Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod

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 Nov 7, 2018
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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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441: How to Make More Money
51:25

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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Aug 03, 2022
440: Could Your Purpose Be This Simple?
33:57

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 27, 2022
439: How to Get Along With People You Disagree With
45:48

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 20, 2022
438: How to Increase Your Self-Confidence
50:13

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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Jul 13, 2022
437: Discovering Who You Truly Are
01:03:48

Underneath all the ways you identify yourself—your name, age, body, race, profession, attributes, and accomplishments—at your very core, who are you? 

This is the question that we are exploring in depth today. The simple answer is: you are pure consciousness. And you have the power to elevate your consciousness, be more of who you truly are, and change how you experience every moment of your life. 

You have the power to see the world, yourself, and other people in a way that is enlightening, empowering, and conscious—and I want to share a few powerful tools to help you tap into that power today. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why timeless, nameless, faceless consciousness exists underneath our name, race, age, political identity, and every other so-called descriptor that identifies who we are.
  • The potential problems with identifying who you are based on superficial attributes.
  • How to take a step back from your consciousness and liberate yourself from the emotions you’re feeling in any given moment.
  • How to recognize the roles and differences that our ego and consciousness play when we’re forming our identity.
  • What happens when we identify as our true self, stop defining ourselves by circumstances or achievements, and give ourselves the power to transcend our situations–no matter what they are. 

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Jul 06, 2022
436: How to Achieve Your Goals When Life Is Difficult
35:51

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 29, 2022
435: 4 Strategies to Thrive in the Next Recession
53:31

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 22, 2022
434: How to Be Mentally Prepared for Anything
43:14

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 15, 2022
433: Focusing on Family - How to Thrive In Marriage and Parenting with Jon Vroman
55:39

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 08, 2022
432: How to Create Your Next Breakthrough with David Nurse
51:50

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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Jun 01, 2022
431: How to Prioritize 10 Areas of Your Life
53:47

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 25, 2022
430: The Contradiction of Freedom
46:59

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 18, 2022
429: How to Stop Worrying What Other People Think of You
34:26

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 11, 2022
428: Harnessing the Power of Nature
23:50

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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May 04, 2022
427: Evolving Toward Emotional Enlightenment
01:11:01

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 27, 2022
426: The GAP and the GAIN with Dr. Benjamin Hardy
45:24
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 20, 2022
425: How To Use Your Miracle Morning to Write a Book with Chandler Bolt
36:59

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 13, 2022
424: Your Last Bad Day with Michael O’Brien
51:33

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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Apr 06, 2022
423: What You've Never Been Told About Meditation
30:55

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 30, 2022
422: Moving From Mediocrity to Mastery
34:09

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 23, 2022
421: How Changing Your Perspective Changes Everything
37:44

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 16, 2022
420: How to Prepare For What's Coming
44:46

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 09, 2022
419: How to Optimize Your Most Important Relationships
41:02

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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Mar 02, 2022
418: A Different Way to Optimize Your Mornings with Radha Agrawal
36:51

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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Feb 23, 2022
417: How Can We Elevate Human Consciousness?
46:46

Right now, the collective consciousness of humanity is facing major challenges. As a society, many of us struggle with our fears of the future and the unknown, as well as our tendencies to judge other people, and people are divided.

To make matters worse, our media and our government perpetuate these divisions, which engenders and intensifies conflict among us.

This is what makes the Miracle Morning Mission—to elevate the consciousness of humanity, one morning at a time—so important. Though it may sound like a catch phrase, it’s something that has real, practical application not just for us as individuals, but also for all of us as members of humanity.

Today, I want to expand on and talk more about that mission and how it impacts you. You’ll learn why it’s a literal mission (not just a tagline), what it really means, how it informs our actions every day, and some of the things we’re doing right now to share the Miracle Morning with the 7+ billion people who have yet to discover it.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How the Miracle Morning helps us do the inner work that will elevate human consciousness.
  • Why I took a six-month sabbatical to move my family to the country—and what I learned about my anxiety and fear along the way.
  • What to do when you lose control of your consciousness—and how to stop your ego from getting the best of you.
  • What I learned from falling 987,000 copies short of my goal of selling 1 million books of The Miracle Morning in the first year.
  • New ways that you can connect with the Miracle Morning Community, including the Miracle Morning Clubhouse room, the Miracle Morning for Schools, and the Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations.

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Feb 16, 2022
416: Identifying and Overcoming Your Addictions with Jesse Harless
34:51

While we may not all openly identify as “addicts,” we are all in some way addicted to something that is detrimental to us in ways that we often don’t recognize. It could be drugs, food, social media, work habits, exercise, yelling, destructive thought patterns, or something else. Whatever it is, we are all prone to becoming addicted to things that don't serve us.  

This has never been more true than it is right now. For the last two years, the pandemic has forced us into isolation, allowing addictions to subtly creep in and using them in an attempt to numb us during our most vulnerable moments.

To talk about addiction and how it applies to all of us, I'm excited to speak to my friend Jesse Harless. Jesse is the CEO of Entrepreneurs in Recovery and the bestselling author of If Not You, Then Who? which Thrive Global named it one of the Top 10 Books That Will Take You from Surviving to Thriving in 2021.

In this powerful conversation, Jesse and I talk about the struggles that so many people face in the wake of the pandemic—and what to do if you or someone you know needs help.

(I also get vulnerable and share the addiction I’ve struggled with that I have never publicly shared before!)

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The wake up call that changed the trajectory of Jesse’s life at 22.
  • How emotions can become addictive–and why so many people are struggling with isolation addiction right now.
  • How I developed an addiction to cannabis oil capsules on my cancer journey.
  • How the FEARS Recovery Toolkit helps people find purpose in the face of addiction.
  • What you should do if you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction right now.
  • How to start unpacking the trauma at the root of addictions.
  • What Jesse is doing to facilitate high-level conversations in the addiction, recovery, and mental health space.

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Feb 09, 2022
415: How To Lead Your Community with Jon Berghoff
59:15
I mentioned this in an email I sent you on Monday (Subject Line: Your Community Needs YOU Now More Than Ever), and today I’m delivering a podcast to you on this topic.

As a society and as human beings, we’re facing unprecedented challenges. Like never before, people are disconnected, lonely, divided, and prone to conflict. In this moment, however, we have the power to step up and lead our communities—our families, our workplaces, our clients, and humanity as a whole.

But what does it actually look like to become that leader for your community? To help me answer that question, I’m excited to welcome Jon Berghoff back to the podcast. In today’s conversation, Jon and I walk you through powerful frameworks he uses to help leaders, entrepreneurs, and even companies like BMW unlock their collective wisdom—and how you can use them in your own life and work today.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the FREE Workshop that Jon will be hosting for our community on February 9th, to dive even deeper into this topic. If you’d like to find out more and sign up, click here.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why people are so hungry for leadership right now.
  • Why our brains react badly when the world changes faster than we can adapt.
  • How an inner practice gives you the power to best serve your people, create meaningful connections, and have an impact.
  • How to use the frameworks Jon has designed to encourage learning, collaboration, and positive interactions in groups.
  • Why you have to be exclusive in order to be inclusive.
  • What you can expect from our upcoming training on February 9th.

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Feb 02, 2022
414: My Best Advice for You This Week
38:04

Through social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, we have the opportunity to share ideas, help one another, and give each other inspiration like never before.

In this episode–a social media mashup of sorts–I’m excited to expand upon some of the best advice from my most recent social posts. The topics I talk about today were picked based on the posts that got the most engagement from our community.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why wisdom presents itself during periods of silence and gives us the power to find insights and achieve breakthroughs.
  • How to stop wishing you were further ahead in life and start enjoying every moment.
  • The power of choosing to stand for your values unconditionally.
  • The daily affirmation I use to manage my fear and stop worrying.
  • How to love and serve people no matter what they believe in or what side they take on any issue.

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Jan 26, 2022
413: How to Elevate Your Consciousness with Music
49:32

I used to listen to music just for the sound. If I loved the beat, someone’s voice, or a rhythm, that’s all I needed. But over the last five years, I’ve started to care just as much about lyrics as the melodies—and it’s made me much more grateful for the powerful messaging in conscious music.

My guest today is Rob Riccardo, who is literally one of my favorite musicians of all time! His lyrics uplift and inspire me. They have the power to elevate my consciousness and have helped me through life’s most difficult moments, including my struggles with depression.

Rob is a deep, thoughtful, and enlightened individual. It was fascinating to get to talk with him, hear his journey, and learn more about the way he’s approached music and life—especially as he’s navigated the pandemic over the last two years.

You’re going to walk away from this episode with a refreshed mindset around living in the present moment and accepting happiness into your life—even if reality is different than what you imagined!

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Rob shares his creative process and where the inspiration for his uplifting songs come from.
  • Why we all have so much more in common than we think we do.
  • How Rob rediscovered his love for music, after not playing for 5-years straight.
  • How to silence the voice in your head that tells you that your creative work isn’t good enough and find the confidence to share your message.
  • Why the fantasy we imagine is almost always better than the reality when we arrive—and why nothing beats the present moment!
  • If you can’t learn to be happy with what you have now, what makes you think that you’ll know how to be happy with what you think you want in the future?
  • When we focus on things that are out of our control, we feel out of control. Find out what to do instead!
  • The power of setting goals without getting attached to the results.
  • How to navigate the challenges in your life with curiosity and an ever-shifting mindset.

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Jan 19, 2022
412: The Easiest Way to Achieve Your Goals
36:06

A mentor of mine once told me, “Set your life to consistent rhythms—it’s the only way to freedom.” Once you’ve set your goals, how do you set yourself up with consistent rhythms to achieve them? What are the rituals and routines that will enable you to succeed, and how do you schedule them into your day?

Last week, we talked about living life in a rhythm of 30-day challenges to consistently improve individual aspects of your life, month after month.

In today’s episode, I’m following that up with a deep dive into how creating the appropriate rituals and routines for your goals makes achieving them A LOT easier. Not only is this one of the easiest ways to achieve your goals, but you'll learn how to make this approach a part of your daily practice AND stick with it!

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How a 30-day challenge allows you to make a habit automatic—and what makes the first 10 days of adopting any new habit so difficult.
  • Why I have to organize my life into daily routines to achieve my goal—and how this helps me stay productive despite severe ADHD and memory struggles.
  • How to create a foundational schedule that incorporates all my daily activities, routines, and rituals while giving myself free time and space for my family.
  • What my own daily routines and rituals look like—and why I don’t get bored doing (and eating) the same foods almost every day.
  • How to give yourself freedom and flexibility while adhering to a strict, preprogrammed schedule.

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Jan 12, 2022
411: How To Live Your Life in 30 Day Challenges
51:48

Is there any aspect of your life that you'd like to improve, transform, and take to the next level within the next month?

I've become a big fan of 30-day challenges, as they've helped me up-level my life in all kinds of different areas, including parenting, marriage, health, spirituality, finances, business, and more.

Each month I intentionally choose one area of my life that I want to take to the next level and get hyper focused on improving it. For 30 days, I focus my attention, time, energy, creativity, and my Miracle Morning on that one area.

Today, I want to teach you exactly how I do it. I break down my entire process, so you can take action and make significant steps towards improving your life, in a relatively short amount of time (you know, 30 days). :^)

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The value of measuring our lives based on how we show up every day.
  • Why every challenge feels like a trudge through the mud at first—and how to find your flow, get clarity, and get in the zone.
  • Some examples of habits or goals that could serve as your first monthly mission.
  • How to clarify and affirm your mission by defining your action steps and demonstrating why it matters.
  • A practical example of what a 30-day challenge looks like as part of your S.A.V.E.R.S.

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Jan 05, 2022
410: Making Success Simple in 2022 (Part 4 of 4)
48:36

I don’t know about you, but I’m much more effective when I keep things simple (and easy to remember). :^)

In 2022, I’m using a 3-letter strategy to guide me. These three letters are something I can remember every day and serve as my North Star to handle any challenges I’m faced with and continue making progress toward my most important goals. Like the S.A.V.E.R.S, these three letters are easy to remember, stick to, and implement every single day.

Today, I’m excited to start by giving you an overview of what we discussed in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this series. I then let you in on my 3-letter strategy to achieve success in 2022 and beyond!

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why it doesn’t make sense to measure your emotional well-being based on what’s out of your control.
  • The A-B-C Formula for Making Success Simple in 2022
  • Why resistance is the source of all emotional pain, how acceptance serves as the antidote, and why this is not the same thing as resignation.
  • The many forms of gratitude–and how to stay grateful, even in the face of adversity.
  • Four simple steps you can take to make daily progress toward your goals–and why none of these goals need to be monumental to make a difference.

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Dec 29, 2021
409: Setting Inverted Goals for 2022 (Part 3 of 4)
37:15

Today, we continue with part 3 of our 4-part series on making 2022 your best year ever. If you haven’t heard Part 1 or Part 2, I definitely recommend that you go back and listen.

In today’s episode, I introduce you to what I call “inverted goals.” Unlike a traditional goal which focuses on a predetermined outcome (e.g., I want to lose 10lbs), an inverted goal focuses on a predetermined process (e.g., exercise 5 days per week).

Which predetermined processes (activities, habits, rituals, and routines) will you commit to this year that will move you toward the outcomes you want to achieve?

Essentially, inverted goals are the goals that lead you to the outcome that you want to accomplish. Today, you’ll learn exactly when and how I use this approach to goal setting, so you can incorporate it in your approach to make 2022 your best year yet!

KEY TAKEAWAYS

●     How inverted goals help you focus on habits, rituals, and routines rather than obsessing over the results.

●     How to clarify your mission and enjoy every moment—and why this isn’t about being happy, excited, or positive all the time.

●     Why inverted goals allow you to experience joy no matter what’s going on in your life.

●     How inverted goals lead you to bigger results and allow you to succeed every single day.

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Dec 22, 2021
408: Getting Your Mind Right for 2022 (Part 2 of 4)
58:37

Last week, I shared "An Unconventional Way to Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever" and the premise of that episode was to measure your Best Year through a new paradigm, and that paradigm was based on the one thing you have complete control of: How you show up everyday. We broke that into two aspects: Your MINDSET and your BEHAVIORS.

Today's episode is about "Getting Your Mind Right" or more formally "Optimizing Your Mindset" for 2022, which is both crucial and precedes everything else—setting your goals, making plans for the new year, and following through.

If you're not in a good mindset, if you're experiencing perpetual states of stress or fear or anxiety or depression, if you're lacking self-confidence or feeling hopeless, it's going to hinder your ability to make 2022 a great year. 

Your quality of life begins and ends with your mindset. Your Best Year Ever begins and ends with your mindset. And you know what the best part about that is? You get to choose your mindset. 

Today, I want to help you Optimize Your Mindset for 2022, and then create your affirmations and guidelines. In this episode, (Part 2 of a 4-part series), I’ll be sharing five (5) actionable exercises you can implement to automatically shift your mindset.

FIVE STEPS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR MINDSET FOR 2022:

  •  Celebrate your gains from 2021. Take your net positives from this year, put them down in writing, and document your accomplishments, the lessons you learned, and what you’re grateful for.
  • Clarify your optimal mindset and commit to it. Get clear on exactly how you want to feel, what mental and emotional qualities you want to embody, and what you want to focus your energy on.
  • Identify your mental obstacles and how you’ll overcome them. Identify what doesn’t serve you and whether or not there’s truth in it.
  • Brainstorm what you want to experience in 2022. Get in touch with what you want your life to be like and what you want to invite into your life in the new year.
  • Review and update your affirmations daily. Create a living document that evolves with you to commit to your mindset and the work you need to do to create and maintain it.

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Dec 15, 2021
407: My Best Advice to Make 2022 Your Best Year Yet! (Part 1 of 4)
01:23:03

Today’s podcast is the first in a 4-part series, each designed to set you up to do everything in your power to make 2022 your best year yet. We’re beginning the series with an encore presentation of one of the highest rated episodes that I recorded for you last year, which will give you an “Unconventional Approach to Make This Your Best Year Yet” and set the stage for the next three episodes.

As we leave this year behind, I’m inviting you to consider entering 2022 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 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 2022 your best year yet, no matter how you choose to measure success.

And one more thing, I have a free gift for you! I had one of my favorite people in the world on the show a couple of weeks ago, Brian Johnson. He is giving away his summaries of over 600+ personal development and business books. No strings attached, it’s free! Just go to Optimize.me/hal to get access to his amazing content.

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 2020/2021) 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 08, 2021
406: From Paycheck to Purpose with Ken Coleman
52:18

How do you go from doing work that makes you money to doing work that fulfills you—and could even be called your dream job?

To help you answer this question I’m speaking with Ken Coleman. Ken is a career expert, as well as the host of The Ken Coleman Show, where he helps people discover not just what they were born to do, but how to turn their dream career into a reality. He explores this even further in his new book, Paycheck to Purpose, which I’m reading right now.

Today, Ken returns to the podcast to talk about how to love your craft, make a unique contribution to the world that only you can make, and his step-by-step process for bringing your work into alignment with your passion and mission.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why the concept of a “dream job” has become such a cliche—and how bad jobs and our cynicism toward the idea of work hold us back.
  • Why there are more jobs, career paths, and dream jobs in the “sweet spot” than you probably think—and the connection between dream jobs and entrepreneurship.
  • The four major questions you can ask to make a plan to transform your career.
 

