Morning Mindset Changes Everything
Morning Mindset Changes Everything
Six Steps to A Successful Entrepreneur Morning
by, Jeff Talarico
Every successful businessperson seems to have a secret to their success. Some are into taking risks, thinking out-side the box while for others, it is staying humble in their success. While everyone is different, you will see there are many things that they all seem to share.
For instance, most successful business owners will agree that a good morning routine is the key to unlocking endless opportunities.
Here are six steps you can do to spend your morning like a successful entrepreneur:
Wake up early. While you don’t have to be an early bird to get the worm in business, it often helps. According to Richard Branson, the entrepreneur behind Virgin, wherever he is in the world, he makes a concentrated effort to get up at 5am.
● Branson say’s this allows him to spend more time with his family before he gets down to business.
● If you have a problem getting up early, try going to bed a little earlier than usual. It has been proven time and time again that many successful people wake up well before the workday begins.
● What could you accomplish with just an extra hour in the morning?
Be prepared. Planning is critical in helping you not waste time when it comes to scheduling your day.
● Focus on the last ten minutes of your workday for pre-planning your tomorrow. Make a quick list of what must be done first in the morning.
● Stick to it. Since you have done the pre-work of focusing on what you need to get done, do it and avoid anything that might put you on a path of procrastination.
● How much time do you waste trying to figure out which tasks should be tackled first?
Exercise: Body and Mind. It’s amazing what exercise can do for the body and mind. Regular exercise has been shown to increase energy levels and strengthen cognitive abilities. A few minutes of sweating before work can also help you to clear your mind for the day ahead and reduce stress.
● If you’re wondering how to use that extra thirty to sixty minutes you’ve added to your morning, a workout could be just the thing.
● If sweating isn’t for you exercise your mind instead. Spend time reading scripture and meditating on it. If you aren’t into the bible, find a business book on a topic you want to learn, this works too.
● Eat a healthy breakfast to nourish your mind, kickstart your metabolism, and give you the energy you need to handle the day. Don’t forget to hydrate either. A tall glass of water is another fantastic way to get you body moving.
Eat a Frog. Mark Twain gave us the idea of “eating the frog.” What he meant by that is start your day with the toughest task first. Basically, it means that you do the thing you least want to do first just to get it out of the way.
● If you “eat the frog first,” then everything else you do will feel easier by comparison.
● Plus, tackling and accomplishing a challenge first thing is a great way to motivate yourself.
● Gina Trapani, founding editor of Lifehacker.com, tells us, your mind is clear first thing in the morning, and you’re not getting distracted by other demands. This is your chance to get things done!
Avoid distractions. If you’re going to “seize the day”, it’s important to avoid distractions. That means not constantly checking your emails and social media on the way to work.
● Looking at Social Media first thing in the morning has been proven to show that you’re more likely to get easily distracted throughout the remainder of your day too. Our desire to “see how many likes we get” is overwhelming.
● Turn off your phone and email alerts. With just the click of the mouse you can stop the noise and pop-ups that happen when we receive a new email or phone alert. This simple step will help avoid distractions not only in the morning but throughout the workday as well.
● If exercise doesn’t lower your stress levels when you wake up, find something that does. Up to 90% of the doctor’s visits reported every year come from stress-related problems.
Light it Up. No, I am not talking about smoking. If you’re struggling to start the day, brighten things up. Turning on lights around the house and opening your blinds will help wake you up. It’s the best way to tell the brain that the day has started.
● Melatonin – the hormone you need for sleep, stops being produced by your body when natural night starts to be absorbed.
● Natural light and fresh air will put you in a great mood for work. Get outside and breathe in deep, unless of course you live downwind from the sewage plant.
Find What Works For You
Remember, you can always put your own spin on these suggestions. Find out what works for you and add some of your own. Before you know it, you will be spending your morning like the successful person you want to be.
Romans 13:12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Until next time…..