Becoming Entrefied with Patrick Hughes

ENT 89: Morning Routines Massively Impact the Course of Your Day - Mondays with Jeff

March 09, 2020 Episode 89
Becoming Entrefied with Patrick Hughes
ENT 89: Morning Routines Massively Impact the Course of Your Day - Mondays with Jeff
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Becoming Entrefied with Patrick Hughes
ENT 89: Morning Routines Massively Impact the Course of Your Day - Mondays with Jeff
Mar 09, 2020 Episode 89
Patrick and Jeff

Your success is created by adding value to other people’s lives and situations by taking action, challenging possibilities, and making logical choices towards your goals and dreams. 

We’re here to help you create that success.

 

Big 3

-        Getting back to the basics

-        Productivity leads to happiness

-        How having a solid morning routine can improve your day

ACTION STEPS – Ask this question. How motivated am I to start my day?

Show Notes Transcript

Your success is created by adding value to other people’s lives and situations by taking action, challenging possibilities, and making logical choices towards your goals and dreams. 

We’re here to help you create that success.

 

Big 3

-        Getting back to the basics

-        Productivity leads to happiness

-        How having a solid morning routine can improve your day

ACTION STEPS – Ask this question. How motivated am I to start my day?

Support the show (https://podcast.entrefied.com/gift)

