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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi I’m JD Houvener and welcome to the bold today’s show were you the entrepreneur business owner or inventor get your daily inspiration how to make the world a better place it’s so nice to be here this place is awesome I mean this is where you get to see the ideas come to reality okay so to the challenge of the day all right yesterday we had you do your challenge your 10 minute challenge and so today I want to encourage you to think about routines and habits and since you’ve accomplished this goal I hope you did if you didn’t coat you better do it today is making that 10 minutes a habit making a routine something you do maybe once a day even if you want to do more than once a day try to get that ten-minute block maybe the same time every day find a day and maybe in the morning the time of day that works well for you by making a habit in a routine of this concentrated dedicated effort you’re gonna see massive improvements in your productivity and what you want to do with your project or home life or even socially whatever is you’re trying to improve so today’s challenge is to make a habit out of the 10 minute productivity and make sure you just disregard any distractions put the phone on silent or turn it off make sure you’re not in front of a computer make sure all distractions are at bay maybe even warn people like your wife or kids make sure they’re not gonna bombard you ten minutes might seem like a long time and it is if you concentrate your effort in distraction-free environment instead of sharing with you a new patent or a new product I want to give you a list which kind of leap frogs from the last thing we just discussed about habits and so I pulled a list from Entrepreneur Magazine the 25 best habits to have as I’m gonna read you the list wake up early be appreciative smile more eat a healthy breakfast drink water with lemon sighs walk 10k steps eaten vitamins have good time management daily goal-setting get inspired save and invest budget and track ins expenses learn something new organize contribute to others Network breakthrough fears take action follow a plan have positive thinking enjoy me time read and get ample rest these are some of the really good examples of ways that you could spend ten minutes of thinking or work time on one specific thing maybe it’s 10 minutes on making goals setting your to-do list for the day you’re gonna be able to take advantage of that and it’s gonna leapfrog I want to share with you a historical quote relevant to habits and routines and I’ve got one here from the late Mahatma Gandhi your beliefs become your thoughts your thoughts become your words your words become your actions your actions become your habits your habits become your values and your values become your destiny so I encourage you the entrepreneur to think about just one of these types of habits right we listed all 25 don’t get carried away just pick one so you can get that implemented and the next best step when you start implementing and starting a new habit we know it’s not easy right find an accountability partner someone’s gonna hold you accountable it could be a friend a wife a husband a good friend someone’s gonna make sure that you’re holding to that new habit you’ve committed to so again thanks for listening and being a part of the bold today’s show I’m your host JD Houvener be bold today

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About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at