I guess as an entrepreneur working with many other entrepreneurs, one thing that always comes up in conversation is “what do you do to start your day?” or “what’s your morning routine?” and I started to wonder why people thought mornings were such a big deal, that was until I changed my morning routine, and the penny dropped. As soon as I made a change to the way I start my day, I saw massive changes to all areas of my life.
It really is the one thing that has dramatically changed my performance is when I changed my mornings. I heard a lot of people talking about morning rituals and the ‘miracle morning’ and gratitude in the morning and meditation in the morning and all these wonderful ideas, and to be honest, at first, I really did think it was all a load of garbage.
After I’d read an article that stated that many, many successful people did some form of morning ritual got me to thinking, so I decided to give it a go. Since having changed my morning routine, I have seen a massive difference in my attitude, my positivity, my focus and my overall tenacity.
It starts when I go to bed, I think of my long term life goals, and when I wake up, I think of my long term life goals again. I never lose sight of my goals. After sneaking downstairs so I don’t wake up the kids – that’s right, ninja style – I brush my teeth, drink a pint of water and have a stretch. During this time, I think about my life goals and my business goals. As ideas come into my head, I email myself which I guess is a form of journaling.
After this, I then have a ‘gratitude shower’. What’s that I hear you ask? Well, when I’m having a shower, I thank myself for the things that I’m most grateful for. Throughout my morning, whilst ironing my shirt then having my breakfast, I either listen to education, motivational or inspirational podcasts, or music.
In the car on the way to the office, I have started to call my top Managers in the morning and the calls are always both high energy and high motivation, and by the time I get to work, my mind, my body, my soul, is 100% ready to go. I AM ON FIRE.
Now, the question is – ARE YOU ON FIRE?