Tony Robbins RPM:
Categories of Improvement
Robbins RPM system helps you live your life in balance, reducing
constantly improving the most important areas of your life, both
I'm sure there are some areas of your life that are fantastic;
unfortunately, if you're like most of us, there are some that aren't so
great. We have so much coming at us that it's often
challenging to stay in balance.
Maybe your relationship is great, but your finances are a bit off
track. Or You've got those two areas handled while your
health and fitness is lagging. Or maybe you've devoted a lot
of your time to your business or job, and your health is suffering.
Before we go into detail on your categories, let's do a quick 5
minute exercise from the Time of Your Life, a
course that teaches how to quickly learn and integrate Tony
Robbins RPM system.
Get a blank sheet of paper and draw a large circle on it.
Divide the circle into 8 areas, and label each area so it
looks like this:
Of course these are just
examples, feel free to change any of them if they aren't an important
Now think about each category and where you are compared to where you
to be on a 0-10 scale, 0 being the center of the wheel and not
at all satisfied and 10 being the outer edge representing
total satisfaction and achievement.
Decide your degree of satisfaction from 0 to 10 and mark it on the
relevant spoke. Now draw a line to join your marks together,
fill in the space so it's solid. Please don't just think
this exercise, actually do it and give yourself the gift.
With all of the areas filled in, my guess is that
you're looking at a pretty strange shape. Imagine if that
shape was a wheel on your car...how well would it roll?
Unless you're one of very few unique individuals, my guess is
that it'd be pretty wobbly.
The reason the areas are
called Categories of Improvement is most
things get worse when we don't pay attention to them. When we
don't pay attention to our relationships, they get worse...when we
don't pay attention to our health, it gets worse...when we don't pay
attention to our finances, it gets worse.
The power of a top down system like Tony Robbins RPM is that once you
know the areas most important to you, you can start focusing on them
and balance out your wheel of life.
We want to make sure that we're paying attention to all of the most
important areas in our life, and not just spending time in them, but
focusing on constantly improving them.
How much more balanced
would your life be and how much more fulfilled
would you feel if you had a vision, a purpose and a
each area of your life, and you were consistently spending
time on each?
exactly what we're going to create right
now, at least at a high level.
Pick a category to start with and
imagine how it would be at a 10, if
were feeling total fulfillment and achievement. Write down a
brief description of what that looks and feels.
Next ask yourself why you want that in your life.
How would it make you feel if you had total fulfillment in
that area. An even better question to ask is now that this
area is exactly the way I want it, how do I feel.
now have a vision and a purpose. If you could
have things exactly the way you wanted them, what
would be a good goal to have a year or so out?
Now that you have a vision, a purpose
and a one year goal for this
area, are you more excited about spending some time there?
If you actually took just a few minutes and did the exercise,
then I know you are, which is the main focus of Tony Robbins RPM system.
Although Tony guides you through a much more detailed process in the Time of Your Life, where
you'll also add compelling roles, resources, something called 3 to
Thrive, etc, just doing this quick process we did here will begin
immediately putting more balance in your life, which is why
you're here reading this, right?
The obvious question after doing this is how does having a purpose,
vision and goal help me manage my time better? There are two
This process isn't about a silly new software tool or binder...it's a
thinking process that ensures you're living your life with more
fulfillment and achieving the goals most important to you. If
you've found this helpful and want to go more in depth with Tony
Robbins RPM system, then you'll definitely want to consider getting the
Time of Your Life program.
- First, remember the
purpose of time management, more
time for what's important to you.
- Second, you'll review
each category during your weekly review, and actions towards your goals
will show up in your weekly and daily RPM plans
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