How To Have An Insanely Productive Morning

What can you do with two hours per day? For me, I built 3 multi-million dollar companies before I turned 30. I built my dream house with the woman of my dreams. And I create the life I want.

In today’s lesson, we’re talking about productivity. But healthy productivity. Productivity that feeds us more time for the hobbies and relationships we value. More time doing the the things you love.

Important Quotes From The Show

  • Nothing is less productive, than to make more efficient, what should not be done at all.
  • Don’t get too busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
  • Progress isn’t made through announcements. It’s made through consistency.
  • Work smarter, not harder.
  • The average person is going to experience approximately 50,000 morning hours in their adult life.

Lessons From The Show

  • 10 Minutes of Critical Preparation Before Bed: Consider writing your following day’s tasks on a 3×5 card every night before bed.
  • 10 Minutes of Stretch Time: Don’t jump directly into email. Stretch, pray, and breath.
  • Reward Yourself With Food: Use food as a motivator to complete your most important task of the day.
  • Quick, Healthy Meal: Eat well, but don’t take too long.
  • Power Window of Quiet, Focus Time: 30-60 minutes of uninterrupted time is more powerful than you think.
  • Follow The 5 Breaks Rule: For every 60-90 minutes worked, take 30 minutes off.
  • Spend Time In Nature At Least 3 Times Per Week: Quiet is the key. Take a hike, just not on main street.


Dale Partridge
Dale Partridge is the Founder of He's also a keynote speaker and author of the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling book People Over Profit.


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  1. Jayson Postle says:

    Dale! Great podcast. Thanks for all the tips on this topic and many others. Please upload your audio to a more mobile friendly platform like SoundCloud! I would follow you much more regularly.

    • That’s great feedback, Jayson! We’re working on that, actually, so that problem should be alleviated for you soon!

  2. Excellent podcast Dale. Beginning your day well sets yourself up for success. For anyone that asked about the 3 X 5 card, I wrote a short ebook called 3 X 5 Plan: Personal Growth Made Simple. I have taught these concepts for years to thousands. You have been a blessing to me and I would be glad to make it available to you and all Start Up Campers for free. Thanks for your investment in me by coaching me from a distance.

  3. Hi Dale, you rock πŸ™‚ Thank you for the energy you give. May I ask you where I can find your explanation of the 3×5 card method? I can not find any “search in the site” button, maybe it could be useful if we want to know about a specific argument. THANK YOU AGAIN!

    • Hey Chiara! Sorry about that. Actually no 3×5 card article. But I keep it basic. The goal is to hammer out the 5-10 critical items that bring you closer to your dream per day. Hope that helps!

  4. Lucinda Diaz says:

    Love the advice given in this podcast. The tips on writing down the tasks for the next day are phenomenal. As always thanks Dale.

  5. Thanks heaps for this podcast, Dale! I saw the article on this last week through a Facebook post, and now saw the podcast. I don’t often listen to podcasts, but I’m glad I listened to this one. Really appreciate the ideas. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    • Hey Josh! Thanks. Would love to have you as a regular listener πŸ™‚


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