The power of a morning ritual

morning ritual

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

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

…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 Morning 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 Morning 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!

If it wasn’t hard it wouldn’t be change. Resistance is a must in life. Resistance always creates 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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19 Comments

  • Anurag Sahay

    Reply Reply July 14, 2014

    Thanks for the follow!Keep up the good work..cheers!

  • Ricky Bhadauria

    Reply Reply July 13, 2014

    Wonderful article Drew! It is true that discipline and focus are required to take you to your dream destination, and all that you have mentioned sounds true.

    I look forward to read all your nice stuff. And, yes, thanks for visiting my blog and following it.

    Wish you great success and bliss!

    • Drew

      Reply Reply July 14, 2014

      Ricky my man, thank you! I really appreciate your comments. The road to actually following through with what you love is one that is tough. But having a ritual everyday is something that keeps the fear away and the focus sharp. Take care and look forward to you following along in my Facebook group. Don;t be afraid to reacdh out to me in there my man! Enjoy!

  • Ajaytao2010

    Reply Reply July 10, 2014

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    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

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    • Drew

      Reply Reply July 12, 2014

      Thanks, I apprecaite it. I enjoyed your blog as well

  • Ray

    Reply Reply July 8, 2014

    Hey Drew,
    Great blog. Your formula works for you and that’s great. My Life Change 90 program is also a series of daily rituals that I have developed over many years, that can be tailored to anyone’s life. If everyone had a ritual to create and set a positive midset for the day and pre-program success in goals in all areas of their lives, and closed the day with another little ritualistic celebration, the whole world would be better off!

    Great blog, keep up the great work!

    Ray Jamieson

  • Liz

    Reply Reply July 6, 2014

    Thanks for the follow Drew. This is very useful, I’m starting to get into a morning routine. Weekends are hard for me to wake up at the same time though! Do you have any tips for that?

  • Carola

    Reply Reply July 6, 2014

    I love morning rituals, it is the perfect way to get a new day started and I really like your idea of practicing gratitude for half an hour. I will give this a try to incorporate into my morning ritual :)
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  • I think one of the difficulties people have, and I suffer from this too, is keeping up with a change in routine. I’m an extremely active guy both in physical side of life (sports, traveling) and work side of my life (the general day to day activities, businesses, career, etc) and I try to identify the positive activities I do which contribute to my life on a daily basis, at the same time, I seek positive ideas from others in how I can improve myself, it is also a good thing to identify the not-so-positive-things in my life which don’t help or did one time but not anymore – and so how I can replace them or erase them all together. The difficulty is when you decide to make changes. Changes in life need to be for the positive, be it temporary or long term, but its extremely difficult in keep up the new habit or routine, without slowly slipping back into the old one again.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply July 3, 2014

      You are right my friend, change is very difficult. But that is why you require a vision and plan for that change. Usually people only change when a tradgedy happens to them. That is exactly what happened to me when I received my diagnosis with kidney stones. It rocked my world to the point where I created addiction and depression because I was playing a victim, asking why me. Change is possible if you want it. People must take a look and put time into themselves. Why rush out the door to work, just to get to a job that you hate? Why not wake up an hour or two earlier so you have time to yourself to help focus in on that change and make it real. People must pay more attention to themselves. Some might look at that as selfish, but if you do not take the time to work on yourself your life will be that much more difficult and unfulfilled. I have had experience with this and throughout this process I have become much happier focusing on what I want in life, not what people are expecting. Apprecaite you feedback and thank you :)

      • Khushboo

        Reply Reply July 7, 2014

        I agree with you too. Something like that happened with me too when I got diagnosed with Stage 2 lymphoma just 6 months back. It happened just before I was about to graduate from high school and I was asking why me? But as you just mentioned, give more attention to yourself, it really works! And infact Change is the only thing that is CONSTANT, so I think wanting change is fruitful!
        I really liked your articles too. Look forward to reading more.
        Stay awesome :)

  • ria

    Reply Reply July 1, 2014

    Love this!

    • Drew

      Reply Reply July 3, 2014

      Thank you :) – Appreciate you stopping by

  • Rishika surya

    Reply Reply June 24, 2014

    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    I really liked what you have written here.Currently going through a very confusing phase wherein i have no idea of where my career is heading and all my ideas are haphazard,I could really do with some organisation and routine.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply July 1, 2014

      Habits take consistency to create but can be created easily. Try looking into Tony Robbins work and look at The Edge program. It has helped me greatly and has changed my intention with my work daily. Appreaciate your feedback, Thank you for stopping in!

  • Andrea

    Reply Reply June 24, 2014

    Very helpful advice, thanks. You mentioned ‘changing one thing at a time’ that is very relevant to me and I’ll take it onboard. Implementing too many changes at once is overwhelming. Thanks again.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply July 1, 2014

      Hello Andrea! I definitley tried to change too many things at once and that is a route to disaster. Always implementing one thing at a time every 30 days will create cahange. True change takes time and consistency! Thank you for your tie and feedback!

  • Lyn

    Reply Reply June 15, 2014

    You wake up at 8:00am? If I got up that late I’d never get anything done. However, even getting up at 6:30 I still don’t get everything done that I’d like to get done.

    Exercise: I’m crippled with arthritis, I can barely walk from one room to the other.

    Gratitude: I’m grateful to God every morning He lets me wake up. I figure any day you wake up is a good day :-D

    Breakfast: Half an hour after taking my thyroid and blood pressure medication. Immediately after breakfast I take my vitamin D, Prednisone, multivitamin and Glucosamine with Krill and fish oil.

    Next comes catching up on emails, reading friends’ blogs, napping, trying to write on my own blog, trying to edit my MS, napping, lunch, napping, laundry…this could be in any random order.

    Who needs a routine?

    :-D

    • Drew

      Reply Reply June 15, 2014

      I do wake up at 8am yes. I work from home so it is really keeping me on a nice schedule I can change at any time. Appreacite your engagement and glad you shared your experiences as well! Thanks!

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