spk_0:
00:07
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spk_1:
00:27
Hi, guys. This is Jeff from here with Patrick. Patrick, How are you doing tonight? Pretty good, buddy. Shel doing pretty good. We're gonna be covering a lot of different things tonight. Um, guys. And we hope you get a lot of value for the podcast. For the most part, we donated a lot of this, so you might get the rooms and the eyes and the different things that can happen in a podcast. So we just want to give you ah, more authentic feel. And one of things I'd like to talk about tonight is getting back to the basics of things, you know, that's so important that you make sure that you're getting back to the basics. A lot of times we may be trying to apply things for advanced concepts, and you're tryingto do advance things when you haven't even mastered the basics. Yeah, you know, I think back to when I was going to school, I actually had ah lot of education and computers. And one of the things that ah I had was just Maur experience than I had book knowledge. And I remember after I had been out in the field a little while, I had actually went to school for computers. So I knew how to fix computers and the teacher come up to me and he says, I don't understand. He said, Where did you get your experience? That and I was like, Well, you know, I've had some experience I did take electron ICS and I said, I learned computers and I said, I just not really got the formal education since and he said, Well, what this will do He said the book Education will help you feel in the gaps, so it's important to know that sometimes you may know how to do something, but they're still gaps in your knowledge. Eso it's it's important to have the basics down. Good, I would ask you today, what do you have to do in your day? To make a good day is their basic things that you have to do. Have a good day. I mean, you just wake up and go at your day Or is it some sort of morning routine you have? I think a lot of successful people have you no, really positive morning routines that put them in a good place on. And then they get started with their day after you have anything, Any comments on any morning routines, or do you have a morning routine that you
spk_0:
02:49
did? Well, I mean, I think I think the morning is the most important part of the day because it's kind of the way the rest of the day goes. Ah, generally feeling really good in the morning. I mean, if you run into any obstacles later in the day, you're you're not gonna be, is affected a CZ you would if you were feeling grumpy. Moody. Um, and and sometimes we will May I know me, for example. Sometimes I will get focused so much on the situation that I won't be focused on the resolution, what I can do tow to make it better. And so I think part of my morning routine I do is I like to focus on resolutions and trying to get through things instead of focusing on. Maybe if things aren't going that well that week. I can focus on the positive points and start my day off positively. And I take five minutes every morning. I'll set the timer and I just sit there and think of all the affirmations. Try to think of things I'm thankful for. Like thankful for the roof over my head, the food in my belly, shoes on my feet, stuff like that. And just show gratitude because you can't really smart or you can't be upset and show gratitude at the same time is kind of hard. So it doesn't really to core things I do every morning. Like keep it simple. Um, yeah,
spk_1:
04:10
that's good. I tell you what. One of the things that I'd like to talk about is something I think is important is getting plenty of sleep. You know, a lot of people, they they're kind of burned at the candle at both ends, so to speak. So I think it's important to get good sleep. I mean, you can you might be able to stay up one or two nights or even longer than that, but eventually you're gonna crash. So I think sleep is very important. And if you can find out how much sleep did you, actually Ah, choir and need, uh, to continue at the pace that you've set for yourself. I think that's super important. I don't think that number, to be honest with you, is the same for everybody. I think certain people can Well, you know, they can operate on a lot less sleep than other people. You know, I have even heard certain successful people they only get four or five hours of sleep. That sounds crazy to me. I mean, I'm gonna I think 78 hours of sleep, you know, to me, is a bare minimum. What do you think about that? I mean, you get you get two hours sleep a night can function like
spk_0:
05:14
Oh, no, no, there's Ah, funny. You sleep thing. You can try. Well, don't try. But it's called Polly Polly. Physics sleeping, I think, or something like that. And Nikola Tesla said that he thought it was a good idea and he tried it. And it's just crazy. You sleep like four hours a night and you take like, 20 minute naps throughout the day. And I know I, for one, would not have the uhm discipline to only take a 20 minute nap after getting four hours at night. Ah, I I like the basic 7 to 9 hours. I mean, seven. I I found for me seven hours and I feel really great. Really, really invigorated. And that right there, I jump up out of bed. I'm ready to go seven hours, but anything less than that I feel like crapping, You know, more than nine hours. I feel pretty bad too.
spk_1:
06:02
