Regardless of how you feel about mornings, we have to face them each and every day! Craig Kulyk, wants to help you make your mornings more effective. And get this, he’s not a morning person!
He discovered that if he wanted to make other changes in his life, he needed to get his mornings in order.
Craig is a writer and instructor who helps clients to do more, stress less, and kick start their days. Learn more about his work at The Morning Effect.
Craig is also generously giving away his guide to 127-morning rituals to all LSTM listeners! Grab your free copy now at themorningeffect.com/life
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- How Craig became focused on mornings as the best time to work on building habits.
- Trying more than 100 different morning rituals.
- Why he recommends noticing your first thought in the day.
- How he distinguishes the difference between habits and rituals.
- The results of running an 80/20 analysis on his entire life over the course of a month.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Plan your actions
- Align your habits
- Practice self-awareness
- Make your mornings more effective
How Craig Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 5:30 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Building partnerships for marketing. 2) Writing. 3) Selling the product.
- Ideal work environment: At home where he can get into the flow as well as take breaks, but get right back into the work.
- Superpower: Connecting with people, particularly at conferences and events.
- Book recommendation: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
“If you can get the first two hours of your day and nail that down, you can just extrapolate into other parts of the day.”
“That’s another beautiful thing about mornings is they happen every day and it’s a chance to sort of hit the reset button.”
Gain control over your mornings by first gaining control over your evenings. Craig offered these suggestions.
1) Evaluate your time at the end of the day and think about what it’s giving you versus what it’s taking away.
2) Set a bedtime alarm to remind you when yo go to bed.