This episode is Part 1 of a 3-part series on productivity and time management. This week, I share 5 practical things you can do – starting tomorrow – to start waking up early during the week to do what you want to do for yourself.
Adulting is pretty much about managing different priorities, goals, relationships, and responsibilities. For me, managing all the expectations and goals I’ve set starts with growing my faith and waking up early. I have read books and articles, and listened to way too many interviews with people I consider successful and high achieving. Waking up early to do things that matter is a common habit mentioned in the research, and from the personal stories of many successful people, regardless of their field, notoriety, or profession.
As we get older, our personal and professional ambitions get more fancy and complex, and intersect in ways we don’t realize – for better or worse. Since our days are still capped at 24 hours, it is increasingly important to have habits, practices, and systems in place that will support the likelihood of us achieving that goals we have set. Because time is one of our most valuable and limited resources, I wanted to spend a few episodes on productivity and time management.
Mentioned in this episode:
- 13TH, the Netflix Documentary directed by Ava DuVernay
- Laura Vanderkam’s audio book “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast“
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