Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod: Success | Productivity | Personal Development | Lifestyle | Business

Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod is a weekly podcast dedicated to empowering and equipping you with practical advice and strategies to achieve your goals and dreams. If you are looking for help with achieving your goals in any (or EVERY) area of your life, Hal will give you the inspiration, motivation, and action plan to take yourself and your life to the next level. Subscribe to the podcast and get a new episode every Wednesday.
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Mar 21, 2018

In October of 2016, I woke up in the middle of the night, struggling to breathe. Days later, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia—a very rare and aggressive form of cancer—with a survival rate of 30%. I was told that I had a matter of days to start chemotherapy, or I would die.

I took a somewhat unique approach to beating cancer that combined the best of Western medicine with holistic practices to detoxify my body as the chemo wreaked havoc upon it. Not only did I survive, but I experienced less side effects than most cancer patients.

Today, I’m doing my first solo episode, in a very long time, to tell my story and present the Miracle Equation that helped save my life. Whether you know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, you yourself have been diagnosed with cancer, or you simply want to minimize your risk of ever getting cancer, this episode is for you.

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Mar 14, 2018

Today I got together with my long-time friend, Carey Smolensky, to discuss an important topic that I don’t often talk about – happiness. Carey wanted to know where it sits in relation to passion and the way I live my life, and it was a joy to explore.

Carey has also been helping to produce spectacular live events for years, including our annual Best Year Ever Blueprint, and after years of us twisting his arm he’s finally producing his own first major event—The Passion Summit—in Chicago on May 7th and 8th.

At The Passion Summit, I will be presenting a brand new keynote—titled What Matters Most?—and helping to answer this universal question that we don’t typically ask. (If you’re interested in attending The Passion Summit, click here to register. Use the code YOPALVIP to save up to $350.)

But before that, I think you’ll really enjoy today’s conversation about Happiness & Fulfillment. 

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Mar 7, 2018

Phil Hellmuth Jr. set out from a very early age to become the greatest poker player of all time. 14 World Series of Poker Championships (and counting) later, it’s clear he succeeded. Beyond poker, he’s also a New York Times bestselling author, a TV commentator, and a tech investor.

Now, Phil has a new goal: to inspire a global audience to do better, think bigger, do more, and achieve their dreams. His new book is called #Positivity, and in it, he shares his unique perspectives, as well as tools and strategies that you can implement right away.

Today, Phil joins the podcast to share stories about setting (and meeting) goals of all sizes, why honesty sells, and why it’s so important to follow your code - no matter what it is.

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Feb 28, 2018

For the last two years, I’ve become a huge fan of Aubrey Marcus – podcast host, author, and the founder and CEO of Onnit, the leading supplement company for human optimization.

Within the first few minutes of hearing Aubrey’s podcast (two years ago) I felt an instant connection with him as a deeply thoughtful, highly evolved, and exceptionally brilliant individual – one who I could learn A LOT from – and I think you will too.

Aubrey recently released the book Own The Day, Own Your Life (available now for pre-order) - his personal manual for getting the most out of your body and mind on a daily basis. I’m about halfway through the book now, and I made significant changes to my daily routine – after reading just the first few chapters.

Today, Aubrey joins me on the podcast to talk about his book, how to flip the script when the voice in your head is telling you not to do something that’s good for you, and how we can set ourselves up for success in a world that doesn’t always have our health and well-being in mind.

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Or click here to WATCH Hal and Aubrey’s interview via video on YouTube.

Feb 21, 2018

This week on the Achieve Your Goals podcast, we’re doing something a little bit different… I’m answering questions straight from The Miracle Morning community about all sorts of topics, including how I plan my week, how to keep up with your SAVERS when you’re short on time, my favorite tools for staying organized, and upcoming projects I’m looking forward to sharing with you.

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Feb 14, 2018

Elaine Pofeldt is an author and independent journalist who writes for Fortune, Money, CNBC, Inc., Forbes, Crain’s New York Business, and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

In her new book, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want, recently published by Random House, she outlines the secrets of successful solo entrepreneurs—in all types of industries—who have built and are running 7-figure businesses, so that you can learn how you can do the same.

