Start Your Day Strong
A solid morning routine executed consistently leads to increased focus, clarity, and productivity throughout the day. It serves as the foundation on which a great day is built.
Personally, I’ve gotten myself into a good rhythm with my morning routine…to the point that I can 100% feel a difference when I don’t partake in the activities I’ve put in place for myself. I don’t feel as sharp and, even if I do maintain a certain level of productivity, things just feel “off.”
On days when I’m either hosting recording sessions of my podcast, Evolution of Brand, or making a guest appearance on another great show, executing my morning routine is a non-negotiable. Whether hosting or guesting, I want to bring my A-game to the mic…and starting my day off strong is the only way I can do that.
My morning routine also serves as my pre-interview routine. And I highly recommend to anyone building their brand as a value-driven podcast guest they develop this type routine as well.
And the activities that I do are not overcomplicated:
- Two glasses of water when I wake up
- One minute of jumping jacks, one minute of shadowboxing
- Protein shake
- Gym (or at-home) workout session consisting of cardio and/or weight lifting
- 10-15 minutes of meditation
- 5-10 pages of reading
This routine works for me and puts me in the best place physically and mentally as I get ready to attack my day and bring my most confident, powerful voice to the microphone.
You may find some of these items in your pre-interview routine OR you may design a routine altogether different. But no matter how your routine shakes out, be sure there is emphasis on some sort of self-care, that it features mental and physical stimulation, and it’s designed so you can execute it consistently.
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Build Your Own Pre-Interview Routine
Below are some items you can use in your pre-interview routine. Remember – there is no set way to construct your routine. Build it so it serves you:
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat wisely – keep it light (protein, veggies, lean fat) and free of carbs and sugars (will weigh you down and make you lethargic for your interview)
- Strength training and conditioning
- Take a walk, run, or bike ride
- Walk the dog
- Goal setting
- Read 5-10 pages of a book
- Listen to an educational and/or motivational podcast
- Watch an educational and/or motivational video
When you eat right, hydrate, elevate your heart rate, and put yourself in a better mental state, the message you convey on your interviews will come across more powerfully and confidently. When this happens, you increase your chances to make a significant impact that invokes action from the audience.
For more tips on developing a morning routine (that can serve as your pre-interview routine as well), pick up The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod