LRS 092: 10 Morning Rituals of Successful Entrepreneurs 86

10 Morning Rituals of Successful Entrepreneurs - the let's reach success podcast richard branson arianna huffington tim cook tim ferriss jack dorsey marissa mayer barach obama tim armstrong

Welcome to another episode of the show, filled with life lessons from successful people and practical tips on how to live a better life. Today I will talk about the morning rituals of successful entrepreneurs.

In particular, a few entrepreneurs and leaders who’ve done pretty well in every aspect in life. These are names like Richard Branson, Tim Cook, Arianna Huffington, Marissa Mayer, Tim Armstrong, Jack Dorsey, and more. I will analyze what they do right after they wake up and during their morning.

I’ve covered morning routines a thousand times already and have a book on it. But it’s always inspiring to mention the exact morning habits of startup founders, famous people and millionaires. We can copy their mornings and be as productive as them if we set our minds to it.

Every person who achieved some big goals, be it in their personal life or in business, has a specific structure of their daily routine. Such individuals wake up at certain times of the day, then do a set of good and healthy habits first thing in the morning. They have rituals that help them get in the right mindset to strategize and generate business ideas. And also other routines that help them disconnect from everything and have a proper rest. Be it at night with a whole evening routine, or between work sessions in order to improve focus by taking frequent breaks.

But in this episode I’ll only talk about what successful people do when they wake up.

Let’s hear the morning rituals of successful entrepreneurs:

Show Notes:

  • What helps Jack Dorsey be productive for 16 hours every day [1:53]
  • The exact things Tim Ferriss does when he wakes up [4:23]
  • How morning exercising made Barack Obama a better person [5:55]
  • What does Richard Branson do after he leaves bed at 5 am [8:10]
  • How one of the most powerful women spends her first hour of the day [8:54]
  • What the first 80 minutes of the day for one of the hardest working podcasters look like [12:35]
  • The 2 main activities of Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, between 5 and 7 am [13:30]
  • The woman from the Silicon Valley who sleeps 4 hours per night, and her wake up time [14:16]


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9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic] 19

9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic]

When a big change happens in your life, it doesn’t have to be a negative change to have a huge impact on you.

Change causes uncertainty and our brains and bodies react to uncertainty by trying to protect us with the release of fight or flight chemicals and hormones.

The downside to this is that living with these for an extended time results in elevated heart rate and affects your digestion, immune systems and blood flow.

But there are ways you can regain control over your life even in the midst of big changes.

The first is to take a step back and reflect on what’s actually happening and what your involvement is, which will help you to understand and find perspective on the situation. Hopefully, this will enable you to find the opportunities that every change in your life brings, rather than obsessing over any short-term negative impacts.

It may also help you to allow yourself a transition period where you adjust to the changes. But with a firm deadline by which you expect to have moved on and settled into the new routine. Even if it doesn’t quite work out that way, it will still push you towards visualizing the end of the uncertainty, which will prepare you to make it happen sooner rather than later.

On a more basic level, you need to remember to look after yourself during this time of change and the related stresses.

It can be too easy to fall into bad habits like neglecting your own simple needs, like a good night’s sleep and staying active and eating right when you are going through something like this. Having a day in your pajamas eating ice cream out of the tub is fine. But your body needs sleep, exercise and nutrition to keep you healthy.

Routine can be a comfort when it feels like everything in your life is changing.

So try and stick to some simple ones like walking your dog every morning or going to a regular gym class to give your life some stability and consistency.

You also need the help and support of those around you. And having a strong support network is crucial when it comes to coping with big changes in your life. This means family and friends, but you could also seek out people going through similar experiences by looking online. There may well be communities who you can talk to and get helpful tips from.

Most importantly of all, you need to be aware of when you need more than just the love and support of other people to help you cope with stress and uncertainty. If you start to feel like your mental health is really suffering, or you have been feeling the symptoms of stress for more than a couple of months, you need to go and talk to a health professional to get the help you need to bounce back.

You can read more practical tips about dealing with change and the symptoms it causes in this infographic from Pounds to Pocket.