Today our expert guest is Hal Elrod, the bestselling author of The Miracle Morning and the host of Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod. I’m so happy to celebrate 50 episodes by sharing this conversation with Hal because this podcast would probably not exist without him, and I have tremendous gratitude and appreciation for everything that he does.


Hal wrote what is largely considered one of the most life-changing books ever written, became a Hall of Fame business achiever before the age of 25, and ran a 52-mile ultra marathon – but what’s truly remarkable is that, before all of that, at the age of 20, Hal actually died for six minutes.


Hal was the victim of a car accident, breaking 11 bones and suffering brain damage. After being resuscitated, he spent six days in a coma and flatlined two more times. He woke up, but he was told that he would never walk again.


The doctors believed he was in denial because he wasn’t depressed, but Hal just had a different perspective: he accepted that he might not walk again, but he wasn’t going to put any of his energy towards being upset about it.


“I cannot change that I was in a car accident. I cannot change that my bones were broken… So I can be the happiest and most grateful I’ve ever been, going through the most difficult time in my life – or possibly, I might walk again, and that’s where all my energy is going.”


If we accept the worst-case scenario might happen, it has no power over us; we can make peace with it, and then there is no fear. But accepting the worst-case scenario doesn’t mean accepting that it is the only possible scenario.


Reaching Level 10 Success & The Miracle Morning


Hal had a few years of great success, transitioning from CutCo to his career as a success coach. However, after the global economic crash, Hal found himself in another precarious situation.


He lost half of his clients, and his income with them. He found himself, for the first time in his life, sinking into depression.


Then, with the assistance of Jim Rohn, Hal had an important realization: he wasn’t committing enough time or energy to personal development.


If he wanted to become a level 10 person, enabling him to reach level 10 in every area of his life, he had to dedicate time, every single day, to personal development.


He went about creating the ultimate personal development ritual, and the results felt like a miracle. After just two months, he more than doubled his income, went from the worst shape to the best shape in his life, and felt unstoppable. He had share this with people, so he wrote The Miracle Morning.


So what is The Miracle Morning ritual that has changed so many lives? It is comprised of the six Life SAVERS:


  1. Silence (for meditation or prayer)
  2. Affirmations
  3. Visualization
  4. Exercise
  5. Reading
  6. Scribing (or “a fancy word for writing”)


The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway


“If you go back to the quote from Jim Rohn – ‘Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development’ – that quote changed my life. It changed my life faster than I ever thought possible because that’s what led to me committing to a daily personal development routine.


“Dedicate time, every day, to becoming the level 10 person that you need to be, that can easily, virtually effortlessly, create and sustain level 10 success in every single area of your life. You deserve nothing less – but it doesn’t happen automatically.”


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