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Nov 29, 2021
405: Lessons Learned from Reading Over 1,000 Personal Growth Books with Brian Johnson
51:48

What was the first personal development book you ever read? How did it impact you? For me, it was How to Win Friends & Influence People when I was 19 years old. It introduced me to the concepts of personal growth and personal development. It kickstarted my first career and was the catalyst for my decision to dedicate myself to lifelong personal development.

My friend, Brian Johnson, embodies this at the highest level. He has read over 1,000 books related to philosophy and personal development. You may also remember Brian from The Miracle Morning Movie (he was the expert in the “Reading” scene), or you might know him as the creator of Philosopher’s Notes (where I first discovered him) or the founder of Optimize. Most recently, he is the founder and CEO of Heroic.

In this conversation, Brian and I share the most valuable lesson(s) we’ve learned from reading over 1,000 personal development books.

Key Takeaways

  • The book that changed Brian’s life when he was 21.
  • The single most valuable lesson that stands out more than any other from all the books Brian has read.
  • The value of what Brian calls “antifragile confidence” and why so many personal development junkies fail to make what they read part of their daily practice.
  • The value of living your life in 30-day challenges and installing habits that can run on autopilot.
  • How to get free access to 600 book summaries at Optimize.me/Hal

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Nov 24, 2021
404: How to Forgive Yourself and Others
54:37

We are all carrying some level of guilt, shame, or regret. We’ve all done things that aren’t in alignment with our values, or that we’d do differently now if given the opportunity.

We also carry some degree of hurt, anger, or resentment toward people who we believe wronged us.

What would life be like to live completely free from ALL this emotional turmoil? How can we release ourselves from the weight of those experiences that cause us pain? What can we do to stop reopening old wounds and triggering past traumas?

Today’s episode is all about forgiveness. It’s about forgiving yourself for the mistakes you’ve made in your own life, as well as for the hurt other people have caused you. In this conversation, I want to show you what it means to truly be forgiving, dissolve the emotional links holding you back, and face the world with a cleaner slate than ever before.

Key Takeaways

  • Why our past traumas can so easily haunt us, trigger us, and make us viscerally uncomfortable for years or even decades.
  • Why forgiveness is something we do for ourselves–not something that other people give us.
  • What makes regret a powerful teaching tool–and the benefits of making mistakes.
  • Why beating yourself up over things you’ve done in the past is all but valueless.
  • How to unlock the transcendent power of unconditional forgiveness.
  • Simple steps you can take right now to begin forgiving yourself.

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Nov 17, 2021
403: How to be Prepared, Not Paranoid
27:21

I know this is a departure from topics I normally address on the podcast, but I hope you’ll listen and take this episode seriously, as well as read this email for more details and resources. I took the time to record this for you from a place of moral obligation. 

I don’t know if you’re aware, but we are experiencing a severe, unprecedented global supply chain crisis, and I’ve been researching and considering what this could mean for all of us. Specifically, there is a realistic possibility that we could experience food shortages in the relatively near future (this fall/winter). I’m talking about grocery stores and restaurants not being able to get food, and thus each of us having to rely on our own supply for an unknown length of time. 

After experiencing relatively minor food shortages when the pandemic hit (think empty grocery shelves and no toilet paper), and more extreme shortages here in Texas last winter during what was known as the “snow-pocalypse” (it was very difficult to find any meat at grocery stores), and now paying close attention to the current supply chains (I have friends in related industries who have confirmed it’s even worse than we’re being told), I encourage all of us to get at least a 30 day supply of food. Although being prepared for longer (2-6 months) wouldn’t hurt. 

As for what food to buy, if you Google “emergency food” you’ll get a bunch of unhealthy 25-year shelf life foods that are loaded with preservatives. But if you value eating healthy, I recommend simply ordering organic rice & beans, as well as mung beans that you can sprout (Google how to do that) - so that you can have “living” food that is also high in protein (7 grams of protein per 1 ounce). None of those are very expensive, even the organic stuff. I get all of the above on either Amazon or FoodToLive.com. 

As for meat, I recommend stocking up now and if you can afford it, getting a deep freezer to store it in. My wife and I found a used one on Craigslist and also use it to freeze a good amount of organic vegetables. We also got a backup generator to power our fridge and freezer, in case we lose power like we did last winter in Texas, for 5 consecutive days. 

If you want more variety, you might also consider buckwheat, oatmeal, nuts, freeze-dried fruits, and canned foods. Also, if you live in an area that experiences frozen pipes or power outages, stock up on bottled water and/or get a water filtration system like a Berkey filter (last year we also lost running water for 5 days). 

To be clear: I’m not advocating hoarding or panic buying. Consider that if we each buy a little bit more now, while supply chains are still in tact, and stock up on what we might need in an emergency situation, then if we reach an emergency situation, those who prepared in advance don’t have to go to the store and take food off of the shelves from those who weren’t prepared.

And BTW, I’m certainly not trying to scare you. That’s not my intention here. Preparation isn’t about becoming paranoid. Quite the opposite. It’s about knowing that you’ll be ready for whatever comes, rather than worrying about what might be. 

In this short episode, I explain what I’ve been doing to plan ahead, including actionable steps you can take and resources you can use to be prepared. Hopefully our supply chains get figured out, but I’d rather us all be safe than sorry/hungry. 🙏🏼❤

Key Takeaways

  • The two mantras I live by–and why I don’t see any value in sustained fear.
  • Why we may experience unprecedented food shortages this winter.
  • The longest-lasting, most affordable, healthiest food you can buy that isn’t loaded with preservatives.
  • The benefits of eating living food. 
  • Why I’m not advocating hoarding or panic buying–and how to help people who aren’t as well-prepped as you.

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Nov 10, 2021
402: An Invitation to True Freedom and Lasting Happiness with Mathew Micheletti & Ashley Cottrell
56:47

Today, I’m excited to introduce you to the authors of one of my all-time favorite books, Mathew Micheletti and Ashley Cottrell. Known worldwide as “The Yoga Couple” to their 500,000+ followers, they’re also the authors of a book that I haven’t stopped recommending since I read it: The Inner Work: An Invitation to True Freedom and Lasting Happiness. 

Their book astounded me. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. They’re experts in consciousness, learning how to interact with your significant other in ways that stop us from getting triggered, and changing our approach to life so that we experience True Freedom and Lasting Happiness. 

In this conversation, we take the teachings of Mat and Ash’s book, The Inner Work, and go even deeper, discovering new insights as we discuss how to apply their teachings in a world that couldn’t possibly be crazier, chaotic, or more uncertain.

Key Takeaways

  • What exactly the Inner Work is, why we should all be doing it, and how we can use this framework in our everyday lives.
  • How we can transform our view of reality using themes of consciousness.
  • Why yoga is so much more than physical poses, and the deep connection between yoga and inner freedom.
  • How yoga can be used to process trauma, make sense of anger, and reconnect with higher consciousness.
  • What you can do when your partner doesn’t want to embark on the same journey of self-improvement that you’re taking.
  • The beauty of letting go of expectations and resentment.
  • And so much more!

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Nov 03, 2021
401: How to Apply the Miracle Morning for Your Family
44:50

Today, I’m bringing you a conversation with my dear friends, Mike & Lindsay McCarthy, who are also the co-authors for the two newest Miracle Morning books: 

The first is the Updated & Expanded 2nd edition of The Miracle Morning for Parents & Families (available on Amazon)

And the second... 

Is the brand new Miracle Morning for Parents & Families PLAYBOOK (also available on Amazon) which gives you seven (7) actionable Exercises & Worksheets to implement what you learn from the book, including:

  • Exercise #1: Your Family Bedtime Ritual Worksheet
  • Exercise #2: Your Family Miracle Morning Worksheet
  • Exercise #3: Your Family Values Worksheet
  • Exercise #4: Kids' S.T.A.R.R. Chart Worksheet
  • Exercise #5: Kids' Screen Time Contract Worksheet
  • Exercise #6: Your Family Goals Worksheet
  • Exercise #7: Your Family Meeting Agenda Worksheet

We believe that strong, healthy families are crucial to a healthy society. Thus, we are committed to elevating the consciousness of humanity by sharing the life-changing power of the Miracle Morning with as many parents and families as possible! 

In today’s conversation, we talk about what it means to parent with intention, what inspired their Family Playbook (and how to use it), and the systems, rhythms, and rituals that have helped them level up as parents.

Key Takeaways

  • Why entrepreneurs often struggle to bring their knowledge of leadership and teams home to their families.
  • How the McCarthys look at goals, family values and the definition of identity.
  •  What a McCarthy family dream session (or meeting) looks like—and how they stop these sessions from turning into bickering.
  • The three Ps of exceptional parenting.
  • The valuable conversations that Mike and Lindsay’s works opened up within their own family—and how they can help yours as well.

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Oct 27, 2021
400: Finding Freedom Living In a Van with Nick Conedera
44:21

What would you do if you had no responsibilities? If you could get rid of your job, all of your bills, and not have to answer to anyone—how would you spend your days?

My friend and filmmaker, Nick Conedera (director of The Miracle Morning Movie) decided to answer that question for himself. He burned his possessions (literally), got rid of everything he owned, and spent three (3) years living in a van and traveling around the country. 

He tells the story of his journey in his brand new book, 70MPH: Grab the Wheel and Haul Ass to Your Dreams. I highly recommend picking up a copy. Nick is one of the best storytellers I know, and you won’t be disappointed!

Knowing how wise and insightful Nick is, I knew I needed to talk to him about his incredible adventure, and I assure you that his observations, insights, and perspectives are truly unique and highly valuable. 

Today, he joins me on the podcast to tell us what he learned that can help all of us to clarify our values and live in alignment with what matters most to each of us.

Key Takeaways

  • Why Nick decided to take a departure from his “normal life,” get rid of his belongings, and hit the open road.
  • The personal challenges that come with living in a van—and why we as humans are more than capable of adapting to them.
  • How living in a van helped Nick bring his existence into alignment with his values, find harmony with nature, and feel happier.
  • Why you don’t need to burn everything you own and move into a van to live in alignment with your values—and how to tell if it’s time to take a journey of your own.

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Oct 20, 2021
399: We Are All The Same
44:34

Have you noticed how divided we have become as a society? The media is constantly pushing narratives that categorize people into groups, fostering animosity and even hate towards those who have different beliefs and opinions than we do. 

When we focus on our differences, we feel disconnected from one another. It not only hurts us as individuals, but collectively as a society.

When we choose to see each other from the perspective of our similarities, our commonalities, and our sameness, we feel connected. We feel love, even when we disagree on topics, concepts, or beliefs.

On today’s podcast, I’m inviting all of us to remember that we are all fundamentally the same, that ALL of us have far more in common than we have differences, and that each of us has a responsibility to do our part to heal humanity’s division. 

Today, I want to explore why our differences are actually superficial, who we really are at our core, and the very real possibility that there’s a higher level of consciousness we can all access with regards to how we see and treat each other.

Key Takeaways

  • Why you’re still the baby you were born as—and so is everyone else.
  • The 5 criteria we use when judging other people—and why the 5th is where we should be operating if we want humanity to thrive.
  • How superficial differences come to change our perception and definition of others—and why they shouldn’t.
  • Why actions speak louder than words, but intentions reveal our soul.
  • How to look past superficial differences and disagreements to find common ground and better understand your shared values with someone else.

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Oct 13, 2021
398: What Matters Most for ALL of Us
52:20

As individuals, it is our ability to live in alignment with our values that determines our level of fulfillment. No matter what you value — health, family, freedom, safety, contribution etc. — when your thoughts, words, and actions are in alignment with what you value most, you are living a fulfilled life. 

But are their shared values that matter most for ALL of us?

That’s ultimately up to you to decide, but I believe there are values that are crucial for all of us, both to thrive as individuals and as a society. Today we explore what those values are, and we can better live in alignment with them so that we can ALL experience higher levels of fulfillment.

Key Takeaways

  • A detailed addition to last week’s episode on “How to Be Fearless.”
  • The difference between what matters most for us individually and collectively.
  • Why HEALTH is a core value for all of us.
  • What my highest values are and why.
  • How healthcare systems can save our lives while simultaneously being driven by ulterior motives that we should be weary of.
  • What I do every day to choose happiness and inner freedom.

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Oct 06, 2021
397: How to Be Fearless
31:32

Is it possible to live your life completely free from fear? Today, I propose that it is and explain how you can do it.

In a previous episode on this topic (Episode #355: Freedom From Your Fears), I talked about the differences between unconscious and conscious fears, why we are the ones who create nearly all of the fear we experience, and why it might not be possible to be fearless, but we can fear less.

However, today I’m returning to this topic to explain how each of us can release our fears completely and become truly FEARLESS.

Key Takeaways

  • Why we are all experiencing subtle levels of fear, nearly all of the time.
  • The root cause of most of our fears, and how we can take control.
  • Where fear comes from and how to reframe it into something empowering.
  • How our unconscious fears can become conscious.
  • Why fear is not real and how anyone is capable of transcending it!

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Sep 29, 2021
396: How Can We Bring Humanity Back Together?
36:31

Every day, we’re faced with the reality that humanity is divided right now, possibly more than ever. I’m seeing people be outright hateful to each other, in ways I’ve simply never seen before. Even wishing harm upon others has become all too common. I fear that humanity is losing the shared values that are necessary for us to sustain peace and unity. 

If you and I aren’t the change we want to see in the world—if we don’t stand for love, compassion, respect, forgiveness, freedom, and allowing each other the dignity to each choose how we live our lives—we, as a species, may be in more trouble than any of us can even imagine. 

But how can we love, respect, and forgive people who have wronged us, or who we view as a threat to our own safety? How can we honor our own values while getting along with people who may not share our values? Is it possible for us to remember that we are ALL fundamentally the same—human beings on this journey we call life—and to focus on and find common ground in our shared humanity, as opposed to our relatively superficial differences? 

In today’s episode, I want to unpack these questions and really try to answer them. It starts with you, and it starts with me. I want to talk about how we treat and view other people, the bigger picture of what’s going on with humanity, and what we can do to create unity and stop sowing division during this critical time in history.

Key Takeaways

  • Why focusing on our differences instead of our commonalities is driving us apart.
  • How the media is conditioning us to fear, hate, and wish harm on others.
  • Why choosing to view people from a space of unconditional love doesn’t condone their behavior—and why hating someone hurts you more than them.
  • The value of truly living life in alignment with your values.
  • Why we’re all deserving of unconditional love.

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Sep 22, 2021
395: How To Love Your Life (Even When It Sucks)
42:16

Can you remember that indescribable feeling of first falling in love with someone? What if that peak state could be activated within you, at any given time? 

We often associate the word love with a romantic relationship. And when we fall in love with someone, we give all the credit for those feelings to that person. But the other person is really just the stimulus for achieving that state of being. The truth is, that state is always available to us, and some would argue, it’s our default spiritual state. 

We’ve been talking a lot lately about how to harness your ability to choose how you experience each moment of your life, regardless of your outer circumstances. Today, we’re going to dive deeper into that theme from a different angle, specifically discussing how you can choose to make love your default way of experiencing life, even when life is difficult (aka sucks).

Key Takeaways

  • Why love in our society is misunderstood and almost always thought of in terms of romantic love—and why love is our fundamental state.
  • How COVID has helped me live in a state of love and joy, even as I’ve faced setbacks and challenges.
  • How approaching meditation in a different way can help you get into an optimal state.
  • Why living intentionally and consciously accepting life as it is can help you stop emotions from getting the best of you.

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Sep 15, 2021
394: Who Are You Choosing To Be? (Person A or Person B)
57:53

For today’s podcast, I’m inviting you to choose to be either Person A or Person B, addressing the implications of the choice you make, and sharing insights on how to effectively choose. 

There are huge differences between these two people, and choosing to be one over the other can determine our quality of life. For me, I’ve found that the conscious choice makes all the difference in my quality of life, my mental and emotional well-being, my degree of success and almost every other aspect of my being.

In this episode, I want to give you an eye-opening look into how you are choosing to show up and who you’re choosing to be, no matter what’s going on in the world or in your life.

Key Takeaways

  • How we as human beings can choose how we feel about every moment of our lives.
  • Why no one consciously chooses unhappiness, and what really makes us unhappy.
  • Wisdom from Margaret Wheatley’s book, Who Do We Choose To Be?
  • How to answer a question as loaded as “What should we focus on?”
  • Why people can survive tragedy without being resigned to letting it define them.

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Sep 08, 2021
393: How to Experience Both Types of Freedom
01:06:51

Today’s podcast covers precisely how to experience two (2) types of freedom that we all want: Outer Freedom and Inner Freedom.

Outer Freedom is the ability to get yourself to do what you need to do—even when you don’t feel like it—in order to produce the results, outcomes, and circumstances that you want, in every aspect of your life.

Inner Freedom is the ability to get yourself to feel exactly how you want to feel (happy, confident, calm, etc.), regardless of what’s happening in your life.

