These rituals are the difference between success and failure.

Today I’m going to share with you some important tools that will ultimately determine whether you are successful or not.

I know that’s big, so lend me your ear for a moment and allow me to share what I’ve learned with you.

I’m about halfway done writing the first draft of my second book here in Bali. I’ve written half my book in less than two weeks. How? Rituals.

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to create and accomplish so much, and others don’t? Do you ever find yourself envious of the accomplishments of others? Does it seem really hard to find the time and energy for what’s most important to you?

I’ve got good news – that can all change. Right. Now.

The quality of your life is greatly influenced by the quality of your rituals (i.e., habits). What you do each and every day, how you do it and the intention with which you do it are all factors in whether or not you will be successful.

I want to share with you the most important rituals I’ve found that greatly influence my ability to achieve any goal our outcome I desire.

Your habits greatly affect your life. Healthy habits create a healthy life. Spiritual habits create a spiritual life. Disempowered habits create a disempowered life.

Nothing is wrong with you; it’s just time to change your rituals.

I know what it’s like to feel like I’m on a hamster wheel and can’t ever get off. I know what it’s like to feel like things can’t ever change. I know what it’s like to barely have any energy or drive. And I know how frustrating it can be to want to change this all around and yet now quite know how.

Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.

Then when you’re done, I have a challenge for you.

In the comments below, let me know what your old, disempowering habits were and then, declare out loud to me, God and the world what your new and empowering rituals will be.
What will the long term benefit be of creating these new rituals? How will your life change?

Make it a great day.

Lots of love from Bali,

Mastin

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Hi and welcome to Claim Your Power TV with your host Mastin Kipp, where each week I will guide you to live your purpose with passion! This week we’re going to talk about rituals that are the difference between success and failures.

I really believe that the quality of your life is the quality of your rituals and your consistent habits. A ritual is not necessarily a seance or standing over a fire and doing something strange. A ritual is a habit that you do every single day. And really when you look at high achievers, high performers or anyone who achieves a goal or a desired outcome, one of the things they have in common is consistency.

Consistency is perhaps one of the greatest attributes and assets that you could ever have towards achieving living the life of your dreams and living your purpose. 

And there are certain rituals that will set you up to win or set you up to fail. And I want to share those with you today in this video. It’s very simple, and here’s what it is: your nighttime ritual and your morning ritual. I really think the most important ritual is not your morning ritual but your nighttime ritual because your nighttime sets you up for your morning.

I want you to think about this. What do you do at night? What do you do before bed? So there are a couple of options. You could stress out on the computer, eat a ton of food that’s massively fatty and starchy, drink a bunch of alcohol and then pass out. Right? That’s one ritual. And then you wake up in the morning and you’re like why am I so tired? And you need like 30 injections of coffee to get going and then you skip meals in the morning, you don’t exercise, you don’t meditate and you kind of pull yourself through the day until sometime between 1 o’clock and 3 o’clock you crash and then you eat a bunch of sugar or drink a bunch of caffeine to push yourself through. And you haven’t really managed your food all day. And then in the evening you do the same things because you drag yourself home and you’re tired and you stuff yourself full of a bunch of food that’s like a reward for your hard day, and then this cycle repeats itself.

I want to talk to you today and have a sobering, real, heart-to-heart conversation about your nighttime ritual, specifically, and then your morning ritual.

Here is an ideal nighttime ritual: We want you to focus on getting home in time to take care of yourself. Setting boundaries with work or school or kids or whatever you have to do to set boundaries so that you get home in time. If you’re working overtime every single day and you get home and you have 15 minutes before you’re supposed to get to bed, that’s not self-care. So first of all, we need enough time in the evening to take care of ourselves. We want to make the evening about tidying up around the house. We want to make the evening about setting your day up so that when you wake up, you’re good to go.

