How to Know If You’re a High Performer

UPDATED: April 18, 2020
PUBLISHED: September 18, 2017
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In this inspiring talk, Brendon Burchard reveals all the indicators of high performance, straight from the minds of successful people. He shares their testimonials, sincere descriptions colored by words like “full engagement,” “joy” and “confidence” to show that achievement has an emotional tie. When you’re in a rhythm of high performance, you’ll not only know it?you’ll also feel it.

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Over a two-year period, Burchard gathered the largest set of data ever collected on high performers. From the thousands of people observed, the most successful of the bunch had a few things in common: They were less stressed, more confident and worked passionately without incentive. They were master adapters that felt appreciated in the careers, ultimately living happy, healthier lives.

“In other words, a lot of these people you might not initially like. Because you think, ‘You’re so lucky’… These people are extraordinary but not by accident and not by birthright—by habits.” ?Brendon Burchard

Related: Brendon Burchard’s High Performance Habits

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Running time: 25:07

Filmed April 2017 at SUCCESS Live in Dallas

Brendon Burchard is the world’s leading high performance coach and one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal development trainers in history. He is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, a Top 100 Most-Followed Public Figure on Facebook, and star of The Charged Life, a top 10 self-help podcast and the #1 self-help show on YouTube. 5 million people follow him on Facebook and over 75,000,000 have watched his videos. SUCCESS named him “one of the Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Personal Growth and Achievement.” His most recent book is The Motivation Manifesto. Meet him at