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A Quick Guide To What Successful People Eat For Breakfast (Infographic)

A Quick Guide To What Successful People Eat For Breakfast (Infographic)

Your morning routine can quite literally set the tone for the rest of your day. You can purposely set your alarm an hour early just to hit snooze a dozen times, or you can rise with intention and take control of your life. This one small decision can have a profound impact on your overall success each day.

Luckily, we get attempt after attempt to get this right because it’s a form of self mastery that doesn’t come easily. But thanks to Make It Cheaper, we have a very clear picture of what some of the world’s most prominent and successful business leaders are doing every morning – and guess what, there’s a pretty obvious trend.

Richard Branson of Virgin Group, Business Magnate and Philanthropist

Branson, an exercise enthusiast, starts his days out right with fruit salad and muesli, a crunchy mix of oats, seeds, dried fruit and nuts. Branson sometimes combines his high-fiber breakfast with some smoked fish, known as kippers, for a protein boost.

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Cheryl Bachelder of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, CEO

Bachelder mixes up her breakfast food choices depending on whether she is on the road or staying home. When travelling, Bachelder prefers rye toast paired with scrambled eggs and bacon. When she has more time in the morning, she likes to eat steel-cut oatmeal in the comfort of her own home.

Jack Dorsey, Co-founder of Twitter and Square, CEO

Packing a protein punch, breakfast for Dorsey includes two hard-boiled eggs with a savory splash of soy sauce. It’s the perfect fuel for his body to tackle the early-morning jogs that he loves.

Brad Lande, Head of Birchbox Man

There are few things healthier for breakfast than a green smoothie, and Lande has perfected the perfect morning drink. With kale, bee pollen, blueberries, bananas, almond butter and coconut water, Lande’s delicious smoothie infuses his mind and body with lots of nutrients to start the day right.

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Payal Kadakia of ClassPass, Founder and CEO

Who says you can’t get a good breakfast while on the go? Kadakia thrives on a Starbuck’s venti citrus green tea every morning and the drink’s delicious taste and energy boost keeps her productive all day long.

Katherine Power of Clique Media, Co-founder and CEO

Full of vitamins and nutrients, the breakfast that Power chooses consists of a fried egg on toast with avocado spread. Whether she’s heading to the gym or a business meeting, Power can have confidence knowing that she’s made a smart breakfast decision.

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, CEO

There is always an exception to the rule and Mark Zuckerberd seems to be that exception. What does the world’s best-known entrepreneur eat for breakfast? Zuckerberg admits that he simply eats whatever he wants and whatever is convenient. His decision to focus on other things besides breakfast has obviously served him well, and as long as he has fuel, he’s happy.

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What Successful Business Leaders Eat for Breakfast #infographic

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    Perhaps knowing what some of the greatest men and women in the business world have for breakfast might inspire us all to do a little better with our first meal of the day and improve ourselves one bite at a time. No matter what you choose for breakfast, getting a nutritious bite to eat in the morning is one of the best ways to generate the energy you need. So be your own boss and pick the breakfast food that is most likely to bring you success at whatever you are tackling today.

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    Take a look at the infographic by Make It Cheaper to see what other things these super successful men and women are doing each morning that you can add into your own routine. We see common trends among these innovative leaders and their start-of-the-day habits.

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    Last Updated on July 23, 2019

    5 Steps To Move Out Of Stagnancy In Life

    5 Steps To Move Out Of Stagnancy In Life

    In the journey of growth, there are times when we grow and excel. We are endlessly driven and hyped up, motivated to get our goals.

    Then there are times when we stagnate. We feel uninspired and unmotivated. We keep procrastinating on our plans. More often than not, we get out of a rut, only to get back into another one.

    How do you know if you are stagnating? Here are some tell-tale signs:

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    • If you have been experiencing chronic procrastination on your goals
    • If you don’t ever feel like doing anything
    • If you keep turning to sleep, eating, games, mindless activities and entertainment for comfort
    • If you know you should be doing something, but yet you keep avoiding it
    • If you have not achieved anything new or significant now relative to 1 month, 2 months or 3 months ago
    • If you have a deep sense of feeling that you are living under your potential

    When we face stagnation in life, it’s a sign of deeper issues. Stagnation, just like procrastination, is a symptom of a problem. It’s easy to beat ourselves over it, but this approach is not going to help. Here, I will share 5 steps to help you move out of this stagnation. They won’t magically transform your life in 1 night (such changes are never permanent because the foundations are not built), but they will help you get the momentum going and help you get back on track.

