You don’t have to. You GET to.

Did you ever notice that the problem with 6am flights is that they don’t occur at 12pm?

Good super-early morning from EWR, where I’m about to board a plane to Toronto for a quick Keynote this afternoon.

When my alarm went off at 3am (which is 45 minutes early than I usually get up,) I won’t lie, it hurt. I’m currently on day five of an eight-day water fast, and while I have plenty of energy, a 3am wake up call would hurt for anyone.

So before I went to bed, I put a post-it note on my phone, so I’d have to look at it in order to shut my phone off. It read:

“Flip the conversation.”

What does that mean? Simply put, it means that no matter how tired I was, I looked at my alarm going off in a different way:

get to hear my alarm go off, so that means I’m still alive.

I get to get up to give a speech, because I’m fortunate enough to have a way to earn a living.

I get to get up early because I’m lucky enough to have a reputation that makes people want to fly me places to pay me to speak.

And so on.

In the end, it comes down to my favorite bit of advice: Simply replace “I have to,” with “I get to.” You’ll be amazed what happens when you do.

Sending love from two different countries this morning. We’ll talk again soon.

Have a spectacular week, and reach out if I can ever help you with anything!

PS: We’re thrilled to announce that ConvertKit has just signed on as our second sponsor at ShankMinds: NYC, taking place on June 15th! It’s the one entrepreneurial conference this year that you simply can’t miss! Keynotes, massive lessons on how to immediately improve your business, and every attendee gets their professional headshot taken – for free! But hurry up – Tickets are over half sold out! Get yours today before they’re all gone!

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