Here's a video on how the wealthy get up early.
It says they rise three hours before they go to work and use that extra time to advance their lives and their fortunes.
They spend a good portion of the morning reading to gain knowledge. They also exercise aerobically 20-30 minutes a day -- which also makes them smarter (the video goes into the biology of how this happens). Combine these two and you have smarter people who do more in life and their careers, and thus make more money.
A few thoughts:
- Spending extra time to grow your career is well worth the investment. That extra time could net you several million dollars extra over the course of your working lifetime.
- Exercising not only saves/extends your life but it can both save and make you more money. Good stuff!
- Put the above two points together and this is how getting up early can help you become wealthy.
I used to be a night owl and HATED the mornings. Then we had kids. :)
Slowly, over time, I began getting up earlier and earlier. I was reading (mostly) during this extra time, but some time was also allocated to thinking and planning.
More recently I read The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) and have been more intentional with my early mornings.
Here's what I do now in the morning:
- Weigh myself (daily weigh-ins keep me accountable)
- Drink 24 oz of water and a protein shake
- Check my sites to make sure they are up, record daily stats, etc.
- Read for 15-30 minutes on personal finance and business
- Do a couple chess puzzles
- Head to work out
I get home about 10 am or so, having taken the long walk home (on nice days) and having 7,000 to 10,000 steps already under my belt.
Of course I can do this because I'm retired, but many of the principles can work for those employed as well. The idea is to get up earlier and use that time to accomplish the things in life you want to accomplish.
Any other early risers out there?