PRIORITIZATION IS #1:
Your day should be prioritized correctly. The most important things in your life need to be at the start of your day. Doing the most important tasks earlier in the day is important so that you can be sure they get done.
Its a known fact that your most productive hours all day are in the morning. This is because the trials and tribulations of the day have not beaten you down yet.
You have all of your willpower still.
Willpower is a big one and is worth talking about for a minute.
Human beings only get so much willpower on a day to day basis. Willpower is something that is overlooked so often that many people don’t even know what it is.
In short, willpower is the mental energy and drive that you have to get shit done every day. As the day progresses, your willpower diminishes more and more.
You can take supplements like caffeine, energy drinks, etc. but the fact of the matter is that once your willpower for the day is gone, there’s basically NOTHING you can do to get it back, until the next day comes.
The point is, this is the reason why you want to schedule your current ”life mission”, to be the very first thing you do every morning. If not at least start working on it 1-2 hours after you wake up.
It’s been my experience that if I put things off until later in the day, they wont always get done. DO NOT leave the day’s most important activity to chance (your current life mission). Do not put it in a danger zone of potentially not getting completed that day.
I keep saying ”current” because your life mission can change to different things over time. When one ultimate life goal is accomplished, you start another one.
Some of our life goals are never ending. My life mission, is building and growing this blog/brand, which is an example of a never ending life goal. You’ll have to figure out what yours is for yourself. I talk more about this subject right here.
For the remainder of this article, I’m going to give you an example of how my day looks. I’m doing this to show you why your top priorities in life need to be at the beginning of your day. From this, you will have an example to go off of, and can change it to accommodate your life, and your mission (ultimate life goal).
This will start to give you an idea of how to structure your day.
NOTE: There’s a difference between ”planning” your day and structuring it. Plans can change, however a structure will set you up for success so that you’re always on auto-pilot.
MY DAY (CURRENTLY):
3:45am: Wake up, shower, make coffee, do 10 minutes of stretching, quickly review what I’m doing that day, check my bank account and make sure I know whats going on with my money, read 2-3 articles on blogs that I love. All this takes me under 90 minutes to do.
5:15am -8:45am: Work on Mission Life Motion (this blog). I do this at this time because I know, once the world wakes up and the work texts/emails start coming in, my day will get consumed with my other business.
Mission Life Motion of course is my unique life mission, so its up at the top of my day (so I can make damn sure it gets done and gets the attention it needs).
9:10am-12:00pm: My financial service business. Also right up there with Mission Life Motion, however because this is where 100% of my income comes from (currently), the rest/majority of my day is spent on this business.
12:00pm-1:45pm: Lift Weights on an empty stomach. I don’t eat the whole morning until after my workout (lifting on an empty stomach will burn fat 2-3 x faster).
The lift session is about 40 minutes. You should not waste 1- 2 hours of your day in the gym, it never takes that long to lift.
After this I drive back to my apartment and cook/eat lunch. I live 5 minutes from my office, and the gym isn’t far either, so this is easy for me to do.
I do not eat food that will drain me of energy. I eat whole food, real food that isn’t processed garbage. I do not eat carbs or sugar of course. If I want dessert then I have that after dinner.
The best thing to eat at lunch is a somewhat balanced meal of protein and vegetables. Eggs, Chicken, salmon, steak, sardines, almond milk w/ whey protein, vegetables, and water. Always drink a ton of water.
This is an energy sustaining meal that wont leave you feeling exhausted after you eat it. If you eat a lot of carbs or sugar with lunch, you’ll crash 30 minutes later.
If you follow this intermittent fasting schedule (eating only twice a day), you’ll still feel a just bit tired after lunch, but that’s just because you’ll have just eaten a decent sized meal after not having eaten all day.
There’s no way to avoid this. Every time you eat, your body has to digest the food.
This is the same reason why I don’t eat breakfast though, I don’t want to slow myself down during my most productive hours of the day (the morning).
I went into detail just now on my diet, because its energy sustaining food. I (and you) will still have a lot to do the rest of the day. If I were to eat a whole Domino’s pizza instead it would throw a wrench in my day from lowered energy levels. I would also probably have to make a couple extra trips to the restroom which would eat up time (Domino’s annihilates my stomach).
After lunch, I head back to the office and work the rest of the day until 6:45pm. I’ll probably take a 10 minute break somewhere in there (and probably stir up some kratom). Then I head home, and cook/eat dinner.
Same food choices as above, but I tend to eat a smaller dinner than lunch. The only reason for this is because I’m starving by the time lunch rolls around since I don’t eat all morning.
Energy wise, its actually better to eat a bigger dinner than it is lunch. The bigger the meal you eat, the more it drains you of energy (again because of the digestion process).
Back to my day: After eating, the last hour of the day from 7:30-8:30pm, I’m watching or listening to something that’s teaching me something. Examples would be a book, podcast, or a video product.
Then I brush, floss, wash my face, and crawl into bed. I might check my social media accounts or watch a couple quick YouTube videos for entertainment (no longer than 15 minutes), but that’s it. I do not spend hours upon hours each day wasting time on social media like most people do.
What an incredible waste of time by the way. Using your creativity to make interesting social media posts for free.
I’m wondering when all these people are going to realize they could be doing that same thing but while building a personal brand at the same time. A brand that will eventually make them money. That way at least they’d be getting paid for those social media posts (that they’re gonna post anyway).
Why do something for free, when you could do the same thing and get paid for it instead? I don’t understand it.
