The Pyramid of Mastery: Seven Areas of Focus for an Extraordinary Life

Pyramid of MasteryAs achievers we know that whatever we focus on, we will find a way to achieve. The challenge so many of us face, however, is in finding balance.

Even the greatest achievers acknowledge a gap between where they are and where they really want to be. Perhaps our businesses or careers are strong,
but our intimate relationships are lacking. Or maybe our relationships are flourishing, but our personal finances, physical vitality or even our connection with our children is suffering. We all have areas of our lives that demand more focus.

If you want an extraordinary life, there are seven areas of focus you must master. Fulfillment will not happen by doing okay in some, great in another and letting others fall by the wayside. Though there are times when we might need to focus on one or two, each area is never less important than another. They are all interwoven in the fabric of life.

The Seven Areas of Focus

1. Physical Body: The vehicle through which you experience life
2. Emotions & Meaning: The fuel of life
3. Relationships: The ultimate magnifier of human experience
4. Time: How and where you focus your energy
5. Work / Career / Mission: How you make a difference, lead and influence others
6. Finances: A medium of exchange to create, transfer and share value
7. Celebrate & Contribute: A spiritual awareness

While all seven areas of life are important, there is a hierarchy that creates peak performance and fulfillment. For example, if you don’t master your body—your capacity to maximize your health, energy and vitality—all the money, career success or contribution in the world will be worthless. You can’t experience an extraordinary quality of life without the vehicle that’s going to help you create it.

Or, if you spend your time trying to solve all your relationship problems, but you haven’t even mastered your emotions, it’s a recipe for disaster. Without mastering meaning and emotion, you will always be at the mercy of life’s challenges. Having a firm grasp of your emotions frees you to be proactive rather than reactive to changes you face.

Similarly, you must determine how you focus and spend your time in order to create a successful career. Once you’ve discovered how to add value in your work/career/mission, you can create a plan to grow your wealth. Spiritual growth and your capacity to celebrate and contribute are at the top because you can’t enjoy the fruits of your labor until you’ve sowed the right seeds.

Mastering these seven areas means living life to its fullest. Learn to condition the base of your pyramid to build the ultimate edge by visiting //

“You can’t afford not to know what Anthony Robbins is teaching!”
—Ken Blanchard, New York Times Bestselling Author, The One Minute Manager


  1. thanx a lot tony.

    yash on October 21st 2013
  2. Tony, I have enjoyed all your inspiration that just pores out of you, on tweets ,CDs , on Oprah , thank you so much, you truly have a gift for helping people!

    Tracie Brandt on July 31st 2013
  3. Another excellent article. I absolutely agree with Tony’s “pyramid of master” concept. If you do not work on each level of the pyramid, you will find it difficult to be successful.

    Karlsrule Consulting on July 24th 2013
  4. Tony – thank you so much for your insight and inspiration.

    joe Solo on June 28th 2013
  5. Tony Robbins name is a the Best Brand at Life Coaching ♥♥

    Arzu Khan on April 24th 2013
  6. Toney robins in one word “inspirational”

    williams on April 22nd 2013
  7. I am Living the lessons in Mastery and would love to be a life coach..What joy i had when a friend has just started to do the same and instead of thinking of suicide has gained his girlfriend back and is full of life and joy with every word being positive ..Thanks to these words of wisdom…As Anthony says we all know what to do it is just having a different prospective and it works….

    Barry J C Barnes-Jones on April 20th 2013
  8. Am so greatfull to God for giving us the likes of Tony. His tips has been a great inspiration to me. What agreat mentor I have. Thanks Tony, God bless you.

    Uti on April 19th 2013
  9. Great stuff! I decided to wrtie down my areas of life yesterday evening at about the same time this post.

    I’m so happy to have a mentor advising me every step of the way to getting my life in order. I read these post everytime, and I always take some action to apply the ideas.

    I have a person that holds me accountable to keep adjusting my strategies to get what I want, need, or desire in life.

    JAKUB LIBUDA on April 19th 2013

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