Do you wake up with the leaders or the followers?

What is the common denominator of the top 1%?

Looking back at my 25 years in business, I recall my first time I was attracted to learning what makes the top 1% different from the rest of the population. One hard fact can’t be ignored: every one of the people I researched had one thing in common, their morning routine.

Of course, each one of them had different individual activities, but the common denominators that remain a constant were:

  • Every one of them began their day between 5:00 and 5:30 a.m.
  • Every one of them reviewed their goals they set for themselves first thing in the morning, even if it was only one component of their overall goals.

The question begs to be asked: If the overwhelming majority of the top 1% have these two traits in common, then why doesn’t everyone follow suit? Why aren’t YOU doing this?

We are quickly approaching the final quarter of the year. If you want to be in the top 1% next year, or if you already are in that category and simply want to step up your game, it begins TODAY. Start today and build the habit into a routine so when 2017 comes rolling in, you are ready to go.

Year end planning – take a snapshot of your activity for the first three quarters of this year. Evaluate what worked and what didn’t. Be honest with yourself in evaluating your efforts and results.  When you have a clear look at what you did this year, now you are in a position to plan for the upcoming year.

At the end of the day, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Be part of the 1%. Wake up at 5:00. Get your day started.

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