Waking up is HARD!!!
It takes discipline and effort to throw those covers off early in the morning, but doing so can mean big changes in your life. One trait that many successful CEOs and entrepreneurs have in common is the practice of waking up early.
Why early matters?
Waking up early allows you to get a jumpstart on your day. It helps you get more done, and be more focused. Another important benefit is that it begins to build discipline into your life which spills over into other areas and starts to snowball.
Undoubtably, the first question people ask me about getting up early is how early is early? Well…it depends. For me, it’s between 4:30 – 5:00 am. For you it might be different. The time doesn’t matter that much. What matters is that you are getting up sooner than normal to focus on a) improving and growing you or b) an important, valuable project.
Your Worst Enemy
The snooze button. It can derail your progress in a flick of your finger.
I host a podcast show, Taking Life Head On, for my friend Hal Elrod. A few weeks ago he was on vacation and we did not have a chance to pre-record an episode. We decide that I would do a solo episode talking about Hal’s Five Step Snooze Proof Wake Up strategy.
I think you will find tons of value in that episode so I highly encourage you to check it out below:
The Five Step Snooze Proof Wake Up Strategy
- Step 1: Set Your Intentions The Night Before
- Step 2: Keep Your Alarm Clock Across the Room
- Step 3: Brush Your Teeth and Wash Your Face
- Step 4: Drink a Full Glass of Water
- Step 5: Get Dressed
Comment Question: Do you have other strategies that help you beat the alarm clock in the morning? Share them below.