Get Enough Sleep

You shouldn’t be exhausted in the morning. You shouldn’t be yawning by noon. You shouldn’t be running on E by 7pm. You won’t last. I’m learning this the hard way. I’ve gotten up at 4am every day this week to write and production has been great. This is a lifestyle I’m happy with. But it’s the end of the week and I felt the sleep debt. It’s hard to “grind” all day if I’m nodding off in the afternoon. I’m gonna make sure I can sleep at least 6 hours a night. 10pm-4am. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep because …

Do It Right Next Time

Everything about my day is better when I wake up at 4. The alarm woke me up today–I was wide awake, prepared, more than ready to hit my writing and the day–and I chose to do all that “later.” I woke up at 8. And it doesn’t look like I’ll have time to write today. My day feels incomplete without writing. So I’m gonna take that self-knowledge and get my ass up every day at 4. Doesn’t matter what my mind says, I know I need to get up.  And today whenever I’ve heard myself complain, I say to myself, …

Don’t Fear Judgement

Don’t carry yourself with the hypothetical judgements of others ringing in your head. It doesn’t matter what I think of you, or what you think of me. What matters is what we think of ourselves. I’m learning to be more honest about who I am, what I want, what I love. Don’t let anyone–your own negativity included–convince you your truths aren’t worth sharing.  Experience, family and culture have made me afraid to expose these three truths.  1. I am completely devoted to Fernanda. She’s the love of my life. I can’t think of a better person to share my life …

You Never Regret Going All-In

I wrote and worked out with Fernanda today. Ten minutes into the stairmaster, in agony–ten minutes, that was just ten fucking minutes?–I realized something. We should put maximum effort into what we’re doing. Leave it all on the field. Trust the process of hard work, give yourself to what you’re trying to make happen. You grow in those last, sweat-spilling minutes in the gym. You grow when you bust through your block by just writing, writing, writing. Do not quit. On that stairmaster, my mind seriously told me that I should never do the stairmaster again. Your mind, and sometimes …