Ask Clay Anything: What Should My Morning Routine Look like If I Want to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business?

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Are you feeling a burning desire to start a business? Check out this segment of the Thrivetime Show where business coach Clay Clark will tell you how he gets his days started and what drives his success.

Show Notes:

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch (Former CEO of GE who grew the company by 4,000% during his tenure)

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs (The co-founder of Apple and the former CEO of PIXAR)


  1. 3:00 AM Wake up and create business plan sketches for new clients.
  2. 3:40 AM Leave to for the gym.
  3. 5:10 AM Return from the gym.
  4. 5:10 AM – 5:25 Work on business plan sketches / designing my day
  5. 5:25 AM – 5:40 Take a shower while listening to TD Jakes
  6. 5:40 – 6:00 Drive to work while calling office to check-in and listening to TD Jakes
  7. 5:50 AM – Call Shelby at the Radio Station to Check-in
  8. 6:00 AM – Staff training / coaches meeting to clarify business plans for new clients and answer coach’s questions

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin (the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author and the guy who invented bifocals, the Franklin Stove and the man on the $100 bill)

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “What gets scheduled gets done.” – Lee Cockerell (The former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Resorts who once managed over 40,000 cast members)

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solidthinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


  1. 3:00 AM Wake up and contrast where I am versus where I want to be in the areas of:
    1. Faith
    2. Family
    3. Finances
    4. Fitness
    5. Friendship
    6. Fun
  2. 3:30 – 6:00 AM – Work on meta time work:
    1. Print pieces
    2. System creation
    3. Process refinement
    4. Radio show outlines
  3. 6:30 AM – Record podcasts / radio show


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