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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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Aug 17, 2022

How consistent are you when it comes to doing what you need to do to achieve your goals? Be honest with yourself! 

If you feel like you’re not as consistent as you want or need to be, that’s okay. Consistency is something even high achievers struggle to maintain, and there’s nothing wrong with needing help in this area. 

In today’s episode, inspired by a survey I sent to the Miracle Morning community, I want to talk to you about what you can do to set yourself up for success and improve your follow-through. 

You’ll learn four time-tested and proven techniques you can apply to any goal, how to hold yourself accountable, and what you can do right now to transform your life and bring about meaningful change. 

During today’s conversation, we dive into how to implement the following four (4) Steps to Improve Your Consistency: 

  • Step 1: Identify your goal. Determine what you’re working towards and clarify whether the activities are more important than the outcomes.
  • Step 2: Identify your bad habits. Cut out the ones that are detrimental to your goals and consider trying a 30-day challenge in 10-day phases to break your addictions.
  • Step 3: Identify beneficial habits you need to integrate into your life. Get clear on the WHY that drives your behavioral change.
  • Step 4: Establish a system to ensure you follow through. Choose between five different options and levels of accountability.

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Aug 10, 2022

If you want to change your life, you must change what you focus on. An affirmation is simply intentionally designed language for the purpose of directing your focus toward something you aspire to change or embody in your life.

In today’s episode, I’m going to share my latest affirmations with you. If you’ve followed me for a while, you probably know that I truly believe affirmations—when done correctly—have the power to transform our lives. Whether your goals are to achieve financial abundance, overcome fear, be happy, maximize your impact in this world, or something else entirely, affirmations can help you make your dreams a reality.

So, I’m really excited to share my newest affirmations for 2022-2023 and my 3-step approach to help you create yours. And if you want to download a PDF of my affirmations (to model for your own), just visit MiracleMorning.com/442 and you’ll find them in the show notes.

Also, if you have any questions for me after listening to the episode, I’d love to hear from you and help in any way that I can. Just leave a comment underneath the show notes, and I’ll respond ASAP.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why so many people struggle with affirmations.
  • My multi-step process for creating affirmations.
  • My affirmations, exactly as I have written them.
  • Why there’s no wrong or right way to create an affirmation.

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Aug 3, 2022

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, you know that the cost of pretty much everything is on the rise. Food, housing, gas, utilities, and other goods rose by 9.1% over the past 12 months—a 40-year high!

Most people can barely sustain the life that they have, let alone make enough money to live the life of their dreams.

And while it's natural to feel scared during these times, I want to ease your mind and help you prepare for whatever the future may hold.

Today's episode is all about money. I want to teach you how to make more of it, not only to keep up with rising inflation, but so you can create freedom and start living life on your terms. 

Whether you're struggling to keep up and need to earn more OR want to protect yourself if things go sideways, this episode highlights many helpful strategies for making more money and building multiple income streams!

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why wanting to make more money isn’t going to make you more money.
  • How to make more money by changing jobs or careers–or simply asking for a raise.
  • How I lost half my income during the Great Recession in 2008 and grew my business to 6-figures and eventually 7-figures.
  • How I took the leap from a 6-year career to becoming an entrepreneur, found my first clients, and grew my first business on my terms.
  • The benefits of creating multiple sources of income and some ideas on how to get things started.

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Jul 27, 2022

I recently came across an eye-opening, insightful passage by an unknown author. In it, the writer talked about what purpose really is in a way I had never quite heard before. I shared it across social media and people expressed that it really resonated with them.

So, today I want to share that passage with you. Then, I want to help you explore different ways to look at your purpose in life. You’ll hear insights from thought leaders including Eckhart Tolle and Matthew Kelly, and others.

My conclusion is that we have the ability to choose or create a purpose that makes sense for our life, to change our purpose at any time, and to live in alignment with it at all times.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to define, simplify, and live for your purpose like never before.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why we create—rather than find—our purpose in life.
  • How our search for purpose can lead us in pursuit of love, spirituality, success, contribution and so many other valuable aspirations.
  • Why purpose, values, and guiding principles are all interrelated.
  • Simple things you can do to share your gifts, live in alignment with your purpose, and help others.
  • How to define (and redefine) your purpose.

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Jul 20, 2022

How does it make you feel when people you know—whether it’s your family, friends, co-workers, or acquaintances on social media—have opposing views on topics that are important to you?

