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The Habit All Billionaires Have in Common

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Step 1. Accept the Challenge

Comment below with “I’m in!”

That’s it.

Step 2.  Flip the Morning Person Switch

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  • effortlessly burn 9 pounds of fat per year with this 10 second “James Bond” morning hack
  • how to become a “morning family” and boost your kid’s GPA by a full point – without studying a single minute more
  • the science is in:  the snooze button is downgrading your brain (it’s far worse than you think) … break this habit for good with a simple Kankyo Kaizen hack and instantly boost your all-day brain power
  • instantly control the brain chemistry that makes you feel sleepy with the (literal) flick of a switch
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  • boost your metabolism by 25%, give your skin “the glow”, raise your IQ, and more with this single adjustment to your morning using a common household resource
  • and so much more …

Step 3.  Get Motivation and Support

Come back to your original comment each day for the next 30 days and reply with a progress report.

Bonus:  Give your fellow morning people encouragement and “comment love.” (The person we deem to be the “most motivating” will get Simpleology Elite free for life!)

Discussion80 Comments

  1. Mark Joyner says:

    DavidNas Haha nice catch!  Billionaires have also apparently mastered time travel.  Figures.

  2. Mark Joyner says:

    Mark Jones You’re a beast! :-)

  3. Mark Joyner says:

    WinkJones Hey Wink!  On iPhone make sure you have the song in your Music collection.  Then when you set the alarm, edit it and you should be able to “select song” as sound.  (Doing this from memory, but something along those lines … please let me know if that doesn’t do it :-)

  4. Mark Joyner says:

    artelequia Actually, I would do the Scottish Shower as early as possible to make the neural connection of the effect and wake time more pronounced, but feel free to mix it up!

  5. Mark Joyner says:

    RedVanderbilt Unfortunately there are definite biological disadvantages to night work (I’ve been there!).  Just declare an “early” time relative to your start time, that (if possible) allows you to get up when there is still some sun so you can get sunlight on your face when you wake.  If that means you have to sleep exactly when you finish work, so be it.  The biggest trick is getting your sunlight requirement in *after* you wake up as the sunlight will trigger wakefulness.  But getting sunlight daily, in my opinion, is a major requirement for full health.

  6. Mark Joyner says:

    andreasandrews Marian Gurowicz   Awesome idea for you guys to buddy up.  Way to take the lead with the encouragement, Andreas!  Let’s see if we can get this house rocking.

  7. Mark Joyner says:

    artelequia Mark Joyner I would say if you’re already in the habit of working out in the morning, don’t mess with it!  The real key here is to start triggering a consistent biological response, and no matter what the triggers are …  it almost doesn’t matter.  We left exercise out of the mix entirely because that complicates things so much, but it’s a great option, too.  Do the cold shower after if that economizes time!

  8. Mark Joyner says:

    SergeKrasnay WinkJones Awesome option.  Another fun idea:  let’s all create some playlists on Pandora, Spotify, etc and share them – and share tech on how to tie them in to alarms on our phones.  Some folks will respond better to different types of music in the morning.

  9. Mark Joyner says:

    DavidNas I’m reading every one of these comments with great pleasure :-)  Sequence isn’t super important … Mix it up!

  10. Mark Joyner says:

    DavidNas But Start My Day should be last, of course … so you’re in peek mood doing Simpleology.

  11. Mark Joyner says:

    jillbinder Mark Joyner Hey Jill, I’d use the sun box for now … If it’s that dark outside the light is negligible, unfortunately.  But throw open those drapes anyway.  Get all of the above :-)

  12. Mark Joyner says:

    ladypoodle5 Never!

  13. Mark Joyner says:

    RonBarnhart Hey Ron, I’d certainly check with your physician if you’re at all concerned.

  14. Mark Joyner says:

    PeterFelsmann Lounge it up!

  15. Mark Joyner says:

    Karismac Without getting into it too deeply … strong arguments can certainly be made for both.  Do what makes you how you want to feel in any particular moment.

  16. Mark Joyner says:

    Karismac Mark Joyner Show us what you got! :-)

  17. Mark Joyner says:

    mmpare1 Way to go!  How would you rate your productivity now compared to your pre-White Belt days?

