The power of having a daily ritual

daily ritual

One of the most overlooked processes I have learned to creating a highly productive day, is the power of having a daily ritual.

If you have a desire to be highly productive in your business or really any area of your life, you must have a specific strategy to make this shift.

This is about creating a simple ritual. A ritual that uses your body, your mind and your ability to focus on where you desire your life to be.

That uses your ability to shift your language, so that these thoughts, feelings and emotions really do shift in a way that once mastered, will have producing high quality, intentional work.

daily ritual

daily ritual

If you look at successful individuals like Tiger Woods or Mark Cuban, or any great musician or a great business person or communicator…

…anybody who’s the best in their field…

…they all have a morning ritual.

They’re not lucky, things don’t just happen for them. They have a way of triggering those key moments.

The state of mind, the emotion they felt and their performance for the final results they desire for each day.

Repetition is the mother of all skill.

My intention with this article is to show you that having a proactive plan for your morning, instead of being reactive to all the distractions around us, will have you crushing out your goals quicker than you think.

I am going to go through the exact process I have learned and consistently been applying to my daily habits that have conditioned me to be productive from the moment I wake up.

When you consistently apply these same principles to your life, you will become incredibly productive in your business every single day and will eventually have created a habit that will stick with you forever…

Why You Must Have a Daily Ritual

In order for you to create sustainable progress or reach any level of success, there are three things you must do.

Think of any area of your life where you are already doing well.

Maybe it’s your body or maybe your finances or career or whatever it may be…

…the first reason you are doing well, the most basic reason, is that you are focused on exactly what you are accomplishing.

You’re not focused on not achieving the desired result, or that you should maybe achieve the goal at some point. It is a MUST!

Try is not even a word in your vocabulary.

You’re crystal clear focused on what it is you want and simultaneously it is compelling you.

You are excited about what you are achieving which is triggering your focus and dedication to gravitate towards your desired result.

This simple, but very powerful insight is something I have learned having listened and applied Tony Robbin’s “Ultimate Edge” audio series multiple times. And when I mean multiple, I have listened to that series a minimum of 20 times.

By combining Tony’s course with Mr. Eban Pegan’s “Wake Up Productive” 90 day morning ritual course, I have learned some incredible skills that set me up everyday for high production.

What I am going to do here is reveal to you the exact process I practise every morning since having started my entrepreneurship working from home. I keep my mind proactive towards my daily business and personal goals. And not reactive towards all the distractions of everyday life.

Note: (I only cover the very basics here and what I do daily. If you are interested further visit Tony or Eban’s websites to find out more about their courses.)

 

This Is My Daily Ritual

8:00 am

Alarm goes off on my phone at 8:00am every morning (Keep my phone away from bed on my computer desk on the other side of the room so I have to get up). I wake up, jump out of bed & throw my phone against the wall so the alarm shuts off… :) (I shut it off gently)

Switch the alarm off & turn my phone on airplane mode so I have no distractions until I am finished.

Wash my face, go down stairs to the kitchen and drink a half a litre of water. (I drink 3-4 litres a day minimum, hydration is key to a functioning mind and body)

8:30-9:30am

Exercise… Monday. Wednesday. Friday: 

30 minutes resistance exercise with Kettle Bells

Tuesday. Thursday. Saturday: 30 minute Walk & 30 minutes of Yoga

9:30-10:00am

Shower. Shave. Brush Teeth. – So Fresh! So Clean!

10:00-10:15am

Smoothie Breakfast – 1 Banana, 4-5 Leaves of Kale every other day, 1 Yogurt, 1 Cup Almond Milk. I add other fruit depending on the mood, sometimes a teaspoon of honey as well.

10:15-10:45am

15-30 minutes practising gratitude. I write out 10 things in my life that I am grateful for every morning. Once written, I go back read each one and give thanks 3 times while visualizing each point. This will create an incredible focus and drive for your mind in the morning.

