Productivity Secret From Martin Luther, Perry Marshall, and Me…
Martin Luther was a busy guy.
He wrote “95 Theses…” that challenged the Catholic Church and kicked off the Protestant Reformation.
He defended himself before Church bigwigs who condemned him as a heretic and burned his writings.
He went into hiding and spent 10 months translating the New Testament from Latin to German.
And he said this:
“I have so much to do
that I shall spend
the first three
hours in prayer.”
I know. That doesn’t seem to make sense.
But bear with Martin and me as I explain.
I came across that quote while reading “Detox, Declutter, Dominate…” by Perry Marshall and Robert Skrob – this month’s selection for the Mastermind Book Club.
The book outlines 7 steps to “grow your business 4X faster by eliminating 80% of your wasted efforts.”
“Use Renaissance Time
to Gain Discernment
From page 11 of this 37-page book: “Renaissance Time is time you spend in meditation, prayer, journaling, reading ancient texts, yoga, or walking alone with your thoughts. NO phone calls. NO radio. NO TV. NO podcasts.”
Perry Marshall starts each morning with a cup of tea and his notebook, and he writes – whatever comes to mind. No editing.
“People universally tell me that this morning discipline opens up their schedule rather than crowds it,” Marshall wrote.
And then he shared that quote from Martin Luther.
Count me among the people who think morning renaissance time opens up the schedule.
I have a morning routine similar to Perry’s. A few minutes of meditation, followed by a few minutes of journaling.
I confess. I occasionally let the habit slip.
And then I remember – the hard way – that my focus, clarity, and productivity suffer when I skip my morning routine.
How about you? Do you have a morning routine like this?
Reply and let me know what you do and whether it works as Martin Luther, Perry Marshall, and I describe.
About the Mastermind Book Club
Every month, Ted and I choose a book for club members to discuss. The club is free to join. Here’s a link to join.
You can read the book – but only IF YOU WANT TO.
In the MBC community, members will share short videos, blog posts, and other conversation-starters.
You can comment and participate in any conversation you choose…
…or you can start your post/conversation.
On the fourth Thursday every month, we gather online for a Book Club meeting.
- Share insights drawn from the book.
- Discuss how to apply those insights to improve your business.
- Celebrate success as you or other members implement
- The key word above: IMPLEMENT.
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