Life and business coach Hal Elrod wasn't always a morning person.
The entrepreneur was guilty of starting his day by hitting snooze until 2008, when he started developing his "Miracle Morning." Since, Elrod has been waking up at 3:30 a.m., seven days a week.
In "The Miracle Morning," which Elrod self-published via Amazon, he explains how his morning routine helped him go from his lowest point — a failing business and drowning in $425,000 of personal debt — to his peak: building successful companies, more than doubling his income, and paying off all of his debt.
He's one of many successful people who swear by waking up early. Morning is arguably the most productive time of the day because it's quiet, and that peace allows you to tackle tasks before distractions arise.
If you want to try waking up earlier, consider Elrod's five-step "snooze-proof" strategy that gets him up well before the sunrise every day.