Live like Ben Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin had a rigid schedule and something must have been right, he was instrumental in developing our country and a savvy businessman. Tim Goessling at the Good Men Project decided to live a day according to Franklin’s schedule.

“Upon arriving at work, I wrote my earlier established goals down and kept them on my desk. With them in mind, I was actually more focused on what I should be accomplishing. Not surprisingly, the 5AM wakeup snuck up on me and I needed some coffee to keep me going. Good thing Franklin liked coffee.”

Read about the results here.


Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide. More from this author →