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October 30, 2023 25 mins

“I think brutal focus is the key. So, you know, often when we start to think about a performance, one of the biggest questions people come and talk to me about is like, Oh, I'm trying to do so much. I have no time. I'm trying to figure out how to fit it all in. And I think it's really interesting that when we think about performance, we often approach the problem from the standpoint of how do I do more? How do I, you know, create more time to work harder. And so, I think one of my most important tips about this is to actually start from the premise that you will absolutely not do it all.” 

Carla Fowlers Top Five Tips For Pursuing High Performance In Your Life
1. Don’t do it all.

2. Make your results visible.

3. You will often have to go before you know everything.

4. A dream is not enough.

5. Knowing does not equal doing



01:56 Breathe, don’t try to be superman.

06:09 How to prioritize and decide what is important.

13:18 Having to go before you know everything.

21:51 Just keep going.


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Carla Fowler Bio 

Carla Fowler, MD PhD founded THAXA out of a passion for performance science, where the fields of strategy, productivity, and psychology intersect. Since its inception in 2013, THAXA’s scientific approach to individualized coaching has attracted a devoted client base of dozens of executives at firms ranging from Fortune 500 technology companies to venture-backed startups to innovative non-profits. 

Carla’s coaching methods draw upon the multidisciplinary field of performance science to generate the best ideas surrounding strategy, execution, and mindset to assist leaders in their endeavours. Over the past 10 years, she has distilled the key principles of performance into understandable concepts and a method that helps leaders incorporate these ideas into their day-to-day performance, helping them go faster and improving their results. Outside of her coaching, Carla truly enjoys sharing her key performance principles with audiences while engaging in thought-provoking conversations surrounding her passion for performance science. 

Carla graduated from Brown University magna cum laude, earned her MD and PhD at the University of Washington, and completed her internship in general surgery at Stanford University. She has also competed in athletics at the elite level for many years, winning a world championship and three national titles in the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

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