“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
~ Dale Carnegie
Hey Billie Scott here with some ramblings about successful people. People who hit the mark because they are determined to live life on their own terms no matter what life hands them.
I was watching a really good video by Robin Sharma last night (you can see it here) where he was talking about morning routines.
Those first few hours of the day are critical to your productivity and how much you accomplish in business and in life.
How do you spend those hours?
If you’re like most people, one of the first things you do is check email and social media.
This is literally the worst way you can start your day. Why? Because you’re going into a ‘reactive’ mode from the very start. And often how you start your day, is how you’ll end your day.
When you’re reacting from the moment you wake up, it’s extremely hard to switch into a proactive mode later in the day and be extremely productive.
If you start your day by doing the most important tasks which will have the biggest impact, then you build up momentum. By the time 11am rolls around, you may have accomplished more in the few 3 – 4 hours of the day than most people get done all day.
It’s much easier to be productive in the second half of the day as well when you know in the back of your mind you’ve already got a lot of important things done.
Start Your Day With An Energizing Work Out
I don’t know if you work out in the morning. But if you don’t, give it a try. Starting your day with a good work out routine where you really sweat, is one of the best things you can do. I myself am usually up at 5ish, and start with a brisk walk, then a low run and back to a brisk walk. I make sure I am out there for 30 minutes breathing in the morning air, getting ready for my first cup of hazelnut coffee or blueberry coffee. I just love it!
For the rest of the day, I have this good feeling because I know I’ve got something important done, and it’s not lingering in my mind as something I needed to get to ‘later on.’
I try to write my daily posts early after my exercise cause I got all my thought juices running.
All of the above is much easier said than done.
Naturally, we all want to take the path of least resistance. It’s much easier to check emails or social media first thing in the morning. You don’t have to concentrate so much. It’s stimulating. And you at least feel ‘busy.’ But busy does not equal productive.
I know a lot of people who are in an extreme state of busyness for 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, who never get ahead.
The trick is to know the difference between what’s busy work and what’s productive work, and to not fool yourself into believing one is the same as the other.
So find the time of day when you’re at your peak state and you have the most energy, and get the most important and creative tasks done at that time. When you’re feeling less energetic and focused, then you can use that time for ‘reactive’ tasks like checking and responding to email.
So that is my world and how I get things done. Give it a try for 21 days. Remember 21 days to create a habit.
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