I constantly troll Amazon to find new books to read, as if the fifteen I have already purchased and downloaded on my Kindle and in iBooks are not enough to keep me busy for awhile.
On a search I did last summer, I found the book The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
I'm not sure words can do my affection and gratitude for this book justice, but I'll do my best.
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Let me first start by saying that as an executive and business coach, I've recommended a rock-solid morning routine to my clients for over a decade. My argument, if you will, for having a powerful a.m. routine, was housed in my belief that each person needs to be physically, emotionally and even spiritually ready for any challenges or opportunities that could come their way during the day. In other words, a person who goes where the canoe takes them can end up stranded, unprepared and dealing with dangerous white water, or find themselves barreling head-first over Niagara Falls. When you're not "feeling it" opportunities pass you by, and challenges can literally take you off course for days, weeks, or even a lifetime.
My belief is that it's best for all of us to face each day with more than a "Don't talk to me before I've had my coffee." In fact, the more prepared you are, the better your attitude and the higher your energy, the more likely you are to be able to not only capitalize on opportunities, but to create many more of them.
Enter The Miracle Morning. I was thrilled to have a proven, step-by-step process to recommend to my clients and friends. My previous recommendation of "find a routine that works, here are some suggestions" was quickly abandoned in favor of not just recommending, but actually buying the book, for anyone and everyone.
Little did I realize the impact the book would have on me, my closest friends and family, and my clients.
I am on a roll after doing the 30-day Miracle Morning Challenge, as outlined in the book. Today is day 162 of my own personal 365 day challenge and while the changes are too many to list, I'll start with these:
*Increased income. By a lot. New shoes for everyone! :)
*I'm more focused and efficient. I've written two books and outlined 3 others. Yes, since July.
*I'm getting more done in less time. I have more time for myself, my husband and daughter. I have more time to meditate, read, and may or may not be able to confirm I'm watching more of the movies and series I love. Basically, I'm doing more things I enjoy immensely while simultaneously enjoying the fruits of being efficient and effective in my work.
*I'm happier and my attitude, most of the time, is at a level 10.
*The best part: I've become very close friends with Hal and we're working on an exciting project. Stay tuned for more details!
To say that the book is a life-changing game changer really only scratches the surface. I wish I had gotten a dollar every time I heard, "I'm not a morning person" and then got a testimonial a few days or weeks later saying how they are getting up earlier, easily and effortlessly, getting more done, and they're darn happy about it.
If you haven't read the book, do yourself and the world a favor and buy it today. When your life and business and world are ten thousand shades of amazingly better in a short time, you can place your thank you in the comments.
And, you're welcome.