The Prescription: Daily Routine of our CEO, Ryan Husband & The Routine Building Framework

The Prescription: Daily Routine of our CEO, Ryan Husband & The Routine Building Framework

The greatest routine is the routine that works best for you. If you have yet to implement some type of actions that you consistently do each day, you’re missing out on some incredible keys to success.

As a CEO & Founder of an activewear company, over the past six years, I’ve had to narrow down my routine to the details that suit me best and produce the best outcome, productivity and return on my time possible to balance each facet of my life.

Morning routines are NOT one size fits all, and you should not directly copy the routine I have written below. In today’s writing & this week's podcast episode #13, I’ll share my daily routine, and give you “The Routine Framework” I’ve created to make my day great. 

The Week: My Weekly Routines:

I prefer to break my week apart into three sections: (1) The Week, (2) Saturday & (3) Sunday.

The week is where the bulk of my business & work actions lie, it’s where I’m honed in and focused on what needs to get done, I’m attentive to my team and I’m prepared to take on what needs to be done. The week can be stressful, but having my routine implemented helps me to have a great structure that helps me be successful.

My Week Routine (Monday- Friday):

  • 4:30am - Wake-up (No Snooze, No Phone, ever - Buy an Alarm Clock)
  • 4:30am to 5:00am - Read my Bible & Journal
  • 5:00am to 5:45am - Make & Eat Breakfast, Spend time with my Wife
  • 5:45am to 6:00am - Create my Power List (Episode 16 RealAF)
  • 6:00am to 7:00am - No Interruption Hour
  • 7:00am to 10:30am - Power List Tasks
  • 10:30am-12:30pm - Train
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm - Eat & Shower
  • 1:00pm - 5:30/6:00pm - Power List Tasks
  • 6:00pm -8:00pm - Dinner, Additional Work Catch Up or Spend time with my Wife
  • 8:00-8:30 Get Ready for Bed
  • 8:30 - Sleep (intentional 8 hours)

Saturday - Less Work, More Rest, More Play:

Saturday is my sabbath or rest day, but to me it’s more of an active rest day. While most active recovery days are days out of the gym, this type of active recovery is more so active recovery from my in office / at desk work. I train a full day but I take on a “Less Work, More Rest, More Play” mindset. I don’t create a power list. If I need to chip away at overflow work from the week I will, but I’ll do it earlier in the morning upon waking up. And if I am working, I try to be doing more creative tasks - building content, brainstorming, thinking, etc.

Most often I use this day to:

  • Spend time with my wife
  • Beach
  • Hike
  • Explore
  • Spend time with Friends
  • Ice Bath
  • Sauna
  • Workout
  • Create Content
  • Write
  • Read
  • Think

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still thinking about bigger picture business perspectives, but I’m giving my mind time to wander after a busy week and mulling over new implementations in the business or spending time doing more future brainstorming.

Sunday - Prep Day:

Sundays are broken down into blocks of time without a specified schedule. I’ll be sure to prepare or outline my day upon waking. 

I will work longer hours on Sunday if I have overflow tasks to finish up from the week, or to prepare for the week to come. Work hours will happen earlier in the morning or in the mid to late afternoon and evening time.

A lot of people have anxiety or "Sunday scaries" before heading back to work on Monday. One good way to eliminate the possibility of this is to take control of your schedule and put emphasis on controlling your week rather than your week controlling you.

Anxiety is produced with the anticipation of a certain result, the more you can control the outcome, the less anxious you’ll be. You can’t always control the outcome or reality of situations, and you shouldn’t. But this is a great opportunity for you to do so.

On Sundays I focus on prepping the following: 

  • Time block meetings for the week (I schedule all of them on google calendar)
  • Currently going to start prepping my food for the week, so I’m not taking ample time to cook during the day, and I can be more productive. 
  • I set my expectations for the following week and my goals to accomplish. 

“If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin

“The Routine Framework” - Adapting & Creating the Constantly Perfected Routine:

Write —> Test —> Reflect —> Adjust

Write It Down - The goal isn’t perfection; the goal is building a structure that works for you. Write it down or put it in google calendar so you have the structure and accountability to carry it out. Google Calendar is a great tool, because you can use it to block your Calendar from taking on untimely meetings, you can set yourself as out of the office and you can have notifications that remind you when it’s time to transition to the next tasks.

Test it Out - Testing out your new routine is important; you don’t know until you try. A lot of times when we’re creating new habits, we overestimate what is possible with our time, try your best to keep it simple to start, but test and add new things as you get the feel for what works best, the goal is progress not perfection.

Reflect On It - I tell this to my salespeople all the time after any interaction with a customer. Ask yourself...

How did it go?

What was the outcome?

Why did it happen that way?

What do I do differently or the same?

Reflection is a key to change and growth.

Adjust Where Necessary - Now THE key to growth is making changes where you see fit. If you feel like you need to move your wake-up time to a different hour, write it down, test it & reflect on it. As you make changes and fine tune your routine, you’ll find a rhythm that suits you best. But always be sure to reflect on what’s working or what’s not. I’ve been doing this for six years and I make constant adjustments. Seasons of life vary, and you will need to adjust as things change!

One Size Fits All

In closing, never forget routines are not one size fits all. Each person has a different life, different expectations seeking different outcomes. You should never directly copy someone else when creating your routine, you can take bits and pieces of their routine and apply it to yours but don’t directly copy. 

Time to go build your routine so you can win your day and win your life!

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