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3 Minutes to Higher Performance

SK Camille
3 min readApr 1, 2023

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Learn the keys to high performance from the co-hosts of the High Performance podcast.

The experts: Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes co-host the High Performance podcast. Humphrey directs and co-founded the Whisper Group; Hughes teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The main point: A handful of targeted efforts, attitudes, and habits can boost you to high performance.

Interviews with over 150 high achievers in business, athletics, and the arts have led Humphrey and Hughes to identify specific behaviors and traits that lead to high performance.

They identified the following areas as crucial in accounting for their guests’ high performance:

Self-responsibility — This means knowing what is and is not within your control, with a focus on what you can control, the authors say. It also entails seeing yourself as capable of surmounting any challenge, and seeing challenges as temporary and external versus permanent and personal.

Internal motivation — This isn’t a characteristic a person is born with, Humphrey and Hughes say: High achievers prioritize building their motivation. The authors cite research showing motivation follows from three factors: alignment of actions with your values and purpose, possessing competence to take the actions you’ve chosen, and…

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SK Camille

I cover general-interest professional topics in clear, actionable briefs. I also write about change, growth, and faith with warmth and optimism.