How do you get yourself to do what you need to do–even when you don’t feel motivated to do something? When you can do things that produce results, you have outer freedom.

How do you get yourself to feel the emotional and mental states that would enable you to enjoy this one life you’ve been given, even in the midst of tragedy, trauma, and forces outside of your control? When you access your ability to choose the way you feel, regardless of your circumstances, you have inner freedom.

In today’s conversation, I’m going to share with you the most effective strategy I’ve ever implemented to achieve outer freedom. Then, I’m going to walk you through seven steps, in the form of questions, that you can use to quickly (if not immediately) access the inner freedom you were born with.

Key Takeaways

  • How I motivate myself to get things done, even when I don’t want to do them–and why it’s okay to not be perfect.
  • How to get yourself to start doing the things you don’t want to do–and why committing to action while being unattached to results can make all the difference.
  • Why fear inevitably leads us to procrastinate.
  • Questions to ask yourself on your journey to inner freedom.
  • And so… much… more! :^)

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Sep 01, 2021
392: How Eric Hansen Went from Homeless to Total Inspiration
55:39

Today’s episode is a very real, raw, and authentic conversation with someone who’s become a total inspiration to me, Eric Hansen. Despite living through unimaginable circumstances, he has figured out how to embody what I’ve been talking about for the past year… Inner Freedom

Eric is a recovering drug addict who began using at the age of 12, raised by his mother who was also an addict. He has been homeless multiple times, and he’s been in and out of jail and prison. While he was in prison, he discovered this podcast, and it transformed his outlook on life. 

Currently out for four months, employed, and living in a halfway house, Eric is still navigating difficult health struggles and various painful consequences of his previous actions. However, his internal quality of life and his ability to experience the inner freedom that we all seek, are truly exceptional. He’s building a following in the Miracle Morning Community Facebook group, where he has posted every single day, for 96 consecutive days. 

I’ve been so inspired by him that I knew I needed to talk to him on the very same podcast that changed his life. 

In this extraordinary conversation, Eric tells the story of how he fell from success to homelessness, how to recover from hitting rock-bottom, and how to truly take responsibility for–and choose how we experience–our lives.

Key Takeaways

  • How Eric discovered the Achieve Your Goals podcast while in prison, and the immediate impact it had on him.
  • What the Miracle Morning has done for Eric that nothing else did.
  • How Eric’s career in sales thrived as he fell further and further into cocaine addiction and his family fell apart.
  • How Eric stays accountable to himself, even in the toughest times.
  • How Eric was able to further his education during his most recent stint in jail–and why episode #338 of this show, “Freedom from Your Emotional Pain,” impacted him like nothing else.

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Aug 25, 2021
391: How to Live in the Present Moment
01:00:22

“How’s life?” can often be a loaded question, especially with the state of the world right now. If you ask most people, they’ll run through an inventory of their circumstances. You might hear them talk about what’s going well, but, more often than not, you’ll hear about their problems, financial challenges, difficulties at work, struggles in their marriage, or other less-than-stellar circumstances. 

And when we’re not talking about our problems/circumstances, we’re thinking about them. We tend to listen to the voice in our head, stressing about the present and worrying about the future, and unconsciously allowing our emotional well-being to suffer. 

But what if there is more to life than our circumstances? What if life is actually the experience we’re having in the present moment? And what if you could learn how to transcend the voice in your head and live the majority of your life in the present moment? 

In today’s episode, I want to teach you two techniques you can use to stop the voice in your head from taking over and give you the power to truly live in the present moment. Even if you’re already familiar with them, I want you to look at them in a new way, combine them, and discover how they can help you be here now–and live free from fear, stress, and anxiety.

Key Takeaways

  • How to assess how often you’re fully present.
  •  Where stress, fear, overwhelm, and regret come from.
  •  Why our brains are prone to amplifying and focusing on problems when we try to solve them.
  • How to not let the voice in your head create your reality.
  •  How a mantra can help you bring your life into alignment on your terms. 
  • My 7-day challenge that will enable you to begin quickly living in the present moment.

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Aug 18, 2021
390: How to Take Control of Your Emotional State
39:24

When you’re experiencing stress, fear, anxiety, overwhelm, depression, or any other challenging emotional state, how can you regain control of the way you feel?  

Today was supposed to be another “Ask Me Anything” episode, where I answer listener questions. However, as I began to address the first question: What do you believe about Jesus, God, and the Bible, I found myself thinking about the difficult situations and resulting emotions that many people are facing right now. 

If you’ve experienced emotional distress, are concerned with the future, or are afraid of the unknown, today’s episode will provide you with some practical advice you can use to rise above your challenges and take control of your emotional state.

Key Takeaways

  • Why I don’t identify with any political party or religious sect—and how to find your own truth.
  • How we create layers of protection, to protect our psyche, over the course of our lives.
  • Why it’s so important to get back in touch with who you really are.
  • How inner freedom gives you the power to choose how to experience life in any given moment.
  • What to do when your emotional state isn’t serving you—and how to double down on taking control of your emotions during challenging times.

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Aug 11, 2021
389: Random but Important Ideas to Enhance Your Life NOW
01:04:56

Today’s episode of the podcast is going to cover three somewhat random and unrelated (yet very important) topics. I’m talking about:

  • Four profound lessons learned from the BEST vacation of my life – and how you can immediately apply them to enhance your daily life.
  • Major disruptions in our food supply chain and how to prepare for the very realistic possibility of coming food shortages.
  • Why the book I’m reading right now is SO good that it may have led me to stop writing my newest book.

Why these topics? In short, they all tie back to health, safety, freedom, and happiness. 

Key Takeaways

  • Four guiding principles to enhance your everyday life.
  • What to consider when it comes to adding value to your loved one's life in really simple but meaningful ways.
  • How to “eat for energy” and why I’m so intentional about the foods I consume (and exactly what I eat from when I wake up until I go to bed).
  • Why you have the power to choose your perspective and interpret life however you choose.
  • How I’ve been preparing for potential food emergencies without becoming a paranoid prepper.
  • Why The Inner Work has had such a huge impact on me—and how to make sense of when other people appear to have received the same message from the universe that you have.

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Aug 04, 2021
388: Optimism vs. Pessimism vs. Realism: Which is Best?
01:04:25

Do you consider yourself to be an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist? Optimism, pessimism, and realism are three different paradigms that impact how we approach life and interpret life’s events. For some, they’re even identities.

When we face difficult times, our dominant paradigm tends to become amplified, which can be the determining factor in whether we suffer or thrive.

I’ve experienced this in a unique way. For many years of my life, I was what I would call a delusional optimist. While this helped me through some difficult times, it also stopped me from healthily processing negative emotions and events, and I had to learn quite a few tough lessons the hard way.

In this episode, I want to dive deep into the differences between optimism, pessimism, and realism–and help you identify how these paradigms can be most useful and effective as you optimize and make the most of the life you live.

Key Takeaways

  • What it really means to be an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist.
  • Why so many self-identified realists are focused on the negative–and why it’s just as realistic to be excited about the possibilities and positives in life.
  • The dangers of blind or delusional optimism–and how it can make it extremely difficult to process or make sense of negative emotions.
  • An exercise you can do to truly understand what’s going on in your life and reframe your reality.
  • The genius of being able to hold two opposing ideas in your mind simultaneously.
  • The ABCs of realistic optimism.

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Jul 28, 2021
387: How to Commit to Your Mission in Life
01:00:02

Do you ever struggle with prioritizing your goals and figuring out which one deserves the most attention? Does that lack of clarity ever cause you to procrastinate or feel like you’re not being as productive as you should be? 

In today’s podcast, I’m going to help you to overcome these common struggles by sharing Chapter 6 from my latest book/audiobook, The Miracle Equation, in its entirety. The chapter is titled “Your Mission: It's Time to Get Clear About Your Top Priority.”

If you want to learn how to identify the single most important priority in your life, commit to one singular mission, and achieve your biggest goals and dreams, this episode is for you!

Key Takeaways

  • How identifying your “mission” can enable you to achieve ALL of your goals.
  • Understanding the key difference between a goal and a mission.
  • You can’t win a gold medal in more than one activity/sport!
  • Find out if multitasking is holding you back from achieving your biggest goals — and what to do instead!
  • Why I was completely delusional about my priorities prior to being diagnosed with Cancer.
  • Why the fear of going through another financial crisis (like that of 2008) prevented me from prioritizing what mattered most.
  • How I was able to overcome my addiction to work and productivity. I share the radical changes I made to my schedule so I could be fully aligned with my highest priority… family.
  • Why it’s okay if your top priority changes over time.
  • How to choose your mission and accomplish any goal!
  • How to achieve more in 30 days than most people do in 12 months.
  • The problem with creating long-term goals.
  • 5 safety nets you can use to ensure you successfully accomplish your mission.

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Jul 21, 2021
386: How to Live to Your Full Potential
01:00:05

How do you fulfill the unlimited potential that is within you, in order to create everything you want for your life? How do you stop procrastinating, get past the obstacles standing in your way, and do everything you’re capable of?

It’s one thing to know what you need to do, it’s another thing to actually live it.

In today’s episode, the second edition of my “Ask Me Anything” series, I’m answering your questions on this topic. Join me as we dive deep into what it means to live to your full potential, how to achieve it, and what you can do to gain the power to live the life that you truly want and deserve.

Key Takeaways

  • How to stop unconsciously settling for less, overcome feelings of dissatisfaction, and create the inner (and outer) world you want to experience each day.
  • The key to stop procrastinating, become consistent in your actions, and get out of unhelpful routines.
  • How to take the teachings you read about, lean into those beliefs, and make them a part of your daily practice.
  • Four simple rules to live by to unlock your potential.

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Jul 14, 2021
385: How to Be Truly Happy in 3 Simple Steps
46:12

Would you say that you’re truly happy? In 2020, I got to a place where I was so depressed that I told my wife and my friends, “I don’t remember what it feels like to be happy.” That was after I had already sent my wife a desperate text message one night that read, “I don’t want to worry you, but I feel like I don’t want to live, and I don’t know what to do.” 

I was so scared that I’d never be able to get back to a place of happiness again and couldn’t remember how to get there. But over the course of the past year, I’ve gone from being the most unhappy I’ve ever been to arguably the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. It wasn’t a change in circumstances that led me there, it was a change in how I approach and view my life.

In today’s episode of the podcast, I want to share the three steps I took to get from being completely unhappy to feeling like I’m living life in a state of joy, peace, love, and gratitude—everything that makes up the feeling of happiness.

Key Takeaways

  • Why two people whose lives look exactly the same often feel completely different.
  • Why happy people find joy in everything they do and unhappy people constantly experience emotional turmoil.
  • The reason why there’s no cookie cutter approach to happiness—and how you can remove the obstacles that stop you from feeling happy.
  • The power of choosing to be happy—and what this actually entails.
  • What happens when we accept the unchangeable, stop resisting reality, and be at peace with things exactly as they are.
  • How to find joy in everything you do and make every moment the best moment of your life.

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Jul 07, 2021
384: The Entrepreneurial Leap with Gino Wickman
53:27

If you’re an entrepreneur (or a wantrepreneur), this episode is for you. Today I’m talking with Gino Wickman, arguably one of the most influential entrepreneurs in modern history and bestselling author of Traction, Get a Grip, and Rocket Fuel. Perhaps even more consequential, he’s the creator of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), which is used daily by over 100,000 companies around the world.

Gino’s newest book, The Entrepreneurial Leap is packed with real-life stories and advice to help others make the leap into entrepreneurship, shorten your learning curve, and produce significant results. However, this isn’t just a book for new entrepreneurs. It helped me to identify the fundamentals necessary to optimizing my business, many of which I’d skipped on my own journey.

Today, Gino and I are talking about what he’s learned about starting businesses in his 30 years of coaching entrepreneurs, the meaning of true entrepreneurship, and how to realize what you’ve been put on this earth to do.

Key Takeaways

  • The 6 essential traits to being an entrepreneur.
  • Why over 50% of new businesses are out of business in the first five years and the complicated relationship between entrepreneurship and risk taking.
  • The eight critical mistakes that even seasoned entrepreneurs make.
  • Why entrepreneurial parents shouldn’t force their kids to become entrepreneurs.
  • What makes rejection such a powerful and valuable learning experience.
  • The 9 stages of building a successful business.

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Jun 30, 2021
383: How to Make ANY Day Your Best Day Ever
37:08

Let’s be honest, life can really suck sometimes. Life can be difficult. On our worst days, life can feel downright unbearable. So, how can we be happy and enjoy our lives, more often than not?

On last week’s podcast, we began to answer this question by exploring How to Make Every Moment the Best Moment of Your Life (in case you missed that episode, I highly recommend you listen to it here first before you dive into this one). 

This week, we’re picking up where last week left off. By evaluating what enabled me to go to bed the other night, feeling like I had lived my best day ever, I’ve found a repeatable formula you can use to create the best day of your life, on any given day. 

Today I’m sharing with you what I now do that enables me to make any day the best day of my life, why I do it, and how you can too.

Key Takeaways

  • Why the best day of your life exists in isolation and not in comparison to the other days you’ve lived.
  • How to stop the things that are all but guaranteed to happen from ruining the best day of your life. (e.g. traffic, disappointments, difficult people, etc.)
  • Why living in alignment with your values is the key to experiencing a feeling of total satisfaction, fulfillment, and contentment.
  • The common obstacles to living your best day and how to tackle them, one by one.
  • The three-step formula for living the best day of your life.

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Jun 23, 2021
382: How to Make EVERY Moment the BEST Moment of Your Life
01:00:37

If I were to ask you to recall the best moment of your life, what comes to mind…?

I think most people would recall a significant event or occasion, such as the birth of a child, their wedding day, running a marathon, or the day that they got to ______ (fill in the blank with some exceptional experience). For most, the best moment would likely be an event or circumstance and the positive emotions they experienced as a result, which prompts them to identify it as their best moment.

But what if the best moment of your life wasn’t measured by external circumstances? What if it was something you chose rather than something that occurred randomly? If that were the case, could one choose to make any, or every moment the best moment of their life? Might that be possible?

And if it was possible to choose to experience any moment as the best moment of your life, if you had that ability, what would be the repercussions of using that ability daily? How might it impact the quality of your life?

Today, we’re exploring this idea of the best moment of your life; what it’s about, if we have the power to create and experience it, if it’s left to chance, and if it’s random. I’m also going to share why people struggle with implementing this concept, and how you can overcome the struggles in a way that can significantly and immediately enhance the quality of your life.

Ultimately, in this episode I share how you can begin experiencing any moment as the best moment of your life—literally—even during extremely difficult circumstances.

Key Takeaways

  • Why pitting external circumstances against the internal experience is key to achieving inner freedom—and why inner freedom is (arguably) more important than your external circumstances.
  • How to create your inner experience during trying and emotionally painful times.
  • The power of accepting the moment as-is to invite emotional peace, inner peace, and emotional freedom.
  • How to be an island of sanity for the people closest to you in chaotic times.
  • Ways to make any given moment the best moment of your life and live in a state of perpetual fulfillment.

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Jun 16, 2021
381: Here Are My Answers to Your Questions
01:02:04

A few weeks ago, I did a podcast episode where I shared with you a behind-the-scenes look at my next book. On that episode, I announced that we’re going to try a new “Ask Me Anything” format on the podcast, and I invited you to submit your questions, with a promise to answer them on future episodes. 

Today is our first “Ask Me Anything” episode and I’m answering your questions—and over the last few weeks, y’all have sent in A LOT of questions! :^) 

The questions I’m answering today are about finding purpose in life, emotional intelligence, optimizing your mindset, and a number of other topics. 

If you would like to ask me a question, please go to HalElrod.com/AMA to submit it. Depending on how this goes, I’ll keep a running list of questions and answer as many as I can—perhaps as often as once or twice a month!

Key Takeaways

  • How to find purpose and hope in an uncertain future—and why you get to decide what your life is all about.
  • How to redefine success by defining your values.
  • What we can do to learn optimism and develop internal motivation to live out unwavering faith in the face of worry, doubt, and negativity.
  • How to separate yourself from outcomes as you work to hit your goals—and why committing to the process without getting attached to the result is the secret to success.
  • My simple strategy to ensure that I drink enough water to stay hydrated.
  • How to write an affirmation to help ensure you will commit yourself to achieve your goal, no matter how challenging it is.

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Jun 09, 2021
380: Upgrade Your Identity to Upgrade Your Reality
50:09

Have you ever taken the time to examine your identity and how it’s impacted your life? For most of us, that’s not something we ever even think of doing. Our identity kind of runs in the background, and yet it impacts everything we do. 

Every day we show up and live our lives based on who we believe we are and how we perceive ourselves—and these beliefs can either help us or hurt us. In essence, what we believe about ourselves—good OR bad—is what we become.

Today, we’re going to bring our unexamined identities to the surface and I’m going to share actionable steps you can take to intentionally and strategically upgrade your identity in order to upgrade your reality.

Key Takeaways

  • How anyone can upgrade their identity to improve any aspect of their life.
  • Why so many top performers activate an “alter ego” so they can perform at their best.
  • How I upgraded my identity as a father to transcend mediocrity and show up for my kids as “Superdad.”
  • How you can conceptualize what it means to be a peak performer in any environment and define your ideal identity.
  • What you can do to create an opportunity for virtually instant transformation.
  • The four simple steps you can take to identify which aspects of your identity you need to improve, what might be holding you back, what you want to change, and how to live it.

