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How to Spend Your Morning Like a Successful Entrepreneur

Every entrepreneur seems to have a secret to their success. For some, it’s an ability to think outside of the box and take risks. For others, it’s staying humble, even when faced with huge success. While every entrepreneur is different, you’ll notice that there are also some things that they seem to share.

For instance, talk to almost any successful business owner and they’ll tell you that a good morning routine is a key to unlocking endless opportunities.

Here are some of the things you can do to spend your morning like a successful entrepreneur:

1. Wake up early. While you don’t have to be an early bird to get the worm in business, it often helps. According to Richard Branson, the entrepreneur behind Virgin, wherever he is in the world, he makes a concentrated effort to get up at 5 am.

  • Branson believes that getting up early helps him to spend more time with the family before he gets down to business.

  • Try going to bed a little earlier than usual and waking up early too. Research consistently proves that many successful people wake up well before the workday begins. How could you spend an extra hour before your commute?

2. Be prepared. How long do you spend each morning just trying to work out which tasks you should be tackling first? Figuring out a schedule can take a lot of crucial time for productivity out of your routine. That’s why it’s so helpful to plan ahead.

  • At the end of each workday, put ten minutes aside to make a list of the things you need to do first the next day.

  • This way, you can start your morning with a focus on what you need to get done and avoid anything that might put you on a path of procrastination.

3. Exercise. Exercise can do incredible things for the body and mind. Studies show that regular exercise increases your energy levels and strengthens your cognitive abilities. A few minutes of sweating before work can also help you to clear your mind for the day ahead and reduce stress.

  • If you’re wondering how to use that extra thirty minutes you’ve added to your morning each day, a mini-workout could be just the thing.

  • Follow up with a healthy breakfast to nourish your mind, kickstart your metabolism, and give you the energy you need to handle the day. Drink some cold water too. Huffington Post founder, Arianna Huffington, says she always starts her morning with a tall glass of water.

4. Do the toughest job first. Trying to plan your day to facilitate success? Start with the toughest task first. The idea of “eating the frog