185: Biz: How I Built My Morning Routine to Maximize Clarity, Focus and Productivity

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I used to ask everyone the same question at the end of every Entrepology Podcast, and that was: ‘What does your morning routine look like?’ But, for a while, I stopped asking it. And not because I wasn’t curious, but because I had this slight sense of shame around the fact that my morning routine had fallen apart.

Fast forward two years and a lot of stress later, I realized that my morning routine was not working because I was trying to copy the routines of other entrepreneurs with completely different lives than me! Now, I’ve finally found the perfect routine that works for me and optimizes both my workflow and my creativity — and I want to share it with all of you.

So, in today’s episode, I’m sharing how I crafted my morning routine, the small shifts that I made that got rid of my early morning distractions, and my step-by-step morning routine from the moment I first wake up!

Key Takeaways:

[:16] About today’s solo episode!

[2:00] Happy ‘Adult’ New Year to you all!

[2:44] One major component that helps lead to the steadiness of our day: routine.

[3:08] How not having a routine has shown me how quickly things can spin out of control!

[4:03] The first key learning point I’ve recently discovered about routines: alone time at the start and the end of the day.

[5:05] The second key learning point I’ve discovered about routines: planning reduces anxiety.

[6:10] The third thing I realized: exercise is the most important part of my creative process for my business.

[7:00] How I began crafting my morning routine.

[7:52] My intentions and goals for my morning routine and the distractions that were pulling me off track.

[8:49] A small shift that I made in my morning routine that eliminated the distractions I was experiencing in the morning.

[9:27] The way that I broke up my morning routine, based on my goals, intentions, and distractions.

[11:01] A key piece in my new morning routine: laying out my plan and getting organized the night before.

[13:11] Another key piece: waking up early by having effective sleep.

[15:06] What my morning ritual looks like right after I get up at 5 a.m.

[17:44] My morning routine from 5:30–6:00 a.m.

[18:55] What I do from 6:00–6:30 a.m.

[20:15] Why I follow-up with exercise after opening my emails.

[21:53] My recommendation on how you can get started in crafting your morning routine.

[22:25] I’d love to hear from you! What are building into your morning routine?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Oura Ring

The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life, by Robin Sharma

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8 AM), by Hal Elrod

Ziva Meditation — Emily Fletcher

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CALL TO ACTION

My challenge to you this week is to not only plan out your morning routine... but to actually give it a go! Let me know what you’re building into your morning routine and how you’re making the commitment to see it through. Let’s continue the conversation over on The Entrepology Collective!

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