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DEAN GRAZIOSI “When you set your to-do list for the day, instead of thinking of it as what you have to do or what you must do, look through the glasses of what you get to do that day." So eyes open up, phone on airplane mode, lower the bar, practice gratitude for just a few moments, and then think about something you accomplished the day before. I’ll say to myself, “What did I do? Oh, that was a win. Oh, I took care of that. I closed that deal. I made that happen.” Or even the little things: “I made it to Little League practice with my son, and I loved the way he smiled at me.” And then set your intention for the day. For instance: “Today is going to be a great day because I get to record this audio that will be transformed into an article that will inspire and touch people’s lives. I get to bring my kids to school. I get to make my spouse smile.” All of this can happen in moments. Gratitude, appreciation for a win, or something you accomplished the day before. Set your intention for the day and then all of a sudden, you’ve fed your mind and fed your soul. Then I literally get up and want to feed my body. For me, I fill a glass with water, I squeeze a whole lemon in it, I put some MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil in it, I also put some apple cider vinegar in it, and then a whole scoop of green powder. Just a green juice. And I shake it up and drink that instead of coffee, instead of anything else, because I feel like that nourishes and feeds my body. It helps with acidity. It helps me get enough energy to go do my next part. And that’s move. If you’re just starting to work out, go take a walk, walk around the neighborhood, or walk around the 24 SPRING 2018 house. But for me, it’s either doing cardio or going to the gym and getting that done early. I do this before my kids get up because I know as busy as I am, if I don’t get my workout in the morning, it never gets done because the day will just get gobbled up. For me, all of this happens in moments. I wake up, I think of gratitude, I think of a win from the day before, I think of a win that’ll happen that day, I set my intention for the day—It’s going to be a great day because this is what I’m going to do— then I feed my body with something nourishing, and then I go move. And when I get back from moving, that’s when I can answer my phone, or look at it if I want, or not. Personally, I prefer to make breakfast for my family. That is how I set up the start to my day. One last thing. When you set your to-do list for the day, instead of thinking of it as what you have to do or what you must do, look through the glasses of what you get to do that day. Because you get to do that when you could very well have not even been here today. Or you could be in the Arizona heat at 115 or 118 degrees digging a ditch, hoping to someday move up to supervising digging that ditch or putting black shingles on a roof in the hot sun. I will always try to compare my opportunity to change lives and to be in business to someone who doesn’t have a job, who doesn’t have a desire, or who has a really difficult job. When you approach your to-do list with “I get to do this,” it looks completely different than thinking “I must do this.” ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dean Robert Graziosi is a well- known American entrepreneur, marketer, success coach, business owner, real estate investor and leading trainer throughout the world. He has appeared daily on American TV for nearly 15 years and is highly respected as a top businessman, entrepreneur, multiple New York Times bestselling author and Inspirational speaker. Graziosi is perhaps best known for his long running interview style TV shows and for becoming the leading real estate educator in the world. He has reached viewers in America and around the world who number in the millions. He has written five books which have dominated the success, business & real estate book sales space since 2006, with his bestselling book amassing over 1,000,000 copies sold.