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The 7-Step Morning Routine That Transforms My Entire Day

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It is no secret that the most successful people in the world are early risers. If this is new to you, take a look here. Do you recognize any of them? Clearly, there is a positive correlation between early risers and extreme success. So why is it that you hate mornings? Why do you wake up the last possible moment before scurrying to work?

My guess is that waking up is likely the most stressful part of the day. First, you start the day with multiple alarm clocks that wake you up in five-minute intervals. Talk about annoying and completely irrational! If you hate waking up, why the heck do you do so multiple times? That’s just stOOpid (with TWO O’s!).

You get out of bed at the last possible moment, quickly get ready, and drive your car 20 minutes in traffic to work—a place you would likely not frequent if you were not paid.

You do all of this with a mind and body that has been deprived of food and water for the past eight hours. No wonder you hate mornings!

Have you ever noticed how weekend mornings aren’t nearly as bad? You take the time to get up, and if you do get up early, it is in order to do something that you love to do (i.e. hike, vacation, etc.). It’s not the morning that you hate; it’s what you do in the morning that you hate.

Related: Not a “Morning Person”? Why That’s Simply a Lie You’re Telling Yourself

Miracle Morning

Thanks to Hal Elrod and his best-selling book The Miracle Morning, mornings (and lives) around the world have been transformed forever. In the book, Hal goes into his findings from studying the most successful people’s morning routines. He takes note of six different activities many of them do and calls them “SAVERS.” Many successful people practice at least four of six of these activities, but rarely do all six. So what happens if you do all six? That’s for you to find out!

Just a note: I did NOT get paid to write this article for Hal. His book changed my life, and I want to share with you my routine, what it has done for me, and how it can have a similar impact on you.

Pre-Routine

First things first. You are groggy in the morning because you are dehydrated. How do you remedy that? You drink water (call me doctor). I chug a 24 oz. bottle of water as the first thing I do when I awake.

After you have chugged your water, go take a shower (or wash your face), brush your teeth, and mouthwash. Psychologically, there is something about taking a shower and brushing your teeth that tells your body that you are awake for the day.

“Brush my teeth before I eat?! That’s a savage move!” Actually, it’s better for you. Check it out.

Now you are ready to start your miracle morning!

The Routine (SAVERS)

Hal Elrod coined the acronym “SAVERS” to help us remember each aspect of the ideal morning routine. Perhaps you do a few of these already, but why not try them all? Here is the list:

  • Silence/Meditation
  • Affirmation
  • Visualizations
  • Exercise
  • Reading
  • Scribing

As an example, I will take you through my miracle morning. It may seem like a bunch of hocus pocus. I didn’t believe it at first either. I’ll admit, it’s weird. But it works, and I like it!

I have been doing this for about six months now. Here is what I have accomplished in that timeframe.

  • I went from a job that I did not love in San Francisco to my dream job at BiggerPockets in Denver.
  • I was able to kick my weekend drinking habit.
  • I was able to remove all added sugar from my diet.
  • I rented an apartment in downtown Denver for less than half of market rent.
  • I purchased a car for 75% of its listing price from the dealer.
  • I purchased a brand new remodeled duplex in an up-and-coming part of Denver with an FHA loan at under listing price. At this time, almost all properties have multiple offers and are going above listing price.
  • I created passive income streams of more than $1,000 monthly.
  • I was able to accomplish moves in Crossfit that I once struggled with (muscle ups and double unders).

I am not telling you this to brag. Truthfully, there isn’t much to brag about. There are many people who are doing much better than me. However, if you compare this to six months prior, you will see a tremendous improvement. You will see that I have taken many steps towards accomplishing my goals, resulting in a much happier life.

So, now that you know the impact the miracle morning has, let me give you an example of my routine.

My Morning Routine

1. Silence/Meditation (10 Minutes)

The first thing I do is meditate for 10 minutes. I use a playlist on Spotify called “10 minute meditation,” and it works perfectly. This helps me stay calm, focused, and concentrating throughout the day. If you’re questioning the effects on meditation, you can check out all of the benefits here.

2. Scribing/Journaling, Part 1 (5 Minutes)

Next, write down three things I am grateful for. Yes, this can get repetitive and you might start appreciating really small things. Either way, that’s great! It puts a positive perspective to start your day and reminds you that all of the things you have right now are, well, great!

In an effort to continuously improve, I write down three things I need to be better at. Can’t think of anything? Could your spending habits improve? How about fitness or dietary habits? Anything at work or in your family life that you can improve upon? I am sure you can think of something.

Related: 6 Words That Will Forever Change How You Wake Up in the Morning

Next, I write down three goals that I would like to accomplish for the day and make sure that these are aligned with my weekly, monthly, and annual goals.

3. Affirmations or Prayer (5 Minutes)

As Napoleon Hill (and also my mom) says, “Anything you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.”

This may sound silly, and I do not mean to offend anyone, but affirmations are the simplest form of prayer. Repeating my goals to myself causes my brain to subconsciously focus on them throughout the day. You will be surprised how things tend to fall into your lap, allowing you to easily accomplish your goals, when doing this.

I use the Miracle Morning app on my phone. I write my affirmations in there and read them every morning emphatically.

4. Visualizations (5 Minutes)

Visualizations are similar to meditating. The difference? In meditation, you do your best to think about nothing except your breathing. In visualization, you envision yourself accomplishing your goals.

This can be done in many different ways. Some people create a bulletin board and pin pictures of their desires to the board. I personally shut my eyes and visualize myself achieving both my short and long-term goals. This keeps the fire burning.

In all of the feats I outlined above, visualization was a huge part. I envisioned myself accomplishing these, and they came true. It’s weird, even eerie in a sense, but I am not complaining.

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5. Scribing/Journaling, Part 2 (30 Minutes)

Now that my mind is focused, I take the next 20-30 minutes to write freely. I used to HATE writing. But once I started writing about things I have passion for, I realized it is quite refreshing.

Oftentimes this writing ends up in the form of a BiggerPocktes blog post. Yes, it is currently 5:15 a.m. as I write this as part of my miracle morning. 🙂

6. Reading (90 Minutes)

For some people, reading for 90 minutes might be overkill. However, I set a goal to read 60 books this year. A big reason why I am well on my way to accomplishing this is that I take 90 minutes every morning to feed my brain. You will be amazed how much you can learn just by reading at least one book per week.

