The Power of Morning Routines
As the host of the Sales POP! Online Sales Magazine and Pipeline CRM podcast, I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Glenn Lundy, a highly accomplished individual in the automotive industry, author, motivational speaker, and founder of the 800% Elite Automotive Club. Joining us from Kentucky, Glenn shared his insights on the importance of morning routines and how they can positively impact one’s life.
Meet Glenn Lundy: A Man of Many Talents
Glenn Lundy is a man of many talents. With 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, he is a devoted husband and proud father of eight. He has written books, is a sought-after motivational speaker, and hosts a morning show called the 800 Club, where he shares insights and knowledge to help people unlock their full potential.
The Power of Morning Routines
Our conversation quickly shifted to the topic of morning routines. Glenn shared his personal journey of discovering the importance of morning routines after going through a transformative season in San Diego, which included battling depression and suicidal thoughts. He started studying different religions and stumbled upon the world of self-development, where he noticed that successful people all had a powerful morning routine.
Glenn developed a five-step process for his own morning routine, which he later shared with others. The steps include not hitting the snooze button, avoiding the phone in the morning, practicing gratitude and setting goals, taking care of the physical body, and sending out an encouraging message to others. Glenn emphasizes the simplicity of the process and how it can make a positive impact on one’s life.
Prioritizing Personal Needs Over Digital Distractions
Glenn Lundy discusses the significance of starting the day without immediately reaching for our phones. He emphasizes the need to prioritize personal needs, such as using the bathroom, before diving into the digital world. By doing so, we become more aware of how deeply ingrained our phone addiction has become. Glenn suggests that this simple act can serve as a trigger to develop healthier habits around phone usage.
The Power of Gratitude and Goal-Setting
The conversation then shifts to the power of gratitude and goal-setting. Glenn highlights the fact that while many people are aware of the importance of writing down goals, a majority still fail to do so. He explains that writing goals can sometimes feel negative, as it often focuses on what we lack or desire. However, Glenn proposes starting with gratitude as a way to fuel positive energy towards our goals. By acknowledging and appreciating what we already have, we can approach our goals from a positive space and be more consistent in pursuing them.
Recognizing Our Achievements
Glenn shares a story about a paralyzed child who walks miles every day to collect plastic for recycling. This story serves as a reminder that even in challenging times, there is always something to be grateful for.
The 800 Club: A Source of Motivation and Education
Glenn Lundy explains the content and schedule of his show. He mentions that they provide training and consulting services for automotive owners and general managers. As for the show itself, it offers motivation, education, inspiration, celebrity interviews, and thought-provoking conversations. The show is live at 5:30 am Eastern Time, but it can also be accessed on replay through YouTube, podcasts, and other platforms.
Starting the Day Right
Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, consider tuning in to the 800 Club. However, Glenn suggests that it’s not necessary to watch it first thing in the morning. Instead, start the day with gratitude and setting goals before watching the show.
A Word of Thanks
I express my gratitude to Glenn for sharing his insights and thank the audience for watching and listening. Glenn also expresses appreciation for the support.
John is the Amazon-bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.