The Fine Art of Being a Phenomenal Top Performer

Want to know what it takes to be a phenomenal salesperson? Here are the 5 P’s that will help you remain aligned with the values of phenomenal top performers.

What makes a person phenomenal?

In sales, sports, and any other field, there are phenomenal people. What is a phenomenal person? If you are reading this, then you are likely a phenomenal person.

You have taken the time to learn something that will improve your life, something that will motivate you to be better. These are the five traits of top performers to remember throughout your day that will help you continue being a phenomenal person.


A phenomenal person is always moving forward. They will always be pushing to succeed in everything they do. They have a strong drive, recognize complacency, and conquer it gracefully.


You can’t only try hard sometimes and be a phenomenal person. You have to give it everything you have, every day, no matter how hard it is to do so. Some days your “all” is not as good as others, but when you can come home to relax after leaving everything on the table, you will feel accomplished.

Persistence is what separates phenomenal people from all the rest.

Being a phenomenal person is hard. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We all fall down every once in a while. What sets a phenomenal person apart from the rest of the world is how fast they get back up and what they do the next time they are in the same situation.


Life is better when seen through the eyes of a positive thinker. Be that positive thinker. Visualize what you want continually and it will be yours eventually.

Being positive doesn’t just help you, it also helps the people around you. Phenomenal people realize that positive thinking requires effort and has a contagious effect.

It’s like a tennis match between positive and negative thoughts. The ball is hit back and forth until eventually, one side wins. Phenomenal people make sure the positive side always wins.

One technique to use is to counter every negative thought with three positive thoughts until you begin to instinctively rely on more positive thinking.


A wise person once said, “When you are not practicing, remember that somewhere someone is practicing, and when you meet them, they will win.”

First, you must understand that practicing is not what really matters. It’s what you put into the practice that counts. Practice with an unrivaled drive. Phenomenal top performers put their heart and soul into practice.

In order to be phenomenal at anything, you must first practice. Practice takes patience.


Eventually can be a long time. However, good things come to those who exercise patience and lay the foundations while they are in waiting.

Being patient can be very difficult during challenging times. When these times come, remember the things that matter most in life.

Understand and know that when you don’t get everything you want when you want it, it’s not the end of the world. When you focus on what really matters, it builds up your patience when dealing with small issues.

When you focus on what really matters, it’s easier to be a positive thinker, to make time for practice, to be more patient, to always be pushing yourself, and to stay persistent.

Top performers never stop learning. For more sales motivation and techniques for taking your prospecting campaign to the next level, check out our FREE guide, Seven Steps to Building Effective Prospecting Sequences.

About the author

Michael Boyko

Michael T. Boyko is a sales training rock star. He has been a salesman…

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