No successful entrepreneur is without a distinct secret to his/her success. In some cases, it’s the risk-taking ability of the entrepreneur and him/her being able to think out of the box. In other cases, it’s their ability to stay humble and focused, even amidst immense success. In spite of their secrets to success, great similarities abound, as there are a lot of commonly shared traits among every entrepreneur.

One of these commonly shared traits is a “good morning routine” and virtually every successful entrepreneur will tell you that it’s the key to unlocking endless opportunities.

What to do to Spend Your Morning Like a Successful Entrepreneur

To spend your morning like a successful entrepreneur, you need to adopt some lifestyle below:

Wake Up Early: Waking up early brings countless benefits as most people consider it the most productive time of the day. Waking up early helps entrepreneurs make more from their day, succumbing to fewer distractions and increased productivity.

This unique lifestyle of getting up early has been displayed by some of the world’s most successful people; Richard Branson reportedly gets up at 5 am, while LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner wakes up at 5.30 am.

As there isn’t a lot of time for entrepreneurs during the day, Branson believes that getting up early helps him to spend more time with his family before being occupied by the day’s business activities.

It would be beneficial, then for one to go to bed early so as to wake earlier than usual as research has shown that most successful people wake up earlier before the workday begins. How could you spend an extra hour before your commute?

Be Prepared: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Being prepared at all times is one of the most treasured qualities an entrepreneur can develop and possess. Maintaining a high level of preparedness as an entrepreneur provides an edge that places you ahead of the competition, especially when it comes to daily business activities scheduling and decision makings. That’s why it’s so helpful to always plan ahead as an entrepreneur.

So, make it a habit by putting out at least 10 minutes after your daily work to make a list of your first activities the next day.

By so doing, you will be able to have yourself more focused to face each day’s business activities, knowing what to do first and what not to do, and avoiding anything capable of putting you on a path of procrastination.

Exercise: Research has shown that people who exercise regularly tend to have better mental health and emotional wellbeing, in addition to improved self-esteem and cognitive functions. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on the level of an individual’s productivity as it increases energy levels and strengthens one’s cognitive abilities.

A few minutes of exercise every morning before work will go a long way to clear the mind, and prepare it to be refocused for the task ahead. Using four to five minutes of the extra time you added to your morning each day to exercise will definitely be of great impact on your daily routine.

Besides, always take a glass of water every morning and follow a healthy breakfast to nourish your mind and provide your body with enough energy needed for the day.

Do the Toughest Job First: Since productivity remains a cornerstone of every successful business, achieving great success on daily basis depends on how we manage each day’s activities. For many, knowing which task to get started with in the morning is the most difficult challenge. Hence, getting started with the most difficult tasks, experts believe is the key to getting things done more efficiently.

Some studies show that people who execute the most difficult tasks first are generally more productive and higher achieving than those who start with the less difficult ones. Accomplishing your most difficult tasks first helps you build a solid momentum that would help motivate you and make you see other lesser tasks as a child play.

According to Gina Trapani, the founding editor of, our minds are clear first thing in the morning, and we are not distracted in any way by other demands. This creates an ample opportunity to get things done.

Get Rid of Distraction: Distraction kills business productivity, and negatively reduces to the nearest minimum, the level of concentration, performance, and potential of every entrepreneur. For an entrepreneur to achieve greatness, he must avoid distraction of any kind, especially constantly checking your emails and social media on the way to work.

Getting attached to your phone and social media when starting your day exposes you to distractions during the course of the day’s activities. Once you remember a chat or a mail during the day, your mind will likely be distracted, thus leading to unnecessary mistakes.

If you want to start your day in the most efficient way, it’s important you adopt activities that help relax your mind and get focused every morning; exercise can be of great help.

Illuminate the Possibilities: If you find it difficult getting your day started the right way, then try to brighten things up a bit. Having the lights turned on and the curtains open will not only wake you up but also tell your brain that the day has started.

Natural light actually tells your body to stop producing melatonin – the hormone you need for sleep.

Getting outside and breathing in some fresh air will put you in a great mood for the day’s business activities. Still, you can stick to brightening you’re indoors if you can’t easily make it outside.

Find Your Own Routine

As we already mentioned some of the best ways to spend your morning like a successful entrepreneur, many others could work out more effectively for you. Those could be a success secret distinct to you. So, you have to identify them and keep them sacred to yourself.

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