How to Wake Up Earlier (& Actually Love It) in 5 Simple Steps

How to Wake Up Earlier (& Actually Love It) in 5 Simple Steps

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Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and podcaster. He is a nationally recognized leader in the real estate education space and has taught millions of people how to find, finance, and manage real estate investments.

Brandon began buying rental properties and flipping houses at the age of 21. He started with a single family home, where he rented out the bedrooms, but quickly moved on to a duplex, where he lived in half and rented out the other half.

From there, Brandon began buying both single family and multifamily rental properties, as well as fix and flipping single family homes in Washington state. Later, he expanded to larger apartments and mobile home parks across the country.

Today, Brandon is the managing member at Open Door Capital, where he raises money to purchase and turn around large mobile home parks and apartment complexes. He owns nearly 300 units across four states.

In addition to real estate investing experience, Brandon is also a best-selling author, having published four full-length non-fiction books, two e-books, and two personal development daily success journals. He has sold more than 400,000 books worldwide. His top-selling title, The Book on Rental Property Investing, is consistently ranked in the top 50 of all business books in the world on, having also garnered nearly 700 five-star reviews on the Amazon platform.

In addition to books, Brandon also publishes regular audio and video content that reaches millions each year. His videos on YouTube have been watched cumulatively more than 10,000,000 times, and the podcast he hosts weekly, the BiggerPockets Podcast, is the top-ranked real estate podcast in the world, with more than 75,000,000 downloads over 350 unique episodes. The show also has over 10,000 five-star reviews in iTunes and is consistently in the top 10 of all business podcasts on iTunes.

A life-long adventurer, Brandon (along with Heather and daughter Rosie and son Wilder) spends his time surfing, snorkeling, hiking, and swimming in the ocean near his home in Maui, Hawaii.

Brandon’s writing has been featured on,,, Money Magazine, and numerous other publications across the web and in print media.

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Do you ever have the intention of waking up early and getting a fresh start on the day and then… you go back to bed?

You’re not alone. Tons of people intend to do the same but fail to follow through.

It’s definitely not easy to break the habit of hitting the snooze button or justifying to yourself why you need a little more shut eye. But it is possible.

A few years ago I made a conscious decision to wake up earlier every day. I discovered a step-by-step system that helped me completely change my morning routine.

Related: The One Thing Every Real Estate Investor Should Do Each Morning

How to Wake Up Earlier in 5 Simple Steps

It all comes down to six simple words: don’t let your brain make decisions. 

Instead, if you want to wake up earlier consistently, do these five things:

  1. Set out your clothes the night before. Eliminate as many choices as possible in the morning.
  2. Write down your morning goals the night before. Define why you need to wake up early so there’s no question about the purpose of it.
  3. Get enough sleep. The more sleep you get, the better able you’ll be to accomplish your goal of waking up earlier.
  4. Move your alarm clock across the room. This forces you to stand and move, eliminating the choice of getting up and out of bed.
  5. Make your first task incredibly easy. The easiest ones for me are drinking a glass of water or brushing my teeth. Now that you’ve accomplished at least one task, you’re officially up and can move on to the next one.

Waking up doesn’t take a massive amount of control, the right genes, or an incredible super power. You just need to arm yourself with the right tools.

Why do you want to wake up earlier? What’s standing in your way? 

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