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4 Things Successful Professionals Do Before Work

Successful people from all walks of life embrace the power of a productive morning from Margaret Thatcher who was up at 5 a.m. every day when she was Britain’s Prime Minister to Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney, who begins his workout each day at 4:30 a.m. A morning ritual that includes prioritization of projects, elements of personal care and planning leads to higher success and productivity. At KKB, P.C. we help medical practices identify opportunities to enhance profitability, and we believe in the power of a productive morning. Let’s take a look at the top things successful people focus on before heading to the office each morning.

1. Complete Your Top Priority Items First

“If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. The first part of your day is the time when you can control your priorities without others (your kiddos, boss or colleagues) elbowing in to shift those priorities. Whether it’s a personal project such as writing a novel, a high-profile project that needs your complete focus or exercise, it won’t “fall off” your to-do list if it is task No. 1.

2. Exercise Does a Body (and Mind) Good

When exercise is a part of your morning routine as it is for most successful professionals, it combats the negative effects of a high-fat diet and stress you encounter later in the day as well as improves sleep. When you battle the bulge in the morning, reviewing those financial reports later in the day will seem like a piece of cake. Meditation, journaling things you are grateful for or just spending 15 minutes quietly before your schedule kicks in will keep your mind in a positive space and better prepped to tackle what the day brings.

3. Planning and Goal Setting

Another shared tactic among successful professionals is to start off with a plan, because we know a plan makes people more effective. Spend time each morning to schedule your to-dos into your day and set reasonable deadlines for each task. Even taking a few minutes over your weekend to think about what you need to accomplish in the week to come can give great focus to your activities.

4. Use Your Weekends to Revitalize

You might assume that successful people must work 24/7. Although some might, most preserve their weekend time to spend time with friends and family doing things that bring them joy. This is essential to be the best you can be when Monday morning rolls around.

How to Use this Information

Even those successful people who wouldn’t identify themselves as a morning person, find value in starting the day early. We encourage you to try just one of these tactics to enhance your morning routine. When you need some practical advice to improve your medical practice, please give us a call at 303-815-1100 or contact us online, and we will gladly create a road map to your business success.

How do you start your morning off each day?

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