What is your daily work ritual?

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I'm interested to know what my fellow warriors do on a daily basis, more-so work wise, but anything is good. It helps me to piece together what other people's habits are and possibly pick up some of them up, the good ones, ofcourse. (always a plus).

So.. what does your day involve, do you split your day up into different sections so you can focus on getting different areas of work done?

Regards,
Ross.
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  • Profile picture of the author edv
    Originally Posted by Murt@gh View Post

    I'm interested to know what my fellow warriors do on a daily basis, more-so work wise, but anything is good. It helps me to piece together what other people's habits are and possibly pick up some of them up, the good ones, ofcourse. (always a plus).

    So.. what does your day involve?

    Regards,
    Ross.
    Oh, but the good ones are not fun The bad ones are - coffee, lots of coffee
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    • Profile picture of the author Murt@gh
      Originally Posted by edv View Post

      Oh, but the good ones are not fun The bad ones are - coffee, lots of coffee
      Which reminds me I need to cut down the amount of coffee's I have :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    The first two hours of my day are pretty regimented...

    Wake Up
    Head Straight To Computer
    Check Email and Reply to Important ones, Archives others (roughly 45 minutes)
    Breakfast
    Back to Computer, check membership sites and all web properties to make sure everything looks peachy
    Make sure outsourcers are on track
    Workout at the Gym
    Muscle Milk and Lunch
    then who knows...more work, lots more work, golf, whatever needs to be done
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  • Profile picture of the author gotti3636
    - Wake Up
    - Answer emails
    - Check up on sales / statistics.
    - Spend the day doing whatever I like.
    - Answer more emails
    - Sleep
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Wake up, turn on the computer, check emails and answer the most important ones. Have breakfast, give milk to my cat and start working until dawn. LOL. There are more details of the whole day but that was pretty much just it (well uh-Facebook updates check, analytics and adsense revenue check etc..) Writing more and more articles by the way and spending a bit of time in webanswers.

    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author William King
    Wake up and walk straight in the washroom take a good refreshing bath. Prepare breakfast, eat it. Get ready for the office. Come down stairs start my bike and go to office at 9 than come home at 5 take some tea check my blog, write some post, than pass some time on the forums. Take some tea again and then go to the institute for the class of web development come home again pass some time on facebook and get in touch with my niche. Shut down my system. Go to bed SLeeeeeep
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  • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
    Wake up
    Green tea
    Yoga work out or fitness workout
    I have to do both of these before turning on the computer or they don´t get done lol
    Check emails, reply to emails,
    Chat with my VA on Skype and give some tasks for the day
    check Flippa auctions,
    check paypal account and adsense
    Build websites
    Make new listings on Flippa
    Green tea!
    Try to read a chapter atleast of whatever book I am reading (4 hour work week at the moment)
    Check emails
    Do some responding on forums

    Thats about it! Schedule in some family time and meal times and thats my day routine!
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    • Profile picture of the author Murt@gh
      Originally Posted by NikkiDelgado View Post

      Wake up
      Green tea
      Yoga work out or fitness workout
      I have to do both of these before turning on the computer or they don´t get done lol
      Check emails, reply to emails,
      Chat with my VA on Skype and give some tasks for the day
      check Flippa auctions,
      check paypal account and adsense
      Build websites
      Make new listings on Flippa
      Green tea!
      Try to read a chapter atleast of whatever book I am reading (4 hour work week at the moment)
      Check emails
      Do some responding on forums

      Thats about it! Schedule in some family time and meal times and thats my day routine!
      Sounds like you like your green tea nikki, lol. Yeah I remember you talked about the sites you sell on Flippa, in your own thread I believe. Business still good?

      I usually do a mid-day workout before lunch to help me keep relaxed and feel nice for the rest of the day.
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      • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
        Originally Posted by Murt@gh View Post

        Sounds like you like your green tea nikki, lol. Yeah I remember you talked about the sites you sell on Flippa, in your own thread I believe. Business still good?

        I usually do a mid-day workout before lunch to help me keep relaxed and feel nice for the rest of the day.
        Yeah business is still good. I am planning a new flipping venture which I hope to get going this month. Its going to be much bigger scale and much more profitable (I hope lol). So keep a look out!
        Yes I LOVE green tea lol stops me from drinking too much coffee lol
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        • Profile picture of the author Murt@gh
          Originally Posted by NikkiDelgado View Post

