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

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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 November 18, 2020

    15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It)

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    It’s okay, you can finally admit it. It’s been two months since you’ve seen the inside of the gym. Getting sick, family crisis, overtime at work and school papers that needed to get finished all kept you for exercising. Now, the question is: how do you start again?
    Once you have an exercise habit, it becomes automatic. You just go to the gym, there is no force involved. But after a month, two months or possibly a year off, it can be hard to get started again. Here are some tips to climb back on that treadmill after you’ve fallen off.

    1. Don’t Break the Habit – The easiest way to keep things going is simply not to stop. Avoid long breaks in exercising or rebuilding the habit will take some effort. This may be advice a little too late for some people. But if you have an exercise habit going, don’t drop it at the first sign of trouble.
    2. Reward Showing Up – Woody Allen once said that, “Half of life is showing up.” I’d argue that 90% of making a habit is just making the effort to get there. You can worry about your weight, amount of laps you run or the amount you can bench press later.
    3. Commit for Thirty Days – Make a commitment to go every day (even just for 20 minutes) for one month. This will solidify the exercise habit. By making a commitment you also take pressure off yourself in the first weeks back of deciding whether to go.
    4. Make it Fun – If you don’t enjoy yourself at the gym, it is going to be hard to keep it a habit. There are thousands of ways you can move your body and exercise, so don’t give up if you’ve decided lifting weights or doing crunches isn’t for you. Many large fitness centers will offer a range of programs that can suit your tastes.
    5. Schedule During Quiet Hours – Don’t put exercise time in a place where it will easily be pushed aside by something more important. Right after work or first thing in the morning are often good places to put it. Lunch-hour workouts might be too easy to skip if work demands start mounting.
    6. Get a Buddy – Grab a friend to join you. Having a social aspect to exercising can boost your commitment to the exercise habit.
    7. X Your Calendar – One person I know has the habit of drawing a red “X” through any day on the calendar he goes to the gym. The benefit of this is it quickly shows how long it has been since you’ve gone to the gym. Keeping a steady amount of X’s on your calendar is an easy way to motivate yourself.
    8. Enjoyment Before Effort – After you finish any work out, ask yourself what parts you enjoyed and what parts you did not. As a rule, the enjoyable aspects of your workout will get done and the rest will be avoided. By focusing on how you can make workouts more enjoyable, you can make sure you want to keep going to the gym.
    9. Create a Ritual – Your workout routine should become so ingrained that it becomes a ritual. This means that the time of day, place or cue automatically starts you towards grabbing your bag and heading out. If your workout times are completely random, it will be harder to benefit from the momentum of a ritual.
    10. Stress Relief – What do you do when your stressed? Chances are it isn’t running. But exercise can be a great way to relieve stress, releasing endorphin which will improve your mood. The next time you feel stressed or tired, try doing an exercise you enjoy. When stress relief is linked to exercise, it is easy to regain the habit even after a leave of absence.
    11. Measure Fitness – Weight isn’t always the best number to track. Increase in muscle can offset decreases in fat so the scale doesn’t change even if your body is. But fitness improvements are a great way to stay motivated. Recording simple numbers such as the number of push-ups, sit-ups or speed you can run can help you see that the exercise is making you stronger and faster.
    12. Habits First, Equipment Later – Fancy equipment doesn’t create a habit for exercise. Despite this, some people still believe that buying a thousand dollar machine will make up for their inactivity. It won’t. Start building the exercise habit first, only afterwards should you worry about having a personal gym.
    13. Isolate Your Weakness – If falling off the exercise wagon is a common occurrence for you, find out why. Do you not enjoy exercising? Is it a lack of time? Is it feeling self-conscious at the gym? Is it a lack of fitness know-how? As soon as you can isolate your weakness, you can make steps to improve the situation.
    14. Start Small – Trying to run fifteen miles your first workout isn’t a good way to build a habit. Work below your capacity for the first few weeks to build the habit. Otherwise you might scare yourself off after a brutal workout.
    15. Go for Yourself, Not to Impress – Going to the gym with the only goal of looking great is like starting a business with only the goal to make money. The effort can’t justify the results. But if you go to the gym to push yourself, gain energy and have a good time, then you can keep going even when results are slow.

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