I recently made a post on social media that prompted a lot of critical feedback, and those comments inspired today’s episode.

Having disagreements with coworkers, clients, friends, and especially family members can be frustrating. But how do we interact with those we disagree with? Do we choose to judge, condemn, and perpetuate polarization, or do we choose to respect each other’s opinions, and come from a place of love and understanding.

In the spirit of helping heal humanity, empathizing, loving each other, and better understanding each other, I want to talk to you about three (3) considerations to help you get along with people you disagree with. I also want to respond to some of the feedback I received from that social media post, then discuss what we can do to get along better with everyone—no matter how different they may be.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What it really means when an intelligent person thinks the exact opposite way that you do on a topic.
  • How to keep an open mind, learn what someone else thinks and feels, and grow and evolve with them.
  • How learning someone’s perspective gives you the key to unconditional empathy and love for all people.
  • What happened when I shared a post by an alternative doctor on Facebook–and how my own experience prompted me to share that message with my audience.
  • How to transcend toxic tribalism and ideology and work to become a beacon of peace, empathy, and understanding.

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Jul 13, 2022

Today’s episode was inspired by a message I received from a listener. They told me that they’d made some bad choices in the past, don’t trust themselves anymore, and asked if I would do an episode on how we can develop our self-confidence, or get it back when we’ve lost it. 

The reality is, even very confident people struggle with self-confidence at times, or in certain areas of their life. So, how do we go about increasing our self-confidence?

With that thought in mind, today’s episode dives into this topic from a number of different angles. You’ll learn what self-confidence is, where it comes from, how to develop and increase it, and how to get it back if you lose it.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why self-confidence is not black or white–but it is an attitude and a mindset about your worth and your abilities. 
  • Why everyone is a work in progress–and how sensitivity to criticism, fear of failure, and lack of support can hurt your self-confidence.
  • Why no one’s born with self-confidence–and where it really comes from.
  • How commitment, mental conditioning, progress, and results bolster our self-confidence.
  • How I regained my self-confidence after the techniques I’d used to build my business and achieve success stopped working in 2008.
  • Three steps you can take right now to start developing and increasing your self-confidence.

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Jun 29, 2022

Sometimes “How’s life?” can be one of the most challenging questions to give a straight answer to. It’s like, Uhh, which part of life are you referring to?

When life is difficult, are you able to stay on track, keep sight of your goals, and keep your priorities in order? Or do all the things that are bringing you down leave you feeling exhausted, stressed out, and discouraged?

It’s easy to feel like what used to work isn’t working anymore, or you don’t have the support you need, and that we’re constantly playing catch-up with a world that won’t stop changing. However, you can still optimize and take control of your own life—and it may just be the push you need to stay on track.

Today, I want to talk to you about how to take action when life feels challenging. You’ll learn some simple ideas to help you tune out the noise, get back to basics, and understand why it’s more important than ever to keep pursuing your goals, no matter what the future holds.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why it’s so important to optimize what you (and only you) can control when life sucks.
  • The difference between willful and automatic thinking.
  • How to get in touch with how you’re currently feeling and maximize the value of your emotions.
  • How fear of the unknown and paralysis by analysis stop us from doing our best work.
  • Why now’s the time to create a vision for your happy, healthy, financially secure future.

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Jun 22, 2022

If you were to lose half or more of your income in the next few months, what would you do?

I ask you this question because that’s exactly what happened to me during the Great Recession of 2008, and many financial experts are forecasting that the next recession could be right around the corner.

Today, I want to share with you the four (4) things I did in 2008 to turn my financial situation around and literally double my income (in only two months) at the height of the Great Recession, so you can be prepared to do the same.

In today’s podcast, I want to share the story of my financial journey. Then, I want to present four strategies you can use to thrive during a recession, what I’m doing now to prepare for a potential economic downturn, and how you can use these same techniques to thrive no matter what happens!

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How a listener’s critical comment inspired me to record today’s episode.
  • My financial journey from painting decks at 9 years old to becoming a full-time entrepreneur.
  • Why it took me many years to establish a meaningful passive income—and the experiences that taught me the value of thinking outside the box.
  • Why my coaching business fell apart in the wake of the Great Recession and led me to the concepts and ideas behind the Miracle Morning.
  • The ONE question I asked in 2008 that I’m asking again now.
  • How optimizing your mindset, learning new strategies, asking for help, and getting creative can help you establish new sources of income, even during a major economic recession.

