Creating Serious Success Routines to Start Your Day

Ever wonder why some people you meet seem to have endless energy, incredible discipline and an unstoppable outlook on life?

Chances are, they’ve given themselves an amazing start to their day. Secret: they do this every single day, without fail. When you get yourself off to a flying start to the day by incorporating a routine that works not only functionally, but revs you up emotionally, it’s like giving yourself an injection of artificial steroids that enhances your ‘life’ performance legally.

I first learned about success routines in my study of NLP and personal development, and since then everyday has been a joyous experience. I’m not saying I don’t have ups and downs during the day, but every day I start off with a supercharged state of mind.

All you have to do is workout what works for you, then commit to yourself that you’ll stick with it for 30 days.

In this post I’ll share with you some of the principles behind it, then share my exact morning routine.

The root behind that is actually living those emotions and creating those emotions on a regular basis.

The first thing that you do when you get up in the morning is spend the first 20 minutes before you get out of bed to visualize your outcome for the day, then the week, month year and if you get time, life! You visualize the pleasure that you’ll get from achieving a certain thing. Experience those emotions. I’m going to keep hammering the emotional aspect, because emotions = life. Emotions drive all human behaviour and are the difference between other organisms on the planets and human beings.

Whatever it is that you’re working toward, you want to sit or lie down, close your eyes, and let your mind take you there.

On the other side of things, you should also visualize what would happen if you don’t make it – create pain for yourself. And I mean do it for real. You’ll know when you do, because usually it means you star to feel sick in the pit of your stomach. Maybe you’ll lose your house. Maybe you’re driving a car you’re embarrassed about. Maybe you can’t afford to even feed your children and the thought of them starving will make you do whatever it takes.

Really try to feel the intensity of the motion, whether its good or bad, because it’s been so vivid (and I’m giving away all my secrets here) but you then go throug the day and it’s like turbocharging, supercharging your emotions.

You get the best of both worlds; moving towards pleasure in a BIG way and moving away from pain (in a HUGE way!). I don’t think its possible to not get out of bed on a mission if you do this.

Putting yourself into a positive state to do whatever it is you have to do is powerful. Human emotion drives all behavior and everything that you do. All of your actions you do to satisfy or nullify some form of emotion.

If you can master your emotions by creating those emotions artificially, but your brain doesn’t know that they’re artificial, you still feel the emotions as if they’re real, that will definitely help drive you towards implementing whatever it is that you’ve committed to.

Don’t forget the fact that you’re potentially helping hundreds of thousands of people as well with your cause – a business, website or anything else you might be involved with. If your business is a valuable adding site, if it provides proven, great content that helps people to make money, have better relationships or live healthier or live a better lifestyle, you are helping other people lead an improved quality of life or increasing their happiness. So that should be a driving force for you as well.


PHASE #1: Power Questions
When I awake I’ll ask myself 3 power questions immediately. Before I get out of bed, go to the bathroom or even open my eyes!

Question #1: What am I incredibly grateful for in my life?
Question #2: What am I excited about in my life right now?
Question #3: Who do I love and who loves me?

The final questions I believe are critical to your morning routine, and help you benefit from your past experiences.

Question #4: Visualise 2 incredible experiences you’ve had in the past and re-live the emotions

Question #5: Visualise 2 incredible experiences that are GOING to happen in your future, 1 year, 5 years even 10 years from now. What’s your life going to look like? How will you feel?

Question #6: Think of 2 incredibly painful things either in your life right now or in your future if you don’t take immediate, massive action today!

Ask them, answer them, then bathe in the emotions these fantastic questions were designed to evoke.

Next, I’ll work through some guided visualisation through an emotional stacking technique I’ve recorded and play each morning (if you’d like a copy for yourself, please leave a comment and I’ll send it to you!).

I then read my values board I created at Date With Destiny on my blueprint and rules for my emotion (i.e. what rules do you have to experience emotions?), and my mission statement, while listening to upbeat anchored music and getting my lymphatic system flowing by rebounding.

Then I move onto some morning healthy living techniques.

Daily Hygiene – Brushing, Flossing, Showering, Tongue Scrape and Shave. I’ll also use my neti pot, which flushes out my sinuses and really clears out those nasal passages so I’m breathing at 100% for the whole day. I’ll also pile on a great audio program while I’m doing this – so my mind is growing all the time. Pretty powerful stuff.

Finally, when I get downstairs I’ll drink 1 litre of filtered water, and inhale eucalyptus oil. This compounds the effect of enhancing your breathing by dilating (opening) your sinuses.

The whole routine from start to finish often takes 30mins or so, and I couldn’t think of a better way to start every single day.

How are you starting your days? Leave me a comment, I’d love to read about it!

4 Responses to “Creating Serious Success Routines to Start Your Day”

  • Loved the post..will aim to apply some of that in my morning routine…..and would like a copy of your emotional stacking audio.

    • West Loh:

      You’re welcome Lindsay. The audio I’m debating whether to put on or not, I may need to modify it before I make it public to my readers! Stay tuned though!

  • Oliver:

    Great success ritual! Mine looks similar, a little bit more complicated because I’m not living alone and we need to manage access to the bathroom, home gym etc. 😉 Did you base it on the one from Wake Up Productive?

    • West Loh:

      Hi Oliver, yes there is some grounding on wake up productive, but also some of my own and others I’ve learned from! Thanks for stopping by!

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