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Start your morning right, and your work day stands a better chance of going well. A series of good days can turn into a great week. Do this for a month or even a year, and you’ll feel amazed at what you’ve accomplished.
Nail Your Morning Routine
Award-winning American choreographer Twyla Tharp starts each day the same way. She rises at 05:30 a.m. and gets a taxi to a nearby gym in Manhattan. There, she practices strength training exercises. Tharp’s early morning routine helps her start each day with a bang.
In the The Creative Habit, she wrote:
It’s a simple act, but doing it the same way each morning habitualizes it—makes it repeatable, easy to do. It reduces the chance that I would skip it or do it differently. It is one more item in my arsenal of routines and one less thing to think about.
You could start the day right by meditating, reading, learning a new skill, writing, exercising or even working on a creative project or side-business before work.
Tasks to avoid in the early morning include the news, social media, email and anything related to other people’s priorities.
Work On Yourself For 90 Minutes
A successful investor doesn’t go all in on one big trade. Investors typically invest in multiple assets. If one of their investments flops, they know another more profitable investment should protect them from financial ruin.
A work project you’re involved with could flop, or the company could even go out of business. So prepare.
Invest in yourself, and you’ll avoid disaster. The skills you acquire on your own time (such as learning to code or even a language) could help you get a promotion or a better job with another company.
Even if you don’t feel you have 90 minutes to spare each morning, turn wasted time like your commute into useful time by listening to an audiobook or taking an online course.
Then walk into the office feeling confident about unexpected change.
Pick Your Three Most Important Tasks For The Day
At the start of each day, focus on three important tasks.
Yes, three! Don’t get greedy.
Sure, you might have other items on your to do list. However, picking more than three to complete might cause you to feel overwhelmed. You’re also increasing your chances of failure because circumstances might intervene during the workday and cause you to feel like progress is unobtainable.
These three most important tasks might relate to a big project or a product you want to create.
Here’s an example of my three most important tasks: write a 1,000 word book chapter, update a sales page and brief a graphic designer with a request for a book cover.
After you’ve completed these tasks, attend to other people’s priorities, the ones that arrive over email, instant messaging and in meetings.
Alternatively, if you still have time and bandwidth, pull another task from your to do list.
Set Yourself Up To Win At Work The Night Before
When the workday ends, set yourself up to succeed on the next work day.
Review your calendar and check if you need to prepare for any big meetings. If you’re working on an important project, gather your notes and research so you have everything you need the following morning.
I know one freelance writer who goes as far as opening up his writing application of choice, queuing a music playlist and draping his headphones over the monitor at the end of his workday.
Preparing for the day ahead will also help you switch off each evening after work, as you won’t have to worry about what you missed or failed to do.
Plan Today To Succeed Tomorrow
Not every day at work will go well. A project might not pan out. A meeting could drag on. A boss might be curt and demanding.
Get into the habit of starting each morning on your terms, and your day won’t stand a chance.
December 13, 2018 at 07:01PM
Forbes – Entrepreneurs