Hal died at age 20. He was hit head on by a drunk driver at 70 mph, died for 6 minutes, suffered permanent brain damage, and was told he’d never walk again… Not only did Hal walk, he ran a 52-mile ultra-marathon, became a Hall of Fame business achiever, an international Keynote Speaker, and is the #1 Best-selling Author of what is being called One of the most life-changing books ever written: The Miracle Morning.
Hal was so kind to quickly interview with us in the midst of his busy life.
What time do you wake up at?
What is your usual sleep cycle?
I usually go to bed at 9:30 pm and wake up 3:30 am.
As an entrepreneur with a crazy schedule, how do you manage to get enough sleep at night?
I prefer and typically ensure that I get 6 hours, but when I’m not able to get 6, I apply a Bedtime Affirmation (available at http://TMMbook.com) to program my subconscious mind and body to optimize the sleep that I do get.
Do you have a ritual before going to bed?
My ritual before going to bed it pretty minimal. I simply fill up a full glass of water to drink first thing when I wake up, since I will have gone 6 hours without any hydration. Many entrepreneurs don’t realize that upon waking, most of us our mildly dehydrated simply because we’ve gone all night without any hydration. Unfortunately, starting your day with coffee (which is a diuretic) further dehydrates us. So, upon waking, I immediately down a full glass of water, like I was a college student at a keg party, then proceed to make a cup of Bulletproof coffee.
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1.What time do you wake up at?
I wake up between 7-10am.
2. As an entrepreneur with a crazy schedule, how do you manage to get enough sleep at night?
Sleep is my #1 priority. If I want to live in a flow state the next day, I know I need to find a way to get at least 7-8 hours. One way to ensure this is that I don’t take meetings in the morning.
3.What time do you go to bed at?
I go to bed between 11pm-2am.
4.Do you have a ritual before going to bed?
I usually hit that hot tea and do a minimum of 15 minutes of reading.
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I Interviewed with Fitness Expert Adam Gilbert regarding sleep, its impact and what we can do to improve it. Adam is a nationally recognized health, fitness and motivational expert and is the Founder and Chief Body Tutor of MyBodyTutor, a company he created to help people stop making excuses when it comes to health and fitness, by providing daily and personal accountability like no other company in the world.
Adam shares 4 tips to improve your sleep:
1) Set an alarm clock at night. It’s a powerful reminder to get to bed.
Otherwise, we wind up spending countless hours watching TV / being online and we won’t get enough sleep. That causes us to hit the snooze button which causes us to start the day behind the ball. A good night of sleep starts with our bedtime.
2) Keep your alarm clock/phone across the room.
This way, you have to get out of bed to turn it off. This makes it harder to hit the snooze button.
3) Have a nighttime ritual.
It’s helpful to have a set routine every night. It’s a signal to ourselves that we’re winding down. It might include taking a warm shower, drinking some tea, reading, etc.
4) Write down everything on your mind before bed.
This is a part of my nighttime ritual. A lot of people tell me they can’t get go to bed because their mind won’t shut off. It’s because they have so many things on their mind. By writing down everything it clears your head. Simple but so powerful.
Sleep, like our diet, impacts everything so it’s very important.