So I got a second question from Pravin. Pravin, I hope I’m pronouncing your name correctly, from block.kitchen. Again, man I didn’t even know there was a .kitchen domain extension. I’m perplexed by these, just this infinite number of domain names available now. And the prices all over the board. Sometimes you’ll see like .blue domains [00:00:30] are like $100 a year and then there’ll be some other kind that’s like 15 cents. Anyway, I don’t understand that business very well.
But Pravin wrote in and asked a question that I was trying to dodge, but I told people I’d answer questions so I’m going to do it. He even wrote in and revised this question, but I’m going to answer the original question. Sorry. I’m going to answer the original question.
So he asked what my, I don’t know why I’m chuckling [00:01:00] here, but he asked what my morning ritual looks like or my morning routine. And the reason why I laugh is because back in the day, a long time ago, I used to be a personal development blogger right after college because I thought I knew something about personal development. And the truth is I think I probably know very little about personal development.
But I learned a lot about marketing back then and about blogging and about growing an audience, [00:01:30] none those skills I’m using to actually grow this podcast, which I spent no time promoting at all. Other than I think I have this automated thing that tweets every time I put out a new post.
So onto this question, but I want to preface this by saying that this used to be the obsession of like productivity bloggers. If you’ve followed productivity bloggers, basically the space that created [00:02:00] like Tim Ferriss or if you’ve been following the Getting Things Done Movement. There was this blog back in the day, it’s still around, called Zen Habits. But everyone used to blog about their morning routine. There were all these blog posts about how to build a habit of getting up early in the morning. I think, really I think all that stuff is BS.
All right, I’m not going to digress here too much but there have been studies on [00:02:30] different chrono types. And that’s just a fancy way of saying people that have certain proclivities around when they get up and when they go to bed. Most people have this flexible chrono type where if they work on it, they can get up early. And most, I mean it’s like a majority, but I don’t think it’s significantly over 50%.
But most people are in this kind of flexible chrono type category where, [00:03:00] like I said, they can train themselves to get up early or train themselves to get up late, they’re flexible. But then there’s this early riser, chrono type that tends to be much more organized and less creative, although there’s certainly creative people that do get up early in the morning. This just about averages. And it is very hard for them to do anything other than get up early, like that’s just how their body is wired.
And then there’s people with this sort of late [00:03:30] rising chrono type that can get up like I don’t know, they get up later and they need to sleep in the morning. It’s when their body produces certain hormones. They tend to be less structured and how they think and less organized and more creative.
And if you’re in either of those buckets, you really can’t change this. And it’s just, it’s really absurd, kind of this cult around getting up early. There’s that quote by, I believe Benjamin Franklin who said early [00:04:00]
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