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Early bird gets the worm.


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning, Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by. Today, his quote is the early bird gets the worm and I'm going to start off with a story. I've learned over the course of renovations on my home. And I guess just in my adult life that most people don't do what they say they're going to do and early bird gets the worm could translate to just do what you say you're going to do. I ordered some doors four weeks ago, and he told me it would take three weeks. So last week, I said when one of the doors is gonna come in, it's been three weeks, he's like, they're gonna ship out on Friday. I said, Great. Today is Wednesday, I call them I said, Hey, what is shipped out on Friday mean, I thought it would hurt me now he's like, well, it means exactly what it says. It's gonna ship on Friday. And I was like, Well, why haven't I heard from you? He pulls up my order. He said, Oh, you were supposed to pick these up. They should be ready by now. And I was like, Yes, that's what I'm calling you. And he works in sales. Somehow he pays his rent pays his mortgage. I don't know. He's not very good at his job. early bird gets the worm, in my opinion means do what you say you're gonna do. Because getting up early doesn't necessarily make you more productive. What do you think?


Larry

You definitely put somebody on tilt when you say be early, like for golf, like you're going to golf with someone like five o'clock in the morning? Are you really going to show up at five o'clock? Because if you don't, then you never book a golf game with them again? Definitely, you're putting someone on tilt when you say let's do summer.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, you are. And then if you read any Forbes breakdown of what CEOs do in the morning, they all get up at three. And then they work out and they do X, Y and Z. But there's a lot of people like stand up comedians who are very successful and they wake up at 10. Like they go into stand up because they don't want to get up early. I think some people get stuff done early. Some people get stuff done late. I think it's just identifying who you are as a person, and how that can work out. You get up early because you have to, but you don't get up early on weekends. Are you a morning person.


Larry

I'm not a morning person. I've never been a morning person. But I've always had to get up. Because I work in radio early in the morning, my very my second job. I had to be at a TV station at 230 in the morning. So I don't even know if it's the morning. I think it's the middle of the night. I was I was I made the most money I've ever made. I was live with all my buddies at a beach house. And I had to be to work at 330 in the morning in Hollywood. It was torture. I still don't know if it was the morning.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, when does the morning start five, I feel like the morning starts at five anything before that. Or maybe it starts at four because bars in New York, closed at four. And so maybe that's when the next day starts.


Larry

I definitely during the pandemic have felt. So I've always had a wake up in the fours. Because of the pandemic and not commuting, I've finally been able to wake up at five. And I feel like fine, I've actually really resonated with the 5am on my alarm clock. Look in that scene that four o'clock was always too early, I felt lonely and sad for me, like a five o'clock wake up like, you know what, this is a bad.


Andrew Keller

So if you start going back to your job, are you going to or just be sad again? Or you're gonna have a negative?


Larry

It's a good question. You know, you definitely get more done waking up early, because there's less people around so often on the weekend times when I do something. I'm annoyed because there's so many people cuz I used to get off work early, and go shopping or go to a store, do whatever, there's nobody there, you can get more. It's just I don't I the fact that you just get more done. When you get a burden.


Andrew Keller

You do get more done. And I feel like this isn't taught as much as it used to be. But I feel like grown up it was early bird gets the worm like you're not going to be successful if you sleep in. This isn't me, but you can stay up late and work from 10pm to 1am and get a lot more done and then sleep until noon. It's not how I want to live my life. But people I mean talking throughout the last year on this podcast, I realize everyone's different and whatever works for me isn't necessarily going to work for someone else.


Larry

In my informal life poll, the people that I find that have good work ethic, typically speaking wake up early, and those that didn't have the good work ethic. Were not people that woke up early that's informed.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I guess I'm pointing out maybe the exceptions. There are exceptions to every rule. There are people that get up super early that are not productive. But that's not necessarily always going to be the case


Larry

I had to swing shift once where I worked from three to 11 at a TV station. So I went from working at 230 to three in the afternoon. And it was really hard to like not get up at early in the morning because I got up to be worked out three so I would sleep in until like 10 o'clock. 11 o'clock. Can I just felt like lethargic throughout the day?


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I've had a couple of friends that over the course of their careers as nurses have worked as a Night Nurse, and they have, like you do three days or three twelves or something, and you never get on a normal schedule. And I think it's kind of interesting about how our health care providers have some of the most unhealthy lifestyles, which I guess is a conversation for a different podcast. What is the most desirable radio slot? Is there one where you get to sleep, some semblance of a normal schedule?


Larry

I suppose all those big fancy people like Terry Gross, who tapes her interviews whenever she wants, literally just set her schedule. Yeah. But if you're like a true radio radio person, you're either working really early morning, or late at night.


Andrew Keller

You're the drive time? Well, I guess they're both drive time. Which means


Larry

it's sort of By the way, that's that way with DD two. I don't know. I mean, movies. The movies must be weird because they're shooting those at all hours of the night.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I've heard I haven't done both. But I've heard if you're a series regular on a TV show, those are the hardest hours. They're like 16 hour days, which isn't 16 hours of work, but it's 16 hours of being available. So you're like, I guess the more famous You are the bigger budget there is like you have a trailer to relax in. But it's not like you can go home or you can go have lunch with a friend. Like those schedules can be grinding, so it doesn't necessarily apply to TV and movies.


Larry

The last thing I'll say about this early bird gets the worm is it does seem like grandpa's every grandpa I've ever known. gets up early. There's no grandpa's that sleep in. Yeah, and


Andrew Keller

I guess the genesis of it is if you get up before the sun comes up, the worms are more likely to be moving. And once it gets warmer the burrow down so it's take advantage of the opportunities when they're there. But I guess also realize that advantages or opportunities can still be around if you make them if you want to sleep in


Larry

sleeping, it's overrated. Yeah, well, if


Andrew Keller

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