So what that looks like for me is this: I believe one of the most important things that you’ve got to do to have a healthy life and a passionate, charged, energetic life is to drink water. There are tons of studies on how important water is. So one of the things I do every night before I go to bed is… I drink nine of these, that’s nine liters every single day. I fill it up and I put it in the fridge. It takes five minutes, but it’s the most important five minutes of my day because when I fill up my bottles of water, it helps me be hydrated the entire day long which prevents disease and increases metabolism and gives me energy and helps my skin out and flushes my system out and all the things that water has this great benefit of doing. But I also get all my supplements ready to go. I get all my  pre- and post- workout stuff ready to go. I grind the coffee. I fill the water pot so in the morning all I have to do is flip it on and, boom, It’s like there’s hot water there. I prep everything so that when I wake up, I go.

And by going, what I do is I exercise, I take my supplements, I have an immediate breakfast, and then I meditate. And I set my intention for the day. But that is made possible by my nighttime rituals. So my nighttime rituals are making sure that everything for the morning is set up on time, making sure that I have a proper wind-down practice, scheduling a stopping point for technology, scheduling a stopping point for turning Facebook and social media off, not getting stressed out with all the work and all of the demands of running a multimillion-dollar business. I have to turn it off and I have to start to wind down because when you’re stressed out and cortisol adrenaline is running, that’s not a great cocktail in your body for going to sleep.

The other thing is your nighttime ritual helps you fall asleep. So take a relaxing bath, meditation at the end of the day to slow down the mind, making sure that you don’t eat two or three hours before bed so that you’re not going to bed on a full stomach. See the thing is, when you go to bed on a full stomach and your body is digesting a bunch of food, it disrupts your sleep patterns. So these are things that you can do at night to set yourself up to have a great morning.

What does this look like? Not eating two or three hours before bed. Making sure that you’re hydrated throughout the day. Making sure that you’ve set yourself up in the morning so that you can wake up and go. Get your water going. Get your multivitamins going. Get the coffee ground. Whatever it is you’ve got to do time make sure that you’re up and ready to go.

And then, have a relaxing evening environment. So lighting a candle, get a diffuser, take a bath – whatever you’ve got to do to wind down. There are some great sleep aids on the market. 5-HTP and melatonin and magnesium are some great ways to help you wind down and go to sleep. And then that allows you to get – check this – eight hours of sleep! That is your badge of honor. Can you get eight hours of sleep? Because if you have the right nighttime ritual with the right boundaries at night, you CAN get eight hours of sleep. It means you’ve got to say no to social functions more, it means you’ve got to manage your time more and set better boundaries in your afternoons and evenings, but you can do this.

And in the morning are you breaking your fast with good food? I have an incredible, well-balanced breakfast every single morning. I do an hour of morning cardio every morning. I do 20-30 minutes of meditation every morning. I have my multivitamins and my supplements every morning. I do my visualization every morning. And all of that is done before I’m getting on email and going about my day.

So the two rituals that will set you up for massive success are your nighttime ritual and your morning ritual.

So here’s my request. You might be watching this video over on Facebook or over on YouTube. Come on over to TheDailyLove.com and leave a comment below and let us know how are you going to improve your nighttime ritual? Your nighttime ritual determines the quality of your life because it sets you up to have a great morning. How are you going to improve your morning ritual so that you can have a power and purpose-driven day? Really answer these questions. Come on over to TheDailyLove.com and leave a comment below and let me know.

The other thing is make sure to subscribe to us on YouTube so that you can get immediate access to when we upload new videos and new training videos. Also, please come over to TheDailyLove.com and enter your name and email address so I can send you email updates that are only available through email. Most importantly, and as always here at Claim Your Power TV, my great wish is for you to get out there, take action and make it real. We’ll see you next week!

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  • Twila Winkler

    Inspiring video, I have always tried to keep a morning ritual, however I never have had an evening ritual. I am going to try and incorporate drinking water all day like you suggested because I suck at drinking water. I am also going to incorporate in the evenings the hot bath, meditation to wind down before bed, and add the other suggestions along the way. Thank you for sharing.

    • Mastin

      huge! Your evenings determine your mornings, which determine your whole day! Go Twila!

    • Jenny

      Me neither Twila!

      • Now’s a great time to start, Jenny 🙂 ~Team Mastin

  • Miranda kate

    I am trying to get myself to bed earlier, so I am better rested and not so tired and then in the morning I am trying to do the things I want to do and not fritter my time. It’s still hit and miss. I lack the discipline! But thanks for this post, it’s interesting.

