Becoming a Better Leader with a Morning Routine
Your Morning Sets the Stage for the Day
If you’re like most people, you are always striving to be better. But sometimes you get stuck in the doldrums of life. You get into a routine that isn’t pushing you forward, but instead just letting you coast along with little advancement. If you want to grow and be better, you have to push yourself to grow and be better!
Here at Big Sky Collision Center, we have a strong emphasis on leadership. By helping everyone that works here grow, the natural progression is to take ownership of their job and do better. As everyone grows, we work toward being the best auto body repair shop in Billings.
Here are some ways you can set the stage for your day, and ultimately be better.
Wake Up Earlier
You may be saying, “But I’m not a morning person!” The truth is: learn to be one! The best leaders get plenty of sleep at night, and they wake up before most people. After a good sleep, our brains and bodies are better equipped to tackle the day. Don’t put your study and reflection off until just before bed; get up earlier and do it then.
Meditation doesn’t mean sitting cross legged and chanting. It means introspection, reflection, pondering, and thinking. Put the distractions away, that includes the phone, laptop, TV, and all other devices that try to think for you. Then, with a pen and paper in hand, meditate on your day. Think about problems, discover solutions, brainstorm, and reflect on what you need to get done.
Studies show that about 2/3 of Americans get their blood moving in the morning with a cup of coffee. But only about 20% of Americans get enough exercise throughout the week; and only 6% get their exercise in the morning. If there’s a trend among the most successful people, it’s that they all exercise before tackling their day. Better blood flow means smarter choices.
In our modern society it isn’t harder to eat healthy, but it’s tempting to eat unhealthy. It’s quicker to grab a granola bar as you head out the door, but spending 5 minutes to have a poached egg and avocado will do you better in the long run. Growing up we heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s still true!
Leaders are learners. Every single day you should be learning. Training yourself in leadership, learning new skills, learning new words, learning a new language, and so on. Set small goals: 10 minutes of learning something before you tackle the daily activities, and 10 minutes in the evening when you’re relaxing from the day. It’s not hard, and it can propel you far forward.
Big Sky Collision Center Trains Leaders
When you come to Big Sky Collision, you know that you’re getting collision repair from the best in Billings because we take the time to train leaders. The byproduct is that they’re phenomenal at auto body repair.
Whether you need your car fixed, or it’s dirty and you’re looking for auto detailing, give us a call at 406-259-6328 and we can get you set up with an appointment.