Posted on May 20 2016
Before I kick start this mornings biz post I just wanted to mention that our sale begins today at 10am. 20% off many pieces, nice hey!
So mornings are my best time of the day I love them. I’m up at 5:00 usually, which I know some find bonkers but it’s wonderful for me. Many CEO’s embrace an early start – Frank Lloyd Wright used to wake at 4am, Rover Iger at Disney was up at 4.30 – and there is a reason for that, mainly you are way more productive. Here’s a glimpse of my usual morning routine before 9:00 am:
Wake up. I get the radio on and potter downstairs for a hot drink. This is oftentimes hot water and lemon, or sometimes a turmeric latte which I’m kind of obsessed with.
Check emails. We have a lot of communication with Asia who are 7 hours ahead, so after my drink I quickly scan emails from the Far East plus anything urgent that might have come in overnight from the States.
Map out my day. I go through my schedule and write down my goals and to-do’s for the day. These keeps me on track and focused, even when it’s all going to hell in a handbasket!
Photo via telegraph.co.uk
Time for exercise. This is either Pilates or swimming in the lido – when I’m swimming I run through the schedule in my head, when I’m Pilate-ing I’m just counting down the minutes ’til its over. Agony!!
Back home to shower (and recover!)…
Breakfast. It’s either overnight bircher, which I’ve made with organic oats, almond milk, orange, chia seeds and some toasted almond flakes. Or it’s some dates or brazil nuts, a banana or some juice. Depends on how cold I’ve gotten on the stroll back from the pool!
This is my quiet time I have to myself. G does the morning dog walk so while he and the M’s are in the park and the team haven’t yet arrived, it’s the perfect time of day where I get the blog written for the day and also visualise what I’m working on. As odd as this sounds I see images in my head, products, room schemes, etc. etc. so this is my little quiet time where I sit, write and think through stuff.
Have a meeting with G. G runs finances, logistics, special projects etc and has a general handle on all things going on so we have a quick pow-wow before everyone else arrives.
And now, coffee. Team have arrived so it’s coffees all round with single estate milk and single estate coffee, served in a hand thrown cup (I am so fussy about my coffee I have to admit). And the day commences!