    • It’s a great start, Miranda, by getting to bed earlier! Then try implementing a few of the other ideas Mastin suggested to really set up your days for success! ~Team Mastin

  • Rebekka von Benten

    I would like to add two small psychohygiene rituals that take up no time at all and made all the difference in how I view daily life 🙂 I call them the morning and evening questions.
    Before I fall asleep at night, I ask, “Which three nice things happened during the day?” Doesn’t have to be anything big. Things like “the cinnamon on my coffee” or “seeing that cat on the neighbor’s window sill” can be all there is sometimes.
    And in the morning, before I get out of bed, I answer myself to “What am I looking forward to today?”, “Whom will I treat to something today?”, and “What am I proud of in myself?” Especially for the last one it is sometimes not easy… little things suffice, like “folding away my clothes”, “holding the door open for that person in the store”.
    It helped me focus much more on the positive stuff that happens around me all day. A really nice realization, too 🙂

    • Those are great recommendations, Rebekka! It is always beneficial to be positive and grateful. We appreciate you sharing these with the community! ~Team Mastin

  • Totally agree. My rituals keep me balanced.

    • Yes, they keep us balanced that’s for sure! Keep it up, Tatia 🙂 ~Team Mastin

  • I love this confirmation, I decided to create a ritual for my life to include all the things I know is important for my spiritual development which overflows to all aspects of my life. I AM LIVING AGELESSLY! Thank have enjoyed your blogs for about 3 years now and appreciate your wisdom. Thanks for sharing Mariann Moore Miami FL

    • Thank YOU, Mariann, for being part of this community! We’re so glad you loved this week’s video and that the rituals you have set in your life are bringing you abundance! ~Team Mastin

  • I couldn’t agree more with you Mastin. My life took a drastic turn for the better when I started incorporating evening and morning rituals. Every morning, I meditate, write a daily inspiration on my blog and sip on a nice cup of hot water and lemon. Then I have a healthy breakfast and workout. In the evening, I have a reminder on my phone to disconnect from all devices an hour before going to bed (this one is still difficult for me) and I don’t take in any negativity like the news on TV. How we start our day sets the tone for our day so chaos and self neglect will only bring more of the same. Love you Mastin! Xoxo

    • ⭐️ Jenny Kovacs ⭐️

      I love the disconnect from all devices an hour before bed

    • You’ve got it! We’re so happy you have found a routine that works so well for you! ~Team Mastin

  • Jenny

    Love these tips Mastin! So many focus on morning rituals, I love what you’ve shared here. I’m going to set an alarm (to stop working), eat, bathe, and …read!

    • ⭐️ Jenny Kovacs ⭐️

      Hope you can ‘see’ me now?

      • Beautiful picture! ~Team Mastin

        • ⭐️ Jenny Kovacs ⭐️

          Aww fanks *said with british accent*

    • Love this plan, Jenny! You can do it!! ~Team Mastin

      • ⭐️ Jenny Kovacs ⭐️

        Am putting into action as we speak! It the pm here in London as I type!

  • Tara Keffer

    I love this video! I have to be honest, the reason I love it is because this has been something I’ve been wanting to do but have really struggled with being consistent (like more than 1 or 2 nights in a row). I have a terrible habit of falling asleep with my 4 year old who always wants me to lie down with her at bedtime and it’s gone on for literally years and it really does throw off my whole life. I’ve tried to set boundaries but am so exhausted by the end of the day anyway, again I find it hard to be consistent. I’m hoping this video is the motivation I need to make lasting change. I might bookmark it to watch again and again as a reminder 🙂

    • Hi Tara! I think many parents fall into that routine at bedtime and like you mentioned, it can really throw you out of wack. So it’s great to hear that you’re acknowledging this and really ready to set boundaries and make this work for you. It might make a few rough nights at first, but in the end you’ll both reap the benefits!! ~Team Mastin

  • Gaynelle Jasper

    Thank you so much for this very valuable reminder, Mastin. I’ve known for a long time, of the gold that lies in RITUALS. This stuff’s not deep, it just requires discipline. I’ve been meditating morning and night, since February of 2014, and except for about four or five times, I have been consistent. This, for me, has been amazing, since discipline has always been a challenge for me. You’re reminding me today, that I deserve to reap the benefits of even more healthy rituals. For today, getting to bed earlier and getting my 7-8 hours of sleep and then rising early tommorow, will be my goal!! <3

