Some people dread mornings. They fear and hate the sound of an alarm clock. You may be one of those people. You hit the snooze button over and over as if you get paid for every time you hit it. If we hate waking up so much, why do we do it over and over again? What you may not realize is, that by hitting the snooze button and dragging yourself through your first hour of being awake, you may be setting yourself up for a bad day.
I have always been a morning person. I used to annoy my friends and coworkers when I would see them on early mornings with a big smile on my face and ready to talk. I’ve never fully understood the posts on social media with phrases like, “You may not speak until I get my first cup of coffee.” Or, “Coffee is life.” Honestly, I’m not much of a coffee person, I am more of a tea person. Besides that, I rarely need any form of caffeine in the morning and I start most mornings at 5am.
When you hear about quarterly goals what do you think of? Typically quarterly goals and reports are meant for companies. You might hear about quarterly sales goals from your boss, or quarterly earnings from a company you have stock invested in. What about personal quarterly goals?
Everyone’s New Years resolutions have come and went. Now everyone just walks through the rest of the year, waiting until December to come up with a new goal for January. Why not come up with a new quarter goal? New Years Resolutions always sound great because its easy to say, “New Year. New Me.” Well we just started new quarter, so why not, “New Quarter, New Me.”?
Why is it that one of the most valuable resources we have is just wasted away by so many people? People just throw it away as if there is an unlimited supply of it, only to regret it later when it runs out. What resource am I talking about? I am talking about the undervalued resource of time.
We are given over 1400 minutes a day, yet we waste a lot of that on social media and watching television. Many people do not place an actual value on time. We typically judge the value of everything by money. Before we buy a new TV we want to know what it will cost us. What will it cost me if I go out to a restaurant tonight? What we don’t ask is what will sitting around the house for the next few hours cost me?
I have almost always had an issue with sleep. My mind never seems to shut off. I used to wake up multiple times throughout the night, counting down the hours until the alarm goes off. This book has helped me get my sleep in line. I realized I had a list of bad habits that were having a negative affect on my sleeping. This book is a great easy read. After learning the 21 essentials, Shawn gives you a 14 day guide on how to set yourself up for a better sleep.
My sleep has improved greatly after reading this book. Sleep is a very important part of my life, and getting a better night’s sleep has greatly helped me in my current success at work and building the Positive Influence Network.
If you aren’t a morning person, this book is for you. If you are a morning person, this book is still for you. If you feel like you don’t have enough time in your day then this book is definitely for you. Hal Elrod takes you through 6 different morning “activities” to form an amazing morning ritual. Many successful people have morning rituals, so why shouldn’t you? Hal makes waking up every morning one of the best parts of your day. I highly recommend this book if you are looking to start each day off great and do it in an easy way.
Never underestimate the ability of a small group of dedicated people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Meade