Today, Elaine joins the podcast to talk about how she caught on to this trend, why it’s happening, and how you—as an entrepreneur or wantrepreneur—can use these strategies to grow or launch your business.  

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Feb 8, 2018

Having survived a near-death experience myself (or maybe two of them?), I am pleased to bring you today’s guest Dr. Richard Shuster, who walked away from a near-death experience that forever changed his life’s journey - and led him to become the neuroscientist and altruist he is today.

After Jon Berghoff’s recent appearance on Richard’s podcast, The Daily Helping, Richard joins us to teach you how to Face YOUR Fears and Find Your Mission, sharing his inspiring true story - and the unexpected twists and turns that brought him into alignment with his mission. 

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Jan 31, 2018

After many years earning 22 times the national average income, Jayson Gaignard realized that he wasn’t 22 times happier, so he decided to walk away. He felt stuck on the entrepreneurial hamster wheel, building a business he hated to buy things he didn’t need, to impress people he didn’t necessarily like. While he looked highly successful on the outside, he was completely bankrupt on the inside.

Fast forward to today, and Jayson’s life is virtually unrecognizable from what it was only a few short years ago...

Praised by Forbes as a “Networker to Watch” in 2015 and Founder of one of the top events in the world for entrepreneurs — MastermindTalks — which has featured world-renowned entrepreneurs such as Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, James Altucher, Guy Kawasaki, and hundreds more.

Today, Jayson joins the podcast to share stories about recovering from his personal rock bottom, along with his strategies for building a community that makes a meaningful impact.

You’ll also learn why the right combination of ignorance, confidence, and hard work can help you achieve your biggest goals!

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Jan 24, 2018

My good friend Jeremy “Brotha James” Reisig has dedicated his life to creating music with a message. After years of creating, playing, and performing for audiences of all ages, Brotha James is getting ready to release his debut album—Abracadabra—and today, he’s playing songs, telling stories, and letting you know how you can help bring this vision to life.

To support Brotha James and become a part of the making of this wonderful new album, check out his crowdfunding campaign by visiting or simply search "Brotha James" in Kickstarter! 

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Jan 17, 2018

We’ve got a special conversation lined up for the Achieve Your Goals podcast today. Jon Berghoff gets interviewed by Dr. Richard Shuster, host of The Daily Helping Podcast.

Told differently than you’ve ever heard it before, Jon Berghoff shares the story of his journey and the many unexpected turns along the way that made him who he is.

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Jan 5, 2018

Almost everyone has big plans to change their lives for the better starting each New Year’s Day, yet so many people will fall out of the groove and lose the motivation to push forward. Will you still be hitting the gym, eating healthier, writing that book, or pursuing that new personal or professional goal after January has come and gone?

Jon Berghoff and I share our top 3 strategies to help you achieve your goals in 2018 and beyond!

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Dec 27, 2017

David Osborn has had massive success in real estate, building one of the world’s top brokerages and founding over 50 companies in less than a decade.

However, what truly defines David isn’t just his professional achievements. It’s his dedication to personal growth—and being the best husband, father, businessman, and all-around human he can possibly be, no matter what life throws his way.

Today, I wanted to share a very special conversation that was recorded at this year's Best Year Ever Blueprint event. David joins Jon Berghoff on stage to discuss his surprising journey and how inner change can reshape the world for the better.

click HERE to find out how you can join David and many other high achieving entrepreneurs at the GoBundance 6th Annual Winter Adventure Mastermind (Jan 16th - 20th).

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Dec 20, 2017

Andrea Riggs has an incredible gift to command and lead a room of people through motion, and her unique combination of both personal development and yoga training has made her an invaluable member of our Best Year Ever Blueprint team, leading our attendees through high energy movement every year in San Diego.

Andrea joins the podcast today to talk about the experiences and risks that led her to the best work of her life, why physical movement is so crucial to problem solving, her new book, Gypsy Living, and her upcoming course, the Trifecta Guide Program.