That's what I wondered if you if you had suffered from sleeping too long because to me, if I sleep too long, it's like something happens. It actually makes me feel worse, right? Why, that is. But some Sometimes I'll sleep longer and I wake up and I feel worse than you know that I did when I, you know, could have got up early and then our out with that. But so that does happen to me from time to time. I think it's good to set a schedule, and if you could stick to that schedule, I think you're better off. But there are gonna be times that you have to get a next few hours extra sleep for something like that, but I think it's something that's unique to you. I don't really think there's no scientific formula. Hey, everybody fits into this category. I just really don't feel that way. Um, right, So sleep, I think, is important. I think another thing is being productive in your everyday, You know, one of the things that people I think nowadays they want to get to the point where they just think that, you know, you could just lay around and be happy. You know, I really disagree with that. I think long term you have to be productive, were made to be productive. And if you're not productive, you know, sooner or later you know you're gonna get to the point. I feel like that you might even suffer depression. You know, if it gets the point where you don't have anything productive that you could do, I just don't think we're made to really live that way. I think you have to find something that gives your life context. And that's one of the main points that I want to bring out today. And it kind of sounds morbid in a way. But, you know, work gives your life context. And if you do not have work and productive ity in your life, you know, what would your life consist of? Now? You know, I'm a Christian and I but I believe in God. And, you know, I believe that God made us to be productive. And if we're not productive, I think you know it leads to other things that you might be hard to get a rest period. You know what I mean? You make for a month or take, you may be fine, but for the rest of your life, if you did nothing, Do you think you big, happy, Patrick?
spk_0:
08:11
Well, I think the most important thing to do is is I like where you're talking about your work in your being productive. Ah, I think one thing I'll add to that is is really purpose without a purpose, you're not gonna be productive. And perfect example is right now, Jessica, my fiance, she she's about to goto college In January, she starting out and she's doing some classes and she said to me last night like, Oh, I don't wanna I'm feeling sleepy. I think we'll go to sleep. I don't have anything to do on board. I'm like, Well, you don't have a purpose yet, cause I know is soon as she gets in that purpose of goingto the school college, she's not gonna have time to sleep. And so when you have a purpose and you find your purpose, you're not gonna wanna sleep, you're not gonna have time to sleep. You're gonna be so focused on your purpose. And and whatever it is like for example, mind podcasting. Okay, I'm gonna be so I have so much purpose and podcasting. As soon as I get home from wherever or wake up in the morning, I'm gonna be thinking about it out of bed. I come up with episode ideas out of it because that's my purpose. I have a purpose there, a greater purpose, and that is adding value to people in their lives. So I think my purpose makes me want to work, which therefore increases my productivity. So I think it really all bulls down to what is your real purpose because then once you find that you become productive towards that ultimate goal and you work towards it and you find that purpose and the rest part you're talking about. I know getting off into the bobble. I mean, he says he rests on the Sabbath day, so, you know, it doesn't make sense to take a day off to rest every now and then. If you're on the computer all the time, take a day away from the computer because life is more than productive ity and value and purpose of me. Every now and then, you have to realize that you're you're a human being. You're not a robot. You know, I meant to go 24 77 days a week. You need to get out. You need to take some time and take care of yourself. Because then day you are the most important thing to yourself is you because you're the one that gives you purpose and keeps you alive and keep you going for that purpose.
spk_1:
10:37
I think you might really great valid. Oh, points on that. You know, it runs right into the same point that I was gonna talk about, which is having things that you can look forward to it every day. So it's a that's one of purpose. That's something thing about purpose. If you could look forward to your day. What you're talking about is having something of the podcast where you're thinking about that. It actually makes you want to get out of bed and get started. Which I've talked about that before. I feel like in another podcast. But it's so important to get that concept because I'm telling you, if you can wake up every day enjoying your day, I mean, I'm much better with your total overall life May. So I mean, looking at it from that standpoint of just having things that you can look forward to is building into your day things that you're gonna love doing and may sound silly to people out there, you might think, Well, I got a lot of work to do. I don't have time for that. If you don't have time to deal, there's some fun. And your day euro burnout. Long term, you're gonna be like I need a vacation. I can't take this anymore. It's all work and no play. And I ain't having no fun, you know? I mean, so I think it's so important to build those things, and I will be a straight out honest with you with the things I like to do is drink coffee in the morning. And I'm not I'm not pushing golfing, and we don't have ah, you know, sponsor. I don't think right now that no response right now for coffee, but I just want Charlie to realize that it's just something simple, you know? I mean, it could be just drinking coffee. So I enjoy getting up and drinking coffee with my family, you know? And I'm telling you, it makes me want to get up early to do that. I know that sounds silly to someone yell out there, but it is one of the purposes that I have. It's my day. Started off good. And, uh, I think everybody kind of knows that. And if you don't let me go ahead and tell it for maybe the people that might not, you know, if you ever get the moment, um, going that is like he to your ah, successful day. So getting that brings me to this point. Make sure your mind sets right and how you do that. A lot of times it's getting started early, get more organized, have things laid out, you know, I mean, those were some of the things that you can do but putting things in your day, that air fun. Hey, you know that they just make sense. What do you think about that, Patrick?
