My morning routine starts 1 day before.
In the evening I always go through my calender for tomorrow and make sure everything is in place and I am 100% ready to have a super productive day.
I wake up between 5 and 5:45 depending on my sleep cycle. Most days I am up at 5. Here is what I do first when I get up:
- Drink a glass of water with lemon
Drinkign water on empty stomuch is perfect and specially first thing in the morning. It's like a cleanse. Don’t drink the juice without water because it’s hard on your teeth.
- Silence and Meditation
Meditation is critical to put me in the right mindset for the rest of the day. I do deep breating for 5 minutes and some reflection for 5 minutes. Also no technology (emails, phones, other distractions)
I use this app called headspace for meditation.
- Jog or a run
For next 30 minutes I take care of myself by taking care of my body. I go for a run or a jog. During winter I do it indoors and in the summer I go outside.
Meanwhile I am running or jogging I always listen to one or two podcasts. Meanwhile running gives me mental clarity, podcast provides me with new content everyday. Very few times I hard listened to an audio book, mostly its podcasts.
Here are 3 podcasts I Love to listen everyday and highly recommended to every entrepreneur:
Stig Brodersen & Preston Pysh
after the run its shower time.
- Breakfast like an Olympian
Once I am dressed up and ready it's time for olympian breakfast. I am bacon and eggs kind of a guy. I need solid breakfast and most of the times salty. After the run, I usually consume around 700 to 1100 calories at breakfast. Sometimes its traditional indian breakfast, but mostly its something very filling.
Give your brain some workout!
Before I recommend you 5 books for 2017 let me tell you 5 reasons you should be reading:
- Improve your focus and concentration
- Become a better communicator
- Improve your imagination (great for ideas)
- Reduce your stress
- Improve your memory
Constant learning is the reason behind successful entrepreneurs. You need to make sure as the leader of your organization, you are consistently learning new ideas, thoughts, tricks, tips etc.
Here are 5 books every entrepreneur should read in 2017
Reject hope-n-pray as a financial plan; switch lanes, go Fastlane, and awaken your dreams to probability.
The authors present simple but powerful ways to stop thinking and acting by the old rules and start thinking with the discipline of a habitual entrepreneur.
Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.
You'll find tips and tricks on raising money and investing in startups from early stage to growth stage, and develop a clear strategy based on the new realities surrounding today's startup landscape.
Step by step, Jeb Blount outlines his innovative approach to prospecting that works for real people, in the real world, with real prospects.
They Don't Waste Fuc**ng Time
So we spend an enormous amount of our time engaged in wasteful activities such as using facebook for countless hours, sitting in front of a T.V., watching YouTube videos, playing videp games, sitting at a bar, laying in bed, texting with friends or engaged in some other time-wasting, non-productive activity. And when we waste time, it’s freaking gone. It will never return.....like seriously. Once you reach a certain age and look back at your life, you will then ponder (and perhaps regret) the immense opportunity costs of your time wasting habits.
If we don’t consider how precious time is until we are older and we realize our time is running out. Time needs to be invested wisely in pursuing goals, passion, dreams, or some major purpose in life.
67% of the self-made millionaires watch less than one hour of T.V. each day.
Now Fuc*ing Matters!
Just realize, now matters more than any other time, and the "someday isle" mentality is killing so many dreams. Opportunities are only opportunities if you're taking full advantage of them. Millionaires always do, and they are consistently reaching for new goals and ambitions. You must have a sense of urgency that most of society doesn't have if you're serious about success and building your own business.
Successful people don’t get sucked into social media
Social media—checking notifications Facebook, watching countless youtube videos, scrolling through pictures on Instagram, killing time on snapchat, reading quick updates on Twitter, whatever—it’s part of everyday life. But if you don’t control how much time you spend on it, the hours will fly by and you won’t have accomplished anything on your to-do list.
Lets try to get some perspective:
If an average American spends 40 mins on Facebook during 1 Day then
10 days: 400 mins
30 days: 1200 mins that's 20 hours a month just on Facebook
1 year: 240 hours wasted....don't do that to yourself!
3 ways to find anyone's email in 5 seconds guaranteed and how to check a broken email or verify an email
Having someone's direct email is super powerful. It can be for PR or lead generation or investor etc.
Bottomline is if you have someone's direct email you can open up a conversation.
Here are 3+1 ways you can find anyone's email for free in 5 seconds...Guaranteed!
Norbert (Free and Premium)
Find anyone's corporate email quickly. Great tools to find emails of CEO, CMO's and other key people in the organization.
Hunter.io (Free and Premium)
Using their chrome extension you can find anyone's email by going to their company website. The tool will give you every email associated with that domain name.
Fast, accurate, inexpensive. Get the right email addresses for your leads. Simply plugin the name and the website and Toofr will spit out the persons email you need.
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How to find broken email or verify an email address
Email Checker is a simple tool for verifying an email address. It's free and quite easy to use. Just enter the email address and hit check button. Then it tells you whether the email address is real or not.
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