The Blog of Jake Kelfer
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In the spirit of building positive habits and increasing happiness, creating and executing a morning routine can have a profound impact.
What you include in your morning routine can trigger increased happiness as well as the development of habits that can shape your day.
Morning routines don't have to be extravagant or take that much time. I know people who spend 3 minutes each morning on their morning routine because that is all they have before work and I know people who spend 3 hours each morning on their routine.
To give you an idea of a morning routine, I'll walk you through mine.
It's almost time! The launch of Elevate Your Network is coming and I am so thrilled for the world to read it.
I think some of the best books, blog posts, articles, content come when there's a purpose behind the message. There are a ton of people who can create great messaging, but for me having a WHY makes it that much more meaningful to both me as the creator and you as the consumer. I think this principle is true for life and business as well.
A lot of thought has gone into my book and the "elevate" brand, so I figured it was time to share some of this logic.
Now, for the good stuff and inspiration behind the book - the color scheme, why each chapter is called a Kelf Key, and why there are 25 Kelf Keys.
This is me, Jake Kelfer.
I’m just a guy living my life, trying to enjoy every day.
I love making people smile.
I wake up at 5:32am on weekdays and every morning I try to have my first thought be “Today is a great day!
Why do we spend more time criticizing people we don't know and whining about things we can't control than encouraging people we love and enjoying what we have?
I've been contemplating this idea of criticism vs encouragement. It makes no sense to me that we spend hours a day on social media only to criticize the things/people we see. We often let other peoples' experiences, commentary or opinions dictate our conversation. Why?
After a lot of cool feedback from my 17 Random Thoughts from China article, I decided I'd do one from my trip to Colorado. Anytime I had an interesting thought I'd write it down or take note for later. My time in Colorado was split into three days in Boulder and then one day in Denver. If you haven't been to Colorado, you should. It's a great place!
1. People are the driving force behind great experiences. Don’t waste time trying to please everyone or hang out with the people you think you should. Find people you enjoy and spend your time with them. Shoutout to the Sommer family!
This article is exactly what it sounds like. While I was in China, I had many thoughts come through my head as I experienced a completely new culture and spent a lot of time doing personal reflection. The following thoughts are 100% random and were written down as they came to me.
Random thought #1: I’m the only American in the area while we transfer flights. It makes me think about what it must be like for someone who comes to America for the first time. They are clueless, alone, unsure of the language and experience so many more feelings. Are we doing whatever we can to help?