7. Exercising (40 minutes)

Maybe this means going for a morning run before the sun wakes you. For me, I prefer my rigorous workouts in the afternoon. So I throw on a podcast and foam roll/stretch for 30-40 minutes. This gets my muscles loose, releases endorphins, and prevents injury from my more intense afternoon workouts. I then do as many pushups as I can to get the blood flowing, hop on my bike, and head to work.

Conclusion

As you can see, my morning routine is long and a bit out of order. All in all, it is about 3.5 hours long. Now, I am not asking you to wake up 3.5 hours earlier. That’s absurd! And in no way is that initially sustainable.

My suggestion for you would be to try to wake up 30 minutes earlier and do all of the SAVERS for 5 minutes each. As you become more comfortable waking up earlier and you begin to want to spend more time in your miracle morning, you can extend it to one hour, two hours, etc. Before you know it, you will be a super early riser and will be able to get more done before 8:00 a.m. than most people accomplish in a week!

We are republishing this article to help out our newer readers.

Happy SAVERing!

Would you consider waking up earlier to adopt some of the SAVER habits? Why or why not?

Weigh in below!

Craig Curelop, aka thefiguy is an aggressive pursuer of financial independence. Starting with a net worth of negative $30K in 2016, he has aggressively saved and invested to become financially independent in 2019. From sleeping on the couch and renting out his car, he was able to invest in two house hacks in Denver and a BRRRR in Jacksonville. He plans to continue to investing in both Denver and Jacksonville for the years to come. Craig's story has caught the attention of several media outlets, including the Denver Post, BBC, and many other real estate/personal finance podcasts. He hopes to inspire the masses to grab hold of their finances and achieve financial independence. Follow his story on Instagram @thefiguy!