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Jun 15, 2022

Earlier this year, we talked about how to prepare yourself “logistically” for the challenges that might be on the horizon, such as the likelihood of a major recession, and supply chain issues that are causing shortages of everything from baby formula to microchips to paper, and most concerning - the coming food shortages that many have been anticipating. 

But no matter how much logistical preparation we do, we can’t be prepared for anything, because we can’t predict the future. 

However, there’s an entire other aspect of preparation that we do have the ability to be prepared for anything, and that is “mental” preparation. 

You’ve probably heard me say this many times over the years, no matter what your circumstances are, you have the ability to control your emotional state. While most people allow the world around them to determine how they feel (which often causes fear, anxiety, and depression)—you can learn how to maintain the optimal emotional state even when facing the most difficult circumstances.

In today’s episode, I’m going to give you three (3) strategies to be mentally prepared for ANYTHING—no matter what the world throws your way.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

● How society conditions us to be emotionally reactive and how this holds us back.
● The beauty and power of taking total control of your emotional state.
● What really causes our fear and how to transcend it.
● How to practice choosing your optimal emotional state even when facing daily challenges.
● The magic of focusing your attention on what you can control–and only what you can control.

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Jun 8, 2022

If you are married and have kids, today’s episode is for you.

In what has become a bit of an annual Father’s Day tradition, I’m excited to welcome my good friend Jon Vroman back to the podcast to explore these topics, although through a lens that applies to anyone who is married and has kids.

Jon is the founder of Front Row Dads, a brotherhood of 300+ men who are actively committed to leveling up as husbands and fathers.

In today’s episode, Jon and I share the tactics and strategies we’ve learned along the way to win with our own families.

You’ll hear about the best lessons Jon has learned after working with hundreds of families, the importance of living by a defined set of family values, and how to avoid becoming reactive when life gets challenging.

I also share what my Dad did when I was younger that has enabled us to have a phenomenal relationship for the past 42 years!

*Front Row Dads Masterclass Announcement*

If you are a dad and find this conversational podcast to be especially valuable, Jon and I will be hosting a Front Row Dads “masterclass” webinar on June 15th (for free), where we go into much greater detail around what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to winning at home. You can sign up to attend by visiting FrontRowDads.com/Hal.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The wake up call that Jon shares with every audience he speaks to–and why he walked away from a $10,000/event speaking career to focus on his family.
  • How Jon speaks up both to challenge and advocate for his kids when they need it.
  • Why neither Jon nor I are giving our kids cell phones any time soon–and how to set ground rules and have productive screen time with your kids.
  • Why almost every parent struggles with time management, emotional intelligence, and staying optimistic.
  • Life lessons Jon and I took from our parents–and why I have such an incredible relationship with my dad at the age of 42.

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Jun 1, 2022

Are there areas of your life that you’d like to have a significant breakthrough in, such your business, your career, your health, your income, an important relationship, a challenge you’re facing, or your overall happiness and emotional well-being?

If you answered “yes” (and I’m assuming you did), do you have a process, a formula, or a system in place that enables you to intentionally and consistently create breakthroughs? If you don’t have a process, or maybe your process just hasn’t gotten you where you want to go, this episode is for you.

Today, I’m bringing you an expert at helping people create those breakthroughs—my good friend, David Nurse. David is a life and optimization coach with the NBA. He’s coached the Brooklyn Nets, delivered keynotes all over the world, and his new book is titled, Breakthrough: A Sure-Fire Guide to Realizing Your Potential, Pushing Through Limitations, and Achieving Things You Didn't Know Were Possible.

In today’s conversation, we discuss how he made a name for himself by breaking a Guinness world record, frameworks and strategies you can use to realize your potential in any area of life, and how to implement them as part of your daily practice.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why David always implements a morning routine with his athletes.
  • The importance of being content and appreciating your life, and staying hungry at the same time.
  • The mental cues, tools, and tactics David uses to navigate negativity, envy, and fear.
  • How writing one letter helped David transform his life and helped him become a shooting coach for the Brooklyn Nets after getting cut from a semi-pro team in Spain, moving back in with his parents, and feeling like he’d never make it as a professional basketball player.
  • How living with confidence, cooperation, and purpose sets you up to create breakthroughs–and why consistency is the most critical element to achieving success.

