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I have two personalities. My night self and my morning self.
Sometimes we don’t get along.
When my night self decides to stay up a little later, my morning self isn’t too happy.
My night self goes to sleep thinking about all of the great and productive things I’m going to do in the morning.
But sometimes my morning self wakes up thinking my night self is an over-achiever and I should just go back to sleep.
Sound familiar? Here is how I am able to combat my morning self and get stuff done…
Mornings are my favorite time of the day.
I can get more done in the first 2 hours of the morning than I can in the next 8 hours of the workday.
Since I’ll be publishing an article tomorrow on successful mornings (I’ll even be sharing my morning ritual), I thought it would be appropriate to share this awesome infographic today.
Let’s quickly go over a few key things to morning time…
What is a self-development blueprint?
It’s simply a game plan or a blueprint for improving your life and yourself.
We’re constantly growing and learning. It helps to make a plan. Learning is much more effective when it’s strategic.
Are you reading books, listening to audio and watching videos? Most of us are.
Are they getting you closer to your goals? Let’s start working on your game plan…
Small progress over time leads to huge results.
Gradual increase + persistence = new habits. It’s that simple.
Small habits might not seem life-changing at first, but when you look back, you will see something amazing.
You will see huge progress compounding over time.
That’s exactly how you measure your goals. Looking backwards.
The past gives us all the information we need and it tells us what we need to change.
Let’s look at how to effectively measure goals and see our progress…
Have you ever read an article on productivity and thought it would be great for someone without a family, but with a family, you couldn’t really implement most of it?
I’ve been married for almost 9 years. My wife and I have 4 kids. I’ve been there before.
I’m always looking for ways to increase my productivity, but I admit, it’s not very motivating to read an article about having a 3 hour long morning routine.
Don’t get me wrong, that sounds awesome! And I would love to that, but unfortunately, I work, spend time with my family, exercise and, oh yeah…sleep (when I’m free to do so).
I don’t have 3 hours for a morning routine and as much as I would like to, it’s just not going to happen right now.
That doesn’t mean we can’t be productive. I’m very productive and so is my family.
I have found some things that work. It’s possible to be productive, even with a big family.
Let me share what has worked for me…
Have you ever heard of The Slight Edge?
It’s a book, but more importantly, it’s a concept. A very successful concept, I might add.
I’m not going to take all day to explain what it is…
The Slight Edge is the idea of making small changes and small progress over a long period of time, which leads to extraordinary results.
Now, there’s more to it than that, but that’s the “nutshell” explanation.
Let me explain exactly how it works, how it’s applied and how it can make you rich…
I came across 9 thing to make this your most productive week ever.
Who wouldn’t want to make this week the most productive week ever?
Doesn’t that just sound awesome? It’s actionable. It’s applicable.
I wanted to make sure these ideas were all as effective as they sounded.
So I tried this entire list for several weeks and got some awesome results. I included a small note after each number to tell you exactly what I learned about each one.
At a bare minimum, you must try #8. This was an eye opener for me.
Now it’s something I add to my schedule every week…
Do you drink coffee everyday?
If you’re over 18, you probably do. Statistically.
Over 50% over Americans (over the age of 18) consume coffee on a daily basis.
You may be the kind of person who gets cranky when you don’t have your coffee, or you may be able to go without it.
Either way, if you drink it everyday, you are sabotaging yourself from the benefits you could be getting from that age-old energy booster known as caffeine.
Here’s how you should be doing it…