Start Your Day Right!

Happy Monday! Not sure about you, but with summer here, kids out of school, the roller coaster of a market, running a business… I have gotten away from some of my morning rituals. These actions set my mind right for the day and ensure I have a more focused and productive day and week ahead. So, I’m renewing my commitment today! One of which is the 5-Minute Journal. If it helps, here’s a reminder of how I start my day right in 5 minutes each morning:

  1. I am grateful for… (write 3 things – I try to mix it up with something personal, business/team, and something more ‘global’ or 30,000 feet up looking down. This helps me regain perspective.)
  2. What would make today great? (write 3 things – I think of the appointments I have that day already – looking DOWN and IN; my health/physical goals beyond work – exercise, even if a little; and anything proactive I should do towards my greater goals – looking UP and OUT.)
  3. Daily affirmations. I am… (write down 2 affirmations – I used to struggle with this, but it’s gotten much easier with practice. YOU are doing so much good, and have so much to give… even if it doesn’t feel like it every day.)

Sometimes I feel as if I barely have ‘5 minutes’ to do this. Other times, I realize I should spend 30+ minutes mapping out an amazing day/week. Key is just doing it… make it happen. Run your day, rather than letting it run you. #TheBorrowSmartTeam #WinTheWeek #PlayingAtALevelOthersDontKnowExists #NEOpdx  #theNEOexperience #jointhecause

About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education ( And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at or email Trevor directly: Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.
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