3. Strengthen old connections.
“As AT&T used to say back in the day, there’s no substitute for personal connection. I have made a lot of contacts over the years, but in 2016, I plan to reach out individually to a different person each day to strengthen my circle. My criteria is a like-minded individual with a similar business whom I haven’t talked to in a while, and from whom I don’t need anything right now.” —Alexandra Levit, Inspiration at Work
4. Read every morning.
“I recently incorporated 20 minutes of reading business books into my morning routine. Not only has my content consumption increased exponentially, but I am also approaching business situations and decisions with a better perspective and higher level view. While I used to struggle to read two business books per year, I am now on pace to finish two books per month.” —Brandon Dempsey, goBRANDgo!
5. Exercise before work.
“As an entrepreneur, I often have an unpredictable schedule with long hours, which makes working out after work nearly impossible. Recently I’ve started doing shorter workouts in the morning before work and found it increases energy and focus. The noticeable productivity increase and health benefits have made me decide to commit to making it part of my daily routine in the new year.” —Carlo Cisco, SELECT