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Jun 02, 2021
379: 3 Simple Steps to Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Others with Jeremy Reisig
01:22:56

As the title suggests, this week’s episode gives you 3 simple steps that you can immediately use to unlock the potential in yourself and others. That includes yourself as an individual, your family, your company, and anywhere else in your life where human potential is at stake.

Returning to the podcast, to introduce you to the “Xchange approach” today is my good friend and Master Facilitator, Jeremy Reisig. Working alongside the founder of Xchange, Jon Berghoff, Jeremy has become one of the foremost experts in helping people and organizations to experience rapid transformation.

In our conversation, Jeremy and I share lots of personal examples and actionable strategies to immediately start applying these three simple steps to your life.

* Announcement *

FREE “Xchange Approach 101” Training for
The Miracle Morning Community on June 2nd

If you are in a role where you directly impact other people (coach, trainer, consultant, teacher, or leader of any type) and the concepts taught in today’s podcast resonate with you, I highly recommending joining a FREE live training that I asked Jon Berghoff to lead exclusively for the Miracle Morning Community. It’s taking place on Wednesday, June 2nd (offered at two times). For all the details and to RSVP for the free event, simply go to Xchangeapproach.com/tmm.

You’ll discover how to use the XCHANGE Approach to elevate consciousness, learning, connection, and community in any group you’re in. There’s a max of 200 people per workshop, so secure your spot today!

 

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May 26, 2021
378: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at My Next Book
01:25:16

Ever since my last book published (The Miracle Equation), I’ve been working on a new book that I truly believe will be my most important contribution to date. Recently, I had a bit of an unconventional idea, which is for you, me, and our community to co-create the book together.

In order to do that, I’ve already been sharing and testing concepts from the book on this podcast over the last few months, and on today’s episode I want to go one step further: I want to break down the current manuscript with you, chapter-by-chapter, and get your thoughts and feedback.

As of now, the book is tentatively titled The Miracle Life and is about showing you how to experience what I call “true freedom” by accessing your inherent ability to choose how you experience life in every moment, regardless of your circumstances.

Also, as part of the process of co-creating this book with you, I’ll be doing an “Ask Me Anything” episode soon, to learn what you most want help with. And I set up a page for you to submit any question you have for me. So, if you have a question that you’d like to ask me—any question at all—please submit it at HalElrod.com/AMA. I look forward to answering your question on an upcoming podcast episode!

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The factors that hold us back from experiencing true freedom.
  • What it means to achieve the “next level” of success and fulfillment in the most important area(s) of your life—and how to make that happen.
  • The value of changing the rules of how you play the game of life.
  • How to find true joy in the perfection of every moment, exactly as it is.
  • Why this new book will NOT end in a 30-day Challenge, but instead it will be a 30-day Sabbatical.

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May 19, 2021
377: Mastering Your Family Life with Jon Vroman
01:02:01

Finding the balance between work life and family life isn’t always easy. Whether you’re a father, a mother, or a spouse without kids, there’s no feeling quite like that of thriving in your personal relationships. But it takes hard work, setting priorities, and a strong community to truly thrive. 

Today, I’m speaking to one of my closest friends, Jon Vroman. We just spent four days together at a retreat led by his organization, Front Row Dads – a group for entrepreneurial-minded dads who believe in family first. Since 2016, I’ve watched Jon help men and their families learn, grow, and level up. 

In this conversation, Jon and I talk about what he’s learned from five years of leading Front Row Dads. You’ll learn how to create breakthroughs in your relationships, rethink the act of resolving conflict, improve your emotional intelligence, and discover actionable strategies to enhance and even master your family life. 

And if you like this episode, Jon and I will also be hosting a FREE online group masterclass—specifically for husband and fathers—called “Family Man Mastery” on Tuesday, June 1st at 12:00 p.m. EST. If you’re interested, you can go to FrontRowDads.com/Hal to sign up now.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The importance of modeling good relationships for your kids, no matter what kind of family you have.
  • How to transform your marriage by focusing on being the perfect partner for your spouse.
  • How to unpack and make sense of what happens when you’re triggered.
  • How to reframe situations when you feel like you’re truly out of alignment with your spouse.
  • What you can do to build a legacy in real-time for your children to treasure in the years and decades to come.
  • And much more! :^)

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May 12, 2021
376: How to Develop Confidence & Amplify Your Voice to Help Others with Brianna Greenspan
41:50

How does one go from completely lacking confidence and not using their voice to being able to effectively inspire, lead, and influence others? How do you get over your fear of saying the wrong thing, or feeling unqualified? And how do you transform yourself, become fearless, and help others change their lives for the better?

Here to help me answer these questions is my good friend, Brianna Greenspan. Brianna and I first met when she hired me to be her life & business coach over 15 years ago. Now, she uses her voice to further the Miracle Morning mission, hosting the official Miracle Morning Clubhouse room for over 2,000 people each day (live from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Eastern time). She is also the co-creator of The Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations, a positive affirmation coloring book for adults and kids.

Today, Brianna joins the podcast to share the process she went through to conquer her fears of putting herself out there and sharing her message with the world. She talks about how you can model her transformation, develop confidence and amplify your voice to help others.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How Brianna conquered some tough health challenges to show up in her life like never before.
  • How Brianna used the Miracle Morning practice to unmute herself after decades of being a person who never raised her hand in class or spoke in public.
  • What Clubhouse is, how Brianna is using it to build a new side of the Miracle Morning community, and how it is transforming lives.
  • How Brianna has started Miracle Morning programs in schools across the world. 
  • How to use your voice to inspire fellow leaders and change the world at scale.
  • Steps you can take right now to start using your voice to share your message with the world. 
  • Why humanity needs individual personal leadership right now.

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May 05, 2021
375: What's More Important Than Goals?
01:05:33

Today we’re answering the following questions, together: 

  • Do goals still matter, or should we just focus on being in the moment and enjoying our lives? 
  • Or can we do both? 
  • And if goals do matter, is there any part of the process of achieving a goal that is more important for us to focus on than the goal itself? 
  • And if there is a part of the process of achieving our goals that deserves more of our focus, what is that and how can we harness it to achieve and experience everything we want in life? 

I’ve recently overcome some struggles when it comes to setting and achieving goals, and in this episode, I’m asking questions as I explore and share how my perspective and practice has changed over time. 

You’ll learn some of the pros and cons of goal setting, how to identify the real purpose of your goals (and why it’s rarely about successfully achieving them), and some simple steps on how to effectively set goals and establish effective behaviors.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How goal setting can stop you from being present.
  • Why we often falsely believe that achieving our goals means that we’ve succeeded - and why our feeling of satisfaction after achieving a goal can ring so hollow.
  • Why moving in the direction of a goal matters more than hitting a target or achieving a specific outcome. 
  • The process I learned at 19 to set and achieve goals - and how accountability helped me pursue sales records, write books, and grow every business I’ve ever aspired to build.

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Apr 28, 2021
374: How Can We Experience Heaven on Earth?
48:18

Okay, so I’m going to start by warning you that today’s podcast episode (and this email) might be a little more “woo-woo” than you’re used to from me. :^) 

I recorded today’s episode a few days ago, directly after I experienced one of the best Miracle Mornings of my life. I went deeper into meditation than I usually do, opening myself up to a message I felt I needed to receive, and got back something more direct, specific, and experiential than I expected.

I felt like I was given the secret to accessing heaven on earth. And after I finished my meditation, I went out and lived it. I was able to look at myself with unconditional love, see the perfection in each moment, and be present to what came to me as the holy trinity of miracles: body + planet + spirit.

I told you today’s a little woo-woo. :^) 

In this episode, I encourage you to ask yourself, “What is heaven on Earth, and how can I experience it?” I also share a perspective I had as to what constitutes heaven on earth might be like, and why it may just be available to us at all times.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The holy trinity of miracles
  • Why the human race was given everything we need to experience heaven on earth (and how we might have messed it up) 
  • How meditation can help us connect and communicate with a higher consciousness
  • Why life is a buffet of ideas, concepts, principles, and practices - and how to find what works best for you
  • How to work on loving yourself, being yourself, and living freely
  • Why unlearning everything gives us the power to be truly present

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Apr 21, 2021
373: My Favorite Resources (Right Now)
52:49

Today’s podcast episode is a blend of relevant wisdom and helpful resources that will (hopefully) add significant value to your world. I’m sharing some of my most recent insights and breakthroughs (aka wisdom) as well as some of the tools, resources, songs, movies, and books that are significantly enhancing my life right now. 

My intention with today’s show is to share this wisdom and these resources to help you optimize your physical and mental well-being, to be happier, to better understand your purpose in the world, and to live your life in the present moment.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The specific therapy I recently discovered that almost instantaneously cured my body after 20 years of chronic damage - and how it can help treat headaches, TMJ, and a wide variety of other conditions.
  • What it means to elevate your consciousness and why it’s a worthwhile pursuit that transforms your life. 
  • The valuable principles, philosophies, and practices I’ve learned from reading and re-reading Awareness by Anthony DeMello and Transcending Levels of Consciousness by David Hawkins.
  • Why I recommend watching this one particular documentary albeit with a slight disclaimer.
  • How Rob Riccardo’s album The Fire In Me inspires listeners to transcend ego and do the work.
  • [Miracle Morning Pro Tip] The one thing you can immediately start doing to wake up feeling alert and energized every morning.
  • And much, much, much, much, much more. :^)

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Apr 14, 2021
372: How to Choose Freedom, Joy, and Expansion with Jesse Elder
01:09:29

Today’s guest has touched the hearts and minds of millions of people worldwide, helping them to upgrade their lives with his teachings of self-mastery, radical self-acceptance, and inspired action.

I’m referring to my good friend, and one of the most enlightened individuals I’ve ever met, Jesse Elder. 

Jesse is a speaker, mentor, entrepreneur, and all around lover of life. In our unscripted and uncensored conversation today, Jesse and I touch on a variety of topics, including the balance between ambition and happiness, why you don’t have to wait to experience freedom and joy, dealing with negative opinions, preparing for disasters, and much more. 

If you want to better understand how you can expand your life (not out of fear) and experience more freedom and joy, this episode is for you!

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s so hard to make a difference in the world if you’re not having fun.
  • Why people who focus their energy on producing amazing free content break Jesse’s heart.
  • The difference between rejection and refusal - and why the responses you get from people often have nothing to do with you personally.
  • How being curious and hungry can bring out curiosity and hunger in others.
  • The value of being prepared for disasters, war, and power outages - and why it’s important to be “aware, but not afraid” and “prepared, but not paranoid.”
  • Why Jesse sees his life as indestructible.

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Apr 07, 2021
371: How to Experience True Happiness (In Every Moment)
40:29

How do you define happiness? And what if you had the power to be genuinely happy, all the time, no matter what was going on in your life? 

We’ve been conditioned to believe that happiness is something to be attained through achievement, success, and validation from others. Oftentimes, we make the mistake of treating happiness like it’s some sort of goal we must reach...  

If only I had more money…

If only I had a different career…”

If only I had better relationships...

“If only I had a more… different... better…” 

The truth is that happiness isn’t something you attain; it’s within you. It’s available to you 24/7, and it isn’t dependent on anything outside of you. You just need to understand how to tap into it. 

In today’s episode, I’m going to give you the tools to experience true happiness — even during difficult times — and teach you how to consistently wake up every day feeling like it’s the best day of your life (because it truly can be).

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Redefining happiness and success – and why these things normally overlap.
  • Why seeking validation from others makes your happiness conditional - and is both dangerous and highly addictive.
  • How we can choose to be happy independent of our conditions, even when facing adversity.
  • Why choosing unconditional happiness doesn’t mean rejecting sadness or depression. 
  • The three components of my current definition of happiness, how it has evolved over time, and ideas to create your own.

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Mar 31, 2021
370: How Writing a Book Created a $26 Million Business with Chandler Bolt
39:30

Have you ever thought about writing a book? Have you considered the impact that writing a book can make on your life and your financial security? Did you know that you can literally write and publish a book in as little as 90 days?

Personally, I can tell you that writing and self-publishing my book The Miracle Morning is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, because it enabled me to help millions of other people while providing financial security for my family. So, I’m committed to help as many other people as possible to experience those benefits. 

In today’s podcast episode, you’ll get to listen in on my conversation with my long time friend, bestselling author and founder of Self-Publishing School, Chandler Bolt. You’ll hear Chandler’s incredible story (that you can learn from and model) of how he self-published his first book at 20 years old and turned that into a $26 million business by age 27! But first… 

* ANNOUNCEMENT *

Before you listen to today's episode, I have an exciting announcement to share with you. Next week, I’ll be co-hosting two live online Masterclasses (at no cost to you) with my long time friend, bestselling author and founder of Self-Publishing School, Chandler Bolt. One Masterclass is for aspiring authors who want to write a book, and the other is for new or established authors who want to sell more books:

LIVE Masterclass #1: How to Write & Publish a Bestselling Book in as Little as 90 Days that Grows Your Impact, Income, and Business

When: March 30th (Tuesday at 1:00pm EST (10:00am PST)
Click here to register now

LIVE Masterclass #2: The Proven Path to Sell More Books: How to Sell Your First (or Next) 10,000 Copies

When: April 1st at 1:00pm EST (10:00am PST)
Click here to register now

Again, there is NO CHARGE to you for either of these live Masterclasses.

So, if you’ve ever wanted to publish a book to get your message out to the world and create passive income, today’s podcast episode is a must-listen, and I recommend registering for one of the Masterclasses.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Why and how to establish “proof of concept” before you write your book or start your business. 
  • Why a book has the unique power to change lives decades or centuries later.
  • How to identify what you should write your book about. 
  • The three things holding people back from writing books - and the two big reasons people should write them. 
  • How Chandler kick started his career by volunteering at events he couldn’t afford to attend. 
  • How Self-Publishing School started because people kept asking Chandler for advice - and how he went from ZERO to $1.32 million in sales in 11 months.
  • The difference between taking risks and being risky.

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Mar 24, 2021
369: 10 Ways to Improve Your Visualization Practice with Chip Franks
48:35

Do you struggle with your visualization practice? I know I do - it’s the least strong of my S.A.V.E.R.S. and something I’m always looking to better understand, enhance, and otherwise improve. 

This is why today’s episode is guest hosted by my good friend, Chip Franks. In addition to being an incredible author, stroke survivor, father, and husband, Chip is an expert when it comes to the Miracle Morning and each of the S.A.V.E.R.S. And when he surprised me with this podcast episode that he recorded specifically for our community, I immediately wanted to share it with you. 

Today, Chip goes deep into visualization. You’ll learn why it’s the least understood of the S.A.V.E.R.S., what makes it so important, and discover 10 ways to get creative with your visualization practice.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • #1: Be clear on what you want to visualize, and use your goals or a feeling that you want to have happen in your life to guide your visualization.
  • #2: Take the hammer approach instead of the butterfly approach.
  • #3: Engage every sense in your visualization to make the experience more awesome.
  • #4: Deeply feel your visualization to give your subconscious something to work on.
  • #5: Use the two-part visualization to imagine not just your end goal, but the steps you’ll take to get there.
  • #6: Visualize in both the first- and third-person.
  • #7: Push through the hard parts to conquer obstacles and prevent yourself from failing prematurely.
  • #8: Create deep intention with no attachments.
  • #9: Use visualization to act perfectly.
  • #10: Combine visualization with your other S.A.V.E.R.S. to bring the best out of everything.

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Mar 17, 2021
368: What Do We Need Right Now More Than Anything Else?
55:36

Ever since I finished writing my last book (The Miracle Equation), I’ve been actively learning and evolving in an attempt to figure out one thing: how can I best contribute to humanity? In other words, what do all of us need that I might be able to help people experience? 

Through daily meditation and prayer, engaging with your community, and consistently reading and learning, I have become more and more clear. I’m currently deep into the research phase, which means I’m reading and re-reading 6 or 7 books right now, as well as constantly striving to become the person I need to be to live and ultimately deliver that message. 

Rather than make you wait until a new book, in today’s episode, I’d like to share with you what I’ve been learning as I’ve experienced it. I want to give you some new distinctions, insights, lessons, strategies, and knowledge that you can use to improve your own life - however they may serve you.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why my main goal right now is to achieve inner freedom and to be in a place where no circumstances, and nothing anyone says or does can affect my emotional state - and why it’s okay if I never get there.
  • The power of surrender. 
  • Why it’s impossible not to be selfish as we work to become the best versions of ourselves - and why that’s okay.
  • The books I’ve been diving into over the last year - and what I’ve learned from them.

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Mar 10, 2021
367: The Common Path to Uncommon Success (Part 2) with John Lee Dumas
51:09

A few weeks ago, John Lee Dumas and I had a conversation about his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment, and we’ve both been blown away by the response. I got a huge number of comments, emails, and responses, and John got more emails after our podcast than any other he’s ever recorded.

