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MASTERING YOUR MORNING
Your morning routine can positively impact your productivity and success.
- By Chris Carneal
In 2001, I started my own business.
While my wife and I were finishing
school, we created the Boosterthon Fun
Run, an all-inclusive fitness, character
and leadership fundraising program for
schools. Booster was my top priority. As
a young entrepreneur, running a startup
required all of my energy. But inevitably,
daily distractions and requests would
sidetrack my day. Instead of keeping
my proactive edge, I became reactive. I
could feel that I wasn't maximizing my
time, but I didn't know how to keep my
day on a focused, proactive track.
Surely someone, somewhere had figured out how to get more out of their 24
hours. So I asked some of the most suc-

// Mastering their morning routines can help
leaders to be at their best for their families,
friends and employees.

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cessful people I knew how they cracked
the time management code. These
people did more and gave more of their
time. I had to know their secret. And
when I pressed further, they all boiled
down their success to one crucial habit-mastering their morning. It turned
out I was starting my day all wrong.
I learned from these mentors that
mastering my morning could help propel me into a successful day. Today, I'd
like to think I've mastered my morning
routine. Now, the trajectory of my day
is rooted in an early morning proactive zone. This is the time I take in the
morning for my total health: physical,
spiritual, mental and relational.

At first glance, you may think this
is too extreme. Stick with me, and I
promise you'll find a way to make your
mornings your most productive time.
The Mastered Morning
My morning routine begins the evening
before. I set out my workout clothes and
pack my bag for the next day. At 4:45
a.m., my alarm sounds. I hit snooze once,
groggily pull myself out of bed and grab
my backpack before heading out. My
Iron Tribe Fitness class begins at 5:15
a.m. It combines healthy competition,
encouraging trainers and great community. The perfect combination of energy
to get the day started.


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