Yesterday, I set my alarm for 5:13 AM.
No. I wasn’t catching a flight to some exotic location. And no, I wasn’t waking up that early just for funsies.
The truth is that I had a massive, almost brain exploding amount of work to get done in a very tight time frame.
Now before you even think about pouring some haterade assuming I’m one of those lucky people who naturally wakes up at the crack of dawn, please don’t.
Because on Saturday, just two days prior, I finally rolled out of bed around 11:45 am.
Josh and I had an indulgent night out with friends and after a pretty intense work week, I had zero guilt about sleeping in.
So what’s this have to do with you? Well today on MarieTV we’re tackling a hot-button topic that’s been argued about for years.
It’s a question I’ve personally wrestled with in my own quest to be as productive, happy and healthy as humanly possible during my precious time on Planet Earth.
We’re Talking Early Risers vs. Late Owls in a Classic Productivity Battle
Pay attention here because even if you’re perfectly happy with your own sleep patterns, the people around you may not be.
Ever faced a big life decision and felt unsure about which way to go?
Whether it was leaving a relationship, moving to an unfamiliar place, quitting a safe job or spending a large amount of money — many of us find ourselves facing big life decisions with little or no tools to help us make the best choice.
Sure. You can ask family and friends for their opinion, but often you leave those conversations more confused than when you started.
Over the weekend, I thought a lot about money.
I read a brave and eye-opening article in the NY Times from a self-confessed money addict, and had a few conversations with friends about the movie The Wolf of Wall Street.
I also did a lot of yoga and meditated on the subject — especially because I’ve started working on my next book, in which money (especially the making of it) plays a vital role.
As I’ve shared before on MarieTV, I feel blessed to have developed a healthy and even loving relationship with money. While that relationship is always evolving…
I’ve come to believe a healthy, respectful relationship with money helps us put it in its rightful place: it’s just one of the many resources we have to offer and share in this adventure called life.
I also don’t prescribe to a zero sum world-view based in scarcity.
Meaning, if you get more money (or love, attention, fill in the blank) — that I get less. Both science and spirituality show us that through collaboration, innovation, generosity and partnership — our collective resources can truly be infinite.
Without going too far down a philosophical rabbit hole, I’m so excited to share today’s MarieTV episode with you. So let me ask…
Have you ever tried to reach out to someone and got nothing back but radio silence? I certainly have. Many, many, times in fact.
Whether it’s an email, phone call, old-fashioned letter (remember those?) or text message — there are more ways than ever to reach out, and to be ignored.
If you want to know what being blown off really says about you, watch this.
You know, everybody needs a little help sometimes. Mentors, smart friends and yes, even people we all look up to.
That’s why on this Christmas Eve, I’m honored to help one of the biggest global icons of all time.
(Side note: yet another cool blessing of the Internet — you just never know who is a fan of your work!)
No matter what you celebrate, I think you’ll relate to the struggles this fan brings to MarieTV and to our solutions.