You can’t add more hours to your day, but you can make the most out of the morning by being more productive.
Here are five things you should do TODAY in your early morning routine that will help add focus, energy and speed to the rest of your workday:
Now you’re ready to take on the day!
Success is never a solo endeavor. You need to find the right people to support you, advise you, and stretch you to realize your dream. Mentors and sponsors are vital, and each brings special strengths and attributes to your cause.
In order to succeed, you need to look at everything with your own unique perspective. When you think, you have to think in your own creative way—not accepting everything that’s already out there.
What I’d like you to do is: I’d like you to go into some field—you all have some passion, you all know what it is—so I want you to think about that field instead of learning about that field. Instead of being a student of that field, be the field—whether it’s music, or architecture, or science, or whatever.
From 13-year-old physicist Jacob Barnett’s talk at TEDxTeen, “Forget What You Know.” At age two, he was diagnosed with autism, and doctors expected he would never speak or even tie his shoes. By age nine, he’d already built a series of mathematical models that expanded Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Jacob, now 15, is the youngest student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His mom recently emailed us with her thoughts about his talk: “I am so proud of the fact that he did [a TEDx talk] with autism. To me, it has been one of his biggest breakthroughs!”
Now that is some inspiration to motivate you through the rest of Friday!
It is important to develop an internal culture that encourages experimentation. We did that and that’s how we came up with Lyft. I’d also tell them to be open to pivoting. Remember that the company you start off with isn’t always the company you end up with. And know that is okay.
I dropped out of many colleges. I just didn’t like school. I’m a poster child for not doing things in a careful way, which is actually my biggest suggestion for burgeoning entrepreneurs. You can’t sit down and predict. When you do that too literally, you will lose out on the kind of intuitive journey that allows you to reach a passionate livelihood.