    Andrew Syrios Residential Real Estate Investor from Kansas City, Missouri
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    The Miracle Morning is a very good book, one I need to implement a little better though…
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Andrew, It’s a great book! I would recommend just doing one step at a time until you eventually get there. It is tough going from not doing it to fully doing it all at once.
    Cecilia Brewer
    Replied 10 months ago
    Craig – This article seems to exclude many necessary morning tasks I think most people do every day, such as getting dressed, doing your hair, eating breakfast, packing your work bag etc. It also excludes activities that many people do such as taking the dog out, doing your makeup, checking your email, shaving etc. Can you please advise as to where you fit these necessary tasks into your morning routine? Also, do you really exercise and go straight to work without showering?
    Kevin Morse
    Replied 10 months ago
    Cecilia Brewer why are you so negative, because it wasn’t written down doesn’t mean it wasn’t done. It is a good way to start your day you just have to do it your way.
    Kevin Morse
    Replied 10 months ago
    Cecilia Brewer why are you so negative, because it wasn’t written down doesn’t mean it wasn’t done. It is a good way to start your day you just have to do it your way. I’ve read the book & adapted to me.
    Rohith Janga from Fort Collins, Colorado
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks for the post craig. It is useful ?
    Rohith Janga from Fort Collins, Colorado
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Question mark in the end is not intended.i had thumbs up and bp translated that to question mark…lol. Sorry.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks for reading Rohith! I’m glad you found it useful. I think I am going to understand all “question marks” as “thumbs up” going forward :).
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks for reading Rohith! I’m glad you found it useful. I think I am going to understand all “question marks” as “thumbs up” going forward :).
    Jerry W. Investor from Thermopolis, Wyoming
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks for the article. I have tried implementing a few of the morning miracle items. Currently I get up early and go for a run 3 times a week. I have tried reading self improvement books and have read maybe a dozen so far. I ran my first 5K las summer, and beat my time by over 30 seconds this summer. Slow progress, but I believe it really helps with stress.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks for reading, Jerry! I’m glad you liked it. Getting up and going for a run is great. Dedicating an hour or two (or more) to yourself everyday surely reduces stress and helps you achieve your goals. Congratulations on beating your 5k time by over 30 seconds. That’s great!
    Account Closed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Do you mind shearing with us what time do you go to bad in order to wake up at 5am? Actually you should have stated with that, because the biggest problem for most of us is going to sleep earlier. I
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Lana, Thanks for reading! Sorry, I did neglect to mention what exact time I wake up and what time I go to bed. I actually wake up at 4:30am every morning. I try to get 7 hours of sleep so I try to get to to bed by 9:30pm. Sometimes it ends up being closer to 10-10:30pm. Rarely do I make it past 11pm. I would guess that most people do not get a whole lot done between the hours of 9pm-11pm. Likely just watching TV and “winding down” the day. If instead of doing those wasteful things, I would try just going to sleep instead :).
    Paul Ewing Investor from Boyd, Texas
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I try to get to bed by 9:00pm at least, but lately there have been several 10:00 nights. Sometimes things work out and I can get to bed by 8:30 in the winter.
    Paul Ewing Investor from Boyd, Texas
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Sounds like you have a good plan. I already get up fairly early at 5:00-5:30am but then I kind of waste some of that time. I need to get more organized.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Paul! 5:00-5:30am is quite early. For me, my biggest time waster is my phone. I put it on airplane mode while I sleep and don’t take it off until I’m done with my Miracle Morning routine (~8am). That definitely allows me to stay focused and organized throughout the time.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Paul! 5:00-5:30am is quite early. For me, my biggest time waster is my phone. I put it on airplane mode while I sleep and don’t take it off until I’m done with my Miracle Morning routine (~8am). That definitely allows me to stay focused and organized throughout the time. Reply Report comment
    Tina S. Investor
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Paul, I downloaded the apps and I am excited about getting started in the morning. Most mornings, if I don’t get on a REI morning call or prayer call, I can easily waste away a couple of hours browsing social media.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Tina, Same thing I suggested to Paul. I would recommend putting your phone on airplane mode while you sleep and keep it on airplane mode throughout your entire Miracle Morning Routine. Nothing is more liberating than knowing that you are free from all outside distractions and you are concentrating on JUST YOU in the morning!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Tina, Same thing I suggested to Paul. I would recommend putting your phone on airplane mode while you sleep and keep it on airplane mode throughout your entire Miracle Morning Routine. Nothing is more liberating than knowing that you are free from all outside distractions and you are concentrating on JUST YOU in the morning!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Paul! 5:00-5:30am is quite early. For me, my biggest time waster is my phone. I put it on airplane mode while I sleep and don’t take it off until I’m done with my Miracle Morning routine (~8am). That definitely allows me to stay focused and organized throughout the time.
    Starr Munoz from SAN ANTONIO, TX
    Replied 10 months ago
    The airplane mode is a great idea! It’s hard not to pay attention to notifications you received during sleep. Much easier when you see nothing at all. Awesome article, good morning routines are key to a successful day.
    Simon Alderwick Accountant from Angeles City, Pampanga
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    That’s a great idea, Craig. And a great article too. I will try to implement these tactics in my life. I think I’ll start with putting my phone on airplane mode, and then alternating meditation and exercising/stretching. If I have any free time I will then try writing (hard to juggle family/work and free time, especially early in the morning). When writing in the morning, should people have a clear topic in mind? Or can we just write whatever comes into our head? Thanks for a great article.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Simon! I’m glad you got something out of it :). Honestly, what you write is entirely up to you. Personally, I like to hand write out my goals for the day which takes about 5-10 minutes and then I am usually writing a blog post or interacting on BP. For me, writing these blog posts feel liberating because getting my thoughts on paper. Taking the mumbo jumbo from my head and articulating it into an article is therapeutic for me. Some people open up a word document and write anything that comes to mind. You’ll be amazed at the ideas that come out if you just write write write.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Simon! I’m glad you got something out of it :). Honestly, what you write is entirely up to you. Personally, I like to hand write out my goals for the day which takes about 5-10 minutes and then I am usually writing a blog post or interacting on BP. For me, writing these blog posts feel liberating because getting my thoughts on paper. Taking the mumbo jumbo from my head and articulating it into an article is therapeutic for me. Some people open up a word document and write anything that comes to mind. You’ll be amazed at the ideas that come out if you just write write write.
    Johnathan Soward from San Diego, California
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Loved this article! I’m in the military and by nature mornings can be pretty rough. Not going to lie, I am not exactly thrilled about going to work every morning. However, I think applying the Miracle Morning steps will have a great impact on my mornings and potentially my life. Again, thanks for the post! V/r Johnathan
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Johnathan! I’m glad you liked it. Be sure to let us know how it has impacted your life. It was a huge game changer for me. I was never a morning person. I used to prefer staying up until 2am to get something done rather than waking up early. After changing my mindset, my life totally changed.
