As Education Coordinator for the Austin Referral Alliance,
I am starting a series of blog posts about personal and business improvement. They are not exactly real estate, but why not also post them here?
The place to start? Morning.
The 3 C’s:
Control the things you can control.
Cope with those you cannot control.
Cherish what matters most.
Craig Ballantyne assigns these to morning, afternoon, and evening respectively.
Morning is time to focus on things you control. Focus meaning avoiding interruptions like phone and email.
Brian Tracy emphasizes reading and studying in your field every morning before hitting the day. He also advocates hand-writing your goals from memory first thing.
I also like quiet time to read the bible and pray.
You might take these ideas and combine them to design your perfect morning routine. By deciding how you will start your day, you are taking control early. The day has at least begun on the path you choose.
Wake up at the same time. Follow your routine. The one you choose - not me. But base the routine on your highest goals.
If this improves your day just 1/10 of 1 percent each day and build upon each day’s improvement, you’ll be 1% better every 2 weeks and 25% better every year.
The chaos of the day will come. With a controlled start, reminder of your goals and what is important every morning, you’ll be better positioned to prioritize what you deal with throughout your day.
Your evening should be time to relax and appreciate those people and activities that really matter to you.
It all starts with the morning.