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“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Mark Twain
At the end of this year, it's time to start thinking about your new beginnings.
It's no secret that optimizing your mornings is a beloved "secret to success."
So how do we optimize our morning? I looked into it for you and me.
Here's what "they" say...
--> The Dalai Lamai shares a perfect morning!
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
--> 10 Morning Tweaks to Transform Your Day. Exercise. Start with Water & Lemon. No screentime. Set goals. No email until you eat three frogs!
--> Richard Branson's morning routine is posted (and read) EVERYWHERE again and again and again. It's interesting. He wakes up at 5 AM to exercise in a sporty way by playing tennis or kite surfing or something fun like that. He eats a real breakfast and drinks tea with this wife. Then connects with his businesses. Not complicated but still intriguing and real.
--> This morning routine will save you 20+ hours in productivity! Protect your morning! Manage your energy! Eat bananas!
What are your best morning hacks?
Lead Ladies Lead.
--> MoviePass Adds a Million Subscribers, Even if Theaters Aren’t Sold on It. Why do we care about this? It took Netflix 3 years to add a million subscribers, it took MoviePass 4 months to do the same. The value of this product is many. It adds fun and saves you money. Think on it for your own products.
--> Apple apologized for slowing down their phones and offers a $29 fix.
--> Do ya'll know Chris Winfield? His energy is so spot on and he created an amazing 30-day challenge. Treat the person you talk to every day as the most important person in the world. Do this with everyone you talk with, every day for 30 days. Sounds so super amazing I'm doing it! Here's his Facebook post if you want to read more.
--> The book Dotcom Secrets keeps coming up again and again in conversation. It's an oldie but goodie.
--> Give yourself time to celebrate the ending of 2017. Give yourself a real moment. A real look back. A real thanks and "job well done!"
Last but not least.
--> My new obsession is accountability partnerships. The truth of the matter is a ton of research that shows having a solid partner in place increases your likelihood of succeeding that much more! Like 65%. 75%. 85%. 95%!! It's precisely why I created Mission Accomplished Accountability to help you reach your goals!! Now is the time! #youvegotthis
Quick side note from Ashleigh. Here are my most favorite tools ever.
- For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings. My walk always becomes a power walk after listening.
- To focus during the day I love to focus@will. They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does. I blare the classical music. I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
- Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away. She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money! Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny. Not. going. to. lie.