Posted by: Cathy | June 14, 2012

Article: Come to the “Lark Side”

I read a Yahoo Small Business article this morning about “What successful people do in the morning.”

“Seizing your mornings is the equivalent of that sound financial advice to pay yourself before you pay your bills. If you wait until the end of the month to save what you have left, there will be nothing left over. Likewise, if you wait until the end of the day to do meaningful but not urgent things like exercise, pray, read, ponder how to advance your career or grow your organization, or truly give your family your best, it probably won’t happen,” Vanderkam writes. “If it has to happen, then it has to happen first,” she says.

I am NOT an early bird, my natural inclination would be to wake up between 9-10 a.m., but I came over to the “lark side” a few years ago. I am still groggy and have trouble getting out of bed at 5:25 a.m., but that gives me time to walk the dog, do a little yoga, have a decent breakfast, and do a morning meditation before I leave for work at 7:30 a.m.

This is a great tip as you prepare to be your own coach. Try to wake up at least 30 minutes earlier to look at your goals and action steps for that day. Take 10-15 minutes to do one of your actions. Then you’ll start the day on a confident foot and have taken a step toward your goal!

If you can work on your goal every Mon-Fri morning for 10 minutes, that’s 2,600 minutes in a year (108 hours)! So steal some extra time in the morning and get going!



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