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Publisher's Summary

These six habits will make you extraordinary.

After extensive original research and a decade as the world's highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits and you win. Neglect them and life is a never-ending struggle.

We all want to be high performing in every area of our lives. But how? Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. This book is about the art and science of how to practice these proven habits.

If you do adopt any new habits to succeed faster, choose the habits in this book. Anyone can practice these habits, and when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers.

Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it. Each of the six habits is illustrated by cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now.

High Performance Habits is a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life. Best of all, you can measure your progress.

©2017 Hay House (P)2017 Hay House

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One Long Marketing Pitch

On content:
The first hour-plus will loop around the premise of why high performance habits are key to your success followed by Mr. Burchard's case for why he's the trainer to show you how only to be followed by another exhortation of why high performance habits are key. If that sentence drove you a bit batty, imagine having to listen to one elongated intro that extends nearly two chapters. You'll get to Chapter 3, roughly 15:12, before he names the habits that comprise the set.

What might frustrate you: You're advised to take the free performance assessment. Once you run through the questionnaire, you'll be inundated with marketing emails, some of which do not include a link to unsubscribe. (Borderline violation of CAN-SPAM.) The book seems set up to accompany the questionnaire and so you find yourself in this multi-layered ad campaign for his training advisement.

(One irony: He makes a point of how one client wrote to him about how conventional assessments like Myers-Brigg and personal attributes (e.g. gender and race) don't really tell the whole story of personal potential. And yet, on the questionnaire, you'll be asked questions about your race, gender, and marital status.)

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He has a pretty good reading voice. Unfortunately, he over-performs at times, by effecting the cadence and pitch of certain clients, as with the case of Kate, a female executive (and yet not for John, a male executive). This can across a bit off-putting.

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Yikes. Wayyyyyyy too much useless fluff.

I couldn't listen to one more word from this book. The first hour or two consists of him just talking about all the research he did for this, and how we might hypothetically be feeling right now. The actual habits are okay, I guess, but this book should have been less than one hour long.

GET TO THE POINT. That's definitely not one of this guy's habits.

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Some good things but lots of fluff

Some good examples but lots of fluff! Lots of stories and examples that just waste time....blah. Just find the summarized book.

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Misleading. Author grabbing for your money.

My experience with this book was so unsatisfactory I had to write a review. 7 chapters into into the book and no realistic progression into ways of personal growth. Book was compromised of statements without explaination and a continuous infomercial about taking an online assessment which leads one to pay for courses for self-improvement. The author has a realistic agenda which is grabbing for more of your money and not caring about whether the audience is learning and growing. Do not purchase this book.

Beware of the fake reviews on this book giving 5 stars.

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Fan of Brendon but DAMN DRAGGY. Don't recommend.

Not good. Draggy and dry. I am pretty disappointed as I am a fan of Brendon

59 of 63 people found this review helpful

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Ah-mazing for book for life

This is my first introduction to Brendon Burchard's work. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with this research and the easy way Mr. Burchard applies it to life. His story telling makes the material even more relatable. I believe this is a book all entrepreneurs should have!

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  • Nicole
  • Stafford, Va
  • 12-21-17

Excellent

I read or listen to an enormous amount of self-help, motivational, performance type books and lately I have been underwhelmed with the contact. I am an avid Tony Robbins fan and have listened to almost all of his audio books over the last 15 years so when I got audible and I sought out some new content I have been pretty disappointed as it rehashes what I've already learned. While I understand repetition is the mother of skill, I was still looking for more. Well this book does rehash some of Tony Robbins principles, what I enjoyed most was the practical to-dos at the end of each chapter. When I go through a book like this I'm really looking for tangible advice that I can put into practice at the end of each chapter in this book definitely delivers on that. It does reiterate principles I've learned from other authors but it gives a fresh perspective on them which I find helpful. Overall I would highly recommend this book is a way to restructure your outlook and daily activities in order to optimize performance. Adopt one stars I found the narration just a tad annoying… Had an unusual tempo to it. Still, it was not totally distracting from the content and I intend to listen to this book again.

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  • Michael
  • Yucaipa, California
  • 11-18-17

Enlightening and well presented

Brandon presents a lot of interesting information in High Performance Habits, and some of his revelations are counter intuitive and fall outside the common conceptions about beneficial habits. I particularly appreciate the references he provides that direct listeners to online resources related to the written materials.

