Beep. Beep. Beep.
Smack snooze button.
Back to sleep.
10 minutes later….
Rise and repeat.
This was my typical sleep routine every morning.
Most people assume that since that I was in the military that I'm naturally a morning person.
I'm a bonafide night owl. I usually get my second and sometimes third wind after 9pm.
In fact, when I started my blog this is when I did most of my blogging. I was up many a night writing and hammering out blog post ideas. I used to be super productive in the evenings.
That was, however, before kids. Especially, after our 3rd son.
I started noticing that my blogging activities were turning into mindless Facebook and Buzzfeed sessions. I was wrongfully convincing myself that I was being productive but the truth was finally coming out.
I needed a change and that change happened when I read the Miracle Morning.
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MY MIRACLE MORNING EXPERIENCE
There are only a handful of books that I can say have honestly changed me for the better.
A few that come to mind are the Bible, Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Rad, Poor Dad, Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover, and Tim Ferriss' 4 Hour Work Week.
Now added to the list is Hal Elrod's The Miracle Morning.
Before reading Hal's book I would usually roll out of bed at 7am.
Now I typically get up around 5am. And one some of my more crazing Miracle Mornings I've woken up at 3:30am.
But the craziest thing is that the mornings that I wake up before 5am are usually some of the most productive mornings and days I've had in my life.
I was elated to have Hal on the podcast to share his journey and what inspired him to start a morning routine.
I promise you're going to love this interview.