Personal Development

How to use personal development to improve myself.

Ned D Hanks Quote-15-300x300-1 5 things to start your day

5 things to start your day

5 things to start your day

Do you find some days just go wrong from the time you get out of bed?

It’s helps to have a daily routine. This gives your body and mind time to get ready for the day. When you make a daily routine a habit, there is less for you to think about in the mornings and maybe feel like you have to hurray or are stressed. It all starts with a good nights sleep.

Here are 5 things you can do to help your day start on a good note. These do not have to be done in this order.

  1. Wake up early
  2. Meditate
  3. Nutrition
  4. Exercise
  5. Reflect

Wake up early

Wake up 30 minutes earlier than normal. This also means you should go to bed 30 – 60 minutes earlier. Waking up early gives your body and mind time to switch from sleep to wake.


Meditation helps to clear the mind and improved focus for the rest of the day. Meditation helps lower stress and anxiety. It is good for the heart and lungs. You don’t need to start with a 30 minute session. 5 minutes is a good length to start and slowly increase to what feels best for you.


There are statistics that show many people do not get good nutrition. This starts in the mornings. It can be a healthy breakfast, smoothie or shake. Should also include quality supplements.


Moderate exercise help to get the metabolism going. Also it produces endorphins which helps with mood and stress.


This is different than meditation and probably should be last of your morning routine. This is to reflect on yesterday, how did it go, did you accomplish what you wanted, did you have good interactions with people. And, then to review what will be on for today. Do you need to complete tasks from yesterday move tasks to another day?

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Everyone is here for a particular reason

Ned D Hanks NH3-300x300 Everyone is here for a particular reason Many people believe that we are here for a particular reason. Our heart desires to find a particular work or mission.Others believe that if we are still alive because we are actively searching for this work or mission.

Have you found your mission?

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You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. - Zig Ziglar

Engineered For Success
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Are you setting S.M.A.R.T. goals?

Goal setting is, in my opinion, the most important things you can do for your personal and professional life.  This is not just in your mind, but writing down and placed where the goals can be reviewed every day. How to set goals that I can complete.

Ned D Hanks SMART-Goals-300x300 Are you setting S.M.A.R.T. goals?

The technique I learned is SMART

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Timely


Be specific in the goal not vague.  Many people say “6 figure income” instead use a specific amount, $123,454.00.  Say you aretrying to grow your email list, don’t use “Double my Email List” instead say, “I will have 9789 people on my email list”.
Another way is to answer the 5 W’s, What, Why, Who, Where, Which.
  • What: $132,034.00
  • Why: Replace my corporate salary
  • Who: I, or if working with partner then We
  • Where: Where you can see your goal accomplished, is it a trip to another country, in office, etc
  • Which: Details about trip or car, details about sales goal, “500 Sales”.

The goal does not have to use all W’s, but the more the better.


How will you measure the goal.  Might seam easy if goal is an income amount.  What if goal is number of sales,  member in downline.  Again, don’t be vague.  “I will have 9789 on my email list by adding 100 per week.”


Yes, goal needs to be achievable but also needs to push your limits.   If you have been making a monthly income of $12,000 then saying “$15,000”  is probably not a stretch.  Better to say “Monthly income of $20,000.”


Goal needs to be relevant to your personal or professional life.   Example: You sell weight loss, supplements and health productions online.  Having a goal to buy an apartment building might not be relevant. (I’m not saying buying an apartment building is not a good goal, just as an example)

Time Sensitive

Give a specific date to achieve the goal.  Don’t say ‘In 2 months’  instead say “March 31st, 2015”.  The   goal should be writing as if you have already achieved it.


“Today is March 2nd, 2019, I am in my office looking at my sales income for the last 3 months.   I have made an average of $20,143 income each month. I did this by helping people acheive their goals”
This is only one goal.  You will probably have many.  I currently have 3 goals writing down.   I print out my goals and post in my office, bedroom and carry a copy with me.

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