How to Become a Better Version of Yourself, Every Day
What do the most successful people in the world do differently and better than everyone else? There are successful people in many fields, like sales, and sports, and leadership. What do the elite class, the top 20% of the top 20% do differently and better? These were the questions that Michael Altschuler asked himself on a regular basis – until he discovered an even better question. It’s not what they do, but rather why they do it. What drives these successful people past their comfort zone to become the best or better version of themselves? Altschuler, interviewed by John Golden, discusses how to become a better version of yourself and achieve true peak performance.
This expert sales interview discusses:
- The importance of values
- An easy value assessment
- Fixed mindsets vs. growth mindsets
Knowing and Living Your Values:
Part of achieving peak performance and being the best version of yourself involves knowing your values. “We want to make sure that whatever we achieve, we’re achieving the right thing,” said Altschuler. If you don’t know your values, you could end up taking the wrong path, which will just get you to the wrong place, faster. To avoid this, get a clear picture of your values. Who do you want to be? What do you want to stand for? Develop a moral compass that guides you towards being better. “The world is upside down. It will have you valuing things you shouldn’t, and not valuing things you should,” said Altschuler.
Living Your Value Assessment:
There is a simple, actionable technique to help you decide if you are knowing and living your values. This technique involves asking yourself two questions and rating the answer on a scale of one to ten. The first question is: Am I thinking about my values with everything that I say and do, or don’t do, and the matter in which I say and do them, or don’t do them? The second question is: Am I actually living my values? Striving for a 10 rating will ensure that you truly are living your values, and are on your way to becoming a better you.
The Detriments of a Fixed Mindset:
One of the most significant differences between those who achieve peak performance and those who don’t is their mindset. There are two kinds of mindsets: a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. Those with fixed mindsets believe that the skills, talents, and abilities that they’re born with, plus the circumstances and conditions that comprise their life, totally define who they are. They believe that they will never get better or improve, and often lead rather average lives. These people don’t live up to their potential, and often don’t become the best version of themselves.
The Possibilities of a Growth Mindset:
People with a growth mindset also believe that they are born with a set of skills, talents, and abilities, and circumstances and conditions that make up their life. But, the most significant distinction between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset is that growth-minded people don’t believe their situation defines them. They believe their situation refines them. Through effort, persistence, and resilience, these people overcome obstacles and things outside of their control, and continuously strive for success and personal betterment.
For more information and actionable insights on becoming your best self, watch the full expert sales interview!
About our Host:
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.