    Mary B. Real Estate Investor from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    morning meditations/affirmations are the best. actually I do positive affirmations throughout the day. I just finished listening to Napoleon Hill’s the Laws of Success in 16 lessons. it’s a prequel to think and grow rich. whether you listen to it or read it I most certainly recommend going over it. Kudos, Mary
    Mary B. Real Estate Investor from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    morning meditations/affirmations are the best. actually I do positive affirmations throughout the day. I just finished listening to Napoleon Hill’s the Laws of Success in 16 lessons. it’s a prequel to think and grow rich. whether you listen to it or read it I most certainly recommend going over it. Kudos, Mary
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Mary! I love meditation/affirmations as well. The more you do them the better. It’s great that you can find sometime during the day to go over them. I’m sure many of these affirmations have come true, in an almost eerie way. I actually have not read Napoleon Hill’s Laws of Success. I will put that on my list! Another great book by Napoleon Hill is “Outwitting the Devil.”
    Mary B. Real Estate Investor from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    morning meditations/affirmations are the best. actually I do positive affirmations throughout the day. I just finished listening to Napoleon Hill’s the Laws of Success in 16 lessons. it’s a prequel to think and grow rich. whether you listen to it or read it I most certainly recommend going over it. Kudos, Mary
    Mason Peacock from La Mirada, California
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I’d say this is useful for those who work a traditional 9-5 job. However, with many businesses and industries moving to a 24/7 schedule, it’s tough for those with non-traditional schedules. Personally, I’m up at 430am to get to work on time and I get home around 6/630pm and I’m in bed around 8/830pm so I can get a solid 7-8 hours of sleep
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks for reading, Mason! This is a morning “routine” so in order to fully get into it, it certainly helps to have a similar schedule every day. It can start earlier or later. You might even try doing it at a different part of your day? Perhaps during an hour lunch break? Or after work?
    Chris Billington
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great points here. Key takeaway is that the whole thing can be manipulated for what works for you. I start with the exercise part and foe three minutes just to get the blood moving. This can be a mix of anything i.e. jumping jacks, pushups, running in place etc. It doesn’t replace my regular workouts, but it sets the tone for more focused meditation and everything else that follows. It’s great if you can fit all parts of the “savers” routine, but you might find that tossing something from the mix helps you keep up with the routine. Great post Reply Report comment
    Chris Billington
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great points here. Key takeaway is that the whole thing can be manipulated for what works for you. I start with the exercise part and foe three minutes just to get the blood moving. This can be a mix of anything i.e. jumping jacks, pushups, running in place etc. It doesn’t replace my regular workouts, but it sets the tone for more focused meditation and everything else that follows. It’s great if you can fit all parts of the “savers” routine, but you might find that tossing something from the mix helps you keep up with the routine. Great post
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Chris! I’m glad you liked it. You’re absolutely right! There’s no right or wrong way to do the Miracle Morning. The order, the timing, etc. doesn’t matter. Manipulate the activities such that it works for you.
    Chris Billington
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great points here. Key takeaway is that the whole thing can be manipulated for what works for you. I start with the exercise part and foe three minutes just to get the blood moving. This can be a mix of anything i.e. jumping jacks, pushups, running in place etc. It doesn’t replace my regular workouts, but it sets the tone for more focused meditation and everything else that follows. It’s great if you can fit all parts of the “savers” routine, but you might find that tossing something from the mix helps you keep up with the routine. Great post
    David Weintraub Lender from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    so about this “not drinking” thing. Explain. 😉
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi David, Haha not drinking certainly WAS NOT easy at first. I’m a young professional and many of my friends go out drinking every Friday & Saturday night. I was one of them. Now, sometimes I go out (but, don’t drink) and sometimes I don’t. I still have equal amounts of fun either way, but I can wake up the next morning feeling better than ever. It really all starts with motivation and what your “why?” is. My goals are to achieve financial freedom for me and my family and to be able to perform at optimum levels for extended periods of time. Drinking goes against both of those goals. For $300+ per month (what I was spending), I was having a similar amount of fun on Friday/Saturday nights while having horrible Saturday/Sunday mornings. I came to the point where it just was not rational. Once you convince yourself that drinking is in fact not a rational thing to do if achieving you goals is atop your list and you go 4-5 weeks without it. Eventually, it’s not even appetizing anymore. Hope this helps! Reply Report comment
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi David, Haha not drinking certainly WAS NOT easy at first. I’m a young professional and many of my friends go out drinking every Friday & Saturday night. I was one of them. Now, sometimes I go out (but, don’t drink) and sometimes I don’t. I still have equal amounts of fun either way, but I can wake up the next morning feeling better than ever. It really all starts with motivation and what your “why?” is. My goals are to achieve financial freedom for me and my family and to be able to perform at optimum levels for extended periods of time. Drinking goes against both of those goals. For $300+ per month (what I was spending), I was having a similar amount of fun on Friday/Saturday nights while having horrible Saturday/Sunday mornings. I came to the point where it just was not rational. Once you convince yourself that drinking is in fact not a rational thing to do if achieving you goals is atop your list and you go 4-5 weeks without it. Eventually, it’s not even appetizing anymore. Hope this helps!
    Kuntay Talay from Olathe, Kansas
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great article.. I love miracle morning routine. Mediation helped me out so much focus on important things and not let the small things bother me. I need to do a better job to stick with the miracle morning every morning. Once a while, I am slacking.. 🙂 Kuntay
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Kuntay, Thanks for reading the article! I’m glad you liked it. Agreed! Meditation has done wonders, a great 10-minute investment if you ask me. Obviously, the more you do the Miracle Morning the better. But it can be tough to stick to it every day. I would suggest doing it just on the weekdays and occasionally on the weekends. Shoot for 5 days a week right now, then push it to 6, then 7. I’ll be the first to admit. I don’t do it EVERY weekend morning. But I do it EVERY weekday morning. For example, I love hiking. When we hike, we typically camp the night before and wake up at ~4am to get on the trail. I DO NOT do the Miracle Morning those mornings. But as I hike, I am certainly thinking about all of the things I would be writing/visualizing in my Miracle Morning.
    Kuntay Talay from Olathe, Kansas
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great article.. I love miracle morning routine. Mediation helped me out so much focus on important things and not let the small things bother me. I need to do a better job to stick with the miracle morning every morning. Once a while, I am slacking.. 🙂 Kuntay
    Pramod Kumar from Milpitas, California
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Awesome blog Craig, I thoroughly loved it.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Pramod! I’m glad you enjoyed it!
    Tina S. Investor
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thank you for writing this article and sharing the Miracle SAVERS app. I’ve downloaded it and listening to the tutorial. I’m excited and ready to take the challenge.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Tina! I’m glad you liked the article. The SAVERS app is pretty good. It definitely could be improved, but it serves its purpose. Awesome that you have taken the challenge! I’m excited to hear about what you get out of it.
    Jeb Brilliant Rental Property Investor from Long Beach, CA
