Beep. Beep. Beep.
Smack the 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 9 pm.
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.
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 7 am.
Now I typically get up around 5 am. And one some of my more crazing Miracle Mornings I’ve woken up at 3:30 am.
But the craziest thing is that the mornings that I wake up before 5 am 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.
What time do you go to bed to wake up that early?
@Sam Usually 9:30-10:30.
I’ll be reading this book after I am done with my current one. You’ve inspired me to wake up and be extremely productive tomorrow.
Okay, okay, I’m going to listen! You got me with the hook. And I cannot imagine getting up any earlier – right now I get up around 5:45am and that seems SO early. I would love to get up at 5am and have an extra 45 minutes of productivity in the morning. Looking forward to the interview and to adding this book to my Kindle list!