Do you have a morning routine?
After working with 1000s of clients over the years, I’ve learned that EVERYONE has a morning routine—But most people don’t consciously decide it.
I’m Ramon Williamson.
Welcome to Success Today.
I struggled for years to become more productive.
I used to stay up late, wake up tired and spend 12-15 hours every day in my home office chasing success — but accomplishing very little.
The stress ruined my health, relationships, and finances.
Today I get more done in the first 3 hours of my day than I used to get done all day long.
But don’t get me wrong: I am NOT a super disciplined person.
In fact, I used to struggle with procrastination, perfection, and all that other stuff.
Well, one of the biggest reasons my life is different today because I learned three simple things to improve productivity:
(1) mornings matter,
(2) the secret isn’t having goals, it’s having the right goals for your life, and
(3) the difference between success and failure isn’t putting in more time, it’s getting more results out the time you DO put in.
Today let’s focus on your morning routine.
Your morning routine or what you do in the first 60-90 minutes of your day can make all the difference in your joy, focus, productivity, health, happiness, and income.
To help, here’s a look at the 7 things I do first thing in the morning.
I hope it inspires you to consciously craft a morning routine that works for you.
(1) First, say something out loud. (<30 seconds)
I have a simple statement that I say when I open my eyes in the morning. It helps me focus, step into purpose and set my intention for the day.
(2) Second, make your bed. (1 minute)
Whether at home or traveling, making my bed is a small win reminds me that uncommon success in life is built on a series of little things done daily.
(3) Third, breathe and meditate. (<5 minutes)
I begin with one minute of deep breathing using the Breathe app on the Apple Watch. Then five minutes of meditation using the MUSE headband.
(4) Fourth, do 5-10 reps of something. (1 minute)
It’s 60 seconds to “prime” for the day. I do 10 push-ups. To learn how I made 10 push-ups a morning habit, watch these videos in the Habits course: https://coaching.thinkific.com/courses/habits/
(5) Fifth, fuel your body. (<3 minutes)
I use a specific morning nutritional stack:
30 grams of Protein
Water (I drink at least 64 oz daily)
Chocolate Pu-erh Tea (Numi Organic)
*I use a specific set of supplements based on my health goals. There are a few things that benefit everyone and it’s best to find what works for you.
(6) Sixth, pray. (20-60 minutes)
I pray for about an hour in the mornings, but it didn’t start out that way. It was hard. I now have an enjoyable and energizing prayer practice that has transformed virtually every area of my life and work. Want to learn it? Just let me know.
(7) The seventh practice, complete your #1 task. (90 minutes)
What’s the #1 thing to complete daily in your work? For me, it’s authoring content. Specifically, (1) writing and syndicating this daily email, and (2) designing, developing and delivering coaching programs, courses, books, articles, etc.
Now it’s your turn.
Keep it simple.
Pick one or two practices to master your mornings.
Then, build from there.
Want my help? Let’s begin with a free initial strategy session. Use our initial conversation to design your own morning routine for success.
Schedule now: https://calendly.com/ramonwilliamson/coaching
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