Over the years I have learned a great deal from observing the coaching that takes place in our Peak Performers meetings. When I first joined the Academy as an Event Coordinator, my role in the program was to coordinate the logistics of the meeting space and look after our Peak Performers and Co-Founders to ensure they had a great meeting. I never thought I’d have the opportunity to embark on my own version of the “Peak Experience.” I didn’t think the content would resonate with me. I didn’t expect to be inspired, nor did I think observing these meetings would change how I view the world – I was wrong.
Let me share a little bit about our Peak Performers Program. The exclusive program is geared towards Academy Members who are looking to accomplish more both personally and professionally by participating in a coaching program that is led by our Co-Founders, Robert Armstrong, and Sanford M. Fisch. The Peak Members continue to have regular coaching calls with their Practice Building Consultants at the Academy, but with the additional guidance and accountability that stems from shared communication among their peers in the Peak Group, as well as the focus of our Co-Founders.
What I learned from observing these meetings was that the key to any successful person, regardless of their profession, is how they conduct their lives day to day.
Here are three tips I have learned from the Peak Performers Program and wanted to share with you:
Mindset – What does mindset have to do with business? Everything. How you look at life, obstacles, and challenges will shape the outcome. If things are not going your way, what can you do to change the course? If you’re not happy with your current situation, what are you going to do to fix it? If you wallow or just flounder when times are tough, you may be unable to push forward towards a breakthrough. Watching the coaching that takes place in these meetings and seeing a challenge transform into an “a-ha!” moment of clarity for our Members has inspired me to look deeper into the mindset that shapes my views.
Surround Yourself with Successful People – Why is this important? You are destined to learn from them, be inspired by them, and the desire to better yourself will be contagious. Part of the magic is the group dynamic in these coaching sessions. Peers can pinpoint blind spots and help brainstorm ideas based on their own unique experiences. You can also learn from their habits. For example, how do they keep up their energy and stamina? Is it through their morning workout or what they are eating? These small insights can amount to big differences, so why not follow direction from people you respect and admire?
Desire to Learn More – In order to be successful, you must be constantly striving to learn and grow. More times than I can count, I have witnessed successful attorneys chit-chatting about the books they recently read or webinars they’ve watched. The underlying thing I noticed from those who are most successful was the desire to grow. They are constant learners, not because they have to be, but they want to be.
We are gearing up for our July Peak Performers Meetings, and I am looking forward to more lessons learned, and a few more tips I can take home.
So, here’s my takeaway for you: Be aware that opportunities to learn and grow present themselves where you least expect them. Better yet, seek out opportunities to push yourself.
You’ll be glad you did!
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