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The New Habit Challenge: Wake Up Insanely Early

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There are so many proponents out there for starting your day early, it’s kind of hard to ignore this advice--though for my entire life I’ve always preferred shrugging the idea off and hitting the snooze button more times than I can count.


“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Yeah, okay Ben Franklin, I’ll take that under advisement.


But it seems like almost any successful person you can think of starts their morning insanely early: Square CEO Jack Dorsey rises at 5:30 a.m., Virgin Group founder Richard Branson wakes around 5:45 a.m., and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz gets up at 4:30 a.m. every morning--good thing he has an infinite supply of coffee at his disposal.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

 Suggesting you rise before the sun is even up may seem a little mean. So we'll wake our groggy selves up, too, for some extra motivation.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 4, 2014 1:50 AM

There is so much in this article that rings true. I, myself wake up at five in the morning and then go for a half an hour walk. It is that magical hour where you can plan for the whole day. Since I also do a lot of creative writing, I use this time to search for ideas and thoughts  that I can use while writing. 

Denise Griffitts's curator insight, August 4, 2014 10:34 AM

This is something that comes very naturally to me as I sleep very little anyway. Mornings, for me at least, are the most productive time of day. I also use this time before dawn to review my weekly goals and decide what one thing I can do TODAY to move myself closer to accomplishing that goal. And then I go do it!

howtoselllaptop's curator insight, August 5, 2014 12:52 AM

Ya ..! i just agree to it

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What I Learned From A Week Of Waking Up Early

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I’ve written about many productive people who use this strategy. I’ve also found it hard to implement in my own life. I am not a morning person. I also have three small children who, until about six months ago, woke me up so early that the thought of getting up any earlier just made me want to hide under the covers. However, as I started looking ahead to the deadline for a book I’m writing, and realized that I would need to be more productive and focused, I decided to try waking up early for a week to work, in the hopes that I would get more done.


I spent the past week doing just that. The results have been positive, though not so overwhelmingly positive that I’m going to wake up before dawn for the rest of my life. I am, however, willing to keep trying it from time to time.


Before my new morning ritual, I was waking up between 7 and 7:30 (yes, this is one of the upsides of having no commute). I got up, got the kids breakfast, and started working around 8.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

You know the advice: If you want to get more done, try going to bed earlier and getting up earlier. You turn wasted evening TV time into productive morning hours. You can accomplish big things before most people eat breakfast.

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23 Must See TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

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I’m a big fan of motivational videos (which you probably already know if you read my post on my productive morning routine). Because of this, I’m hugely grateful to the TED Talks organization for putting out so much great material that inspires me and keeps me going on my toughest days.


If you’re new to TED Talks, finding great videos amongst the thousands that are out there can be challenging. That’s why I’ve put together the following list of my favorite 23 “must see” videos (note – I’ve added the run time beneath each video so that you can pick one to watch based on the amount of time you have available). Bookmark this page and then come back whenever you’re in the need for a little motivation!

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

If you’re new to TED Talks, finding great videos amongst the thousands that are out there can be challenging.

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The Trouble with Snooze Buttons (and with Modern Sleep)

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On a typical workday morning, if you’re like most people, you don’t wake up naturally. Instead, the ring of an alarm clock probably jerks you out of sleep. Depending on when you went to bed, what day of the week it is, and how deeply you were sleeping, you may not understand where you are, or why there’s an infernal chiming sound. Then you throw out your arm and hit the snooze button, silencing the noise for at least a few moments.


Just another couple of minutes, you think. Then maybe a few minutes more.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Drifting off after an alarm can leave you more tired, not less. Could there be a better way to feel rested?

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What The Happiest People Know About Work

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Study, work hard, and you will be successful.

 

This was the mantra repeated by educators throughout my youth. None of them added "be happy" to the success equation.

 

But a growing body of research in positive psychology and neuroscience is demonstrating that happiness is the secret ingredient to success. It turns out, our brains are more engaged, creative, productive, and resilient when in a positive state.

 

All this unhappiness comes with a high price tag to businesses, costing more than $550 billion a year in lost productivity. In his book, Donovan identifies 60 simple steps individuals can take to improve their happiness and get back on the path to success. Here are six of the top things happy workers do:


Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Hard work and skills will only get you so far. The most successful people also find joy in working life. It's not as difficult as it may seem.

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Denise Gabbard's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:19 PM

Doing what you love can make you happy-- finding a way to make money while doing what you love is even better! 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 10, 2014 7:55 PM

If you don't enjoy what you do it is very difficult to be successful.  There are ways to re-frame the way that you look at things to help you focus on what is important to you.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 2014 11:01 PM

Avoiding energy sappers is what led me to retire from teaching. It was not the students and parents. It was the bureaucratic and technocratic nonsense that went on in school which passes itself off as education.

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What The Sleep Habits of Famous Writers Reveal About Their Productivity

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I am somewhat obsessed with what the most successful people do before breakfast. Mornings are simply a great time to get things done. Our supply of willpower is at its peak early in the day, and consequently, it makes sense that people would be better able to focus and do difficult things like, say, crank out great literature.

Indeed, many great writers have created prodigious bodies of work by rising early. But many others have created prodigious bodies of work by rising late. So perhaps it’s all a wash in the end--more a matter of personal preference than anything else.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Getting up early is a real chore for many especially when it doesn't come naturally. Set your alarm earlier, and you may be surprised at how easily pen meets page.

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