I’m sure you’ve seen article after article that talk about what really successful CEOs do to keep their productivity high.
Often, those articles will center around why those CEOs often get up really early in the morning. And, maybe like me, you’ve thought, “Well, if it works for them…”
After 8 months of desperately trying to permanently change my chronotype (explained in the video below), I am officially tapping out.
And I share exactly why it didn’t work for me (and why it may not work for you).
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Hope this helps!
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Hey there, it’s David H Lawrence the 17th. And today I come to you.
Hat in hand head bowed.
I have failed.
I have failed miserably and I couldn’t be happier about it. So.
There are tons and tons of articles.
That talk about why High performers and CEOs?
dot-com Founders end
college students going to Ivy League schools
very very productive
When they get up in the morning at 5:30 or 4:30 or 3:30?
one of my coaches J Rodney Turner
Gets up at three 3:30 in the morning so that he has a real big leap on his day.
It should be noted that Jay Rodney Turner has family responsibilities.
That he bakes into his schedule.
And has created this schedule so that he can fulfill those. I don’t have such.
It should also be noted that he’s a farmer.
So he may be used to getting up that early in the morning and end. I was on morning DJ. I was a morning radio DJ for
decades and I
Got up every morning at 3:30 in the morning to do a 5:30 a.m. Start for my show.
And when I quit one of the joys was that I could sleep in as long as I want it.
I died completely became a late Riser late sleeper late going to better.
I started just getting you know, what sort of Envy when I was reading all of these articles last year about these people
to get up really early in the morning.
And I thought okay, then I’ll let me see if this works and for the first, you know, maybe two months.
It was tough. It was really tough. One of the article said.
You’re just going to you don’t want to work your way back. Like, you know, if you go to bed at 2 in the morning.
Don’t go to bed the next night at 1 the next night at midnight the next time it alleges.
you know just
rip the Band-Aid off
Go to bed really early.
And know that it’s going to be really tough for you to fall asleep.
And the next day is going to be really tough cuz going to be a really long day.
so I tried it, I really did and you know, I found
that for that
That two or three months.
There was some real advantages to being up first thing in the morning cuz the whole world hadn’t started.
There their procession toward me.
And I did get a lot of stuff done. I found myself really productive, but I found myself really unhappy as well.
There’s this concept called a chronotype and it’s a series of animal names.
that are associated with
How your Rhythm how you were clock?
Operates there some people who are very early risers.
There’s some people who are kind of normal. There are people who
And then there are people who are late risers. The late risers are called wolves.
They stay up very late.
And then they they wake up late. So they stay up until one two three four in the morning and then I get up at like
10 11 12, you know, and they are called wolves.
The people that get up really early in the morning are designated as lions.
So they get up at like 5:30 in the morning to get to bed by 9.
And I desperately tried to change micronta type from a wolf.
To Alliance. Oh that I could enjoy these wonderful.
you know, it bandages and what I found was
My body was yelling at me saying no, that’s that’s not what I want. That’s not what feeds me that’s not what nourishes me.
and it was kind of exacerbated by the fact that
I had the shoulder issue.
It was hard for me to fall asleep.
By the way, I had an MRI the other day had a panic attack in the MRI machine, but I got an Open MRI later that afternoon.
Got my results back.
Touch of arthritis and a partially damaged
Tendon a torn.
Tendon that might need surgery. So you may see me in a sling.
at some point maybe not they haven’t determined whether or not
The procedures necessary yet, but I’ll let you know.
It made it hard to fall asleep.
Because you know getting in a position where your shoulder doesn’t hurt.
When you’re sleeping or something, nobody ever thinks about when they don’t have a shoulder problem.
But it was tough. So
I came to realize that the reason that CEOs.
And students and.com Founders and all of these people are called out for being really productive when they get up early in
the morning boils down to one thing.
And that’s other people’s schedules.
What they’re doing is they’re getting a jump on something that I don’t have to worry about.
Something that I have to deal with when I need to contact the business.
My business hours are not 9 to 5.
For 8 to 4:30 or whatever. They’re not sort of normal business hours.
I can do my job pretty much anytime I want.
And so I didn’t have that to avoid.
And so what I found out was when you let your body fall into a natural circadian rhythm.
Something that you’re comfortable with uncomfortable doing some of my work late at night when no one can bother me just as
if I was up really early in the morning and no one is around to bother me sending me emails texting me calling me things
Do I have my quiet time is just later in the day.
And there’s advantages and disadvantages to that getting a jump on things when you’re up first thing in the morning is one
but I have the advantage of
late at night
I have what happened during the day as information.
That I can use to better plan my work.
So I’m here to admit to you.
In my particular case getting up that early in the morning.
Worked out for a while, but doesn’t work out. It doesn’t serve me anymore. So again, I’m a ricondo situation.
It doesn’t spark Joy.
But being a wolf does and I’ll take being a wolf. That’s kind of a
It’s kind of a fierce Crown inside.
So what works for you?
how some of my clients
At work cuz I know when they send me e-mail.
And I can see what time in the morning they send me e-mail what time of the night they send me e-mail, but I have an idea.
How about some people that I work with work?
My assistant is up very early in the morning because she has a child.
and so I know how she works and that kind of helps me because she get
Who takes care of some things before I get going?
Show me know what works for you. If you’re watching this video anywhere, but on video to go go pop over to go to
google.com and leave me a comment below the video somewhere.
Our schedule. If you know chronotypes, are you old lion or are you a wolf or you a dolphin or you you know, bear what what
are your what what what is it that you do that works for you? What sparks joy for you when it comes to your schedule?
and just so you know, these videos are part of a
One a day.
365 day challenge that I’ve set up for myself all throughout this year. I’m doing a new video every day.
And this is but one of them and I appreciate you watching.
Leave me a comment. Let me know what you think about this because you know, I find making these videos at certain times of
day works for me as well.
Is it affects everything about your life? So I’d like to know how it affects you.
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I’m David H Lawrence xvii The Wolf
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