3 Tips to Start Each Day

We have great ideas and we have things we’d like to pursue. Some of us ask ourselves questions as we attempt to move forward in business and our careers. How do we achieve our goals? How do we make more money? How do we build professional relationships?

These are great questions.


You’ve heard this before. GET PLENTY OF SLEEP! The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults between the ages of 26 and 64 get 7–9 hours of sleep each night.

Getting the proper amount of sleep will not only allow you to focus, it will uplift your mood and out you in a better position to conduct business. Sleep can give you the edge you need to be successful in your career and business endeavors. Proper sleep can keep you from nodding off in meetings and give you an advantage when problem solving.


Who starts their day with no schedule? Each night before bed, map out what you need to accomplish the next day. Give yourself 5 must do items that can’t be missed. Then, give yourself 5 bonus items that would improve your situation if you completed them.

Start to burn through those must do items. You’ll feel satisfaction as you knock each thing out. Then, when you reach the bonus items, you will feel extreme motivation because you are powering through your to do list.

At the end of the day, the feeling you get from having a “beast mode” workday is priceless.

Eat breakfast

This may sound like a no brainier, but your body needs fuel for the day. When you wake up you are emerging from a fasting state. The very first thing you should do is hydrate by drinking plain water. Our bodies are mostly water and we need water to function properly.

Eating the right foods in the morning will help you have enough fuel to start burning through your tasks. Food will also help you concentrate as no one can ignore an empty stomach. Don’t make your breakfast a super heavy one. Eat healthy foods.

If you start with these three things each day, you are going to have a great morning and hopefully be on the road to increased productivity!

Peter O'Neal