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PPI #142: Best Version Of Yourself

Eric Partaker

Do you ever wonder how the very best in the world do what they do? How they achieve their most ambitious goals in life and inspire so many people? In this video you will learn some lessons from the world’s top performers so you can become the greatest you, beat self doubt and reach your full potential in life. Check out this lifestyle improvement masterclass giving you a little extra motivation to work on yourself, highlighting what becoming your best really takes.


Do You Schedule Learning Into Your Day? – Schedule times during your day to focus on your learning. Work out what skills and knowledge will help you excel and reach your goals.

Surround Yourself With Supportive People  – Surround yourself with people who are going to raise you up, who support you and inspire you to achieve your greatness.

What Can You Do To Provide A Service To Others? – Create goals and ideas that serve others. How are you making the world a better place through what you do? Others are more likely to lend a hand if your purpose does not just benefit you. 

Greatness Has No Exit Point – Constantly pursue the feeling of greatness. If you can engage in the journey and find joy in that process of mastery, you’ll be pursuing greatness in the same way top performers do.

Keep Going! – Stay persistent, keep trying no matter what comes your way. Never give up, learn from your mistakes, learn from your failures and apply that learning towards your next action.


Do you ever wonder how the top performers in the world reach the top of their game and want to also do the same for yourself? Well, that’s no surprise if you do, because we all want to become all that we’re capable of being. We all want to reach our fullest potential. And today, I’m going to share with you some of the top secrets from the top performers in the world and all walks of life so that you can raise your game to that next level.

Hi, my name is Eric Partaker and I’m a peak performance expert, and I’ve also been recognized as a CEO of the year. I’m also the author of two best-selling books, including the Three Alarms. So let’s take some lessons from the world’s best performers so that you can also reach the top of your game.

So the first rule is to always be learning. Warren Buffet says that he spends 80% of his day reading, 80% of his day acquiring knowledge. And why does he do it? Because he believes that knowledge builds like compound interest over time. And he’s right. Think about all the things that you didn’t know 10 years ago that you know today. Think about if you knew those things 10 years ago, what you would be today. Well, here’s the secret though. If you focus on always learning right now, your next 10 years can be far greater than what you’re currently experiencing. So my question to you is do you have learning scheduled into your day? Are there times within your calendar when you know that you have dedicated space to learn? And then my next question is what are the key things that you should be learning? What are the things which matter most, the skills that would most help you excel or exceed your targets and your goals? Have you taken time to think through that? And then last but not least, where can you acquire those skills? Is it through books? Is it through a course? Is it through another individual, but always be learning, have that time schedule then your day, know what it is that you should be learning and know how you’re going to acquire that knowledge, because knowledge is like compound interest and it grows and compounds over time.

Number two, surround yourself with A players. The great Jim Roan, he said that, “We are the average of the five people that we spend the most time with.” So who are you spending the most time with? And I mean, outside of your immediate circle, your immediate family. I mean, your friends, for example, are those five people who will raise you to a higher level or are they some of them, perhaps people who bring you down a level? We want to spend time with people who are inspiring us to achieve our greatness, not with people who are dragging us down to perhaps to where they are.

Perhaps there’s people in life, for example, who don’t want you to achieve your greatness. They might be putting you down and saying to you that you don’t have a chance to achieve that. But what they’re trying to impose on you is their reality, their truth, not yours. Perhaps they feel threatened about the idea of you becoming something greater than them. And misery sometimes likes company. So perhaps they want to keep you close to them because they don’t want to be alone with their own lack of self-confidence, with their own lack of dreams. But don’t allow to be pulled down by those around you, rise above and make sure that your friendship network, that your network immediately around you, like Jim Roan said, are people who are going to raise your average up because you are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with.

Number three, focus on how what you do provide service to others, how it serves the world. Let me give you some examples. Microsoft’s mission at one point was to simply make computers more accessible. Google set out to organize the world’s information. Facebook seeks to bring the world closer. Whereas, Elon Musk is focused on the long term continuity of humanity. So how are you serving others? What in what you’re doing is of service to others. When we can think of things that go beyond ourselves, that serve others, it allows us to rise to greatness. It allows us to exceed our current level of performance because we’re tapping into something much more powerful. When we’re serving others, we’re tapping into almost like a universal force and energy. Something that allows us to play at a much bigger level. And when others see that we’re working on something that isn’t just for our own purpose, that actually does the world some good, they race to support us. They’re more likely to lend a helping hand because they want to be part of that same mission.

Number four, the world’s top performers recognize that greatness has no exit point. Michael Jordan, when he won his first NBA championship, what did he want to do? He wanted to win the next one. And then after he won the next one, he wanted to win the third one. And then after he left the MBA and then came back, he wanted to win again. And then a fifth time. And then a sixth time. He was in constant pursuit of that feeling of greatness. He was in constant pursuit of achievement, but it was the process that he was enrolled in. It was the act of trying to operate with excellence, to achieve at that level, to play at that level that most inspired him rather than just trying to win that specific trophy or that specific accolade. Because once you get that, you’ll feel great in the moment, but then you’re left with nothing because you’re thinking about the very next thing. But if you can engage in the process and find joy in that process of mastery, that process of achievement, that path to just constantly winning and focusing on what’s the next thing that you can be doing, you’ll be pursuing greatness in the same way that the world’s top performers do.

Number five, Eddie van Halen said, “If it’s your passion and if it’s from the heart, and if you just keep playing, playing, and playing, eventually somebody’s going to notice.” So what was he trying to teach there? Persistence. That if you really believe in something and that it really comes from the heart, then stay persistent. Keep trying. Keep trying no matter what comes your way. Never give up, learn from your mistakes, learn from your failures, and apply that learning towards your next action. Be persistent, stay on course. And eventually, your greatness is inevitable.

And I’d love to hear from you. So don’t forget to leave a comment and a rating as well. And if you’d like to get a copy of my new book, the Three Alarms, please head over to my website at That’s, where you can pick up a free digital copy of my new best-selling book, the 3 Alarms.

Eric has been named "CEO of the Year" at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the UK" by Startups Magazine, and among "Britain's 27 Most Disruptive Entrepreneurs" by The Telegraph.

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