Reading time: 3 – 5 minutes
It’s important that you find out what works for you. You’ll hear a lot of people say the early birds gets the worm but if you don’t want a worm what do you get? For the life of me I’ve never quite understood the whole waking up early for the sake of waking up early thing. I know a lot of well known successful people get up early but is that really the key to their success. I’ve worked with people who came in at 10am and left at 2pm and they were making money. I’ve seen cats at the job at 4am working away. The only reason I ever saw someone wake up early was because they needed quiet time before everyone else bothered them.
I bring this up only because the amount of productivity is the measuring stick for how much time you need. People will work 12 to 14 hours a day and still go absolutely nowhere… so again was it the time? I try to get a solid 8 in if I can because I can pretty much bet that the other 16 will be about making money. When I’m on the East Coast and business is on the West I know I can sleep late primarily because they won’t be up til damn near lunch for me. So my hours of business depend entirely on the customers wants and needs. If you work with the government in any capacity then their hours determine your schedule as they won’t do anything until they have to. So if I wake up at 4am although the government won’t be ready til 9 what’s the damn use?
I bring this up only because you’ll always hear people trying to create this general rule when it comes to money. The millionaires brush their teeth 30 times on the left and once on their baby tooth. But, once again ask yourself are they doing that because they have a lot of business to handle as they are running a empire? In this game quoting what the rich do will make the lost believe that’s the way. But, their hours of sleep and wake up have nothing to do with the product they pushed that was successful. Everyone always analyzes the Rich man’s habits but never analyze the product that made him/her rich.
The hours you need are determined by the work you need to get done. If you need more time you create more time. It doesn’t have anything to do with preparedness or urgency or anything like that. Cat’s will be waking up for no damn reason because Warren Buffet wakes up early. But the difference is that cat is Rich and you are poor and now you are poor and tired going to work on the plantation.
The rule here is to find out what made the man not how the man goes about his day. What the Fvck does that have to do with anything? Are you going to eat bagels with sesame seeds and have a half cup of coffee and jog like Donald Trump? Do you think that what makes him rich? I just wanted you cats to think a bit more before you start trying to emulate cats mannerisms instead of trying to figure the game out that made the damn money. The money will create a schedule for you and if you make the adjustments to the money you’ll find out you keep a different schedule.
Extra: When I had clients in CHINA I would be up at 2am on the East Coast because that’s when they would fax me documents. Now to cats who don’t know they’ll say FreeMan kept a crazy schedule but in reality I’m reacting to the chips. If money comes in at 2am then I got to be up to receive it and that’s it!