Anyway, point is: only the very end of your day should go towards being unproductive, because all of your willpower is gone by then anyway.
If there were 44 hours in a day I bet I could fill 43 of them with productivity. I only sleep because I have to. I HATE sleep, and you should too. It gets in the way of getting things done.
I like to relax just like everyone else, I think the difference is that I get uncomfortable much quicker when I’m just sitting around, not applying myself towards something, not getting stuff done, or being productive.
With me, its more of a matter of just having so many damn things I want to do, to read, to listen to, to watch, to know.
There’s so many of them that, even when I do fill almost every hour of the day, its hard to get to everything.
I have the affliction of being overly ambitious about life, and of always wanting to devour knowledge.
This isn’t to say I don’t usually feel good about what I accomplish everyday. I do, and I know I get more done than most people do.
Like my Granddad ”Sonny” used to say back in the day: ”I get more done by 10:00am than most people do all day….”
Amen Granddad, I guess it still runs in the family.
I have a voracious appetite for accomplishment and success. Most people will never understand a guy like me. I’m different, always have been, and always will be. I’ve come to terms with that and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Maybe you can relate?
Most ”normal people” don’t read blogs like this. If someone called me ”normal” I’d be fucking insulted.
I hope you would be too. I’m aspiring for more than just normal and average.
I got off on a tangent there.
So what I’ve laid out for you above, is just an example of what a day in the life of someone like me is like.
Somebody that isn’t normal or average. Somebody that aspires for more in life. If you’re reading this blog, this is probably a good description of you as well (at least most of you, I know there’s bound to be some jackasses reading this right now).
This is an example to help get you inside my head, so you can see how I view things.
It’s also to help give you a starting point for yourself.
I don’t expect you to try to emulate my day to a tee, or even encourage that necessarily. My life situation at the moment is very unique and I don’t feel there’s many men that are in my kind of scenario. I have a more than full time service business, and a blog I’m building on top of that. It’s little bit crazy, and I’m only living this way because I feel I have to at the moment. Kratom definitely is helping.
Do I really have to? No, of course I don’t. After all, I could be ”normal” just like everyone else right? I just feel that I have too. There’s a huge difference.
I hear destiny calling my name.
Figure out what that one thing is that you’re passionate about, and focus on that for 3-4 hours every morning. Make sure its something that can earn you enough money to live off of. It doesn’t have to earn you enough to live off of currently, but it at least needs to have a realistic future potential for it.
Move the other daily priorities you have (a 2nd business, the gym, or self improvement for example), up as early in the day as you can. This will ensure that you are accomplishing the things that are truly important to you.
Leave the indulgence and relaxation to the end of the day, after the priorities have been addressed.
That’s it my friends,
I will see you soon.
Matt, your videos and website have continued to be a source of inspiration and light ray of hope in my life. I downloaded the audio of every video on your channel and re-listened to them last night. I found myself
The biggest videos that resonated with me were How You View Yourself is Everything and Self Esteem, low levels are rooted in a lack of self respect.
I found myself sadly nodding at several points during the video. Unfortunately I am stuck in a dead end job right now, working the night shift and have not been able to find a job with my personal training certification yet.
I can’t help but feel that you are ultimately right, you mentioned one of your sister’s ex-boyfriends having an extremely negative effect on her self perception. I believe my bipolar narcissistic father had an extremely negative effect on my self perception. I was conditioned to believe everything I did was wrong, to play it safe, to not take risks, that I could never do anything right and that I was a failure.
I need to step outside of my comfort zone. I am not happy with the lack of money that I am making right now. My physique is on point. My financial and social life is not.
Thank you for all your videos and articles Matt, they continue to make and extremely positive impact on my life. I have no doubt in my mind youtube is throttling red-pill content when clickbait garbage can get tons of views and yet content like yours – if self actualized
The biggest obstacle that I currently need to overcome is implementing what I learn. I use libgen.is to get free ebooks. I use audiobookbay.nl to get free audibooks and have made a daily habit of listening to several audiobooks relating on the topic of self improvement.
I have come to realize that my biggest issue is not knowledge but APPLYING that knowledge in my daily life. Listening and reading to alot of audiobooks and physical books without actually changing anything keeps you stuck where you are at. As Jim
You are like the red-pilled brother I never had, and every time you come out with a new video I either internally nod my head thanking god that someone else sees what is plain to me but hidden to the average masses. When it is new a lightbulb goes off on my head.
Stay Red-Pilled, and may life continue to shower you with success!
Warmest Regards, AJ
Matt Mitchell says
Thank you AJ, I really appreciate the note. My website and channel are going to be around for a long time, so I’m glad my content is resonating with you. I’m at a crossroads right now where I’m a couple months away from selling my other business (my main full time one). Until that happens, the frequency with which I put out my content might not be as consistent as I want it to be. This is one of the driving reasons behind my decision to sell the other one: my heart isn’t in it anymore and I’m ready to go full time into Mission Life Motion. Once that happens, you can expect to receive a tidal wave of content to come pouring out. I’ve been where you are bro, from the ages of 23-28 I really struggled financially (and socially I struggled a few years before that time period). Bottom line: I preservered and I got through it. I’m sorry to hear you had that experience with your dad. At least you’re aware of the effect it had on you. I’ve said it before in several of my videos: being aware of something, is the 1st step towards overcoming it. Things may not get easier, but they WILL get better. A man doesn’t truly hit his stride until his 30’s (and sometimes not even until mid 30’s). You’ll get there bro, thanks as always for all the support. -Matt M