5 Tips for a Productive Day

Routine, Routine, Routine… We’ve all been told this, yet we tend to ignore the value of having a good morning routine.  WHY?!  Because we are good at doing things that are bad for us.  Ha…we are also good at creating habits and we can create good habits if we want.  When I get out of my morning routine, it always makes the day feel off.  But If I have a good morning routine I feel more confident going into the day.  Here are my 5 morining rituals that set me straight for the day. 

1. Set bedtime & wakeup time πŸ’€

I get up at 5AM every day, except for Saturday…some times. πŸ™‚ Have a consistent bed time and wake up time. It helps your body sleep better and wake up easier. It also sets you up for a good morning routine.

2. Workout πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I like to workout in the morning. It gets your blood flowing your body moving and wakes up the mind. You of course can work out later in the day, but with my busy routine and business I find I’m less likely to make excuses to not work out if I get it done first thing in the mornings. Bonus: the gym tends to not be as crowded in the mornings. 

3. Take time for yourself πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Meditate – After you get the blood flowing and the body moving, it’s nice to take a few minutes to rest and clear the mind before the day starts. You can start with 5 cleansing breaths or go for a full 10-20 min meditation. What ever works for you, it’s good to take some time for you and your mind. I love using the Headspace app. 

4. Healthy Breakfast πŸ₯‘

You’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don’t know about that, but I do know if I eat a healthy breakfast it sets the tone for the rest of my meals. Just like waking up and the same time each day, be consistent about what you eat in the morning. I find a protein shake with lots of greens, fruits and vitamins is the best start for me. It doesn’t way me down and I feel energized and ready to go. 

5. Dress for success πŸ‘— 

I know many of us are working from home and PJs are the most inviting. You don’t have to do a full suit, but try to get out of the yoga pants a couple of times of week. Even if you are just going down the hall. Trust me you will feel different about work that day. Smile too! 😊

What morning routines do you have that make you day more successful?  Share with us!

First Who…Then What

Recently, several people recommended that I read James Collins’s book “Good to Great.” I’m currently on the third chapter: First Who… Then What. If you want to grow your business, Collins advises, you need to get the right people in the right seats. Of course, this is always easier said than done.

This made me think about why I started REBL Marketing: so that the small businesses we serve could have access to the marketing knowledge and experience my team and I generate through our outsourced model. I’ve worked in small companies, where I was expected to do all marketing-related tasks, but the reality is that one person can’t be exceptional at everything.

Look, I get it. When you are just starting out, you have to do as much as you can within your budget. A lot of the time, that means being reactive instead of proactive with your marketing efforts. But when you hit that phase of your business when you are able to invest in marketing and grow your business, working with a team like REBL can help you develop a strategy and implement a strong marketing plan at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time marketing person.

If you are looking to get the right person (or persons!) in the right marketing seats, give REBL a call at (858) 848-7325. We can help REBLutionize your marketing program.

How Small Enterprises And Startups Can Work With An Outsourced Marketing Team

Many small enterprises and startups are developing new products, services and solutions they plan to market and sell. However, small organizations may lack the internal resources needed to develop and deploy an integrated β€œgo-to-market” strategy that will ensure success. Instead, they struggle with defining and managing all the various deliverables needed for an impactful and effective product launch.