Benjamin Spall is the founder of MyMorningRoutine.com and the co-author of the book, My Morning Routine, which was chosen as one of Amazon’s best business books of 2018, one of the Financial Times books of the month, and one of Business Insider’s best business books to read this summer. In our conversation, we dissect morning routines, productivity hacks, and other perspectives on starting the day off right.
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BENJAMIN SPALL | Benjamin Spall is the co-author author of My Morning Routine(Portfolio/Penguin) in which today’s most talented creatives and businesspeople share their secrets to unlocking greater energy, focus, and calm—starting first thing in the morning. In the book, Benjamin and his co-author Michael Xander interview a cast of characters including the president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, and General Stanley McChrystal (among sixty-one others).
He;s also the founding editor of a website of the same name.
How and why Benjamin cofounded MyMorningRoutine.com
How Benjamin developed a mediation practice (and his favorite app for it)
Why what you do after meditation is important
The best observations from the dozens of people interviewed in My Morning Routine
How self-care fits into a well-crafted morning routine
Why journaling might be the missing piece to your morning routine
How and why you should create an evening routine to wind down
Ben’s take on monotasking and productivity
How side hustles lead to serendipity
STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
My Morning Routine (the website)
My Morning Routine (the book)
Lisa on MyMorningRoutine.com (Editorial Note: She no longer has meat daily w/ breakfast)
Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy
Insight Timer (meditation app)
Thrive by Ariana Huffington
Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius