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Your 3 Step Guide to Peak Performance

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Be True to You

Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What is Peak Performance? Can you imagine what it’s like to consistently operate at your best? Can you see yourself enjoying: high levels of fulfilment and success; positive self-esteem and self-confidence; rewarding relationships; good physical and emotional health and great energy? Each of us has a way of operating that suits us perfectly: when we can do things our way the great results we want from life all seem to come together. If you operate in a way which is natural to you, you will experience greater success, less stress and more fulfilment in everything you do! Your Instinctive Drives® provide you with your personal formula for success and fulfilment . So grab your I.D™ Report and read on to discover how to use your I.D™ to operate at peak performance with greater consistency and to quickly get back in stride when life’s challenges pull you off track. Need a copy of your report? Contact

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Are You at Peak Performance? When you’re operating in a way that’s true to your I.D.™ you can expect to experience these 8 things. Throughout your life, you’ll have times of great success where you are free to operate in your natural way. In contrast, you’ll experience other times, when external influences pull you off track or require you to do things in a way that doesn’t simply work for you. When you’re pulled away from operating in your natural style for a short time you’ll experience emotional and behavioural symptoms such as frustration and stress. If this situation persists, other physical symptoms may appear such as skin irritations, significant loss of energy or a weakening of your immune system. Longer term, failing to get your I.D.™ needs met, and continuing to operate out of stride, can result in more serious physical and chronic health issues.

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Your 3 Steps to Peak Performance

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Know what you need to be at your best and in stride, including what pulls you off track: What insights does your I.D.™ give you? Recognise your Early Warning Signals: the internal and external clues which tell you that you’re heading off track... Take action! Use strategies to get your needs met: to get back on track and enjoy peak performance again!

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Step1: Know what you need … Your I.D.™ will give you specific insights into what you need to be at your best. Understanding and meeting these needs will provide you with a unique formula for achieving success and fulfilment. Take a look at the I.D.™ Needs Matrix on the next page to identify your I.D.™ needs and make a list of the 4-5 key ones that jump out as important for you: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Also Remember! While your unique I.D.™ needs are an essential component of you being at your best, humans also share other needs. These range from the basics of food, shelter and warmth through to emotional needs for personal growth and to experience a meaningful and satisfying life. In addition, generally taking good care of yourself: eating a balanced diet; taking exercise; getting enough sleep; and finding time for relaxation and fun are key factors for us all when it comes to living a life at peak performance!

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Your I.D.™ Needs Matrix  To know why: there must be a purpose for everything  Feedback/reassurance including opportunity for clarification  A fair reward according to a cost/ benefit analysis  To evaluate problems and compare/determine solutions/strategies  To determine the priorities and work accordingly  Evidence to understand, accept and/or agree  Specific information in writing that can be studied/ digested  To be working with or working towards the best  To develop and share expertise

 A congruent environment: what is promised/proclaimed happens  To see how things work, preferably by personally experiencing them  To be constructing things that produce tangible, essential and practical outcomes  Loyalty to the spoken word  To be able to demonstrate skills, knowledge, attitude, etc.  Quality tools, equipment and resources  Two-way, upfront literal communication and a candid environment  To know what is essential  To visualise the outcomes




 Unconditional encouragement  Unconditional acceptance: e.g. being listened to without others trying to solve their problems and accepting they do not automatically require improvement/solutions  A foregoing reputation to eliminate the need for justification e.g. fame, profile, qualifications, image  To get it right the first time  Conciseness and synopses  An environment where everybody’s contribution is regarded as vital even though there may be distinctions in title, experience, remuneration, etc.  Answers

 To leverage their effort e.g. by delegation  To be personally involved in the conceptualising - not the doing  Diplomacy/discretion from others  Appreciation of invisible contributions e.g. subtleties in communication and lobbying behind the scenes  To be given benefit of the doubt  To be recognised for a mental vs physical contribution, including their personality  To be free to act on intuition and not have this dismissed.  To share their philosophies.  To be able to pursue their idealistic beliefs and values

 To start and finish things in one go i.e. to take a short term approach  Variety and spontaneity  Goals rather than processes to work things out on the run  To pioneer and pave the way for others to follow  To keep options open  To treat things as exceptions and be personally treated the same way i.e. as standing out from the crowd  Flexibility

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 Time to finish or else won’t start  Advance notice, to keep things organised  Long term solutions and continuity  Harmony  Contingency plans for all the ramifications - even those unlikely to happen  Clear expectations  Instructions, procedures and relevant training  Opportunity to focus without interruptions  A complete game plan with structure/ budgets/timetables/ routines.

