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Episode 23: Morning Routines: Do They Matter?

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In today’s entrepreneurial space, everybody seems to be so obsessed with morning routines! On today’s episode, we share our own personal morning routines and what would be our ideal way to start each day. Are routines even necessary though for success in life and business? Find out what we think, and let us know your thoughts on this subject!


In this Episode

  • What can happen when you log on to social media first thing in the morning? [6:20]
  • Mornings can be “chaos management” (even with just one kid)! [12:10]
  • It’s challenging to find, but Mike’s morning time to himself is valuable [16:10]
  • Phones are best kept out of the bedroom…[18:20]
  • Mike’s ideal morning is_________ [21:08]
  • The 80/20 rule and how it applies to productivity [27:45]
  • Kate’s ideal morning is_________ [29:09]
  • How making your bed is a form of self-care [30:10]
  • There are intentions you can make to both start and end your day [33:10]
  • Stop beating yourself up and being so critical! [34:40]
  • An evening routine doesn’t make Kate feel trapped like a morning one does [36:00]
  • To figure out what works for you, do this! [41:14]
  • The importance of finding your purpose for doing (or not doing) a routine [45:25]


Selected Links from the Episode

The Do Less Experiment

Kate’s Create Space Guide

Charmane Andrews Skillen

Edgar (social media manager)

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Writing the Mind Alive by Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Wim Hof Method

The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Cloudport Maine (co-working spaces)


People Mentioned

Kris Carr

Darren Hardy

Neil Strauss

Tim Ferriss

Tony Robbins

Matt Kahn

Sarah Jenks

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