The Only Way You Can Get Rich Overnight

Entrepreneurs are all about growth, grinding and hustle. We want to get more done, faster. Work harder than anyone we know. We're inspired by mentors, gurus and influencers who "made it" and want to model exactly what they do to be even more productive and grow even faster.

It's pretty hard to get more than 24 hours in a day, so we look for ways to use even more of those 24 hours for hustling. Because that's what an entrepreneur does, right? No time for slacking off!

It's only natural that we're trying to save time on an activity that normally takes 7-8 hours every day: sleeping.

The less we sleep, the prouder we are of ourselves and feel superior to others who are so lazy that they spend 8 hours in bed and wake up after sunrise. We love complaining about being tired and needing coffee, as this is another way to prove to our peers that we're real grinders. We compensate with 20-minute power naps to get through the day, and we believe that it's worth as much as a good night's sleep.

But here's the thing: you can't 80/20 your sleep. 

In this episode, we explore why sleep is more important for entrepreneurs than most people think, how even mild sleep deprivation can affect your performance, why waking up early can be counterproductive and how to get a better quality, more restful sleep that's most ideal for your mind and body.

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Episode Transcript

What You'll Discover in this Episode:

  • Why waking up earlier is a terrible advice for productivity and performance.
  • Less sleep, more time for work? How sleep affects every area of your life and why you should get more of it.
  • The real cost of long-term sleep deprivation: this is what you've been ignoring!
  • What are chronotypes and why they matter for your daily routine and productivity.
  • Tools to help you figure out how much sleep you actually need and what time you should wake up.
  • What happens to your brain while you're asleep?
  • The truth about power naps: can they make up for bad quality sleep?
  • How to fall asleep faster and get a deeper, more quality sleep at night. 

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What's Your Excuse For Not Sleeping Enough?

Do you ever compromise on sleep to get more hours of work done? Do you treat sleep as a priority? What's your experience with sleep deprivation and productivity? 

Let us know in the comments below!

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About the Author Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra is a traveling marketer. When she is not editing podcast episodes or writing blog posts, she's out there exploring a new city. She's the creator of the Morning Mindset daily mindfulness journal.

  • Stephen says:

    The Circadian Code has massively changed my sleep and energy levels for the better! I’m not an affiliate but the great advice in this book is life changing. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Circadian-Code-weight-supercharge-energy/dp/1785042017/

  • Mike says:

    Totally see your point. I personally like to get up early to design my day because if I don’t other people’s agenda creeps into mine.

    BTW, NOT impressed with your Mac Lethal video. He is acting like a prick! Saying that Mac Lethal agrees with your point of view does NOT give you credibility. Poor choice in my opinion.

    • It’s nice to have undisturbed time, yes.

      Regarding Mac Lethal: do you mean in general or in this specific video? I don’t know much about him, but I think the song is amusing. I’m not quoting him as a credible source, if that’s what you mean. :D

  • Jim says:

    I have MS and pain causes my sleep to be erratic, at best. I have problems with concentration and focus. On the nights I do get close to enough sleep my wife says I’m a different person. The brain lights up like a carnival on a summer night. You could not be more correct about the effects of sleep deprivation!

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