SUPER ACHIEVER MODEL – How To Achieve 10x More in Everything You Do!

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Have you ever wondered how some people seem to achieve a lot more than they seem to be capable of?

We have all been there… thinking how someone we knew inside-out, went out and did great things or achieved great results in such a short time that all people could do was either wonder or envy.

Years ago I set out on a journey to understand high performance and super achievement.

From a great mentor, I learned that only 2 things could bring a positive change in our lives.

Either something “new” comes into your life…
Or something “new” comes out of your life!


Something coming “into” could include winning a lottery, getting a high-paying job, marrying a rich spouse, inheriting a huge property etc. Though these are good outcomes, the chances of one such event occurring in anyone’s life is remote and uncertain.

However, the latter, “something coming out of you” is always certain and has the incredible power to change lives to the positive. This includes your product, your service, your wisdom, your book or anything you create.

Super achievers and high performers do this consistently. They create new stuff, new things, new programs and new offers all the time. And, they also follow a certain model to achieve 10x results.

Here’s the Super Achievement Model:

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  1. 1. The Big Why

The model doesn’t work if the foundation is weak. The most robust foundation comes from figuring out the “big why”.

This means, you must know what is it that you are fighting for. What that one big reason why you want to become a super-achiever? What happens if you don’t achieve your dreams?

In other words, what’s the real meaning or purpose of your life or career?

Most people become ‘under-achievers’ because they do not take the time to lay this important foundation and aren’t clear about the ‘big why’ of their life or business. In fact, this is what makes one get out of bed in the morning.

The difference between ‘super-achievers’ and mediocre people is, they both do not like the hard work or uncomfortable situations but the super-achievers do them anyways.

  1. The Mind or Mindset

This is the psychological part of the super achievement model. Everything that comes out has first started as a spark of thought inside the mind.

We have all dealt with bad stuff in the past. It’s time to move beyond the heavy stuff, if we have to go towards super-achievement.

Controlling the mind or having the right mindset for high performance is crucial for long-term success.

The four common obstacles to super-achievement are:

  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Self-doubt
  • Shame

All four of the above are emotional states that can be controlled or used positively. All these states are used as a crutch by underachievers.

Make a list of all the fears, anger (against someone or something), self-doubt and shame and analyze each one. In most cases you can either check them off as silly or substitute them with something positive.

For example, if you have ‘self-doubt’ about your abilities, there are two alternatives that are more positive. The first option is to focus on skill building. This will not only improve your competence but also elevate your confidence. The second option is to find someone and delegate that part. Easy, isn’t it?

  1. Body

This is the physiology part of the model. What do you do stay physically healthy?

It’s all about having constant and elevated levels of stamina to get through the day.

It’s all about how you feel, engage and express your body.

Once you have mastered the “Mind”, you need to consciously put effort to maintain physical fitness to match up with your ‘super-achiever’ mindset, right?

Think about the levels of energy you have throughout the day. Energy is drained due dehydration, lack of nutrition and lack of sleep.

To ensure that you have sufficient energy to blitz through your schedule, make sure you have rested well the night before with at least 8 hours of sleep, keep your body fit by engaging in fitness regimes and eat healthy and nutritious food. Keep your body hydrated throughout the day by consuming a glass of water every hour or so.

Motion creates emotion.


Move your body often while you are awake. If you are in a job where you sit most of the day, set an alarm every hour to remind you to get up and move a little. Stretch your arms and legs. Go for a short walk inside the building or around the block. You can even stand and work for a while, if you are pressed for time.

  1. Practice

Practice or productivity is the next step in the super-achievement model. Master the last two elements, mind and body, will make this step easier.

Increased daily practice or productivity leads to higher efficiency in everything you do. Being what you are and showing up on a consistent basis has proven to be the needle mover for many successful people.

The quickest way to increase confidence in any area is practice. As an added bonus, increased confidence also brings in increased competence. In psychology, it’s known as the ‘confidence-competence’ loop. When one increases, the other goes up too.

This part of the model is also about resilience. How quickly you bounce back when things go wrong determines how resilient you are. By practice, you will become more and more resilient, leading to becoming a super-achiever.

Being more productive is also about being less distracted.

On an average, most adults watch about 2-3 hours of television everyday!


As a super-achiever, you must decide whether you want to spend that time sitting in front of the idiot box or being more productive.

Study the best practices for each aspect of your business. Model the successful ones or invent your own set. Block out chunks of time to focus on the task at hand and remove all distractions until the milestone is reached.

Passion gets you excited, practice gets you started and ‘the big why’ leads you to realizing your dreams.

  1. Influence

Influence is all about persuasion. Most people want to have persuasion skills because they want to inspire people to make changes that will benefit them.

The real power of persuasion is when you don’t have to ask. Think about how you can get someone to change without asking them.

Here’s how:

  1. Be a role model
    Demonstrate or do it in front of them and show them it’s fun.
  2. Change the environment
    Take away the things that are allowing the behavior in the first place.  For example, stop buying them bad food if you want them to lose weight.
  3. Remove the barriers
    Sometimes, just removing the obstacles or barriers will do wonders. For example, fewer focused meetings instead of too many can do wonders for influencing people.

People get influenced better if the persuasion is leading to their own self-interest. Connection or rapport plays a key role too. So make sure to develop good relationship before you bring up the changes.

Here’s how persuasion works in a business or marketing situation:

If you want someone to buy your products or services, lead with a surprise. Start with a bold headline or statement.

Appeal to the self-interest by articulating clearly “what’s in it for THEM” (not you). Stack up the benefits and results if they took a specific action, making sure you are tying the results to that action.

Additionally, provide social proof such as testimonials and references (or stories) of how other people got similar results.

You can also top it off with urgency and scarcity principles, if applicable. By telling people why they need to make a decision immediately and showing them that there are only a few items or spots left, you can persuade more and have a greater influence.

That’s the SUPER-ACHIEVEMENT MODEL for you. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to add them here. I will personally answer as many as I can.

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Hope this serves you. It’s YOUR time to become a super-achiever!

6 comments
MANOJ SHAH
MANOJ SHAH

HI RAAM GOOD MORNING  I FOUND YOUR WRITE UP VERY INTERESTING AND MOTIVATED. LET ME TRY YOUR ABOVE CONCEPT AND WILL REVERT. THANXS A LOT FOY YOUR INITIATIVES AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE. KIND REGARDS  MANOJ SHAH manojshah@vsnl.com 

raamanand
raamanand moderator

@MANOJ SHAH, glad to know that you liked this article. Let us know your progress too. All the best, my friend.

teresa onco
teresa onco

Thank you! I think these principles will help me now and in the future!

hrhitter1
hrhitter1

Thanks! Very good suggestions.