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 To function with a sense of urgency, passion and excitement  Absolutely committed outcomes, especially deadlines  New, seemingly impossible challenges  Inspiration via e.g. interaction with positive people, big benefits, recognition  To make a stunning impression  A fun and dynamic atmosphere  To solve problems by brainstorming and make decisions on the run  The bottom line up front  Freedom to experiment


 To be certain before committing  A logical approach to problem solving  A quiet, calm environment  To avoid being rushed or pressured  To eliminate risks  To separate diligence and striving from playing and fun  To derive ongoing value from their decisions

Reading the I.D™ Needs Matrix e.g. I.D.™ 7725

a) Look at your I.D.™ bar chart Look at the top boxes where you have a number of 6 or more for a particular drive. Look in the bottom box where you have a number 4 or below for a particular drive. Where you have a 5 neither the bottom or top box is applicable as this is not a drive for you. Remember – the further your number is away from 5 – either higher or lower – the stronger that drive will be. In the example:  2 in Complete is the strongest drive.  7 in Verify and 7 in Authenticate are equally strong drives.  There is no Drive to Improvise™ b) Find the correlating boxes on the I.D.™ Needs Matrix as this will help you identify the information relevant to your I.D. ™ needs – always start with your strongest drives.

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Step 2: Identify Your Early Warning Signals! Think of situations which typically pull you out of stride and trigger negative feelings e.g. a task, a meeting, working with a particular person… What are your typical early warning signals i.e. the first signs that you’re being pulled off track and away from your natural way of operating - we all have different ones and they could include: Internal clues e.g. sweating; lethargy; tight shoulders; knots in the stomach; clenched teeth; headaches; itchy skin; worrying; negative self talk. External clues e.g. sarcasm; impatience; yelling; crying; a flushed face/neck; swearing; withdrawing. List some of your internal and external early warning signals: ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ © Link-up International Pty Ltd September 03 - October 09

Step 3: Take action! Are you operating at peak performance in your life right now? How would you score yourself on a scale of one to ten with 1 being unhappy and unfulfilled and 10 being at your best and feeling totally fulfilled? If your score is low, or could be even higher, take a look at the I.D.™ Needs Matrix again. Looking at your drives, identify the key needs which are missing for you right now. List them here: 1 __________________________________________________________ 2 __________________________________________________________ 3 __________________________________________________________ What actions can you take to get these needs met, get back in stride and move towards peak performance? 1 _________________________________________________________ 2 _________________________________________________________ 3 _________________________________________________________ See the next slide for examples and suggestions! Š Link-up International Pty Ltd September 03 - October 09

Examples of getting into action ! SALLY 8553: 1) What Early Warning Signs does she experience? Knots in her stomach and she’s very short tempered when her colleague asks for some help 2) What’s missing for her? Clarity around purpose and priority – in this case in relation to a new project she’s been asked to take on 3) What action can she take? Makes appointment to speak with her boss to get clear and aligned on purpose of the project and agreement as to how it ranks alongside other work in terms of the time she should be spending on it. DAN 3538: 1) What Early Warning Signs does he experience? Feeling lethargic, irritable and avoiding conversations with his wife. 2) What’s missing for him? His need for variety, spontaneity and fun – in this case because his wife told him she’s about to book the family in for the same holiday destination and activities as the previous three years. 3) What action can he take? Arranges a child-minder so he can spend some time with his wife and talk about his need to get re-energised by his time away from work and ask her to consider other options e.g. a change of venue; adding a second venue or asking some friends to join them for a few days.

With whom can you talk things through? What can you explain to others about your needs? What requests can you make? When can you take time out to get back on track? What can you change? What can you do differently to achieve a better result? What can you plan, do, start, stop, enjoy? Now!

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Staying on track: the role others can play

Share your typical Early Warning Signs with others, along with suggestions as to what they can do if they see them playing out for you: this is a great way to help you get back on track quickly! The things they can do for you could include: Leaving you alone and giving you time to think; Asking what further information you need; Suggesting doing something fun; Helping you brainstorm a way forward; Asking if you need help; Offering to talk things through with you; Getting you away from your desk and the phone; Telling you to write a list; Challenging you to find a solution; Making you pick up the phone – right then!

Remember different people will be experiencing a variety of missing needs when they head off track and will not always be pulled off by the same things as you. Check in with them – not only about their I.D.™ needs and typical early warning signs – but also about the specific things you can do to help them get back to peak performance.

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…please visit: To take the Instinctive Drives® Questionnaire and find out more about: your needs and motivations; your natural talents and how to make the most of them; your vulnerabilities and how to manage them; strategies to keep you in peak performance and help you achieve success and fulfilment… …to enjoy peak performance and achieve success and fulfilment your way!

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3 Steps to Peak Performance  

Use your I.D.™ and 3 simple steps to quickly get back in stride when life’s challenges pull you off track.