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Three Reasons Why I Start My Day Early in the Morning

Here are the three reasons why I start my day early. My first reason is backed up by a ton of articles about what super successful people do.

  1. They wake up early. The coolest thing that I learned from the morning exercise routine was I had created a new equilibrium point every single day. I was no longer at the whim of a random feeling on how my day was going to be. Exercise allowed me to always be full of energy, alert, and attack the day with more clarity. If you’re an entrepreneur, I think you’re going to find that to be a better thing to do than work late at night all the time.
  2. Train at the same time as when you run your marathon. A few weeks ago I ran my first marathon and one thing I did differently was wake up early and exercise. In the past, I trained at night for my half marathons and I was always groggy when it came time to run really early in the morning for the Seattle Half Marathon and Seattle Rock and Roll Half Marathon. The results were obviously different when I trained in the AM for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon where I’ve been waking up at 5:15am every day.
  3. Two people that I greatly admire are Annie Duncan and Katie Walvatne. Both of them have amazing positive personalities, get crazy amounts of important work done, are a complete joy to be around, they have grit and resilience, and they both exercise and wake up super early. Oh and both have run marathons!

I’ve never read an article that talks about how awesome someone is for pushing the snooze button and waking up late. I’ve also never met anyone that was super successful who was always sleeping in and coming into work late. Once you’ve made the shift of waking up early, you’re going to recognize all of the positive ripple impacts it’s going to make on your life and company!

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thinkspace Community and EveryMove @Work

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thinkspace is teaming up with EveryMove @Work to encourage our entrepreneurial community to get moving! EveryMove is a free application you can download on your phone or computer in order to log your activity and movement throughout the day. The more activity you do, the more points you will receive! And if you receive enough points, or meet a challenge, you can win neat prizes.

thinkspace will be launching different challenges throughout the year with prizes and incentives for participants. We will be posting leaderboards throughout the halls of thinkspace so that the most active people will be spotlighted. So, whether you want to use EveryMove for motivation, to join the competition, or to track your physical progress, make sure to download the app and participate! Let’s make this holiday season an active one.

Who can join? Members of the thinkspace community and employees of thinkspace.

How to join? Create an account and join page. http://everymove.org/thinkspace. Space is limited to 25 people.

Also, come join team thinkspacers in the 30th annual 5k Jingle Bell Run/Walk! This is a great way to kick off the holiday season while raising money to fight arthritis.

The event takes place on Sunday, December 14th at the Westlake Center in Seattle. It is a 5k (about 3.1 mile) loop and you can choose to travel the course at whatever pace you like!

You can register online before December 5th and make sure to join team thinkspacers. Let’s make this a great turn out for the thinkspace community!

Here is the link to join our team. If you have any other questions feel free to contact Katie Walvatne: katie@thinkspace.com