Coffee . . . Routine

It’s time for my cup of coffee. I might even have two today?

For the next several days we will look at leadership through the filter of coffee.

Today . . . Routine.

Every day people all over the world pour a cup of coffee to start their day. It represents a routine which is defined as an “unvarying and constantly repeated formula.”

Leaders can learn a lot from coffee drinkers. Namely, find a routine and stick with it.  A constantly repeated formula can lead to leadership success.

I am not saying that routine should be your only focus. There are many times you should live outside the box – more on that in a few days. However, you will never have success unless you are willing to establish some disciplined routines for learning and leading.

Find a routine that helps you lead yourself first and you will be ready to lead others.

The next time you pour yourself a cup of coffee, may it remind you to be relentless in your self-leadership routines.

i2i,

Randy

 

What are some of your routines that make you a better leader?

 

repost from 8.14.10

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Dwain Cox

8 years ago

Love the post Randy. One of my routines is to block time on Sunday evening to review my next 30-45 days. I do that every Sunday night. I used to just review my next week, but I have found that looking at the bigger picture helps me to better prioritize my time.

randygravitt

8 years ago

Great comment Dwain & a good routine to have built into your leadership. Thanks!

John

8 years ago

Great word–thanks for the tip.

Keith

8 years ago

Randy I have found that I have to make time for things to become routine. I never had time to exercise I couldn’t find time to be with my kids. I could come up with every excuse in the book to keep things from becoming routine. The weird thing is when I got into the routine of investing time with God, and my kids, working out, and reading. The more time I had to do other things. I think most of that had to do with organizing and reaping the rewards of investing time with God.
Pressing on with excellence!
Keith

randygravitt

8 years ago

Great comment Keith. Thanks!

Dan Black

8 years ago

I really like coffee and personal growth. I don’t drink coffee every day but I do grow and develop myself in some way everyday. Great post.

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks Dan!

Dan Black

8 years ago

Yep:)

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