The 20/20/20 Formula
How you start your day shapes how productively you live it. Reserve the first 60 minutes for personal preparation.
Learn my exact note-taking system to capture the best ideas from articles, podcasts, videos, and so much more.
As the Spartan warriors said: “Sweat more in training and you’ll bleed less at war.”
Exercise Spend your first 20 minutes in intense exercise. Sweating releases BDNF, a brain chemical that actually grows neural connections. Working out also releases dopamine (the neurotransmitter of motivation) and serotonin, which makes you feel happy
Review For the next “20 minute pocket”, review your annual plan and reflect deeply on your quarterly goals. Clarity precedes mastery and this practice will deepen your focus through the day
Learn Invest the final 20 minutes of this morning routine on learning (i.e., read autobiographies of great humans or listen to a leadership podcast or download the lessons of yesterday into your journal)