Morning routines are important.
One of the best ways to achieve your outcomes is to start the day right. It’s not just BS either, if you look at all the great leaders and successful people they tend to have something in common, a positive and disciplined morning routine.
I started using the Wim Hof Method when I was recovering from cancer. It’s helped me tremendously not just in business but in my personal life. I make sure I follow a structured routine with exercise and breathing, every single morning. Wim is an amazing guy who uses his breathing to control his own nervous system and he’s been getting a fair bit of press lately. I think he’s great and swear by the ice bath every morning. Trust me, as daunting as it looks it really works. I even had to brave the North Yorkshire sea yesterday.
One of the other gurus I follow is the legendary Tony Robbins I’ve met Tony and participated in his seminars. He has helped me understand what I really want in life and go for it. One of the techniques he taught me is priming which is another breathing technique.
Design your own routine
Whatever the routine is you choose, pick one and stick with it for 21 days. This is how long it takes to change a habit. If the ice bath is not for you, you could try yoga or meditation, or even just writing a list of how you want to the day to go. This may sound like new age stuff but trust me, it actually works.
I’ve got through a lot so far in my life and these techniques have genuinely helped me. I am the chairman of three insurance companies and co founder of a tech start up. I receive approximately 1000 emails a day, around 200-300 whats apps, I have investments and mentees I need to manage and I am juggling this with family too. On top of all this I naturally have a short attention span. Focus for me has always been my achilles heel. Waking up, breathing, setting my intentions and jumping in the sea (or an ice bath) sets me up for the day so I can handle whatever is thrown at me.
As business owners we have a lot to do right now: no time for wallowing!
Check out my video below if you want to see me in action with my morning routine.