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There are a lot of things that are required for you to build an amazing company, but there is one undeniable fact, you will never build something bigger than your vision. If you think small, you will get small. I was talking to a 24-year-old guy early this week and he is running a general contracting company and he has an amazing vision that, quite frankly, blew me away. Now understand, this dude has sales of$300k but his vision was massive. He said,"Mike, I want to transition from residential renovations to residential new housing by 2025 and then to commercial buildings within 5 years after that and then eventually I want to sell my company and go into politics and run for the presidency in 2044." Holy s**t. My jaw dropped. Now, will he accomplish this? Who knows? But this attitude is precious and with this boldness, he has a much better chance to realize his dreams than if he was thinking small. My point with this story is that you need to have a powerful mindset with a powerful dream if you want to build an amazing company. And, in my opinion, your peak mental state starts as soon as you open your eyes each morning. Now, if you think waking up at 4 AM is some superpower and it makes your morning effective, you're missing the whole point. It is not about when you get up; it's about how you get up. So let's keep this real. You don't need some complex drawn-out morning routine that involves yoga and journaling, some meditation, a cold plunge, or a full-body workout before the sun rises. The key, the secret, is to find what works for you. What will put you in the best position to win your day? What will help you become the best leader, the best entrepreneur, the best CEO possible? Find out what works in your life, right now, and take step one. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't even have to be good but you must start with one small step forward. The power of a morning routine stems from the fact that you get to prioritize yourself before the world wakes up and starts hijacking your day. Now, trust me, if you don't have a morning routine, your day is going to start on someone else's terms, not yours. And that my friend is a recipe for stress, overwhelm, discomfort, mistakes. I spent a very large percentage of my adult life without a morning routine and quite honestly, I had never even heard the term or the concept. It was never introduced to me. However, once I discovered this, call it morning magic over a decade ago, my life, my energy, my happiness have been at peak levels. Now, do I crash sometimes? Of course I crash. I'm human and life is life but the big difference is I do not stay down for very long. So here's my challenge to you. It is time to get yourself a morning routine. Now, I'm not talking about one that mirrors is a 35-year-old, single, Harvard MBA, who works at some high-tech startup, and has three hours to spare before heading to the office. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about one that fits your life. Look, I get it, life is busy. Last year I had a drawn out routine complete with cold plunge, meditation, 20-minutes of journaling, and I capped it with a 45-minute workout. This year, I cut the whole damn thing down to 20 minutes because that's what my life allows. And you know what? The damn thing is still incredibly effective. So, what I'm really saying here is, I'm telling you, customize a morning routine to fit your life. It has to be something that you stick with or all the value will be lost and wasted. So, why all this discussion and focus on morning routines? Well, It's actually quite simple. You are trying to build a company and you have dreams and those dreams will never become a reality if you don't put the best version of you on the field each and every day. Sometimes your dreams can feel too big and that can freeze you in your tracks. Don't let that happen. Shrink your dream into smaller tasks and take action every single day. You're not building a 100-story skyscraper today. You're laying down one brick today, one brick tomorrow, and each and every brick gets you closer to your dream. Now, you still may be sitting there thinking,"I don't have time". Well, If this is you, my heartfelt and most caring message, Stop the bulls**t. If you can't find 10-20 minutes a day to put yourself in the best possible position to realize your dream, then quite honestly, I think you need a reality check. When you commit to doing something small every day, you build momentum. And that is the secret sauce. Stop waiting for someone to elevate your game. You already have everything you need, but you must take action. Momentum will not only keep you moving, but it will also open doors you never even knew existed. This happens to me all the time. Dreaming and visualizing is the easy part but taking massive action, that's really where the challenge lies. It is high time to put aside reasons for not doing and focus on doing. Stop hiding behind excuses and embrace action, beginning from the instant your eyes open and your day starts. You will see that when you launch your morning with enthusiasm and positivity, the day tends to follow stride. And when you start to build a chain of these empowered days, you are paving the path to an unbelievable life, and you should never, ever settle for anything less than unbelievable.