While watching the London Olympics track events, I noticed that the announcers analyzed most of the shorter races by talking about the runner’s start. “She got off to a great start” or “He had a lot of ground to make up from a poor start.” While most of the focus is on who crosses the finish line when, the start is critical to the runner’s success.
Your work day is like a race. Your start charts your day’s successful finish.
Here are 3 great starts to guarantee you win the company gold and Work Positive today:
Get Up on Time
Do you ever really catch up from a late start? Nope, you just feel rushed all day, incomplete, like you never quite reached the finish on time.
Get up on time and start your day well. It’s easier when you go to bed the night before on time. Turn off the TV and put your smartphone down at least 30 minutes before you go to sleep. Your brain still sees those flickering movie images and your Facebook feed long after you shut them down.
You’ll be amazed by how going to bed 10 minutes earlier and waking up 10 minutes earlier create a great start to your day.
Eat Good Stuff
Sure you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Lose weight by cutting out between-meal snacks and eat a healthy breakfast of oatmeal or yogurt.
Just as importantly, feed your mind good stuff. Leave your email for the office. Choose some positive nutrition for your brain first thing. Play your favorite upbeat, positive song. Read a positive blog. Meditate on your affirmation list. Visualize positive outcomes to your calendar for the day. Stick something positive into your head and watch it grow throughout the day.
Avoid Morning TV Shows
To Work Positive daily, you simply must avoid dampening your mind’s hopes and desires with morning TV. The latest lie told by a political candidate about his rival is an empty calorie diet that makes you mentally fat.
You deserve better. You can choose better.
Avoid morning TV shows.
Besides, what positive difference will it contribute to you making a sale? Or, satisfying a customer by solving a problem? Or, other bottom-line enhancing activities?
Leave the remote hidden in the sofa.
Want to be more productive, profitable, and win the company gold as you cross the finish line today? Then start every morning with these 3 Olympic things so you Work Positive.
Dr. Joey Faucette is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World (Entrepreneur Press), coach, and speaker who help professionals discover success in the silver lining of their business and achieve their dreams. Discover more at www.ListentoLife.org/speaking.