Category Archives: Routines

Three Pillars of My Morning Routine

3 Keys To Morning Routines

I want to take a moment and share with you some of my tactics for an effective morning routine.

Mornings are the foundation to our day and starting them off properly is important to your life as a whole, because you only have this moment, your life is your day.

My morning routine is always evolving, however there are three keys to my morning that I perform habitually without question.

If you are serious about living

These three simple actions are what I attribute a lot of my success to and I’m curious whether you would find these helpful as well.

The 4 Keys To Morning Routines

  1. Meditation
  2. Reading
  3. Journal


I sit down on my couch for silence and meditation. I generally do two of the following 3 exercises, sometimes all three.

  1. Headspace
  2. Muse
  3. Tony Robbins heartbeat meditation which you can find on his Money app in the Apple Store

This always seems to get me from overwhelmed and anxious with all I have to do that day to calm, clear, and collected.

It truly amazes me each day because I really go from a million thoughts about all I have to get done that day to the present moment.


I always do what I can to ready at least 20 pages of a book each day, though I usually exceed that number.

This way after one year of reading, I’ve completed at least twelve 200 page books.

“Miss a meal, but don’t miss 30 minutes of reading.”—Jim Rohn

The other key to this is making sure that the books are either informational or inspirational.


Because it is the first step in the process of becoming more, when you are learning something you become more valuable to others.

You have information that could help someone feel better about themselves, inspire them to take action on their goals and achieve more is something that truly brings joy to me.

All it takes is one idea, because one idea leads to two; two leads to three and so on.

Eventually you have a plethora of ideas…one of them has got to be worth a million bucks..or even $1000.

But if you do not search for new ideas, then don’t be surprised if 2 years down the line you’re in the same job, same position, same salary…it’s up to you.

Here’s The Facts…

In today’s age it’s to easy to be great.

The average American reads 1 book a year.

The average CEO reads 60 books a year.

Where are you on the spectrum?

Are you above, or below the average American?

You don’t even have to read psychical book, listen to audio books,

Think about how much more intelligent, organized, mentally prepared, and all around impressive you would be if you simply picked up a book and read it.


Keeping a journal daily has done wonders for me, and many other successful people like Tim Ferris, Tony Robbins, Hal Elrod, you name it, journaling is one habit of successful people that you should adopt ONLY if you really want to attract, create and sustain success in your life.

There are many benefits of keeping a journal, like keeping a record of your successes, lessons learned, evaluating thought, and the main reason is to be a collector of good ideas.

Don’t leave it to your memory to remember that keeping a journal increases your emotional intelligence, helps you make tough decisions, and keeps track of your progress or regression of your goals—write it down in a journal.

Journaling helps create a gap between your thoughts and actions, just like meditation does.

It will help you make better decisions, learn from mistakes, and build on your wins.

That is it, the Three Basics of My Mornings

I plan on talking deeper about this topic later on because of truly how much simply implementing a routine of actions that help me feel happier, stay more focused, and appreciate life more has made me more valuable, resourceful and ultimately successful as a person.

If you want to be successful in life then my best advise to you is to become obsessed with the process, rather than the product.

What I mean by that is be obsessed of the consistent actions you make.

Start your mornings and evenings off right by using a routine to put your body in a rhythm.

If you need help with your morning routine, I’d be happy to help! email me to set up your FREE personal development coaching session today!

With Gratitude,

Nick Yurek

Performance and Development Coach

What Does An Extraordinary Life Look Like To You: Mastering Thought (Part 2)

The first step to achieve anything is to define what you want now, what’s next, and what’s preventing you from having what you want.

In the post titled Why We Need Daily Personal Development we talked about the Raticular Activating System and why clarity is power.

In this post we will go over 3 questions to ask yourself to immediately turn that powerful part of your brain.

  1. What does an extraordinary quality of life look like for you NOW?
  2. What is the next level for you? 
  3. What is preventing you?

To maximize the effects of these questions, I highly suggest you write down your answers in a journal.

It is said that writing down your goals makes them 1000 times more likely to be achieved.

You can even use this website as an example of that, for years I’ve wanted to start my own website; three months after I finally wrote it on paper Becoming More Consulting was born.

1) What does an extraordinary quality of life look like for you NOW?

Write down in your journal, what an extraordinary life would look like for you right now.

Would you have more money?

Would you savor every moment as if it were your last? Would you be physically healthier?

Mentally healthier?

Would you have more control over your emotional patterns?

2) What’s the next level for you?

What would you change in your life?

What would you transform?

Your relationships?

Your finances?

Would you like to loose weight?

Gain muscle?

3) What’s preventing you from having what you want?

This is arguably one of the most important things to ask yourself.

What are you willing to give up/what are you willing to no longer do in order to have the extraordinary life you deserve?

What limiting belief is preventing you from achieving your goals?

What emotional pattern (i.e. binge eating) is holding you back?

What dominating thought is stopping you from enjoying the life you truly deserve?

Bonus: What are 2 thoughts you have daily that stress you out?

What are 2 thoughts you experience daily that stress you out? Not what thought you have weekly or monthly, but daily.

Is it that you don’t have the capital?

Is it that you don’t have the time?

My thoughts:

The bonus question I threw in here is an excellent question to ask yourself, because many people struggle with some form of dominating thought that derails their progress. Identifying the thought pattern separates you from the thought and allows you to override your programming to make a better decision.

I’d like to part ways today by saying that I truly love and appreciate your attention. I write these posts with the hope and faith that you will use them just as I use them to become a better person, strive for more, and contribute to others.


With Sincere Gratitude,

Nick Yurek

Performance and Development Coach