Since the early 2010s, our social-driven culture has groomed us to be more than just employees of a big corporation, working 9-to-5, and keeping happy with a stable job with a single source of income. In this digital day and age of virtual connections, we are enabled to find side hustles, turn our passions into side incomes, and build an empire from a small start up right from our bedroom.
Our generation has become hungrier for bigger dreams, and with that, they also strive to live life with discipline and be an effective and efficient person – thus introducing the 5am CEO mindset.
So what is the 5am CEO mindset?
Well, everyone has their versions of it. Ultimately, the 5am CEO mindset is adopting strict discipline in your life that governs how you spend your time. Some people have taken this mantra a step beyond to extend into what they eat, and how they structure their daily routine to ensure that they have time to do the things that matter – one such important area is working out.
Popular shows like Suits clearly define that a successful person is one who gets up early, works out, eats healthy and well, and looks good. Budding CEOs strive to be a Harvey Specter or a Jessica Pearson. The confidence that exudes from someone who has complete control of their life is very attractive to the young adults in our current day. But how does exercise correlate to leading a successful business or life? We have our opinions:
The early bird has many more hours in a day
When you squeeze in a training session before your work, you naturally have to begin your morning much earlier than usual, that means possibly waking up at 6 in the morning to start your day. Because of this, you would have used the first 2-3 hours of your day on an activity before your work begins. This lengthens your day and frees up your evening to do other things that matter to you such as spending time with your loved ones, or meeting your friends for a good ol’ catch up.
Budding CEOs will also use this time in the evenings to focus on their side hustles now with workout done and out of the way. Not only does it make your day long and useful, you’ll feel satisfied and accomplished that you’ve done so much in just a single day, this motivation and drive can be addictive to keep the momentum going.
The early bird trains his or her mental stamina
Getting into the habit of waking up early while the sky is still dark and cozy is something everyone detests, but not a budding CEO who loves to activate his or her discipline. This directly trains your body and mind’s stamina day after day, after a month, it gets easier, and after 3 months, it’ll become a habit.
This habit ultimately improves your mental stamina and fitness, and trains you to handle tough situations in both life and work. You’ll realize that you have better control of your emotions, and difficult situations don’t get you down that easily, all because your mind has been trained to be resistant in tough situations.
The early bird treats time as an important currency
We’ve heard it before: Time is money. How we spend our time reflects greatly on what matters to us. The people we talk to, the crowd we hang around, the work we do, the activities we dedicate time to – You’ll realize that a CEO has so little time and he or she is very careful with how they allocate it to the things and people in their life. But let’s focus on training. It’s great that you are already setting aside time to train, but how effective is your training session? Within the hour you have, are you using it effectively?
A workout session should not be just about setting aside time for it, but it should be done with more mindfulness. Are you aware of what you’re training for, and what does success with your workouts look like to you?
If your answers to the questions above are shrouded in uncertainty, our advice we have is for you to secure a personal trainer to assist with your workouts. Our trainers will help you identify good from bad form, and directly improve your exercise and movements. This way, you spend the same hour doing effective actions that target the right muscles for your desired physique.
Our personal trainer will also provide you with nutritional guidance, giving you suggestions for a healthier and sustainable diet whatever your goal is – to lose weight, or to be healthy inside out. When you couple exercise with dieting, your training is much more purposeful, and therefore, your time is spent efficiently.
If you are keen to trial having a personal trainer, get connected with us and kick start your CEO mindset today. There’s no time better than the present to begin. Apart from providing personal training, we also provide ultra convenience by coming to where you are to host a house call personal training session. Don’t feel obliged to sign right away with us, instead start with a single step and sign up for a trial session. It’s all in the mindset!