Michael Hyatt’s most recent podcast, Become More Productive by Reengineering Your Morning Ritual really struck a chord with me this morning.
Perhaps it’s because for the past two mornings I’ve slept-in and showed up late to work or because deep down I know that my morning ritual (or routine) is flawed.
As a homeschooling dad (or mom) getting started in the morning can be one of the most stressful and difficult times of the day. Getting an early, productive start to the day sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Michael examined 7 steps that will help you refine your morning routine to make it a more productive experience. Briefly, they are:
1. Acknowledge that you already have a ritual.
2. Document your existing ritual.
3. Evaluate whether or not it is producing the results you want.
4. Determine the results you want (and don’t want).
5. Reengineer your current ritual.
6. Implement your ritual.
7. Tweak your ritual as necessary.
I’m not going to go into detail on these steps, listen to Michael’s podcast for that, but I do want to point out that we homeschoolers don’t often view ourselves from a professional point of view.
Personal and professional productivity tips and tools can go a long way in helping us as homeschool parents to do our “jobs” with an intentional mindset. We are leaders, entrepreneurs, and the CEOs of our homeschools. The more we view our calling to homeschool as a profession (no matter what style of teaching you subscribe to) and the more intentional we become in educating our children the better off they will be.
As a side benefit, we’ll be modeling leadership skills that they can use when they get older.
What do you think? Do you think studying leadership skills can help in your homeschooling? Leave a comment below!