“You’re my new favorite writer.”
“This author will be a bestseller.”
“An author of imagination that rivals the best.”
“Spellbinding from start to finish.”
“Stands with the elite.”
“I stayed up all night reading…couldn’t put it down.”
Those are some of the emails and Amazon reviews that I received this week for my novel, The Senator. I know it’s a total #HumbleBrag sharing this with you. I have a good reason for sharing it.
But I want to tell you up front that the last nonfiction book that I wrote, The 4-Minute Morning, is free today. Click here to download it to your Kindle. Now let me tell you why you should read it.
Writing something worth reading doesn’t happen by accident. It takes hard work. It requires a lot of reading, a lot of studying of the craft of storytelling, and of course a lot of practice writing.
But the most important thing needed is your time.
Two and a half years ago, I desperately needed more time to myself to work on my dreams. Ten to midnight just wasn’t cutting it. I was too tired. I was too sleepy. I couldn’t get anything done.
So I had an idea. Instead of using the leftovers of my day to work on my dreams, what if I put myself first? What could happen if I went to bed at ten and woke up at five? I wanted to find out.
The first day, I did it. I woke up at five. Fifteen minutes later, I was asleep on the couch. I had failed. But out of that failure, I came up with an idea to trick myself into waking up earlier.
I called it my 4-Minute Morning. Every day for thirty days I would wake up four minutes earlier… 6:56 on day one… 6:52 on day two… by thirty days, I would be waking up at five in the morning.
The trick worked. By July 2014, I was waking up every day at five in the morning. Ten books, 400,000 written words, and 50,000 Kindle downloads later, I haven’t stopped waking up early.
It’s hard to believe that waking up early to write creates something readers stay up late to read.
But maybe it shouldn’t be. Maybe if we could find the time to work on the things we love, we could all create something to share with the world. But we can’t ever find time, we can only make time.
If you have a dream in your heart, you have a responsibility to do something about it. It’s not going to happen to you. You have to happen to it. Maybe waking up a little earlier is the answer.
So download the book. Read a chapter a day for thirty days. I’ll show you not only how to wake up earlier, but how to find and work on your hidden passion so you can make a dent in the world.