    • Sounds like a great goal, Gaynelle! We look forward to hearing how it works for you! ~Team Mastin

  • Sheila

    I work as a nurse 12.5 hr night shifts. My co workers and myself have a very difficult time with day night things. It is not as simple as flipping day for night. Our schedules vary week to week. The world is on a day schedule so unless we must return that night we are doing all sorts of tasks. Even when we must return that night most of us just nap during the day getting much less than 8 hours. Please help. Many sources have good suggestions but it’s difficult for us to apply.
    Thank you.

    • Hey Sheila! We definitely get this. Really it doesn’t have to be a day or night thing. It’s about getting yourself prepared ahead of time for your “day” – whenever that may be and making sure you set aside time to care for yourself. So it may be getting things ready at 10am so when you wake up at 6pm after your nap (or glorious 8-hr sleep!), you’re ready to then start your day and head off to work. And if you know you have to do a double shift, it’s preparing for that, like preparing your food, your uniform, setting aside special time to meditate even if for 5 minutes, etc. We so appreciate you and the work you do. We know you can do this! ~Team Mastin

  • Whitney

    Hi Mastin!

    First of all, I greatly admire and appreciate your work. Thank you for all you bring to the world!

    This is great advice. The day you described as an example of bad nighttime choices leading to bad choices in the morning and through the day can sometimes sound exactly like me. It feels yucky. Luckily all it takes is a few days of getting into a new rhythm to start developing the new habit. Then that downward spiral through the day reverses and becomes an awesome upward spiral! The morning is easier and full of energy, your body feels great after eating healthy food, you feel centered after meditating and on and on. Plus when we feel good we’re attracting more good towards us so everyone around us seems more upbeat too!

    Whitney

    P.S..Just an hour ago I was listening to a Marianne Williamson recorded seminar and heard you ask her a question from the audience. Ha! 🙂

    • We’re glad this resonated with you, Whitney! It’s great to hear that you are able to easily pick up your rituals again after falling out of them for a night. It sounds like they really work for you 🙂 ~Team Mastin

  • Kate Walsh

    I’d love to hear how other solo parents incorporate these types of rituals into their days. The idea of an hour of cardio in the morning sounds great but I can hardly even have a shower!! 🙂

    • Tammy Gray

      I have a set routine I’ve been doing for the last 60 days. I get up an hour before my kids because thats the only time I really have to do anything for myself. I meditate for about 5 min, use affirmations which takes a couple of minutes, yoga for 15min, journal about how i want my day to go and read something that inspires me for about 10min. My night routine is to set up my water for the morning along with my journal, the book I’m reading, pens, a candle, and my yoga gear. I have two boys aged 3 and almost 2. They go to bed around 8.30 and get up around 7.30 so I set my alarm for 6am because i also work on my own blog during my me time. Its made a world of difference being able to start my day as my first priority

      • Thanks for sharing, Tammy! That is an excellent way to start your day off right and get the things done you need! ~Team Mastin

      • Silfath Pinto

        Nice routine Tammy!!

    • Hi Kate! This is a great place to post your question! Hopefully you get some more helpful tips like Tammy’s below. It may feel like an impossible feat to wake up early before your kids but it really will set you up for a better day, which will lead into a better night and hopefully allow you to get to bed sooner – and then it won’t be quite so hard to get up early 🙂 We’re cheering you on! ~Team Mastin

    • Silfath Pinto

      Hi Kate!
      See my reply to Janet above. Hopefully it helps. 🙂

  • Janet

    Hi Mastin,

    Thank you so much for your inspiring videos. I love the idea of a morning and nighttime routine. I already have a night routine because that is essential for my day. I go to bed really early, make sure my house is tidy, i prep the bottles for my baby and a healthy breakfast for myself. I also fall asleep with a guided meditation.

    I would love to know if you have any suggestions for parents with a newborn. Because my baby does not sleep and wake up on set times and still needs a bottle at night, it is a challenge to get enough sleep and create a good morning routine. I am not sure if setting my alarm before my baby wakes up is better (that would be at 05:30) to create a morning routine or invest in getting enough sleep.

