The death of a sibling.
Being declared dead after a head-on collision with a drunk driver.
Suffering financially during the Great Recession.
Today’s guest, Hal Elrod, has battled all of these tough challenges.
His little sister passed away in his mother’s arms. Years later, Hal was hit by a drunk driver, broke 11 bones, declared dead, and once revived, learned that he might have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. (He eventually regained his ability to walk.) And after that, he was slammed hard in the wallet during the Great Recession.
But he’s a fighter. He needed to develop practices to build his resilience.
So Hal created “The Miracle Morning,” a morning routine practice that gained massive popularity when he released it in 2012.
The six-step Miracle Morning routine is coined S.A.V.E.R.S. — silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, and scribing (writing).
The routine became wildly popular, in part due to its flexibility; Hal explains that time-crunched people can start this as a six-minute routine; dedicating just ONE minute to each of these six steps. Over time, people can see the positive changes that this makes, and expand the time they allot for this.
The routine is now the subject of a documentary, also called the Miracle Morning, available on Prime Video. Midway through filming, Hal was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and given a 30 percent chance of survival. He let the cameras roll as he coped with his diagnosis in real time.
He joins us on this podcast to describe that experience, and to talk about the practices that he’s used to stay productive in the face of grief, severe injury and cancer.
He talks to us about:
— the powerful Five-Minute Rule that helped him recover from a nearly fatal car crash
— the six most popular personal development practices of the successful
— specific tactics you can harness to create YOUR most successful life.
As we move into the New Year, many of you are setting goals and resolutions.
Hal describes specific, actionable tactics that you can use to build scaffolding and support around your new goals.
Discussion timing as of January 2024:
00:00: Introduction to Hal Elrod
05:09: Losing a baby sister and turning pain into purpose
09:40: An example of how a superpower can also have a shadow
12:58: A car crash and the five minute rule that saved him
23:41: The power of the phrase “can’t change it”
32:44: The catalyst that changed Hal’s life
38:46: The six most important personal development practices
53:15: Does the Savers Regiment need to be in the morning in order to be effective?
57:33: Hal’s top evening ritual
Miraclemorning.com | Website
The Miracle Morning (Updated and Expanded Edition) | Book
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