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The 7 Essential Key Disciplines for High Performance and Success


Why High Achievers Invest in Personal Development

As a High Achiever, you know that investing in yourself is the soundest investment you could ever make in your life because it benefits your mind, body and business as well as those closest to you. Investing in the right High Performance Personal Development Programme will help you raise your game to a whole new level so that you can outsmart your competitors with ease whilst managing the usual rollercoaster of every day stress that comes from being in business effortlessly. In fact, so much so, that those around you are inspired by how you make it all look so easy because you are so calm, confident and in control. Doing a High Performance Personal Development Programme makes you the envy of all others and I guarantee you everyone will want to know your secret to success!

The 7 Essential Key Disciplines for High Performance

At Claire Rich, we recognise that there are 7 essential key disciplines that High Achievers need to maximise their performance, wellbeing and success so they can be the best they can be and thrive. They are:

  1. Goal Setting.
  2. Planning and Organising.
  3. Priority Setting.
  4. Concentration on your Highest Value Activities.
  5. Exercise and Proper Nutrition.
  6. Learning and Growth.
  7. Time for Important People in your Life.

By incorporating all 7 essential key disciplines into both your personal and professional daily life, you will ensure that you perform at the highest level and get the greatest satisfaction and results from everything you do. Let’s take a closer look at each one and what they involve.

1. Goal Setting

Writing down your goals creates and activates programmes in the subconscious part of your mind and gives it a clear focus of exactly what you want to achieve. It doesn’t matter about mapping out exactly how you are going to get there (albeit it is good if you have some ideas and can) because once the subconscious mind knows the goal it will do the rest. This powerful part of your mind will help you to create the roadmap and won’t stop searching until it achieves the results you seek. So think big and activate those neural pathways with a Clinical Hypnotherapist/Expert of the Mind to maximise your performance, wellbeing and success.

2. Planning and Organising

It is true that when we write things down we actually accelerate our success by affirming our intention to take action. As the saying goes, “Fail to plan and you plan to fail!” So taking a little time out each day (preferably the night before) to plan out what you want to achieve the following day is of the utmost importance if you want to stay focused and on track. Two top tips are to always work from a list and think on paper. Handwriting your your list might take a little more time than typing it up on a computer but it is more powerful and beneficial and one of the most important disciplines of all for high performance.

3. Priority Setting

Setting priorities is essential for high performance and goal achievement. Mastering time management, personal management and life management lies at the heart of your ability and commitment to set clear and concise goals so that you can focus on what is really important and get results. In this modern day and age we have so many distractions like technology, gadgets, social media etc. that it can be a constant challenge to stay disciplined and focused. Writing down your goals, breaking them down into smaller tasks and prioritising them will help you master this process and focus your mind so nothing deters you from achieving them in the time you allocate.

4. Concentration on your Highest Value Activities

It is a fact that the mind can only focus and get 100% results on one goal at a time. So your ability to work single-mindedly on your most important goal will contribute as much to your success as any other discipline in this list that you can develop. High performance means high levels of concentration and commitment on your highest value activities. You’ve heard of the 80/20 rule I’m sure! Of course the mind can and will focus on other goals too but the key is to weave all of the benefits into your main overall goal otherwise you won’t achieve the success you seek and your energies will be too scattered. No doubt you are familiar with the saying, “Jack of all trades and master of none!”

5. Exercise and Proper Nutrition

Your health and wellbeing is more important than anything else because if you don’t have good health, basically you have nothing and can’t fulfil your mission in life! Your personal and business life will suffer and worst case be non-existent. That is how powerful illness and disease is, whether it is burnout or something even more serious. High Achievers have too much they want to do in life to have frustrating setbacks like being unwell so making time to be disciplined and look after your health and wellbeing is essential. The prevention mode is far better than the cure one…when it might be too late! So being smart about what you eat, drink and how you fuel your body, as well as exercising on a regular basis will ensure you maintain the highest possible levels of health and fitness throughout your life.

6. Learning and Growth

High Achievers never stop learning and have a real thirst for knowledge because they know that it will help them to play and stay at the top of their game. Learning and growth both personally and professionally is essential for high performance and is an ongoing thing that you need to commit to if you are to achieve levels of rare air and stay ahead of your competitors. Keeping your mind active and challenged is the key to your success. It is like a muscle, if you don’t use it, you lose it…and we all know how quickly that can happen and how demoralising it is when you have worked so hard to achieve a certain level of health and fitness in the gym or some other sport. Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field you wish to master.

7. Time for Important People in your Life

When you are building a business and continually striving to climb the ladder of success, it can be easy to overlook relationships and the people closest to you. With only 24 hours in a day, it is a constant challenge managing your time and getting everything done. High Achievers in particular get caught up in the obsessive drive to succeed and this can have damaging consequences in their personal lives. Remember that relationships are everything, so be sure to make time for your relationships every day, regardless of how busy you are. Spending time with those closest to you is an investment because these are the people who will love and support you through the good times and the bad. Don’t get caught out and find that when you reach the top there is no one there to share your success with and celebrate! Spend quality time with your loved ones.

The 3 Core Principles for High Performance and Success

Our ‘Richer Life Programme’ is a Personal Development Programme designed around three core principles which incorporate all 7 of the essential key disciplines for high performance and success. They are the ‘Mind’, ‘Diet’ and ‘Exercise’. We believe that when you work on your ‘Mind’, the most important core principle you will find working on your ‘Diet’ and ‘Exercise’ much, much easier. So we work with you to ensure you achieve a healthy balance in all three core principles so you can really play and stay at the top of your game. As well as working with you to achieve your unique goals together we create your own ‘Personalised Work/Life Balance’, something that most High Achievers struggle to implement and maintain. Why? Because even High Achievers need to switch off and unwind on a daily basis so they can recharge their batteries. At Claire Rich we believe that when you look after your mind and body, you will have a healthy business.

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Business

‘The Richer Life Programme’

Our ‘Richer Life Programme’ is for High Achievers who want to play and stay at the top of their game. This High Performance Personal Development Programme uses a combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Life Coaching to help you achieve serious success. For further information please visit our website: and find out how we could help you find the way to a richer life.

Are you a High Achiever? Have you mastered the 7 essential key disciplines for high performance? Do you need a Personal Development Programme to help you maximise your performance, wellbeing and success?

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Claire Rich


Claire Rich, High Performance Mindset Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist is the founder of ‘The Richer Life Programme’. The High Performance Programme for ambitious, driven Business Owners and High Achievers who want to master their mindset, so they can maximise their performance, wellbeing and success and find the way to a richer life. To find out more visit Join her free Newsletter List and receive your free copy of ‘The High Achievers Guide to Success’ along with lots more regular, free, valuable information.


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