Many entrepreneurs started off small. In addition, they were making minor adjustments to their daily lives and their businesses until they could take bigger calculated risks that ultimately resulted in success. It’s a commonly held perception that these individuals hit it big one day and made millions overnight, either through luck or brilliance.
It can be tough to start a habit from scratch and stick with it over time. These inspiring individuals have modeled the power of building 10 good daily habits and have provided tips regarding how to do each well. Read on to learn some life-changing habits that you can start implementing into your own life. On the other hand, you can skip down to Thimble’s infographic illustrating these habits.
1. Start Each Day with Exercise
Several entrepreneurs, including CEO of Artitudes Design Andrea Heuston, include an exercise routine every morning. Heuston explains, “my best ideas come to me when I exercise.” Likewise, even if you can’t fit an entire exercise routine into your mornings, consider going for a walk or riding your bike to work in the morning.
2. Read Regularly
Where can you find reading time? First, consider the time you spend watching television. Second, consider time spend on social media. Third, consider your commute time. If you are on public transit or in an airplane, you have an opportunity to read.
Efficiency experts have recommended listing your primary tasks for the next day before heading to bed. A quiet time unplugged may be just the ticket for this. This process also helps with habit five below.
A wise mentor to me took Wednesday through Sunday off every six weeks. Why? “You need to get away from everything and clear your head!”
Alternatively, meditation is a self-care practice that’s all about staying grounded. Similarly, you are in the moment, regaining focus and moving forward with clarity. If you’re skeptical about the power of meditation, check out the studies that have linked mindfulness training to improvement in memory and executive functioning.
Founder of Athlete Desk Darryl Higgins claims that meditating every morning helps him relax, multitask and keep his business operating smoothly.
4. Read the News and Trade Publications
By staying up-to-date on current events, entrepreneurs prepare for competition, economic turmoil, and industry developments that could otherwise be detrimental. For example, CEO of Caspian Agency Heather Mason reads her industry’s trade publications every morning to stay current with important trends.
5. Make a Plan For Tomorrow
Your daily action plan should be aligned with your overall business goals. You need to plan for your success whether that is in service and product sales or people management.