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High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best

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From taking responsibility for your situation to finding your ‘Trademark Behaviours’, it reveals how the world’s highest-achieving people unlocked their potential – and how you can too.

In 2011, he co-founded Whisper, one of Europe’s fastest growing independent production companies with over 100 staff.From taking responsibility for your situation to finding your 'Trademark Behaviours', it reveals how the world's highest-achieving people unlocked their potential - and how you can too. Dina Asher-Smith | Steven Bartlett | Tom Daley | Steven Gerrard | Evelyn Glennie | Kelly Holmes | Chris Hoy | Eddie Jones | Siya Kolisi | Frank Lampard | Jo Malone | Matthew McConaughey | Ant Middleton | Tracey Neville | Robin Van Persie | Mauricio Pochettino | Gareth Southgate | Holly Tucker | Jonny Wilkinson | Clive Woodward | Toto Wolff and many more.

While the book does not have every guest as an example, I found it to be a more digestible way to understand some core concepts that anyone who achieves at the top of their chosen field.The guys cover some great points and give insights into lots of different areas on how to become a high performer. I've worked in many organisations and it was fascinating to compare the different cultures I've worked under and as a future leader I took away some key nuggets from Tracey Neville, Rio Ferdinand and others about how winning cultures and team ethos are built. Drawing on interviews with: Robin Van Persie | Tom Daley | Osi Umenyiora | Eddie Jones | Siya Kolisi | Dilbagh Gill | Ole Gunner Solskjaer | Matthew McConaughey | Lily Cole | Rio Ferdinand | Steven Gerrard | Jo Malone | Sir Chris Hoy | Kelly Jones | Frank Lampard | Ant Middleton | Phil Neville | Ben Ainslie | Kelly Holmes | Nims Purja | Mauricio Pochettino | Jonny Wilkinson | Clive Woodward | and many more . Looked at from a less romantic point of view, the true lesson from any Steve Jobs or Usain Bolt story is that dozens of other people stood on the same start line after putting in just as much work and had their efforts come to nothing. Full of valuable principles with real-world relevance to people's everyday lives' Toto Wolff'So many different lessons from so many remarkable people' Adam Peaty Drawing on conversations with.

The only criticism is that at times the author’s own ego seems to come out in places that are not necessarily as useful as the book ascribes these parts to be. Half way through the book I was very annoyed about the concoction of stories and theories in this book.I liked the sections about taking ownership and motivation, but the best part of the book is the last chapter about courage. Their first book, High Performance , was a Sunday Times bestseller and has sold over 100,000 copies. If you want to stop making excuses and take responsibility for your life, I recommend you read this book. It’s actually reduced my work anxiety by helping me focus on what I can control and what I am good at.

One thing that I loved about this book is that thought they regularly give references to their podcast, but more importantly other quotations and case studies outside of their own podcast. It will help every reader apply these insights to their own lives - so they can become high performers themselves.

In the first short sitting my mum asked how many copies I'd bought, as everyone needs one as their guide on how to live life. Take any success story - take any famous person - who is famous because they are successful, and they will regale you for hours with stories about their training programme, the sacrifices, the early morning starts….

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