This video (scroll down for free e-book) has been a long time in the making – after 3-years of research & experimentation, I’ve finally found a morning ritual that works and gives me focus, energy & happiness.
Footage is taken from my 3-month stay on the beautiful Island of the Gods – Bali.
I’ll also be teaching this topic at the Coworkation Retreat to be held there Oct.10-20, 2016.
People constantly wonder why I’m in a good mood and how I wake up with a big smile on my face.
The truth is I don’t – but after going through these 7-daily habits – they leave me in a state of inner peace & with enough energy to get sh*t done.
For those that know the 80/20 rule, they’ve had the biggest ROI on my lifestyle.
In essence, they take care of both my physical & emotional health –> Happiness is just a by-product of this.
So what was the motivating factor that caused me to figure out how to bring balance to my life? This picture will explain.
Before I was a location independent entrepreneur / digital nomad, I lived the stressful NYC-rat-race.
This involved commuting daily from Hoboken, NJ and juggling a full-time Wall St. job along with my MBA part-time – for 8-long miserable years (during the 2008 financial crisis).
The term “Work-Life Balance” wasn’t even in my vocabulary – and the consequences of this came in the form of a collapsed lung at age 28…and then again 9-months later.
After multiple surgeries to re-inflate my lung, months out of work & losing over 20 lbs due to being bed-ridden – I vowed to turn my life around.
Shortly after graduation, I quit my job and booked a 1-way ticket to Thailand (my boss thought my resignation was a joke!)
For the first year and a half – I purposely didn’t work and only had 2 goals to accomplish:
#1 – Train full-time & prepare for my first Muay Thai fight.
#2 – Learn & practice meditation with my teacher Tobi Warzinek – as well as attend a 10-day Silent Meditation (Vipassana) retreat in Chiang Mai.
During that time I also flooded my head with personal development books, listened to podcasts, watched related YouTube video’s and read numerous blog posts – all in search of knowledge to improve & optimize my life.
Through all this research & 3-years later – I was able to piece together a morning ritual that gives me a solution to a problem I initially set out to solve.
Looking back, I probably could’ve benefited from a morning routine during my Wall St. days.
Maybe I wouldn’t have been so stressed out – It’s hard to say. (As crazy as this sounds, I’m actually grateful for these painful lessons as I’ve learned so much from them).
There’s no valid reason to not give this a try which is why I’m sharing my story and this video.
The steps are easy to follow & anyone can do them.
If you’re running multiple Internet-based businesses like myself, then this routine will set you up for productivity & success.
If you’re working a corporate job trying to juggle other commitments ie. raising a family, then this morning ritual will help you create a foundation for balance & centering – before things get out of control.
Summary of My 7-Step Morning Ritual (watch full video for details)
Step #1 – Drink Water & Shower – Our bodies are dehydrated from fasting all night.
Step #2 – Stretch Your Muscles, Ligaments & Joints – Get the blood flowing.
Step #3 – Juice With 8-10 Vegetables (download recipe below) – Proper nutrition is essential.
Step #4 – Meditation & Grounding – Just a simple breathing exercise anyone can do.
Step #5 – Read Affirmations & Mantra’s (see the exact ones I use in the PDF).
Step #6 – Gratitude Journaling – Puts me in a positive mindset.
Step #7 – Daily Goal Setting – Keeps me on task with my business.
I’m also giving away a free 20-page E-Book [PDF] Morning Ritual Guide that includes:
- more in-depth content with extra tips
- a printable template to create your own routine
- my juice & breakfast recipes that keeps me lean and energized
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Fantastic video brother! It’s been on one of my many tabs for a while now and I am so thankful I finally watched it.
Thanks for watching Jordan. Let me know if you have any further questions or suggestions for future topics on the subject. I have so much other footage from the last August Ecuador retreat. Like my FB page to be notified when released https://www.facebook.com/chriswchiu/ 🙂 Thx.