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Morning rituals of successful people: 7 inspiring stories

17 Jan 2024, 12:00, parser
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1. Sharry Lansing

Former president of 20th Century Fox and chairman of Paramount Pictures. The first woman to head a Hollywood film studio.

Sharri pays special attention to morning workouts and exercises at least four times a week. According to her, physical activity should be treated as responsibly as important business meetings — do not miss it in any case.

Of course, there are unforeseen circumstances that force you to put training on the back burner, but this is not a reason to blame yourself. You just need to try to return to the regime and observe it for at least two weeks. Almost immediately, it will become noticeable how your mood will improve and your productivity will increase.

2. Ed Catmell

President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Ed is afraid to inadvertently wake up his wife, so he sets the alarm clock to beep. As soon as the first one buzzes, he immediately wakes up and turns it off. Before the morning workout, Ed will certainly meditate for 30-60 minutes.

It is always some form of vipassana. For example, focusing on breathing. Ed shares that the ability to turn off the inner voice has benefited him.

I realized that this voice was not me at all and that I did not need to constantly analyze the events of the past or think too much about the future. And this knowledge helped me to focus and pause before reacting to unforeseen events.

Ed Catmell

3. Biz Stone

Co-founder and creative director of Twitter.

Biz's best alarm clock is his five—year-old son. Every morning he comes to his father, and they play together. And this has been a tradition for several years. There is no place for a phone at this time. Biz leaves his smartphone turned off at the front door the day before, so as not to forget it on the way to work.

If I don't have the opportunity to play with my son in the morning, I feel like I've missed something important that I'll never get back. It's such a joy to wake up and be a five—year-old child before moving on to the role of a leader.

Biz Stone

4. El Luna

Author of the bestsellers "Between need and want" and "The power of your story", designer and artist.

El pays great attention to his dreams. Every morning, being between a state of sleep and wakefulness, she records her dreams on a dictaphone and immediately shares her feelings from what she saw. Elle is sure that these images and plots contain clues and a key to understanding what is really happening to us.

The girl does not turn to dream books — she says that our own interpretations are much more important. After breakfast, Elle proceeds to the "notes of an empty head" — three pages of thoughts written by hand. You can fix anything on paper, because it is intended only for your eyes.

Practicing morning pages is a bit like sweeping floors-it just makes you feel better.

El Luna

5. Austin Cleon

The author of the bestseller "Steal like an artist", an artist.

Almost every morning, in any weather, Austin and his wife put their two sons in a red double stroller and went for a five-kilometer walk around the neighborhood. He admits that it is often quite difficult, and sometimes it takes a lot of effort, but it is extremely important for the rest of the day.

That's when we get interesting ideas. This is the time when we make plans, observe the wildlife of our suburb, talk about politics and exorcise our demons.

Austin Cleon

Austin almost never makes morning appointments and does not go to morning interviews, devoting time to his walk with his family.

6. Jeff Colvin

The editor-in-chief of Fortune business magazine, a well-known American journalist.

Jeff gets up at seven o'clock and drinks as many as three glasses of water in the first minutes after waking up. He claims that this is what allows you to awaken the body and brain. Then he does stretching and runs 10 kilometers, followed by a shower, breakfast and work.

Jeff sleeps at least 9 hours. He himself says that this is a lot, but he is not going to give up his approach. For breakfast, he uses one of four types of oatmeal: unprocessed oats, coarse-grained oatmeal, flakes or a mixture of oat bran and wheat. All porridges are prepared with skimmed milk, not water.

But the most important part of the morning remains making a to—do list for the day - Jeff immediately identifies the most important and difficult items and starts his work with them first.

7. Rebecca Sony

Three-time Olympic champion in swimming.

Rebecca always plans the next day before going to bed. As an entrepreneur working from home, she has to make a lot of small decisions every day. The girl found that planning perfectly helps to avoid fatigue the next morning.

She uses this approach not only in work, but also in sports. For example, if an early workout is scheduled, then the sports uniform will be prepared in the evening. If any of the morning rituals are disrupted, Rebecca may feel a little scattered. But it motivates you to get ready and do everything properly the next morning: early awakening, a glass of water, sports, breakfast and planning.

The material is based on the book "Morning rituals. How successful people start their day". With its help, you will be able to understand how you should start the day and develop new habits that will contribute to your development. The first hour after waking up is the foundation on which the whole day stands. Remember: you don't work for rituals, but they work for you.

This book is based on more than 300 interviews on the morning routine. In addition, it contains 64 conversations with a wide variety of successful people — from a retired U.S. Army general to a three-time Olympic swimming champion.


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