Episode 116: Is Your Morning Routine Setting You Up for Success? 3


You know how it goes … you wake up and reach for your phone … you wander around the house drinking coffee while you surf Facebook becoming increasingly agitated.

You check your email and it’s a disaster … unfinished business from yesterday, more went wrong overnight.

You vaguely remember eating some cereal.

Now it’s time to get something done and your attitude and mood is garbage. And that’s just the start of the day.

There’s a better way. There’s a way to start the day that will have you energized, focused, and content as you get to work. It’s the concept of a personal morning routine designed as a habit that helps you get your day started right.

Routines are powerful when they become rituals that no longer require conscious thought and willpower. Without iteration, however, they can become stale and can be hard to keep up.” – Joel Gascoigne

Brad and Minette are both working to improve their morning routines as a way to be more productive during the day. They share what’s working, what’s not working, and some ideas that will help you create one of your own.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • that some of your morning routine can actually start the night before
  • different things you can add to a morning routine like meditation, visualization, journaling, exercise, gratitude, and more
  • how morning routines need to be treated like any other good habit

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Transcript

Brad Dobson

Brad Dobson is a co-founder of the Path to Profit Academy, and husband of Minette Riordan. He handles all the techy stuff and shares parenting duties. He is a 2-time marathon and 3-time Ironman finisher and for some reason enjoys endurance athletics. After 25 years in the software industry he quit his job to become an entrepreneur alongside Minette.



About Brad Dobson

Brad Dobson is a co-founder of the Path to Profit Academy, and husband of Minette Riordan. He handles all the techy stuff and shares parenting duties. He is a 2-time marathon and 3-time Ironman finisher and for some reason enjoys endurance athletics. After 25 years in the software industry he quit his job to become an entrepreneur alongside Minette.


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3 thoughts on “Episode 116: Is Your Morning Routine Setting You Up for Success?

  • Valerie Dennis

    Thank you for your transparency. I get the need for a morning routine but as a morning person that is the last thing I want to do is sit and meditate, read, or even exercise. i wake up and am ready to work. This does not mean I am right or it is good that I do that. So hearing Brad talk about being a morning person and much like me ready to work I thought great, I am not the only one struggling with taking this time in the morning. This podcast is a breath of fresh air to me. It also helped me realize that the best way into a morning routine is to start the night before. My evening routine can use some changes. When I know I can wake up with a plan I think taking a few minutes in the morning to do a little gratitude practice and visualizing will go a long way.

    • Minette Riordan, Ph.D.

      Hi Valerie, I love your clarity around routines. We do wake up ready to go but have learned some different approaches to where we place our energy. I prefer to read and study or make art first thing. Exercise and meditation come later in the day. I could also do a better job the night before of getting my tasks organized. It is all about finding the perfect combo of routines to set yourself up for success.

    • Brad Dobson Post author

      So glad you got this takeaway! I definitely find my mind more ready to engage if I thought through a plan the night before 🙂