A magic formula for you: 8-1-1-1

Have you ever worked with a peak performance coach, someone whose job it is to push you to ensure you are living your life to its fullest [whatever ‘fullest’ means to you?] Well, I am and have been for a couple weeks now. It has been eye opening and inspiring.

I thought I’d share with you a ‘formula’ that my coach shared with me during our last session. I asked her to share with me the common practices of ultimate performers [those living their lives to the fullest, whatever that means to them]. She said that on a daily basis, ultimate performers spend:

  • 6-8 hours working, doing something meaningful, and / or something they love
  • 1 hour exercising
  • 1 hour connecting with others
  • 1 hour restoring [praying, meditating, journaling, reading, etc., but not watching television]

Can you do it? Give it a try. This formula is definitely keeping me honest with my exercising! Have fun figuring out what your ‘Ultimate Formula’ is for 2007.

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Sandra Schwan

Sandra Schwan

Managing Partner at Evolving Strategies LLC
Sandra is the Managing Partner of Evolving Strategies LLC, a consulting firm helping companies and people learn, adapt and perform. Sandra holds a Master of Science degree in Adult Learning and Strategic Organizational Change from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Previous employers include the Corporate Executive Board, Lante Corporation, Kensington International, and Accenture where Sandra was awarded mentor of the year.

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1 Comment

  1. Hello Sandy,
    This is an awesome post. I was just thinking of ways to push myself to be my ultimate self. It’s funny how you take everything in stride and so positively. When I had a coach that was pushing me to be my best I felt oppressed and under appreciated for a while, until a light bulb: “She must really think you can do it!” went off in my head. I stopped taking the never yielding push so personally and took it as a change vitamin so to speak! LOL I appreciate your honesty and sharing, I wonder if one hour a day of exercise will keep me honest! (Fingers crossed behind my back)

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