Are you ready to transform your days into a springboard for success all year long? Our latest podcast episode uncovers morning rituals that can boost productivity and self-improvement. We discuss a daily framework that begins with asking, “What good shall I do today?” and delve into a structured schedule that balances work, planning, and personal growth. Our conversation explores timeless wisdom, focusing on the importance of intentionality and how it can set the tone for a fulfilling day. We also examine a set of guiding virtues that promote continuous self-improvement and reflection.

To bridge the gap between traditional and modern approaches, we turn to contemporary thinkers like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ryan Holiday, who offer insights into building a growth mindset and the power of community support. Our podcast discusses the role of positivity and ethical decision-making, emphasizing the importance of seeing the positive in challenges and maintaining a moral compass. We conclude with practical takeaways, encouraging listeners to begin each day with purpose and to structure their routines for success. Tune in to learn how to apply these practices to create mornings that lead to a life of excellence.


Benjamin Franklin compiled a list of 13 virtues that acted as guiding principles for his character and behavior.

Here they are:

  • Temperance: Eat not to dullness and drink not to elevation.
  • Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling conversation.
  • Order: Let all your things have their places. Let each part of your business have its time.
  • Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.
  • Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself.
  • Industry: Lose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary actions.
  • Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit. Think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
  • Justice: Wrong none, by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  • Moderation: Avoid extremes. Forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  • Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanness in body, clothes or habitation.
  • Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring; Never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
  • Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  • Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

Questions to ask every day:

  • Does anger make it better?
  • Why do I care what they think?
  • What if I said no?
  • Is this necessary?
  • Am I being kind or clever?
  • How can I get stronger from this?
  • What can I let go of?

“Know the difference between those stay to feed the soil and those who come to grab the fruit.”

This quote is about discerning the true intentions and actions of people in your life. It suggests being aware of those who contribute positively and help things grow and flourish, as opposed to those who only seek to benefit from the results without putting in the necessary effort. It encourages recognizing and appreciating those who are genuinely supportive and nurturing, as well as being cautious of those who may be more self-serving.



(0:00:00) – Benjamin Franklin’s Daily Routine and Virtues
(0:15:33) – Positive Mindset and Growth Mentality
(0:24:21) – Guiding Principles for Decision-Making

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