          Yeah business is still good. I am planning a new flipping venture which I hope to get going this month. Its going to be much bigger scale and much more profitable (I hope lol). So keep a look out!
          Yes I LOVE green tea lol stops me from drinking too much coffee lol
          Sounds good, all the best with that and I'll be keeping an eye out for it :p On that note I might have to try out some green tea myself heh.
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    • Profile picture of the author skyla
      Get up and make the coffee
      Once hubby has left for work turn on the computer
      Check emails and reply
      Hang out at a couple of forums while having coffee
      Work out and eat breakfast
      Start working - no emails/forums until tasks for the day are done
      In between take out dogs several times!
      Work til dinner time
      Spend the evening with my husband
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Long
    One thing at a time, no matter how long the list, one thing at a time! Otherwise we can feel that our heads are exploding!
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  • Profile picture of the author haymanpl
    - Start with checking emails, site stats, New Rss Subscribers
    - Find a new keyword to write a post about, link it to existing content (3-5 hours)
    - Vet 500 new twitter followers twice a day
    - spend 3-4 hours a day on forums including my own wordpress forum
    - Spend 3-5 hours a day on work for clients, wordpress seo and per issue work
    - Make video about by new blog post
    - Promote my post and video using social media
    - Complete Keyword research and work on developing my site

    15 Hours a day, 7 days a week
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    • Profile picture of the author Murt@gh
      Originally Posted by haymanpl View Post

      - Start with checking emails, site stats, New Rss Subscribers
      - Find a new keyword to write a post about, link it to existing content
      - Vet 500 new twitter followers twice a day
      - spend 3-4 hours a day on forums including my own wordpress forum
      - Spend 3-5 hours a day on work for clients, wordpress seo and per issue work
      - Make video about by new blog post
      - Promote my post and video using social media
      - Complete Keyword research and work on developing my site

      15 Hours a day, 7 days a week
      Dedicated to your cause, I like it. Don't forget to take a rest from time to time
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      • I have been trying many different things in terms of productivity with varying success.

        My current routine is quite different than what most people have posted so far here.

        I have been focusing on choosing the Most Important Task (Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done) that I want to complete for the next day the night before and planning it out in detail.

        The next morning, I wake up around 4am (I am an early riser), I head straight out the door for some exercise. When I return, I take a shower or a bath, maybe eat a small breakfast, and then get right to work.

        Most times, (unless my task calls for it) I won't even turn on my computer until 12:30pm. If I do have to use my computer, I don't open my email until 12:30pm.

        I used to think that I was too big of a deal to let my emails sit and that my business would suffer because of it, but I have achieved so much more productivity this way.

        Guess what? People don't mind waiting the extra 4-6 hours for an email response. If they are that anxious and put up a big fuss about it (none have yet), they are probably not the kind of people I want to be working with anyways...

        I used to think I needed to be one of these 14 hour per day "grinders" who are glued to their computer chairs and drank coffee every minute of the day. But, when I started taking time for myself, relaxing, establishing strong routines and taking care of myself more, (more than 5 hours of sleep per night) I have gotten so much more done, my income has grown, I have so much more clarity and I am much more satisfied.

        Now, these kinds of things may not work for everybody, but they are definitely something to look into.

        Also as a side note - when following a more relaxed, fulfilling schedule like this, I have the "juice" stored so when I need to bang out a week of 15 hour work days non stop, I am ready for it and have the energy. I don't have any doubts that people can work long, hard hours like this for short periods of time, but I am skeptical that people who work 15-18 hours per day, every day are getting the most out of their time and are being as productive as they can be.

        Can you tell personal productivity is one of my interests?

        I am just rambling now...
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        • Profile picture of the author Tim_Hawksworth
          WHAT

          Nobody makes the bed !

          I get up,
          Wash,
          Turn on the PC.
          While its booting up ...

          I make the bed

          .. then I check emails.
          have breakfast,
          make coffee, Brazilian filter.

          Then do some website building stuff.

          For goodness sake - make your beds


          .
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          • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
            Originally Posted by Tim_Hawksworth View Post

            WHAT

            Nobody makes the bed !

            For goodness sake - make your beds
            .
            Last one out makes the bed! That would by my hubby.

            My bed, my rules!
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            • Profile picture of the author celenco
              Originally Posted by Peggy Baron View Post

              Last one out makes the bed! That would by my hubby.

              My bed, my rules!
              Lol, thats funny. Good show
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          • Profile picture of the author ButterflyGarden
            My routine changes. There are some things I do daily (like emails, order processing etc...) while other things I do every other day, weekly or even monthly. In every day I set asside "project" time when I work on new stuff, somedays project time may not a lot of time, some days its almost all day. The daily changes help my schedule from becoming mundane, and I find it helps me to be productive, leaving the project time for the end of the day (as that is usually my favorite).
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            • Profile picture of the author AlanT
              Interesting thread. I never really paid much attention to my 'routine', mostly because I don't really feel it's consistent.

              However, I do tend to get up, take care of a couple of house things, turn on the computer, and check emails and web stats.

              From there, it really depends on where my focus is for that day.

              Some days, I'm focused on creating new products. Other days, it's writing a new sales letter. At times, it's planning a new promotional campaign. Every so often, writing a new article to submit to a few hand-picked ezine sites.

              I have a 'schedule' posted on my wall that I intend to follow "one of these days". It goes like this:
              Monday: Write a new article / report.
              Tuesday: Post article to own site(s), prepare viral edition for distribution & announce to current JV partners
              Wednesday: Contact potential JV partners for new marketing
              Thursday: Product creation
              Friday: Fill in the gaps
              I am moving closer and closer to this goal. Last year, I let product creation take over my life. This year, I'm working to balance that with more marketing.
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          • Profile picture of the author zena lour
            Originally Posted by Tim_Hawksworth View Post

            WHAT

            Nobody makes the bed !

            I get up,
            Wash,
            Turn on the PC.
            While its booting up ...

            I make the bed

            .. then I check emails.
            have breakfast,
            make coffee, Brazilian filter.

            Then do some website building stuff.

            For goodness sake - make your beds


            .

            lol your funny

            i usually sleep next to my laptop. so i can never make my bed.
            great excuse :p


            zena
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            • Profile picture of the author jgant
              • Writing my article or articles for the day is the very first thing I do. My optimal writing time is first thing in the morning. I write 1 to 3 articles per day.
              • Then I create 1 to 5 quality backlinks for my 2 main websites.

              After that, whatever needs to be done such as dealing with emails, site admin, publishing to article directories (I don't count this as quality link building), keyword research for the next day(s), exploring guest posting opportunities, and general planning. If time permits, I then enjoy myself on Warrior Forum or other forums.

              On weekends, I don't always write articles and instead devote it to more forum participation and blog commenting.
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        • Profile picture of the author skyla
          Originally Posted by The Frugal Copywriter View Post

          I have been trying many different things in terms of productivity with varying success.

          My current routine is quite different than what most people have posted so far here.

          I have been focusing on choosing the Most Important Task (Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done) that I want to complete for the next day the night before and planning it out in detail.

          The next morning, I wake up around 4am (I am an early riser), I head straight out the door for some exercise. When I return, I take a shower or a bath, maybe eat a small breakfast, and then get right to work.

          Most times, (unless my task calls for it) I won't even turn on my computer until 12:30pm. If I do have to use my computer, I don't open my email until 12:30pm.

          I used to think that I was too big of a deal to let my emails sit and that my business would suffer because of it, but I have achieved so much more productivity this way.

          Guess what? People don't mind waiting the extra 4-6 hours for an email response. If they are that anxious and put up a big fuss about it (none have yet), they are probably not the kind of people I want to be working with anyways...

          I used to think I needed to be one of these 14 hour per day "grinders" who are glued to their computer chairs and drank coffee every minute of the day. But, when I started taking time for myself, relaxing, establishing strong routines and taking care of myself more, (more than 5 hours of sleep per night) I have gotten so much more done, my income has grown, I have so much more clarity and I am much more satisfied.

          Now, these kinds of things may not work for everybody, but they are definitely something to look into.

          Also as a side note - when following a more relaxed, fulfilling schedule like this, I have the "juice" stored so when I need to bang out a week of 15 hour work days non stop, I am ready for it and have the energy. I don't have any doubts that people can work long, hard hours like this for short periods of time, but I am skeptical that people who work 15-18 hours per day, every day are getting the most out of their time and are being as productive as they can be.

          Can you tell personal productivity is one of my interests?

          I am just rambling now...
          So very true about making the time for yourself. I used to not take the time to exercise and get straight to work by 6.30 am. Now I make time for me and find I am a lot more productive.

          I also write out my list of things I need to accomplish the next day. I do this before I stop work for the night. Then the next morning I know exactly what I have to accomplish and what has priority. I really do get so much more done now.

          Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    Get up.
    Stumble to the computer.
    Turn on computer and squint at it painfully in the dark until my eyes focus.
    Try to make sense of my email. Don't respond to any yet as I haven't had coffee.
    Check my stats/analytics.
    Feel guilty that I'm not making teenage son breakfast.
    Go to the gym. (yes, really!)

    After that, I look at my To Do list and start with the most important thing and work backwards.

    Peggy
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Hmmm... 24 posts and only 4 (four) mentioning spending time on forum(s).
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    • Profile picture of the author AlanT
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      Hmmm... 24 posts and only 4 (four) mentioning spending time on forum(s).
      For me, it's not a regular part of my 'ritual'. I do it only occasionally.
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    • Profile picture of the author Murt@gh
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      Hmmm... 24 posts and only 4 (four) mentioning spending time on forum(s).
      Haha yeah, must have slipped their minds
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Frei
    Splitting the day - this is what it called... Now I know how to call what I do.
    Well, basically, I get up, then I wake up, then have a light breakfast. Then go to my working room and either generate an idea or (if I have a good idea) make a plan how to realize the idea.
    Then, I work according to the plan. If I finish early, I just have fun, have a walk or watch movies.
    Then I sleep in the afternoon and after that I work if I feel like.

    Basically, the main idea is to receive as little information as possible before starting work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shakd
    wake up early ( attempt to )
    check stats, check automated systems
    research keywords for new articles
    work the 9-5 job
    come home, dinner
    spin article
    continue on my routine for my growing sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author webwriter
      I devote my mornings to errands and other matters that need attention, break for a brief lunch. Then I spend my afternoon (from approximately 1-6 pm) to work online. This includes posting in my blogs, writing and submitting articles to various directories, including ezinearticles. Evening activities include watching tv and/or researching. Once in a while, I'll just open up and read a good humorous novel.
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  • Profile picture of the author gjohansson1
    My days are cool.

    -Check email.
    -Check Facebook. (I have friends, I swear)
    -Check Google Voice.
    -Wake up. (I need to move my computer to another room)
    -Coffee+Oatmeal.
    -New video/article/blog post/website
    -Say hi to my lists and share my YouTube video or blog post. (I dont sell anymore)
    -Check Getresponse like a freak (lowers productivity, don't be like me)
    -Send out email ads.
    -Check my NPN downline
    -Spend time with the lady friend and/or other cool friends.
    -Repeat

    I am not mega rich by any means, but the numbers keep going up!
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  • Profile picture of the author BenoitT
    Originally Posted by Murt@gh View Post

    I'm interested to know what my fellow warriors do on a daily basis, more-so work wise, but anything is good. It helps me to piece together what other people's habits are and possibly pick up some of them up, the good ones, ofcourse. (always a plus).

    So.. what does your day involve, do you split your day up into different sections so you can focus on getting different areas of work done?

    Regards,
    Ross.
    Better habit you can have is wake up early (see How to Become an Early Riser)

    and also, a very uncommon good habit inside the IM is: don't go straight for e-mail, THEY CAN WAIT. Go for breakfast first and then go work on your priorities. Then, check e-mail 2 or 3 times/day not more.

    Focus on what's important on your day. Breakfast is the one when you wake up and e-mail shouldn't be the next.

    My 2 cents
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    • Profile picture of the author Murt@gh
      Originally Posted by BenoitT View Post

      Better habit you can have is wake up early (see How to Become an Early Riser)

      and also, a very uncommon good habit inside the IM is: don't go straight for e-mail, THEY CAN WAIT. Go for breakfast first and then go work on your priorities. Then, check e-mail 2 or 3 times/day not more.

      Focus on what's important on your day. Breakfast is the one when you wake up and e-mail shouldn't be the next.

      My 2 cents
      Thanks for the link to the article BenoitT, it was a good read. Funnily enough I've been trying to focus more on waking up much earlier recently. A hell of a lot more gets done during the day and night if I wake up early.
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  • Profile picture of the author krjewellers
    Wake up an check email. This will usually dictate my priorities.
    Shortly after, log into Twitter for morning Tweet
    Work on sites and income.
    Just before bed check Twitter and Search Engine rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author TaiZejan
    Wake up between 6am-7am

    Check and respond to emails.

    Goto my internship

    Goto Class

    This brings me upto about 9pm

    Study for an hour or so.. then the work begins.

    I work from about 10pm-12pm . . exploring new niches, working on sites, manage outsourcing, etc..

    That's about it.. through out the day I'm always checking and responding to emails.

    Weekends I typically get A LOT of work done as I don't have anything else to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theory5
    Wake Up around 10:30, half an hour later than I should have woken up, fall asleep (standing) in the shower, start 1/2 hour walk to class (the walk wakes me up, I don't really mind it) sit in class, play around on my laptop if the lecture becomes boring, get breakfast/lunch write an article while waiting for my next class to start, go to that class, gym, dinner, come home, second dinner, improve my site a little bit, play video games, do homework, read, go to bed.
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    • Profile picture of the author darren13
      Wake up At 7.30am
      Go to gym 8-10am
      Breakfast and check emails
      Write 2-4 articles
      Place on my blogs and ping them.
      Submit yesterdays articles to ezine.
      Lunch
      Spin 2 of them and have them ready for web 2.0 sites when indexed on blog.
      Find high PR blogs on scrapebox and market samurai
      Backlink to blogs and sites.

      Thats what i try and get done, most days i do but some days i dont.
      But its a plan i try and stick to. You just need some kind of daily plan to aim for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joyful Thiek
    * Switch on my laptop and frantically check my email for sales-reports and important emails.

    * Get out of bed.

    * Breakfast.

    The rest is a blur. I do this, I do that - nothing is fixed for me. There's one thing I do know: my routine involves a lot of work and a lot of idling away on social networking and foruming.

    And playing pool with friends in the evening is a must.

    All this will change in a few days time though as I'm finally leaving my job to do IM full-time. I'll have a strict routine that I'll maintain.
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