spk_0:
13:11
Yeah. I mean, ah, I really like the aspect of mo mentum and starting the day off. Really? Well, there's ah, really good. Um, reference points the compound effect in just the way compound interest works on, you know, stocks You all the time here about Oh, if you were 18 and you bought apple When you're 18 years old, you would have this much money. But about what? If you had successful positive have it since you were 18 years old every morning, starting off your day. What if you had positive heavies? Wouldn't that be a compound affecting your life as spreading positivity throughout it? So waking up in the morning and starting your day off with your family with coffee, You know, you're adding a lot of positivity to your life by being your fostering relationships. You're taking care of yourself, and then that allows you. It's kind of like you just bought your stock for the day. You just said, All right, I'm in the game. And then that's the first step getting in the game. And then as the day goes on, it's like your stock keeps going up in price. It keeps compound in your your positivity compounds throughout the day. And you and the day was so much leftover positivity and interest and things going great that you start your next day, you're overflowing with it. So
spk_1:
14:30
I think,
spk_0:
14:31
yeah, that compound effect is really powerful. It's really good.
spk_1:
14:36
Well, I hate to be negative here, guys, but I'm just gonna throw something negative in here. What about when you have things that you need to move out of your day? You know, and I put a reference down here in my notes to talk about this because I want to talk about back to the basics. What are those things in your day that you need to move out of your way to make sure that you're having a positive day? Actually put a reference in here as are you clear for take off? You know, when a plane takes off, it needs to have a clear runway, you know? And if it don't have a clear runway, there's a pretty good chance that the plane ride is gonna be bumpy. You know, it's the same thing for your daily success. If there's things in your life that is going to give you a bumpy ride for that day, you need to kick those things sometimes out of your way. Now, there are certain things that you can't do. I mean, you know, there's certain things we can't avoid, but I'm asking you to just do a cell check, water some of the things in your day that you could move to make your day more successful. Do you have things like that?
spk_0:
15:51
Yeah. I mean, the biggest thing for me. I'll just use an example, uh, on my phone. You know, I'm on my phone a lot, and I'm sure a lot of people are, uh I had this app I was using, and it was on my as soon as you unlike the phone and open up the apples right there. And while it was entertainment, app was just scrolling through reading funny pictures, all that. And so I told myself, OK, this is taking way too much time. And I heard this same today. I I'm I'm gonna butcher it. It was waiting more. It was way better the way he said it. But basically you can't manage what you can't record or what you can't see. So if you don't know, you're spending eight hours on Facebook every day. Yeah. I mean, you know it. But then again, you don't because you don't see the hard, concrete evidence, and you're one of our main factors of the show is to think logically. And if you're not thinking logically and recording this of your screen time or whatever and saying, Hey, I've got eight hours of Facebook a day that's a lot of hours of Facebook. So first is coming up with a record of your of whatever it is you're trying to change or get rid of is saying, OK, where can I make better decisions? So what I did was I moved the app off of the home page and I got rid of it. I hit it back in the icons and it cut my usage time down by like, 50% because I wouldn't see me, and I wasn't thinking about it. But when it pops up right in your face, you're thinking about it. So I think I'm one of most important things is to, um, is to first record were what you're doing with your time or your money or whatever in seeing where your shortfalls are and then kind of expanding off of that because, uh, if you don't know what you're working with, you're not gonna know what to do. And, man, I had a really good ah point. Um, shoot. It was I was gonna say that. Oh, yeah. So another thing is, when you get rid of something of your life, it's easier to get rid of it again. Later I found because I had, Like, I said, that app on I had another app. That was a game. I kept playing a lot, so I deleted it One day, I just deleted next. A few weeks, I downloaded again because I was pretty much addictive than I believe again. So I haven't touched it in months now, so I don't know, just moving it out of your eyesight is his the easiest way from me. What about you?
spk_1:
18:21
Yeah. I mean, what I would like to talk about just for a minute on that is that's that's a good point. Um, making sure you're focused on the right things. You know, that's that's the main thing. But I wanted to ask, When you get all this going, let's take a minute. Just to recap what we're talking about here we're talking about when you first wake up. You know, do you have a morning routine? And I mean, I kind of got one in some mornings. You know, I run into problems. I do feel druggie, just like everybody else. But I've got a little bit more successful with that. I've mentioned that before where I kind of sit up in bed, you know, go through that routine. And then I go to thinking about, you know, my coffee habit. I don't Well, so I'm thinking about that. And so when I get into that mode, you know, I start thinking about my day, you know, about what I'm gonna get done. And I actually have a list. You know, we talked about that before, Patrick, with the writing down what I'm gonna get for the day, I started getting excited sometimes about thinking about how productive I'm gonna be. What's strange