There’s a lot of fuss and fixation over creating the perfect morning routine. We study the successful and try to mimic their habits. Just type “morning routine of” in Google and you’ll see top searches for successful people, CEOs, billionaires…but is that what we should be doing? Imitating their habits? We should be creating a ritual that works for us. That’s where The Miracle Morning comes into play.
You might have heard of the book, The Miracle Morning. If not, be prepared to start noticing it everywhere. The book has turned into a movement, with different versions created for writers, real estate agents, salespeople, entrepreneurs, and more. What makes the book so fantastic is that it serves as a guidebook for you to create your best life. Here’s how.
The Recommended Routine of the Miracle Morning
As you could have probably guessed, the book encourages you to wake up early every day so that you have control of your day. When you wake up as late as possible, it’s easy to let things happen to you. Emails and other notifications need to be addressed and before you know it, it’s the afternoon and you haven’t made progress on any long-term goals.
By waking up early, you create the day you desire and become a happier person because of it.
The author, Hal Elrod, then recommends a routine as follows:
- Silence – spend a few minutes meditating
- Affirmations – think positively
- Visualization – envision your future and what it looks like
- Exercise – get that blood pumping
- Reading – a little each day will make a huge difference
- Scribe – write down your thoughts
He refers to this as the “Life S.A.V.E.R.S.” and swears that it will transform your life. I looked up a few people who implemented this practice and they all seem to agree that it gives them the proper mindset to take on the day, helps them be more productive and reduces stress. I haven’t tried this myself yet, but I plan to soon. (Will provide an update when I do!)
It makes sense that a routine like this can change your life.
The version of the book that I read was the one for Entrepreneurs. I’m not sure how huge the differences are between the general “Miracle Morning” book versus the one written for Entrepreneurs, however, I do think there was a lot of quality business-building insight that was included in the version I read.
Additional Insight from the Book
- We are at our best when we take care of ourselves. This applies to anyone, but entrepreneurs especially need to hear it. We need to take care of ourselves (exercising, eating healthy) in order to work efficiently and effectively throughout the day.
- The importance of focusing on the right activities. Hire an assistant, delegate, or figure out another way to get things off your plate that are draining your energy and wasting your time.
- Creating a vision for your company. It’s difficult for anyone to know which path to take if the end goal is fuzzy. What does your company look like in 3 years? Where do you want to be? Share this with your team so they understand where you’re headed.
The only person who can control the success of your business is YOU.
Take charge. This book provides you with both a valuable approach to making the most of your day and the business advice you need from someone who has been there. I strongly recommend reading The Miracle Morning, whichever version suits you best!
What’s your morning routine look like? What would you change about it? Let me know in the comments.
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