It’s 4AM and your alarm goes off. Are you hitting snooze or getting up? For most people, answering this question is easy: hit snooze and continue sleeping for a few more hours. While I hate to admit it, for many years I would do the same until one day I came to realize the power of getting up at 4AM and from that point on, my financial life was never the same again. Here’s how getting up at 4AM changed my financial life forever!
For most people, the thought of getting up at 4AM is about as appealing as kissing your second cousin and I totally get it. If you asked me to get up at 4AM only a few years ago, I would have laughed in your face and told you that you were crazy. However, as I got a bit older, I started to awaken to a harsh reality of being an adult: shit’s expensive! Month after month, I would be barely able to meet my bills and I started to fall into a depressive state because I was working 50 or more hours a week and had literally nothing to show for all of my hard work. It was at this point that I knew I had to make a change and this is when I started my YouTube journey which I will dive into more in a bit.
Now, most people cringe at the thought of getting up super early not because there’s something inherently wrong with the early hours of the morning but because it probably means getting a lot less sleep than they’re used to. I had this same uncomfortable experience when I first started to shift my sleep schedule so I could fit in more work into my day which would allow me to escape the financial rut I was in.
So, how did I shift my sleep schedule from getting up at 7AM to getting up at 4AM? Simple, I adjusted my wake up time by 20 minutes each day until I got to my goal wakeup time. Yes, it took about a week or two to become comfortable getting up at 4AM. However, now that I’m here, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Sure, getting up at 4AM has its drawbacks like having to be selective with your late nights out and the fact that your alarm will wake up the whole house if your family aren’t as keen about getting up earlier as you are. However, I can honestly say that getting up at 4AM has changed my financial life for the better and here are five reasons why that is!