3 min read
08 Feb

We all want to be high performers at work. But what does that actually mean? And how can we make sure we're always operating at our highest level? In this blog post, we'll explore what it means to be a high performer at work and offer some practical tips for always putting your best foot forward. Whether you're just starting out in your career, or you've been in the game for years, these tips will help you be the best professional you can be. So let's get started! 

Define what success means to you and set specific goals. Success to us is having goals, objectives, and key results that we can measure progress with. It’s taking a clear-eyed view of what we want to achieve and focusing on milestones along the way. Being successful means never being satisfied with the status quo - pushing ourselves towards greater goals, adjusting course when necessary, and learning from mistakes along the way. It’s also finding harmony between work and life, ensuring that goals are helping us become a better version of ourselves. Ultimately, it's about showing up every day individually and for those around us – striving for something bigger than ourselves. 

Get organized and create a system that works for you. Establishing systems and routines is one of the most important strategies to becoming organized, yet it's often the hardest part too. Implementing systems and creating a "battle rhythm" helps you establish order so you don't have to start from scratch all the time. Taking consistent action towards sustained organization will benefit you for a lifetime, allowing more flexibility and space for creative thinking. As such, it's essential to find systems that work for you - identifying what will make it easier for you to stay organized and sticking to that schedule can be life-changing. 

Find a mentor or role model to help guide you. Having a mentor or role model can be an invaluable experience that provides you with inspiration and accountability when pursuing your goals. A mentor can be instrumental in helping you develop the confidence and courage needed to reach success. Not only do they offer years of expertise and knowledge, but mentors have also been in your shoes, so they understand the obstacles that may come your way and how best to tackle them. Whether by offering sage advice or providing you with much needed encouragement, having a mentor is one of the most powerful tools in support of reaching any goal. 

Stay positive and motivated, even when things get tough. Staying positive and motivated is crucial when things get tough. It requires discipline and mindset to keep your goals on-track, but it’s worth it! When life throws you challenges and setbacks, don't let them break your spirit. View them as learning experiences to help make you stronger; believe in yourself, stay optimistic, and don't stop striving for success! An attitude of positivity will carry you far over the long-term, no matter what comes your way. 

Be persistent and never give up on your dreams. Persistence is key when it comes to achieving your dreams. It's all too easy to become disheartened or give up when you don't get immediate results – but if you continue to put in the hard work and be consistent, eventually it will pay off. Our dreams are worth fighting for, so never give up and keep believing in yourself! Your persistence will serve as a reminder of just how far you can go if you put your mind to something and working towards your biggest goals can be incredibly rewarding. Don't let anything convince you that giving up is the only option, and always remember to chase after whatever it is that makes you happy. 

Celebrate your successes, big and small. Celebrating success is a great way to stay motivated, but successes come in all shapes and sizes. While milestones and major accomplishments certainly deserve their time in the spotlight, success isn’t always measurable or obvious. Even if something didn’t meet your expectations, it can still be worth celebrating if it furthered your learning and growth. We don’t always know the outcome of our efforts coming into them but it’s still important to celebrate success along the journey. Mistakes hold just as much opportunity for success as success itself—they just come in different forms! So don’t hesitate to toast yourself when you make even the smallest of steps toward success. 

You can be successful in any field you set your mind to, but it takes hard work, dedication, and perseverance. If you want to achieve big things, you need to start by setting specific goals and staying organized. It's also helpful to find a mentor or role model who can guide and support you through the ups and downs of life. And when challenges inevitably arise, stay positive and disciplined—remember why you're doing this in the first place. 

Finally, never give up on your dreams and celebrate each milestone along the way. We developed The Bo & Luke Show to inspire action. Tune in, listen to our guests share their stories about overcoming adversity, and write down takeaways to use in your own journey as a high performer.