You have to invest time in yourself.
You’ll never reach your potential if you don’t make your own development a priority.
Now, this can be in a personal or business capacity.
Ben Settle says you should dedicate the first hour of your day to your own projects.
If you’re a freelancer, work on your own product before you do client work.
If you have a 9-5, work on your side hustle for the first hour of the day (before you head into the job, BTW!)
Ben definitely has an enviable work life, so there’s got to be something to that.
But I want to take this in a slightly different direction.
I think you should take an hour prior to that and work on your mindset.
Personal development stuff.
I would argue that this is probably even more important than the business stuff.
Poor/limited mindest will hold you back, even if you have the biz stuff locked down.
It also sets the tone for your whole day.
This was driven home in a big way to me this morning.
I’ve been getting up around 5:30AM for the last couple of weeks.
I do this because no one else in my house is up at that time.
I have peace and quiet and the opportunity to focus and concentrate.
With 3 small kids and a wife, there’s not much time like that during the day.
So I opt to do a couple of things in this time…
2) Max Persuasion programs (Maybe we’ll talk more about these another day).
These help me start my day off on the right foot.
I’m calmer and better able to handle the chaos that comes a couple of hours after I get up.
But today, my youngest woke up really early and, long story short, my quiet time got interrupted.
And it really messed with my morning.
I eventually recovered, but I was way more irritable than usual for a few hours.
It highlighted how much that time influences my day.
So my encouragement to you is to take some time to get your mind right in the morning.
I’m going to recommend meditation.
Give it a shot for at least a month consistently.
Tell me what you think.
P.S. Let me know what business you’re in. I’d love to know what content would be most helpful.
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