There are certain people who have a achieved a level of success in their lives that I envy. These are the CEO’s of major corporations, financial whizzes and experts in their field. But that is not all that they are successful in. They have achieved over-all success in life, where their personal life is just as fulfilling as their business life is. This is not an easy accomplishment, and has to start at the very beginning of each day.
Set Your Alarm Clock For Early
If 6 AM is the absolute latest you can get out of bed and still make it to work on time, set your alarm for 5, and forget about the snooze button. In order to stay focused and in control during the day, you need to start off focused and in control. Running around the house trying to get out the door is no more near control. Instead, give yourself that extra hour to shave in leisure, apply your beard balm and think about what you have ahead of you for the day. In this way, you will actually have some time to trim your beard right, put on beard balm and look your absolute best for the day.
Have Breakfast With Your Family
Getting up early means you have 25 minutes or so to sit and spend some time with the family before starting the day. What better way to be reminded of your reasons for wanting success than surrounding yourself with your kids before your workday starts.
Do Some Quick Exercises
10 to 15 minutes on the treadmill or even yoga is a good way to get your heart pumping the right way first thing in the morning. If you are able to boost your metabolism before heading to work, you are going to have the energy needed to make it through the day. Plus, those 10 minutes gives you time to mentally plan a meeting a develop a strategy for how you are going to meet your goals for the day.
Get the Harder Tasks out of the Way First
Start off your day running with the most difficult tasks up front. Your mind is fresh, and you are ready for the challenge. When making your plans for the day ahead, always put those that you are dreading the most in the morning. This way you don’t spend hours dreading the appointment, and once it is finished you are able to let the thrill of accomplishment carry you through the rest of the day.
Make Morning Connections with Your Co-Workers and Staff
There is no room for the ego who cannot even manage a good morning to the receptionist as they walk past the desk. Be cheerful and open with everyone every morning. Your positive attitude will carry over into the entire work place, and make it more productive over-all.
I am not the enviable CEO or mogul yet, but plan on being one someday soon. In the meantime, I am practicing the morning routines religiously to help me get there quicker.