    Greetings from Janet from the Netherlands

    • Hi Janet! With a newborn around, there is definitely a lack of sleep AND routine, that’s for sure 🙂 But it sounds like you really have a great nighttime routine, which is awesome! As far as choosing one over the other, you really need to make that decision for yourself. Maybe try a week where you sleep in until the baby does and then try a week where you get up early to give yourself more time in the morning. And then decide which really seems to be more valuable at this time for you. And of course, be prepared to change as your baby gets older 🙂 Wishing you the best! ~Team Mastin

      • Janet

        Thank you so much, it’s a combination of surviving and routine i guess, but i’ll keep trying! 🙂

        • Silfath Pinto

          Hi Janet!
          A routine that could be great in the morning would be one with your body. As women, being in our body is essential to stay centered, vibrant and connected to our innate feminine wisdom. And often after pregnancy women disconnect to their body which is an infinite well of wisdom and pleasure.

          So maybe you can try:
          – Touch and loving words for 5 minutes (great self-care also as touch is healing and rejuvenating) to your whole body
          – sensual stretch in your bed with a dong that feels really good to you
          – 1 hand on heart and 1 on lower belly breathing in 2nd and 4th chakra, saying gratitude

          Those rituals can take 5-10 minutes to wake up centered, nourished and awake in your feminine energy.

  • maryann.

    Hi Mastin. So happy to hear you’re halfway there on your new book. I’m staying close to all my fellow writers in Bali and getting so much depth from your weekly infusion! Can’t wait to hear more. You’re spot on. My love to you and sweet Jenna!!
    Love n blessings! Maryann

    • That’s great, Maryann! Sending much love to you! ~Team Mastin

    • Silfath Pinto

      Hi Maryann!
      I am coming to Bali April 9th as I will be hosting a sacred feminine retreat from April 14 to 21. I am a writer too and felt like connecting with you. Will you be in Bali then?

  • Susan Blackman

    I would be very careful posting
    that you drink 9 litres of water a day. There is a condition called hyponatremia
    (dilution of the blood caused by drinking too much water) can lead to
    water intoxication, an illness whose symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea,
    vomiting, frequent urination, mental disorientation & death.
    Other than that, I loved the article & suggestions. Thank you.

    • Mastin

      Yes, you are right. All the docs we’ve talked to says that 1 oz / lb will not lead to this condition. Thank you for this concern Susan, it’s a valid point.

  • Conny Esquivel

    I like you so much!!! right words timing Mastin!! Thank you

    • We’re so glad this came at the right time for you, Conny! Thank YOU! ~Team Mastin

  • Huich In

    I’d like to improve my night time and morning ritual by disconnecting with social media. I’m finding that it takes up a lot of my time and I get easily distracted from other activities that are more beneficial, like reading, writing, or meditating.

    You rock btw!

  • Tricia Barker

    I tell people all the time to disconnect from media before going to bed. We are out of touch with nature and health to a large degree in our society. That is why camping and hiking so often “rights” us. Part of the message from my NDE was to remind people to become earth stewards and live more connected to nature. Sleep is a healing tool of nature. I have noticed that when I am able to lucid dream and fly in my sleep, I become more in control of my waking reality. https://triciabarkernde.com/2016/06/28/lucid-dreaming-the-beauty-of-dream-control/

  • Ana Laura Martorano

    I think my morning ritual is pretty good but I have never thought about my night time ritual. I wake up at 7.00 am every day, one hour before my daughter and husband and do my yoga routine and I just added meditation to it. Then I prepare breakfast and wake up my family so we can have breakfast together, this is a very important part of my morning ritual and also will be in my night time ritual, we all sit at the table and have meal together.
    I am totally able to create a night time ritual, is just I’ve never thought of it. At night we eat dinner early because our daughter goes to bed pretty early since she is only two years old, that gives us enough time to reconnect as a couple or maybe do things that we enjoy on our own but I will totally add: disconnecting, relaxing, lighting candles or incense, and getting prepared for the morning!

    Thanks for the tip!.