"Sleep is fore Broke People"

by Eric 90 56 replies
Hey warriors
I just saw a Video, where again a famouse rapper talked about work ethic on 4am and how he is not able to sleep more than 3 houers and Stuff. You cane watch it here :
So I was motivated and Inspired by the video, but I actualy have to disagree with what he says. Offcourse there are long houers but In my Opinion it is not just about how long you Work but much more Important how effective you Work. You could work 18 houers almost slpeeping away on you're desk ore Work 2 chunks of 3 houer Session with High Energy and High Focuss and have enough time fore other Projects plus get more things done and in a better quality. That is the type of houers I prefer....what do you Warriors Think. Old school Long houers ore New School effective houers ?
#mind warriors #broke #money #sleep #success #time
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    That was a bit too far. You function better with sleep.

    It's proven - It works.

    Maybe you can work for a few extra hours, but honestly,
    how long can you go on like that? Do you really expect to
    be productive during those extra few hours that you could
    be sleeping and preparing for the next day? Amount of hours
    awake doesn't determine whether or not you'll be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author molecules
    If you're making all of your income online and set your own hours then having a sleep schedule that allows for maximum awake time is probably going to help you out in your line of work. Mostly because "When your sleeping they're up doing something".
    I'm in favor of "new school effective hours" as long as you have the time.

    Check out polyphasic sleep cycles/schedules here:
    I'd rather spend 4 hours sleeping then everyone else's 8 - more time to work = more time to earn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    that is enough for people to get motivated and just for the record the guy in the video bow wow is a very hard worker
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  • Profile picture of the author Jovany
    thanks...for sharing....
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  • Profile picture of the author Vizualeyez
    This is a true story. 3 weeks ago, I was up all day, everyday, and only slept for 3 hours a day, maybe even less.

    About a week ago, I started crashing. And, started falling asleep for more then 12 hours a day.

    Today I awoke after 16 hours of sleep. This is... simply, not good. Or healthy.

    In this case, I agree with everyone. Sleep is good for the mind and productivity. Overdoing is never good. It's the same as being a glutton. Overeating = bad for health. Overworking = fatigue and poor quality in workmanship.
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  • Profile picture of the author jcruz
    You need sleep, its a natural bodily function, and anybody that tells you diffrent is lying. Besides when you don't sleep, yeah you are working more hours, but how effective are those hours. Your not at the top of your game when you don't sleep, period.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric 90
      Hey Warriors,
      Thank you fore you're replies, and I am happy that so many of you show my Opinion about getting a Healthy sleep to get much more Preductive. It is all about getting the maximum benefit fore you're whole wellbeeing and even though I respect Bow Wows hard work and Work Ethic I personaly wouldn't recomend it to everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author scole954387
    I disagree with the no sleep theory too - to some degree. We're all human and we're all different. I know people who are so bound up with energy that if they had one coffee they wouldn't sleep for a week. Some people have a lot of energy and only need 3-4 hours a night sleep. Others need more.

    I find that I work best on 7 hours sleep. I notice a huge difference in my productivity and mental ability at 7 hours compared to any other amount. Less than 7 hours or more than 7 hours I just feel like crap. That's just me though.. you might need 10 hours... or 3.


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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
    Alot of people who are in entertainment don't sleep much Diddy, Mariah Carey, 50 cent, Nick Cannon...all of them have gone on record mentioning they don't sleep much because they're busy handling business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric 90
      Interresting. I guess they are actualy not like other Enterpreneurs because they have to be visible they can't outsource themself and they have to be live. I am not a Brand and nobody wants something from me, that is the freedome you have ase an Entrepreneure and Investor.
      I wouldn't want to be such a famouse Star
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  • Profile picture of the author emmndi
    Sleep is paramount. Too much sleep... will only lead to more brokeness.

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    • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
      Originally Posted by emmndi View Post

      Sleep is paramount. Too much sleep... will only lead to more brokeness.
      Depends how you read that is it more broken-ess or more broke-ness, that depends on your point of view

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  • Profile picture of the author bayumaulana2003
    just have them scheduled right, sleep 6-7 days per hour
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  • Profile picture of the author markfreedom
    If you are sleepy it tells that your body needs rest, then how your work become effective if your body and mind are tired and not functioning well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    Sleep is so essential, I can only function better when am rested, if I do not get enough sleep, I get irritable, waste time and my head aches. I think am most effective and focused after a good nights sleep.

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    • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
      I can go with 6 or so hours or sleep, but function better with a couple more. With a little more sleep, I become more efficient, which makes more sleep worthwhile; plus, sleep is nice.


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  • Profile picture of the author Seatbelt99
    I think the most important thing is to figure out how much sleep you need. If that's 3 hours, GREAT! If that's 10 hours, FINE! Personally I need 5-7 typically. I can function on less but not at 100%.

