5 Reasons Early Risers Are Proactive Entrepreneurs

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They say the early bird gets the worm. Turns out, that just might be true for many entrepreneurs. And no, you don't have to wake up at 4 AM every morning to be successful in entrepreneurship.

Many studies suggest there is power that comes with rising with the sun because early-risers are more likely to be successful than others, primarily because they are known to be more proactive than evening types. 

To be proactive means to take control as an entrepreneur, not act in response to something. Individuals who are proactive anticipate problems before they occur and act accordingly. The reason why those deemed “morning people” tend to be more proactive than others is because our mind is at its sharpest in the morning. When our mind is rested, we are more likely to be motivated and less distracted. 

Before you go cursing yourself for hitting snooze to snuggle up in your comfy bed for just a few more minutes of shut-eye, it is important to know when we wake and sleep is partially genetic. However, there are a few tips you can follow to make yourself more disposed to waking with the early birds. 

Here Are Five Steps For An Entrepreneur To Become A Morning Person 

1. Get A Good Night’s Sleep Consistently 

If you suffer from disturbed sleep on a regular basis, whether you go to bed at 9:30 p.m. or 1 a.m., take a look at your sleep hygiene from a holistic point of view. Are you sleeping on a mattress causing you pain? 

Maybe you are sleeping on a bed that isn’t suited for your body type of sleeping position. If that is the case, get a new mattress. Are there light and noise disturbances keeping you awake? Assess your environment and make sure it is conducive for a good night’s sleep. 

2. Don’t Expect Results Immediately 

With forming any habit, it doesn’t happen overnight. No, it takes discipline and time. Just like starting your own business with the ten dollar startup. If you are a night owl don’t expect to wake up all rosy and cheery the first morning you decide to get up at the crack of dawn. In fact, if you typically hit the hay after midnight, you won’t magically fall asleep at 8:30 p.m. the first night you try to adjust your sleep schedule. Rather, move your bedtime up 15 minutes each night until you reach your desired bed time. 

3. Nix The Naps 

Power naps are harmless most of the time. However, long naps during the day definitely make it harder to fall asleep at night. Unless you are extremely exhausted, try to avoid taking naps after 3 pm in favor of a longer and deeper nighttime rest. You may even try napping somewhere other than your bed so you can associate sleep in your bedroom with nighttime, not napping. 

4. Make A Wind Down Routine And Stick To It 

Our brains don’t automatically shut-off when the clock strikes twelve. They need to be prepped for sleep. Just as we are disciplined about diet and exercise, we should also be disciplined about our bedtime. About an hour before going to sleep, dim the lights, stash the screens and, begin signaling to your brain it’s time for bed. 

5. Skip The Late-Afternoon Caffeine Fix 

Caffeine has a half-life of around 5-6 hours, meaning that it takes most people five or six hours to work half of the stimulant through their system. So, if you drink 100 milligrams of caffeine at 5 p.m., 50 milligrams could remain in your body at 10 p.m. And though half the caffeine is gone, it could still act as a stimulant, making it hard for you to fall asleep (and stay asleep). Avoid caffeine after 2 p.m. or so to be on the safe side if you are after an early, uninterrupted rest. 

Rise And Grind!

Following these tips will bring you one step closer to becoming a morning person and reaching the success you longed to achieve. This can be done by successfully building the lean startup you have always dreamed of, which requires plenty of time and energy!

I hope you enjoyed this article about why early risers are more proactive in their personal life and in business, including social selling. Whether you run a blogger outreach agency or an influencer marketing company, being a morning person is key!

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