“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Are you ready for Christmas?

I’m almost ready. I have one more thing to do. Write two Christmas messages for you – this one for today, and one for tomorrow.

I wanted this year’s Christmas messages to be different from those I’ve written before. But looking back on the seven Christmas messages I’ve written since 2000, a new idea doesn’t jump out and present itself. I have said just about everything I have to say about Christmas.

So what could I do this year that would be new?

Hmmm.

Can’t think of a thing. Maybe it’s the Christmas music. It’s been playing non-stop all morning. I like Christmas music, but the lyrics are sometimes distracting.

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…”

Hey! There’s a thought. How would you like to get a Christmas present from Early to Rise? Something fun and useful?

And then another gift tomorrow? And a gift the day after that? And so on… for 12 days? Would that be cool or what?

How could we do that? How would we be able to afford it? It’s crazy. And yet I like the idea.

Don’t you?

In fact, I’ve already asked MaryEllen to do that for you. We called in Charlie Byrne and Patrick Coffey and Suzanne Richardson and Wendy Montes de Oca and Jedd Canty… That’s a lot of brainpower. And, sure enough, they came up with 12 stellar gifts to give you over the next 12 days.

We’re calling it ETR’s 12 Days of Christmas Give-Away Bonanza!

Every day, starting today, the folks at ETR will give you a present that will help you become healthier, wealthier, or wiser in the days and months to come.

Of course, as with everything you find in our daily e-letter or in our product line, you won’t get anything out of these gifts unless you ACT on the advice. But I’m certain that if you do put these gifts to work, you’ll find yourself feeling stronger and healthier… increasing your sales… feeling motivated to accomplish your wildest dreams… finally starting that side business… and much more.

To get your special 12 Days of Christmas gift each day, make sure you read ETR. We’ll include the details about how you can pick up that day’s gift in each issue.

Today’s gift is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Click here to pick up your copy.

Okay now. “Silent Night” is playing. Time for me to stop working!

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Mark Morgan Ford

Mark Morgan Ford was the creator of Early To Rise. In 2011, Mark retired from ETR and now writes the Wealth Builders Club. His advice, in our opinion, continues to get better and better with every essay, particularly in the controversial ones we have shared today. We encourage you to read everything you can that has been written by Mark.