High Performance Habits is an excellent resource for every person interested in living a better, more productive, and satisfying life.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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great audio

great audio book, learned a lot. I highly highly recommend. forced to hear a 2nd time to fully grasp everything

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New league

This is in a league all its own. I spent the last three days listening to Brendon read his manuscript, and his soothing voice and wisdom helped me get through some hard days just after quitting an antidepressant medicine. I was an achiever that hit a plateau and slump, but after listening to High Performance Habits, I now have the keys to taking my personal and professional lives to ANY LEVEL NO MATTER HOW HIGH.

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  • Mr Mark Davies
  • 02-22-18

Nothing new here!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

New material would have been good and to have been delivered at a faster more concise pace. It was really dull.

What was most disappointing about Brendon Burchard’s story?

He took a good hour at the beginning to get to even explain what the habits were. I know now that's because they are nothing that anyone in personal development won't already know.

How could the performance have been better?

Faster, more engaging, better stories, and having something to actually say instead of constant redirects to various of his websites to get you into his funnel.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from High Performance Habits?

All of it, he isn't as engaging as Robbins, as energetic as Cardone, or original as Rohn.

Any additional comments?

I like Brendon and whilst I have only seen a few of his videos I always thought he had a lot to offer. In this book he doesn't do that. In the genre it is slow paced, dull and nothing original. He gives a vignette early on where an old client asked him to give him the gold or take the hi-way, well there was no gold in this Brendon so time to take the hi-way!

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  • Richard Nicholas Day
  • 03-09-18

The unbearable beginning

After an hour of being told relentlessly and repeatedly of how amazing this book is with minimal substance I gave up. I figured that when someone has to sell their book this hard it probably isn’t that good. I had other books of similar topic I’d be better of spending my time on. The author is unbearable.

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  • Newbers
  • 04-19-18

Waffle

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I invested about 90 minutes in to this book and found myself getting increasingly irritated. There is so much unnecessary waffle it is staggering. I get the impression this guy has some serious hang ups around his own personal credibility. He goes on and on about his experience and accomplishments and expertise that it rapidly gets tedious. When someone feels compelled to promote themselves this hard it is very hard not to mistrust them.

Then you find yourself thinking that no one that has any experience of dealing with successful, high achieving people could talk like this. No serious person could ever put up with all of the nonsense just to get to six key points

There is probably some useful content here but if there is, it is so buried in a load of repeated boring chest beating that for me it will remain undiscovered.

The irony is that he even says that his original draft was 1400 pages and that it was challenging to reduce. My advise would be to try to boil it down to 14 pages then he might be on to a winner.

Would you ever listen to anything by Brendon Burchard again?

No.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Brendon Burchard?

The content not the narration is the issue.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from High Performance Habits?

I would reduce everything by 90%

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  • Giorgio Guglielmino
  • 11-09-17

Enjoyed

I enjoyed this book 😄. I wasn't very sure at the beginning but after few chapters it started to capture my attenuation.

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  • Stewart
  • 11-14-17

Very poor.

After listening for over an hour I'm still bewildered with the things that are meant to help, the secrets are to elusive. No real information to improve

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  • Gabriel
  • 07-04-18

Good work

Good content and effort. Like your humility, sincerity and sincerity that was heard and felt throughout this Audiobooks.

I will encourage people I love to follow and listen to your book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-27-18

An Thinly Disguised Exercise in Self-Promotion

After 10hrs and 35mins waiting for the book to turn the corner, I am now going to find it hard to stay objective. I am well aware that the author would no doubt disagree with what I am about write, and class the spirit and tone of the review as 'bad energy' or something similar, but frankly he spends so much of this book listing all of the reasons why you should listen to his advice (and give him your email, and watch his videos), that a little re-balancing seems necessary, if I only for my own catharsis.

