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THIS IS WHY A MORNING ROUTINE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE BY DOING LESS
We all have the same number of hours in a day.
But why is it that some people seem to get more done or be more effective than others?
This was a question I struggled with for a long time, so I started researching what very successful people did on a daily basis.
I wanted to find how to get more done in less time so I could advance my career.
I discovered my approach was completely wrong.
The key to productivity and effectiveness wasn’t getting more done in less time. The key was to do less stuff.
It sounds crazy. In fact, I thought it was pretty stupid.
But I started doing stupid things, and everything changed.
FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT THINGS
Without a plan to focus on the important things, then we end up reacting to the urgent things. Urgent things distract us more than they propel us forward.
Listen to this podcast with my friend and mentor Dustin Kaehr.
You’ll hear how I developed my weird morning routine and how doing a few stupid things each morning changed my life.
MY WEIRD MORNING ROUTINE
Here’s my morning routine:
4:30 – 5:00 am – Wake up using the Sleep Cycle app.
5:00 – 5:15 am – Contrast shower. (Always end on COLD.)
5:30 – 5:46 am – Meditation. (Why 16 minutes? Listen to the podcast starting at 22:50)
5:46 – 6:15 am – Bible reading and prayer journaling.
6:15 – 6:30 am – Personal journaling and writing the Priority Stack
6:30 – 6:45 am – Coffee time with the wife.
This is my basic schedule Monday through Saturday.
I try to sleep in on Sundays…(I’m not a robot).
BECOME A SLAVE TO YOUR CALENDAR
When you schedule everything and become a slave to your calendar, then you force yourself to prioritize your days. If you make “free time” a priority, then it just becomes part of your week.
What’s important gets scheduled, and what’s scheduled gets done.
DO THIS NEXT
Managing your time and developing a scheduling system is one of the business training modules in the Built to Build Academy®.
The Built to Build Academy® creates confident construction business owners through on demand business training and coaching programs so you can make more money, streamline your business, and get your life back.
No matter the size of the business, every member of the Academy starts with our Effective Time Management program so you can create the space you need in your schedule to do the work and develop your business.
And it works.
Want to test it out?
Join our WAITLIST, and I’ll send you an exercise from our Effective Time Management program (it’s completely FREE).
It’s called the Hidden Costs of Multitasking, and it will blow your mind.
I’ll also send you a few emails about the other programs in the Built to Build Academy®, and you can decide which one is the best fit for you.