“Consistently perform breakthroughs more often.” – Raj Gavurla
For performance breakthroughs to recur you need to consistently learn new knowledge to you, use deliberate practice to prepare for each experience, and apply the skills for better outcomes and wins to come to you.
Helping professionals and amateurs in business, life, and athletics what separates the pros from each other and the amateurs from each other are their performance mental skills.
Most of the elite pros have the technique whereas amateurs are in development of technique before becoming professional. As a pro and amateur, you need to work on consistently transforming your performance mental skills.
After each deliberate practice or experience/event measure (7 is best) yourself in the following performance breakthroughs areas:
1. Did you perform “in the zone” (peak performance, optimal performance)?
2. Technique (if you are an elite pro you should already be at a 7)
3. Do you have anxiety?
4. Did you eat right?
5. Did you mentally prepare?
6. Did you physically prepare?
7. How was your focus/concentration?
8. How was your confidence?
9. Did you perform/play loose and relaxed?
10. Did you believe you could perform a breakthrough?
11. Did you use emotion/sound (electrophysiology) for a competitive advantage?
12. Did you implement a new tactic/strategy?
13. Did you implement a new performance mental skill?
14. Did you feel pain?
15. How was your physical strength?
16. How was your stamina/endurance?
17. Did you mentally and verbally show appreciation/gratitude towards the people that made it possible for you to participate?
18. Did you complete your Your Raise The Bar Primer: Mental Performance Tools workbook to consistently perform breakthroughs more often?
19. What did you learn?
20. What will you work on to consistently perform better the next time?
21. What will you share with your coach, manager, supervisor, or boss?
22. What will you share with your performance mental skills coach?
23. Are you participating in more challenging practices and experiences/events?
24. What is your vision for your next step?
25. Are you enjoying and cherishing the amazing that is happening through your relationships?
26. Did you have fun?
27. Was it challenging/competitive?
28. Is it becoming easier?
29. Have you helped someone who isn’t at your skill level?
Total your number of points. What range are you in?
Beginner: 29 – 57
Intermediate: 58 – 86
Advanced: 87 – 115
Emerging: 116 – 144
Star: 145 – 173
Super Star: 174 – 203
“Dream big dreams. Small dreams have no magic.” – Dottie Boreyko
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“Being nice to yourself on the inside is greatness on the outside.” – Raj Gavurla
Do You Dream Of A Resource To Help Solve Employees or Athletes Performance Development and Challenges? Your employees are trained on hard and soft skills.
However, with mental performance skills training they will develop, build, and grow existing gifts, talents, and skills and discover new gifts, talents, and skills to elevate their performance.
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“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”Henry Ford
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“Integrated are family as faith and/or belief system, culture, personality, and identity.”
– Raj Gavurla
Usain Bolt was a tremendous champion! I wish his career didn’t end with an injury. Do you win to compete, believe, dream, and achieve World’s Best? If so, you apply learning from others is essential, however, it’s your and only your uniqueness and difference that propels you to World’s Best! Usain Bolt consistently showed the world he was the World’s Best! There will never be another like him!
“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought.” Matsuo Basho
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“Win, believe, dream, achieve applying learning tenaciously living forever.” – Raj Gavurla
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“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
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“Transform your business with meaningful performance and innovation/entrepreneurial leadership.” – Raj Gavurla
Meaningful Forward Performance Motivation and Inspiration
Win your personal best records and as one constantly does their best consistently they will continue to learn to perform better at what they are doing. On a given day it might be you won a meaningful award and money. It’s this essential aspiration to learn how to win personal best records to perform better at what you are doing that makes what you do meaningful, fun, rewarding, and enjoyable. One will never maximize this if they only work on performance technique. They also need to work on their mental performance skills to transform their performance and innovation/entrepreneurial leadership in business/education, work, sports, and life.
Creative Innovation Tools
You are doing the above and there is still burnout. Why? Because you aren’t innovating to win personal best records since the innovation(s) you have need to continue to develop, build, grow, and/or become what makes you unique and different. There are creative innovation tools to help your neuroplasticity mind. Some say we use one percent to ten percent of our mind’s ability. So that means there’s ninety percent not being used. I posit there is an “endless amount not being used” since you have a neuroplasticity brain.
