The Rituals That Drive Patrick Schwarzenegger's Success

Most people are lucky enough to find brief moments of success in their career. But for 27-year-old Patrick Schwarzenegger, it seems like he's made a living out of being successful.

Starting his acting career at 10-years-old and entrepreneurial career at 15, Patrick came into the world guns blazing — and has no plans of cooling down. His current passion is investing in nutrition companies that create healthier food and beverage alternatives.

In spite of the many business endeavors that he juggles, Patrick never wavers from his daily rituals. Learn more about the inspiration behind his hustle and get a sneak peak at what his day-to-day schedule is like.

1. What's the one ritual you follow every day?

I wake up early — around 5:30 AM. It's something that I know my body and mind don't want to do, but by forcing myself to do it, it allows me to start my day with an immediate win.

2. Do you have any health or fitness rituals?

Yes, I work out when I first wake up. It helps me feel energized and alert for the rest of the day, and allows me to feel accomplished and ahead of the game before the work day starts. It's also a great way to begin the day because it's an activity that challenges you both mentally and physically.

3. Do you have any meal-time rituals?

I try to not eat after 8 PM and not eat again until at least 8 AM. I'm also pretty strict about not having any alcohol during the week. But weekends are a tad different.

4. What ritual brings you the most happiness?

I think allowing myself to eat whatever I want on the weekends. I never really do diets or fads... I always just eat really strict and clean on the weekdays, which allows me to really enjoy ice cream on the weekends.

5. When you're feeling drained, what do you do to recharge?

Cold plunge. It's terrible... but you feel amazing after.

6. Who has inspired or influenced any of your rituals?

I think my parents have always influenced my rituals. Even when I was in middle and high school I remember my dad coming in my room at 6 AM, turning the lights on and then walking out [laughs]. He loved to make sure everyone was up early.

7. What's your favorite quote of all time?

"Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, advertise."

Patrick's Supplements

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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