Coaching with Sid

The 7 Invisible Struggles of High Performers and GameChangers

sent by Siddharth Anantharam    |   April 27th, 2023

sent by Siddharth Anantharam
April 27th, 2023

This past week I was invited to speak at an amazing gathering of entrepreneurs, leaders, creators, and high performers. I like to refer to them as GameChangers.

I’ve been coaching GameChangers for most of my life. And it’s always a pleasure to be in the presence of such driven and inspiring individuals who are pushing humanity forward.

So, when I was asked to speak to a room filled with over 120 GameChangers in their respective fields, I decided to share the 7 unique struggles I’ve seen them encounter and how to overcome them.

I consider them to be unique struggles because what they face is invisible to most others.

In my latest newsletter today, I am sharing those 7 Invisible Struggles with you, knowing fully well that if you reading this, you are a high performing gamechanger too!

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As a GameChanger, your biggest challenge is that your game is so much bigger than most others around you.

You are playing at a level that most others wish to, yet only you know that you are holding yourself back from what is truly possible.

Your biggest gifts have also given birth to your biggest challenges. You enjoy the success but not the stress that comes with it.

Struggle 1. You are a big thinker but you’re often overwhelmed.

Your dreams are bigger than most others around you. There is SO much you wish to see and create in the world. But sometimes, you tend to get caught up in your thinking.


Struggle 2. You are future focussed but not fully present.

You are intentional about creating your future but that pulls you away from being present in the moment. You operate at high levels of productivity but you are also seeking to embody high levels of presence.

Struggle 3. You seek perfection but don’t see your own progress.

You set high standards for yourself and others around you but this often leaves you living a life focused on the GAPS instead of your GAINS. You are obsessed with how far you want to go but don’t often stop to reflect on how far you have already come.

Struggle 4. You love helping others but find it hard to ask for help.

You pride yourself on being the person who gives and cares but finds it hard to ask for support when you need it. You are a natural giver but this stops you from asking for what you really need. 

Struggle 5. Your drive to succeed in one area of your life compromises other areas of your life.

Whether it’s your health or your relationships, you end up paying the price for your single-minded focus by leading an imbalanced life. You are aware of this but don’t know how to shift this.

Struggle 6. You inspire people all the time, yet you feel lonely sometimes.

You crave people who get you, who understand your struggles, and who challenge your thinking whenever you need it. You are surrounded by YES people who agree with you but not those who provoke you to think differently.

Struggle 7. You are wired for action but what you truly crave is creative reflection.

As a talented problem solver, you love challenges and threats. Yet sometimes you create new problems just to experience the rush of solving them. In this mode, you feel disconnected from your creative spirit.

Which of these struggles do you find yourself wanting to most overcome?

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

— Buckminister Fuller

Which of these struggles do you find yourself wanting to most overcome?

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

— Buckminister Fuller

I believe that unique struggles require a unique mindset and system to overcome them. This is what leads to what I call a breakthrough moment.

I looked around and found that such a space or system does not exist for GameChangers and High Performers. So I decided to create it.

I am super excited to introduce you to what I call The Breakthrough Weekend3 Days x 12 GameChangers x Unlimited Breakthroughs.

What if you dedicated an entire weekend to create space for personal and professional breakthroughs with GameChangers like you?

The Breakthrough Weekend is designed to help you deeply disconnect from your day to day life and business to deeply reconnect with yourself, your energy and your purpose.

The goal is to help you create breakthrough freedom in your life and business.

Curious to know more? You will find more details here. 

Always rooting for you!


Coach Sid

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