People are your most valuable asset, and investing in relationships is critical to your success. How can you leverage those relationships to take your productivity to the next level? Adam Nugent speaks with Randy Garn. He is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and coach. They discuss the proper mindset, performance energy, and attitude needed to see your dreams reach their true potential. It’s a great message of hope and encouragement to help us make it through today’s world.
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In this podcast excerpt, Adam Nugent talks with Randy Garn about investing in ourselves to achieve a higher level of performance and reach our full potential.
RG: I think the best investment we could ever make is in ourselves. I don’t just teach that—I live by that.
AN: At what point in your life or in your business career did the light bulb go off and it’s like, “Aha!” Was there a moment when that happened? Was there a special event that happened that triggered that?
RG: I just remember when I was 11, 10, 12, 14 years of age and my dad sharing with me. He’s like, “Randy, you can do whatever you want in life. I don’t expect you to learn from anybody else. I can’t teach you who you will become. Only you can discover that, and only God can let you know what that is.”
AN: How did the idea of the High Performance Institute start? How do find out about it, and how do they get tied into it?
RG: This idea came from Brandon Burchard. He dedicated his whole life, like myself, to how do we be the best humans we can be? But you can go to highperformanceinstitute.com and take a high performance assessment there. We have a really, really cool assessment. It’s like 36 different points that will help you find out where are you missing in high performance? And what things do you need to work on? We’ve spent a ton of time and over 20 years of research just on this topic alone.
AN: You’ve worked with a lot of people over the years. Do you have a particular success story that you wouldn’t mind sharing with us? Like, someone you worked with and where they actually ended up going with the teachings and things you were helping them with?
RG: A CEO I’m working with right now has completely evolved and changed from a mindset of despair. “How am I going to do this? My relationships are a disaster. I am in my own way. And I’m trying to do everything.” Within six months, he loves work now, his relationships are strong now, and his company has just exploded with growth. It was just helping him to get real clear and helping him to do three things: eliminate, delegate, and automate. If you can get clear, you need to think about, “What are the things in my life that I’ve got to get rid of?” Most of the time in our lives, we’re trying to do too much and we don’t do the things that are most important.