Xdesk is a company that is all about innovation and its led by entrepreneurs, so it’s no surprise that the director of Xdesk Dan Lee does things a little differently than most. One of the top traits of highly productive people is that they wake up early, and 3:30 a.m. is pretty early even for an entrepreneur.
Dan Lee spoke with Tech Insider recently and went through his morning routine.
At 3:30 a.m. Lee wakes up to start his day while most people are still sleeping. And each morning he starts his day the same way.
Plenty of Water
The body needs lots of water throughout the day, so Lee starts his day off on the right foot. In a previous blog post we talked about how important water is and how much of it you should be drinking each day.
One of the perks of being successful is getting to spend more time with your family and loved ones. Once Lee became successful, he didn’t lose sight of that. Even though his family is still sleeping, his dog is awake and ready to enjoy some fun play time. As many people who have pets can attest, getting to play is a huge mood booster. Having quality dog time as one of the first activities in the morning is a fantastic way to get in the right mindset for the rest of the day.
Reading For An Hour
Many people take time for themselves to get centered and focused for the day. Some people meditate, Tony Robbins has his hour of power, and Lee has his hour of reading personal development. Last year Entrepreneur.com listed the top 8 books every entrepreneur should read, and it’s a great place to start. If you have any other entrepreneur books to recommend, please put them in the comments.
Getting your blood pumping, your circulation going, and your body moving is a great way to start the morning. If you start it feeling sluggish, it’ll be so hard to crawl out of that state of mind. A morning workout also helps to wake up your body and mind. Another easy way to get some energy is to work at a standing desk. Being on your feet and moving between sitting and standing keeps your circulation unrestricted so your enthusiasm and great ideas can keep shining through. As the director of Xdesk, Lee gets to enjoy his Xdesk standing desk each day, and it no doubt helps him be even more productive.
Your Entrepreneur Homework
If waking up early is something you would like to try, check out this infographic from Entrepreneur with tips on how to wake up early.
In a previous post we talked about “10 Traits of Top Entrepreneurs.” Check out the entrepreneur infographic to see what qualities you share with some of the world’s biggest success stories.
And finally, if you would like to keep that energy going and your mind and body moving throughout the day, see which Xdesk standing desk style would look best in your office.