    If I get around 5 for more than a few days I start feeling drained but once or twice a week I'm fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Ignoring your body's need for sleep is like burning a candle at both ends. Sooner or later it will compromise your immune system and then you're dead. So go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgsketch
    Sleeping is such a waste of time! Unfortunately I need a full 6 hours to even function the next day. I also cannot work 18 hours straight. I need a break every 3 hours at least to refocus on the task at hand. Later in the day I tend to take longer breaks up to an hour or more. That's if I'm putting in a full wake work day, 8am to 11pm.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacko9
    Yes, I agree with you quality hours of work over quantity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam J Wagner
    3 hours of work while feeling well rested is better than 6 hours of work that is compromised by feeling sluggish, for me at least...

    So in my opinion getting a good sleep actually saves you time. I set my alarm for 6 hours, even if it means I sleep until 2pm sometimes. But I do understand that my lifestyle isn't realistic for everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author robrammuny
    Most successful people I know get a solid nights rest.

    And if anything... there's no way your body can function without rest. I've tried it, doesn't work.
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  • Profile picture of the author wburgos72
    I think everyone's just different. I function best on 4 - 6 hours sleep, any more than 6 and I'll have a headache all day, Less than 4 and I feel sluggish all day.
    What I have done is cut out most of T.V shows and that gives me a lot more time to get my work done.
    I would say to just listen to your body, if your tired rest, if you feel really good, then do what needs to get done.
    I also find that taking small 5 minute breaks every couple hours helps me re-focus on my work.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIGITALCHAMELEON
    There's a time for work and there's a time of rest, we should have time to rest, we should not deprived to our body the relaxation needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    There are a lot of great people sleep less and I think they have good health since they died above 70.

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  • Profile picture of the author enterpryzman
    Work smart rather than hard.......pretty simple yet, hard to follow some times.

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    • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
      Success is never having to use an alarm clock to get up and never getting sleepy out of boredom or overwork.

      Except for an occasional early morning flight, I haven't used an alarm clock to wake up in 30 years. It's totally up to me when I get up.

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  • Profile picture of the author gauravthegeek
    I used to sleep 10 hours a day by the time I didn't have an aim in life. Now, I sleep for only 5-6 hours as I know that I have to get up and get that mark of excellence. So, I can't afford to waste time in sleeping. For a normal person, 6 hours of sleep is sufficient. Sleeping more than this is wasting the precious time. However, a quick afternoon nap can do wonders for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author gauravthegeek
    The video is a must watch! Thanks a ton for sharing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Walker
    One of my fave videos (obviously forum/youtube trolls) will not take it into moderation and start hating the owner however.. the underlying story of the video speaks for it self! Kudos!
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  • Profile picture of the author lootbags2010
    I usually sleep about 5-6 hours work 8 hours take a nap from 1/2- 2 hours and work another 2-4 hours.

    If you're only getting 3 hours of sleep because of internet marketing you really need to find a more efficient system or another line of work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enrico
    Do people really take this seriously? He's trying to say he gets sleep but not TOO much because he believes that while he's sleeping someone else is progressing. I know exactly how he feels. I hate sleeping, so I try and sleep a maximum of 5/6 hours per night and I'm just as productive as anyone else, if not more.

    At the end of the day everyone is different. Some people function better with more sleep and others function better with less. Don't let science/and 'facts' dictate how much sleep you SHOULD get. Know the limitations of your body and you'll be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Johnson
    Thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
    The point here is not that sleeping is for broke people, what he is trying to point here is management of time in sleep and in work. I would say that for those broke people, they tend to allocate more time for sleeping rather than working since they aren't interested for work, that they would rather sleep.
    It's not that people should not sleep in order to succeed; people need to sleep for our body needs to relax and rest to recover from a day's work. Our body needs to regenerate and rejuvenate the muscles and the mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author bettersocial
    What would you rather be - rich or healthy?

    I'd say I wouldn't mind being slightly poorer but healthier. Your body is more important than the amount of money in your wallet or the size of your car. What would you do with wealth if you have to spend it all on medical treatments because you ignored your health?

    That said, I don't have a lot of respect who make sleep the sole basis of their existence. If you sleep for anything more than 7 hours a day, it is too much. 8 hours is okay, but anything beyond that is unacceptable.
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetloleypop
    that cannot be applied to everyone.It is much better to sleep in a reguar hours rather than what he said.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raiel Schwartz
    Bow Wow hits on two very important points.

    If you are not where you want to be (in terms of
    your given success in any area) it is because you
    have not put in enough hours of action

    Most people look forward to sleep... They look
    forwarding to resting, to being away "from work".

    My view is that you will never reach any level of
    true entrepreneurial success until you breathe,
    think, and act for the progression of your

    Yes, 6-8 hours of sleep is beneficial for a body
    to fully recuperate, but I bet another 6-8 of
    your waking hours are filled with food, friends,
    laughter, chatter, or fulfilling addictions (whether
    lust or other).

    How many hours do you REALLY work? The
    question then, should be, do you EVEN need to

    Or can you still push your hardware to
    produce more great work before having to

    Ask yourself honestly, how much "direct-work" do
    you invest in your business on a day to day basis?

