Does how you start your day matter? I would say ABSOLUTELY! How you start your day impacts the rest of the day and can even impact the week, the month, and the year.
When you start your day right it helps you to be more productive. I’ve found that doing these 3 key things every morning has allowed me to experience supernatural productivity in my business.
Watch the video below or read the post to discover the 3 ways I start my day right and how this has led to supernatural productivity in my business.
Do you select a word for the year? One of the key ways you can stay focused this year is to select a word to focus on for the year. This year I was led to the word ELEVATE. My goal this year is to elevate! How about you? What’s your word? I would love to know so be sure to post in the comments below.
Do you select a guiding/anchor scripture for the year? My guiding scripture for 2023 is Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
This is a command, a declaration from God not just to Joshua, but to me, to you, to all of us as Believers to Be strong and courageous and to not be afraid or discouraged this year!
In addition to the word and scripture for the year I have a morning routine that helps me to stay focused and to start my day right. This includes 3 key things I do every morning to start my day right, which has created supernatural productivity in my business:
1. Devotion, Meditation, and Prayer
For almost 20 years I’ve had the practice of reading a devotional in the morning to hear a message from God. This year I’m reading the devotional “Quiet Times with God” by Joyce Meyers. In the devotional I read the daily scripture, message, thought of the day, and additional scripture versus to go deeper on the topic.
My goal is not just to read the devotion but to meditate on the message and how it applies to my life and business. After reading my devotion and meditating on the messages, I have prayer. To pray for the day, to show my gratitude and to ask for God’s guidance and protection.
Journaling is a fairly new practice for me. It was recommended by my business coach a couple of years ago and ever since then, I’ve added it to my daily routine. I have two sets of journals. Believe Bigger by Marshawn Evans Daniels it’s a Devotional Journal. It is helping me to work on my unbelief and teaching me to believe bigger. It’s a 100 Day Devotional Journal that includes scripture, a message, a prompting question to journal on and then a prayer. This has really helped to me focus on Believing Bigger in 2023.
The third and final step is planning. I use three resources for my planning. For the past 5 years or so I have been using the Passion Planner to help me plan out my dreams, goals, and vision. The passion planner has a mind map, that helps you to map our your goals for the year. Then the month and then weekly/daily activities.
Lastly and probably the most important part of my morning routine is the business meetings with God. During those meeting I sit with God to plan out my business activities. I use the Faith Strategy Business Planner to help plan out my business day and my B.E.S.T. Marketing Planner to plan out my marketing activity for the day.
One of the key things I review daily is my marketing foundation (purpose, mission, vision, calling), which is actually something that we will be working on in the upcoming Marketing Workshop: Shift from Stuck/Struggling to Success with 5 faith-based principles on Thursday, February 2nd at 2:00 pm ET. Click on the button below to join me for the workshop!
All of this is done with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. All of these things may seem like a lot, but it takes about 30-45 minutes in the morning and helps me to be clear, focused and aligned for the day and doing these things have led to supernatural productivity in my business. I’ve been able to accomplish so much more in my business by having this practice so far in 2023.
Do you have a morning practice? Do you feel it’s important to start your day with a routine or ritual that helps you to be more productive? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments.