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What time do you start your day and why? What is your morning routine after taking care of personals?

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poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
6:00am wakeup
6:30 am gym...squat every day
7:30 am hour-long walk with wife and dog
9:00 am computer open, headphones on, down the rabbit hole.
GDO
Politicker
+5
BDM
Squat everyday. Damn big dick energy right here
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Never skip leg day, but I will likely skip chest day.
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BigMeech
OG Sales Savage
+9
Senior Account Executive
How long have you been doing the squat every day approach? I have always been curious on whether or not it works, but never actually known someone who does it. 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
It's a habit I have carried over from competing. We squatted every day to gain or maintain leg strength as Olympic weightlifters (snatch, clean & jerk). I lifted better if I squatted first, and even though I'm not actively training to compete right now I kind of can't get a workout in without squatting first.

Every day isn't a maxout. I probably go for 90% lifts 1-2 times every 3 months.
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GrindingSales
Opinionated
+5
Account Executive
This is super impressive!  What time do you goto bed to be able to get up early like this?  
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Usually 10:30
WCK
Politicker
+7
Senior Local Client Partner
Efficient gym sessions I see. I squat twice a week, usually different variations(Yesterday was a 4x3 high bar @82.5% for example, Saturday will be front squats as a warmup for deadlifts) but I'm rarely in and out in an hour. I do strongman though, and I'm in comp prep, so that's obviously going to lead to longer sessions.

poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I used to do 2 hour sessions when I was still competing. Can’t say I miss the hours, but I miss my team. Now a days I do my squats on an EMOM timer.
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Rallier
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
8:45 shower and then start my day. I'm a simple man
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
Your also the most honest person here 😁
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salessniper
Opinionated
+1
AE of B2B
*I'm in this comment and I don't like it*
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
Work usually starts at 8:00 for me with emails and other systems bs. My 3 year old usually wakes me with a swift kick to the groin which acts as a metaphor for the rest of my day dealing with prospects 
TheBloodyNine
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
hahahaha "swift kick to the groin which acts as a metaphor for the rest of my day dealing with prospects". Love it
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
I chuckled a bit when I wrote it not gonna lie. 
dryspongebob
Opinionated
+1
Business Development Manager
Can’t do any earlier than 8am. Morning people scare me - they’re simply too powerful.
binch
Politicker
+7
Senior Business Developer
Haha! Made me laugh! 😄😄
BigMeech
OG Sales Savage
+9
Senior Account Executive
5am. gym then breakfast, start working around 8:30am 
SaaS_Squats
Good Citizen
SDR
Samesies!
Nairobi
Politicker
+7
Business Development Representative
Damn I feel like I’m super lazy compared to everyone else. I wake up at 8:30 and start working at 9. I’m not a morning person at all but I’m trying to become one.
Beefany28
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Wake up at 6:15am, get my lunch and stuff ready, 7am in the shower and 7:30 I leave for work..I sometimes go the gym after work around 6pm! 
mrsexyspizza
Opinionated
+6
Mid Market AE
5:30am Rise
6am Walk dog
7am Coffee / open laptop
8am 25 dials
Kinonez
Arsonist
+7
Team Lead
As soon as I get up I check my email xD
looper1010
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
Wfh, Roll out of bed at 8:55am and start my day. Work til 6pm, usually no lunch break.  
Th
The_Envisioneer
Sr. Director, Sales Development
Get up between 6 am and 7 am. 

When I wake up on the earlier end, I go for a run that can range from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the timing because I would need to start my "personals" by 7.

Whenever I wake up, I listen to recorded affirmations that is 14 minutes long because this gets me into the mindset I need to conquer the day.

I also make my bed in the morning for multiple reasons. First is because a made bed looks way better than an unmade bed. If I want an Orderly bad ass life, it starts with making my bed. Secondly, making my bed in the morning gets me my first win of the day and lastly I love the feeling of getting into a made bed after kicking butt all day.

Other parts of my morning routine is that I get hydrated because we sweat so much in our sleep. I do this first thing by drinking the remaining glass of water I prepped before going to bed. Then I have another glass before having some type of nutritional smoothie before making my coffee. 

Friday morning I do treat myself usually to breakfast tacos. 

I have a few unmentioned routine items but I can't give away all the secrets just yet.
AnchorPoint
Opinionated
+7
Business Coach
No secrets here... let's here it.
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The_Envisioneer
Sr. Director, Sales Development
Ha ok a few other items that are part of my morning routine, 

I mentioned the affirmations part but to elaborate, I only look at my phone to turn off the alarm and start my affirmations recording. I've been listening to these affirmations for many years and recorded it in my own voice and added some items,  https://youtu.be/v4S2GCBNB3s

Part of my routine is seeing a quote I have written on my mirror "count your blessings, not your troubles." This immediately gets me thinking of gratitude and positives in life. 

Towards the end of my morning routine, I walk my dog. While doing that, I listen to motivational speakers and have many saved on YouTube. Some favorite regular speakers that come up are Jim Rohn, Eric Thomas, David Goggins, Jocko, Akira the Don (compiles speakers with music) and motivational compilations. 