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May 25, 2022

If I were to ask you what your #1 priority in life is, how would you respond? Would the answer be clearly defined, and do your day-to-day actions align with what you say is most important to you?

It seems that far too many of us don't really think about this, as we’re focused on just getting through another day. Or, there's a massive disconnect between what we say and what we do.

And BTW, I've definitely fallen into that trap myself. I remember a time when I said family was one of my top priorities, yet my calendar said something completely different. Thankfully, I've been very intentional about realigning myself.

It's also worth noting that the order of your priorities will shift depending on your circumstances. For instance, when I was battling cancer and had a 20% chance of surviving, my #1 priority became my health. If I had put my family as #1 at that time, I probably would have died. It wasn't that family was less important, but staying alive required all of my focus.

Today, I'm going to help you identify your priorities and give you an action plan to live in alignment with them, so you can achieve new levels of success and fulfillment.

Even if you already know what your priorities are, you'll still get a ton of value from this episode. I share actionable ideas for living in alignment with what matters most, a simple way to incorporate your priorities into your Miracle Morning, and my process for creating a foundational schedule that will set you up for success.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • 10 categories you can use to prioritize your life.
  • How to determine where you’re struggling (or simply settling for mediocrity), shift your focus, and bring your life into alignment with new priorities.
  • Why you need to clarify your mission–and how I used this strategy to experience my best year in sales, fight cancer, and achieve single-digit body fat at various stages of my life.
  • Why it’s so easy to procrastinate on our most important goals–and how to use measurable activities, rather than goals, to achieve discipline and consistency.
  • How to create a schedule focused on your priorities, check in with yourself, and regularly evaluate your success.

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May 18, 2022

Outer freedom gives you the ability to create the circumstances that you want for your life. Inner freedom allows you to enjoy your life, regardless of the circumstances.

These concepts exist in an inherent conflict with one another. When we pursue outer freedom, there’s a part of us that feels like our life could be better, and when we focus on our inner freedom, part of us celebrates the fact that life’s perfect, exactly as it is.

So, how do we address that contradiction? In today’s episode, I want to show you how to get everything you want for your life while enjoying what you already have. By the end of our time together, I hope to help you reconcile these conflicting emotions and discover why your life is perfect–regardless of your circumstances.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why almost everyone would prefer to improve their circumstances rather than be perfectly content with what they already have.
  • Why the life you think you want won’t make you happier but will eventually lead you back to the hedonic treadmill.
  • How to shift your mindset, have it all, and be at peace with life exactly as it is, even while feeling a sense of urgency to create the life you want.
  • Why “Life is perfect” is one of my favorite affirmations, even in my hardest times, and how adversity serves to help us evolve.
  • The power of choosing to experience inner freedom in the present while looking to be even better in the future.

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May 11, 2022

Most of us don’t like to admit that we worry about what other people think of us, but it’s definitely something I’ve struggled with.

Have you ever stopped to consider the impact that worrying what others think has on you, such as causing stress, perpetuating insecurity, and hurting your self-confidence?

How nice would it be to go through life without being deterred by anyone else’s opinion of you?

In today’s episode, we’re exploring the problems with worrying what others think and I’m giving you three (3) powerful cures to overcome that worry, so you can confidently and completely be your authentic self—regardless of what anyone else thinks.  

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The subtle but significant difference between worrying what people think and caring what people think.
  • Why fear of imperfection stops us from being our authentic selves.
  • How worry creates unhealthy levels of stress, perpetuates insecurity, creates fear, and hurts our self-confidence.
  • How to empower yourself by taking responsibility for your own experience and no one else’s.
  • Three (3) cures to stop worrying by remembering that everyone is far more concerned with themselves than they are with you.

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May 4, 2022

How much time do you spend in nature compared to how much time you spend indoors, staring at a screen?

I recently realized that my screen-to-nature ratio was way out of balance, and so I decided to do something about it.

In today’s podcast episode, I’m inviting you to take two simple actions in the next 24 hours—one of which I’ve been doing for years to naturally heal my body, and another that has recently become a game changer for me in ways I could have never predicted.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How spending time in nature lowers stress, reduces anxiety and depression, improves your short-term memory, boosts creativity, and recharges batteries.
  • What “earthing” or “grounding” is and how to do it.
  • Why I started meditating outdoors in the evening as the sun sets–and how it helps me fall asleep in a peak mental and emotional state.
  • How to make a commitment to try these techniques right now.

