When I tell people I regularly sleep until noon I can see their eyeballs rolling — even over the phone! After all, you are not supposed to be lazy when you are in the professional training and mentoring business. There is a reason for my sleeping habits, of course, and it has nothing to do with laziness. The thing is, the explanations are often more fun than the reasons.
I used to tell people that, although I lived in Kansas, I was on Hawaii time. They’d ask if I used to live in Hawaii and still had family there. When the answer was no they would be puzzled. The explanation just got to be too hard, so I switched stories.
Now I tell people I am a strong believer in the old parable about the bird and the worm. “But wait!” they say, “Isn’t that something about about the wisdom of rising early?” Nope. That’s the other guy. I like to look at it from the worm’s point of view. It is, after all, the early worm that gets taken by the bird!
Now people chuckle, or wince, and they tend not to ask me anything more about it. But, of course, there is a reason. It is a lot less fun than either of the explanations. You see, my work, my client list, spans the globe. I have clients in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Europe, the U.A.E., and Japan. Operating daily from about noon to 4 a.m. U.S. central time (daylight saving time right now) means I am awake and available at a suitable time for almost all of my clients. See. I told you it wasn’t as much fun!