about that is is. I used to not be like that. And it's like when I started becoming more productive, this weird thing happened. I started feeling better, You know, when I started looking at Okay. Hey, I got the coffee ham, and I'm getting that. I'm putting some fun in my wife, so that's the next step. You got the morning routine and it may be different for you. What I'm saying is, what, your morning routine and what are you doing toe? Add fun in your life. You know, I had those moments of Joey during your day, you know? And then the next thing it's what are some things that you can move out of your way. That's been a Henry. It's a lot of We bring a lot of content up here, you know, And I want to make sure that you have those action points and we're not going so fast that you can't, you know, capture anything. So those are the three things, the main things that I want you to take away. But once you get all of these things pooling in your day kind of gets started. You know, what are some things that you can do in your day different, you know, And I'd like to talk about that for a minute. One of the things that I try to do is I try to get started early. It's just one of the things that do I find if I can build that mo mentum is we're talking about Patrick, you know, things go better for me. And if I start out and things, you know, go sour. You know, playing goes off the runway into the ditch, it's gonna be hard for me to get it right back on the runway and kind of have a smooth flight that for that using that, you know, reference point about a plane taking off. But, you know, that's the main thing is for me to get started and get that moment. I'm going. But I guess what I'm asking is, you know, what is it in your life that once you you know, you get going with some things that you can add in your daily life that's going to help you. You know what? Some things you notice that you struggle with and, you know, asked him that question. How can I handle that? you know, And then here is a really important question. A lot of people don't never ask is if you know how to do it. Why ain't you doing? What do you think about that? Patrick is their things in your life that you struggle with. You know what to do. But then you're you don't do it. I mean, why don't we do that? It's humans. What do you think that is? Patrick?
spk_0:
21:58
Oh, man. That's pretty going. I think one of the biggest things I know I should do that don't do is wake up earlier. Uh, case in point this morning, I get up about 5 30 every morning. So I saw my alarm. Was it 5 30? And I was like, Okay, I'm gonna get out of it. Well, I didn't make the bet off. 5 45 which kind of sucks because I really want to get out of bed at 5 30 but it it's It's just weird, I guess. Almost relationship we have with ourselves where we are our own biggest enemy. I mean, we are. We are our own enemy. We have to defeat ourselves to really do things. Sometimes I'm really bad about it. Like I will fight myself internally on a decision or doing this and that. And, you know, that's something that, honestly, every day I'm thinking about it because I'm like, How can I be better and get create ways to overcome things that I struggle with because everybody has a level where they're uncomfortable with something. And so you know, one thing that I try to do and like I said, I would try to do because, man, it's so when you try to make a new habit and kick old ones, that's one of the hardest things you could ever do. But you can do it. I mean, you can definitely do it. So I tried to kick the habit of waking up. I don't know. Five. Basically 5 50 They're not 5 50 about six o'clock. I was waking up at like, six o'clock until I finally got myself down to 5 45 and I'm trying to get down to 5 30 it's like there's these mental barriers you have to overcome and hurdle. And how do you think you get over those or through those hurdles? Jeff?
spk_1:
23:46
Well, I think it comes down to your desires. And I know a lot of people would disagree with the year. You know, a lot of times we desire things temporarily. It's not good for us like, for instance, eating two boxes of doughnuts. You know, it may sound like a good idea, but when you do it, it's not a good idea because you feel sick. So we start looking for those things that would encourage us, and I know this might sound kind of off track, but if you can get to the point where you can do what I call a mind back where you get to the point where you sigh okay, I have discovered in my productive it my my days that are productive. Skis macking talk today, when you have those days that are productive, I will get to the point of this. You're going to start noticing the things that make you productive. You need to start noticing those things and there's motivators. There's things that excite you. I mean, everybody's had good days, you know what I mean? If you can start to find out those things that made you have a good day, those are things that make you feel better, you know? And you can also look at those things that you know, that you felt bad. So I guess to answer your question is is what motivates the person. And for Mai, it's making me feel like my wife has meaning today. And I'm gonna get some enjoyment out of it if I cannot find, you know, the purpose of my day. And I cannot feel that I'm gonna come push those goals I'm immediately into by a bad mindset. So I guess when you first wake up is it comes back to what I said before. It's the story that you tell yourself, because sometimes how you feel about something it's almost as important in some cases is how it actually is. So it's like if you got to go into work, let's say you're going into a job that you don't want. Okay, you get to thinking about that thing, and you're thinking, Oh, man, you know, this day is not no good. I know. I'm gonna go have a good day. I know what's gonna happen. And I know what happened yesterday. As long as you stay in that mindset, your mind is gonna tell you, raisins. Why, you're you know, it's accurate, You know that what you're thinking is accurate. So