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Craig loved the article and I’ve been wanting to start a good morning routine. Can you share a link to the 10 minute meditation you mentioned? Thanks, Jeb
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Jeb, I’m glad you liked the article! Not sure if this will work, but here is the Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/41xriEKFbSNQiH2IlLzYdW. If it doesn’t work just type in “10 minute meditation” in the Spotify search bar and it should come right up.
    Anne James
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I have got to read affirmations first (with a cup of organic Coffee), journal and then get my push-ups, squats-at least 30 minutes in if not able to run a few miles! My body and brain are fully-functional after these rituals. Glad you had such success with some and more of the same. My mind if freed with meditation as well. Ten minutes works better than an hour nap during the day. Everyone should be so blessed to grasp onto your routine.
    Anne James
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I have got to read affirmations first (with a cup of organic Coffee), journal and then get my push-ups, squats-at least 30 minutes in if not able to run a few miles! My body and brain are fully-functional after these rituals. Glad you had such success with some and more of the same. My mind if freed with meditation as well. Ten minutes works better than an hour nap during the day. Everyone should be so blessed to grasp onto your routine.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Anne! It’s crazy that despite there only being 6 activities, it seems that no two routines are the same. Whatever works for you is all that matters. I’m glad you are reaping the benefits of your Miracle Morning and am excited to see what comes of it from you.
    Terry Pratt
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    You rented an apartment in downtown Denver for less than half of market rent? I’m a borderline poor person paying half my income to rent a room in an overcrowded 3BR house with 10 people in the house and an occupied RV on the property (11 people total). The person from whom I rent is not the owner, but a lessee who rents the house from an absentee landlord. The other people in the house include a convicted sex offender, a licensed marijuana grower, and a screaming infant. How can I get a normal place to live for half of market rent?
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Terry, I’m sorry to hear about your current situation, it definitely does not sound ideal. But I suggest seeking the positives out of it to make the best of it! The way I do this, is that when I search for an apartment, I am a Craigslist hound. I look at every apartment in the area I want to live. There are some that are labeled as “$0” and every normal person thinks it’s too good to be true. Which it is. But CALL on them anyway. I basically set my own price when I called on this and that’s how I was able to do it. I also dedicated a portion of my affirmation and visualization routine to thinking about getting a nice place for half of market rent. Again, it’s weird… but it works haha!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Terry, I’m sorry to hear about your current situation, it definitely does not sound ideal. But I suggest seeking the positives out of it to make the best of it! The way I do this, is that when I search for an apartment, I am a Craigslist hound. I look at every apartment in the area I want to live. There are some that are labeled as “$0” and every normal person thinks it’s too good to be true. Which it is. But CALL on them anyway. I basically set my own price when I called on this and that’s how I was able to do it. I also dedicated a portion of my affirmation and visualization routine to thinking about getting a nice place for half of market rent. Again, it’s weird… but it works haha!
    Bryan Mitchell Rental Property Investor from Columbus, GA
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I already get up 2 hours earlier but I’ve been doing an hour of reading and 15 minutes of exercises. The other 45 mins are showering, packing up my gear for work to include my breakfast. I live in the hills in northern Italy over looking the valley/city so I I relax and do my exercises on my covered patio. All this said, I’m doing most of the things, but need to add the goal oriented tasks. If I add another hour and wake up earlier, I’ll be getting up before 5am. This is not difficult, but I work up to 12 hour days 8 to 8 and usually don’t get home until 9pm. I’ve noticed that if I want to be my best, I have to sleep more. I think more deeply, am more focused. Basically, my synaptic gaps are lit up! So, I’ll have to somehow work less to make this work. The problem is I manage an organization with over 400 people in three countries. More to follow.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Bryan, Well, I am certainly envious of the location of your morning routine. Definitely sounds better than my basement apartment :). I have two suggestions for you: 1. When you read the Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod explains that many times the amount of sleep you get is really in your head. If you tell yourself before you go to bed at night, “Hey, 5 hours of sleep! That’s great! That’s all I need to be 100% functional tomorrow!” You’ll find that you’re not as tired unless of course you are thinking about how you only got 5 hours of sleep the night before. 2. If that doesn’t work for you (it worked for me). Maybe you can write down your goals/do writing in the morning. But practice a bit of your meditation and visualization sporadically throughout the day. I don’t think this will have as great of an impact of doing it in the morning, but different things work for different people. It is certainly better than not doing it at all.
    Jonah Eleccion from Saint Peters, Missouri
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great post, Craig! You are an inspiration :)..I have been doing some of the steps (affirmations/vusualizations..) but I got to admit I’m not consistent. I have been trying to wake up earlier and follow some morning rituals but it’s still a struggle. I will try to follow your steps (maybe tweak it a little) and hopefully months from now I will have this great habit in my system which I believe is a big factor to success. Thanks for sharing!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Jonah, Thanks for commenting and letting me know you liked it! I’m glad you did. By doing affirmations and visualizations you are far ahead of many people, but it’s definitely good to get you in the routine. I highly recommend you read the book (if you haven’t already). He helps you push through those first couple of weeks until getting up early is routine. Absolutely tweak it as you like. I don’t think there are any two Miracle Mornings that are the same. Excited to see how it works out for you!
    Jonah Eleccion from Saint Peters, Missouri
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great post, Craig! You are an inspiration :)..I have been doing some of the steps (affirmations/vusualizations..) but I got to admit I’m not consistent. I have been trying to wake up earlier and follow some morning rituals but it’s still a struggle. I will try to follow your steps (maybe tweak it a little) and hopefully months from now I will have this great habit in my system which I believe is a big factor to success. Thanks for sharing! Reply Report comment
    Jonah Eleccion from Saint Peters, Missouri
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great post, Craig! You are an inspiration :)..I have been doing some of the steps (affirmations/vusualizations..) but I got to admit I’m not consistent. I have been trying to wake up earlier and follow some morning rituals but it’s still a struggle. I will try to follow your steps (maybe tweak it a little) and hopefully months from now I will have this great habit in my system which I believe is a big factor to success. Thanks for sharing!
    Jonah Eleccion from Saint Peters, Missouri
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great post, Craig! You are an inspiration :)..I have been doing some of the steps (affirmations/vusualizations..) but I got to admit I’m not consistent. I have been trying to wake up earlier and follow some morning rituals but it’s still a struggle. I will try to follow your steps (maybe tweak it a little) and hopefully months from now I will have this great habit in my system which I believe is a big factor to success. Thanks for sharing! Reply Report comment
    Christy Browning Real Estate Investor from Denver, Colorado
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I love this, thank you so much for the detail and great summary of the recommendations! I am going to try these practices myself and see how I do. Thanks again!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Christy! I’m glad you liked it :). Feel free to tweak it as you deem necessary. No two Miracle Mornings are the same. Excited to hear about how you do!
    Justin Young Investor from Honolulu, Hawaii
