The Ultimate Morning Routine for Winners: Win your morning, win your day. Win your day, win your life.
The better able we are to break things down, to segment areas of our lives and to win those areas, the more likely we are to win.
Who doesn’t want to win?
Every guy I’ve ever known wants to win and win big, and those that say they don’t have accepted failure.
So how do you set yourself up to win your day and to win your life? You start by winning your morning.
And you NEED routine to win your morning.
1. Rise early.
The advantage of getting up before other humans – especially those who live in your house with you – can’t be understated.
You get quiet time, time to set yourself up for the day and get stuff done that otherwise won’t get done when ‘the day begins’.
Get up before 6am, but even better, around 5am or earlier.
There’s calm to the day when you know what you have to do and you at least somewhat have the time to do it. (read: We Have a Crisis of Purpose)
2. Water. Coffee. Shake.
In that order.
Drink a big ol’ glass of water right when you wake up. You’ve spent the entire night with your organs and bodily functions using water, yet you haven’t hydrated.
You wake up dehydrated, so suck down some water right away.
Then move to coffee.
Coffee is great for energy and mental focus, but a couple of cups before a workout will help you increase your testosterone levels.
Then, an hour before you train (so pretty quickly), gulp down a pre workout shake.
Depending on how many calories you’re consuming, I like the following shake before my workout:
- Banana or blueberries
- 1.5 scoops of protein
- Water or coconut milk
- ½ cup of whole, big flake oats
- ¼ cup raw cacao nibs.
3. Read. Review.
We rarely get time to read, but it’s one of the most important things we can do in the run of a day. It’s the simple act of learning, sometimes being inspired, but also an act of getting your mind ready for the day to come.
It forces you to live on purpose, not just exist.
Review. Plan your day the evening before, after your work day. NEVER plan your day the morning of. You need to act and hit the ground running, you don’t and shouldn’t spend time thinking about what to do.
In the morning, review what you have to do.
Have everything that you have to do in priority so you can get to work and start knocking them down.
If you want help with this, pick up my book, the Lost Art of Discipline, on Amazon.
4. Head to the gym for a HARD workout.
My favorite workout is BEAST.
As a man, you’re not just training for the aesthetic, that’s a nice bonus, but you’re primarily training to be ready for anything, and to be dangerous.
You train for power, explosiveness, speed, endurance, and strength.
After a couple weeks you’ll notice REAL gains in all of those areas, and your physique will change rapidly.
It’s tough though!
One aspect – maybe my favorite aspect of training – is the mental test, and BEAST tests you mentally every time you train. In our soft society we need to be pushed physically and mentally every day.
That’s your grand morning.
The thing is, that when this becomes habitual your life improves automatically, and from my experience, this routine takes about a week, if not less, to become habitual.
It happens quick because of how good you feel doing it, how at peace you are knowing that you’re improving every day.