Breaking News, 5am Doesn’t Have To Be A Thing
I posted a reel on instagram this week that got a surprising amount of feedback. Surprising in how grateful people were to finally have someone admit the truth.
You don’t have to be part of the 5am club to be successful.
Did your shoulders relax just a little when you read that? I hope so.
There are incredibly successful people who don’t know that 5am exists. And that is what makes the world such a beautiful place. You get to do success your way.
Success is a funny thing though. We show up and say: Tell me I should do to be successful and I’ll do it. We want the formula, or the road map – thinking that if we just follow in the footsteps of others, it will work for us too. Which makes sense. Why reinvent the wheel?
But there isn’t a one size fits all way to get there. And if you get advice that doesn’t work for you, it can derail you before you have a chance to get going. Because the 5am er’s will make you believe that if you aren’t up that early you don’t stand a chance of being successful. And while that is their truth, it’s not the only truth.
I have found the best way to take advice is to look at the principles behind it and then figure out how to adjust it for my own unique style.
The principles behind the 5am club are solid:
- Have a series of activities that pro actively set your energy and intention for the day
- Do them when you first get up and before you are distracted by the day
- By doing this you are showing yourself and the world that you are committed to your goals
It’s the equivalent of putting you on offense vs defense.
When your energy is positive and you are intentionally focused, and you show up better. Versus being in reaction mode, letting everyone else dictate how your day should go.
Your morning routine is the equivalent of a good luck charm.
So while you don’t have to be up at 5am, it’s worth taking 15 minutes to set your energy before you get rolling.
If you don’t have a morning routine in place, see if you can go 15 minutes before you pick up your phone. And in that time can you:
- Write or say 3 things you are grateful for
- Do a couple of stretches to get your blood flowing
- Set your intention for the day
That 15 minutes will have a positive impact on the rest of your day. Trust me, your day can wait 15 minutes, no matter what time you get up.
Feeling like you are off your game and could use a little help? Join the Create Your Own Luck event on March 21st that I’m hosting with Elly McKenzie. We are talking about morning routines, energy, mindset and a whole host of other ways to can make your business easier – aka Luckier. Our specialty is helping you understand and implement the principles in a way that actually works. It’s the equivalent of stacking the odds in your favor that will have everyone else guessing what your lucky charm is.
To your success!
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