May 21st, 2018
As a business owner, it’s all too easy to jump right into email or start putting out “fires” first thing every morning. Suddenly you look up, the day has flown by, and you hardly know where the time has gone. Then, you repeat the same the next day. There seems to be little time for personal development, business growth strategies, staying up on technology, improving marketing strategies, and list goes on and on and on.
We get it!
That’s why we thought we’d share these 5 little gem resources that can help you start your day right, every single day (plus sneak in a little personal development, leadership development, and business development strategies at the same time).
These are listed in no particular order. Take a look at all of them and see what might work for your schedule, style, and business. It might be all five, or you might select just one to commit to for a few minutes to each day. If you discover something you love, definitely let us know!
Jumpstart your day and level up your success! Free daily mentoring videos (ranging from 2-5 minutes) are delivered to your inbox Monday – Friday. Topics range from productivity, prioritizing, goal setting, and so much more. Join over 200,000 high-achievers who jumpstart their day with Success Mentor Darren Hardy. One big idea presented in under 5 minutes to level up your success and help you become #BetterEveryDay. It’s 100% free, but may be priceless to your future.
The place to be to build a business and life you love. MarieTV is an award-winning weekly show and most episodes range from 5-10 minutes. Occasionally, she will do an interview with the likes of Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, or Oprah Winfrey and the episode may be 30-45 minutes. They are all full of wit (so you’ll start your day with a smile), wisdom and actionable ideas to help you create a business and a life you love. It’s written, produced and created Marie Forleo and her team. There are literally hundreds of episodes on Marie TV and they’re really, really good. You can browse past episodes by category on her website if you are looking for a specific topic, or like her Facebook page to watch the recent episodes as they are released. Check out the episode below featuring 4 actionable steps you can take to not miss your life when you are addicted to work (as most business owners are)!
Daily coaching videos from the world’s #1 leadership authority, John C. Maxwell, are delivered right to your inbox every day. Each episode is 1-2 minutes long and features a different piece of wisdom each and every day. Watch any time, any where, and on any device. Short and to the point, Maxwell’s goal is to help you live more intentionally and achieve greater success.
This is quick, practical management advice to help you do your job as a leader better. It’s delivered first thing in the morning every weekday. If you want to skip the inspirational and get right down to brass tacks, this subscription is for you. Short, easy to read, and great for sharing with your team. You can subscribe free here: https://hbr.org/email-newsletters
Known for his incredible book, “Start with Why”, Simon Sinek has inspired business owners around the world. In his words, “Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more. Leaders are the ones who run headfirst into the unknown. They put their own interests aside to protect us or pull us into a brighter future. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” His “Notes to Inspire” newsletter is a short read that arrives to your inbox daily. Be prepared to be inspired if you subscribe. The link to subscribe is in the upper right corner of his website. If you want to get a taste of what you’re in for, check out the video below.
These are just a few of the resources and daily habits our LXCouncil peer advisory group members have shared during meetings to help each other grow and evolve as leaders and business owners. We are certain you’ll kick start your day the right way every day and that you’ll find something of value even if you simply subscribe to one of them. Let us know which is your favorite!
These resources just scratch the surface of the experience and brilliance around the table at our peer advisory councils. If you are motivated to unchain your infinite entrepreneurial potential and truly grow your business, let’s start a conversation! https://www.lxcouncil.com/