What’s My Name, Bitch? Or…Me and My Big Mouth

As much as Naomi Dunford might like to go on believing she’s the most avid connoisseur of raunchy hard-core porn…probably so she can continue to not be totally skeeved out in tight public spaces…we all know it’s simply not true. This is precisely why I avoid crowded places, by the way, unless Naomi’s there.

(Sorry Naomi, the title was just too damn good not to be used.)

That said, let’s move on to my big mouth.

In the past couple weeks I have re-focused my message, re-defined my business and developed a new mission: to help people get their shit done online. This was at the core of everything I had already been working on, but without a crystal clear message it’s almost impossible for others to get behind us. So I reflected, meditated, weeded it out of myself and this is what I came up with.

Then last night I really put my foot in it. I was bemoaning my lack of productivity yesterday. I had over-slept that morning and it threw my entire schedule off-kilter.

I’ve found that between the hours of 8 AM and 10 AM I can get at least twice as much done than any other time of the day. On the other hand…I really love sleeping in until (at least) 10 AM, especially as winter approaches. To say I’m not a morning person is an understatement only those who truly know me can appreciate.

Everyone has these “hot zones” of productivity during their days. It’s worth it to find yours and start to build your schedule around those times. Actually, THIS is what the post was supposed to be about. It was SUPPOSED to be about you finding YOUR hot zone hours…but Noooo~! I had to sleep in yesterday!

Instead of creating a list of insightful and helpful hints for finding your hot zones, I find myself slapped down by my own hypocrisy. I mean, how can I help people get their shit done online if I sleep through my own hot zone hours each morning? Grrr.

So I’m going to fix this right here and now. For the next 30 days, I am going to wake up each morning by 7(-ish) AM. This will allow enough time to inject sufficient amounts of caffeine into my system to reach functionality by 8 AM.

My hope is by the end of this challenge I’ll be reaping so many benefits I’ll never want to sleep in late again.

Sometimes even the most minor adjustments can make all the difference in how we feel about what we’ve accomplished. And feeling good about it will motivate us to do more of it.

If I fail or slipup, I’ll let you know that too. It’s all about holding our cute little piggies to the fire.

- Is there a better time for you to start your day as well? Maybe before the kids wake up or an extra hour before you have to leave the house?

- If you’re feeling like there’s just not enough time in the day, will you join me in this challenge of creating some extra time for yourself and your business?

2 Responses to What’s My Name, Bitch? Or…Me and My Big Mouth
  1. Amy
    November 27, 2010 | 3:41 pm

    I have a similar problem with productivity in the morning. If I can get cracking, my productive time period is the same as yours. Unfortunately, that’s also the time of getting kids fed, husband fed and out the door, and 15 other things that always take up the morning. Ugh. Must figure out a plan!

    For you, it’s supposed to be easier on you to wake up 5-15 minutes earlier than usual every few days. And of course going to bed earlier (I don’t wannaaaaaa). This is especially good if you usually wake up at 830 or later and then trying to get up at 7? Eeeek!

    I hope it goes well for ya!

    • JennyB
      November 27, 2010 | 3:48 pm

      I’m totally with you on the not wanting to go to bed earlier! My favorite time’s at night, my best time’s in the morning. O, Sweet Irony, how I love thee.

      Hearing how full your hands are in the morning makes me realize I truly have NO excuses. Thanks for the tips…I can use all the help I can get.


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