The Entrepreneur Daily blog posts are a series of posts that I write when I am working on my side business. My goal is to write a post every day when I am in “entrepreneur mode” and actively working on my business, talking about what I’m grateful for and what I’m working on. This serves as my entrepreneur journal, in a way. In a perfect world, I would be writing every single day, but in my reality, I work on my business in spurts. I’ve accepted this as my reality for now and hope to improve going forward.
What I’m Grateful For
Today I’m grateful for my morning routine. I do the miracle morning routine, or my own version of it, that comes from the book The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. The book encourages you to perform six rituals every morning as part of your early morning routine. The six rituals are meditation, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, writing.
I wake up at 5 am to begin my routine. I drink water, make a cup of coffee, and start reading financial articles and blog posts I find on Twitter. Then once the coffee has kicked in a bit, I do the meditation, visualization, and affirmations in about 15 minutes. After that, I move on to a quick warm up and stretching routine for my exercise, mostly to help my lower back which has been hurting recently. Then finally, I head to my laptop and type away for my writing. I attempt to complete the routine within 30-60 minutes every morning.
Today is my tenth consecutive day doing the morning routine. Before this, I did the morning routine sporadically over the previous month or two.
What I’m Working On
I woke up late today, only got up at 6 am. I hate waking up late. Even though I have nowhere to be until 8 am, I feel like I cheated myself this morning. So I need to work on that. In fact, it is one of my affirmations to wake up and jump out of bed, ready to start my morning routine.
I’m also working on building my company model for buy and hold real estate investing. I’m reading a real estate book, a few books in fact, that are helping me find the right model for my company. This base model will allow me to build a mission statement, a set of company values (my values), and provide goals and directions explaining what I am seeking. Once I have this model built, I can then confidently stand in front of other real estate investors and potential real estate investors and actually explain what I do in specific terms. Because who wants to partner with a guy who “maybe has an idea” of what he wants to do with his business. No, people want to partner with someone who really knows what they want. People follow confidence, not maybes.
Goals For the Day
My goal for today is to continue reading my real estate books and formulate the base model of my real estate company. It will start in my head and then I will start putting it on paper. This will be several days on this goal, perhaps weeks.