The secret to success summarized in just 11 words.

If you want to be successful in life there are no shortcuts. But there is a short formula for success that is easy to remember. Because it rhymes, like LeAnn and Buster.

Here it is:

Early to bed. Early to rise. Work like hell. And advertise.

-No One Really Knows Who Said It First

It’s a simple statement. Just 11 words. And 4 periods. Like a hockey game that goes into overtime. But it is dense in value.

Early to bed. It’s a reminder to get plenty of sleep. If you want to accomplish great things you’re going to need all the energy you can get. Your bed is your recharging station. So treat yourself the way you treat your smartphone, and make sure you get recharged to full power every night.

Early to rise. Getting up early is the best way to make the most of your day. Waking up early gives you bonus time to get more elective work in before the mandatories of the day. Remember, it is your elective activities (exercising, reading, studying, writing, practicing, preparing, volunteering, etc.) that separate you from the masses. By that, I mean the general population, not the church services.

Work like hell. Work creates value. The more you work the more value you create. The more value you create the more you are compensated. Note: the compensation goes far beyond money. Note Note: the compensation also includes money. #AwYeah!

And Advertise. To maximize your positive impact on the world people need to know you exist. You need to be top of mind. When you are top of mind more great things come your way. You need to share the word about your capabilities and willingness to help. Adverting helps people connect their dots to you. It helps others solve their problems with your help. Which makes you more valuable to the world.

Key Takeaway

Start each day early to accomplish as much as you can. Put in as much work as you can. Because we exchange work for gold (gold metals and medals, gold moments, gold relationships, etc.) Let people know who you are and how you can help them. Because the world is full of challenges that you can help overcome. Then get to bed early to rest up and get the most out of tomorrow too.

*If you know someone who could benefit from this message, please share it with them.

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Adam Albrecht

Adam Albrecht is the Founder and CEO of the advertising and idea agency, The Weaponry. He believes the most powerful weapon on Earth is the human mind. He also authors two blogs: the Adam Albrecht Blog and Dad Says Daughter Says, a Daddy-Daughter blog he co-writes with his 14-year old daughter Ava. Adam can be reached at adam@theweaponry.com.

One thought on “The secret to success summarized in just 11 words.”

  1. Hi! You know how I usually leave a “right on! Love it!” Kind of comment? Well, today I am going off brand…Chronotypes. While in Health&Wellness coaching school (go DUUUUKE!) we were spending time learning about how to best help others achieve their visions and values to live their best life. So, we all know about food and exercise choices (now more than ever, and how you need to find what works for your own body’s optimal performance) the next big thing (IMHO) is people tapping into their genetically predisposed chronotype. This was first introduced to me by Corinne, through an article she wrote about the difference in “perception of time” while she was living in a remote village in Madagascar. The early to bed/early to rise isn’t the right fit for all, and actually, can be detrimental to some. Shortens telomeres and adds to cortisol levels in the blood stream. The super interesting part of this is that the genetic component of your chronotype harkens back to humans needing all of the types for a tribe to survive. I am curious to see if there does become a movement to shift the typical work day (even for non “shift work”) to benefit all chronotypes firing on their strongest cylinders. And, that, is my food for thought for today 😘

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