  18. Thegothsheep says:

    I’m in

    • Thegothsheep says:

      Day 1: It was easier to get up than I thought, but I am still tired. I went through all the steps and feel pretty good, but the real test is going to be whether or not I end up exhausted half way through my work day… I guess I’ll tell y’all how that part went when I report in tomorrow.

    • Thegothsheep says:

      Day 2 and 3: I forgot to check in yesterday, so I’ll report on that today. So yesterday I work up feeling great and got a lot done, but at around 3 pm I suddenly crashed. My energy left me all at once and I felt crappy the rest of the day… today I feel good so far, but I’m concerned about yesterday’s crash because I’ll be at work at 3 today…

  19. Cara Behncke says:

    I’m in. I have wanted to not only get out of bed early each morning but also have a solid routine each morning instead of fluffing. I am really enjoying simpleology… thanks guys xx

  20. MIDHUN V M says:

    I’m in

  21. Jarusnice says:

    I’m in

  22. Tasha says:

    im in

  23. Jessie says:

    I’m in

  24. Rose James says:

    I’m in

  25. jaime arellano says:

    I’m in

  26. Darlie Genandoy says:

    I’m in

  27. Sudheer Dunga says:

    I’m in

  28. Aubin Katuku says:

    I am in

  29. kilmor77 says:

    I’m in

  30. VRC4711 says:

    I’m in.

  31. Brenda Bertrand says:

    I’m in

  32. Richie Girrard says:

    I am in, let’s do it!

  33. Tim says:

    I’m in

  34. Alex Leadbetter says:

    I am in,
    Wherever I go,
    There I am

  35. Raldo says:

    I’m in!!

  36. Lee Wick says:

    I’m in.

  37. Akhona Bhokani says:

    I’m in

  38. Doug Smoot says:

    I’m In.

  39. I’m in and ready to kick some butt!

    • Day 1 results: I have not used the snooze button for years and have been waking up to music for about 6 months, so I had part one down pat. The thing I noticed the most after day 1 was how alive I felt after turning the water temperature to cold at the end of my shower.

    • Day 2: Was up about an hour later than normal last night, so the morning ritual came in handy. Was able to wake up fine, but felt a bit lethargic. The bounce and shake routine did it’s job and had me ready to take on the day!

    • Day 3: So far I am loving this morning ritual. It is not too long and most of it can be done while you are getting ready to start your day. That is what I love about this. Short and to the point!

    • Day 4: On the weekdays I wake up at 5:30, but usually sleep in till about 8:00 on the weekends. I decided to wake at 6:00 today. It is a Saturday. I thought I would give this early morning ritual a try on the weekend as well. I am able to get so much more done while everyone else is asleep in the house.

    • Day 5: Set my alarm for 7:00. Thought I would give myself a break since it is Father’s Day today :) This helped me realize the importance of getting up early. I usually wake up before the rest of my family. Which is great because it allows me to finish my morning routine without interruption. Today I had multiple interruptions because everyone else was awake as well. Waking up early allows me to get more done!

    • Day 6: Back to my 5:30 wake up time for the weekdays. I love how much I’m getting done before 8:00!

    • Day 7: When I first started this routine, I thought that the cold shower thing would be painful. But I am finding it to be one of my favorite parts. I am now up to 20 seconds of cold at the end of my shower.

    • Day 8: I have a dentist appointment today. I hate going to the dentist. The morning ritual helped me to relax and relieve some of my anxiety about this.

    • Day 8: I have noticed in the last couple of days I am hearing the song in my head that starts as my alarm. The cool thing is that it is actually about 30 seconds before my alarm goes off. My mind is waking me up at 5:29 and the alarm is set for 5:30. It’s awesome how the subconscious mind works!

  40. Randy Cox says:

    I’m In.

  41. Virginia Reeves says:

    Yes – I’m in!

  42. scotirish says:

    I’m in

  43. Nat Ridgway says:

    I’m in and ready to kick MY butt (first thing in the morning :-0)!

  44. scotirish says:

    I posted elsewhere but I’m in.