One of the questions I was asked was simply, “What are the 17 steps to uncommon success?” With John’s book still weeks away from release, I asked him if he’d be willing to pull back the curtain and share ALL of these steps with the Miracle Morning Community - and he was gracious enough to say, “Yes, let’s do it!”

Today, John returns to the podcast for the second time in less than 30 days—something I’ve never done before—to share all 17 steps to uncommon success, with my added insights and commentary.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How a single quote (from Albert Einstein) transformed John Lee Dumas’ life more between the ages of 32 and 41 than he did in his first three decades on Earth.
  • The life-changing power of the ripple effect.
  • John’s 17 steps to achieve Uncommon Success (taken from 3,000+ interviews). 
  • How John was able to get the BEST person to interview for each step. 
  • How you can apply each step to create your own path to uncommon success. 
  • And much more…

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Mar 03, 2021
366: My Clubhouse Welcome Party
02:14:12

Today, you’re in for a treat! This episode is quite a bit different than our usual format, but I promise it’s packed with a ton of value. It’s actually a replay taken from a 2-hour Clubhouse welcome party that I did for The Miracle Morning Community. 

In case you’re not familiar with Clubhouse, it’s basically an audio-only chatting app where individuals can host and join different conversations. It’s sort of like a live podcast, except the major difference is that the audience is able to raise their hand and be invited onto a virtual stage to interact and participate with the speakers. 

A few weeks ago, my friend Gary Henderson offered to host a welcome party as a way for me to connect and communicate with people in our community and beyond. During this 2-hour session, you’ll hear an interview between me and a group of carefully selected moderators. We then shift gears and open up the dialogue to a Q&A format so people listening could join in. 

We touch on A LOT of Miracle Morning related topics, but in a way that you’ve never experienced before. The beauty of Clubhouse is that it’s not just a one-way discussion. I’m getting questions in real-time that people are struggling with, and through this platform, we get to work out the answers together.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What does it mean to elevate our consciousness and how does that collectively elevate the consciousness of humanity?
  • How to take control of your inner world. What happens on the outside doesn’t have to dictate what happens on the inside! 
  • Why every challenge we face is an opportunity to help other people ease their suffering. 
  • Why your resistance to reality is the cause of all of your emotional pain and suffering - and what you can do instead to overcome life’s biggest challenges. 
  • Stories from the most difficult moments of my life, including my recent struggle with depression and losing my will to live. 
  • Why our dependence on smartphones is detrimental to our mental and emotional well being - and where I believe we should be focusing our attention instead! 
  • How to transform your state of mind at ANY moment, using Emotional Optimization Meditation.
  • 3 steps you can use to create real results with your affirmations and visualizations - and the 2 biggest reasons why most affirmations never come true. 
  • How I use the S.A.V.E.R.S to optimize my own mental and emotional well being. 
  • Q&A with a ton of Clubhouse listeners!

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Feb 24, 2021
365: How We Can Each Change the World with Autumn Strier
30:27

We can all see struggle and hardship in the world, and we all want to make a difference. But how do we get our ideas off the ground and give back in authentic, effective ways?

Autumn Strier had a grand vision to help families in need, and she now lives in service of that vision every day. She’s the founder and CEO of Miracles for Kids, an organization I discovered a few months back and immediately started supporting. They help families with critically ill children fight bankruptcy, homelessness, hunger and depression, giving them the resources and strength they need to fight for their kids’ lives. 

Thanks to you and everyone who supported The Miracle Morning Movie, we donated $9,200 from the ticket sales, and committed to donate an additional $1,000 per month, every month.

Today, Autumn and I are talking about how the kindness and generosity of others can help people build the lives they want, what happens when you get over self-doubt and believe in yourself, and the powerful ripple effect that you can create when you discover how you can best give back.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How being on the receiving end of charity as a child and working since the age of 10 inspired Autumn to give back as she grew up.
  • How Autumn turned a family friend’s unused employee contribution fund and tax I.D. letter into a thriving nonprofit despite already having a full-time job, a traveling husband, a two-year-old, and a baby weeks away from being born with a critical illness. 
  • Why people considering starting charities should look for a unique angle and be ready to pivot - just like if you’re launching a business.
  • What Miracles For Kids is doing to help families during the pandemic - and how you can support this wonderful organization.

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Feb 17, 2021
364: The Common Path to Uncommon Success with John Lee Dumas
39:13

There’s no way around it: we all live in a society where we have to earn money in order to pay for the things we need. However, that doesn’t mean that the money we earn has to be directly linked to our time, or that we have to spend our lives doing things we don’t enjoy in order to provide for ourselves and those we love. 

John Lee Dumas knows this very well. On his award-winning podcast Entrepreneurs On Fire, which has over 100,000,000 listens, he’s interviewed more than 2,700 of the world’s most successful leaders in business. In his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success, he takes what he’s learned from those 2,700 interviews and lays out a proven 17-step roadmap to help his readers achieve financial security, freedom and fulfillment.

In our conversation today, John and I talk about how he was able to overcome PTSD in order to build a multi-million dollar business, how his 17-step system is helping people to achieve their goals, and why it’s time to stop being uncomfortable when it comes to talking about money.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How John found his footing as he confronted PTSD, professional failure, and depression after serving in the US military.
  • Why every single highly successful entrepreneur has followed John’s 17 steps, whether they know it or not. 
  • How to find your big idea, discover your niche, and create a solid content production plan.
  • How building the financial life you want gives you the freedom and power to give back to the people and organizations you care about the most.

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Feb 10, 2021
363: Time + Money + Freedom with Ray Higdon
38:00

A lot of us want more time, more money, and more freedom, but we don’t know how to make it happen. We don’t know what steps to take, what we need to do, or how to get started.

This is why Ray Higdon’s message spoke to me, and I’m pleased to say that today’s podcast exceeded my expectations. Ray is the author of the new book, Time, Money, Freedom: 10 Simple Rules to Redefine What’s Possible and Radically Reshape Your Life. In it, he and his wife Jessica share how they achieved personal and financial independence - and give their readers a step-by-step process to build confidence and take control of their lives.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Ray’s childhood story of overcoming an abusive relationship with his stepmother.
  • Why Ray decided to write the book, Time, Money, Freedom.
  • Why anyone can create a great life despite a bad past.
  • How your hardships can inspire others and positively impact the world.
  • The concept of “plucking your weeds” - identifying and changing areas of your life that are incongruent with your values. 
  • Why more money = more good! 
  • The power of vulnerability - and why sharing your story is the inspiration others need! 
  • Why success shouldn’t be associated with monetary gains or status - and a much better way to measure it.
  • Having a WHY that makes you cry and the secret to making real progress towards it.

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Feb 03, 2021
362: 6 Questions to Clarify Your Personal Brand with Rory Vaden
32:57

No matter who you are or what you do for a living, your personal brand matters. It affects how you’re perceived by others, the doors that open for you, and your influence in the world, both on and offline.

Today, Rory Vaden returns to the podcast to talk with us about what personal branding is, why it matters, and the six questions you can use to uncover that ONE thing to be known for! 

Rory is the bestselling author of Procrastinate on Purpose and Take the Stairs, his insights have been featured across major media outlets, his TEDx Talk has over 3 million views, and he’s been called one of the top 100 speakers in the world by Inc. 

He also co-founded Brand Builders Group, where he teaches mission-driven messengers and heart-led leaders to build more meaningful influence, impact, and income through personal development training and personal branding strategies.

Today, you’ll learn the 6 question to clarify your personal brand:

  • Question 1: In one word, what problem do I solve?
  • Question 2: What am I passionate about? 
  • Question 3: What do I research? 
  • Question 4: What do I have results in? 
  • Question 5: What business am I in? 
  • Question 6: What would people be willing to buy?

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Jan 27, 2021
361: Focusing On Your Finances In 2021 with Robert Gonzalez
35:21

What are your financial goals for 2021? Entering into the New Year, we often talk about transforming our health, our relationships, and our careers - but what about our finances? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been guilty of making mistakes when it comes to setting goals for income, savings, and wealth creation. Fortunately, there’s no better time to change than now. 

Joining me today to talk about this is Robert Gonzalez. Robert is the founder and CEO of MyBooks.PRO, a profitability and bookkeeping company that works with individuals and entrepreneurs. I’ve known Robert for fifteen years, and I was his coach back in 2009 – helping him with leadership and business strategies. Now, our roles have been reversed, as I coach with him – specifically on my finances. 

In this episode, Robert and I are talking about how to track your fin

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The common mistakes that people make when it comes to their finances.
  • The difference between using QuickBooks and working with a financial coach.
  • What makes financial goals not that different from the other goals we set for ourselves each year - and how to hold yourself to them, even if you have variable income.
  • Tools you can use to create automatic savings and solve your budget problems.
  • The four stages of financial freedom.

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Jan 20, 2021
360: One Thing You Can Do to Heal the World
40:19

I’m not sure if our world has ever been this divided. From my vantage point, I’ve never seen so much judgement, condemnation, hatred, and vitriol toward one another, especially between people of different belief systems. 

The reality is that we’re all human beings. We’re all part of the human family, and no matter how our beliefs might differ from one another, we’re all a lot more alike than we are different. We all want to be happy, to be healthy, to have freedom, to feel safe, and to feel respected.

Inspired by a Facebook Live session I did last week, today’s episode is about the consequences of judging and condemning others, the power of unconditional love (and why it’s not the same thing as tolerating harmful or abusive behavior), and how this radical gesture has the power to help us heal the world.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The consequences of judging others based on your own life experiences.
  • Why human beings have so much more in common than we do differences.
  • How unconditional love can heal the world, beginning with healing yourself. 
  • How do you love someone who has wronged you? 
  • Trading in your judgement for empathy.
  • The difference between blame and responsibility. 
  • What it means to be part of a human family.
  • Why putting labels on people makes it impossible to appreciate, respect, or love them.

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Jan 13, 2021
359: How to Become a Lifestyle Investor with Justin Donald
39:44

What does it mean to achieve financial freedom? Is it being able to provide for our families and not worry about making our next rent or mortgage payment? Is it having sources of passive income that pay the bills whether you work or not ? Is it the ability to focus solely on what you want to do in life, as opposed to what you need to do?

If you’re Justin Donald, it’s all of the above. In addition to being a personal friend of mine for over a decade, Justin is the author of the new book, The Lifestyle Investor: The 10 Commandments of Cash Flow Investing for Passive Income and Financial Freedom, where he introduces readers to a paradigm-shifting mindset when it comes to earning money. He empowers people to stop thinking that money can only come from stress, toil, and time, and shares strategies and principles designed to create real, tangible passive cash flow streams.

If you value building, growing, and protecting your wealth, today’s episode is for you. Justin isn’t just sharing his philosophy when it comes to money, but real-world advice that you can immediately implement to improve your financial situation.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How lifestyle investing uses money as a vehicle for freedom.
  • The steps Justin took while working full-time to create passive income streams.
  • How Justin chooses and structures investments to maximize returns and minimize risk.
  • Why anyone can become a lifestyle investor.
  • The traditional investment advice that Justin finds risky.

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Jan 12, 2021
358: 5 Steps to Apply The Miracle Equation in 2021
01:15:54

For every single one of us, 2020 was a year unlike any other in history. For many, it was arguably the most difficult year of their lives. For some, it was a great year. My question for all of us to consider is, what determines whether a year is good or bad? 

On last week’s podcast, I shared an unconventional approach to making 2021 your best year yet. I talked about why having a good year or a bad year has less to do with your results and more to do with how you choose to show up and experience each day. In other words, if you commit to show up at your best each day, regardless of your results, wouldn’t that be the recipe to creating your best year ever?

Well, this week, we’re focusing on more of the tangible side of things — the specific goals and measurable outcomes that you want to achieve in your life.

You’re going to hear how to apply the Miracle Equation to your life in 2021, in order to move your biggest goals from possible, to probable, to inevitable and to create results beyond what you’ve ever imagined possible.

Today, you’ll learn the 5-steps to Achieve Your Biggest Goals and Dreams:

  • Step 1: Accept and Love Your Life Unconditionally
  • Step 2: Redefine the Purpose of Your Goals
  • Step 3: Maintain Unwavering Faith
  • Step 4: Put Forth Extraordinary Effort
  • Step 5: Maintain the Miracle Equation Until the Last Possible Moment


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Jan 06, 2021
357: An Unconventional Approach to Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet
01:18:00

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 30, 2020
356: Freedom From Your Fears - Part 2
48:21

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.

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Dec 23, 2020
355: Freedom From Your Fears - Part 1
48:17

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.

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Dec 16, 2020
354: The Science of Meditation with Shinzen Young
47:33

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.

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Dec 09, 2020
353: The ONE Question to Optimize Every Single Day
46:48

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.

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Dec 02, 2020
352: It's Time To Create Your 10 Year Vision
01:08:07

Do you have a clear vision for what the next 10 years of your life will be like? If not, would you like my help creating one? If you have one, do you think it would be beneficial to revisit it?

Last week, I came across a journal entry I wrote back in 2016. It was titled “The Miracle Morning Movement 10 Year Vision.” When I reread it, I was inspired by some of the possibilities, amazed to realize how much of it had already come true, and reminded that we can all benefit from creating and maintaining a 10-year vision that drives our behavior each day.  

I want you to be able to look back on this moment and say to yourself, “I did it. I got clear on the life I was committed to creating, what I needed to do, who I needed to become to create the most fulfilling life I could imagine, and I made it happen.”

Today, Shawn joins me to talk about the astounding problems with our healthcare system, the importance of diet and exercise in illness prevention, and the major cultural changes that need to happen to help us become a healthier society.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. First, you’re going to hear a detailed example of a 10-year vision to show you what it looks like when things come to fruition.
  2. Then we’re going to explore why creating a 10-year vision is worth your time.
  3. Finally, you’re going to learn a step-by-step process you can use to create a 10-year vision of your own.

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Nov 25, 2020
351: How to Eat Smarter and Optimize Your Health with Shawn Stevenson
49:17

When I was younger, I made a decision about my diet that forever changed my life: I will value the impact that food has on my body above the taste. At first, nothing changed overnight, but that decision gradually became my guiding principle so much so that I rarely put anything in my body that doesn’t add value to my health and energy.

When it comes to our health, and building our immunity to avoid viruses, disease, and illness, what we eat is arguably the single most important decision we can make. This year has made it more obvious than ever that the United States is the sickest nation in human history, and many people are being drastically affected by preventable illnesses.

However, with all this instability comes an incredible opportunity to change. Researcher and bestselling author, Shawn Stevenson—who joined me on the podcast previously to talk about his book Sleep Smarter—has just released his new book, Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life.

Today, Shawn joins me to talk about the astounding problems with our healthcare system, the importance of diet and exercise in illness prevention, and the major cultural changes that need to happen to help us become a healthier society.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The major underlying issues affecting the health of so many people right now that aren’t being discussed - and what we can do about it.
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the effects of years of ignoring chronic illness.
  • How stress and uncertainty make us physically sicker by suppressing immune function.
  • How to improve and optimize your gut bacteria and the other microorganisms that inhabit your body.

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Nov 18, 2020
350: The Key to Experiencing Ultimate Freedom
41:30

When you hear the word freedom, what do you think about? Today I’m talking about how we can all achieve what I consider to be the ultimate freedom or specifically “inner freedom” – the ability to choose how you experience every aspect of your life in each moment. 

When we have inner freedom, we are in control of our inner world and our experience of life, no matter what’s going on. You have the ability to choose your experience of every aspect of your life, including how you experience other people. If you can attain inner freedom, you win. It doesn’t matter what’s going on in your life, in your bank account, at work, in the government, or in how other people show up—you’re in control. 

Today, I want to talk about how to achieve such a state of inner freedom, even during the most difficult times. You’ll learn why worrying is usually an unnecessary use of our energy, how to transcend inner turmoil, and experience life exactly as you choose.

 

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Nov 11, 2020
349: How We Made a Documentary (Behind the Scenes of The Miracle Morning Movie)
37:33

I think you’re going to love today’s podcast episode!  Maybe I’m a little biased, but I really had a blast with this one. :^D 

It’s a “behind the scenes” conversation from last week, between me and The Miracle Morning Movie team – Director (Nick Conedera) and Producer (Theresa Laurico) – on what it took to make this film. 

How do you make a documentary? How do you take an idea, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing, and turn it into a full-length feature film for an audience of millions? 

I’ve spent the last several years trying to answer these questions as I’ve worked on the Miracle Morning Movie. Nick and Theresa have provided me with invaluable guidance and support on this journey. They are some of my closest friends, a big part of my life, and advocates of the Miracle Morning mission and movement – and they helped inspire this incredible vision and turn it into a reality.

Today, you’ll learn the story behind the Miracle Morning Movie, how we built a powerful network of people all over the world to contribute to the film, and the many challenges, delays, and complications we all faced along the way.

 

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Nov 04, 2020
348: The Evolution of The Miracle Morning Movement
59:35

With the world premiere of The Miracle Morning Movie approaching, I’ve been reflecting a lot on how TMM Movement has evolved over the past 12 years. What began as my little morning routine that I shared in a book, has since evolved into an international community and a worldwide movement. It’s had an astounding impact on millions of people as individuals and collectively, one person and one morning at a time. 

