Chapter 8: Have a Start and End Time

If you want to develop a daily routine that sets you up for success, one of the quickest ways to do that is to study the daily routine and habits of successful people. Click on the links below to get inspiration and ideas that can help you to fine tune your schedule and daily routines.

The Daily Routines of 7 Famous Entrepreneurs and How to Design Your Own Master Routine

23 Daily Habits Practiced by Highly Successful People

Daily Routine of Successful People That Will Inspire You to Achieve More

Daily Routines Of Successful Entrepreneurs (The Health and Mindfulness Rituals of Success)

Chapter 9: Win the Morning

One of the best ways to improve your work from home experience is to develop a solid morning routine. If you’re not sure where to start, I highly recommend checking out Hal Elrod’s book, The Miracle Morning. This book helped me to develop a routine to start my day that puts me in a position to succeed each day. Check out Hal’s book and level-up your morning routine to “Win the Morning”.

Chapter 12: Work Less, Do More

One of the best ways to find out where you can save time is by better understanding where you are spending time now. Use my time tracker below to keep track of your daily time spent for two workweeks. Then, look at how you are spending your time, and make adjustments as needed. Before long, you will be getting more done in less time. I like the sound of that!

Kevin’s Time Tracker

NOTE: Click HERE to access my time tracker. You’ll want your own, private version of this spreadsheet so if you click file > make a copy this will create a new, private version of google sheet for your personal use! Alternatively, you can click file > download > Microsoft Excel to download the Excel version to keep on your local computer.

Chapter 15: Make a Gratitude List

Making a gratitude list is a simple way to boost your mood and your outlook on a situation or life in general. It’s really simple, too. Just find a quiet, comfortable place, a piece of paper and something to write with, and jot down things that you are grateful for. I find that doing this once per month or so helps me to stay grounded, less stressed and happier.

Ready to try it for yourself? Download this template and go for it!

Chapter 17: Focus on Today

Have you ever used affirmations? I find that they are a great way to adjust mindset and outlook, and can have a positive impact on how productive and happy I am throughout the day. Click on the links below to check out some daily affirmations that you can use to set yourself up for success.

25 Daily Affirmations to Improve Your Mindset

40 Positive Affirmations to Add to Your Daily Rotation

18 Daily Affirmations to Help You Overcome Any Work Hurdle

20 Positive Affirmations For Work

Chapter 18: Give Yourself a Break

The saying “you are your own worst critic” is usually the case. It is hard to remember when you are going through a difficult situation, but no one else thinking all of the crazy, negative thoughts you tell yourself. If you are going through a tough time, give yourself a break. For me, reading stories of other people who have overcome challenges and adversity gives me the confidence that I can do it, too. Check out the links below, and then give yourself a break.

16 Wildly Successful People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles To Get There

10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

Chapter 23: Eat Lunch Somewhere Else

Eating lunch away from your desk is a great idea, regardless of where you work. Taking a few minutes and changing your scenery is a quick way to give your mind and body the refresh it needs to get through the rest of the day, and avoid a mid-afternoon crash.

If you’re looking for some quick, easy lunch ideas, here are a few ideas:

Superfoods Smoothie
Boost your immune system the delicious way.

Taco Truck Tuna Sandwich
The bright flavors of lime, cilantro, and jalapeño are puréed together and combined with canned tuna fish for a unique, taco-inspired wrap.

Vegetable Parmesan Quinoa in the Slow Cooker
This Vegetable Parmesan Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, healthy, quick and easy.

Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili
This recipe has won multiple awards, is easy to prepare and will provide a filling, hearty meal.

Buffalo Chickpea Salad
Crispy roasted chickpeas kissed with buffalo sauce and tossed with a big green salad for a super-tasty lunch.