I realized that while some of the routines make perfect sense and are effective, others were rather eccentric and probably not feasible for the rest of us.
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I was thinking about what I was going to put together for this podcast today and I really want to discuss the routine of success or it could even be said the success of routines.
I started looking up successful people and the routines that they keep (and they swear by) but I realized that while some of the routines make perfect sense and are effective, others were rather eccentric and probably not feasible for the rest of us. Either because the task the performed were extremely specific to their lives or just too extensive for someone who is punching a clock.
'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary
Wakes up at 5:45 a.m. to check the Asian and European bond markets.
The next example is CEO does the following in an online artcle:
drinks a cleansing mineral in one ounce of water……..
Well, I can tell you that is not going to do it for me, I did not see the word coffee or anything related to caffeine in that morning description, so I’m out. With that said there are plenty that are similar topics. They are reasonable and completely feasible for anyone that not only has a job, family and the desire to get a side gig moving.
That is what you will hear from this podcast, so I essentially picked my favorite and placed them in appropriate order. These also resemble (loosely) what I do.
- Start early like the day before with a to do list (created the day/night before) Priorities need to come first. I use a legal pad through my day at work and ad things get added I cross them off through the day. At the end of the day I review anything that’s left and prioritize task for the next day. This really helped while in killing my MBA in 8.5 months. I knew what had to get done while adding and scratching through the day.
- Wake up at the appropriate time don’t play the snooze game. In my case if I hit the snooze half a dozen times my wife would kill me. If you don’t have a motivational force of the same magnitude remember you are not really getting quality restful sleep. Additionally you wake up late in a rush behind the 8ball and that sets a poor tone for the day. Wake up like you mean it… even if you still have to warm up after that.
- 5-10 hush time, no tech or media until after this. After I wake up I spend about 5 minuts in quiet, occasionally a little medication. This time is to prevent from diving into stress. I started this a short time ago with the headspace app ( I have no affiliation with them)
- Coffee, black and strong. Are there any questions here? You can have water, tea whatever this is my mine and not likely to change…… ever.
- News and tech, I turn on the local news and check email and social media, if you follow my instagram I will usually post a quote or a podcast episode statement around this time while I catch the local coverage on tv.
- Break your fast. I like having two bananas they come in a handy wrapping and it gets me through lunch I usually take these with me to work. Weekends are different I may splurge and eat a few of my boys toaster waffles not unlike 11 from stranger things, why because they are delicious.
- Modify don’t be afraid to change you routine to increase productivity or include things that are very important to you
Exercises: I did not forget this but it does need a mention, I do this in the afternoon, and mid morning on the weekends. Again because I am currently trading hour for dollars and will do so until I can build a monetized product that can support me and the family.
Go Get It! Today is your day it belongs to you; don’t let anyone make you feel different.