So now that you understand this concept and are using creative innovation tools why still the burnout? Because entrepreneurial leadership isn’t being exhibited in a meaningful financial (monetize) way because the financial mechanisms (funding and resources), reward mechanisms, incentive mechanisms, and partnering mechanisms were at one time the best, however, now they also need creative innovation(s).
Three questions to transform your business:
1. Are you using your current strategies and innovations to win personal best records?
2. Does your team have an innovation process to create innovation(s)? This isn’t just for individuals in management.
3. Why don’t you work on innovating your business with unique and different entrepreneurial leadership for meaningful better outcomes creating financial mechanisms (funding and resources), reward mechanisms, incentive mechanisms, and partnering mechanisms for forward performance?
Learn how to learn and apply the learning to continue going through living a robust life. It’s meaningful, fun, rewarding, and enjoyable. It’s important to include fun business outings and activities/sports/games on company time for social/networking with each other to get to know each other. Why? Because it makes it easier to transform your business with performance and innovation/entrepreneurial leadership.
This prevents and cures clients, employees, and athletes burnout for meaningful better outcomes. You have gifts, talents, and skills. Develop, build, grow them and discover new gifts, talents, and skills to develop, build, and grow making you unique and different. It’s Friday. What are you looking forward to experiencing this weekend with your family and friends?
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
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“Gladly believe in your dreams to win paid better outcomes (personal best records).”
– Raj Gavurla
Gladly Believe In Your Dreams
Yes, you! Gladly performance motivation and inspiration not self-esteem. You have gifts, talents, and skills you are not aware of because they haven’t been needed. Since your gladly doing the right things, your new gifts, talents, and skills surface. When this happens you increase your situational awareness and better outcomes in all aspects of life.
Win Paid Better Outcomes (Personal Best Records)
Win by establishing your baseline performance. Then use strategies to win your personal best record. As you do so you are being paid. Your pay might not be monetary (you set a personal best record) and then the monetary pay comes to you. You don’t need to chase it.
This is the essence of life. It is what separates your best from status quo, existing, and apathy.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis
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“Consistently perform well in all aspects of life: Win and make better money the right way.”
– Raj Gavurla
Something annoys me every time it happens. While doing my track training at a local high school (the high school is not important) I see and hear teenagers using racial slurs and denigrating each other. I know we are taking about teenagers whether they are thinking they are “being cool” or “using it as intimidation”.
A few days ago, it was something I hadn’t seen before. Football players were using racial slurs while their coaches were present. One set of coaches were high school coaches and the other set of coaches were coaching middle school kids preparing to play for their high school. Racial slurs were being used by the high school teenagers to their teammates during practice and while taking water breaks. The middle school team wasn’t using racial slurs or denigrating each other. In fact, during their conditioning a teammate was last in finishing his track work and the whole team ran to him with him finishing ahead of some of them on purpose. Obviously, learning how to run track would make it easier for this boy as the players and coaches are relying mostly on talent at that age so he doesn’t always finish last.
Stopping the “nonsense” of teammates using racial slurs and denigrating each other has high-value worth for forward performance progress socially and environmentally. Leadership by the coaches would be of great use. If I was a coach, I wouldn’t allow my players (team) to use racial slurs or denigrating word choices. My working with athletes at all levels the use of racial slurs and denigrating word choices might work temporarily but not as they progress to realize it takes real learning and application of skill to progress from high school to college to professional in anything they choose to do in education, sports, business, and life.
Cultivating this approach develops, builds, and grows character and dignity which is of high-value worth as we are experiencing societal and cultural transformation in America and throughout the globe.
“Do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
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“Better self-management: Put brain, heart, and muscle power into it.” – Raj Gavurla
Lately there has been an increase in the use of the word “he/she/they/we don’t want” or “attitude” used instead of really helping the person who you think should want or have a positive attitude towards something.
1. “Because he/she doesn’t want to make an A”. Most people want to make “A’s”. So it’s ridiculous to say they don’t want to that’s why they aren’t. Yes, the ability to teach is not a skill everyone has developed, built, grown, and usually the people who don’t have this skill revert to the two reasons why; “they don’t want to” or “attitude”.
Everyone’s situation is different, however, one way to increase reading comprehension, retention, and application of learning might be the following:
1. Read the first paragraph of the chapter
2. Read the last paragraph of the chapter
3. Read the headings in the chapter if present
4. Ask yourself questions as you read specific sections
5. Write in the margins to denote its significance to you
Yes, this takes more prep time/work, however, it makes you faster in the end because of your ability to comprehend, retain, and apply the learning.
