Start a morning ritual: A simple habit to get high leveraged tasks done before 9 am
A) What is the purpose, and why should I build a morning ritual habit?
- It just feels good and becomes a lot of fun
- Give yourself some "me" time before you tackle the day and avoid low value tasks until later in the day Get the most highly leveraged task done first thing in the morning.
- Starting the day already happy and no
- Get everything done before everyone wakes up
- Avoid the massive stress of feeling out of control
- Avoid being in a frantic rush wIth a coffee in one hand
- Avoid rushing to work only to check emails of what everyone else wants you to do in the day.
- Wishing you woke up earlier and hoping no one sees you come in late.
B) Psychology and energy:
- Energy not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.
- In other words, where you point your focus and energy is crucial to getting things done, not how you manage your time.
- Use a morning ritual to easily focus on your highly leveraged task.
- Getting successes under your belt early will make everything else seem easier
C) Inspired by:
Feel free to customize your own daily worksheet or use the app coach.me.
1. BUILDING UP ENERGY - Keep phone on airplane mode.
- Wake up, start countdown timer
- Smile :)
- Cold shower (optional)
- Stretch + 10 minutes of walking or running listening to audiotape
- Write down in journal 3 things you are grateful for
- Read long-term vision statement
- Quickly read 10 pages of a book: JUST-IN-TIME" reading not "JUST-IN-CASE". Something that is useful to you right now.
2. OUTPUT ENERGY
- Write down 3 desired outcomes of your goals. Then write down 1 highly leveraged goal, or The One Thing - RPM
- Visualize completing high leveraged task: Silva Problem Solving exercise on highly leveraged goal
- Celebration/Peak state
- Start and end highly leveraged task aka "Book #1 from Book Club: The One Thing" by 11 AM
- Work in 60 min ON / 60 min ON / 30 min break intervals with time timer countdown clock
Format: Excel, Google Sheets (recommended)
I hope this will be useful to you.
Update: If you are committed, I can set you up with an accountability partner. Rick lives in Illinois and is a good friend of mine, who actually calls me everyday at 11:15 am to confirm I did my One Thing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. He charges by the month its well worth it.