    Most marketers I see or hear about (warrior forum
    posters being a large segment) would say less than
    2 hours.

    If you put in more than 3 hours, everyday consistently,
    of directed focused work, you obviously are striving
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrey
    First impression was: This gentleman scared to lose what he already achieved what makes him live "no sleep" life. Video didn't motivate at all as the author doesn't look happy at all.
    But I have experienced moments when I start doing something I love and believe in and then my body and brains require much less sleep.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    I don't sleep. I wait.

    No signature here today!

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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    I don't believe that guy and sleep is important for health and your functionality. You should not save time on sleep.
    Time of thinking is over.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberdenizen
    I think the lack of sleep can make you broke. Why? Getting sick can be a huge drain on your finances. Most of your hard-earned money could just go to your hospital bills, doctor's fees and your medications. Sleep deprivation increases your risk for health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

    I think with good time management and outsourcing, you don't have to deprive yourself of sleep. Remember, no amount of money can buy your health back if you get seriously ill.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vortex Creator
      I also desire to not sleep in my life - but only because I want to live it to the fullest (which, of course, includes abundance of money) - but to deny myself of sleep is equal to shooting myself in the foot - because if the body is tired there is no point in continuing with what I am doing - I must have not done it effectively enough. And trying harder is not the solution.

      If the energy is fully aligned you don't need sleep, that is correct. And most likely if the energy is aligned you will also experience great wealth. It all sort of ties together, doesn't it? In the end it's about energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Jackson
    You guys are SOFT!

    How bad do you want success?


    P.S. I'm a huge fan of rap, but Bow Wow sucks
    , seriously lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan92
    I love hearing about successful people still hustling when they don't have to do so. That is a great sign that you are doing the right thing in life.

    I've grown up hearing "sleep is for the weak" frequently however jokingly too. I'm also a big believer in sleeping in, so maybe that's why I like this industry! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    well anybody sleeping for less than 5 hour is actually hurting his own body.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Dodson
    For those of you saying that lack of sleep hurts, I wholeheartedly disagree. I share the same "sleep" schedule as Bow Wow and I feel nothing less than awesome every single day of my life. Nowaday, I like to get my 3 hours after sunrise around 9-10am, and when I wake up in the afternoon - I'm ready to DOMINATE!

    It's all about the individual person. Everyone is different. Just like Bow Wow said, it'll kill some people.
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  • Profile picture of the author jann
    I believe it is important to plan your time and just as important as work maybe, so is sleep.
    For a high concetration, you equaly need good rest.

    Lets just find a way to strike a balance.
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  • Profile picture of the author aneel90
    Yeah I don't really think its possible to unleash your full potential with no sleep it just doesn't work that way. The brain needs rest to function properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Gehr
    I watched this video, and although I admire the drive, I also note the fear of losing.

    Sleep is essential, and if you don't get it, it will get you in the long run in the form of sickness.

    You have to eat to fuel your body, and then you have to exercise to tone the body.
    The mind needs rest to function optimally.

    If you are tired, you operate much the same as a drunk person. In fact, statistics reveal that lack of sleep can render your physical mechanics into a drunk-like state.

    There's nothing wrong with sleep, and if you have to wake up in fear that someone else is going to overtake you, then man, you are one sad human.
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  • As other people have stated, sleep is ESSENTIAL. People who act all big and tough and claim they sleep very little and are better because of it, are more than likely causing large amounts of stress and harm to their bodies.
    You should get 6-8 hours of sleep every night. Sleep allows your body to repair itself, process certain functions, and essentially allows you to 'be refreshed' for the following day. Anyone lacking this will be in trouble sooner or later. Trust me on this, as I've done the long sleep habit, and also gone through periods where I haven't gone to bed until 2-3am and woken up at 7am. It's not good.

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  • Profile picture of the author Nathy Curiel
    I use to have a business partner and he always said : sleeping is for the weak !
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  • Profile picture of the author KAYEKINNEY
    I seem to hit the ground running on 5 hours.. more than that I just want to sleep longer and I am sluggish for the day, less than that and I am punchy and looking for things to combat the sleep deprived thought processes of my creative mind!
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  • Profile picture of the author excoder01
    Sleeping is a physical and mental need. It allows your brain to organize itself throughout the day. Some people may need only 15 mins. of power nap a day, some may need 4 hours of sleep, some may even need 11 hours.

    Going through the day like a Zombie with 2 hours of sleep while only being productive (and clumsy) throughout the 1/8 of day is foolish. It may work if your day consists of mundane tedious work.

    But I rather get 10 hours of sleep a day and be "in the zone" throughout the my whole day than getting 2 hours of sleep but feeling tired and scattered for the whole day.

    You might feel creative with little hours of sleep drifting in a fantasy zone, but try being a engineering managing complex projects, building intensive/sophisticated system, etc -- that requires good concentration. It's difficult to go through that on 3 hours of sleep a day.
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