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    Rob-Sydney-Backflow
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    what is a good morning ritual for successful business owners?
    What are some good habits that help you start your day right?

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    Warren Cottis
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    Open eyes…
    Listen for 30 seconds…
    Breathe slowly… gather mind

    Then…

    Plan A (if alone)
    Ask yourself… what is the One Thing I am going to make happen today based on existing resources that will move me forward?

    Plan B (if with a Hot woman)
    Forget Plan A until later

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    RichLucas
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    For me the purpose of a morning ritual is to position myself to attack the day ahead with clarity. So with this in mind I do the following:

    • Plan my day the night before, driven by long-term goals as much as possible
    • Eat a wholesome breakfast
    • Think positively about the day’s challenges
    • Avoid anything that puts me in a reactive state early in the day, such as looking at my phone, emails, Facebook, the paper, radio
    • Get some fresh air – walk the dog, work out
    • Practice mindfulness for 15 mins

    From my experience if you want to set a morning ritual then understand why you do each thing, why you would want to do it everyday for ever – what’s the benefit? Only then will you form a positive habit and stick to it.

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    eWAY
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    Whilst I’m doing this in a larger business, I think it still applies to micro business owners (and I largely did this whilst running my own micro business)

    • Caffeine (!!!!)
    • Run through inbound emails, mark anything urgent (NO REPLIES YET)
    • Jump in to Teamwork Projects and look at what I have due for the current week. Rearrange anything to fit in regards to urgent emails.
    • Meeting with team to go through their Teamwork tasks
    • Caffeine
    • Check WhirlPool, Flying Solo, HootSuite
    • Get to work as per order of tasks in Teamwork
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    MyGreatIdea
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    I have a set routine every morning from 5.45am until 8am during which time I exercise, shower, get dressed, have breakfast, tidy up, make the bed etc. It’s broken down into 15 minute sessions and I do the same thing every morning.

    The advantage of this is that I don’t have to make any decisions until I start work at 8am, I’m just on autopilot. We only have a limited capacity for decision making each day, which is why towards late afternoon you can get cranky lol.

    At 8, I already have my diary blocked out for the first two hours to cover the biggest frogs. After that I’m flexible. And after that I check emails, return calls etc.

    Works for me!

    Wendy :)

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    bb1
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    Wake
    Coffee
    check emails
    First wake up calls for kids
    Re arrange schedule for day (I rarely do what was planned)
    second wake up call for kids.
    ‘TIME TO GET UP’ kids.
    breakfast
    keep reminding kids school taxi leaves soon
    School run
    Head off to first job

    oh make school lunches in there somewhere

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    Cody
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    If you really want to dive deep: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15799151-daily-rituals

    If you are in to podcasts, Tim Ferriss always asks his guests about their morning rituals.

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    AndyWillis1960
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    Hi Rob
    First up it’s good to actually have a morning ritual.

    My day starts like this:

    Early wake up (no alarm)
    20 minute meditation session using Headspace ( love this app, I’ve always wanted to meditate but struggled. This app not only guides you through it each day, it also explains a lot about the how and why)
    30 minute walk on the beach with the dog
    Breakfast
    1 hour research or networking on Flying Solo
    Let the work begin

    I find it’s better to wake up early (5am) and have the time to enjoy the first part of the day. It helps that I am in control of my time as I have set myself up to work with flexibility of time and place.

    PS. if the surfs good replace beach walk with 1 hour SUP surf

    Carpe Diem

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    Cody
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    AndyWillis1960, post: 234119, member: 56265 wrote:
    Hi Rob
    First up it’s good to actually have a morning ritual.

    My day starts like this:

    Early wake up (no alarm)
    20 minute meditation session using Headspace ( love this app, I’ve always wanted to meditate but struggled. This app not only guides you through it each day, it also explains a lot about the how and why)
    30 minute walk on the beach with the dog
    Breakfast
    1 hour research or networking on Flying Solo
    Let the work begin

    I find it’s better to wake up early (5am) and have the time to enjoy the first part of the day. It helps that I am in control of my time as I have set myself up to work with flexibility of time and place.

    PS. if the surfs good replace beach walk with 1 hour SUP surf

    Carpe Diem

    What an awesome way to kick off each day.

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    DamienDeveloper
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    – Create 3x must do, 5x good to do and 10x bonus tasks the night before.
    – Wake up, go swim/spa. Think a lot about how to do them.
    – Complete the tasks.
    – Check emails and respond to whatever possible. Defer anything that conflicts with the three must dos.
    If time, do as many other tasks on the list.

    I think your subconscious must work things out overnight if you write stuff down the night before. Things seem to pretty much always get done if pre-written. If I wake up and have a reactive day i.e open email first thing to “ASAP!!!!!!” and all the other daily panic I make very little progress.

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    DGH Cleaning
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    I have been tweaking my morning ritual for about 12 months now and this is what I have:

    BEFORE DAYCARE DROP

    Up around 6am – Depends on my son!
    Feed animals (that includes me son – what he eats is incredible!)
    quick protein hit
    green tea with ginger
    make beds
    crank some positive music or a podcast while getting son ready

    AFTER DAY CARE DROP

    Exercise
    Large breakfast
    cold shower
    meditate
    look at goals and to do list combined and pick number 1 task for day

    This tends to set me up really well. I try not to worry if I get them all done, generally I aim for 7 out of the 11 tasks and if I nail that many or more I tend to “Win The Day”

    I’m sure overtime it will change and get more tweaks – but its working for now!

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    Corey
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    hiya,

    sounds like a great routine, however, I noticed you put “mediate” is that suppose to be meditate?

    Cheers
    Corey

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    DGH Cleaning
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    Hey Corey,

    Thanks for that – Yes MediTate – though sometimes there is a bit of mediation at home!

    Have fixed up.

    Have a great Week

    Matt

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    DGH Cleaning, post: 235176, member: 79895 wrote:
    This tends to set me up really well. I try not to worry if I get them all done, generally I aim for 7 out of the 11 tasks and if I nail that many or more I tend to “Win The Day”

    #Win The Day!

    +100

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    SDS_CAD
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    Good reading ☺

    [USER=79895]@DGH Cleaning[/USER] – that’s a very wholesome morning routine, I’m impressed!

    Morning routine for me is usually:
    – wake up
    – mentally run through what i need to complete for the day before getting out of bed
    – stumble downstairs, have a coffee and a cigarette, sit down at the computer and get stuck into it.

    No rest for the wicked!
    ;)

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