Morning routines are crucial to productivity and getting your day started off right. It’s scientifically proven, and the most successful people in the world all have morning routines. On this episode, J. and Zach discuss what goes into their morning routines, and their ‘why’ related to each task. Listen to discover:

  • How Zach and J. are taking Molten Universe Media to the next level
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how it can be applied to character development
  • Why systems are more important than goals
  • How getting up earlier and building a morning routine changed Zach’s life
  • The danger of “I’m a night owl” and other stories we tell ourselves
  • The moment when Zach knew he needed to quit his day job
  • Key components of a successful morning routine
  • How Zach has finally managed to develop a meditation practice
  • The power of making small adjustments to your morning routine over time
  • Why you should consider scheduling time to read inside your workday instead of outside of it

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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