This post was inspired by an “unstoppable agent” rule shared by Tom Ferry for real estate pros at his Success Summit last week - Rule #3: be unstoppable with your morning routine.
Do you have a morning routine or do you get up and immediately dive into your email and voicemail? Mornings set the tone for your entire day, and your willpower is at the highest right after you wake up – so make it count! This post will help you establish a morning routine that allows you to center yourself and focus on the tasks that matter the most to your real estate business. The goal is to start your day feeling optimistic and determined – and we’re going to help you do just that.
Follow our 5 tips to take control of your mornings:
Prepare the night before:If you only do one thing, spend a few minutes each night organizing your to-do list for the next day. Develop a short list of the most important items you need to accomplish. Make it a habit to write this list before going to bed. It only takes 10 minutes each night but can save you hours the next day.
Manage your energy, not your time:Being in tune with your biological ups and downs can help you make great strides with your business (and personal) growth. If you take a moment to think about it, you’ll begin to realize that you are better at doing certain tasks at certain times of the day. For example, if you recognize that you’re best at analyzing business numbers and developing strategies first thing in the morning, capitalize on that.
Set your intention for the day: “I am in control”:Make a conscious decision that you are in control of your day and use positive affirmations to reinforce it (I’m in control of my day. I plan to make it my best day). It may feel unnatural at first – so fake it when you’re just getting started with affirmations. Before long, they will become second nature.
Be grateful and positive the moment you wake up:Gratitude goes hand in hand with success. Appreciate things you have in your life and plan for better things to come. Create a gratitude journal and write down 3 things you’re grateful for while having your morning coffee or tea. Make an effort to notice good things – not bad ones and get the law of attraction to work in your favor.
Focus on what’s important:Decide on 2-3 things that make today a success for you and focus on those things. You want to experience the accumulation effect – incremental implementation of small steps.
Bonus tip: Decide to be pleasant, charming and confident today:
It’s no coincidence that what you do each morning is an indicator how your entire day will turn out. It’s the choices that we repeatedly make that determine the life we live, the health we enjoy and the work we create.
What are your morning routines? Share in the comments below.