the best self help books I’ve ever read. Brendon gives a real image about what it means to be a high performer and the struggle it takes to get there. Everything he talks about in his book is just common sense and very realistic. This book is very valuable and I am sure anyone who reads it will have a huge mindset shift when it comes to productivity, being authentic, having self discipline and achieving goals.
Phillip Ssali
Nothing ground breaking but useful for a novice

There is nothing new, extraordinary or supremely different about this book. If you have read one or two other books on performance or potential, you need no read this. If you are a first timer, you could pick up an idea or two.
Tõnu Vahtra
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
My perception from first chapters of this book was quite negative (was thinking about 3 or maybe even 2 stars) because it was all about self-appraisal, I could not stand the sales speech on why this book was the best and why he is more entitled that others. This was one of the few books that I actually wanted to stop reading after completing one third. When you are able to ignore this aspect then you will still find interesting insights from it.

"The issue is that some people have got away with
Aristidis Marousas
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book more than I thought I would. I came across the author by way of an interview where he discussed this book. Usually I don’t care much to spend time reading a self help book. This time, however, something captured my attention enough that I purchased this book the same day as I watched the interview.

The topics Brendon discusses in this book revolve around things that I’ve been struggling with for some time. Because of this personal connection to themes mentioned, I have
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirit-soul
Wow! what an incredible read! I remember reading an excerpt of this book in Success magazine last year and thinking, "Did he write this book about me?!" I deeply identified with that small sample and knew I had to get my brain into this book. Took me quite a while to read as it required much introspection, thought, and reflection - so worth it! This book has transformed how I look at life; shifting from being a "human DOING" to a "human BEING;" further solidifying my calling to serve in this lif ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
I gave it 1 star only so that, when looking over my lists, I can see that I have tried to read it, otherwise, I'd give it 0 stars. I read only the intro, and that was enough. This is really a business book. The author has this belief that one can continuously improve ad infinitum. You know, sometimes, good enough is good enough. ...more
Logan Streondj
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent well researched and to the point with examples and exercises.

HABIT 1: Seek Clarity
Figure out what you want

HABIT 2: Generate Energy
Eat healthy, exercise and sleep enough.

HABIT 3: Raise Necessity
Become obsessed with your pursuit.

HABIT 4: Increase Productivity
Learn the skills you need to accomplish your goals.

HABIT 5: Develop Influence
Connect with people, inspire them to grow and be a role model.

HABIT 6: Demonstrate Courage
Try new things so you can grow.

Shhhhh Ahhhhh
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: high-value
This book wasn't at all what I expected. i expected this to be what essentially amounts to The Productivity Project 2.0. I expected a book of techniques, tools, and strategies for being productive. That isn't actually what I got, and I'm happy that my expectations weren't satisfied here. What I got was a series of tools for maintaining that performance for the long haul without burning out, which was what I really needed.

It exposed areas of procedural weakness that I have (like planning), areas
Ken Lenoir
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book. Highly practical and inspiring. It does seem like a roadmap to high performance. I'm excited to put into practice the high performance habits:
1) seek clarity- about who you want to be, how you want to interact with others, what skills you need, and what kind of service you want to render
2) generate energy- mental, physical, and emotional. Get into the best shape of your life, the best health of your life. You can do it.
3) raise necessity (for high performance, excellence, success)
Kelly Hamilton
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Some of the sections were pretty repetitive, but I feel like I learned some great new things
Haley Arzt
I recommend this one!
Matt Hutson
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found the 6 habits in this book to be phenomenal. Although some aspects are quite obvious to someone who has read hundreds of personal development book, they are still powerful reminders none the less. Regardless of how many personal development books you have read, you are bound to find something new in this one. There are useful guides and practices, and even a whole summary of the most powerful takeaways at the end of the book.

If you want to become a high performer I highly recommend readin
Samuel Lichtenheld
Dec 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book gets better the deeper you get into it. Similar to other reviews, I’m not a fan of the introduction. It comes off as salesman-like and slimy. Fortunately, this is not representative of the meat of the book.
All of the habits require intentional effort. When reading the book, I noticed that I practiced some of the habits during periods of my life where I think I’ve excelled, but also practiced some of the anti-habits mentioned in the last chapter that led to a low point during my life.
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was already familiar with some of Brendon Burchard's work before reading this book, and found this consolidated a lot of what I'd already heard. Reminders are often very useful though, especially in this context. I enjoyed reading the case studies/client stories, and came across some useful insights. If you like Mr Burchard's work, check this out! ...more
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've changed many of my daily habits to become a better and more productive person because of this well-written work by Brendon Burchard. ...more
Victor Fang
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
An ok self help book (surprised).

I told myself that I’d stop reading self help since it was just too repetitive and boring but I had nothing else left on my book shelf so I decided to just finish it before going on another haul.

The concepts presented weren’t new or groundbreaking but I liked brendon’s way of writing and he gives a number of practical methods to becoming ‘high performing’.

Still way better than the subtle art of not giving a fuck 🤮🤮🤮 and didn’t just repeat the same message like
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BRENDON BURCHARD is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, THE CHARGE, and the #1 New York Times bestseller THE MILLIONAIRE MESSENGER. He is also founder of High Performance Academy, the legendary personal development program for achievers, and Experts Academy, the world's most comprehensive marketing training program for aspiring authors, speakers, coaches, and online thought leaders. ...more

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