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I realize that I only concentrate on the “exercise” portion for my morning routine thinking that I don’t have a lot of time. But I like how you suggested to put just 5 minutes towards each aspect to at least feel some effect of the “miracle morning”.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Justin! Without a doubt. Exercising in the morning is great. But maybe take a few minutes right after you “cool down” to meditate/visualize? Or maybe you do it before? Affirm/Visualize your workout? Get yourself hyped up! That’s what many professional athletes do. Think about before a game when they are in a huddle and are all chanting. That’s a form of affirmations. Or how about sometimes they have their head down on the bench? (i.e. Tom Brady in the last Super Bowl). I’d bet he was visualizing what he was about to do next. Happy SAVERing!
    Justin Young Investor from Honolulu, Hawaii
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I realize that I only concentrate on the “exercise” portion for my morning routine thinking that I don’t have a lot of time. But I like how you suggested to put just 5 minutes towards each aspect to at least feel some effect of the “miracle morning”. Reply Report comment
    Michael O. Rental Property Investor from Detroit, MI
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks for the post, Craig! What books have you been reading that you recommend other than the Miracle Morning? I love hearing about new reads. I need to focus on waking up earlier. Did you slowly transition into waking up earlier and earlier until you hit the ideal time of 4:30, or was it an automatic switch?
    Michael O. Rental Property Investor from Detroit, MI
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks for the post, Craig! What books have you been reading that you recommend other than the Miracle Morning? I love hearing about new reads. I need to focus on waking up earlier. Did you slowly transition into waking up earlier and earlier until you hit the ideal time of 4:30, or was it an automatic switch?
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Mike! I’m glad you liked the post. Thanks for commenting! Oh man, there are a TON of good books out there. To give you my top 5 (exclusive of the Miracle Morning) I would say: 1. The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz 2. 4-hour work week – Tim Ferriss 3. Never Split the Difference – Chris Voss 4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki 5. The One Thing – Gary Keller For top real estate books, check out: https://www.biggerpockets.com/books. As for waking up earlier, I transitioned. Getting up immediately 2.5 hours earlier consistently would be nearly impossible for me. I used to wake up at 7am. Once starting the Miracle Morning, I pushed it back to 6:30am, a few weeks later to 6:00am, a few weeks later to 5:00am, and after about 3 months to 4:30am.
    Tom Pham from Houston, Texas
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Try this book: “The 5 second rule”
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Tom! I’ll be sure to give this one a read too!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Tom! I’ll be sure to give this one a read too!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Mike! I’m glad you liked the post. Thanks for commenting! Oh man, there are a TON of good books out there. To give you my top 5 (exclusive of the Miracle Morning) I would say: 1. The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz 2. 4-hour work week – Tim Ferriss 3. Never Split the Difference – Chris Voss 4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki 5. The One Thing – Gary Keller For top real estate books, check out: https://www.biggerpockets.com/books. As for waking up earlier, I transitioned. Getting up immediately 2.5 hours earlier consistently would be nearly impossible for me. I used to wake up at 7am. Once starting the Miracle Morning, I pushed it back to 6:30am, a few weeks later to 6:00am, a few weeks later to 5:00am, and after about 3 months to 4:30am.
    Richard Hanner from Woodbridge, California
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Craig, you blended valuable information with a personal narrative. That’s fine writing. It is an approach that resonates throughout BiggerPockets, which highlights valuable informative expressed in clear and personal terms. It’s a laudable journalistic accomplishment. Very well done, and many thanks to you and your colleagues.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Richard! I am glad you liked it. Thanks for commenting and letting us know. It means a lot 🙂
    Gianni Laverde Investor from Corona, NY
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Craig, really nice post and really inspiring. It’s awesome that TMM has been so influential on your work towards achieving your goals. It is powerful indeed. I practice it every weekday although i tend to slack on the weekends and feel I need to focus more on my visualization piece and be more constant on my journaling. Thanks Gianni
    Gianni Laverde Investor from Corona, NY
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Craig, really nice post and really inspiring. It’s awesome that TMM has been so influential on your work towards achieving your goals. It is powerful indeed. I practice it every weekday although i tend to slack on the weekends and feel I need to focus more on my visualization piece and be more constant on my journaling. Thanks Gianni
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Gianni, Thanks for reading! I’m glad you liked the article. It’s awesome that you practice every weekday! Far ahead of a lot of people. On the weekends, I rarely wake up at 4:30 to practice the Miracle Morning. I usually wake up a little later and start it a little later :). Visualization and journaling can be tough! That just means you need to do it more so it will come as second nature.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Gianni, Thanks for reading! I’m glad you liked the article. It’s awesome that you practice every weekday! Far ahead of a lot of people. On the weekends, I rarely wake up at 4:30 to practice the Miracle Morning. I usually wake up a little later and start it a little later :). Visualization and journaling can be tough! That just means you need to do it more so it will come as second nature.
    Stacey Freeman Investor from Los Angeles, California
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Craig, Thanks for this post, which was really inspiring. I do some of these steps early morning already (exercise, writing) and have started TODAY to add others. I especially like moving my reading time to early morning, as I’ve been trying to fit it in at the end of the day, which hasn’t been working so well! Have you posted a list of the 60 books you are reading–I’d love to see that! Thanks again, Stacey
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Stacey, Thank you for letting me know that you liked it. Means a lot! I’m really glad it made an impact on you. I LOVE the action! I am excited to hear about how doing all aspects of the Miracle Morning help you. I have not posted anything on the actual books I have read… though that is a great idea! I think I am going to wait until the end of the year when I finish all 60. As of now, I’m at 40 so I’m a little bit ahead of pace :). Keep a lookout for a blog post towards the end of the year/beginning of 2018.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Stacey, Thank you for letting me know that you liked it. Means a lot! I’m really glad it made an impact on you. I LOVE the action! I am excited to hear about how doing all aspects of the Miracle Morning help you. I have not posted anything on the actual books I have read… though that is a great idea! I think I am going to wait until the end of the year when I finish all 60. As of now, I’m at 40 so I’m a little bit ahead of pace :). Keep a lookout for a blog post towards the end of the year/beginning of 2018.
    Tom Pham from Houston, Texas
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    The Morning morning book literally changed my life. I thought I was a night owl but it turns out, I am most productive when waking up at 6 am every day. Good to see you and others that have had a positive impact from reading this book.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Tom, Thanks for commenting! Same here! I used to stay up all hours of the night. I read the Miracle Morning, switched it up, and BOOM the difference was amazing. I’m glad you are reaping the benefits as well!
    Michael Zack Investor from Quincy, Massachusetts
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great article, and great book. I would love to implement this morning routine but already wake up at 5am for work. Any earlier than that and I would have to go to sleep right after dinner every night.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Michael – Thanks! I’m glad you liked it :). The Miracle Morning is definitely much harder to complete if you need to be at work super early. Maybe you try doing the routine at a different part of the day? I have a theory that may or may not be true. I think a big reason why TMM works so well is that it is done during a part of the day where there are no interruptions. It’s before the world wakes up. If you can find a portion of your day that is free of all distractions, you may be able to complete it then? Just a thought…