Not part of the morning routine but happens the night before, I look at my calendar for the day and visualize how the day goes. That way come the morning I already know what the day looks like and get after it right away. 

Other notes on my morning routine, I pick out my clothes right away so its ready to go after I finish the personals and walking the dog. Also worth noting, even though we are all remote. I still wear a button down with dress pants. I'm real big on acting as if and feeling how I want to. Dressing up gets me in the mindset of success and leaves a great impression. Rarely I dress casual but this is part of the routine. 

Last item to share is that at the beginning of the workday, I make a list of up to 5 main things I want to get done today or started to ensure I'm focusing on key activities to look back on whether today was productive. 
DaveGreen
Catalyst
+5
Head of Sales
I used to be the one waking up at 5am too but honestly, my schedule is really messed up these days.. I wake up anywhere between 6-8am, shower, breakfast and emails - no set routine and I'm really starting to feel it. It's bad and it feels bad. 

Need to get back on the horse and start waking up early. 

In the words of the great Kylie Jenner: Rise and Shine

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BdubSE
Good Citizen
Global Manager - Sales Enablement
5:05 am alarm goes off; snooze.
5:30 workout partner calls- asks if I'm going to be on time today
5:50 show up 5 minutes late to the gym
7:00amish shower
7:15 (I WFH so not much getting ready) Read. Bible, book, emails, war room, etc. 
7:45-8ish walk my roommates dog 
Work work work after that! 
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
7am wake up
7:45am take my daughter to nursery 
8:15am make breakfast with music on to get my mood up
9am start working 
GDO
Politicker
+5
BDM
Wake up at 8
Walk dog and shower until 8:30
start working at 9
CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
5 am. Take adderall, get coffee, sit and stare into space for 45 min. 
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SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
0550 upan'atom
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Up at 5:00-5:30am, hit the gym, make breakfast, get started around 7:30-8:00am
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
Up at 6 every day.  After that it's random from day to day.
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
On a side note, I noticed many people say breakfast, coffee, gym, shit, etc even though you asked "after taking care of personals".  

I'm curious to know if people ignored that or if they consider all this other stuff to be work.
TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
+6
Account Development Representative
5:30 wake up
Lay in bed till 6:00 
6:00-6:30 Hit the punching bag
6:30 - 6:45 Shower
6:45 -7:00 Get dressed, make a cup of tea, feed the dog
7:00-7:15 Start work
6:00 pm Finish the day

Rinse and Repeat
Riffraff
Sales Director
Start at 6:30am to double check any clients emails/requests Then have about an hour to myself and then around 8am kick start the morning with eating the frog (anything i dont want to do/will put off) this way the rest of the day is game on
AnchorPoint
Opinionated
+7
Business Coach
Eat that Frog... huge.
Sailor
Senior Director of Business Development
7:00 sit down at desk 
open calendar — see what meetings I have
click around
Check emails — follow ups/reply’s
start making calls at 7:30
Queen_of_the_funnel
Opinionated
+2
Sr Manager of Business Development
7 am - up and on pelaton 7:45 am - meditation 8 - get ready 9 - first meeting of day
Stratifyz
Valued Contributor
+7
Business Development Rep
6 - Wake up with 7 month old daughter.

7 - Get her to daycare.

7:15-7:44 - Spend some time with wife before we hit the grind.

8 - Boot up the laptop and start tunes. Begin prospecting, setting up email/call sequences.

9 - Still prospecting…

10 - Possibly browsing War Room or getting a quick break.

11 - Call blitz to 12

12 - Lunch with wife

1 - LinkedIn stuff

2 - Prospecting

3 - Call blitz to 4

4 - 5 Any follow up / tasks for next day
TheDeplorable
Politicker
+7
SDR
Well since the pandemic.....wake up at 7:45, walk to desk, work at 8. I do the gym after work
WCK
Politicker
+7
Senior Local Client Partner
I wake up in the morning I piss excellence, ok? I'm the best there ever was, plain and simple.

I kid I kid. I have wifi lights that slowly wake me up between 630/7, I'm usually fully up and at em by 645. I wake up, quick shower, then make breakfast/coffee. Get to my desk about 730, relax, catch up on Bravado and some news, and kick my day off at 8 AM.
CyberSlinger
Contributor
+2
Slinging Cyber Cov
6:30 wake up
6:45 walk dogs (usually only 1-3km)
7:45ish fix coffee for wife, tea for me (pre hypertensive from poor diet, gotta limit the salt sugar and caffeine!)
8:15 on subway to Grand Central

I typically get to the office around 8:45, a little before everyone else which allows me to review the to do list I wrote the day before and double check my metrics to make sure I'm on target. Then the usual meetings, emails and phone calls until about 4:45. I'm responsive to emails and phone calls until about 6, even my boss has learned to respect that boundary. I'm active from about 8am-6pm, that's sufficient for everyone.
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