Most of the time, before we even get out of bed, we already make a mental list of the things we need to do and want to do.  But, how in the world can you get it all done.  How can you balance work, family and your own life goals with all the things on the to do list.

Laura Vanderkam, author of the series “What the Most Successful People Do,” has researched it and put it all in a book entitled, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings — and Life (affiliate link).

I listened to the audio version of this book and I was so inspired when she started to paint a picture of what a great morning can look like.

Before I knew it, I was looking in my purse for my sketchbook (yes, I carry a mini-sketchbook with me at all times!) and drawing out what I was hearing.  Hope it inspires you.

Enjoy… this could be your typical morning!

For a larger view, click the image to expand.

what successful people do before breakfast, Laura Vanderkam, sketchnotes

Are you a morning person or a night owl? What’s your favorite morning idea from the image? Please share and comment below.

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Visual Thinker | Graphic Recorder | Sketchnote Artist at See In Colors
Lisa Nelson loves to combine art with life. Lisa captures conversations with hand-drawn pictures so people can "see" what's being said. Her visual summaries range from business and leadership to community and faith. Her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Ogilvy & Mather, and Social Media Week. She works locally in the Washington, D.C. area and world-wide.
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