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Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod

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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Now displaying: December, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

What a year 2020 has been for all of us. No one could have predicted what was to come, and while I’ve heard from people that this was either their best or worst year ever, almost all of us have faced unprecedented challenges, adversity, and even opportunities along the way.

As we leave this year behind, on today’s podcast I’m inviting you to consider entering into 2021 with an unconventional paradigm—that creating the best year of your life has less to do with what you accomplish (your results) or what happens to/for you (your circumstance), and everything to do with how you choose to show up and experience each day. 

I’m also going to give you some strategies that you can immediately begin implementing to make 2021 your best year yet.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why having a good year or a bad year has less to do with your results and more to do with how you show up every day.
  • How a difficult year (see 2020) can give you everything you need to become the person that you need to be to create everything else you want in life. 
  • How to get clarity and set goals in eight different areas.
  • The value of unwavering faith and resilience. 
  • The power of support and accountability networks - and how to find (or create) one.

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Dec 23, 2020

Today’s episode is a continuation from last week’s Freedom From Fear (Part 1). If you missed that episode, I highly recommend you click here to go back and listen to it before digging into this one. I talked about what fear is and why it is natural, what causes both conscious and unconscious fears, how fear can become incredibly destructive to your mental and emotional well-being as well as your goals, and how you can begin to gain control of your fears and experience true freedom.  

This week, we’re exploring what happens when you live in a perpetual state of fear - and why you don’t have to. You’ll learn how fear can make you a better person, practices you can use to overcome emotional states that are holding you back, and what you can do to live a life of joy and gratitude.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why fear disappears when you actually encounter the things you were afraid of for so long. 
  • Why you can’t just snap your fingers and get over your fears. 
  • How to use two affirmations to replace fear with unwavering faith – even in the face of the things you fear the most.  
  • Three (3) strategies you can use when you experience fear. 
  • How to cater emotional optimization meditation (EOM) as a part of your daily practice for transcending fear.

Get The Full Show Notes

To get full access to today's show notes, including audio, transcript, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit HalElrod.com/356

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Dec 16, 2020

We’re all afraid of different things. It’s a natural part of the human experience. In fact, fear is what helps to protect us. However, fear can also become destructive and detrimental to our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. 

Right now, there’s a global collective fear of the unknown like never before, as well as our individual fears (both conscious and unconscious) that we each need to examine, understand, and free ourselves from.

Today’s episode is the first in a two-part series. We’re going to talk about what fear really is, what causes it, how it affects us, and how you can break free from fear.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The difference between “unconscious” fears and “conscious” fears. 
  • What exactly fear is, when it serves us, and when it doesn’t. 
  • Why fear is a self-created, intangible illusion - and how to use self-love and thinking from a place of power to transcend it. 
  • Why it’s not possible to be “fearless” but it is to fear less - and how to take a 20,000 foot view to understand and use your fears to your advantage.
  • How to avoid spending unnecessarily time in the fear state, even as you face intense challenges, trauma, and setbacks.

Get The Full Show Notes

To get full access to today's show notes, including audio, transcript, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit HalElrod.com/355

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Dec 9, 2020

Have you ever had the opportunity to talk with a true master in the realms of mindfulness and meditation? Over the years, I’ve read books and learned from various experts, but none with today’s level of mastery. 

Today’s guest, Shinzen Young, has practiced and taught meditation for over 50 years and is considered to be a true master. He is the co-director of the SEMA (Sonication-Enhanced Mindfulness Acquisition) Lab doing neuroscience research at the University of Arizona, and author of one of the most practical books I’ve ever read on the subject: The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works.

In a conversation I’ve been looking forward to for a long time, Shinzen and I dive deep into what makes a mindfulness practice so valuable, overcoming limiting beliefs and setbacks, and what you should do to make your next practice even better.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How to develop the fundamental attention skills that allow us to succeed not just in meditation, but in life.
  • Why it’s so important to establish and maintain goals to have an effective, meaningful, lifelong meditation practice.
  • Why meditation is not the whole story for human happiness - and the negative effects it can have on people. 
  • What happened when Shinzen procrastinated and had to return an advance to a major publisher after failing to deliver his first book. 
  • Why Shinzen recommends you do more of what you’re already doing in your mindfulness practice - and do it better.

Get The Full Show Notes

To get full access to today's show notes, including audio, transcript, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit HalElrod.com/354

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Dec 2, 2020

Creating the life that you desire is a daily endeavor. It’s done by stringing together intentional, productive, meaningful days, one day at a time. And one of the best ways to do that is to use strategic questions to direct your focus and actions in order to optimize each day of your life.

Last week I sent you an email titled “ONE question to help you experience your most meaningful Thanksgiving ever.” Well, I’ve since pondered the value of applying that ONE question—not just on holidays—but EVERY single day, in order to create the most meaningful LIFE possible.

So, for today’s podcast, I’m exploring how asking, answering, and applying ONE question can help you to create and experience the life you desire, day-after-day-after-day, every single day, for years to come.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why it’s so important to be intentional about how you show up every day.
  • My Top 5 answers to this ONE question.
  • The power of being at peace with the things you can’t change - and why we can always choose between inner peace and inner turmoil.
  • The difference between intellectual gratitude and heartfelt, earth-shattering gratitude.
  • Why you sometimes have to believe in the belief someone else has in you until your own belief catches up.

Get The Full Show Notes

To get full access to today's show notes, including audio, transcript, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit HalElrod.com/353

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