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One thing I seldom hear about is what are the habits of successful entrepreneurs. It's more about "here are the particular steps you take" or "this is the one thing you do" rather than "what are the core routines (habits) you do without thinking on a regular basis that help you to be successful.
Our system of daily routines we do along with the vehicle, map and direction helps us get to our destination.
I'd like to hear what you find are your habits or day to day routines that have helped you.
Thanks.
 
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Actually having a routine is critical.
  • Treat your day to day as if you were working a job. You're the boss of course, but don't get tempted to slack off.
  • With your business being your "job" - you go to "work" every morning, at your desk, at a pretty regular time - Monday-Friday
  • For me, I get up at 6:30, have a pre-workout + protein shake, then hit the gym, make breakfast and start my work around 9. I then work until around 4pm
  • Your brain (and thus your health) is the most important thing for success. Take GOOD care of it. That means staying in shape, exercise, eat healthy, and stay hydrated all day.
  • Don't try to be a badass and work nonstop for more than 3 hours straight. Take short breaks between, get some circulation going. Go outside for fresh air, move around, and do something NOT involving your phone and computer
  • Recharge yourself on the weekends by spending time with family, hiking, relaxing, chilling. Without this, you will be more drained and slowly lose motivation throughout the week.
  • You MUST have some sort of system of all your daily, weekly, and monthly tasks and goals. Use a task management system like Trello or Favro. I also like using Google Calendar for certain things where I can set aside time slots for myself where I HAVE TO complete important things.
  • Also - set aside some time each week to stay informed and educated. Read a good book, read this forum, follow competitors or influencers in your market to see what is going on.
 

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I think the words "habits" and "routines" are not as glamours as " paradigm shift" because developing new habits and routines takes WORK. Most sidewalkers and slow laners don't like change. Well, here is a partial list of habits I'm developing.

1 - Memorize a verse of scripture (may be the same verse until I have it down).
2 - Do one pushup (I end up doing 30)
3 - Journal one item.
4 - Write 50 words (End up writing over a thousand words)
5 - Write 1 line of code (great for getting through coders block).
6 - Make one phone call (the next ones are easier after that).
7 - Use technical review flash cards to review programming languages and technical knowledge using Anki flashcard program. (Knowledge is perishable skill especially if you don't use it for awhile.)

Habits take work, but for me, if I make the actions to form the habit small and achievable, that get's me started in the right direction. So far, I've managed to keep most of them for over four months continuously.

Also, if I or anyone else has a useful routines or ideas that are useful to them, it may be useful to other people here.
 
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