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Apr 27, 2022

What does it mean to move from emotional reactivity to Emotional Enlightenment? How do you go from unconsciously allowing outside forces to determine your emotional state to consciously choosing which emotion best serves you in any given moment or situation?

For over 20 years, this has been an area of focus for me. I’ve learned how to accept what I can’t change, to experience painful emotions in a state of peace and extract maximum value from them, and move on as soon as it makes sense to do so.

In this episode, I want to share with you why Emotional Enlightenment matters. I want to talk about the tools and paradigms that helped me take control of my emotional state, teach you how to optimize yours, and give you the opportunity to experience a guided emotional optimization meditation–something I’ve never done on the podcast before.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why every painful emotion we’ve ever experienced is self-created.
  • How the five-minute rule and the Can’t Change It philosophy led to breakthroughs in my life.
  • Why being in a state of peace diminishes our emotional pain and makes tragedy, trauma, and loss easier to navigate.
  • How emotional invincibility can become a handicap–and the extraordinary challenge I faced that led me to emotional enlightenment.
  • How emotional optimization meditation works, why I love it, and how to do it.

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Apr 20, 2022
Most people, especially highly ambitious people, are unhappy because of how they measure their progress. We all have an “ideal,” a moving target that is always out of reach. When we measure ourselves against that ideal, we’re in “the GAP.” However, when we measure ourselves against our previous selves, we’re in “the GAIN.”

Today’s guest, Dr. Benjamin Hardy, is one of my all-time favorite authors. In his new book, The GAP and the GAIN: The High Achievers' Guide to Happiness, Confidence, and Success, he delivers a masterclass on positive psychology, healthy relationships, mental well-being, and high-performance. He explores why unsuccessful, unhappy people focus on “the GAP,” but successful, happy people focus on “the GAIN.”

In this conversation, Benjamin makes his third appearance on the podcast to talk about how to stop focusing on the GAP and turn your biggest hurdles into massive gains, and what you can do to stay in the GAIN each and every day.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why associating our emotional well-being with targets that are out of reach sets us up to be chronically unhappy.
  • Why you don’t need to make millions of dollars to be in the GAIN.
  • How to reframe a situation to shift your focus and emphasize the positive.
  • Why focusing on the GAIN is not the same thing as dismissing pain or disappointment.
  • Why we’re always moving beyond our former selves–and life as a whole takes on whatever meaning you give to it.
  • And much more…

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Apr 13, 2022

If you’ve ever wanted to write a book, whether that’s to increase your income, to positively impact people’s lives, grow your business, or leave a legacy—even if you aren’t sure what to write about or don’t consider yourself to be a good writer—you won’t want to miss today’s podcast!

You may have heard me say this before, but writing and self-publishing a book (The Miracle Morning) was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. (My wife agrees!) It increased both my impact and our income, providing financial security for my family and enabling me to help millions of people around the world with my message. I believe that if I can do it, so can you.

On today’s podcast I’m joined by my dear friend, 7-time bestselling author and founder of Self-Publishing School, Chandler Bolt, to talk about WHY and HOW you can go from blank page to published author in as little as 90 days (writing for only 30 minutes per day).

In this conversation, you’ll learn why publishing a book can change your life, how to apply your Miracle Morning to write your very first book, and why your current Miracle Morning practice gives you an incredible head start with what can be a daunting process. (Note: I wrote The Miracle Morning during my Miracle Mornings!)

* ANNOUNCEMENT *

Before you listen to today's episode, I have an exciting announcement to share with you. Next week, I’ll be co-hosting a live online masterclass (at no cost to you) with Chandler Bolt. This live masterclass is for aspiring authors who want to write a book and want a step-by-step roadmap to get it done in as little as 90 days!

The live training is on April 19th at 12 PM EST. You can reserve your spot right now by visiting Self-PublishingSchool.com/Hal.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why you (yes, YOU) should write a book.
  • How to determine what your book should be about—especially if you feel like you have too many ideas (or none at all).
  • How becoming an author helps you to become an authority in your field.
  • How to think about marketing and launching your first book.
  • Why a book is the best business card you can share with prospects as you start or grow a business.

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Apr 6, 2022

Michael O’Brien’s last bad day was July 11th, 2001. Riding his bike in New Mexico, he was hit head on by an SUV traveling 40 miles per hour and left crippled on the side of the road. 

