The power of a morning ritual

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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…


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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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  • Danny

    Reply Reply August 10, 2014

    Hi Drew

    Thanks for reading my blog and liking it (dannyslifeandtravel.wordpress.)

    I just read your blog hear and I must say its like a mirror for my own life…everything you have said …I have done it….yes I have had some success I mean if I didn’t have success then my wife wouldn’t be taking half in my current divorce and I have had a lot of failure….7 years ago I changed my life and set goals on how much money I would save and invest every year and I finished by buying a house for cash I also wanted to do something with my life and not just waste it so I decided to do something I’m passionate about and that is helping people so after the floods In manila I think it was 2009 I went in 2010 to the Philippines and I can say I made a difference in the lives of people.

    Right now I have been made redundant from a job I worked in for over 9 years and I’m going threw a divorce along with my finances being ripped apart but I’m not letting it get me down. I am continuing to try and help people with the blog I started.

    Thanks again for liking my blog and I wish you all the best in your life.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 11, 2014

      Hey Danny. You have a very compelling story, and sorry to hear about the divorce. I hear one to many stories of men and women who just aren’t happy and pay the price in the long run. But listen man, money can and will always be made. It is just another form of energy. I am sure you have knowledge of this but I am going to throw it out there one more time… Successful people make decision based on where they want to go instead of their current circumstances. I am paying off over $15000 in debt currently but do not even think about it. If I focus on debt debt debt, then that’s exactly what I will keep receiving. If I focus on where I want to go and my goals, my mind will focus and I will get there as long as I am consistent and keep a mindset towards the goals. Stop focusing on the past and keep a present state of mind. Always. I would like to connect with your further my man, join my Facebook community and we can go more in depoth on what you look to achieve. I do not promise anything but some insight and some reference of what you can use to keep your mind and business right. Take car my man.

  • embee221b

    Reply Reply August 8, 2014

    This blog post along with your post on tips and tricks on blogging and have been invaluable! The morning ritual, the tips, I know all of these things, but as you mention in your morning ritual blog, it comes down to practice, and for me, daily reminders. I often come to deep realisations or understandings or gain insights which I repeatedly have to remind myself of. i.e. I know I not only want but need to be working on my self-awareness but the day to day has a habit of wearing us down and distracting us, without the implementation of forming new habits and reminders it is easy to give in to complacency and what is comfortable. So thank you for following my blog, I plan to put into practice the knowledge you so willingly shared with internet. Thank you. :]

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 9, 2014

      One habit at a time! It is easier to focus on one area then many. If you have a hard time reminding yourself, before you go to bed place stuff in certain spots to remind your everyday until you have created a habit :) hope this helps. Thank you for your time.

  • Amy Turner

    Reply Reply August 7, 2014

    Drew,
    I really enjoyed this article.
    Great information, great read.
    I need to work on my mornings.
    Free spirit just isn’t working for me.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 9, 2014

      Have a daily system for success and you can achieve anything. This is not just achievement but more for a stable state of mind. I appreciate your time and glad you enjoyed!

  • tyler james

    Reply Reply August 6, 2014

    Thanks Drew for the “follow”. I couldn’t agree more on the morning routine! Thanks for the info.

    Enjoy INjoy :-)

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 9, 2014

      Hey Tyler, thanks my man! Glad you received value here!

  • victoria

    Reply Reply August 6, 2014

    Thank you for following my blog! I really liked your article on the power of a morning ritual. In fact I have seen it work for me when I get into the rhythm of doing things routinely. Humans operate in the strangest way, as long as we can convince our minds that we are capable, everything becomes possible.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 9, 2014

      Exactly! Belief is absolutely everything. There is a disconnect with most that they think success is a dollar amount in the form of zero’s and one’s in their bank accounts. It is the furthest thing from that, Success is a mindset. Be. Do. Have. You must be that person that you desire to live as before you actually become that. It all starts with our mind. Our mind is our realities. Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Megan

    Reply Reply August 5, 2014

    Hi! Thank you so much for following my blog! I hope you like the content! Yours is incredibly interesting, I have to say I have read a few posts and enjoyed them! Thanks so much! Have a great day!

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 6, 2014

      Hey Megan. I want to wish you good luck with our university journey and commend you for the work you go through to get yourself there! I am gladyou are enjoying the content. I really like your message and intention you put through in your about me page and hope too see some more content in the near future. Take care!

  • K.L.

    Reply Reply August 4, 2014

    Great read Drew! My favorite part “where we are right now in our lives, is a product of our best thinking up until this point.” I’m working on being the best I can be and you are right it starts with intention and rituals. Thanks for sharing and stopping by to follow me. I’ll be following and looking forward to more. – thanks K.L.

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 6, 2014

      Thank you K.L. I appreaciate you stopping by and happy you enjoyed the article. It took me a while to realize that growth is an absolute neccesity in life. Thank for you the follow and enjoy!

  • Caroline Persego

    Reply Reply August 4, 2014

    Hey! I’m being 100% honest when I say your blog and the stuff you write are going to be that last kick I needed to get myself together and really focus on my writing, so thank you so much for the support and bothering following me or reading anything I write… and for the boost of positive energy!

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 6, 2014

      I am always looking for for passionate blogs and I see that in yours. Just keep focused on bringing in one new habit into your life every month. If you try too many at once you will get overwhlemed and will stop before you begin. Always keep growing daily. Take care

  • Barbara Burgess

    Reply Reply August 1, 2014

    Hi and thanks for passing by my blog. I agree about the morning ritual. Many things we do on a daily basis are ritual. Good luck with it all, Barbara http://www.dogblog.xyz

  • Megan

    Reply Reply July 31, 2014

    I love this perspective on having a morning ritual. This line set off a lightbulb in my head: “the first reason you are doing well, the most basic reason, is that you are focused on exactly what you are accomplishing.” Great insight!

    • Drew

      Reply Reply August 6, 2014

      I learned that from Tony Robbins. It is vefry simple but very powerful insight!

  • Too true! Thanks for stopping by my site. I’m glad you did so I could stumble across yours. Good stuff here. :)

  • Anastasia

    Reply Reply July 30, 2014

    tackle to many changes at once

    *too

  • Stacey

    Reply Reply July 29, 2014

    Thank you for the follow! I am more of a night person but this post has convinced me that I should try to start waking up earlier and have a morning ritual. Looking forward to reading more!

  • Chris Wiley

    Reply Reply July 29, 2014

    I agree with your fail forward philosophy, Drew, that I have been calling – failing your way to success. It’s also one of the great oxymorons that it takes routine to accomplish change.

    Thanks for following my blog, thewileyteam.wordpress.com and the extra motivation. I hope to be able to do the same myself.

  • innocentlotus

    Reply Reply July 27, 2014

    Thank you for following my blog, I really appreciate you stopping by. Unfortunately money is essential to get by these days, but I do not believe it should be a motivating factor in our life purpose. Money can not buy happiness, and some of my happiest moments have been with no money at all. However I do really like your healthy lifestyle, and a morning routine sounds like a great way for anyone to kickstart their day :)

  • Kohei

    Reply Reply July 25, 2014

    Thank you for the follow, and great article! Your words of advise are so helpful and true! (well I’m yet to try it, but it makes alotta sense!). I’m looking forward to learning more from you sir :)
    You have inspired my day!

  • calledoutshoe

    Reply Reply July 24, 2014

    Hi Drew! Thanks for following my blog! Enjoyed your article. Be coming from time to time! Take care! ^__^

  • Elizabeth Yalian

    Reply Reply July 23, 2014

    Encouraging artitcle. Thanks for the follow!

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