Ask yourself, “What would I do if I were me?” …and the answers will come.

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I recently asked myself a question and got a pretty good answer from myself.

Here’s the Q&A I had with myself.

Me: Hey Derek, do you think you should be getting up earlier and exercising and eating healthier?

Me: Yeah.

Of course there are cases when you should ask a friend or a professional for their opinion. But in so many of the simple (and important!) areas of life it’s not necessary. Just ask yourself!

For years now I’ve known I should be getting up earlier than I do and exercising and eating better.

I literally have the perfect work-from-home schedule that allows me to work, play, go to bed, wake up, and exercise anytime I want. It’s all up to me which is both awesome and the worst thing ever.

I know I should be getting up earlier. I didn’t have to ask anyone else for their thoughts on the matter.

So I finally started.

I got up at 6 A.M. twice this week, walked down the hill to the park, worked out, tried to jog (fail!) had breakfast and showered all before I normally get out of bed.

It was awesome until my lil 2-year-old gave me a cold!

But I can still feel the difference getting up earlier has made even as I sit here with a mild summer cold. This little set back won’t keep me down for long.

Ask yourself what would I do?

Ask yourself how you are doing and how you can do better in these areas of life. I bet you have some good answers for yourself.

  • Finances
  • Health
  • Sleep
  • Career
  • Social
  • Family
  • Self improvement
  • Physical fitness
  • Spirituality
  • Tan line

I’ll bet you a trillion dollars if you asked yourself what needs to happen to improve in each area that you already know the answer. I bet you already know what you need to stop and start doing.

And if this doesn’t work… Ask yourself what someone who is identical to you in every way should be doing if they were in your shoes. Ohhhh, ME LIKE!

You’re pretty smart.

You know what you need to do, just ask yourself.

Go get ’em Tiger!


P.S. You should totally join the How Do I Money Facebook Group. Just ask yourself. 😉

8 Responses to "Ask yourself, “What would I do if I were me?” …and the answers will come."

  1. Laurie J. Rivenbark   August 10, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Nice. I think I should ask my self with the same your question right now.
    “Do you think you should be getting up earlier and exercising and eating healthier?” Of course I want to do it. But It’s still hard to do, for me. Hoping on tomorrow I can wake up early. It will be the first step to change my self. Thank for sharing

  2. Steven   August 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Hey Derek,

    You totally spurred me on to create a blog post about all these goal areas! Thanks for the kick in the butt! Of course I think I should be getting up earlier as well. I might just start doing that. If you’d like to take a look at the post I wrote in response to this, here it is:

    Thanks again for all your motivation and inspiration! By the way, your daughter is too cute! Hope you got over that little cold and are continuing to move forward!

    • Derek   August 25, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Cool man!!! I checked out your post. Way to go.

      I’m feeling much better, thanks for asking!

  3. Lake Girl   August 25, 2016 at 4:54 am

    A good reminder to keep things simple. Personally, I think we know the answers to many questions that hamper our ability to get things done – we just need to ask! We get so busy dealing with the daily stuff that we forget we have the ability to make the changes necessary to improve our lives.

    • Derek   August 25, 2016 at 9:50 am


      I get so wrapped up in my own mind and I make simple things waaaaay more complex than they really are. Takes me a week to get around to doing something that only takes an hour to do. And all because I make it complex when is should be simple.

  4. Ms. Montana   August 25, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Every time I comment on your blog, I contemplatively ask myself, “Am I a hillbilly?”

    • Derek   August 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      haha, maybe I should change that? Don’t want to offend anyone!! haha.

      • Ms. Montana   September 9, 2016 at 8:57 am

        I don’t think it would offend. Just provide a moment of self reflection. =) Although people that identify as hillbilly’s might not comment. You always take that risk. =)


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