5 Ways to Raise Your Game

No matter how good you are at your craft, you can improve your game. And if you’re to maximize your potential, you must commit to the process of growth.

Never become complacent in your current level of achievement. If you have more to offer, strive to offer it. And it demands that you step up your game. The sharper your saw, the more wood you can chop—faster you can cut it. That is, the better you become at your craft, the better you can serve.

There are many ways you can raise your game and take your contribution to the next level. Let me share five here.

1. Study Your Craft

People before you have taken the time to highlight the best practices in your filled so that you wouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel. You can accelerate your journey of growth by studying the content they have created. That is, you can read books, consult industry websites, watch training videos, listen to audio programs, participate in online courses, attend live events, etc.

2. ? Study “A” Players

There are people in your field who are hitting the ball out of the park when it comes to their performance. They are the “A” players (“la crème de la crème”). Study and learn from them.
For example, if you want to raise your speaking game (i.e., become a more engaging speaker), study the best speakers in the business and learn from them. What makes them stand out? What makes them engaging communicators?

You can learn a lot by observing those at the top of their game.

3. ? Partner With Other Learners

Other people, just like you, want to raise their game. You can partner with some of them so that you can help each other out along your journey. The fellow travelers can provide you with advice, feedback, and encouragement.

Travelling with others makes the journey more enjoyable and provides a measure of accountability, which is healthy and promotes growth.

4. Get a Coach

Similar to partnering with other learners, getting a coach provides you with accountability and guidance. A coach specializes in guiding people from one level to the next. Also, they provide the support you need to make it through the process of growth. Good coaches can shorten your journey; they can help you avoid common pitfalls and help you tailor your journey to your learning style.

5. Practice Your Craft

This one goes without say. If you want to improve your piano skills, you must practice your scales. There’s no replacement for “doing.” You can stuff yourself with theoretical information, but sooner or later, you have to go from theory to practice.

Put yourself in a position where you have no choice but to perform. You get better at public speaking by speaking in public. Find a controlled environment where it’s okay to stumble, make mistakes, and fail. And in that environment step to the plate and perform to the best of your abilities and learn from your mistakes.

Ultimately, it’s consistent practice that brings you to your next level.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.