The Miracle Morning enables each of us to go out into the world as the best version of ourselves. It gives us the power to impact every life we touch and has had an immeasurable ripple effect on the world around us. 

Today, I’m looking back at how the Miracle Morning has evolved. Whether you’ve been practicing the Miracle Morning for years or just joined the community recently, I’ll be sharing tons of behind-the-scenes stuff you’ve likely never heard before, exploring what it really means to elevate the consciousness of humanity, and diving deep into just what makes this practice so transformative and powerful.

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Oct 28, 2020
347: How to Program Your Brain to Achieve Your Goals with John Assaraf
46:21

This is truly one of my favorite interviews I’ve ever done. I’ve been a fan of John Assaraf for over a decade. Like millions of people did, I discovered him through his appearance in the 500-million+ copy selling documentary, The Secret

John is also a NY Times bestselling author and the founder of NeuroGym, where he helps equip people with the tools to repattern, rescript, and reshape their subconscious patterns. 

Today, John joins the podcast to talk about the neuroscience beneath goal achievement, how thoughts lead to behavior that generates results, and the “innercises” you can start doing now to figure out how to start forging a path forward, eliminate obstacles, and create a clear path to your goals.

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Oct 21, 2020
346: How to Achieve Your Goals When You're Struggling
40:07

We all struggle. It’s part of life. Whether our struggle is due to a lack of clarity, a lack of confidence, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, frustrated or something else – struggle is an almost inevitable part of being human.  

So, how do we proceed to pursue and achieve our goals in the midst of the struggle? Whether your struggle is mental, emotional, physical, logistical, financial—or all of the above—you may find yourself asking, “What’s the most important thing for me to I do right now? Do I have what it takes? How can I pull this off?”

I’ve been experiencing all of the above as I’m working to launch The Miracle Morning Movie world premiere on 12/12/2020. When I sat down to record this podcast, I was feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, and this episode was born from my own attempt to transcend the struggles that I’m facing right now. 

Today, I want to help you understand what you’re struggling with, find clarity, and take on the challenges you need to face in order to succeed and achieve your goals.

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Oct 14, 2020
345: How to Effectively Set and Achieve Your Goals with Geoff Woods
30:41

Most of us have important goals that we’d like to achieve. However, it can be challenging to keep our process for setting and achieving goals focused, strategic, and disciplined — especially when we feel overwhelmed. 

To help us get back on track, I’ve turned to my good friend, Geoff Woods, who is arguably one of the most qualified experts I’ve ever encountered when it comes to maintaining an effective process for setting and achieving goals. Geoff is the Vice President of The ONE Thing, host of The ONE Thing podcast, and he’s on a mission to help people better use their time for achieving extraordinary results. 

Today, Geoff joins the podcast to talk about the big mistakes people make when setting goals, how to apply proven principles to your goal setting, and how to shift your mindset to solve problems and grow as a human being, partner, and leader.

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Oct 07, 2020
344: How to Access Your Intuition for Guidance with Julie Reisler
43:03

What exactly is intuition? How can we know the difference between the self-limiting voice in our head and our highest truth? Is there a source of infinite wisdom that is available to us at all times, and if so, how do we access it consistently?

To help me answer these questions, I’ve reached out to Julie Reisler. Julie is one of the most intuitive people I know. She is an intuition coach, multiple time TEDx speaker, author of Get a PhD in You, and host of the You-est You podcast. Her powerful, life changing process has helped countless individuals transform their lives for the better and access their truest selves.

Today, Julie returns to the podcast to help define what exactly intuition is, how to listen for it, and how to cultivate an intuition practice of your own.

 

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Sep 30, 2020
343: The Feel Good Effect with Robyn Conley Downs
42:31

Between our ongoing commitments to work, family, and our seemingly never-ending list of obligations, it isn’t always easy to take care of ourselves. Especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have felt at times like life is spiraling out of control. 

Thus, we could each benefit from a gentle reminder that we are all human and there are things we can do, each day, to regain control of our lives. Today, that reminder comes from Robyn Conley Downs. Robyn has been named one of “the most influential women in wellness” and is the author of The Feel Good Effect

After her daughter was born, and she struggled to keep up with the insane pace of a 60-hour-a-week job and a full-time doctoral program immediately, she developed the mindset and strategies to help herself get out of that place and focus on what really matters. 

For this episode, Robyn joins the podcast to talk about the importance of mindset and mindfulness, and breaks down her four-step process to transform your mindset and create healthy, lasting habits to help you bring the Feel Good Effect into your own life.  

 

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Sep 23, 2020
342: How to LOVE Your Life – Exactly As It Is
37:16

A few weeks ago, I recorded an episode of the podcast called “Freedom From Your Emotional Pain.” You can find it at HalElrod.com/338 if you haven’t listened to it yet.

Within that episode, I shared the following quote: "Consider that every painful emotion you have ever experienced has been self-created by resisting your reality. It's never the thing we think we're upset about that's actually upsetting us. It is our resistance. When you accept reality exactly as it is, you are at peace.”

This turned out to be one of the most shared episodes of the podcast I’ve had in a long time, and in addition to some very positive feedback, I also heard from a few people who were in pain and very upset about that quote. They understandably interpreted it as me meaning that our pain is our fault, when my meaning is really intended to identify and overcome the root cause of the pain itself.

Today, in order to help clarify and expand on this message, I’m reading you a chapter from one of my all-time favorite books: Loving What Is by Byron Katie and sharing my interpretation of her message, and how I’ve personally implemented it into my life. In my opinion, Byron Katie understands better than just about anyone how to greet emotional pain with acceptance and love, and find peace within it.

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Sep 16, 2020
341: The ONE Decision That Makes All Others For You
52:27

What if you could make one decision, and that decision would automate nearly every decision you’ll ever make again?

Today we’re going to talk about exactly that. Many years ago, I unconsciously made a decision. I established a set of core values and guiding principles, and in doing so, it became the ultimate decision-making engine that predetermined every other decision for myself. It enabled me to know who I would be and how I would respond to any challenge or opportunity.

In today’s episode, I’m giving you a simple process that will make your life easier, improve your self-discipline, and essentially make most of your future decisions for you. You’ll learn how to access a new level of effectiveness when you consciously articulate, clarify, and translate your core values and guiding principles into writing, and discover how to use them to lower your stress and increase your ability to act quickly, decisively, and effectively.

 

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Sep 09, 2020
340: One Technique to Upgrade Your Meditation Practice
56:22

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, but it may be more important for you now than ever before. There is no denying that we are living through a global mental health crisis, and many of us are facing some of the most intense challenges of our lives.

Julianna Raye is a master of mindfulness, which is why I asked her to join me for today’s podcast. In addition to her more than 12,000 hours of personal practice, I’ve witnessed her lead thousands of members of our community through guided meditation, and her techniques have transformed my personal meditation practice.

Today, Julianna returns to the podcast to share a powerful technique you can start using right now to transform your meditation practice.

 

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Sep 02, 2020
339: It’s Time to Make Your Dreams a Reality with Giovanni Marsico
39:52

Do you dream of a bigger and better future? Have you ever been told to ‘get your head out of the clouds’ and ‘be more realistic’?

Well, you’re not crazy, and you’re not alone.

Every product, innovation social movement and major change in the world started off as one person’s dream – and they were called ‘crazy’ until they made their dream come true… and then they were called a ‘genius.’

The other day I was watching the brand new documentary, Dreamer created by Giovanni Marsico (which you can watch for free at DreamerDocumentary.com), and I absolutely loved it! It was filled with incredible stories of individuals who ignored those who told them to be more realistic, and instead turned their unrealistic dreams into their reality.

I enjoyed the film so much that I immediately reached out to Giovanni and asked him to be on the podcast to share what he’s learned from spending time with some of the world’s most prolific Dreamers. He explores the patterns that he sees in people who have had the power to pursue their vision even when up against crazy resistance, friction, and people telling them it’ll never work out.

Today, Giovanni joins the podcast to share the story behind Dreamer, why there’s a real-life superhero hiding inside of all of us, and his strategies for cultivating meaningful relationships with incredible people who have already achieved what you want to.

 

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Aug 26, 2020
338: Freedom From Your Emotional Pain
56:41

The other day, I posted the following quote on social media: "Consider that every painful emotion you have ever experienced has been self-created by resisting your reality. It's never the thing we think we're upset about that's actually upsetting us. It is our resistance. When you accept reality exactly as it is, you are at peace.

To this, I added, “When you accept reality exactly as it is, there is no pain, only peace. Instead of resisting reality, accept it unconditionally, giving yourself the gift of inner peace, and from that place of unconditional peace, you can choose to experience any reality that you want.

Several members of the Miracle Morning Community responded. They wanted to talk about the trauma, sadness, and pain they’ve felt in their own life caused by losing others and enduring difficult circumstances.

On today’s podcast, I want to address this. I want to teach you how to free yourself from emotional pain. I want to help you find the power and purpose in emotional pain and discover how to access the emotional freedom that is available to all of us, right now.

 

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Aug 19, 2020
337: How Gratitude Changes Everything with Chip Franks
51:58

We’re living not just in a global pandemic, but a global mental health crisis. More people are struggling mentally and emotionally than possibly ever before. In fact, nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

However, what can give you the power to manage your mental and emotional state, in times like these, is a strong sense of control of your inner world. Today, we talk about how GRATITUDE can be the key that unlocks the door to your inner freedom.

There are few people I know who excel when it comes to their mental and emotional well-being, like Chip Franks. Chip is a master of choosing the emotion that best serves him in any given circumstance, no matter how difficult or challenging it may be. You’re going to hear Chip talk about dropping his mom off at hospice last week, and how he’s able to remain grateful and joyful, even in the midst of losing his dear mother. 

Today, Chip joins the podcast for the sixth time (not including the times he’s served as a guest host) to share insights on the power of gratitude, about the joy he feels even as he navigates the inevitable, and how we can bring those feelings into every challenge we face - and every area of our lives.


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Aug 12, 2020
336: How to Be Peaceful & Proactive When Life is Difficult
36:28

For today’s podcast episode, I want to explore what enables certain people to move through life’s challenges so much more easily and effectively than others, and give you three (3) steps to develop your ability to do the same.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the primary focus of what I’ve been talking with you about is the one thing that you have control over: your inner world (your thinking, your emotional well-being, and ultimately your internal quality of life).

I know that for many of us, it may feel like that’s easier said than done, and it can feel like the pain, frustration, fear, suffering, and sadness in the world controls us.

However, today I want to show you that you absolutely have the ability to control your thinking and to intentionally create an emotional state that serves your highest good and enables you to be proactive – no matter what’s going on in the world, in your life, or with your family.

We’ll also explore the following three (3) key steps that can help you maintain a peaceful, proactive mindset that will help you feel good, happy, energized, and optimistic, even in the midst of pain and loss.

 

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Aug 05, 2020
335: The Miracle Morning "Monthly Mission" 30-Day Challenge
33:58

Is there an area of your life that you would like to change or improve in the next 30 days? Today’s podcast episode will help you do exactly that.

For each of the past few months, I’ve been hosting a Miracle Morning “Monthly Mission” (30-day Challenge) in The Miracle Morning Community Facebook group, and I wanted to invite you to participate for the month of August.

The purpose of this challenge is to choose ONE area of your life that you feel needs the most attention/improvement right now and then focus your Miracle Morning S.A.V.E.R.S. primarily on improving in that one area.

In today’s episode, I break down exactly how to do this, caution you to the three primary reasons that so many people fail to complete the challenges they set for themselves, and tell you how you can succeed and gain support from your fellow members of The Miracle Morning Community.

 

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Jul 29, 2020
334: The Path of Unconditional Happiness
34:01

Do you ever have that experience where you’re reading a book and find yourself nodding your head and thinking, “Yes!” because you agree and resonate so deeply with what the author is saying?

That happened with me over and over again when I read The Untethered Soul and its follow up, The Surrender Experiment, by Michael Singer. They quickly became two of my favorite books of all time, and there are millions of people who would say the same things about his work.

Today, I’m going to read one of my favorite chapters from The Untethered Soul to you: “The Path of Unconditional Happiness.” This chapter reaffirms a fundamental philosophy that has been one of the most important I’ve ever discovered, what Michael Singer calls “the highest spiritual path.” It is that life is meant to be enjoyed, that suffering is optional, and how we always have a choice to be happy, regardless of our circumstances, which begins the moment we make our “vow of unconditional happiness.”

I invite you to keep an open mind, think about the emotions that cause you pain as well as those that best serve you, and think about how you can apply Michael Singer’s wisdom to your life so that you can truly enjoy every moment and be the happiest you’ve ever been.

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Jul 22, 2020
333: My Hour-by-Hour Miracle Morning & Daily Schedule
01:00:43

Each week, I receive hundreds of emails from members of our community, asking me all types of questions - some of which are pretty unexpected, but I’ll leave those for another episode. :^)

One of the most popular types of questions that I get revolves around how I schedule my day, and structure my Miracle Morning. Today, I want to take some time to really answer this question.

Right now, my SAVERS take about 90 minutes – 30 minutes for myself, 30 minutes for my family, and 30 minutes for my mission/ business. This may sound like a lot, but it’s completely doable with the structure.

If you’re wondering how I plan my day, how I’m currently practicing my SAVERS, what I eat, and how I use my time in service of my family and my mission, this episode breaks down each step along the way.

 

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Jul 15, 2020
332: How to Access the Power of Presence with Hal Elrod
38:57

As human beings, we’re prone to living in the past or anticipating the future, but rarely are we present to the only thing that’s real… NOW. Life is always happening right now, and yet most of us spend our entire lives in our heads, thinking about the past or future, which is causing us to miss out on the essence of life.

When we’re fully present, we’re calm, we transcend stress and worry, and we’re able to experience life as it is meant to be lived. I first began learning about this in my early twenties, when I first read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, and I’ve been striving and struggling to implement it in my life ever since.

In today’s podcast, I want to talk about the power of this practice, how to share it with your family, and how to get started if you’ve never meditated before or have struggled with meditation in the past.

 

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Jul 08, 2020
331: How to Make the Next 6 Months Your Best 6 Months
41:21

How has the first half of 2020 been for you so far? I know, I know – that’s a loaded question. When you and I were planning our goals for the year, I don’t think either of us considered that a global pandemic and the accompanying quarantine would show up. Personally, back in February, I was in the middle of planning a nationwide theater release for The Miracle Morning movie, and then the Coronavirus struck, and our entire plan had to be thrown out.

Well, even if the first six months haven’t been what you’d planned on or expected, and you’re not to blame for the adverse circumstances in the world, now is the time for us to regroup so that we can make the second half of 2020 better than the first.

Today, I want to share three simple steps to help you focus on what you can do to make meaningful progress during the second half of this year. I want you to have the most successful, enjoyable, and fulfilling six months you’ve ever had.

 

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Jul 01, 2020
330: Your Mind's Ability to Heal Your Body with Dr. Bernie Siegel
49:09

When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, my prognosis was extremely grim. I was given a 10 to 30% chance of surviving, which you could also say is a 70 to 90% chance of dying. Thankfully, soon after I was diagnosed, I read Dr. Bernie Siegel’s book, Love, Medicine & Miracles, and I began affirming that there was a 100% chance that I would be in the 10 to 30% that survived.

Bernie is an expert in mind-body connection. He’s been sharing for decades the mind’s ability to heal the body and our ability to heal ourselves, and what was once seen as kind of woo-woo is now more backed by science than ever before. 

In today’s conversation, Bernie shares deep wisdom about the problems with our perceptions around health and wellness, the power we all have to heal ourselves and change our lives, and the unique healing power of love. 

 

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Jun 24, 2020
329: Special Father’s Day Podcast - 3 Things Every Dad Must Know with Jon Vroman
01:07:19

Happy Father’s Day to all of my fellow fathers and your families! Today’s podcast is for you.

Many of us dads tell ourselves that “family is our #1 priority” and yet, our schedules often tell a different story. Work and business take precedence over quality time with our families, time and time again, and this trade off can hurt our most important relationships and the impact we make for our children.

For this special Father’s Day bonus episode, Jon Vroman, founder of Front Row Dads, and I share the 3 Things Every Dad Must Know. If you’re a parent or a parent-to-be, I’d encourage you NOT to skip this one. We dig deep into what it means to be a better husband and father, how you can upgrade your Miracle Morning, and what an unconditional commitment to your spouse and family really look like - to name just a few of the many topics we covered on this special episode.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The difference between being vs. doing - and how to start being selfless in how you engage with your partner and children.
  • How my Miracle Morning has evolved to make me a better parent and partner.
  • Ways to praise your spouse and children so that they feel loved by you.
  • How to reframe Father’s Day to focus on the gifts you can give back to your family.
  • And much more to help you become a better husband and father! 

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Jun 21, 2020
328: The Realities of Racism and Elevating Consciousness with Preston Smiles
52:30

How do you feel about the current state of our world? Personally, I’ve got mixed feelings. On one hand, this is a crazy time in human history. People are dying, millions are unemployed, and many of our freedoms are being threatened or altogether taken away. All of this saddens me.