you have to change the way you think about things you have to say. Okay. Yeah, I got it that, you know, my day wasn't that great. Okay, now, how can I look at this day? How can I make it better than yesterday? Don't start with making it great. Start with making it better than yesterday. And then you say, Well, you know, if I got up and I got to go in on this and I got ahead of this thing because it really has little to do with what you're doing as much as it has to do with your mindset of how you're thinking about it. You know, I heard it said one time that, you know, I don't really believe this, but I'm gonna throw this out here, and you guys could probably see the, uh, context. When I made that, you could hang from your toenails in Somalia for five minutes, you know? And I've heard that saying one time and I don't really know the context of what it was talking about. I think it was trying to say that you could do anything, you know, for five minutes. You know what? I'm not sure that I agree with that, because I don't think I would feel good hanging from my toenails. It's Somalia for five minutes. I don't even know really where I got that point of reference. But my point is this you can do a lot of things that you may not want to do. Okay, But if you get to the point where you're you tell your mind I'm gonna do this and I'm going to try to find a way to make it better than what it generally is. You will get that moment, um, of thinking better, because that's the start of it. And that sounds like a long explanation on that. And I hope somebody's got something from that. But it really is true, because I use this a lot. I use it when I wake up, and I don't feel the greatest. I do try to get my coffee, as I've said earlier, so that I could get that caffeine going. But you know, if you can if you can change your mind, if you can set your mind. I'm going to try to make one thing better today. Maybe that's the first step in you trying to have a bigger and better day for today.
spk_0:
28:10
Yeah, Yeah, I I think I think your mind says the most important thing, cause I mean, at the end of the day, let's say you lose everything you have right now, Can your mindset get you back to where you waas and then beyond that? Because at the end of the day, all you do have is really just your mindset. I mean, you live with yourself every day. You live with your brain, your thoughts every day, and it's it's I mean, it's almost like your your vessel. I mean, your your car, whatever. What? Whatever you put into it, you put in cheap gas into it. You're talking negative all the time. You're gonna have a lot of breakdowns. You're gonna have a lot of issues. And if you're always given, like using the car example is kind of weird analogy. But if you're if you're treating your car the best way, you can constantly new tires, always old change is always always given the top of the line gas. I mean, if you're giving your body your mind yourself, your mind says you're feeding yourself good energy, positive energy. I mean that there's no way that you're gonna really be defeated by anything. I mean, you may have a bad day, but that's one minor setback. If you have 29 good days and one bad day, I don't think you're having a bad life. So I I really like the principle of teaching a man to fish, you know? Really? Ah, you give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day, teach me unofficially for a lifetime. And I think that people like Dave Ramsey like that guy, and I'm kind of getting off in the financial parts of it. But he went. He went bankrupt like two times, three times, maybe, and he bounced back every time it came back. So he had that mindset in the ability to to know how to fish. He wasn't just somebody who was given a fish, because when you're not able to, you know, go be a fisherman in do for yourself, you can only get so far off other people you know, eating off other people's stuff. So eventually you have to learn how to take care of yourself, your family and that all bulls down too. You you are the number one person in that you need to be taken care of in your life, you know, and you worry about everybody else. You are the person that needs to be spiritually, physically and mentally prepared, and you need to constantly be taking care of yourself. So if that makes any sense,
spk_1:
30:38
it does. And I tell you what, guys. Patrick, if you have anything else, go ahead. But I think we're getting close to our cut. Thymus far is when we wanted to kind of wind down being Patrick, we get excited sometimes and we wound up going into a later time as faras. What we prepared are said in place that we was gonna have kind of ah, time to stop. So we've reached that point. And guys, I hope you got something from this tonight and I really enjoy these. Some of them I like more than others, but it seems like when me and Patrick get together, we have a lot of ah, good content and I have a real good time. What about you,
spk_0:
31:17
Patrick? Yeah. I mean, everything's going great. And, uh, I didn't even have a clock, so I totally would have kept going and went over. It's so hard when you when you're passionate about something, you're talking about it and you're you're living it, living what you want to do and you're working towards it. You don't want to stop. And that's one of the hardest things to do. And so just Yeah, thanks for. Listen, guys, I would love if you go to Apple iTunes and leave a review, let us know what we're doing. Right or wrong, you can email us success at entre five dot com sent to that email. Let us know what you think we have. Ah, sarma voice got Now let us know what you think. We would love to hear some feedback on our episodes. What we could do better what we do better. You know, whatever. So thanks for listening, guys. I hope you enjoy the episode. Thanks for being here, Jeff. And just giving the awesome contents.
spk_1:
32:08
Thank you, Patrick. We'll see you guys next time.
spk_0:
32:10
All right? See you guys.
spk_1:
32:12
Oh, my.
spk_0:
32:20
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