“I remember the sound of me hitting his grill… the thud I made as I crashed onto the asphalt below, and the screech of his brakes.”

Wanting to make the best of the situation, Michael promised himself that if he survived, he’d stop trying to chase happiness and begin truly enjoying every day—a profound lesson we can all learn from.

In today’s episode, Michael shares the story of what happened on his last bad day and how he reframed his situation over the course of several months to heal his mind and body. We dive into how he discovered Pause-Breathe-Reflect meditation, what his daily practice looks like, and how you can immediately begin applying his mindset to your life.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How changing the conversations we have with ourselves helps us become more compassionate when we talk with others.
  • Why Michael had to shift his mindset to truly heal after his accident–and how the day of his injury became his last bad day.
  • Why all events in our lives are neutral until we label them–and how Michael processes bad, angry, and sad moments in his life without letting them define his experience.
  • Why Michael does something monumental on the anniversary of his injury every year–and why he’s going on a 4,300 mile bike ride from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia this summer.

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Mar 30, 2022

If you’re someone who meditates, your practice probably entails taking 10-20 minutes out of your busy day to sit in silence.

Does that time give you a sense of peace, calm, and clarity? Most likely—for those 20 minutes.

But what happens when you end your meditation? Do you continue to go through your day with those same levels of peace, calm, and clarity? Or do you become reactive to the outside forces and succumb to your inner turmoil?

Meditation will get you nowhere. Meditativeness will give you the keys to your inner kingdom. The unserious man puts in his obligatory 20 minutes of meditation, in order to fulfill his daily quota, but the one who is truly serious transforms every single thing that he does into a meditation. In short, he becomes meditative.” —Kapil Gupta

In today’s episode, I’m excited to start by reading a short chapter from the book, Atmamun: The Path to Achieving the Bliss of the Himalayan Swamis and the Freedom of a Living God, written by Kapil Gupta, MD, and then sharing how I implement it, including asking a simple but powerful question that you can begin using immediately.

You’ll learn how to reframe your world, approach every moment of your life in a meditative state—and discover how it feels to live in a heightened state of being and awareness.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why meditating to fulfill a daily quota doesn’t permanently eliminate stressors.
  • What meditation is really about and why it doesn’t work for the overwhelming majority of people who practice it.
  • How emotional optimization meditation works and why it’s one of my favorite forms of meditation.
  • The question my former coach asked me that unlocked the door to inner freedom.
  • How approaching everything from a meditative state brings joy to everything you do.

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Mar 23, 2022

From time to time, we all tend to settle for less than we truly want and are capable of, at least in some areas of our life. Today we’re going to explore how to identify which areas you’re settling in, what’s causing you to settle, and then commit to taking simple actions that will move you forward and set a course for a Level 10 life. About six months ago, as I was journaling, I realized that I was settling for mediocrity in some of the most important areas of my life. I assessed my health, my finances, my marriage, my role as a parent, and my happiness. I felt like I was just going through the motions and stuck in a rut. So, I asked myself, “Where am I?” “Why am I settling for less?” and “What can I do to immediately move me from mediocrity to mastery in the most important areas of my life?”

Today, I’m sharing a very vulnerable entry from my own journal, revealing my self-coaching process, and inviting you to improve your own life. Be prepared not just to listen and take notes, but to take action.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why calling yourself or someone else mediocre isn’t judgmental.
  • How and why I rated myself at different levels across my life in my assessment.
  • Questions you can ask yourself and tools you can use to assess where you’re excelling and where you may be mediocre.
  • How I took my performance from mediocre to masterful in my past.
  • The powerful affirmation you can use to chart a course to mastery right now.

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Mar 16, 2022

What if you could be completely in control of what you think, how you feel, and what you do? I mean, wouldn’t that kind of be the ultimate superpower!?

Consider that you do have that power. When you change your perspective, it changes the way you think, the way you feel, and the actions you take, which enables you to change your life. Thus, the key to changing your life begins with changing your perspective.

If you spend your time focused on your perceived inadequacies or things that upset you, it affects how you feel, how you treat yourself, and how you show up every day. This is especially true when you are facing stressful times.

On the other hand, when you consciously optimize your perspective, you optimize your life, and you give yourself the power to show up optimally for yourself, for the people you love, and for humanity.

