In November of 2012 I decided to join professional network/entrepreneurial brain trust.
The rationale was simple, successful people don’t succeed on their own.
There are two parts to the program:
- Monthly interviews with a wide array of brilliant people, masters and advisors that have helped countless people with productivity, health, psychology, and more
- Membership to an exclusive community of ambitious professionals to hold you accountable, encourage you, and help you live a Rich Life
This brain trust provides access to knowledge, wisdom and proven strategies that top performers use to…
- Get more done
- Stay focused
- Earn more money
Below are my notes/key takeaways from Chris Yeh, discussing, among other things, how to think like top performers and leaders:
- If someone is smart/interesting, take the time to meet with them
- The architecture of top performers:
- Networking is NOT transactional
- It is about relationships
- Meet with smart people and stay in touch
- There’s inherent value in being young
- Teach “older” people how to understand and use emerging trends and technology
- Calling people keeps you top of mind
- For productivity, leverage the Pomodoro technique
- Your best work will typically be done in rapid, iterative intervals with recovery
- Many of us dream about the peak; not the climb
- You can’t reach the top without taking the steps
- If you don’t spend a lot of money, you have a long runway
- Mitigate risk except where it counts
- Think about the worst case scenario so you know you’ll survive regardless of the outcome
The person who stands out the most is the person who understands the audience’s hopes, fears, and dreams and offers exactly what they want in their own words. Even better, they give the audience exactly what they needed but didn’t realize they needed.
- The biggest difference is not between 80%-100%, but 0%-80%.
- Check out Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset
- Talk to people –> Find out where there’s a need –> Prove you can fill that need
- Influencers are people who can actually make things happen
- Our own self doubt and uncertainty often get in the way
- Willpower can overcome, but gets depleted
- Instead… use habits and systems
If you’re tired of waiting for “some day” to take your life to the next level you can check out the Brain Trust here.
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