December 1st, 2006 6:00 pm
Early Riser Habit to Stop Foreclosure
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom” - Aristotle
I got up at noon today, because last night I was having a business meeting until 2am. Now that I’m working with Chris I will be having late night meetings often. Yesterday I got up at 3 PM because I stayed up all night working to meet a deadline. (I no longer work out of my local rich dad’s office but instead work from home.)
My problem is that I’m a night person and I tend to procrastinate. So when pressed for a deadline I will stay up as late as necessary to get work done. And naturally I will sleep-in.
When I wake up at noon, half the working day is gone. By the time I shower and do other morning rituals I’m looking at 3 PM. No wonder I haven’t been very productive lately in getting out of my foreclosure mess. I am not focused and I’m not working hard enough!
To be successful I need to become an early riser!
30 Day Early Riser Challenge:
For the next 30 days, December 2nd to December 31st, I will wake up at 5:55 AM, sharp. No snoozing. I will do this every single day, regardless of when I went to sleep the night before.
Immediately after getting up I will go outside for a jog. Rain or shine. This will wake me up and build a habit of daily exercise. During the jog I will connect with My Maker, focus on my goals and attract success.
To stay healthy I will take daily naps. This way I can stay up late every night if I have to. I will experiment with different napping durations and schedules until I find what works. (I have even been tempted to try polyphasic sleep.)
I will also experiment with my morning routine and my work schedule. My intention before was to limit work hours to 9 to 5 because I tend to over-work and get out of balance. However, that hasn’t worked very well.
I’m having a hard time keeping my inbox from filling up with unanswered email. The 4 foreclosures are still looming and the debt is mounting. I have a real estate job too. So I need to work more hours and to stay focused on my goals.
The early-riser habit will allow me to get extra work done this month in stopping foreclosure and finding creative solutions to pay off all my debt. The early riser habit will also contribute to my success in all areas of life: wealth, health and relationships.
Accountability via I am Facing Foreclosure .com
I thought I will use this foreclosure blog to keep me accountable. Every single morning I will leave a comment on the most recent entry, something like, “Good morning! It feels so good to be an early riser!“. You will see the date-stamp of my comment and will know that I am on track and ready to stop foreclosure and achieve success.
Mr. Foreclosure and Mr. Debt, watch out! Successful early rising real estate investor is coming to get ya!