11:00am-1:30pm (Work 60mins – Break 30min – Work 60mins) For two hours I spend all my focus and dedication on the most important task that will make me money! Marketing my blog, tweaking my advertisements, emailing my list, or anything that will add value to my audience and in turn this creates my income. That is it…


morning ritual

I am highly productive for the first 5 and a half hours of my day. I could probably get away with just doing this everyday and still be able to live comfortably, but we all know comfortable creates chaos.

Now, you might be reading this and are thinking, “This is a lot to focus on and would be impossible to be on top of it everyday…”

Well one thing I know is guaranteed in life, is that repetition is key to mastery. This has to practised over, and over, and over again until it all becomes a habit.

Implementing one new habit every 30 days is known to be one of the quickest ways to creating change that actually sticks.

Because most of us try and tackle to many changes at once, get overwhelmed with in the first day or so and just shrug the old shoulders and say…

…”FUCK IT, it’s to hard to change.”

Exactly! You hit the nail on the head! Change is hard.

Change is a bitch sometimes!

Create change with a daily ritual

If it wasn’t hard it wouldn’t be change. Resistance is a must in life. Resistance always creates change. Having a daily ritual will create that change.

Like you, I have been through a lot in my life and some stuff I am definitely not proud of. But the one constant I am always thriving for is change!

One thing that I have taken from this entrepreneurship journey is…

…where we are right now in our lives, is a product of our best thinking up until this point.

Do not look to stumble over something that is behind you, FAIL FORWARD…

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  • Rodi

    Reply Reply November 3, 2014

    Hi Drew
    I understand what you mean since I’ve gone one year with nothing to do but start planning the early retirement, Now that I have the blog I spend most of the day formulating ideas and reading others. After exercising of course
    Thanks so much for following my blog; Eventually I hope to earn online income but that’s not in the cards at the moment.
    Rob

    • Drew

      Reply Reply November 3, 2014

      I appreciate your comments Rodi! If you truly want to learn how to make money online, email me personally at email@drewiaconis.com I am working on something that anyone with 0 experience can do and start earning with. I look forward to hearing from you Rodi!

  • Gatlin May

    Reply Reply October 28, 2014

    Hi Drew,
    Thank you so much for the follow back, i feel quite honored. I enjoyed going through your blog and I’ve learned quite a lot. I’m definitely following back!

  • Sandra

    Reply Reply October 17, 2014

    Hi Drew,

    Thank you so much for following my blog. I started it quite recently and I feel extremely honoured that you find my entrepreneur’s journey interesting.
    Your blog is full of inspiration and very useful tips. I’m definitely a new follower of yours! Thanks again for stopping by.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply October 17, 2014

      Your photograph book business looks very interesting. I love photography and always look to reach out to fellow entrepreneurs. Thank you for enjoying my content as well. I am honored as well :)

  • mona

    Reply Reply October 7, 2014

    Thanks for following. I am in love with your blog.

  • simplecandice

    Reply Reply October 6, 2014

    Hello! I think your blog is so lovely and it inspires me so much! I’m nominating you for the. One Lovely Blog award. If you’d like to participate, check out the instructions here: http://beautifulkindofsimple.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/one-lovely-blog-award/
    Stay Simple!

  • Elly van Laar

    Reply Reply September 4, 2014

    Hi Drew,

    Thanks for the follow, I feel honored that you show an interest in my work. I wonder how you found me, and what attracts you to my blog.

    I enjoyed reading your article about morning rituals. I have mine too. Get up, exercise, meditate, journal, eat breakfast mindfully (bringing awareness to every bite I take, where it comes from, how it lands in my body, how it nurtures me to pursue my values), go for a walk with my husband (great way to stay connected and give/receive support). Then I either write my blog or start answering emails. Up till that point I don’t check my phone nor email, which I like, as it creates focus as you say.

    The other point I liked was that it takes 30 days of practice before a ritual becomes habit. It reminds me of Woody Allen’s quote: “80% of life is showing up.” It is the same with rituals and getting to work.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply September 8, 2014

      Hello Elly. I love your story and love to hear about your morning ritual. I had found your blog through the WordPress Reader. I had saw your post titled “Are you emotionally liberated?” and took interest to what you had wrote. I have been on a journey that has had me really re evaluating everything in my life and I do feel emotionally liberated finally. I am grateful to have connected with you and hope you enjoyed what I have here. Thank you.

