How Successful Entrepreneurs Start Their Day

Ever wonder what really gets entrepreneurs out of bed in the morning?

I’ve spent the last month working with entrepreneurs and startups at a coworking space in Bali called Hubud.

And I’ve quickly realized that many of the stereotypes people have of ‘entrepreneurs’ are all wrong.

Here’s how the really good ones start their morning — and set themselves up for success:

They get out of bed

I’m not trying to be sarcastic here but I feel like there are plenty of people out there that think entrepreneurship is all about ‘making your own hours.’

Well, that’s only partially true — because while you can certainly schedule your own day, you’ll probably be working for most of it.

Which is probably why I noticed most entrepreneurs and startup founders arriving at Hubud by around 10am. Entrepreneurs don’t become successful by pulling all-nighters, they’re successful because they get up and get s**t done.

They empty their brain

Bali, and Ubud in particular, is chock-full of meditation and yoga centers. So it’s no wonder why entrepreneurs find it a really productive place to work.

Especially if your working hours are consumed by non-stop brainstorming, content generation, coding, web design, pitch decks and crowdfunding campaigns, you’ll need to give your brain a rest before filling it up for the day.

Morning meditation is great for this — so is working out at the gym, another favorite destination for many of the entrepreneurs at Hubud.

They get out of the building

Without customers you don’t have a business — you just have an idea waiting to happen.

Smart entrepreneurs know that the key to making profits lies with their customers, so they’re doing everything possible to get their feedback and revise their ideas or business models accordingly.

Going out and talking to people is really the only way to ensure you have a viable product solution that people are willing to pay for. And something you can’t possibly achieve if you’re just sitting by yourself at a desk all day.

They ‘detach’ from their idea

Entrepreneurs are a passionate bunch. But sometimes this passion gets in their way.

Getting objective feedback from business colleagues is key to ensuring you’re on the right track.

Which is why coworking spaces like Hubud organize formal brainstorm sessions or offer the opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet one-on-one with experts to get feedback on their business ideas.

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