However, on the other hand, people from all walks of life are uniting and working together to incite change. Protests are happening around the world, corrupt police officers are being held accountable, and people are courageously speaking up against injustice. All of this gives me hope.

The cause that has been at the forefront of my mind is racial equality. This is a topic that is new to me, so I’m listening and learning as much as I can. I’ve realized that racism is more than just words, beliefs and actions. It includes all the barriers that prevent people from enjoying dignity and equality because of their race.

Joining me today, to talk about this and much more, is my good friend Preston Smiles. Preston is the author of Love Louder, and he is a wise, courageous leader who has been unafraid to stand up for what he believes in. He has a uniquely modern, love-based approach to living, and today you’ll gain his insights on everything from the “four levels of consciousness” to Preston’s experiences as a black person in America, and ultimately how we can all elevate our consciousness to be better and live well as we do difficult, necessary work within ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Every time I talk with Preston, I walk away feeling inspired, empowered, and equipped to be a better version of myself, and I believe that you will as well.

 

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Jun 17, 2020
327: Why Your Personality Isn’t Permanent with Dr. Benjamin Hardy
52:25

Have you ever taken a personality assessment? You know, the Myers-Briggs, DISC, or Enneagram tests that are supposed to tell us about who we are and fit us neatly into a predetermined category?

Well, today’s guest, Dr. Benjamin Hardy, has a very different take on personality testing. In his new book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, he explores why these tests go against science and psychology, shape your identity in dangerous ways, and prevent us from living up to our true potential.

Today, Dr. Hardy joins the podcast to talk about the danger of accepting labels from others, why it’s time to do away with outdated personality tests, and how to stop living in the past and set a foundation for a hopeful future.

 

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Jun 10, 2020
326: Saving Humanity and the Planet with Dr. Zach Bush
01:10:55

If we lose our planet, we don’t survive. As a species, we are in the midst of a major extinction event, and our systems of food, housing, and medicine have decimated our earth, its natural resources, and its biodiversity. In fact, in the worst-case scenario, we could see the end of humanity within just 70-120 years.

However, all is not lost. Dr. Zach Bush’s day job is as an MD who specializes in internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care. However, he’s also an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the importance of microbiomes when it comes to health, disease, and nutrition. He’s doing extraordinary work to save our planet, and he believes that we still have an opportunity to reverse the damage done and create the most verdant, biodiverse planet to have ever existed.

Today, Zach joins the podcast for a deep dive into how we can cultivate extraordinary relationships with ourselves, each other, and the Earth.

 

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Jun 03, 2020
325: How to Develop a 5-minute Spiritual Practice with Jenai Lane
47:40

As we see with so many millionaires, celebrities, and other highly successful individuals - achieving the success we think we want doesn’t always provide us with the deep fulfillment that we truly desire. So, how do we combine outer success with inner fulfillment?

Today, you’ll meet one of my coaches, Jenai Lane, who has helped me do exactly that. She provides people all over the world with tools to awaken their greatest visions, experience fulfillment, and discover their true selves.

Jenai is an award-winning entrepreneur, creator of the Spirit Coach Method, and author of Spirit Led Instead: The Little Tool Book of Limitless Transformation. Through her work, she explores how you can move from being led by your head to being led by your spirit, higher consciousness, infinite wisdom, source energy, God, or whatever you call the highest power in the universe.

Jenai joins the podcast today to talk about not only why spiritual practice is so valuable, but how you can cultivate your own – in just five minutes each day – to illuminate the spirit within.

 

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May 27, 2020
324: How to Create Your Own Reality
36:13

How would you describe your current reality? Are you primarily experiencing states of love, joy, bliss, and enthusiasm? Or do you find yourself enduring feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, and general negativity – more often than you’d like?

If you’re feeling the latter more than the former, there is no better time than now to remember that your reality is determined by what you focus on—habitually and over an extended period of time—and you have the power within you to create a reality that both feels great and enables you to transform any area of your life.

 

If you’re feeling anything less than optimum, right now, I want to extend a challenge to you. In today’s episode, I talk about how I’ve transformed my Scribing practice to gain more clarity, solve my problems, and ultimately create the reality I want to live in – and how you can do the same.

 

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May 20, 2020
323: How to Take Action When You Don't Feel Like It
34:02

No matter who you are, what you do, or what your goals are, there are probably things in your life that you would benefit from doing that you’d prefer not to do. Today, I really didn’t want to go for a run – nor record this podcast – and yet I did both.

So, how can you get yourself to do the things you need to do, even when you don’t have the drive, motivation, or energy to do them? When you lose your motivation, you need to get tactical. It’s time to implement concrete strategies to reframe the situation and recapture your momentum.

Inspired by my experience this morning, I’ve decided to use today’s episode to explore this further and help answer the crucial question: how do you get yourself to take action and do the things you know you need to do, even when you don’t feel like doing them?

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How objects, challenges, setbacks, defeats, and failures squash the goal achieving mindset - and what to do when the infatuation period wears off after you’ve adopted a new habit.
  • What my Cutco sales manager said to me when I told him I wasn’t feeling motivated - and how this reality check empowered me to take responsibility for my feelings.
  • How to reframe taking action and doing the things you don’t want to do in your daily practice.
  • Why making change is more like turning up a thermostat than flipping a switch - and how to condition your mindset over an extended period of time.

 

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May 13, 2020
322: How to Improve the MOST Important Area of Your Life
38:47

What if making a significant improvement in the MOST important area of your life is not only possible, but you can complete it in the next few weeks? In today’s podcast, you’ll find out how you can improve the most important area of your life.

Last week, I invited you and our fellow Miracle Morning Community members to join the “Mission for May” (30-Day Challenge) by choosing the ONE area of your life that you’d most like to improve, and then focus on improving every day, for the next 30 days, by concentrating your Miracle Morning S.A.V.E.R.S. on that one area.

Over 1,200 members of our community said “YES!” and are currently participating in the “Mission for May” Challenge, here in the Facebook group. Just because we’re a week into May doesn’t mean it’s too late!

In today’s podcast episode, you’ll learn what inspired this 30-day challenge, how to choose the one thing that needs your focus above all else right now, and the four simple steps you can follow to make a transformational change during the month of May and beyond.

 

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May 06, 2020
321: Living Life in Awe with John O’Leary [BONUS]
32:50

When my friend John O’Leary was nine years old, a horrific accident left him with burns on 100% of his body, and a slim chance of survival. He defied the odds to make a remarkable recovery and has spent his life since on a mission to share the lessons he learned about overcoming adversity.

John and I met years ago when we spoke on the same stage, and I can attest that he is one of the most authentic and inspirational communicators that I know. In fact, his message has now reached over 1 million people in 14 countries.

When I found out John has a new book coming out today, I invited him to be on the show to talk about it. His new book is titled: In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy, and shows us how to recapture and harness our childlike qualities in order to become more engaged, successful, and fulfilled, as individuals and as leaders. He’s also donating 100% of his profits and giving some valuable bonuses for anyone who gets his book this week (details here).

 

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May 05, 2020
320: Are You Ready to Double Down On Your Self-Care?
51:09

As a society, we don’t know what’s next, and it’s easier than ever to let yourself be ruled by uncertainty.

Last week, I talked openly and vulnerably about some of the challenges I’ve been overcoming and how I leveraged my past to transform my present by getting back to practicing the fundamentals of The Miracle Morning (like I did back in 2008).

As a continuation of last week’s episode, today I want to share with you a number of actionable insights you can implement immediately to up-level your self-care right now. Today you’ll learn not only why all of us often struggle to make time for self-care, but what you can do right now to double down on your self-care practices (without letting them consume your day) and face your biggest challenges in a meaningful, manageable way.

 

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Apr 29, 2020
319: Using Your Past to Transform Your Present
42:27

If you’re struggling in any area of your life, right now, today’s podcast episode can help you. I’m sharing a profound breakthrough with you that I had, recently, and inviting you to apply it to your life - immediately.

A week ago, when I was recording this episode, I was struggling. I’m still dealing with the ongoing side effects of chemotherapy, and I’m still trying to work through the resulting anxiety, depression, and cognitive challenges that I’ve discussed openly with you in previous episodes of this podcast.

In the past week, I’ve made a radical shift that has taken me from feeling depressed, unmotivated, and overwhelmed to feeling genuinely happy, energized, and in control of myself, and my life.

In today’s podcast, I’m sharing the story and the strategy of how I reached this breakthrough, how to return to the tools you already have inside of you to conquer your greatest challenges, and what you can do right now to work through this incredibly trying time in human history.

 

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Apr 22, 2020
318: Modifying Your Miracle Morning (for Quarantine) with Chip Franks
55:05

When faced with challenging times, it’s easy to allow our good habits to be broken and for important routines to be disrupted. That is why, as we’re all trying to navigate the uncertainty associated with the pandemic that’s currently taking place, I’ve invited Chief Miracle Worker, Chip Franks, back on the podcast.

Today, Chip gives you specific modifications you can make to your Miracle Morning practice to best support you in the midst of whatever challenges you are currently facing.

Chip’s strategies have already proven to be very beneficial for thousands of members of our community (when he shared them in this post in The Miracle Morning Community Facebook group), so I think you’re going to get a lot of value out of this episode.

 

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Apr 15, 2020
317: What Should You Focus On Right Now?
29:25

What are you choosing to focus on right now? In this unique moment in time, there’s more competing for our attention than ever before. It’s an unprecedented feeling, and even “How are you doing?” can now feel like a loaded question. 

It is human nature to allow what’s outside of us to dictate and determine our inner state. That is why now, more than ever, we have to be intentional about what we choose to think about, act on, and how we invest our time, energy, and attention.

In today’s episode, I want to talk about two simple things you can focus on right now: 

  • Focus on becoming the “best” you’ve ever been. 
  • Focus on making your relationships the best they have ever been. 

Now, more than ever, we need to be at our best, for ourselves as well as those we love, and those we lead. 

 

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Apr 08, 2020
316: The Power of Authenticity with JB Glossinger
44:31

What does it mean to be authentic in all aspects of your life – as an entrepreneur, in the corporate world, with our families, and even with ourselves? And how can we use authenticity to make a positive impact in the world?

To help me answer this on today’s podcast episode, I’m thrilled to be speaking with JB Glossinger, known by millions as the “Morning Coach.” JB holds a Ph.D in metaphysics, an MBA in business, and he’s impacted millions of people around the world as a motivational speaker, coach, leader of masterminds, and best known as host of the Morning Coach podcast—which has surpassed 40 million downloads

I discovered JB’s work back in 2008, as I was conceptualizing the Miracle Morning, but this has been our first opportunity to connect and have a real conversation about being vulnerable, building businesses, and offering real value in people’s lives.

 

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Apr 01, 2020
315: The Uncommon Conversations We Need to be Having
01:00:54

Most of us are faced with concerns that we weren’t thinking about two weeks ago, experiencing major shifts in our lifestyles and our businesses, and facing new challenges as parents, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

On today’s podcast, Jon Berghoff joins me to discuss the conversations we should be having to find meaning and purpose, how to stop being paralyzed by uncertainty and accelerate your own learning, and how to step up as a leader and model great behavior for others - no matter what you do.

Jon is the founder of Xchange – a method that you can use to solve whatever challenges you’re currently facing. Over the past few weeks, he has been working on the front lines – not of medicine, but of group communication and collaboration – to help people make sense of their sudden and unexpected challenges, and to come up with solutions.

For the first time ever, today’s episode of the Achieve Your Goals podcast was recorded with a live audience, so that we could demonstrate for you in real time how to engage in the types of uncommon conversations that will enable you to solve the unexpected challenges you’re facing and create new opportunities.

 

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Mar 25, 2020
314: We're All In This Together: An Empowering Perspective on Coronavirus
01:09:14

The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world is truly unprecedented in our lifetimes. This is a time in our lives when there is a massive need for leadership - not just from our leaders, but from every human being on the planet.

As a species, we’re going through a lot of firsts right now - new circumstances, new challenges, a lot of fear, and more uncertainty than many of us have ever faced. A lot of you are experiencing illness, stress, fear, anxiety, and financial hardship, and many, especially the elderly, are feeling more isolated and alone than ever before.

Last week, we talked about how to accept what you can’t control and focus on what you can. Today, we’re continuing that conversation and getting more actionable. This isn’t about logistics, groceries, or where to find toilet paper. It’s about managing your inner world, and finding stronger, more resilient, more conscious versions of ourselves through adversity.

To help me through this conversation, I’ve brought Brotha James back to the podcast. In addition to being an uplifting, conscious musician, he’s also a world-class facilitator. He helps unleash collective wisdom and group genius living inside people through intentional questions and meaningful conversations.

Today, we’re exploring how to reset and redirect your focus thoughts. There’s never been a better moment to optimize your mindset, your inner world, your inner freedom, and what you can control, and we’ve included six questions to help you work through this process as you listen to the podcast.

 

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Mar 18, 2020
313: How to Get Rid of ALL Your Problems
49:13

We all have problems, but how our problems affect us can differ greatly from one person to another. While one person might feel overwhelmed or even depressed by the problems we’re facing, someone else might actually feel optimistic and motivated, viewing their problems as opportunities for growth. 

In the last year, I’ve dealt with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and severe sleep deprivation. And while these “problems” have been the most difficult I’ve ever dealt with (and am still dealing with), they have become my greatest opportunity for growth.

If we can change and reframe our perceptions, we can have a better quality of life. If we realize that the word “problem” is simply a label we’ve given to situations, and which amplifies our worst feelings - we can use them as a way to better understand ourselves, learn, and, most importantly, work through them.

In today’s solo episode, I want to show you how to look at “problems” through a new lens, shift your paradigm, and find not just solutions, but inner freedom.

 

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Mar 11, 2020
312: 6 Years of Wisdom In 45 Minutes
41:24

Today’s Episode: “6 Years of Wisdom In 45 Minutes” is something very different. It’s an actual message taken from our Best Year Ever Blueprint (BYEB) Mentors program that we introduced this week.

I asked Chip Franks to choose one of his favorite videos from inside the program, and to use the audio for this week’s Achieve Your Goals podcast episode, to give you some added value this week.

This particular BYEB Mentors session that he chose features me, and my two dear friends, Jon Vroman and Jon Berghoff, sharing our most valuable lessons learned during the past 6 years of hosting the Best Year Ever Blueprint.

And while I’ve been pretty open about my struggles this past year, I’d say this is the most vulnerable I’ve ever been. This session takes you really deep into my lowest point, the reasons why, and more importantly - what you can do now if you’re struggling, too.

We also give you universally applicable self-awareness activities that you can immediately implement to improve any area of your life.

This is some extremely valuable knowledge—but something that we all know is that knowledge isn’t power, it’s only potential power.

So how do we put this into practice?

To help you put this into practice, we’ve put together some journaling (aka “Scribing”) questions in the BYEB Mentors program for this particular session and copied them in the show notes and we suggest you put them into practice.

 

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Mar 04, 2020
311: What It Takes to Have Your Best Year Ever (Especially If You Didn't Have the Start You Wanted)
59:29

Nearly every year, most of us set out to make it our “best year ever” and yet most of us don’t get off to the start that we want. We fall off track, and by February are either feeling discouraged, or have given up completely. Although this is all too common, it doesn’t have to be your reality in 2020.

In today’s podcast, Jon Berghoff and I are talking about how to get back on track and bring your goals, dreams, habits, routines, and values back into alignment for 2020. You’re going to hear about a number of practical steps you can take right now to have your best year ever, regardless of how your January went.

We are also excited to announce something brand new that we just released today: the “Best Year Ever Mentors” program – which gives you unlimited access to 40+ mentors and over $11,148 in videos and audios, all designed to support you in making this the best your of your life. Click here to see how the BYEB Mentors program can help you make this the best year of your life, literally.



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Feb 26, 2020
310: How to Solve the Biggest Problem Facing Humanity Today with Neale Donald Walsch
01:01:07

I’m beyond excited to share this week’s podcast with you, as I have literally been waiting for over 20 years to talk with today’s guest! 

In 1999, I read the book Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch for the first time, but it wouldn’t be the last. In fact, you’ll hear today about how that one book has positively impacted my life more than any other. 

In Neale’s newest book, The Essential Path: Making the Daring Decision to Be Who You Truly Are, he explores how feelings of alienation have created a world in which it’s always “us against them” - and why it’s time to question our basic assumptions about ourselves and each other, about life and how it works, about God, and what humanity is, in order to transform our world for the better.

It is an honor to speak to Neale about the processes and the thinking that have inspired his work, the impact that he’s had on the world, and how we can each begin solving the biggest problem currently facing humanity. 

 

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Feb 19, 2020
309: Make Your Journaling Cosmic with Yanik Silver
39:19

Has Scribing (aka “Journaling”) transformed your life as it has mine? Needless to say, Scribing is a key part of the Miracle Morning S.A.V.E.R.S. and an incredible way to achieve breakthrough insights, solidify your commitments, experience more gratitude, and generate clarity and motivation on a daily basis.

Yanik Silver is living proof of this. As someone I’ve admired for over a decade, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on his latest creation: The Cosmic Journal, in which he presents a hand-written, self-illustrated space for you to clarify your purpose, determine your destiny, tap into the invisible forces of the universe (stick with me), and galactic instruction manual to help you re-remember your highest self.

