Health & Wellbeing
From meditation to exhilaration - what are the daily morning routines that have kept some of the most successful entrepreneurs on track each and every morning?
We all need inspiration from others to motivate us and inspire us to do better in our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s life lessons or quick tips, we are always looking to those who we admire professionally for some pointers to mirror their entrepreneurial success.
While the weather may not be ideal, or you may be struggling to overcome the slump of the long weekend - Let’s take a look at 6 morning rituals of successful entrepreneurs to get a spring in your step and back into your stride.
Rise and Shine
Square CEO, Jack Dorsey has said that he wakes up at 5:30am in the morning to meditate and go for a six-mile jog.
Another fan of early mornings is Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group. Branson claims to wake at 5.45am every morning, even when he doesn’t have to leave his private island.
They say the early bird catches the worm after all!
Exercise is another popular morning routine for successful individuals. Exercise has the power to make both the mind and body feel healthy.
Lifelong entrepreneur and VaynerMedia co-founder and CEO, Gary Vaynerchuk has previously explained that in his 3-hour morning routine, which starts at 6am, every minute counts. He has fine-tuned his schedule and planned down to the second.
Vaynerchuk usually works out for 45 minutes to an hour each and every morning. The specific workout routine varies depending on the day of the week and if he has been travelling or what he has been recently eating.
Entrepreneur and panellist on BBC’s Dragon’s Den Peter Jones likes to start his morning first thing with a shower, followed by some breakfast and coffee, all in 20 minutes before rushing out the door for another busy day.
Science has proven that we have our best ideas while in the shower. That's because the warm water, relaxed state and distraction releases dopamine, and boosts creativity.
Studies have shown that 39 percent of entrepreneurs' ideas originate in the shower.
Catch up on the news
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, knows the importance of keeping up to date with the world through what is happening in the media.
By keeping tabs on what’s going on in the world entrepreneurs know how things are going to affect their business and how they can develop solutions to make the world a better place.
Gates has previously said in interviews how every morning he makes sure to read the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, before setting out for a day of work.
Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder of Facebook, is well known for dressing the same way each day as he once claimed it gives him “one less decision to make”.
While we’re not advocating you buy the same outfit in bulk to wear to work each and every day, take some time in the evening before you drift off to sleep to lay out your outfit for the following day. It will give you one less decision to make the following morning, as well as free up some time, even just a few minutes.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, hates early morning meetings. Bezos much prefers to start off his day sitting down for a healthy breakfast with his family before they all head off on their separate ways for the day.
Will you be adapting any of these morning rituals? Or are you already an early morning, news and exercise advocate? Let us know @glandorenetwork.
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