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Habits and Routines for High Performing Entrepreneurs

Jan 26, 2024

In this episode, Nick Bonitatibus discusses the importance of habits for success and achieving goals. He emphasizes the significance of physical health and prioritizing self-care. Starting small and building habits gradually is key to long-term success. Journaling and practicing gratitude help rewire the brain for positivity. Meditation and mindfulness contribute to mental well-being. Nightly reflection and positive affirmations set the stage for a successful day. Consistent learning and habit pairing enhance personal growth. By prioritizing these habits, individuals can improve their overall well-being and achieve their desired goals.


  1. Prioritize physical health and self-care to achieve success.

  2. Start small and gradually build habits for long-term success.

  3. Practice journaling and gratitude to rewire the brain for positivity.

  4. Incorporate meditation and mindfulness for mental well-being.

  5. Engage in nightly reflection and positive affirmations to set the stage for a successful day.

  6. Make time for consistent learning and habit pairing to enhance personal growth.


00:00 Introduction and Importance of Habits

02:21 Physical Health and Prioritization

07:28 Starting Small and Building Habits

10:24 Journaling and Gratitude

19:21 Meditation and Mindfulness

22:44 Nightly Reflection and Positive Affirmations

23:41 Consistent Learning and Habit Pairing

27:05 Summary and Conclusion


Welcome back! I'm Nick Bonitatibus, and this is Let's Grow Together where we break down habits as anything that is going to help you where you are or anywhere you want to go.

Today we're delving deep into the world of habits for success. Morning and nightly routines, those integral habits, and how they play a massive role in achieving our goals. As I've learned from my personal development journey, successful individuals emphasize the importance of disciplined and regimented habits. In this blog post, I'll share insights on various habits that can make a world of difference in your life.

Physical Health and Prioritization

Physical health is a cornerstone of success, often overlooked. Regardless of your responsibilities—be it family, business, or other commitments—prioritizing your well-being is crucial. Think of it as putting on your oxygen mask first on a plane; when you focus on yourself, everything else falls into place. This doesn't take so much time. In fact, it will depend on how much time you have and then making time for these activities. Starting small is key; whether it's a 10-minute walk or a few gym sessions a week, gradually build these habits. I find working out in the morning incredibly beneficial, setting a positive tone for the day.

Starting Small and Building Habits

The journey to success begins with small habits. "Atomic Habits," a fantastic book I recommend, emphasizes the power of tiny changes. Don't overwhelm yourself; start with manageable activities and gradually increase them. Celebrate each achievement, and you'll find that these small habits compound into significant results over time. Being able to create these consistent habits comes from how we feel mentally about our accomplishments.

Journaling and Gratitude

Journaling, particularly in the morning, is a transformative habit. I am a huge fan of 5-minute journaling. The first journal I bought was called the "Five-Minute Journal" which is great as there are prompts that help you make it really simple and easy. So, if you haven't really journaled before, I highly recommend that you start with the 5-minute journal. Gratitude exercises in your journal can rewire your brain for positivity. Take it a step further with negative visualization—reflect on life without something you're grateful for to deepen your appreciation.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Incorporating meditation into your routine aids mental health. Whether through traditional meditation or activities like yoga, creating a space for your thoughts is vital. Negative thoughts often drive us to distractions, but facing and redirecting them positively contributes to personal growth.

Nightly Reflection and Positive Affirmations

Wrap up your day with a nightly reflection. Acknowledge both positive and challenging aspects of your day. Follow it up with positive affirmations—repeated, intentional statements that challenge limiting beliefs. These affirmations reshape your self-perception, fostering a more confident and empowered mindset.

Consistent Learning and Habit Pairing

Make time for consistent learning. Audiobooks during daily activities, like commuting or doing chores, seamlessly integrate learning into your routine. Habit pairing—combining a new habit with an existing one—makes it easier to stick to your goals. Whether it's reading while winding down at night or listening to an audiobook during your workout, find these pairings to make learning effortless.

Summary and Conclusion

Prioritize physical and mental health, start small, and build habits gradually. Embrace journaling for gratitude and reflection, incorporate meditation, and reinforce positive affirmations. Make consistent learning a part of your routine through habit pairing. Planning your day the night before and setting intentions streamlines your mornings and sets the stage for success.

Remember, these are examples—customize these habits to fit your lifestyle. Let's keep growing together and make these habits a powerful force in your journey to success!


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