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My Morning Practice

My name is Gerald. In addition to being a coach and a speaker, I am the author of “My Morning Practice.” In the book, I share my story of recovery and give people a perspective on true recovery.

You see, my drinking was never very outrageous. No one ever accused me of having a drinking problem. None of the wild rock & roll lifestyle moments. No booze filled weekend benders. No clubbing or 3-martini lunches. Nothing bad ever resulted from my drinking. That is until I was arrested for DUI on November 16, 2015. And that was the last time I had a drink.

I proceeded to get kicked out of my in-laws’ house and lose my job over the next few days. You could say that this was my rock bottom. And for many, the story would have ended there. For me, my DUI was more of a commencement. My DUI was the best thing to ever happen for me.

The book details how I changed after my arrest. Rather than just another cautionary tale, I chose to share what I had learned. Iโ€™m not talking about how โ€œlearned my lessonโ€ and how I will โ€œnever drink and drive again.โ€ What I learned is much bigger than that.

For me, recovery means real change. A true transformation. Itโ€™s more than just, โ€œtrying not to drink today.โ€ It’s about living into the life that I design. Being the best version of myself. Itโ€™s all about living my purpose.

The truth is, I am no different than you. I am not a special snowflake. My problems are no larger or smaller or better or worse than yours.

Abraham Lincoln, while suffering from debilitating depression, gave the most important speeches in American History. Henry Ford was an engineer who never graduated from college. And Martin Luther King Jr. was, at first, the reluctant leader, who later led the Civil Rights movement.

I am not likening myself to these great historical figures. What I am saying is that there is greatness in all of us. Iโ€™m saying that each one of us has a gift. And it is our responsibility to share that gift with the world.

One of the habits of the vast majority of the worldโ€™s great achievers employ is waking up early. Every day. And what makes these people high achievers is that they use this early morning time to work on themselves.

Silence

Prayer or meditation.

Affirmations

They may sound corny, but they work. In the same way our negative self-talk keeps us trapped in mediocrity or worse.

Visualization

Seeing yourself being successful at whatever you want to do. Every athlete at the top of his/her game has been using this technique for decades.

Exercise

The cornerstone habit of my morning practice. Our bodies are meant to move. It has been proven that it is far riskier to lead a sedentary lifestyle.

Reading

Something uplifting that educates or inspires you.

Writing

or journaling to capture your thoughts and feelings.

Your morning practice can give you the time and the space you need to focus on whatโ€™s most important to you. Sure, we all love our kids and our family. Have you ever sat down to think about what is most important to you? What do you want?

I used to sit on the couch with a bottle of bourbon in one hand and the television remote in the other, binge-watching the series finale of my favorite show, wondering when my career was going to do something for me and my family. But nothing changed. Nothing happened to me. And I thought my life was never going to change.

And nothing changed until I changed.

For me, getting sober was only the first step. My life didnโ€™t change as soon as I put down the bottle. It was not until I began to focus on my one thing. When I sat down and thought about what truly inspires me, did my life change. It was not until I began to share my gift did my life change. It was not until I made the decision to live a life on purpose did everything change.

My book details my journey. The book gives you simple ways you can make a change to your mornings. One habit at a time. Starting with just five minutes. This is not a system. Iโ€™m not telling you to do what I do. The book does not have a silver bullet idea or concept. In fact, many of these practices have been around for millennia.

The book reveals what so many successful people already know. When you step on the airplane, the pilot always tells you to put on your oxygen mask first before you help others. The book shares my story of how I began to work on myself so I could better take care of the ones who depend on me.

I Love My Morning Practice.