Can We Improve By 1% A Week?

Steven Barnes
7 min readMay 19, 2023

What is 1%?

The FIREDANCE program is designed to increase your performance by about 1% per week in about 20 minutes a day. That would be

  1. Five sixty second breathing breaks
  2. 10–20 minute Morning Ritual using the M.A.G.I.C. formula

Jason hasn’t gotten to the point where he can do all of that on his own, but that’s ok — its VERY adult and awake to try that. So I ensure he has the separate pieces of the puzzle, and practices them all over the course of his week

  1. He has to work his…

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Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.