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Ways To Focus In Your First Hour

Do you every wonder what you should be doing for the first hour of your day? Here are a few ways to focus in your first hour brought to you by Kevin Perdy for fastcompany.com. The advice in this article is well worth a read and includes suggestions such as to never check your email first thing, something I wholeheartedly agree with as you lose focus straight away. It is also suggested to do the weight-bearing tasks first of all to get them out of the way, and also customer service. See what you think. Something I’d like to add is to carry out your income generating tasks first thing and leave the admin for when your brain is half asleep. Or better still, outsource the admin.

Ways to Focus In Your First Hour

Ways To Focus In Your First HourGain Awareness, Be Grateful

One smart, simple question on curated Q & A site Quora asked “How do the most successful people start their day?”. The most popular response came from a devotee of Tony Robbins, the self-help guru who pitched the power of mindful first-hour rituals long before we all had little computers next to our beds.

Robbins suggests setting up an “Hour of Power,” “30 Minutes to Thrive,” or at least “Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment.” Part of it involves light exercise, part of it involves motivational incantations, but the most accessible piece involves 10 minutes of thinking of everything you’re grateful for: in yourself, among your family and friends, in your career, and the like. After that, visualize “everything you want in your life as if you had it today.”

Robbins offers the “Hour of Power” segment of his Ultimate Edge series as a free audio stream (here’s the direct MP3 download). Blogger Mike McGrath also wrote a concise summary of the Hour of Power). You can be sure that at least some of the more driven people you’ve met in your career are working on Robbins’ plan.

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Which one of these ways to focus in your first hour did you most appreciate? You may have guessed that the quoted section was one of my favourite pieces (along with the advice not to check your email first thing). I’ve mentioned before on this site about how successful people such as Jordan Belfort, often start the day with an allocated time slot for being grateful for everything they have. To then visualise everything you want in your life as if you have it today, is just brilliant advice. Go Tony. By doing that, you program your subconscious mind and super conscious mind to work with you, and for you, to achieve that outcome.  This is slightly ‘out there’, but so true. We need goals to work towards; goals motivate us, and visualising those goals motivates us even more by making them real in our minds. Without goals in place, we’re coasting towards nothing. How can we create a road map without a destination?