If you’re interested in Andrea’s 9-week Trifecta Guide Program and want to learn how you too can live your most daring adventure & unleash your Gypsy Spirit, visit to discover everything you need to know.

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Dec 13, 2017

For decades, parents, educators, and students have talked about the constraints and frustrations of traditional schooling. In almost all schools, students end up figuratively chained to their desks and bored out of their minds—and they suffer personally and academically as a result.

Today you're going to discover a revolutionary new kind of school that prepares students to become leaders of tomorrow through hands on, real world learning.

To learn more, visit

Dec 7, 2017

There’s always someone to thank and appreciate. So why don’t we tell people what they mean to us more often? Why do we let excuses like — “I’m too busy” or “What difference will it make?” — get in the way of showing our appreciation to the people who bring value to our lives?

John Israel, Founder of the Mr. Thank You Project, joins the podcast to share his mission—to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet by inspiring 74 million Thank You cards. He kicked it off by writing five (5) Thank You cards every day for an entire year, which even got him featured on ABC News!

What if everyone in your life knew what they meant to you? Ready to take one small step? Simply start by thanking one person you care about. Then visit to join the movement!

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Nov 30, 2017

When Community is given a transcendent purpose, it becomes one of the fastest ways for members of that community to come alive as individuals.

That’s what you’ll quickly discover from today’s discussion. Only a few weeks ago, we wrapped up the 4th annual BYEB, which brought together 400 people from 16 different countries around the world. 

Today, Jon Berghoff jumps on the mic to reflect on some of the most memorable moments from the event and speaks from his heart about the power of community. 

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Nov 22, 2017

Have you ever wondered how some people are always able to stay relaxed under pressure, no matter what gets thrown at them? Or why some leaders always seem to be able to develop highly productive teams that achieve huge things in the face of uncertainty?

These aren’t qualities only a select few people are born with… they’re skills that you can learn. And, they are the same skills that today’s guests, Betsy Crouch and Zoe Galvez, teach people around world, using improv comedy!

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Nov 15, 2017

Dana Malstaff is the CEO, author & founder of Boss Mom. In addition to being a proud mother, Dana is an entrepreneur with over 20,000 people in her community, published author, business strategist, podcaster, and is recognized as one of the “50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017” by Huffington Post.

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Nov 9, 2017

I’m a believer in the “ripple effect”... the idea that one lesson or moment in life can spark something that will change you and the world in bigger ways than you can imagine.

And recently, I sat down with Rob Dial (one of my first coaching clients) to share the lessons that have had this effect on my own life and personal development.

We talk about the lessons that have helped me stay positive in the middle of life’s biggest challenges (including my most recent battle with cancer) and how to apply them to yours.

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Nov 1, 2017

As the founder of the Flourishing Leadership Institute, one aspect of Jon Berghoff’s job is to use visualization as a tool to create high impact solutions for organizations seeking revolutionary change.

Why that is important for you today is that these same principles can be applied on an individual level to completely shift how you think about achieving success in your own life.  

The conversation you’re about to hear (which originally aired on Rob Dial’s MWF Motivation Podcast) is a sneak peek into just how powerful visualization can be on achieving your goals.

Jon Berghoff will be teaching these visualization methodologies next month at this year’s Best Year Ever Blueprint [LIVE] experience. Click here to find out how you can join us and learn from Jon in-person!


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Oct 25, 2017

Joe Polish is one of the most successful marketers on the planet!  He has lived the struggle and has had amazing success in spite of it. In today’s conversation, Joe tells his story and explains how he overcame severe childhood trauma and became a best-selling author who works with entrepreneurs like Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss. 

Joe is one of the featured BYEB Instructors during Entrepreneur Day at this year's Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE Experience, Nov 17-19. Click here if you’d like to learn from Joe - in person!

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Oct 18, 2017

Fear, doubt, hesitation, anxiety, concern, frustration, self-limiting beliefs.... Whatever you want to call it, we’ve all been there.

So, how can you proactively overcome all of it?

In this discussion, Jon Berghoff shares from the heart and opens up about his experience with FEAR—yup, even an uber successful guy like Jon struggles with such self-imposed limitations.  

