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The Morning Myth

How Every Night Owl Can Become More Productive, Successful, Happier, and Healthier

Rumbauskas, Frank J.


1. Edition August 2019
240 Pages, Hardcover
Practical Approach Book

ISBN: 978-1-119-53775-5
John Wiley & Sons

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Does the early bird always catch the worm?

Society largely praises early risers while maligning so-called "night owls." However, countless research studies have shown that night owls are more successful and wealthier than early risers.

The Morning Myth proves that indeed, night owls are generally more successful in life than early risers. It restores night owls' self-confidence, and encourages them to achieve more on their natural schedules.

In The Morning Myth, Frank J. Rumbauskas provides practical tips to help night owls thrive:

* Informs employers about how much productivity they're losing by forcing night owls to be at work bright and early

* Offers advice on how to schedule both early risers and night owls for maximum productivity

* Shows night owls how to achieve maximum happiness at work

* Coaches managers on getting the most out of their night owl employees

Whether you're a night owl yourself, or employ those who find their work "mojo" later in the day, The Morning Myth breaks down stereotypes and shows you how to increase productivity around the clock.

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Confessions of a Stigmatized Night Owl 1

Chapter 2 The Brainwashing 17

Chapter 3 The Prison 31

Chapter 4 Studies Favoring Morning Larks Are Fatally Flawed 43

Chapter 5 Fighting Your Internal Clock Is Harmful to Your Health 51

Chapter 6 Your Circadian Rhythm--and Why You Can't Change It 63

Chapter 7 Night Owls Are More Successful 77

Chapter 8 Night Owls Are Smarter Than Early Risers 91

Chapter 9 Night Owls Are More Productive 101

Chapter 10 Night Owls Are More Creative 115

Chapter 11 Night Owls Are More Relaxed 133

Chapter 12 Night Owl Discrimination and Sleep-Shaming 141

Chapter 13 Diet, Nutrition, and Other Secrets to Better, Deeper Sleep 157

Chapter 14 Mitigating the Health Risks of Early Rising 193

Chapter 15 How Flexible Work Hours Benefit Employers 203

Epilogue: Night Owls Have a Huge Advantage over Early Risers 211

Acknowledgments 213

About the Author 215

Index 217
FRANK J. RUMBAUSKAS is the author of Selling Sucks, The Never Cold Call Again Online Playbook, and the New York Times bestseller Never Cold Call Again! Frank spent the first half of his sales career cold calling. Finally, after years of effort, he perfected a system of lead-generation techniques that catapulted him to the top of sales at Lucent Technologies, and has since changed the lives of countless salespeople around the world.