If you are a high performer, you are probably constantly looking for ways to improve your sales game, time management skills, leadership skills or anything that will make you better at your job.

If this sounds like you, you should probably be following Brendon Burchard, a well respected high-performance coach.

Burchard is also a New York Times #1 best-selling author and has a podcast called "The Brendon Show", which is where the inspiration for this post came from.

Here are 4 rules Burchard discusses in his latest podcast to accelerate your achievement and finish this year stronger than ever.

1 more hour-per-day-rule on your Core 3

Identify the 3 core activities that have been bringing you results this year. Now, block off one more hour PER day for these core 3 activities.

This could be 20 minutes more per day EACH. Or one full hour each and then rotating each day.

This means you might have to find something to cut out, right? Take a hard look at the things that are NOT bringing you results. STOP doing those things to open up time for your core 3.

And...you have to start this TODAY.

Significant growth rule

Take a look at everything you are working on that is not a Core 3 activity and ask yourself- which activities will lead to SIGNIFICANT growth THIS YEAR?

Look at partnerships, relationships, side projects, types of books you are reading...

If it is not going to lead to SIGNIFICANT growth this year, stop doing it and move it to next year.


45 day quit rule

If your to-do list is stressing you out, remove every single project that you won’t be able to start in 45 days. Take if off your current list and move it to “tentative” for next year.

Deliver excellence rule

The big question here is this: if you take on a project or activity that will lead to significant growth or will bring results, BUT- it will prevent you from delivering excellence on a project you’ve already committed to, then move the new project to next year.

As high performers, it is easy to over commit yourself. And then the quality of your projects will suffer. Don’t let that happen!

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with any of these rules? If you implemented just ONE of these 4 rules, which would have the biggest impact for you?

Stay tuned for Part II next week!

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Brad Telker
Vice President of Commercial Sales at cfm Distributors, Inc.

Brad joined the cfm team in 2006, and now as the Vice President of Commercial Sales, he focuses on business development, as well as helping contractors and engineers find creative and unique solutions to any size HVAC project. When he’s not at work, Brad enjoys photography, running and spending time with his family.