Melissa McCarthy's reasons to wake up at 4:30 everyday would change the way you see success
For those who recognize the name, Melissa McCarthy, you'll also know that she makes an outstanding $12 million a year! Do you want to know her secret? She wakes up at exceptionally early and doesn't use her phone on the weekends. Why would this make her super successful? We delve deeper into this magic routine of hers, and see exactly how she's managed to become one of Hollywood's highest-paid women today! Though our 9-5 jobs seem stressful and drag on, waking up extra early doesn't sound like such a great idea for the average person.
We cherish those long hours in bed and hate it when that alarm clock buzzes, waking us up from our slumber and reminding us that we have to go through a full day's work, away from our comfy beds. Melissa has managed to get into a routine to kickstart her day into action. Like the saying goes: "The early bird catches the worm" fits right into this situation. There has to be something we can learn from this experience. Don't you agree? If it works for the stars in Hollywood, it could work for us.
So, let's dive straight into this routine!
So, what's her secret? She wakes up at 4:30 a.m. to begin her daily routine and puts her phone away on weekends. She dislikes that the world makes people efficient, but believes in taking a break from time to time as well. Melissa is not the only wealthy person to wake up these early hours of the morning; Richard Branson and Mark Wahlberg also take their first start to the day.
Melissa is said to be one of the highest-paid women in Hollywood, going from having a significant credit-card debt as a twenty-year-old, and had started her career in comedy. This all started in New York, and she worked her way up from there and is now in her late 40's. Today, she is worth $60 million! Even though she may be a top-earning celebrity, you'd never know because her routine keeps her remarkably occupied.
No matter which city she's in, Melissa rises at 4:30 in the morning and tiptoes around the house to avoid waking up her family. She makes coffee and spends her morning watching TV, typically shows like Knight Rider, or The Incredible Hulk. Sounds great so far. At least she gets time to wake up extra early for those morning shows and relax a bit before the mad rush of the day begins.
Melissa is not the only household name who's gone on the record as waking up before the sun. Richard Branson wakes up at 5 to plan his day. He eats breakfast, spends time with his family, and has an early start on life. Mark Wahlberg wakes up at 2:30 in the morning! Wow, that's really early, but he starts off with his morning prayer time, has two meals followed by a workout; then showers, and goes off to golf before 8 a.m.
He sure crams a lot of chores into that morning, so it makes sense that he'd want to be up and squeeze in as much as he can in the morning. You'd think that waking up this early gives you more time to prioritize your day, but Melissa isn't waking up this early for that reason. "She hates how the entire world is set up to make people more efficient".
"She hates the trend that every home needs an open-concept design of one room leading to another"... "She sees what it's really about, which is not you spending time with your kids while you cook and they watch TV but you being able to be everywhere at once"..."We are literally knocking down walls to help ourselves multitask", Melissa told The Times.
"Maybe I'll start a business called 'Walls,' and my specialty will be putting walls in because in 10 years we're all going to want them again because we've made our houses into studio apartments". She continued. Another thing that Melissa sets as a daily rule in her routine is that she tolerates having her phone out at all times. Her personal outlook toward technology, as she puts it:
"She sees why phones are necessary, she accepts their existence, but she thinks the world got much worse and more apathetic and less willing to say "Yes and" and "Why not?" the minute everyone had a smartphone. She'll post on Instagram, but she won't read Instagram. She won't even do email. People can text her, or they can call her. Email will drown her".
Another part of her morning routine includes reading The Los Angeles Times and National Geographic the old-fashioned way. She makes an exception for The New York Times, however, and read that on her iPad. The iPad also makes an appearance at night, when she uses it to skim through Pinterest and Etsy, while taking a lovely long, relaxing bath.
She believes that weekends are for friends and family, and avoid using technology. So the mobile phones are switched off. Melissa and her husband, Ben Falcone, put their phones aside and entertain on the weekend. They invite friends and have dinner on Sundays. That sounds like the perfect way to conduct business and make time for loved ones over the weekends.
What do you think about her routine? Would you try it out and get up extra early to do all the little things you'd like? This may be useful for those break-away weekends when you've had a rough week at the office and need a long deserving time off. We certainly understand the method behind her lifestyle, and hope that you enjoyed reading this as much as we loved sharing it with you.
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