You - Direction - Energy

How to be an early riser

You - Direction - Energy | PlanHQ | 1 Comment

I’ve enjoyed the nights for much of my life, I’ve come up with some of my best ideas, started businesses, built my international network, designed things, made music, and generally done some of my best stuff in the quiet hours of the late evening and wee hours.

Often after a busy day getting things done, the evenings are a place where I find my peace, and let the calmness of mind find a natural flow, you can feel that the world around you is sleeping, and it feels nice. Also I just generally go pretty hard, so find myself getting through as much as I can before I hit the land of zzz’s. But recently I’ve started re-discovering the early mornings and are finding the same peace I’ve enjoyed in the evenings. The difference is, that after a nice start, the rest of the day is still to come, and I’m finding that I’m really well setup to hit the day with the power that I love to.

Since I had such a beneficial attachment to the nights, I knew I needed a tool to help get my into early morning mode, so I found this article How to be an early riser by a pretty well rounded guy Steve Pavlina.

Non-negotiable wakey wakey

The number 1 takeaway for me in this article was setting a time to getup and sticking to it 7 days a week. Steve talks about the negotiating that often goes on in the morning when you’re sucking up those extra few minutes of warmth, and giving your self the means to enjoy maybe another half hour of sleep, I related that and saw my weakness and decided to make my wake-ups non-negotiable, and to help stay accountable entered into a deal with a friend who wanted the same early starts, where we text each other every morning some words of morning goodness to remind ourselves that the day has begun, and it is going to be great!

Make a Difference - Start a business

Do it Yourself, You - Direction - Energy, sustainability | PlanHQ | 0 Comments

There's a lot of talk about making a difference nowadays, although I'm not sure too many people feel they know how to do anything significant beyond talking and maybe making a few small changes in their life, which is good, but I think there's a really simple way to start on the path to something bigger. If you go into business to make money, then I...(Read more)

What I’ll do when I’ve ‘made it’ - Bigger things

Big answers, You - Direction - Energy, sustainability | PlanHQ | 4 Comments

There's so many ways to do something in the world that I feel I've had to touch but largely walk past until further notice... that further notice is having the time, ability and influence to be able to do something. I feel like I'm in stage 1 of life right now, quietly building up ability and influence, give back as part of my ventures and...(Read more)

Changing the world one wall at at a time - day 1

Balance, Inspiration, You - Direction - Energy | PlanHQ | 1 Comment

Changing the world one wall at at a time - day 1

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Set your own standards and do more than just enough

Balance, You - Direction - Energy | PlanHQ | 0 Comments

Set your own standards and do more than just enough

It sometimes still surprises me when I see people who are surrounded by highly motivated people yet still do just enough to get by. To me it shows that they just miss the point. Life is not about getting the right incentives to do something, its not about getting the same things in return for your time that most other people do, as most people just...(Read more)