February 9, 2023
Some are trying harder than others, but we all want to have excellent days.
After I was able to automate 90% of the operations of my business, I began to have a lot more free time in my day. This is when I realized that I didn’t know how I wanted to spend all this free time. I didn’t know what my ideal day even looked like… I blindly just wanted better.
Eventually, I took the time to clarify what a 10/10 day looked like for me… This was HUGE. Here’s what it looked like at a high level:
- 7-8AM: Morning Routine
- 8-9AM: Exercise
- 9-12PM: Consulting businesses
- 12-1PM: Lunch
- 1-2PM: Email inbox 0
- 2-5PM: OPEN (for whatever)
I gained a lot of clarity from this simple exercise.
At the time I didn’t have any consulting clients and I didn’t know the type of businesses I wanted to help or what I wanted to consult them on. But I knew I wanted to focus on helping other founders and businesses solve some of the same operational problems I managed to solve for myself.
I also learned that I didn’t need to wait until being fully off operations to start practicing some of the routines and activities that I listed — Yes, it’s easier to live out your ideal day when you have fewer operational expectations, but you’ll be surprised at how much you can already integrate. You just lack clarity on what it even looks like.
But more importantly, doing this exercise will give you a target.
What are you striving towards?
If we want better but have never taken the time to even clarify what better looks like, then we’ll never feel fulfilled. We’re left with living our days in a much more reactive and less exciting way.
I highly recommend you take the time, just like I did, to paint a picture of what your ideal day looks like, no matter how ridiculous. Too many people want a better life but have never clarified their vision.
You can start with a brain dump and list out all the possibilities:
📍 Where are you?
👥 Who are you with?
👨💻 What are you doing?
🌅 When do you wake up?
💤 When do you go to bed?
🏋️ Are you physically active?
🌳 Do you spend time outdoors?
🧘 Do you have a morning routine?
🌙 Do you have an evening routine?
You may not be able to live it right away... That’s part of the point.
With a clarified vision, you can at least begin to inch closer — And I'm sure you can already incorporate many of these. But you can't get there if you don't know where you're going.
Go do that brain dump.
See you all next Thursday 👋
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