Book Review: High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
Sometimes “accidents” are the best thing that can happen to someone.
I accidently ran into High Performance Habits on Amazon Prime, while looking for a journal to purchase, and bought in on total impulse.
I didn’t even take the time to read much of the blurb, simply intrigued by the title, and the fact that I had heard briefly about Brendon Burchard before - mostly via a Youtube video
This chance purchase is making a huge impact in my life.
Similar to “accidentally” running into Wealthy Affiliate via Eddy with a Y Salomon (thanks Eddy), this book stopped me in my tracks. From the beginning I was intrigued by the practicalness of the book, the lack of fluff, but the kindness and caring that comes across the pages - and every single page - of the book. He really wants you to succeed - and like I said - the last time, I truly felt that, is when I became a member here.
Basically, the book is about creating new habits - but in detail it is about dismantling your thinking, and turning you into a performance machine (I mean machine in a good way). It is practical, not another book that tells you to start a morning routine, and you will now become a millionaire, no, it forces you to schedule activities (such as putting learning the relevant skills you need for your type of business, into your schedule, and that regularly), and become truly active in growing toward your definition of success.
I am rarely touched deeply by self-help books anymore - after all, I read many of them each month, as one of my niches happens to be book blogging - but this book is different.
It stands out from my mile long to-read-list filled with books that have not even come out yet. I stopped - for a little while - to read anything but this - and to take notes, and make an action plan.
This is not a book for those of you who want to read it to make yourself feel better, so get ready to work - that is, if you want to get any value from it.
One of my favorite quotes is rather early in the book, and it states
“When you knock on the door of opportunity, do not be surprised if it is Work who answers”
High Performance Habits and Wealthy Affiliate have that in common. Are you up to the challenge?
P.S. I am not providing you with a link to the book here - it is available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and anyone else who sells good books.