    Michael Zack Investor from Quincy, Massachusetts
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    That’s a good thought. I could try the opposite and block off 30-45 minutes every night to accomplish a few of the aspects of SAVERS. Thanks!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Without a doubt! Or go to bed earlier (instead of doing the SAVERS) and wake up earlier. Whatever is best for you. Be sure to keep the BP community posted. If it works at night… this could be a game changer for a lot of people.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Michael – Thanks! I’m glad you liked it :). The Miracle Morning is definitely much harder to complete if you need to be at work super early. Maybe you try doing the routine at a different part of the day? I have a theory that may or may not be true. I think a big reason why TMM works so well is that it is done during a part of the day where there are no interruptions. It’s before the world wakes up. If you can find a portion of your day that is free of all distractions, you may be able to complete it then? Just a thought…
    ann
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi.. Sorry I am new to apps in general.. so can anyone tell me which miracle morning app specifically it is.. there seem to be so many.. thank you.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hi Ann, Sorry for not being more specific. It is the “TMM” and it has a half of a sun rising over a green hill with a blue sky in the background. Hope this helps!
    Mike Donovan
    Replied over 1 year ago
    I believe this an Apple-only app (Transform My Morning – The Miracle Morning App). Apple Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transform-my-morning-the-miracle-morning-app/id1133184347?mt=8
    Mike Donovan
    Replied over 1 year ago
    I believe this an Apple-only app (Transform My Morning – The Miracle Morning App). Apple Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transform-my-morning-the-miracle-morning-app/id1133184347?mt=8
    Ann Lombard from Saint Louis, Missouri
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I am looking for an app with the affirmations.. do you still suggest TMM app.. or does it have too much other stuff.. I would like help with affirmations as I start out.. Thanks
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Ann – So I just use the “TMM” app (described above) for the Affirmations. I don’t use it for anything else. It’s just somewhere to store them. I read them emphatically to myself everyday and it does wonders :).
    Louise Curelop
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Your mama taught you well! 😉
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Haha thanks, Mom! I should have listened to yours years ago. You’re right…. as usual 🙂 Reply Report comment
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Haha thanks, Mom! I should have listened to yours years ago. You’re right…. as usual 🙂
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Haha thanks, Mom! I should have listened to yours years ago. You’re right…. as usual 🙂
    Keith Smith from Los Angeles, California
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Love the Miracle Morning Craig! Currently finishing mine off while reading your post haha. Great post!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Keith, I’m glad it has made an impact on you too! I’m glad that BP has made it into your Miracle Morning. Definitely won’t regret that!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Keith, I’m glad it has made an impact on you too! I’m glad that BP has made it into your Miracle Morning. Definitely won’t regret that!
    Ann Lombard from Saint Louis, Missouri
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I am wondering how you were able to quit the drinking and do no sugar.. do you think it was the meditating.. or do you think it was the affirmations.. like really.. how did you do it?? Thanks
    Ann Lombard from Saint Louis, Missouri
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    I am wondering how you were able to quit the drinking and do no sugar.. do you think it was the meditating.. or do you think it was the affirmations.. like really.. how did you do it?? Thanks
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Hey Ann, It was the affirmations I’d say. I basically make a promise to myself every single day that I will not drink and I will not eat added sugar. It’s embedded in my brain. When given the opportunity, it’s basically like betraying a promise to myself. If I can’t keep a promise to myself, how the heck am I supposed to keep a promise to anyone else. Also, by consuming alcohol and sugar, I was spending enormous amounts of money ($200-$300 a month) while impairing my body. If my goal is financial freedom and be able to perform at optimum levels for an extended period of time, alcohol and sugar does not fit into my life. After pushing through for 2-3 weeks, alcohol/sugar didn’t even appetize me. It was easy from then on out.
    Robert Westbrook Real Estate Agent from Addison, Texas
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great article, I know getting up to multiple alarms is my biggest problem. I think I’m going to try these out for a week and see if it helps me. Dallas is crazy busy and I need every edge I can get in this wholeselling game here! Thank you for the article!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Thanks, Robert! I’m glad you liked it. Definitely try. I would recommend to try it for a month though. You can do anything for a week. It takes ~30 days to build a habit so if you only do it for a week you will let yourself get back to your old ways by week 2. Then you don’t get anywhere haha. Hope that makes sense! Best of luck on the wholesaling!
    Hunter Perkinson from Fredericksburg, VA
    Replied almost 2 years ago
    Great article. I need to implement this. I like the idea of an immediate shower to wake up but then getting all sweaty and leaving right for work doesn’t work for me lol. I’d have to get 2 showers in just to start my day, seems a bit excessive.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Thanks for reading, Hunter! I’m glad you liked it. I would suggest maybe doing a minimal workout routine in the morning just to get the blood flowing, but no sweat pouring. For example, I stretch and do maximum pushups. At the end, I feel awake, my blood is flowing, but I haven’t sweated enough to warrant an immediate shower. I do a more rigorous workout in the evening which is when I take my showers.
    Luis Vilar Rental Property Investor from West Palm Beach, FL
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Hunter, I do the same as Craig. I usually do push-ups, squats, burpees or sit ups in the morning, maybe 40-50 just the get the blood flowing and wake up. This gives me a lot of energy. After that, I take a shower and get ready for work.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    That’s awesome, Luis! Amazing just what a little bit of exercise can do.
    Luis Vilar Rental Property Investor from West Palm Beach, FL
    Replied over 1 year ago
    I started about 2-3 weeks ago and I really like it. Waking up early is hard, however, I feel a lot more productive during the day. For those who struggle like me to wake up early, there is an alarm that starts a light (like sunrise) and basically you wake up naturally due to the light. After starting the TMM, I was able to land my first contract and I am about to close the deal in the upcoming weeks. Excited to see what will happen next.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    That’s great, Luis! Responding to your second comment :). I would suggest having the alarm clock across the room. That way you are forced to get out of bed. Then when you’re out of bed, there is a higher probability you will not get back into bed. Push through the first 2-3 months. After that, it does’t even feel like you are waking up early. 4:30am seems like a very reasonable time for someone to be awake to me. Congrats on the first contract!
    Mitchell Westmoreland Investor from Wimberley, TX
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Great article! I’m still chasing my MU…
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Thanks, Mitchell! Muscle Ups are tough… I find them to be easier on the rings than on the bar.
    Amber
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Thank you Craig for this wonderfully inspiring post. As a mom to two toddlers and entrepreneur it has been extremely hard motivating myself out of bed due to my interrupted sleep. I am feeling like what you offer in this post is just what I needed to reach a new goal.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Great to hear that, Amber! I am glad that this article resonated with you. It’s all about habit building, slowly. Start waking up just maybe 30 minutes to an hour earlier every day. Do that for a few months and it will become natural. Personally, I don’t like feeling “comfortable” so I kept pushing that time frame earlier and earlier. But even 30-60 minutes is great!
