How do you plan your day? I have found the strongest difference between high performers and average performers lies in this question. How do you plan your day?
High Performers know the answer, Average Performers struggle…. do you know the answer? Whether you have a home MLM or party plan company or work in an office below are 5 characteristics that can help you figure it out.
High Performers Have a Plan
High Performers always have a plan and are looking to “double their money”. They think through every single event and determine how many other tasks they can achieve while on their way. If you are walking down to a meeting, can you drop off paperwork or complete another task on the way? If you are going to complete a programming task, could you add in 5 minutes more and make it 10 times better?
High Performers know their daily schedule
High Performers know their daily schedule. They use Outlook or another scheduling tool and they refer to it often. They use every minute to their benefit. This does not mean they never get to stop and smell the roses, it just means they know when they can.
High Performers don’t procrastinate
High Performers don’t procrastinate. Alyce P Cornyn, a well-known speaker on sabotage says, “Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” Everybody has things they don’t like to do. They still have to get done. If you are going to be a high performer, you cannot sideline the items you don’t like. You will find that they create baggage that ultimately will grind you to a halt
High Performers are prepared for interruptions
High Performers are prepared for interruptions. We all know that things at some point are not going to go the way they were planned. A high performer thinks through the events and seeks to mitigate all risks knowing that there will be something they missed. If an issue arises, they are able to deal with it because it did not take them off guard.
High Performers listen well and offer feedback
High Performers listen well and offer feedback. They listen to what the people around them say and take it into consideration. They offer feedback when it is appropriate for a more favorable ending.
How are you doing? Are you high performing? If not, try to initiate a few of these characteristics. You will find that you are well on your way!!
Serena Ayscue is an owner of ByDesign Technologies. A company specializing in software for the direct selling industry.