  • Oliver Killian

    Reply Reply August 27, 2014

    Thank you for following. I’ve found that having a morning ritual has changed my mindset and life completely! All for the better of course :P thanks for a great read, and I look forward to finding more interesting articles here.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply September 8, 2014

      Hey bud! I am glad to hear that as I aspire to change the youths mindset about what is possible with the right mindset. I encourage you to email me, and reach out to me. I would gladly take some time to chat to you about mindset and give you some solid information and books that will have you on the right track at such a young age. This stuff will change your life bud, so make a point to emailing me – email@drewiaconis.com – Take care my man and hope to hear from you. Dream free always!

  • Osama

    Reply Reply August 23, 2014

    Thanks for following my blog bro, really good and inspiring articles you write, all completely relevant. Nice one.

  • Bridgette

    Reply Reply August 22, 2014

    Hi Drew:

    Thanks so much for following my new blog.

    I really enjoyed reading your post on the importance of a morning ritual. It was an excellent reminder that repeating proven practices and rituals produces sustainable results. Like you, I have found that doing so provides me focus and reduces my stress. I am less distracted and in my zone to accomplish my priorities.

    Appreciate this powerful reminder.

    Bridgette

    • Drew

      Reply Reply September 8, 2014

      Hi Bridgette, I apologize for a delayed response. Having a morning ritual is all about keeping a sustainable level of yourself. It is highly effective for production and should be practiced by more people. I live a much less stressed and a much more happier life. It has changed the game for me completely and has set me up for success. I appreciate you enjoying my content and taking time to come through. Thank you

  • Yvie Johnson

    Reply Reply August 21, 2014

    Hi Drew, Thanks for the follow so I can discover this great article :)
    Great tips in here. One that stood out for me in retrospect is that even though I already knew this, by going over it I am learning it all over again. And that’s more powerful than the first time.
    Take it easy, Yvie x

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 22, 2014

      Repetition is the mother of all skill. Doing things over and over again like you said is incredibly powerful. Thank you for joining the community and I look forward to providing value to you :)

  • Shambhavi

    Reply Reply August 21, 2014

    I am kinda new to all this. can u help me follow your blog? I am interested in reading them, rather learning from them :)

  • Linda

    Reply Reply August 19, 2014

    Hi there,
    I just wanted to say thank you for following, I truly appreciate it. Also that this post of a, “morning ritual” is so important and I didn’t realize how important a morning ritual was until about late last year. Since then, I’ve changed things and I find myself to be much more productive this way. Great post!

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 22, 2014

      Hello Linda. I enjoyed your post on L.A.! I am an amateur photography and loved the pictures your cousin had taken. The way you start your day will affect everything later on. The way you feel mentally and how much you will produce.

      I am glad you enjoyed my site and hope you come back in the near future.

  • Sarah

    Reply Reply August 17, 2014

    Hi and thanks for following my blog.
    I am a dedicated morning journaller and can only agree with you on the power of rituals – morning and evening – to keep myself focussed and balanced. Sometimes I wonder why I set aside such a chunk of time to them every day, but I know they work! I believe too in listing the things we are grateful for, it really helps to keep things in perspective. Especially through challenging times. It was nice to have the confirmation in your post here.
    All the best to you
    Sarah

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 22, 2014

      Hello Sarah! I could not agree more. Yes it does take some time, but if we don;t take time to focus on ourselves then how do you expect to give your all to everyone else? People get lost in thinking that this might be selfish but in turn this helps us give our full potential. Thank you for you engagement. I appreciate you and hope to see you around here.

  • Shaira

    Reply Reply August 15, 2014

    Yes! Morning rituals are incredibly powerful and have a major impact on your day and overall success! Thank you for sharing..and following ;)

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 22, 2014

      Hello Shaira. I am glad you enjoyed this post and can confirm my article. You are welcome for the follow as it was very inspirational. Was an easy decision. Thank you for stopping in.

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