The Become a High Performer IQ Matrix explores what it takes to achieve and maintain high levels of productivity and energy throughout the day. Many of us have big bold goals that we want to accomplish. Achieving these goals will, however, be out of reach for most as they will be unable to sustain high enough levels of performance consistently over time. High performance requires certain things from us.
First of all, it requires that we’re very clear about who we are and what we want to accomplish. Secondly, it requires having a valid set of reasons for pursuing our goals. Thirdly, we must make sure that we are hitting key success markers of achievement. Fourthly, we need to optimize how we think and pursue our goals. And finally, we need to understand how to generate the energy we need to maintain high levels of performance consistently over time.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the High Performer IQ Matrix:
- GAIN CLARITY: High performers are very clear about who they are and where they are going. The first branch of this mind map presents you with a series of questions that will help you to gain the clarity you need to achieve your goals. This isn’t so much about goal setting, but rather about defining your vision of who you are and the changes you desire to make.
- EVALUATE: High performers clearly understand their reasons for pursuing something and are very conscious of what they need to do to get there. The second branch of this mind map helps you identify your “why” or your reasons for pursuing your goals. Moreover, it presents you with four success markers that you need to be consistently hitting to accomplish your goals.
- PURSUE: High performers pursue their goals in a very deliberate way. The third branch of this mind map explores the approach you need to take in the pursuit of your goals. Yes, this approach requires deliberate action, but it also has a great deal to do with our mindset and how we think about our tasks and responsibilities.
- GENERATE: High performers understand the importance of optimizing their energy levels throughout the day. The final branch of this mind map provides you with guidelines and suggestions that will help you optimize your energy levels to raise your levels of performance.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for becoming a high performer. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these principles into your subconscious mind. Only in this way will you develop optimal habits of mind and patterns of behavior that will transform how you think about this area of your life.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.