“The Perfect Day Formula” by Craig Ballantyne

“The Perfect Day Formula” – it’s an awesome book, in which author explains how to win your days by controlling your mornings, conquering your afternoons and concentrating on what counts. Here are some takeaways:

Do you find that you are all over with your days?

Some days, you are up early, getting stuff done, and feel like you can take over the world.

Other days you feel like you are walking through quicksand- everything that can go wrong does, everything you wanted to get done doesn’t.

Why is that?

The reality is that you have to be proactive instead of being reactive. In order to do this, you MUST incorporate rules into your life.

“The Perfect Day Formula” is a CONCRETE FORMULA for controlling your day, overcoming the chaos of life, and being proactive so that you can concentrate on what really matters in your life.

When you use The Perfect Day Formula, you are going to have results. You will be more successful and happier. You will also have more energy and be healthier.

It may sound odd, but having structure actually equals more freedom in your life. When you start controlling your day, you have more freedom by becoming less stressed and getting more done in less time. You will have more time for your families and the things you love most in life.


I love that quote by Paulo Coelho –  ” Discipline and freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent because otherwise , you’d sink into chaos”

The right rituals and routines make the right actions automatic, no matter how chaotic things get.

You can’t control the external world, so it’s important that you control what you can and cope with what you can’t.

This is why we are getting up at a specific time each day.

This ritual will create a morning habit that will help you to live the life you always imagined.


Structure. Rules. Rituals. Organization. Planning.As you read this chapter, you will find out that the things above actually equal more freedom, not less.Most people believe that rules and structure mean that you have no freedom. The truth is that without these things, you are stuck- whether it be with someone else’s agenda or being held back by the clock, without structure, it’s tough to be more than average.

“Creating rules for living and sticking to them will guide you to a life of success and wisdom. Though no one will ever be perfect at keeping to the rules. You will be better for trying.”

“Life will be simpler once you start adhering to your own personal philosophies – and not worrying about what others think.” 

“Despite technological advances, a simple to-do list remains the secret of successful people.” 

Do you have a to do list? If so, are you biting off more than you can chew in a day? Are you setting yourself up for failure.

Instead, stick to a handful of very specific, non-conflicting, and actionable items. Don’t forget to do the number one thing first thing in the morning and move on from there.

Schedule your day so that you can own your day.

When you own your day, you own your dreams.

For every moment you spend procrastinating, you miss out on something else that could have gotten done.

Habits, both good and bad are hard to change.

The strongest way to break bad habits is to set up triggers so that you can overcome them.

Little triggers can go along way so let’s set some!

The 10-3-2-10 Goodnight Formula

This system helps you get to bed on time, sleep better, and wake up the next morning well rested and ready for battle.

10 hours before bed – No more caffeine.

3 hours before bed – No more food or alcohol.

2 hours before bed – No more work.

1 hour before bed – No more screen time (turn off all phones, TVs and computers).

0 – The number of times you will hit the snooze button in the morning.

Along with this, to best turn off your brain, do a Brain Dump to write down everything going through your head. This will help you switch tasks, stay focused on the important, and be more present.

There are 5 PILLARS TO SUCCESS that you must follow in order to start controlling your days. They are:
1) Planning and Preparation
2) Professional Accountability
3) Social Support
4) An Incentive
5) The BIG Deadline

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