Just Starting – How to Build Your Power Routine

You’re finally ready to make some changes in your life, yet you don’t have time for them all.  The best way to get more time out of your day is to create a power routine.  You can find more information and ideas for a power routine here.

What is a power routine?  A power routine is a set of simple, repeatable tasks that will help you reach your goals.

Create Goals.

I know that it is annoying that everyone tells you to create goals… but you really should create goals.  If you don’t currently have any goals, look back on your life over the last 6 months and think of all of the things you have accomplished.  Have a short list…..?  You’re probably wasting all of your time on Facebook (not promoting anything), watching TV, surfing the internet, or sleeping too much.  How do I know?  I’m an offender on all counts.

You’re probably wasting more time than you realize.  Assuming you sleep 7 hours per day and waste at least 2 hours a day showering, eating, and with miscellaneous tasks, you only have about 15 hours per day.  Most of us work 8:30 hours per day (including lunch break), so that leaves 6:30 hours per day for you to maximize your potential and some of that may be transit time to and from work.  We’ll say an hour a day on travel, on average.  That leaves about 5:30 hours per day to use wisely.  Again, what have you been doing?  That is a substantial amount of time.

Back to the point…Create measurable goals so you have a focus in your 5:30 hours of free-time per day.  You need a basis for your power routine, otherwise, why would you have one?  I can assure you, if I did not have a fitness goal, I would not be waking up at 5:30am to workout every morning.  I would be sleeping.  No question.

Determine what you want from your life

Take a step back and think about what you want out of your life.  Is your goal to sit in the same office for 20 years and slowly move up the chain, to find that when you’re 50 you’ve done the same thing over and over and haven’t made a difference in the world?  If it is, then that is fine.  Plenty of people do it.  And plenty of them are happy. Maybe work or career success isn’t your goal, but you spend your free time helping other people or raising a family.  That’s great, but even then you have a focus.  Determine your focus. Your focus can be long-term (20 years), short term (6 months – 5 years), or immediate (:01 minutes – 6 months).

Small successes to reach the big success

Break your focus up into small tasks, if you have a 6-month goal, how can you work on that goal today?  Don’t put it off anymore.  One of my 5-year goals is to run a successful business with at least $1000 per week of profit.  I broke it up by developing a quick plan.  Build an online following, utilize social media and the internet, build expertise in a field, then merge the two.  Use my online following to sell my expertise.  Simple, measurable, and effective.  With that being said, please follow me on Twitter and subscribe to my newsletter. :)

Measurable, easy, and quick

Your power routine needs to be something that you can do every day. Regardless of the situation. I recommend your power routine take no longer than 30-60 minutes per day, otherwise, you will run into too many scheduling obstacles.  For an example, you can read about my power routine here.


Combine mind and physical tasks.  Driving the car?  Listen to an audiobook.  Running on the treadmill?  Read a book (preferably hard-cover so it stays open with ease).  Learn more here

Value your goals.  They shouldn’t be things that you don’t care about.  These are tasks that you want to complete.  Don’t have goals, just to have goals and tell your friends.

What is your power Routine?  Please share it in the comments section.

-      Matthew Sodoma


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