In fact, it’s something he’s had to deal with for his whole life. As he puts it, “I live with fear. It’s not something that ever goes away.

Maybe he can’t eliminate it—I don’t think anyone can—but he does consciously decide how to work with it. Today he’s going to share the 4 scientifically proven ways to breakthrough your fears.

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Oct 11, 2017

What kind of future would give YOU the greatest sense of pride, meaning and fulfillment?

We know that when we connect with our strengths, we perform at a much higher level. Yet, far too often, we look at what’s wrong, what’s broken and what’s missing as a way to solve our problems and find fulfillment in our lives.

What if instead, we looked at where we’ve been at our best—and then determined the factors that led to that success by asking better questions. Questions that would not only help us find deeper meaning in our own lives, but would create a shared sense of purpose in the lives of others.

That’s what you’re going to learn about today. In fact, we’re doing something a little different. We’re going to be replaying a recent conversation between Jon Berghoff and host of The Millionaire Mindcast podcast, Matty Aitchison. When I heard this discussion, I knew I had to share it with our community, as it’s loaded with insight!

Jon also reminds us that as a leader, you not only need to build the habit and practice of asking great questions, but you also have to build the habit of allowing yourself to not get attached to your first answer. Don’t be afraid to let your answers evolve!

Oct 5, 2017

Today’s conversation is with a man who runs six companies and is responsible for producing thousands of live events for corporate and social clients, worldwide—including the Best Year Ever Blueprint LIVE experience, which combines cutting edge experiential learning, live music, and an unparalleled level of engagement that produces immediate and lasting transformations for every person in attendance.

As Carey Smolenksky shares his entrepreneurial journey with you, you’ll learn why passion and helping others makes a world of difference in your success.

Of course, Carey didn’t build a business empire overnight. In fact, there tends to be an overwhelming amount of challenges that can arise in his line of work.

As he puts it, “A problem has a negative connotation. A challenge allows itself to present solutions.” He will teach you how to see your problems from a completely different angle—and show you how to overcome the uncontrollable circumstances that we all have to face in life.

In this discussion, he will also share the big lessons from his book Living Life with PASSION and Helping Others, including how to shift your mindset so you can find deeper meaning and purpose in both your personal and professional life.


  • Lessons on building lifetime relationships—both personally and professionally.
  • The power of contribution and why it always comes back full circle!
  • Carey shares lessons from his book Living Life with PASSION and Helping Others.
  • Finding purpose in life’s uncontrollable circumstances—Jon and Carey exchange very personal stories that will help you find deeper meaning during incredibly tough times.

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Sep 28, 2017

Imagine if you possessed 4 powerful questions that would automatically put you in a positive state of mind, improve your relationships with every person in your life, and deepen your sense of purpose.    

Today’s podcast episode is an unscripted conversation between Hal Elrod and Jon Berghoff that originally aired live, this past Tuesday. You’re about to listen to Hal and Jon engaging in a very personal dialogue about 4 scientifically backed questions that have the power to completely change your life.

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Question #1 can lead to both immediate and lasting motivation, fuel and sustainable drive. Aaron Hurst, CEO of Imperative and author of The Purpose Economy would suggest that this question has redefined what it means to be our best at work and at home.

Question #2 will reconnect you with your highest capabilities, unlimited potential, and your greatest capacity for new levels of fulfillment and achievement. Over 19 million people have asked this question in the past 15 years... you don't want to miss the boat!

Question #3 will enable you to redefine the "DNA" that dictates if and how effectively you take action. Researchers Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall would consider this question to be at the root of what it means to develop our Spiritual Intelligence.

Question #4 is one that leading scientists like Dr. Barbara Fredrickson and Dr. Carol Dweck, from the field of Positive Psychology, have determined this question to be the highest determinant of your ability to "shape your destiny".

*BONUS* Guided Visualization: This will be one of the highlights of your day when you listen to today’s episode. Jon leads you through a powerful and inspiring guided visualization! You’ll also receive his best advice for taking the images in your mind and turning them into reality.


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