I had the pleasure of sitting through two Strategic MAP presentations this week; both were exceptional. (Roundtable members prepare a Strategic MAP on their businesses each year.)
Lana shared something she did every morning and the concept hit me like a bolt of lightning. She said that every morning she gifts herself with an “hour of power.”
For 20 minutes each day she exercises, then she reads for 20 minutes and finally she spends 20 minutes in prayer. She said she never leaves the house without having her “hour of power”.
The hour of power is a deceptively simple yet tremendously powerful practice. It will work for anyone looking for renewal, growth and change in their life.
Author Stephen Covey calls it “Sharpening the Saw” and it’s Habit 7 in his best-selling book The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. He reminds us that every day provides a new chance for renewal—an opportunity to recharge.
As 2014 winds down and we gaze into the unknown 2015, think about gifting yourself with a daily “hour of power”.
It may end up being be the best gift you’ve ever given yourself.