Wake-up at 5 am, then spend 60 minutes preparing for the day.
- 20-minutes of exercise – a bodyweight routine, or a morning run. This gets us off to a great start. We release endorphins that combat depression, help us focus, and make each day Legendary.
- 20-minutes of learn. Courses. Read. Study other entrepreneurs, learn about fitness, start your day off by reading one article on this blog to get your mind right. To get focused. To get inspired and motivated.
- 20-minutes of journaling. Write about gratitude, what you’re thankful for. Write about your dreams and the focus of the day as well, but a reminder of what you have to be thankful for in life is a powerful thing. It will lead to a happier life. I’ve noticed it a lot since adding this to my routine.
The more you go to the edge of your limits, the more you’ll grow. STARTING TODAY: go to the edge of your capability. Push your limits.
This is where I need your help. What are some ways we can push our limits? Here are a few I wrote down on my Magnificent Obsession sheet.
Discipline. Stay insanely disciplined.
- NO TV.
- Money only spent on the business, and personal development. Almost all of the funds I have go towards books, courses, and masterminds.
- Never miss a workout.
- Never have a cheat meal that isn’t scheduled.
- Enjoy the finer things, but identify what those finer things are. For myself, it’s wine, scotch, and the occasional cigar.
- Wake up at the same time everyday.
Learning. Find courses, and invest in them. No money goes anywhere but to the business and to my own personal development.
- Seek out a mentor.
- Hang out with successful, ambitious people. See what drives them. Help them in their quest.
- Take one older, successful person out to lunch every month.
- Put yourself in situations where you’re on your own. Visit new places solo. Conferences solo. Force yourself to meet new people and immerse yourself in new situations.
- Take 3 vacations within the next year. Reboot. Relax. Recharge your batteries. Spend more time alone in silence.
In the comments section, what are some other ways we can push ourselves? How can we get out of our comfort zones? What are fears we have that we can face?
I’d appreciate your help on this one. Please comment.
This is when you actually lift. When you do the PowerHowse Challenge, or whatever program you’re following. If it’s a day off, go for a walk or a run. The important thing is that you do something active. Get those endorphins pumping again. End the day on a natural high.
Write down the story of last week.
- How were the days spent?
- Review the “to-do’s”.
- Write a story of the previous week.
- Give yourself a weekly rating.
- Were the goals met?
- Were the tasks done?
- 3 professional goals + 3 personal goals, were they met?
This is your planning and reflection day. Every Sunday you answer the previous questions, track your progress, and set your goals. The secret weapon I mention at the end of the article comes in handy with scheduling Sundays. I’d be lost without it. Or, at the very least, I’d fall off at some point.
Make a commitment not to be average. Be great. Do great work. Be Picasso, Mozart good. Really put massive quality into your work.
Invest in yourself. Find courses. Find ebooks. Find coaches. Find books. LEARN!!!!!
My Secret Weapon
I’m a pen and paper kind of guy. I write in an old school journal, but I’m also pretty unorganized (something I’m working on). This makes pen and paper a terrible option.
I need to see the progress I’m making on my computer screen. I need to check off the habits that will lead to a successful year. I need to see my big 5, and the sub-goals that will lead to their success.
I’ve been looking for a system, or an app, that would help me do this for a long time. I’ve tried everything under the sun. But nothing gave me the clarity, or the detail that Goals on Track does. I found this gem a couple weeks ago. And it’s helped a lot. It makes everything measurable, keeps it in focus, and really helps me stay focus, motivated, inspired, and excited about what I’m going to accomplish, and what I’m accomplishing.
I use it to track physical goals, and well as career and life goals. Check it out here, it’s been a great resource, and will continue to be for a long time to come.
Question for the Comments Section:
How can we push our limits?