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Get up early and change your life: An audio interview with Andy Traub

Early To Rise, the book.

Andy Traub, the author of Early To Rise, woke up early, shoveled six inches of snow, and drove in 11 degree weather to come to his studio in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to talk to us about his book. For 31 minutes and 15 seconds we talked how you can change your life  just by waking up early. It was a pleasure to have coffee with Andy over the internet. Please listen to the interview. It could change your life.

Listen to the Interview

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Coffee, New Slippers and A Plan

In the interview Andy  reveals the secret of how to get a month and a half to do whatever you want.  He also answers the following questions:

Early to Rise Interview with Andy Traub

1. What time did you wake up today?
2. Why did you write the book Early to Rise?
3. Why don’t I just stay up late?
4. I already wake up early. How will reading your book change my life?
5.  How can you help my readers? ( Andy gives you an opportunity to be generous and have a friend help you with the challenge to wake up early.)

 My favorite quote from the interview.

What would you do in your life if you were able to find another few hours in a day? And the answer is, almost anything. So the question is, are you going to do it or not?
Andy Traub

Please Join Me

I haven’t started his 30 day Early to Rise Challenge yet. I was waiting for you. Would you like to join me on March 1st?

We can meet in the morning on The Early to Rise  private facebook group, or we can chat on Twitter, hastag #earlytorise, or @earlytorisebook.

You can order the book by clicking here: Early To Rise: Learn To Rise Early in 30 Days, or by clicking on the image below.

Remember that everyone who buys the book also gets access to:

  • Full audio version
  • 30 Days of email encouragement with text and audio from the book
  • Every format of the book, iBook, Nook, Kindle and PDF

Andy is giving away two copies of his book.

To have a change to win a free copy of Early to Rise:

1. Leave a comment  answering the question at the bottom of this post.
2. Share this post on Twitter or Facebook.
3.  Check your e-mail in 24 hours. I will pick two people by a random number generator. Andy will send you the book himself!

The Winners Are: Rissa Zimmerman and Shelley. Thank you Andy Traub for donating the books. Thank you to everyone who commented and shared the story. 

What would you do in your life if you were able to find another few hours in a day? Are you going to do it or not?

Please let me know. I would love to chat.


Disclosure: The above links are affiliate links. It won’t cost you anymore to buy the book here. The few pennies Amazon gives me helps to pay for kitty litter. 

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  • Finally got around to listening to the interview, and I enjoyed it. I got the sample on my Kindle and did a quick read…I’m ordering the book. Now the big question is can I take the challenge??? I can think of plenty of things I’d like to do with time in the morning, no problem there. I already get up pretty early, but that’s because I have a 35 minute drive and my sign-in time at school is 7:40 (I am almost always signed in by 7:15). I set my clock early, but I’ve fallen into the snooze alarm habit. All my morning time is just getting ready to get out the door. My real problem with meeting the challenge would be
    going to bed early. Of course, this is something I know I need to do. Just need to decide if I can quiet all the excuses and try a challenge like this!

    • pamelahodges

      Hello Diane, It sounds like you are used to getting up early. The few extra minutes in the morning would help if you were going to do the Slice of Life March challenge. I have enjoyed your writing.

  • Terje

    Thank you for the podcast. If I had more time in a day I would exercise a bit more. I’m impressed with anyone who wakes up so early. I am not ready to wake up this early (yet). I’ll start with small steps, may be just 10 minutes earlier than now and do a short yoga routine.

    • pamelahodges

      Small steps is a great way to start. The yoga sounds really relaxing.

  • Bev

    Sounds like such an inspiring book. I think if I had those few extra hours I would write – a lot more than I am doing now.

    • pamelahodges

      Hello Bev. The few extra hours a day will give you several months of writing. A gift really.

  • I am an early riser. I’ve been getting up at 5am since my kids started an early schedule in middle school and they’re all grown up now. It was hard at first, but now it’s as much a part of me as any other passion. The downside is I go to bed early but I am able to stay up for things that are worth it to me and I sleep later on the weekend. I agree that the morning is a much more productive time of day. Thank you for this fabulous interview. Can’t wait to read the book!

    • pamelahodges

      Hello Rissa. I am delighted you enjoyed the interview. Let me know how you like the book after you read it. Mornings are my favorite time of the day. I am awake at 5:00 every day as well. I will be thinking of you tomorrow.

  • nanc

    Yep…I’m game. I plan do some great cozy Bible reading in my favorite chair. XO Thanks for encouraging me…and I still haven’t cleaned my room yet. I have until Thursday night when Dave gets home.

    • pamelahodges

      Hello Nancy. Always glad to encourage a friend. Oh, take before and after pictures of the room you are cleaning. Now, that will be fun to see. You still have two more days, you can even leave it until the last minute, or you can wake up early. 🙂

  • Anastacia

    I’d love to join your March challenge. I started doing good in January but only made it a week before slipping back into my old routine of staying up late. Since you are starting March 1, I’d love to jump in and join you. A little accountability would do me good. 🙂

    • pamelahodges

      Hello Anastacia. Lets do it together! Accountability would help me as well.

  • You were a great podcaster and I enjoyed the interview. I’ve already purchased the Kindle version, now I just have to read it. I left a message on your FB page and tweeted, as well. You are such an encouragement to me as I’ve watched you grow in over the last six months. There’s still hope for me, yet.

    • Way to go Shelley!

    • pamelahodges

      Shelley, I look forward to doing the Early to Rise Challenge with you!