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5 Practical Ways You Can Achieve Peak Performance

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Diligence, focus, determination; these are the key elements that every entrepreneur strives for on the grueling journey to success. These very elements allow you to step up and be the person you need to be in order to succeed.

These qualities could take years – with countless hours of directionless trial and error, to develop and refine. What if I told you there was a way to easily achieve these things plus everything else you need to take your greatness to the next level?

Well, the good news is that there is a way. The bad news, it will take preparation, hard work, and patience.

Here are 5 ways to achieve peak performance:

1. Have a recipe

You always need to be prepared. Success doesn’t just come along, kindly present itself and wait idly for you to grab it. You need to work hard for it, which means that you need to work toward consistency, you need to have a recipe; a plan.

You can call this plan your own personal ingredients; certain list of steps that you go to every single day in order to really know what you’re doing, and what you will do if any conditions change. Not only that, you need to know every single little detail of every single little step in your recipe.

As a trader, for example, my own certain setups allow me to be effective in the market and allow me to succeed. I consider them my personal toolbox of tricks, the steps that I use if the market gaps up or it gaps down. The point is I have a certain list of steps I know I can take for any condition. I am prepared, I know what I’m doing, and my performance is consistent.

“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams. ” – Donovan Bailey

2. Create a routine and build habits

In the world of business there is financial capital and then there is mental capital. And mental capital is so precious. The thing is, once you exhaust your brain, once you waste your mental capital, you cannot get it back. You sit there exhausted, getting into all sorts of trouble and missing all the best opportunities to make the most out of your time.

For you to be focused, and diligent, you must not waste your mental capital on things that aren’t important. This is why creating routines and building habits is necessary. Routines and habits are a way of taking all the potentially exhausting thinking out of your day. For example, my morning routine is always the same, I eat the same, I exercise at the same time, and I finish the day the same way.

 

3. Collect and analyze data

To succeed, you have to be able to find out what you’re good at and maximize your strengths. Ultimately, you must allow yourself to improve. How do you do this? Well, you have to collect and analyze your performance data.

For example, what is my success rate at a given task? What is my fail rate? And so on. Log your data into a spreadsheet recording the time the task took, how much you made, and how it moved you closer to your vision.

You must know your numbers. Gather your performance stats, review them, identify what you’re doing wrong and either fix it or eliminate it. In business, there is a fine margin between profitability and unprofitability. One bad habit could be the difference between the two, and trust me, it’s a lot easier to fix a problem when you have the statistics.

 

4. Know your personal patterns

Among all the types of patterns you have to keep an eye on in the world of business, the most important patterns to know are your own. In every business decision, we aren’t just investing our hard earned money and time, we’re investing into our own hopes and dreams. In doing what we do, we want to be able to take care of our families, make an impact, perhaps leave a legacy.

This allows us to get emotional and make mistakes and we may become self-destructive. These emotional interjections turn into repeated patterns. We have to recognize and understand our personal patterns, through analyzing data, or perhaps through analyzing our minds, so that we can combat them, numb them, and remain focused on what we need to do.

“You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support.” – Sabrina Bryan

5. Build a strong mindset

In business, as with life, there are things we cannot control that may impact the outcome. The things you can always control are your own mindset, your effort, your passion, and your preparation. Take all that you’ve learned from the above, and build a strong mindset.

Choose to work your ass off! Be prepared, stick to your principles, utilize your mental capital properly, improve, visualize, and know your personal patterns. You choose your destiny. You can control the little things that lead up to success. Are you ready for success? As my performance coach always tells me, “Attack the process”.

How do you achieve peak performance? Please leave your thoughts below!

Kunal Desai is CEO of Bulls on Wall Street, a comprehensive trading course that imparts everything he’s learned as a trader and provides the mentorship that was so helpful to him as a new trader. He is also a full time day trader and runs his own hedge fund where his students trade. Kunal is an active speaker and has spoken at many events including the Trader and Investor Summit, Traders4ACause gala event, Trading Mastery Summit. He has spoken alongside market luminaries such as Peter Brandt, Jack Schwager, and James Dalton.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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