I am definitely a morning person, but that doesn’t mean I jump out of bed at sunrise and dive into a cold pool – a la Tony-Robbins.

In fact, it usually means the opposite – a slow roll, lots of thought about breakfast, and sometimes hours of reading before even touching my todo list.

I want to share one of my favorite books with you. Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies helped me shift my understanding of personalities – namely why some people need structure (like a “productive” morning routine) to get anything done, while others buck systems so hard that they often frustrate the crap out of themselves.

According to the book, I am a Rebel (umm, yeah). But even as a rebel I get a lot of shit done. Why? Because I know myself and understand what motivates me.

No matter what your tendencies, this is an awesome framework to bring CLARITY around your habits as well as manage the, um, darker sides, of those tendencies.

Beyond that, it’s also a boon to communication with your spouse, client, team, friend – you know, the people with the opposite tendencies that drive you nuts.

Check out the book The Four Tendencies and/or take Gretchen’s online quiz to get started (I recommend reading the book because it has great examples and stories as well!)

Ps, the book link shown here is an affiliate links, so if you decide to purchase I’ll make a couple $dollas to help support my podcast! So thank you!