I have been asked quite a few times lately how I start my day and was accused to tapping into energy drinks and those little energy shots to get as pumped as I am and I wanted to address that, because it’s far from the truth.
As Training Manager by day and father, husband, author, coach and business consultant at all other times, I lead a very varied and exciting life that rarely gets boring. There’s always something going on that is keeping me on my toes and makes for long days and nights.
I am not always pumped and motivated when I first get up, quite frankly, one of the most evil inventions ever made in my opinion is the alarm clock.
So I figured I would share how I get started in the morning (I get up waaaay early, before the roosters. Heck, I am the one that wakes up the roosters lol)…
First things first, a nice, hot shower gets the body loosened up and ready to go. I suffer from Sleep Apnea and so far corrective surgeries and other methods of dealing with that haven’t helped much, so the quality of sleep I get is rather crappy. The heat and soothing shower just helps me to get tense muscles loose and helps me clear my head of those morning cobwebs.
After I get everything else done, a nice cup of coffee to take with me on the road-trip to the office, I find myself listening to some news headlines on two different radio stations, we have to keep up with what is happening after all.
But then it starts to get interesting….
Since my drive is over an hour each morning, I have time to listen to something to clear my mind, focus my thoughts and grow personally. Quite often, I will listen to something from John Maxwell or Anthony Robbins or I will work on a specific self development area that I am focused on. For example, recently I have been listening to David Allen’s ‘Making It All Work’ and Joe Vitale’s ‘The Key’. Listening to empowering, motivating audio books really helps my head get clear for the day.
After that, I tend to switch over to some tunes…
Something that is going to pump my body, mind and spirit up. Personally, since my musical tastes vary so greatly, it isn’t always the same thing, but lately, I’ve been listening more and more to some of my favorite electronica and house style tunes, for example Deadmau5, CosmiGate, Skrillex, etc. These tunes give the woofer in the trunk a real work out and get my heart pumping too, allowing my blood to flow 🙂
Once I get to the office, I am READY TO GO!
As the Training Manager, I am not just teaching some specific job skills, but I do have to motivate, inspire and coach, so I need to be on my A-Game and this proven formula rarely fails to get me RARING TO GO!
One of my colleagues once said that what and how I do is amazing, because most trainers, speakers and coaches may do a weekend seminar, but I am up there 5 days a week, for about 9 to 10 hours keeping trainees pumped, focused and motivated while also teaching them how and what it takes to be successful.
Well, I got to the office a little early so I wanted to share this little secret with you (and yes, now and then during the day I might enjoy an energy drink, but it’s not as often as I’ve been accused of lol 🙂 )
Have an absolutely empowered day,