Let’s face it. Being boss requires a certain set of habits that keep you at the top of your game. In paying close attention to women who have it down-packed (and with self-assessment of my own winning moments), I’ve noticed seven running themes.
I’m still working to consistently master this one. But the simple truth of the matter is that when I take full advantage of my mornings, amazing things happen.
Whether it’s blocking time to knock out emails or review your calendar, the quiet of morning is the perfect time to prep for a productive day. Aside from the ones listed above, here are a few early morning routines that help foster next level days:
- Gym Time
- Side hustle orders of business
There’s nothing that trap music or worship music can’t fix (sorry not sorry *Kanye shrug*).
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t use good rap lyrics to hype me up right before I head into critical corporate negotiations at my 9-5. Yet on the other hand, nothing tops good praise and worship music to help me woo-saaah through daily challenges I face. Point being? Find your jam. Pay attention to music that puts you in a good space to get in your zone and utilize to your advantage.
Having a positive perspective drastically sets the tone for my day. When I allow a bad mood to linger longer than it should, it inevitably affects my work morale.
Thinking good thoughts is a major key to increased productivity and measurable results. Whether you have a morning talk with yourself or scribble it down in a journal, taking a sec to focus on all the things that are going right and all the ways you can make not so great situations better will put you in the right space to get stuff done.
A Listening Ear
Getting intentional about maintaining a listening ear will put you leaps ahead of others who talk a ton but fail to pay attention to detail.
Although you always want to add value to conversations and meetings, it’s important to distinguish value from just wanting to hear yourself talk. There’s nothing wrong with taking good notes and grasping the intent of conversations before chiming in.
In the midst of doing all the things, don’t forget to take a moment for you. Whether it’s reading a book for leisure or planning your next girls trip, remember that you can’t give your best if you’re not at your best.
Be conscious of the things that trigger stress as well as the things that alleviate stress. Minimize stress triggers by controlling what you can control and letting go of the rest. Increase the emphasis you place on doing things that relieve the stress of your days.
Time management is the key to taking over the world 😊. Every major move requires a good game plan. Be sure to give every minute a purpose.
My favorite way to make sure I’m staying on track is by utilizing my planner. These days, my absolute fave is the Happy Planner. I use it to keep up with everything from my workout schedule to my project game plan for the month. The visual reminders keep me focused on what’s important.
You can also take it one step further by developing a plan that gets you more clear on your goals so that you focus your time on the right stuff. If you could use a little help with the process, here’s my free goal setting worksheet. I use it to make sure I manifest my dreams. You should scoop it for yourself. Every boss needs one.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Fill up on things that keep you inspired to keep going even when the road to success gets tough. Find podcast you can relate to. Subscribe to email lists that send out daily motivation. Whatever you do, get creative about staying inspired. You won’t go far without fueling yourself to stay on track.
Now that you’ve got my list of winning habits tell me yours in the comments below. I love hearing from you.