As the title of this review suggests, this book is about one thing, Brendon Burchard. So very much of this book is spent talking about his career, his upbringing or anecdotes from his life that he deems to be relevant to the framework. This is made all the more difficult by the fact that he himself, has himself insists on narrating it, and in the style of an online keynote to-boot! His forced laughter at his own poor stabs at humor is eye-wateringly annoying. So many of the chapters in this book are populated by paragraphs that are essentially just lists of the authors accolades, as measured in number of video views, financial compensation, or clients he has coveted, crises he has resolved, difficulties he has overcome, then usually concluded with an almost nauseatingly insincere reference to how "blessed" he has been to have achieved such lofty highs. It does genuinely feel like the author did not see the need to research many other examples outside of himself and his experience. The '3 years' it took to research this book could only have been 3 years of thinking about not much more than himself.

Of course one could forgive, and even expect these things from the self-improvement genre. The problem is that the once Brendan has convinced you to believe, or at least be open to, what he has to say, the lack of utter lack of clarity with which he goes to tried to explain his (not-so-complicated) system of 6 key habits is infuriating. He jumps from self-aggrandising anecdote to the 'hard-science' and 'data' amassed mostly, it would seem, by his beloved "high-performance" institute (an apparently pseudo-academic organisation who's main aim seems to be giving Brendan and his many premium products an air of academic and scientific validity, though even a cursory dig through the website finds his claims about it difficult to substantiate). He mentions his other books numerous times and constantly directs you to the HPI website to take assessments or access tools but which in truth is clearly designed as an email capture tool. This by his own admission, is his main marketing strategy. This is book is about why you need buy his other books, and buy in to his online eco-system.

This book may be a #1 New York Times Best Seller, but it seems to have become so in the same way that Taylor Swift's music video become the most watched on YouTube, through clever marketing and the viral effect that they spark, and not because of the substance of their content. High Performance Habits, The High Performance Institute, His High Performing Clients and yes, a High Performing Marketer, all helped to legitimise and sell this book, but in the end, the author failed in the first of those crucial '5 moves' in the writing of a bestselling book, that of actually producing a good book before looking to sell one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-18

Excellent Read!

I simply loved listening to the audiobook.

Life Changing!

Can't wait for the delivery of my hard copy book!

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  • Silas Lucas
  • 04-10-18

Good read

there's definitely a few things to try from this book.
this book was coherent And made sense.

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  • SozzO3
  • 03-29-18

Fantastic

Really great book with some fantastic points throughout. I'll definitely be listening to this many times over!

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  • Arron
  • 10-29-17

half the book mentions "go online$$$"

this is just another marketing scam by brendon to go online and sign up to his site where his making more money from your sign ups and test which cost $97-$2000 for programmes, books. 21st century scrum bags. salesperson

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-14-18

no answers here

felt like i was listening to an ad that wouldnt end. he touches on subjects but no difinitve ansers found here but encouraged to sign up to his course. i paid for a book for an ad. also all the dribble name dropping and life story ??? provide practicle content not a chapter on thankyous that my ears didnt need to hear.. seriously not what i paid for... i want my money back. did not learn what your title promised

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-18

Great resource.

Brilliant, actionable steps, simplistic, engaging and delivered at the highest level. Thank you Brendon for delivering amazing research backed content.

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  • olga
  • 07-11-18

Enjoyable and informative

Fantastic read and lots of work to do. I found it refreshing and insightful because each chapter focussed on each high performance indicator and they were put into practice. Author explained practices in simple, proactive and confident manner. I felt as if he was walking me through the process rather than ‘instructing’ me. Well worth a listen. Highly recommended.

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  • Navin
  • 07-06-18

Highly recommended

This has become my go to. If you're feeling a little uncertain about life, work etc this is a great guide.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-18

awesome

Thank God someone wrote a book that has workable practices to form wonderful Habits.
love this book

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  • Prash
  • 05-06-18

Extremely practical guide on HP mastery.

Brendan breaks down the process of High Performance mastery through 6 steps with a guide / links to tools + resources to get there. Listen to it, execute and attain your mastery with Brendan Beauchard

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-16-18

Excellent “how to” create your life the way you want

Absolutely amazing materials. Many of Brendon’s mentors have also been mine over the past 20 years. If you love this book as much as I have you might also like to checkout Landmark Forum. Wish I had of discovered this 20 years ago. Thank you so much Brendon for sharing your life and practical ways we can improve to be our best selves. Cheers Barry Liddle

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-18

Excellent book

Very good. It was an incredible experience. I love you the way that was written.

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  • Josephine Ford
  • 04-06-18

fantastic

I have found this book very useful. I have to say I can listen again.