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High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  3,389 ratings  ·  367 reviews


Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions:

Why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others and sustain that success over the long term? Of those who pull it off, why are some miserable and others consistently happy on their journey? What motivates people to reach for
Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Hay House
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Marius Schober This entirely depends on what you have learned or read so far. If you read a few books on the topic of self-development e.g. books of Anthony Robbins…moreThis entirely depends on what you have learned or read so far. If you read a few books on the topic of self-development e.g. books of Anthony Robbins or Steven Covey this will be a complete waste of time for you.

If this is your first book on this topic, go ahead you will learn a lot.(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…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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Gary Moreau
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to come once I consolidate my thoughts. There's a ton of material here!
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-improvement
As the years roll on and we all become better versions of ourselves, it's dawned on me that motivational gurus may be carving a dangerous new world division : achievers vs. everyone else. It's true: Brendon, Anthony, Brian, Darren & Co. are exceptional guides who've led millions like me toward some definition or other of personal excellence... but there's always an unsaid message : if you're not winning, you're a loser. Is that how to view our neighbor?

Anyways, a great book. I took over a ye
Lauren Crow
Dec 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Aristidis Marousas
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
Razan Jambi
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
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.
Marius Schober
Don't read it, simply don't.
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ken Lenoir
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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)
Tõnu Vahtra
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sandra Heinzman
My favorite personal development I've read, so far. I will definitely read it again, once I get the hard copy (for free from the author!). I listened to him read the Audible version during my daily commute to/from work. It is good for business people, entrepeneurs and everyone. I will try some of the prompts and print the sheets he talks about. Wow, lots of good advice! Highly recommend it!
Kelly Hamilton
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. Some of the sections were pretty repetitive, but I feel like I learned some great new things
Trust me, One of the best book of it's kind. And I red a few of them.
Applicable in real life.
Boni Aditya
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Shhhhh Ahhhhh
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ting Tong
Burchard discussed 6 main performance habits to help you be the best version of you. The first is to seek clarity and understand your vision and the intentions behind your actions in terms of yourself, socially and how to serve others. He gets you to think about what feeling you want to bring to a situation, to think about what will bring you enthusiasm and to go there, to release tension before transition from one activity to another and to be responsible for bringing the joy and energy. Burcha ...more
Rachel Kulik
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I review books on my website Rachel's Reading. For hundreds more like this, check it out!

I was recommended this book since I'm participating in Rachel Hollis's Last 90 Days challenge and we did a whole week on habits. This was the second book recommended to us, and I was excited to get my hands on it. In this book, Burchard outlines six habits that can increase your performance in both work and life, and provides detailed ways to implement them in your life, as well as many free resources to ass
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I've read on professional and personal growth. The author really knocks it out of the park. It is relatable, motivating and practical. Brendon gets to the heart of what makes people extraordinary. It has everything to do with serving and lifting others up. He gives you practical things you can do right now to get started. The only negative I can say is the constant reference to his website and when you go there, it feels like a high pressure sales job. If you can put that a ...more
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finished the theory part, now to execute the exercises and techniques mentioned... currently building the habits using a habit tracker and tryi g to be more conscious in setting daily,weekly and quarterly goals. Still hesitand to implore all the advice so as not to be ocerwhelmed... so starting small with doing chapter by chapter ad i decide which Habits needs more attention first.

Interesting eholistic yet practical habits to focus on being high performance (sounds hype but it defined uniquely)
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my normal genre, but a colleague recommended It to me. I don’t generally like the Rah Rah business books. Just had to read Extreme Ownership for work and did not enjoy it. That we are all personally responsible for our successes and failures is a concept that has been spun a million different ways. I have to admit however, that Brendan was a great presenter and I was able to translate his “high performance business success” concepts into concrete actions that seem to be creating small positi ...more
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up while I was home sick with the flu - and not feeling like a high performer at anything. I had received this book for free last year via some promotion Brendon Burchard was having. Anyway, I think it's a great book if you are willing to truly look at yourself and do some work. It really made me think and analyze how I go about things and interact with the world around me. Lazy people won't like this book, but curious people, open to change and improving their life might just lear ...more
Mihai Cosareanu
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a fairly good book that summarizes habits that we should develop in order to be high performing individuals. The biggest challenge after reading this book is remembering everyday to try and change your behavior and internalize the habits.

I think this book covers a lot, from the importance of optimism, courage, facing fears.

It doesn't make much sense to just read it and put it on the shelf, rather it should be a reference to come back to and measure the progress, which I will surely do.

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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
“Be more intentional about who you want to become. Have vision beyond your current circumstances. Imagine your best future self, and start acting like that person today.” 4 likes
“Just because people want to put things on your plate because you’re good doesn’t mean you should let them.” 3 likes
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