In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.

morning routines

Waking up!

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.”

— Richard Whately

It was only about a week for my exams.

“Dilip. Wake up and do your revisions. Whatever you revise in the early mornings is what you remember the most”, mom would say.

This was a regular dialogue from her just before every exam.

But in all those years that I studied in school and then during college, I never realized the value of that advice.

In fact, all through those years that I struggled in life, I never realized the importance of waking up early in the morning.

Just like most of us, I was a late riser.

And when I started working, there were no mornings or, evenings because we re-programmed all of that according to the clients I was working for.

If it was a US client, then my mornings were different and if it was an Australian client, then it was different.

All that until about 2 and a half years back!

It was a new year resolution, after I read the book, “The 5 AM Club” by Robin Sharma.

I thought it would just be another new year’s resolution.

But it stuck with me for more than 2 years now.

And I am happy that it did.

There is this one thing that I learned over the last 2 and a half years.

That Mom was right!

Early mornings are probably the best time of the day to do anything – read, write, work, listen!

What I could retain by spending 30 minutes in the morning was something I couldn’t do the entire evening.

“Every morning, we are born again.”

– Buddha

Before you start to think that this is some kind of a “motivational session” or, “Gyaan download”, let me clarify.

This isn’t easy!

You might be able to do it for a couple of days but after that, it starts to weigh on you and you tend to give up.

So, the question is, “If so, how do you do it?”

There are a few things that I did, just so that this routine becomes sustainable.

You can try them or, customize them according to your needs and I am sure it will work for you.

  1. You will need to do some prep before you start. The first one is to ensure that you sleep enough for at least the first week or, so. You might want to sleep at least 8 hours at a stretch.
  2. Pick something that you like doing. This is what you might want to do first thing in the morning. Since most people like the feel of their phones in their hands, the first thing when they wake up (that was a little sarcastic), I would recommend watching a YouTube video, listening to a Podcast or an Audiobook, or maybe even reading a newsletter on your phone.
  3. Push yourself to get up for the first 3-4 weeks. I followed Mel Robbins’ 5-second rule and it helped me a lot. You too can try it out.
  4. After the first month, if you feel like not getting up some odd day, then don’t compel yourself. It is ok to take a break. But ensure that it doesn’t go beyond one day.
  5. Put a plan for what you want to accomplish the next morning. It helps ensure that you have a target to follow and achieve. It also helps save a lot of time that you would otherwise spend looking for what to do.

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Found on the internet

Here’s what I found on the internet this week.

Chase dimond is a master in email marketing. He is one of the best in writing emails and ensuring that it gets opened. This Linkedin Post is an amazing strategy that he explains in detail.

Learning to write from the best writers in the world is the simplest trick to become better at writing.

That’s a straightforward advice. Isn’t it?

I follow quite a few such people on Twitter and ensure that I spend the time learning from them.

This tweet is one such that you will surely like.

What am I reading?

This week’s edition is 2 days late as you would have noticed.

I usually write and schedule my posts about 2 days before the publishing date. Because that is what currently fits my schedule.

But this time round it backfired.

I fell ill and was on bed for about 5 days.

Consequently, I missed sending the newsletter.

And that’s one of the reason why I am still stuck with “Essentialism“, which I have been reading for 3 weeks now.

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

I finished my series on Affiliate Marketing in my podcast, “The Podcasting University“. If you haven’t listened to it yet, then you might want to do it now.

I shared some little known tips on affiliate marketing in this series.

That’s it for this week!

Do let me know your thoughts, feedback, and opinion about this newsletter.

About the author 


Dilip is a Podcaster, Blogger, and Affiliate Marketer. He hosts the show, "The Podcasting University" among others and is a content marketing fanatic!

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