Starting My Day at 4:30am

Family, Hustle & Being Intentionall

A few months back I started being more intentional with posting in the morning as soon as my feet hit the floor.  Starting and then executing this very normal thing for me has been the most talked about thing when being introduced or referred by others this year, by far.  People can't believe that I wake up and start my day so early.  Well, believe it.  It's been happening for years.

The dad in me wants to say it's because of the damn peacocks.  There was a cow farm right behind our house growing up in Mississippi and the farmer had peacocks.  Until you have started your day to a peacock waking up to the sun, you have no clue.  I know it's cliche, cows, peacocks & Mississippi - let's move on. My point, I've always been a morning person.  I love the fact that when I'm starting to wonder why this person or that person has called me back or responded, it's because it's 8am in the morning and I've been working for 3 hours already.  Now, I have a growing family to provide for and I've created a few rules.

My family knows that dad's going to be home for dinner every single night possible.  They know that I don't go into the office on the weekends; I don't completely disconnect, but unless there's a fire, I'm with my family.  Monday - Friday, I'm hustling from pre-sun to moon.  Think about the thing(s) you do every single day that you know your going to do tomorrow.  If you're struggling with how to tell parts of your story, how to let people see behind the curtain every now and then in your business or how to make a certain product or how to grow your audience, organically - be consistent.  Post and tell people a story just like it happens, every single day.  Sure you're going to miss days, that's ok.  Take a second and write down what's very consistent in your day and start thinking of how to show people.

Being intentional is the biggest expectation hurdles small businesses have to wrap their heads around.  Posting adhock with no direction, makes business owners feel like it's a complete waste of time; when in fact, social media is the new media.  Being repetitive on today's media channels is much like it was 20 years ago.  You have to have good creative (a good graphic, content, video or audio), you have to tell your story to the right audience at the right time and you can't stop (not completely anyway) or someone will take your share of the pie.

I hope this inspires atleast 3 people to actually be more intentional with their time and the direction they're taking their content.  

Follow me on Instagram and see what time I get up this week.

Starting My Day at 4:30am

Family, Hustle & Being Intentionall

A few months back I started being more intentional with posting in the morning as soon as my feet hit the floor.  Starting and then executing this very normal thing for me has been the most talked about thing when being introduced or referred by others this year, by far.  People can't believe that I wake up and start my day so early.  Well, believe it.  It's been happening for years.

The dad in me wants to say it's because of the damn peacocks.  There was a cow farm right behind our house growing up in Mississippi and the farmer had peacocks.  Until you have started your day to a peacock waking up to the sun, you have no clue.  I know it's cliche, cows, peacocks & Mississippi - let's move on. My point, I've always been a morning person.  I love the fact that when I'm starting to wonder why this person or that person has called me back or responded, it's because it's 8am in the morning and I've been working for 3 hours already.  Now, I have a growing family to provide for and I've created a few rules.

My family knows that dad's going to be home for dinner every single night possible.  They know that I don't go into the office on the weekends; I don't completely disconnect, but unless there's a fire, I'm with my family.  Monday - Friday, I'm hustling from pre-sun to moon.  Think about the thing(s) you do every single day that you know your going to do tomorrow.  If you're struggling with how to tell parts of your story, how to let people see behind the curtain every now and then in your business or how to make a certain product or how to grow your audience, organically - be consistent.  Post and tell people a story just like it happens, every single day.  Sure you're going to miss days, that's ok.  Take a second and write down what's very consistent in your day and start thinking of how to show people.

Being intentional is the biggest expectation hurdles small businesses have to wrap their heads around.  Posting adhock with no direction, makes business owners feel like it's a complete waste of time; when in fact, social media is the new media.  Being repetitive on today's media channels is much like it was 20 years ago.  You have to have good creative (a good graphic, content, video or audio), you have to tell your story to the right audience at the right time and you can't stop (not completely anyway) or someone will take your share of the pie.

I hope this inspires atleast 3 people to actually be more intentional with their time and the direction they're taking their content.  

Follow me on Instagram and see what time I get up this week.