I don’t know about you, but one of the most difficult challenges I face on Monday mornings is what challenge do I tackle first. I am convinced that if we could remain focused on our most strategic and profitable opportunities for the first 3 days of the week, it would transform our life and business. Here are some things I do passionately on Monday that have served me well. Tell me what works for you.
Take a walk…This 1 hour of time really starts things off right and slow. It gets both the blood and ideas flowing.
Journal…I try to brain dump and capture everything floating around in my head. A quick 15 minutes of getting random thoughts on paper is very helpful.
Shower…20 minutes that makes me acceptable for others.
Read…I spend 20 minutes on Monday trying to learn something, or sustain my passion and motivation
Plan…At some point in the morning, all of this stuff swimming in my head needs a time to execute. I need 20 minutes to craft a plan that focuses on that which is most important short term, and how that is connected to my long term goals. I block time to execute priorities.
Email…I typically allow 30 minutes to send out important and encouraging emails that initiate productive conversation.
Meet... Before 11 on Monday I meet with my team to align agendas and priorities.