Some mornings, the thing you most want to do is:
Hit the snooze button and go back to bed.
Don’t do it. Get up and attack your day.
Let’s unpack what happens when you have a morning routine, and wake up just one hour earlier every weekday morning.
Waking up one hour earlier every weekday adds five productive hours to your week.
Multiply those five productive hours by 50 weeks a year, and you get 250 hours a year — 6.5 work weeks.
That is a huge advantage no matter what you’re trying to achieve in your life and your business.
With 6.5 extra weeks per year, imagine the competitors you could leave behind. Imagine the new personal bests you could achieve. Imagine how much closer you could come to your goals.
Next time your alarm goes off and you feel like hitting snooze, think about whether it’s worth losing 6.5 weeks’ worth of extra time this year.
I want to challenge you to do this when your alarm goes off instead:
- Get up. Get your water. Get your coffee.
- Focus on the big priorities: pinpoint just 1-3 big items you need to get done.
- Read something to stimulate your mind.
- Take on a physical challenge.
For me the physical challenge is swimming, running, and biking. I like to see how hard I can go. When you take on a big physical challenge in the morning, everything’s easier. I know by 6 or 7 AM, nothing’s going to be as physically tough as the thing I just spent 2-3 hours doing.
This is one of my secret weapons for growing three businesses, raising three kids, and racing triathlons.
Commit to getting up an extra hour earlier every day. See what it does for you.