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Forward Economic Mobility In Your Organization and Team(s)

“Innovation and entrepreneurial leadership takes pressure off of management and

creates new leaders, services, or products.” – Raj Gavurla


Performance Breakthrough(s):

What performance breakthrough are you working towards?  Ask yourself why you need it and how to get it.  Are you making it harder than it should be?

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership:

In an entrepreneurial job a seasoned entrepreneurial employee knows it takes a combination of skills, time, and a performance mindset to create breakthroughs in less time and that makes it worth doing.

In a non-entrepreneurial job you know what to do and it is a production mindset.

A job needs both to be sustainable.  That’s the innovation and entrepreneurial leadership needed to evolve democracy and capitalism so we forward economic mobility to take pressure off of management and create new leaders, services, and products.

My book, Winning At Entrepreneurship, has nine common-sense strategies for business owners within an organization (intrapreneurship) or for those who are nascent, emerging, or extremely successful entrepreneurs.

Here are the nine common-sense strategies:

1. Find Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

2. Use Your Common Sense

3. Know That Positive Change Is Good

4. Use Teamwork As Your Foundation

5. Implement the Client Modular Approach

6. Build Trustworthy Relationships

7. Withdraw from Your Stimulation Bank

8. Compete for Results

9. Keep Growing To Another New Best Level

“The Zone” Effect:

By many “the zone” effect is described as everything is in slow motion, time stands still (isn’t a deterring factor), and your performance feels effortless.

My tennis coach verbally recognized me by saying, “Raj you can hit every shot.”  I thought wow!  I’ve played tennis since high school and now decades later I’ve been rewarded.  What were the key factors?

1.  I learned technique and mental performance skills at the same time to accelerate my progress.

2.  I made it fun to play better tennis without rushing it.

3.  Consistently (mental performance skills daily, actual matches/practice once or twice a week)

4.  I have an exercise physiology functional trainer that strengthens me and keeps me from being injured

My most recent “The Zone” Effect:

For the first time, I felt like I was hitting new balls when we started a new game. However, they weren’t new balls. That’s “The Zone” Effect. Are you experiencing your “The Zone” Effect?

How many success stories do you need to hear before you make your own?” – Unknown

For programs and services, contact Raj Gavurla at 864.569.2315, raj@rajgavurla.com.

Performance Breakthroughs Tool

“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 tConsistently Performhe 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

For further help, my programs and services are booked by contacting Raj at 864.569.2315, raj@rajgvaurla.com, LiiiVEN.


Learn The Habits of Win Forward Performance

“Learn the habits of win forward performance.” – Raj Gavurla

I was featured on this tennis blog talk radio show as a substitute for Allen Fox.  It’s for tennis players, coaches, fans, and enthusiasts, Coach Danise’s Blog Talk Radio program is forward performing. I’m glad to create and share my expertise inspiring dialogue with Coach Danise.

For those who want to contact me for Performance Coaching & Consulting or for me to deliver a Keynote & Workshop visit: http://www.rajgavurla.com/privatementalperformance.html

For those who want to buy my workbook, Your Raise The Bar Primer: Mental Performance Tools mentioned in the radio program for all levels of play visit: http://rajgavurla.com/tennisworkbooksandprograms.html

Click Here To Learn From The Radio Program:  

Learn The Habits of Win Forward Performance

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Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. – Unknown

For programs and services, contact Raj at 864.569.2315, raj@rajgavurla.com