I have read numerous articles, toyed with various acronyms, and never found a fit. However, after reading Sharma’s book “The 5am Club”, my own personalized acronym was “birthed”.

REPS

R = Rise Early

E = Exercise

P = Pray

S = Strategize for the day

I agree with the research that if you will do anything for 6 weeks, it will become a habit. I TWEAKED a few things and found a formula that works!

Rise Early

If you study the habits of most successful, goal-oriented people, you will find they tend to rise early. How early is up to you! I now POP-UP at 430am with no alarm at all.

Exercise

You don’t have to run 10 miles, do an hour Cross-Fit, or bike 100k. Just find something you can do for 20-30 minutes that gets the blood pumping and the endorphins jumping.

Pray

No shame. I strive to let “First Word, be God’s Word”.

Spend time in prayer with our Great God, it changes everything.

Don’t have to speak, Listen.

Strategize

Plan out your day. You cannot hit a target you cannot see. What is the one thing that must be done today that changes everything. As my ole high school math teacher used to say;

“Procrastination is the Thief of Time!”

Get started today!

J.W. Oliver is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner for GlobalBPsolutions.com based in Texas with a BP center in Africa. They are a Christian based business with a desire to help business and ministries be their very best while helping support others globally.