— Shelley DuPont (@SMDuPont) March 2, 2013
There comes a time in our rest when sleep loses its value. This is especially true when you compare it with the only alternative, being awake.
My bad dream
Last night I had a “bad dream”. I add quotes because I’ve had bad dreams where my family gets hurt or I’m chased by some scary creature. It wasn’t that kind of bad dream. In my dream I brewed the last scoops of coffee beans that our friends gave us. The “scary” part of the dream is that I put in too much water. The coffee was ruined. I still remember feeling panic and dread in my sleep. Then I woke up and thankfully the coffee is fine. Dreams aren’t worth staying in bed for, even the good ones.
The limited power of sleep
Sleep does have a purpose but I”m grateful that I’ve realized it has a limited one. It’s not worth staying in bed for more of it if you can get up early instead. If I would have stayed asleep today I would have missed only one thing, opportunity for more dreams. I’ve been up for an hour now, enjoying well brewed coffee, reading a book and writing. Being awake is better than sleeping when you have the choice. You do have the choice.
How to achieve what we dream of
Sleep is important but you don’t need more chances to dream. You need to make more chances to make your life’s dreams true by waking up early.
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I’ve been working at my chiropractor’s office all day. The power is out at my downtown office for today and likely all weekend because of an underground explosion. A few lessons. Continue reading The Early To Rise book is shipping Monday
I ran into a friend and saw he was in a rush
I told him of a place pure, pregnant with wisdom and time.
He scoffed and waved his hand to dismiss.
He said that place had no power.
He claimed to be a person of the later hours.
He admitted he had never been to where I invited him.
He had never felt the peace of its solitude and stillness.
He rushed away, late as usual.
He needed more time.
Exactly what I had offered.
Exactly what is available to him every day.
Exactly what he had dismissed the moment before.
I used a brand new tool to create this digital book image. I’m pretty happy with it. What do you think?
Click here to see it!
The power of audio is that it can be consumed while we’re doing something else. You can drive, exercise, or mow your lawn, all while consuming audio. Taking time to read the written word is important but it’s also only one medium for consuming information. My goal with Early To Rise is to make it accessible to you however you want to consume it. Above this post you can listen to a sample of the audio from the section entitled “Why get up early?”.
The daily emails are being assembled and all of the parts of the book will be assembled by the start of next week. Next week I’ll do some testing of the delivery of the book in its different formats and then we’ll go live on Amazon.
I hope you enjoy the sample audio and remember that if you’re signed up as an Early To Rise Insider you’ll get all versions of the book (iBook, Kindle, PDF, audio) free. You can sill sign up here till we launch on Amazon.
This book could go on forever.
Every day I add new content to the book. At some point I have to stop and ship this thing. I think I’m 99% done at this point. There are now 503 people signed up for the Early To Rise Insiders so that’s 500 copies of the book that will go out for free. If you’re not on the list yet you can join by clicking http://www.earlytorisebook.com/list.
I’m asking about ten people to endorse the book and I hope to have those back in a week or so. The response from readers has been great so far and I’m grateful that I know a few people whose name might help the book sell a bit more.
Every time I add content I also add more typos but they’re getting discovered and fixed quickly thanks to the large amount of helpful Insiders.
This process will go faster and smoother next time. This time I’m just learning. I’m OK with that.