Preface

If you’re a “night owl,” I feel your pain. I’m one, too. I know what it’s like to be judged by others as being lazy, slothful, and juvenile, when in fact studies continually show that night owls achieve more in life and the majority are wealthier and more consistently successful than morning people.

You may find that hard to believe after years of being brainwashed with the notion that morning people are more successful, and somehow just plain better, than we are, but it’s true. I’m living proof of it.

And the endless criticism we suffer can be unbearable at times.

Friends who I call my “office neighbors” sometimes comment on how late I arrive to the office. What they don’t know is how extremely productive and creative I am after the sun sets in the evening.

About 10 years ago, I had a television interview scheduled for 8:00 a.m. at my office. When the TV crew arrived, my receptionist told them, “Frank is never here this early!” The look on her face as I came through the door was priceless!

Even family and friends get in on the act, when they should be the very people who support us. They simply assume that because I’ve been fortunate to experience tremendous success in my businesses that I’m “fat and happy” and sleep in for the sheer hell of it. Nothing could be further from the truth; the reality is that I sleep in later than most because that is what makes me hyperproductive.

They’re all wrong, as you’ll learn in a minute, and I have good news for you: If you’re ...

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