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Back for a short “part 2” Q&A to answer the question, “How do you unlock someone’s peak potential?” is entrepreneur and author of the book “Shorten the Gap”, Mark Lack!
Mark’s first step is getting his clients to realize that they can make improvements in every single area of their lives.
A great observation that Mark makes is that so many people focused on become a “peak performer” approach it with the mindset that they need to focus all of the efforts on excelling in one area.
However, as Mark points out, having an amazing business but lacking in areas like health or relationships is not going to lead to true happiness and fulfillment, and it may even hinder your performance in that one area if the rest of your life is so unbalanced.
Another great tip Mark shares is to find the people who are already doing what you want to do, or already have what you want, and model them. Use their stories and their paths as roadmaps to follow to help you achieve growth and success.
In doing so, don’t make the common mistake of assuming that the path to success of those who you are modeling was a straight line. (It never is.) There are ups and downs. The key is to acknowledge that there will be downs, and be prepared to overcome them and keep moving forward.
That one characteristic alone, moving forward when something seems difficult, insurmountable, or when you just don’t feel like it, is what separates nearly all peak performers from everyone one else.
It’s not about trying to avoid ever getting knocked down. Its about how quickly you get back up again, what you learn from the experience, and how quickly you keep moving forward.
Start today! Map out the important areas of your life such as your health, your relationship, your business, your family and decide what the very next small steps would be if you wanted to make a tiny incremental improvement in each of those areas.
Then, go do them!
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If you haven’t already seen it, don’t miss “part 1” our full length interview with Mark below!
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