The 5:00 AM challenge (25/30)

Any challenge is about making adjustments. Yesterday I learned that lesson for my challenge to wake up at 5:00 AM.

On Saturday night I made sure my alarm was set (in the dining room, where I charge my phone overnight) and then I went to bed. The temperature was very warm so I turned on the fan in the bedroom. I had a great sleep but woke up at 8:45 in the morning! Turns out, my alarm sounded but I slept through it because the fan’s whitenoise drowned it out.

Lesson learned! Made some slight tweaks last night before bed: I turned up my alarm and moved it to closer to the bedroom.

Result: I heard my alarm today and got up at 5:00 AM no problem.

I love this challenge and now that I’m only 5 days away from completing it, I’m thinking about what I’ll choose to do when it’s over. It’s likely that I’ll continue getting up at 5:00 AM on Monday through Friday since I’m SO ridiculously productive during those morning hours. But on the weekends, I’m not sure. Saturday is another great day to be really productive so I might get up early then, too, but Sunday is an entirely different animal and worth thinking about. So we’ll see. But if I get up at 5:00 AM six days a week… well, that’s pretty good in my books.

Stay productive!

Aaron Hoos

Aaron Hoos is a writer, strategist, and investor who builds and optimizes profitable sales funnels. He is the author of The Sales Funnel Bible and he's a real estate investor and a copywriter for real estate investors.