They Read

As hectic as running a business can be, get time to slot in some reading time! Reading books is an excellent way to stimulate creativity and even educate yourself on latest business trends. Reading a few pages in the morning helps one start the day refreshed and just before bed, helps one fall asleep faster!

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They Stick to a Daily Routine

Creating and adhering to a daily routine encourages effectiveness and time management. In fact, daily goals and repeating tasks through routines helps prepare your brain and body for what’s next. This promotes optimal performance in business. Routines have also been shown to improve important areas of your health like stress levels and sleep.

They listen to uplifting music

Don’t you love yourself some nice gospel music? We all have that one song that never fails to boost our mood, even at our lowest. Now, imagine starting each day with your favorite, uplifting music, before heading to your business. Give it a try! Music has proven to boost productivity, and make monotonous tasks feel less daunting.

There are 24 hours in every day. Use them as smartly as possible. This does not mean doing everything. It means doing great in the right things, ruthlessly, and that’s it.”

Kimathi-Isuzu Maina (Sales Executive, Isuzu Kenya)

They plan tomorrow, today

Effective entrepreneurs are always set and ready for the day ahead. The more prepared you are, the more relaxed, confident and productive you’ll be. Instead of going over your day first thing in the morning, successful entrepreneurs plan tomorrow, today.

Making a nightly habit of preparing tomorrow’s to-do list, goals, schedule, meals, and even clothes you’ll wear, will help you start your mornings with a game plan and ready to dominate the day.

They start their day with exercise

We all know that exercise improves your physical health, but starting your day with movement can also enhance your creativity, memory, and overall cognitive skills. Many studies suggest that the parts of the brain that control thinking and memory are larger in people who exercise than in people who don’t.

Many business owners have incorporated this into their morning routines to help them feel energized, positive, and ready to take on the day. If your schedule is busy and doesn’t allow for a morning trip to the gym, consider pairing your morning coffee with a 15 minute walk, or incorporating desk exercises into your workday.

They stay current and updated

When running a business, there are several different factors that can impact its growth and performance. Staying current with industry trends and daily news will help you know all the happenings in the market and the world. In turn, you’ll be able to make better and more informed decisions on behalf of your own business.

They make time to unplug

The average person spends at least 3 ½ hours a day using the internet on their phone. For business owners, time spent in front of a screen is likely higher. Unfortunately, research shows that the more time you spend on a social media site or online, the more likely you are to develop depression.

With this in mind, it’s a good idea to unplug from your phone or laptop for a few hours each day to reconnect with your thoughts, and the world around you. Taking time alone with your own thoughts and away from the screen may also promote creativity, as well as improve your ability to cope with daily stressors.

They journal

Journaling is a great way to practice gratitude, reduce stress, and improve your mental health. For entrepreneurs, it can be extremely beneficial to put thoughts to paper to help with decision making and creativity. You can also put pen to paper to write down goals, brainstorm ideas, or to-do lists to help motivate yourself.

Furthermore, writing can help unwind emotions caused by stress throughout the day and help you disconnect from your surroundings for a short period of time. Highly successful entrepreneurs see the value of writing as it helps remind them of the bigger picture instead of short-term stressors or inconveniences.

They pace themselves

Last, but not least, successful business owners adopt the ability to manage their time effectively throughout the day. Time management is what separates effective and efficient entrepreneurs from stressed and overwhelmed ones. Ultimately, how to manage your time and proceed with daily and weekly tasks makes a big impact on your ability to accomplish long-term goals.

High performing entrepreneurs will make a daily habit of prioritizing important or harder tasks first, and tackle the small things later.

They Pray

Most importantly, successful business people spend quality time everyday to ask for God’s guidance in all their business-related activities, including major and minor business decisions. Thy make sure to pray for all their business’ stakeholders, and meditate upon God’s Word in order to get guidance on how to please God with their business. No matter how busy your schedule is, please always create time to invoke God into your activities.

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