1. Meditate and visualize your goals.
This can be done while working out, before starting your day, and/or before going to sleep at night. A good friend of mine, Dr. Joe Vitale, really helped me perfect my technique and has done amazing work on the subject. He’s also authored over 70 books—many of which deal with this. Together, we developed a course called “The 31-Day Billionaire,” which has nothing to do with real estate and 100 percent to do with the space between your ears.
2. Do some sort of exercise.
Take a walk, lift weights, do yoga—do something—daily. This creates more discipline and more energy to accomplish your goals while lowering your stress.
For me, this means heading to Anytime Fitness two days per week at 3:30 a.m. for yoga or meditation. If I start my day without one (or a combination of a couple things), I’m off rhythm in every way. Call it a morning ritual, daily discipline, or whatever you want, but give it a try.
3. Review your life plan and business plan.
Do this daily, for four to five minutes minimum. Of course, this one requires you to have a life/business plan first!
This can be as simple as an index card, which I keep inside my journal, where I’ve written my top four goals for the month and top six to eight for the year.
There’s something about reviewing those daily and embedding them into your subconscious that does wonders.
4. Read something inspirational.
There are several thousand incredible books out to keep you motivated, focused, and intense. What’s really cool now is you can utilize Audible, Blinkist, and many other apps to listen or read anytime, anywhere.
For me, I read physical books at home and while on the stationary bike at the gym, and then listen to audiobooks while in the car, running, walking, or working out on the elliptical machine.
See, it’s actually easy to combine a few of these eight game-changers. By the way, Blinkist provides a 15-minute summary of 3,000-plus books. Who doesn’t have time for that?
5. Listen to something motivational.
This can also be done while working out or while driving in your car. Play something motivational or educational whenever you can. Your automobile can literally act as a university if you choose to take advantage of it.
What are you working on in your business or life this year? Get the audio files for the training(s) and immerse yourself in them.
6. Recite affirmations out loud.
You can even take it to the next level and create your own affirmations audio loop. Affirmations are extremely powerful, and almost all successful people use them to their advantage.
Two fabulous books to get you started with affirmations are Affirmations of Wealth: 101 Secrets of Daily Success by V. John Alexandrov and What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter.
John was a very close friend who passed away over a year ago, just before his 60th birthday. His work lives on, and I actually was asked by the family to purchase the rights and continue his legacy, which I did.
7. Develop healthy lunch habits.
Eating lunch is obviously not something you can do in the morning, but you can use the a.m. to set yourself up for success. Try to have lunch at the same time daily, and eat something designed to give you some energy for the afternoon.
Shortly after waking up, pack what you’re going to eat midday—or at the very least, make a plan so you can avoid resorting to fast food if in need of a quick bite.
How many of you are dragging in the afternoon? There’s no need for it. Redesign how, when, and what you eat.
8. Visualize and execute.
When you wake up, for a moment pretend as if you’re unemployed (in the sense of income generation). You have to do something productive or waste the day.
It’s super easy to get comfortable when things are going well. But if you’ve broken down your yearly goals into daily bite-sized pieces—and regardless of the progress you’ve experienced thus far, you do that one thing every day—you’ll have an amazing year. Don’t get complacent with success.
Do you work on bettering yourself daily? How so? What results have you experienced?