Look At Who You Are Before What You Do

January 25th 2018

Last November we performed with Pink on the American Music Awards. Pink is known for performing aerial stunts that are truly inimitable as she sings live, refusing to ever lip sync! On the AMAs, Pink did something unprecedented even for her. She performed 200 feet above the ground on suspended cables pushing off the side of the glass J.W. Marriott building in downtown LA! This created an effect of gravity defiance. It looked magical; it also looked scary as hell! It turns out that it was:

 After a conversation with her, I found out that she was truly frightened the entire time! She expected that it would let up but it didn't. But that didn't matter. She was committed. She did it anyway. That is just who she is!

Pink's brand is not only about extraordinary vocals, inspirational lyrics, and unprecedented live shows. Her brand is truly about authenticity, grit and reinvention. She lives her art and bears no compromise when it comes to her emotional and physical expression. That is who she is.

After my interviews with dozens of rockstar performers in a plethora of industries- sales, technology, IT, finance and professional sports, I know that for these extraordinary performers, it begins with who they are, not what they do.

In 2018, I urge you to reverse engineer your goals. The mistake that so many people make is to begin with what they want to do to get what they want to have. In my estimation the true top performers begin with who they need to be. What state of mind, body and spirit do you need to possess to take more mindful and effective action to achieve your goal?

In my forthcoming book, I explore this concept in great detail including defining basic MOs (methods of operation) you can assume to get in your desired state to achieve rockstar results with each goal. In the mean time, here are some questions you can answer that will evolve your attitude, mindset and being in three areas of your life:

  • Who to you need to BE to have a healthy body? What would you naturally DO and HAVE if you were being that person?
  • Who do you need to BE at work have the confidence of your team, boss, clients? What would you naturally DO and HAVE if you were being that person?
  • Who do you need to BE to have a secure financial future by living off of your investments instead of having to work the rest of your life? What would you naturally DO and HAVE if you were being that person?

This is an Ode to your performance in 2018, my friends!

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