Archives For Andy Traub


I set this alarm for every day.

I set this alarm for every day.

I woke up fifteen minutes before my alarm today. The clock read “4:45.”

I willingly got out of bed at 5:05am. And yes, this is the Austin D. Hill you know.

Even though I’m feeling a little groggy right now, and drinking some of the worst Starbucks coffee I’ve ever had, but am too lazy to go complain about it, I’m happy I woke up early today.

In truth, I never regret the mornings when I get up early.

Most of the time, I end up having more energy than I realized I had, and even when I am feeling a little tired, I’ve still always been glad for the time I had when I woke up early.

As much of a challenge as it is to wake up early, the benefits always outweigh the cost. Here are five reasons why I’m making it a habit to wake up early most days.

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The Power of This Moment

February 5, 2013 — 3 Comments


As I mentioned earlier, Andy Traub gave me the book, The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.

I'm giving away a free copy of this on Friday.

I’m giving away a free copy of this on Friday. (Yes, I know my house is a mess in the background…)

This book is so packed full of gems that I could wrote a month’s worth of blog posts based on each one. Here’s a particularly poignant line from early on:

Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance.

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Five Hundred

January 22, 2013 — 5 Comments


I received a gift from an author named Andy Traub before Christmas.

A snapshot of what I will finish by 30.

A snapshot of what I will finish by 30.

He writes at the Take Permission Media Network where he helps people accomplish the great undertakings they have set out to do. He’s helped me in a variety of ways through his podcast, his blog, his Early to Rise Challenge which is becoming a book soon, and through this gift he gave me in December. Continue Reading…