Habit 1: Sleep

Sleep is the most underrated habit in western culture, especially among go-getters in their 20s and 30s.  That’s why it’s my #1 habit here.  

Here’s what a lack of sleep gets you:

  • Increased cortisol (heart attack, cancer, stroke, early death)
  • Decreased decision-making abilities
  • Increased anxiety
  • Decreased recovery from intense strength training
  • Lacking sleep will rob you anywhere from 5-35 percent of your performance.  It can literally keep your startup, career, or venture from doing well.  

Here’s what to do:

  • Go to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday.  (Even weekends) 
  • Make your health (and sleep) your number one priority.  Without it, all other priorities are moot.