The First 10 Minutes


 “Each morning we are born again.  What we do today, is what matters most.” – Buddha

There is something special about the stillness and potential of a new day.

Get your morning right, the rest of the day follows.

I love waking up before everyone in the house.

One part of my morning routine is creating my ATTITUDE.

I jump start my mind before I do anything.

While I wait for the French Press of La Colombe to brew, I flood my mind with positive thoughts.

I’m a huge believer that we have to purposely create a POSITIVE mindset each morning.

Attitude is the window through which we view the world around us.

We have to work on our attitude every day to get it right.

When I wake up:

  • I feed my mind positive information.
  • I push out any negative thoughts.

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received on how to start a day is from Jeffrey Gitomer.

Gitomer teaches to start your day by reading a few pages from a positive, thought provoking book.

It only takes 2 minutes of preparation to set the next day in a positive direction.

I grind the dark roast coffee beans the night before.

I place the book I will read out by the coffee station.

When I wake up, I read for about 10 minutes while the java is brewing.

If I connect with something I read, I write it down in my journal.

Some of these thoughts evolve into blog posts, tweets, or ideas I implement in my daily life.

It’s one of my favorite parts of the day.

I create a positive mindset so I can be my best in front of my family, friends, & customers.

Our minds will go in the direction they are pointed.  What we think about becomes our reality.

Negative is instinctive.  Positive is learned.

When my mind is bombarded with negative, non-actionable information (cable news) fear and doubt start to take over.

Jim Rohn said, “Stand guard at the doorway of your mind.”

Hear enough stories of doom & destruction, your mind starts to expect bad things to happen.

Stimulate your mind each morning with positive messages. Your mind will then seek out more of the same as your day unfolds.

You start to identify solutions, not speak about problems.

Your energy builds.

Positive vibes flow.

Negative thoughts & self-doubt disappear.

Wake up to positive.  Live positive.

Starting your day with negative thoughts is AVERAGE.

Creating a positive mindset leads to REMARKABLE.

-Joe Ciccarone

About Joe Ciccarone

Host of the “Built Not Born” podcast, Blogger ( & BJJ Black Belt. "Escape Average, Be Remarkable."
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2 Responses to The First 10 Minutes

  1. Nice post Joe. I think you make excellent points. Great seeing you last week, and again, CONGRATS!!

  2. says:

    Well said Joe

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