What are the characteristics of High Performers?

High performers are those who exceed all expectations, proactive about their time and work, design their day and anchor their most meaningful tasks whilst putting out fires along their working day. 

Please don’t assume that a High Performer is someone in the corporate world. High performers can be anyone from a CEO position to the cleaner. At UFIT, I would say all of our cleaners are High Performers and set the tone for a lot of us! 

High performers utilise the following: 

1.Prioritise their health and wellbeing.

They invest in their health by hiring a coach, stick to a routine of exercising and eating nutrient dense foods. 

2. Possess passion and high energy for their craft and business.

High performers have mastered the art of their transitions between meetings, tasks and conferences. They are more likely to utilise a quick break, meditate and give their mind and body a break. 

3. Keep the main thing, the main thing.

They see five steps ahead and align themselves to the “main thing” that is needed to be completed. Think - What are the 5 moves I need to do to complete this project?

4. Constantly learn and grow.

Getting outside of your comfort zone and learning new skills is where the most growth will happen. It is also great to learn new things so you can share little nuggets with your clients whilst you’re wining and dining them! 

5. Develop their leadership and influence others.

High performers influence absolutely everyone in their organisation. From the cleaning staff right through to the CEO. If you want to make ground quickly in your career, start influencing everyone positively and kindly. Push everyone around you to be better colleagues and humans. 

6. They are courageous.

They speak up for themselves, don’t make excuses and they share their truth and ambitions. They handle struggle because they expect it, but don’t complain about it. They don’t mind getting muddy in the weeds. 

If you can think of any more characteristics or habits that High Performers possess, would love to hear about them in the comments. 

Thank you

Eoin