How to Become a Morning Person [Podcast S06E09]

9 Easy Steps for Taking Advantage of Those Quiet Hours

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 9 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to become a morning person.

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Maybe you’ve seen the statistics. Morning people do better in life than late risers. I know being a morning person has been a key component of my success. But what if rising early doesn’t come naturally to you? Me neither! Thankfully, these nine steps helped me maximize the morning.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • That it’s possible to learn to love the wee hours—and all that you’ll gain from starting early.
  • Why maximizing the morning starts the night before by planning your sleep.
  • One little trick you can use the moment you get up to prevent you from going back to sleep.
  • How enlisting an accountability partner—a friend, a spouse, a colleague—can make all the difference.
  • What to do if you spouse is more of a night owl.
  • How you can become a morning person even if you have young kids in the house.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: Do you consider yourself a morning person or a night owl? How has that affected your life so far? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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