  45. Sue Lewington says:

    I’m definitely in!

  46. eric says:

    I’m in

  47. Rene Veilleux says:

    I’m in day 1 of Morning 30. Done see you tomorrow :)

  48. jenniferdcarroll says:

    I’m in!! :)

  49. The REAL Bill Perry! says:

    I’m in

  50. Paul Foisy says:

    I’m in!

  51. Allen says:

    I’m in

  52. Dennis Espindola Jr says:

    I’m in!

  53. Troy W. Blum says:

    It’s day 1 for me and getting up tomorrow before 7 is probably going to be a challenge because I’m probably not in bed before 3:30 A. M. tonight. Accountability should help, though.

    • Troy W. Blum says:

      Day 2. I got up around 6 this morning after barely drifting off to sleep. At least I got up without snoozing, but later in the day took a long nap. Obviously going to bed earlier would help, I’m set to go to bed late again, tomorrow I’m probably just going to have to be low on sleep.

      • Troy W. Blum says:

        Day 3. I got up again when the alarm clock rang. But I was struggling with not getting enough sleep and spent much of the day resting. Burning the candle at both ends isn’t going to work, of course. I think I need to start turning in at 9:30 if I’m realistically going to get up around 6:00. I’m going to try going to bed at 1:00 tonight and get up before 7:00 next morning.

        • Troy W. Blum says:

          Day 4. Last night I went to bed around 1:30. At 2:30 I still wasn’t asleep so I had a snack and read a little. Then I was asleep around 3:00, waking up around 6. Still, I was resting till 11 or so as I was low on sleep. Tonight I am going to try to get to bed by 11:30. That will give me 7 hours of rest if I get up at 6:30.

          • Troy W. Blum says:

            Day 5. I went to bed at 10:15 last night. I woke up naturally without an alarm at 5:30. But then I went back to sleep and turned off the 5 or so alarm clocks I set for 6:30 one by one as they rang, later waking up around 11 A. M. Even then, I didn’t get out of bed right away. This switch to going to bed early and getting up early is going to be a struggle, probably. Tonight it looks like I will turn in a 12:15 and try to get up at 7:30.

          • Troy W. Blum says:

            Day 7. Last night I turned in at 12:02. Still not asleep at 2:45, I got up for a snack. Back in bed by 3:00 A. M. At 6:47 I got up and started my day, without resting more. I did morning ritual things all morning, writing, Start My Day, and exercise. Then I did 5 hours of self-employment work in the afternoon. Promising. Tonight it looks like I will go to bed around midnight again and try to get up at 6:30 or so.

          • Troy W. Blum says:

            Day 8. Last night I went to bed at 12:12. When the alarms rang at around 6:00- 6:30, I went back to bed, not to really get going until about 12:38 P. M. I regularly set 5 or so alarm clocks and often turn them all off and go back to sleep. Sometimes I must think another one is going to ring. Today I knowingly went back to sleep after the 6:30 clock rang, knowing it was the last one set to ring. I had a job scheduled to get to, but it was outside work and it was raining, so it was probably to be postponed, at least until it stopped raining. Tomorrow is there is going to be a morning party, so I almost have to get up tomorrow morning. I plan to go to bed at 11:15 or so and to try to get up at 4:30.

          • Troy W. Blum says:

            Day 5. Last night I turned in around 1:45. I set alarms for 8:45, 9:00 and 10:00, turning them all off in turn, falling back asleep for a little while and not even getting out of bed until 1. I am struggling with both getting enough sleep and the self-discipline not to go back to bed after the alarm clock rings. Tonight I am going to set the alarm clocks for before 7 again. And make it a goal to go be in bed by 12:00, 6:30 or 7:00 of rest if not necessarily sleep.

  54. Todd Watts says:

    I’m in!!!

  55. eric says:

    Well this is a whole lot more challenging than I thought it would be. I didn’t realize how just getting up when first awake could be so challenging.

  56. Linda says:

    I’m in!

  57. Spartan Racer says:

    Count me in. Looking forward to the challenge!

  58. Richard Muccillo MDDCM says:


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