Ep 002: How sleep changes an entrepreneur's life? - A conversation with Pat Flynn


Guest: Pat Flynn

By Yishan Xu, Ph.D.


Pat Flynn!

A father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA.

His podcast is one of the first podcasts that I listened. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts, which have earned a combined total of over 55 million downloads, multiple awards, and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor to ConvertKit, LeadPages, Teachable, and other companies in the digital marketing arena.

Actually, Pat helped me to name my podcast and that’s how I get this fantastic name: “Deep into Sleep“!


  • Challenges with sleep and work-life balance an entrepreneur faces.

  • The negative cycle between working at night, lack of sleep and experiences of low energy level.

  • How did Pat switched from a night owl to an early bird, and what can help us to get up early in the morning?

    • change our mindset!

      • Hal’s suggestion for difficulties getting up in the morning: hit the snooze button = going back to sleep is more important than what you want to do during the day

      • Mental shift: getting up early to get “Me Time.“

  • What changes in sleep has Pat made to be a more energetic, happy, and successful entrepreneur?

    • wake up early

    • track sleep with a calm attitude

    • change diet

  • Pat’s top tips for sleeping well and working well.

    • wake up earlier between sleep cycles

    • have a coffee curfew

    • sleep in a cooler environment


Pat’s website: www.smartpassiveincome.com

Pat will release a new book “Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business

Launch Date: Tuesday, August 13th

I already pre-ordered it, and if you want to do so, the link is: Yoursuperfans.com

Pre-order bonuses:

• An invitation to a 90-minute free training call with Pat Flynn on August 16th at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

• A free download of the Superfans audiobook, which will be sent via email on the day the book launches

Books and products Pat mentioned in the show:

  • Oura ring (track our sleep)

  • “The Miracle Morning“

  • Keto Low Carb diet

  • Meet Edgar social media scheduling (set consequences for not waking up early)

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