    1. Realize You’re Not Alone

    Everyone stagnates at some point or another. You are not alone in this and more importantly, it’s normal. In fact, it’s amazing how many of my clients actually face the same predicament, even though all of them come from different walks of life, are of different ages, and have never crossed paths. Realizing you are not alone in this will make it much easier to deal with this period. By trying to “fight it”, you’re only fighting yourself. Accept this situation, acknowledge it, and tell yourself it’s okay. That way, you can then focus on the constructive steps that will really help you.

    2. Find What Inspires You

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    Stagnation comes because there isn’t anything that excites you enough to take action. If you don’t have a habit of setting goals, and instead just leave yourself to daily mundanes, it’s not surprising you are experiencing stagnation. What do you want to do if there are no limitations? If you can have whatever you want, what will it be? The answers to these questions will provide the fuel that will drive you forward.

    On the other hand, even if you are an experienced goal setter, there are times when the goals you set in the past lose their appeal now. It’s normal and it happens to me too. Sometimes we lose touch with our goals, since we are in a different emotional state compared to when we first set them. Sometimes our priorities change and we no longer want to work on those goals anymore. However, we don’t consciously realize this, and what happens is we procrastinate on our goals until it compounds into a serious problem. If that’s the case for you, it’s time to relook into your goals. There’s no point in pursuing goals that no longer inspire you. Trash away your old goals (or just put them aside) and ask yourself what you really want now. Then go for them.

    3. Give Yourself a Break

    When’s the last time you took a real break for yourself? 3 months? 6 months? 1 year? Never? Perhaps it’s time to take a time-out. Prolonged working can cause someone to become disillusioned as they lose sight of who they are and what they want.

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    Go take some extended leave from work. A few days at bare minimum; a few weeks or months will be great. Some of my ex-colleagues have quit their jobs and took months out to do some self-reflection. Of course, some of us might not have that luxury, so we can stick to a few weeks of leave. Go on a trip elsewhere and get away from your work and your life. Use this chance to get a renewed perspective of life. Think about your life purpose, what you want and what you want to create for your life in the future. These are big questions that require deep thinking over them. It’s not about finding the answers at one go, but about taking the first step to finding the answers.

    4. Shake up Your Routines

    Being in the same environment, doing the same things over and over again and meeting the same people can make us stagnant. This is especially if the people you spend the most time with are stagnant themselves.

    Change things around. Start with simple things, like taking a different route to work and eating something different for breakfast. Have your lunch with different colleagues, colleagues you never talked much with. Work in a different cubicle if your work has free and easy seating. Do something different than your usual for weekday evenings and weekends. Cultivate different habits, like exercising every day, listening to a new series of podcasts every morning to work, reading a book, etc (here’s 6 Proven Ways To Make New Habits Stick). The different contexts will give you different stimulus, which will trigger off different thoughts and actions in you.

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    When I’m in a state of stagnancy, I’ll get a sense of what’s making me stagnate. Sometimes it’s the environment I’m in, sometimes it’s the people I’ve been hanging out with, sometimes it’s my lifestyle. Most of the times it’s a combination of all these. Changing them up helps to stir myself out of the stagnant mode.

    5. Start with a Small Step

    Stagnation also comes from being frozen in fear. Maybe you do want this certain goal, but you aren’t taking action. Are you overwhelmed by the amount of work needed? Are you afraid you will make mistakes? Is the perfectionist in you taking over and paralyzing you?

    Let go of the belief that it has to be perfect. Such a belief is a bane, not a boon. It’s precisely from being open to mistakes and errors that you move forward. Break down what’s before you into very very small steps, then take those small steps, a little step at a time. I had a client who had been stagnating for a long period because he was afraid of failing. He didn’t want to make another move where he would make a mistake. However, not wanting to make a mistake has led him to do absolutely nothing for 2-3 years. On the other hand, by doing just something, you would already be making progress, whether it’s a mistake or not. Even if you make a supposed “mistake”,  you get feedback to do things differently in the next step. That’s something you would never have known if you never made a move.

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