What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast Summary

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The lowdown: Discover all the hacks and keys to dominating your early hours with this What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast summary

Are you an early person?

I am actually one of ‘those guys’ who wakes up at 5 am to go to the gym.

Which in reality means I have a bed time of about 8 pm.

There are still a few tweaks I’d like to make to my morning routine, but it can seem difficult.

However, there are plenty of ways in which you can boss your mornings and leave time throughout the rest of the day to work on what’s important.

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Laura Vanderkam (Author) – Laura Vanderkam (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/06/2012 (Publication Date) – Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)

The three main lessons of What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast are:

  1. Track your time and envision your ideal morning
  2. Use your morning for things that are important but not urgent
  3. Plan your weekends in advance

Lesson One: Track your time and envision your ideal morning

An important factor in how well you use your first hour of the morning is how you spend your other 23 hours!

For example, if you’re up late at night firing off emails that you couldn’t get done throughout the day, you’ll probably find it hard to wake up in time for a positive early routine.

So, grab a notebook and start recording your day. You’ll find the pockets of time that you misuse every day and how you can improve your time management.

Once you find out all the tasks you can fit in throughout the day, you should start to plan your ideal morning.

Write down what your perfect morning looks like.

What from your day would you like to include in your morning?

Knowing what an ideal morning looks like for you is important to be able to set a schedule you keep.

Lesson Two: Use your morning for things that are important but not urgent

We all have a bloody long to-do list.

But, what should we do in the morning?

Don’t do the laundry, or take that conference call…. that shit will happen regardless.

Instead, do something that is important but takes a little bit of motivation.

These are things like exercise, working on your blog, writing a book, or anything creative.

These tasks are important, but can get skipped over a busy day.

Lesson Three: Plan your weekends in advance

It may sound silly that in order to plan your weekday mornings, you should plan your weekends… but stick with me.

Your weekend is an important time to recharge the batteries and get ready for another big week of kicking ass.

However, we often waste our hard earned weekends and don’t get enough out of them.

So, in order to dominate the weekend, make plans in advance.

And don’t just plan boring shit… every now and then, plan something different. Something that will be a carrot at the end of the stick for your week.

My Personal Takeaway

I already have a good week day morning, but I want it to be better. I would love to add this summary site to my morning routine, and this book gives me a way to do that.

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Put it into action

Start to audit your time! It is crazy how much you can learn by taking a time audit on what you do with your days.

You should consider buying this book if…

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Hey, I’m Erik… a Swedish university student, marketing professional, and life-long learner. Here at BookSummaryClub I summarize my favorite non-fiction books into easily digested posts. Hope you like what you’re reading!

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