Today’s episode is all about how to choose the perspectives that will empower you to be at your best, even when faced with hard times, misfortune, and challenges. You’ll learn how to stop negative emotions from controlling how your brain and body feel, the value of focusing on positivity even as you endure difficulty, and how to see the gift and the beauty inherent to every struggle.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why perspective makes all the difference when we’re facing adversity.
  • Why negative emotions are valuable—and how to feel them in a useful, productive way.
  • How to choose a perspective that empowers you no matter what.
  • What I do when I find myself stressed out or frustrated about something beyond my control.
  • Why you have a 100% success rate of surviving everything you will ever face.

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Mar 9, 2022

Last week, my good friend Mike Dillard sent out an email where he analyzed the tumultuous events happening across the world right now. As war broke out between Russia and Ukraine, he wrote powerfully about how we got here, the breakdown of our supply chains, and he shared 10 Ways We Can Prepare for What’s Coming.

Today, I’m reading Mike’s email, from top to bottom, and sharing my commentary along the way. While some of these topics are controversial, possibly scary, and very concerning, my goal is to uplift you and make you feel more empowered by giving you steps you can take now to be prepared for whatever may come our way.

Mike’s writing can feel intense at times and may seem like a departure from the usual tone of this podcast, but it comes from a place of love, care, and concern. I consider all of us to be family, and like any family, I believe we should look out for each other. Even if everything in this episode doesn’t resonate with you, my hope is that you find at least a few significant take-aways that add value to your life.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why shortages in farming supplies, paper, plastic, and virtually everything else are all but guaranteed to impact our lives.
  • What you can do to ensure you’ll have access to food, clean water, and backup power–and be able to protect yourself–in the event of a full-on attack on our resources and infrastructure.
  • Why there’s no reason to stop living and enjoying your life right now.
  • Why now’s a great time to create as many sources of passive income as possible.

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Mar 2, 2022

Do you ever struggle with your significant other, or with any of the other important relationships in your life (family, friends, co-workers, etc.)?

Today’s episode is designed to empower you from the perspective that it only takes ONE person to transform a relationship,  a concept that I first learned from Stacey & Paul Martino, co-authors of The Miracle Morning for Transforming Your Relationship.

In other words, the key to having a successful relationship has much less to do with the other person, and almost everything to do with how you choose to perceive and treat them. Your perception informs your behavior, and both create your reality.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How to transform any relationship by altering your perception.
  • The affirmations I read every day to optimize my marriage and how I feel about my wife.
  • My most up-to-date process for creating effective affirmations.
  • How to turn relationship struggles into an opportunity to grow and evolve as a person.
  • Tools you can use to reprogram your nervous system and subconscious mind to improve your relationships and show up for the people you care about, even in tough times.

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Feb 23, 2022

Are you familiar with Daybreaker?

Seven years ago, my friend Brianna Greenspan asked me if I was familiar with it (which I wasn’t). She said, “It’s amazing! It’s like a LIVE Miracle Morning!” and she described it as a 3-hour experiential event that combines a high energy dance party with meditation, yoga, affirmations, and more.

Needless to say, I was intrigued! :^)

So, I reached out to the founder and CEO, Radha Agrawal, in the hopes that we might explore ways in which we could collaborate. Little did I know, she was an extraordinary entrepreneur who was making a huge impact. She’s built and sold multiple 9-figure businesses, toured with Oprah, and has a Daybreaker community of over 500,000 people around the world.

Today, I am very excited to bring Radha onto the podcast (for her 2nd time) so we can make an exciting announcement together about how DAYBREAKER will immediately begin integrating The Miracle Morning into their upcoming events – and you’re invited to experience it in person!

BTW, If you’re interested in attending an upcoming event on the Daybreaker world tour and being one of the first to experience this Miracle Morning integration, you can see their tour schedule at https://daybreaker.com/World. Be sure to use the code MIRACLEMORNING to get 10 percent off your ticket and a free membership to “Daybreaker Plus”, their online platform for daily practice.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Radha’s C.R.A.W.L. method that helped her turn her ideas into reality, which you can use to do the same.
  • What Radha has learned from her experiences building, selling, and sometimes failing with 9 start-ups over the course of her career.
  • How Daybreaker events use the energy of nightlife to optimize you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • How Daybreaker pivoted to virtual events over the course of the COVID pandemic to keep the dance alive in hearts and souls when they needed it most.
  • How you can make the Miracle Morning and Daybreaker practices part of your daily rituals and routines.

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