Dave Lukas Chats with Eric Partaker
232: The Secrets of High Performance and the 3 Alarms with Eric Partaker
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Eric Partaker. Eric is an interesting guy. He had been ranked "Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the UK", 35 and under, by Startups Magazine, and among "Britain's 27 Most Disruptive Entrepreneurs" by The Telegraph. His work has been featured on a number of major TV stations and networks, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and The Economist. He has also appeared as a guest judge on the The Apprentice.
Over the last 20 years Eric has advised Fortune 50 CEOs while at McKinsey & Company, helped build Skype’s multi-billion-dollar success story, and founded several companies, before becoming one of only 300 certified high-performance coaches in the world by the High-Performance Institute.
But, it’s not just that Eric coaches a very exclusive number of top performers throughout the world, it’s unique experience and way of looking at things that really makes his standout – and that is what I want him to share with you today.
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Eric story takes place over a decade when we got on a plane and felt a little “off” at take-off. As the plane climbed, he began to feel pain in his chest and arm. Luckily, a doctor was on the plane and checked him and determined he was having a heart attack. The plane had to do an emergency landing.
He landed in a small town in France to a waiting ambulance and remembers saying to the paramedic, “Please don’t let me die. I have a 5-year-old son.” He ended up being ok as they got to him in time. Eric says that this was the start of history, because prior to that he was a workaholic working 100 hours a week.
It became his mission to help others avoid what he went through. But it took a little more time. Eric says that it was not even the heart attack that sparked the final change. He changed his health habits, but still 3 years later he still had not changed himself outside of that and woke one day to his wife sobbing telling him she was going to leave him if he didn’t change his ways. He was not present and available to his family. He needed to make changes on the home front.
He realized there were 3 domains that we must be balanced in: Health, Wealth, and Relationships.
Define High Performance and what it means. What does a true Top Performer look like?
Are there habits that people can develop to perform at their highest potential? What are the traps that keep them from doing this?
At the 13 min mark, Eric talks about the 3 Alarms.
Understanding this is one thing, but putting it into action is another…How does someone choose who they want to be and so on?
At the 18 min mark, Eric talks about us putting on our hero costumes and instinctively knowing what to do.
Remember, behavior follows identity. We did this as kids all the time.
At the 21-minute mark, we discuss how little reminders like the 3 Alarms and others can make a difference even subliminally and using them to create your future self. We also discuss choice and the role it plays in your success in your life. It is best to listen.
What are some of the traps that you see keeping people from reaching their true potential?
2 Special Forces techniques to increase success?
The 3-13-3 multiplier. Tell us about that and how it relates to entrepreneurs.
What is the one thing that has surprised you most on your entrepreneur journey and what is your biggest takeaway from it?
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