THE Secret to Success

Sorry for the clickbait title, but a chap called me and wanted my five keys to success for a CEO which got me thinking. He was writing an article and wanted to hear a lot of voices.

I fear I ultimately disappointed the old boy as I did not agree it could be limited to five — I will write about my list shortly.

I did decide there is one trait that is more substantial and correlates more powerfully.

It is so fundamentally simple as to be insulting in its obviousness.

So, Big Red Car, WTF is it?

Ahh, patience, grasshopper.

It is being an EARLY RISER.

See, I told you you would be disappointed.

If you rise early — my definition would be 5:00 – 5:30 AM — then you own the day and have the chance to do a day’s work by lunch which means you have the rest of the day to invest as you see fit.

To be clear at 6:00, you are like any other plumber or electrician. Carpenters get up earlier.

There are two other considerations:

 1. To get up early, you have dive into your bed early. This can be a problem.

 2. To  get to bed early with a clear mind, you have to stop looking at your cell phone and reading and responding to emails an hour or so before bedtime.

Bottom line it, Big Red Car — that’s it?

Yes, dear reader, that’s it. It is truly underwhelming.

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I am still just a Big Red Car.