2. You see this in the workplace also because people aren’t making sure all the relevant information is there or they have anxiety. Trying to get through it as fast as they can without making sure to first check to see is all the relevant information there and if something is missing find it (research) and then put the steps needed to complete it with an estimated amount of time. Realize, most people are working on multiple projects at work so put that into your time estimate and assign your time as “uninterrupted”, “regular”, or “interrupted” to accurately estimate the time. This will take undue pressure off of you. If someone wants you to do it faster without providing you the tools or methods to do so then tell them “that’s as soon as I can have it done”. Put some margin in there for breathing room and unexpected events. Planning helps.
3. When I taught Career Planning & Exploration my students were future medical assistants, owners, entrepreneurs, computer technicians, and business management professionals.
To prepare, I learned about their course of study to grasp some of the vocabulary to relate to them. As we prepared for mock interviews, I would ask relevant questions pertaining to their field as being knowledgeable and then play the role of someone who wasn’t knowledgeable about their field but had a role in learning to run a better business. Seeing their qualitative answers in the debrief was insightful because of what was surprising, shocking, or went unnoticed. As they sat in a waiting room to prepare for a mock interview you could sense, see, and feel their brains, hearts, and muscles working. One had received news a few hours before that her apartment was flooded, one was battling chronic pain, and the others had their situation.
They all did well in their mock interviews because of “better self-management”. There were areas they felt they could have done better. That’s very important to know you can do better by increasing your skills although you are already skilled (competent) in a specific skill.
So, to transform your performance think of these examples and how you relate (“adaptability link”) to them. “Better self-management” makes it easier for you to transform your performance.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt
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“Fortunately world-class business occurs with preparation and communication.” – Raj Gavurla
Since change isn’t a competitive advantage, how are businesses, organizations, and teams solving their need(s) for performing (high value/value add) better results (better ROI/higher margins) in a faster time?
Answer: Transform Performance
1. Most organization development shows a top-down flow. Whether their competitive advantage starts at the top (trickle down) to the bottom or from the bottom (grassroots) to the top. How about transforming your performance lens to organization development showing forward performance (—–> timeline fashion): Founder-Board-President/CEO – Each Colleague (Teammate) – Business Unit – Division – Department – etc. as they came into existence in a win forward performance for your competitive advantage? Forward performance mentality is essential to living (doing) for each person to thrive.
2. Sometimes when I shoot baskets kids are also shooting on the same basket. When they make a shot and I grab the rebound they are quick to say “change” meaning they want me to pass them the ball as a return for making their shot. Since I’m also a performance consultant and private performance mental skills coach, I want to tell them “Change isn’t a competitive advantage. I would have thrown the ball to you without you saying change.” Instead, they need to shoot the ball from the same spot the same way (“repetitions – keep going to the well”). If an adult paid my fee, the kids win forward performance.
3. The better tennis player you are the more mental tennis is. What differentiates the number one players and teams in men’s and women’s tennis is their mentality. What are you doing to work on your private performance mental skills so you consistently become a better tennis player.
4. In business, work, sports, and life identify your need(s) to win forward performance whether experiencing success (fun) or negativity. Most likely you know what to live (do) and/or you might need to pay for support service(s) to work with you to solve your need(s) to win forward performance.
5. How do you accomplish any endeavor in life (i.e. your dreams, vision, goals, and/or mission)? By living (doing) it.
“You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”
– Michael McMillan
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“Do prosperity work: create inspiring authentic dialogue.
Be a good listener: Personally, we the people (everyone), want each person to thrive.”
– Raj Gavurla
Where is the new talent pool? It’s within you! Take a look at these professions:
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Public Service, Doctor, Writer, Professional Speaker, Professional Athlete, Actor, Model, Musician, Professor, and add any profession(s) to your liking.
Is it within you? Be and/or become any of the professions of your liking and you will be able to forward practical perform winning valued money doing so. For example, you might work for a few minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, quarters, seasonally, or years doing one or any combination of the profession(s).
Your reply to “what do you do?” might be, “I’m an entrepreneur, engineer, professional speaker, writer, professional athlete, politician, doctor, actor, consultant, and coach.” They might give you an uncertain look. You reply, “I’m paid (valued money) doing each”.
What combination will you use to thrive?
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou