My next guest has spent over a decade studying and decoding the brains of the world’s highest performers, in the hopes of figuring out what these remarkable talents have in common, and what we can do to in our everyday lives to lift our own performance.
His name is DR Harald Harung and he is the author of the book Excellence through Mind-Brain Development: The Secrets of World-Class Performer. In his global study Harald and his colleague, Frederick Travis, travelled the globe conducting experiments and exercises with the top 1% of performers in the world – and ‘top performers’ in this case are defined as those at the very peak of their game who have consistently sustained this level of performance over a long period of time, whether that’s a CEO of a top 10 fortune 500 company with outstanding results over the last 10 years, or a swimmer that has achieved gold in all major championships for the last 8 years.
Why this is important is that Harald wasn’t interested in short bursts of exceptional achievement, he focussed purely on those who managed to reach and then sustain this peak for extreme lengths of time.
And in this episode, I was lucky enough to sit down with him and unpack some of the fascinating things he found out.
These findings include:
- Why your age and experience level has next to nothing to do with your ability to perform
- Why the highest performing brains are those with the greatest amount of integration – what that means, and how we get it.
- How, the top performers in the world, all spend a great deal of time thinking of others and why that could be a key driver in outstanding achievement
- The top 3, easy and achievable, habits we can all put into practice that will lift our game exponentially.