    Calvin Matthews Investor from Atlanta, GA
    Replied over 1 year ago
    This practice is life transforming. I struggled with limiting beliefs around sleep due to undiagnosed sleep apnea for a long time. Once the apnea was corrected and adopting this practice, it’s been life changing. I encourage everyone to try it, you won’t go back!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Thanks for sharing, Calvin! This is great!
    Marilou Ancheta from Clovis, California
    Replied over 1 year ago
    I believe this is what I need, just need to put into practice. Thank you for sharing!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Thanks, Marilou! Just get started! Push through for a few weeks and build the habit. I recommend starting slow by just waking up maybe 30 minutes to 60 minutes later. Then as that gets comfortable push yourself a little more until you reach the point where you are fully satisfied.
    Rich Lopes Rental Property Investor from San Jose, CA
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Craig I came across Miracle morning and SAVERS formula couple of years ago. I have tried to implement this on and off and have seen benefits but let me be honest it’s really hard to keep up with when you have so many things going on in your life. I would really like to get started with this again starting tomorrow.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Hey Rich! Yes – it is very tough. The first few weeks are the toughest, but you need to make it part of the routine. Once it becomes a habit and part of the routine, it’s rather easy. IT’s been 6 months since this comment. How are you doing?
    Marc Reynolds from Angel Fire, NM
    Replied about 1 year ago
    Hey Craig! I know this post is old, but I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve appreciated it. I implemented MM about a month ago and it’s really turned things around for me. My productivity and focus, relationships, physical health, and emotional wellbeing are better than ever. Just wanted to say thanks!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Hey Marc! This makes me very happy to see! I’m glad you’ve implemented this and made it’s had such a profound impact already. My days are definitely different when I skip it. It’s kind of like a drug.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Hey Marc! This makes me very happy to see! I’m glad you’ve implemented this and made it’s had such a profound impact already. My days are definitely different when I skip it. It’s kind of like a drug.
    Dennis Rootes from Fullerton, California
    Replied about 1 year ago
    If I got up 2.5 hrs earlier I’d only get 4.5 hrs of sleep.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Dennis, you can just start with 30 min earlier? Or maybe you can go to bed a little bit earlier?
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Dennis, you can just start with 30 min earlier? Or maybe you can go to bed a little bit earlier?
    Kyle Scholnick from Boca Raton, Florida
    Replied about 1 year ago
    How in the world did you purchase a car for 75% of its listing price from the dealer??? Please share your secrets that is incredibly impressive.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Hey Kyle this is 75% OF listing price, not 75% OFF listing price. So it was only a 25% discount. I actually used many of the tactics in Never Split the Difference to do it. Reply Report comment
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Hey Kyle this is 75% OF listing price, not 75% OFF listing price. So it was only a 25% discount. I actually used many of the tactics in Never Split the Difference to do it.
    Xiaomei Xue Investor from Baltimore, Maryland
    Replied about 1 year ago
    Hi, Craig, you wrote this article almost a year ago. I just come across it today. The interesting part is I just started reading the book yesterday. Really appreciate your sharing, super inspiring!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Awesome – Xiamoei! I hope you enjoyed the book and started implementing it.
    Steven Byrnes Developer from Dallas, TX
    Replied about 1 year ago
    Fantastic article, Craig! I’d never heard of the book but I really like how you break it down and give the example of your own morning routine. Definitely buying this book after I’m done with Set For Life. Thanks for the great content!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Steven! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Hope you enjoyed Set for Life and I hope at this point you have finished Miracle Morning and are implementing it in your routine :). Reply Report comment
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Steven! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Hope you enjoyed Set for Life and I hope at this point you have finished Miracle Morning and are implementing it in your routine :).
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Steven! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Hope you enjoyed Set for Life and I hope at this point you have finished Miracle Morning and are implementing it in your routine :).
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Steven! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Hope you enjoyed Set for Life and I hope at this point you have finished Miracle Morning and are implementing it in your routine :).
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Steven! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Hope you enjoyed Set for Life and I hope at this point you have finished Miracle Morning and are implementing it in your routine :).
    Louis Coniglio
    Replied about 1 year ago
    Well put Craig! I plan to try some of these techniques. Thank you for sharing. – @louie
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Louis! I’m excited to see how it goes! Reply Report comment
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Louis! I’m excited to see how it goes!
    Demetrius Hargrove from Teaneck, NJ
    Replied 10 months ago
    thanks for the article. I’ll put it to the test tomorrow.
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Demetrius! I’m excited to see how it goes for you. Reply Report comment
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Demetrius! I’m excited to see how it goes for you. Reply Report comment
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Demetrius! I’m excited to see how it goes for you.
    Rick Hall from Lawrenceville, Georgia
    Replied 10 months ago
    Awesome post and thanks for sharing! It really does make a difference and helps “win the day”! Good on ya!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Thanks, Rick! I feel like I’ve “won the day” before everyone else wakes up. I hope you feel the same!
    Norman Wright from Murrieta, California
    Replied 10 months ago
    Ha! after 12 years of swing shifts and 1-2am bedtimes, no way am I getting up at 5 or 6 am to do all this. I’m lucky if I’m up by 9 or 10!
    Craig Curelop Rental Property Investor from Denver, CO
    Replied 10 months ago
    Hey Norman, You don’t have to necessarily wake up early. Just set aside a time during your day where you can do these things. It is just suggested to start your day this way because then you will feel good for the rest of the day.
    Talon A Davis from Wellington
    Replied 10 months ago
    Neither the linked article nor ANY dentist would advocate brushing before you eat.
    Talon A Davis from Wellington
    Replied 10 months ago
    Neither the linked article nor ANY dentist would advocate brushing before you eat.
    Chad Matthews Rental Property Investor from Philomath, OR
    Replied 10 months ago
    As somebody who has risen early for 30 years … BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES CHANGED MY LIFE! Yep, I said it. I’m not a techie type dude so when some fancy new headphones sans cord arrived in the mail as a gift, I wasn’t sure what to make of them. Bam … fast forward to my mornings. Now I put on my favorite morning app (“Walk in the Word”) as I crank out my cardio and weights … efficient, uplifting, and invigorating. I roll back into the house after 45 minutes of “quiet” time listening to something that feeds my soul while I exercise. (Yes, I admit it … if I workout at night I often listen to BP podcasts as well). For me, the morning focus gets my head and heart right for the day. As a school administrator I MUST be sure that I am in the right frame of mind to love the less loveable ones!
    Patricia Prosser
    Replied 10 months ago
    Craig, thank you so much for this post and the specific guidance. I have always loved getting up early, but my mornings lacked a routine that I was both comfortable with and pushed by. This is perfect and has really changed my days! This post is bookmarked in my phone and I use it every day. Thank you again, and I look forward to reading more of your work.