Yanik is also the CEO of Maverick1000, a network of top entrepreneurs that assembles for breakthrough retreats, opportunities, and experience that to date has raised over $3 million for people in need by working with icons like Sir Richard Branson, Tony Hawk, Sara Blakely, Chris Blackwell, John Paul DeJoria, and Tim Ferriss.

Today, Yanik joins the podcast to share the story of the “cosmic alarm clock” moment that set him off on his cosmic journey, the process that led him to write the new book, and the breakthroughs we can achieve when we make journaling part of our daily routine.

 

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Feb 12, 2020
308: The Power of Listening to Conscious Music with Drew Mcmanus
32:21

What kinds of music do you prefer to listen to? Do you ever consider how that music – and specifically the lyrics – might be impacting your subconscious mind?

Personally, I used to listen to music based purely on the sound (see: hip-hop), and although I sang along (mindlessly), I typically didn’t pay much attention to the words I was singing, or the impact they might be having on my subconscious. For example, in high school, I regularly blasted rap music (such as Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre) through the speakers of my parents 1979 Toyota family sedan that they let me drive. :^)

That was until a few years ago, when I discovered “conscious music.” What is conscious music? The word “conscious,” according to dictionary.com, means to “be aware of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, or surroundings.” So, conscious music would be that which enlightens one about the world around them. It is music that causes us to be aware of what’s going on and causes us to really think deepr about ourselves and our lives. Conscious music is typically music with a positive, purposeful message behind it.

Now, I prefer listening to music with positive, purposeful lyrics that inspire me to expand my consciousness, and to feel more love and gratitude in my life – and few artists have inspired those feelings in me like Drew McManus, lead singer of the band Satsang.

Satsang’s music and Drew’s lyrics leaves me feeling like I’m in a meditation session or in the presence of a spiritual guru.

Today, Drew joins the podcast to share the story of his journey to conscious music, as well as how he overcame addiction and burnout to create the best art of his life and connect with audiences all over the world.

 

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Feb 05, 2020
307: The Most Important Lessons I Learned from Jim Rohn with Kyle Wilson
35:16

Jim Rohn was one of my greatest mentors. He was a master of presenting complex ideas in an extraordinarily simple way, he was funny, and he had an incredible gift as a speaker and presenter. In fact, a single quote of his, “Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development” was what inspired me to create the Miracle Morning.

For 18 years, his business partner was Kyle Wilson - the founder of Jim Rohn International and YourSuccess.com. He worked to promote Jim all over the world, built a following of over a million subscribers, published over 100 hours of CDs and DVDs, and then sold everything in 2007 to have more time with his children. Since then, Kyle has become the author of multiple #1 bestsellers and provides coaching and consulting through the Kyle Wilson Inner Circle Mastermind.

Today, Kyle joins the podcast to share lessons from his partnership with Jim. You’ll learn how Kyle took Jim from being owed almost half a million dollars to doing over 100 speaking engagements a year to audiences of over 25,000. You’ll also find out how to rethink sales to empower your clients and customers, and discover why Jim, unlike many masters of sales, rarely got upset about the small stuff - and why you shouldn’t either.

 

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Jan 29, 2020
306: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness with Cory Allen
52:30

Making mindfulness part of your daily life, especially when you’ve never done it before, can be incredibly difficult. In fact, many beginners struggle to stick with it. They get distracted by their thoughts, think that they’re not good enough at meditation, and ultimately give up before experiencing the life-enhancing benefits that are available to all of us.

Cory Allen understands this well. He’s the host of the Astral Hustle podcast and author of Now Is The Way: An Unconventional Approach To Modern Mindfulness. In his book, he explores how to use mindfulness not as a means to chill out for a few minutes in the morning and at night, but a way to rewire and retrain your brain to be conscious and present all day long.

Today, Cory joins the podcast to share what he’s learned from his countless conversations with leaders at the forefront of mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy. You’ll discover how his book addresses the complexities of modern society, technology, and the internet, none of which existed 50 years ago when so many classic texts on meditation were written.

 

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Jan 22, 2020
305: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It with Kamal Ravikant
50:36

Few books have made as profound an impact on my life as much as Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, as that one book quite possibly saved my life (literally). You’ll hear why that is today on the podcast, as I had the opportunity to engage in a highly anticipated conversation with the author of one of my all-time favorite books, Kamal Ravikant.

Most importantly, you’re about to discover why loving yourself – actively and unconditionally – may be one of the most important things you can do, if not the single most important thing. Few understand this as well as Kamal. After his company in Silicon Valley collapsed and the love of his life left him, he fell into a deep depression.

With his ego destroyed and his heart broken, he made a vow to love himself, then set out to do it - and this work changed his life. He shared his journey in a short self-published book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It.

Almost half a million copies later, he joins the podcast to share how to take self-love from an empty-seeming platitude into a meaningful daily practice that has the power to transform your life in ways you may not even be able to imagine, as it has transformed mine.

 

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Jan 15, 2020
304: You. Are. Perfect (How to Experience the Perfection in Yourself and Life)
21:23

On last week’s podcast, I shared “Why 2019 Was the Worst Year of My Life” (as in by far the most difficult). Being that open and vulnerable was challenging, but your feedback, love, and encouragement was incredible. It’s clear that a lot of us had hard years – and like me, you’re committing to making 2020 your best year ever.

For me, this includes seeing and experiencing the perfection of our lives, and the true joy that comes along with seeing the perfection in yourself. This doesn’t mean that you’re without flaws, never do anything wrong, or that you’re infallible. It means that you see the messiness of life not as a cause for concern or pain, but as something you embrace to learn, grow, and expand your vision of perfection.

It’s similar to how you might see and love a child – perfectly imperfect as they are constantly learning and evolving. After all, we’re really just children who have gotten older, and still have a lot to learn. :^)

On today’s episode, you’ll learn how to work on experiencing your perfection daily, consciously, and deliberately. You’ll discover how to stop saying “I’m not enough,” stop beating yourself up, and live a life of joy, self-love, and freedom.

 

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Jan 08, 2020
303: Why 2019 Was My Worst Year (And 3 Steps to Make 2020 Your Best Year)
31:36

Today's episode was tough to record, as it's the most vulnerable I've ever been on the podcast. You'll hear me reveal why 2019 was the most difficult year of my life—by far. I spent most of the year suffering from debilitating anxiety, overwhelming depression, and driven by FEAR.

For months, I suffered in silence, wondering what in the hell was wrong with me. I was afraid of being judged, of letting my friends and business partners down, and of never getting my sense of optimism back.

Finally, I had to be willing to be vulnerable, to ask for help, and to make major changes in my life to ensure that my choices are guided by my highest values, in 2020 and beyond

 

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Jan 01, 2020
302: How to Achieve Your Family Goals in 2020
01:01:50

Whether you are an entrepreneur, parent, and/or a provider, it’s easy to forget that at the end of your life, your loved ones won’t remember the paychecks you took home, the mortgage payments you made, or even what you achieved in your career. What they will remember is the time you spent with them, who it helped them become, and how you contributed to their emotional well-being and quality of life.

I learned this the hard way. When I was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, I said that my family was my number one priority, but my schedule didn’t tell the same story. I was a workaholic, but I was in denial.

Thankfully, around that same time, one of my best friends, Jon Vroman, started Front Row Dads - a community for family men with businesses, not businessmen with families. Jon chose to step up and align his work with making his family this top priority, and his work has been hugely transformative for me and hundreds of others over the years.

Today’s episode of the podcast, Jon interviews me about the radical changes I’m making in my life to ensure that my family remains my true #1 priority in 2020, which hopefully will give you the courage, permission and strategies to really put your family first—and achieve all of your family-related goals—in 2020.

 

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Dec 26, 2019
301: How to Create an Accountability Process with Akshay Nanavati [Part 2]
56:04

In the last episode of the podcast, my Chief Miracle Worker, Chip Franks, spoke to author Akshay Nanavati about the profound benefits of utilizing accountability in our lives – and the power of having a dedicated accountability buddy – in order to help you achieve your goals. 

Chip and Akshay also took things to the next level and even announced their own accountability partnership. If you haven’t listened to that episode yet, I highly recommend you click here to do so before you listen to this one.

Today, we’re doing away with the traditional interview format to really explore what Chip and Akshay’s accountability partnership will mean for both of them. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at what this process looks like, discover how it can get a little messy (and why that’s okay), and hopefully get a sense of what could work to help you create a process - and partnership - of your own.

 

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Dec 18, 2019
300: How to Get an Accountability Partner with Akshay Nanavati [Part 1]
45:39

Achieving anything worthwhile is difficult, especially when you decide to do it alone. Human beings are tribal creatures, and most of us can benefit from some form of structure and community to turn our biggest dreams into reality.

In today’s special episode (Part 1 of 2), my Chief Miracle Worker and guest-host, Chip Franks, is talking with our friend, Akshay Nanavati, about the game-changing power of having an “accountability buddy” — someone who challenges you to move beyond your comfort zone, provides you with the extra support you need, and helps you to grow and improve in order to achieve your goals. 

Akshay is the author of FEARVANA: The Revolutionary Science of How To Turn Fear into Health, Wealth, and Happiness, where he explores how to transform potentially negative feelings into incredible strengths, and has been recommended by Seth Godin, Cal Newport, and even His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Today, Chip and Akshay talk about the benefits of having an accountability buddy, why you need one as a high achiever / entrepreneur, and who that person should and shouldn’t be. You’ll also learn what it takes to initiate and build this type of relationship.

 

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Dec 11, 2019
299: How We Can Transform Our Next Generation with Honorée Corder
36:38

When I first published The Miracle Morning back in 2012, I was thinking small. I was committed to sharing the daily practice that changed my life, but I was only thinking I’d sell a few thousand copies. But then I started seeing a flood of emails and reviews from people about how the Miracle Morning had enabled them to make profound transformations in their lives, as well, so I committed to a bigger mission of changing millions of lives, one morning at a time.

Then, I met Honorée Corder. She was a bestselling author and strategic book coach whom had published dozens of her own personal development books. After getting to know her, I asked her if she’d partner with me to co-create the Miracle Morning book series. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Our next book in the series was just released on Monday. It is The Miracle Morning for Teachers, and I believe it’s one of the most important we’ve ever written, as it is already improving the lives of teachers and students around the world. This book is truly designed to elevate the consciousness of both TEACHERS and STUDENTS in order to make the greatest possible impact for our current and future generations.

Today, Honorée joins me on the podcast to talk about how we worked with dozens of teachers to create a version of SAVERS that works in the classroom, the ABCs of being a legendary teacher, and how you can help to elevate the consciousness of humanity - one teacher, and one student at a time.

 

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Dec 04, 2019
298: How to Tap Into Your Happiness with Active Appreciation with Chip Franks
01:20:41

As the name implies, the Thanksgiving holiday is generally a time to give thanks for everything that we’re grateful for – but is there more to it than that? Can there be more to your practice of gratitude than simply stating what you’re thankful for while you’re gathered around the dinner table this Thursday?

In fact, there’s a huge difference between passive gratitude and active appreciation. People who practice active appreciation don’t just experience greater happiness in life - they have the power to change their brains for the better.

Today, “Chief Miracle Worker” Chip Franks returns as our guest host to take you through the framework, exercises, and powerful quotes from thought leaders across history that inform his thinking. You’ll learn how Chip cultivates gratitude, active appreciation, and different techniques you can immediately apply to your own daily practice.

 

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Nov 27, 2019
297: How To Level Up Your Meditation Practice with Chip Franks
46:23

Meditation, or “Silence” as represented by the first “S” of the SAVERS that make up the Miracle Morning, is a proven, powerful practice that can improve your emotional health, increase your self-awareness, and strengthen your attention span and focus.

That’s why, for today’s episode of the podcast, we’re doing something a little bit different. Chip Franks – my close friend and Chief Miracle Worker – is going to share several tools and techniques you can use to help with your own meditation practice.

Whether you’re brand new to meditation, or have been doing it for years, there are always ways to get more from this life-changing work, and we’re excited to share this knowledge with you. You’ll also learn about the brand new “Meditation Challenge” that we’re hosting in our community, how you can participate, and how to make meditation a catalyst for positive change in your life.

 

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Nov 20, 2019
296: Exploring the Link Between Stress and Chronic Illness with Cort Davies
26:25

Earlier this year, I accidentally FaceTimed a man named Julio. Julio had just raised approximately $80,000 on a GoFundMe for today’s guest, Cort Davies. At the time, I was in the process of starting a nonprofit that was to be called Support the Unsupported, and Cort was founding his own, doing exactly what I wanted to do.

His nonprofit, Conscious Cancer, helps cancer patients get the knowledge, holistic resources, and money to help them navigate the stress of bills they can’t pay. He’s also creating a documentary, which led not just to him filming at my house but to us having a long conversation about transitioning from chemo to holistic medicine.

Today, Cort joins the podcast to discuss how his cancer journey has reshaped his life and his relationship with chronic stress. You’ll learn how it gave him the power to become heart-centered, to live with compassion and empathy, and to kick major ass - and how he’s working to help others do the same.

 

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Nov 13, 2019
295: How To Become an Expert In YOU with Brandon Hawk
46:51

On today’s episode of the Achieve Your Goals podcast, you’ll get to hear Brandon Hawk and I talk about YOU: A Guide to Deeper Connection, A Lifestyle of Ease, and Massive Results—based on his new book by the same title.

There’s a reason CEOs and individuals pay Brandon thousands of dollars per hour for his advice… He is an expert at showing you how to reconnect with who you truly are, so that you can achieve everything you’ve ever wanted while truly enjoying every day of your life.

Today, Brandon joins the podcast to discuss why deeper connections have to serve as the foundation for all real achievement, and why external success doesn’t have to come at the cost of abandoning your heart.

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Nov 06, 2019
BONUS: A Major Announcement and How to Make Difficult Decisions
51:32

In order for me to focus on my health (as I’m transitioning from chemotherapy to holistic treatments), I’ve recently had to make some very difficult decisions.

On today’s special *BONUS* episode of the podcast, I’m sharing the biggest decision I’ve recently made—a HUGE announcement—and (most importantly) the process by which you can more easily and effectively make major decisions in your life.

As a fellow human being, you know how much energy it takes to make decisions, no matter how simple they are. But when you’re facing a MAJOR decision—the kind that isn't black and white, where you might have multiple options, and where your actions could affect your life for months (or years) to come—making the right decision is often challenging.

One of these decisions (which you’ll hear about in this episode), means that the upcoming Best Year Ever [Blueprint] live experience (taking place this December 13-15th) will be the last time we ever offer this event.

If you’ve ever wanted to join me in person at the Best Year Ever [Blueprint] live experience, taking place this December 13-15th, this will be your last chance.

This is the last time we’re offering the event, and it’s nearly sold out.

In case you’re not familiar, BYEB is a weekend event that will enable you to take your SELF to the next level so that you can take your LIFE to the next level—because, as you know, it only happens in that order! :^)

Every year, 400+ members of The Miracle Morning Community (from around the world) fly into San Diego, California and come together to connect and co-create our future, together. And I’d love for you to join us!

Check out the brand new website at BestYearEverLive.com to get all the details and secure your spot for what is guaranteed to be another life-changing weekend for all of us.

On to the actual podcast! This was pretty powerful. 

 

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Nov 01, 2019
294: Unscripted: The Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Entrepreneurship with MJ DeMarco
41:56

At some point or another in our lives, we’ve probably been told that if we follow our passion, success will follow. However, if you’re an entrepreneur, wantrepreneur, or have friends with struggling businesses, you can probably think of more than a handful of experiences that prove that saying wrong.

Few understand this better than MJ DeMarco. He’s the founder of The Fastlane Forum, a global business community featuring nearly 40,000 entrepreneurs, and Limos.com, a startup he built and grew into a profitable multimillion-dollar company with no money, no formal training, and only a few employees. He’s also the international bestselling author of The Millionaire Fastlane, one of my favorite financial books of all time.

However, before he became a self-made millionaire, he had to try, fail, and ultimately find a way to bring passion to a product that the market truly needed. In his new book, UNSCRIPTED: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship, he writes about how to build a business that leaves you feeling inspired and fulfilled in addition to paying the bills.

Today, MJ joins the podcast to talk about why the established American narratives about creating wealth are complete garbage, how money can help you do what you love, and how to break free from the cycle of stress, debt, and frustration trapping so many of us in jobs - and businesses - that sap our passions.

 

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Oct 30, 2019
293: Talking "Entrepreneurship" with the Business Growth Guru, Cameron Herold
39:32

If you’re reading this, there’s an 80+% chance that you’re an entrepreneur or someone who’s considering launching a business. However, whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or a wantrepreneur, today’s conversation with Cameron Herold is a must-listen.

In addition to being my co-author for The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs, as well as the author of Double Double, Meetings Suck, and Free PR, Cameron is known around the world as the “business growth guru.” He has helped hundreds of companies achieve exponential growth and is one of those rare individuals who knows how to present his extensive knowledge and experience in a clear and effective way.

Today, Cameron joins the podcast to discuss his journey into entrepreneurship, why running a business is much more about who to do things with than how to do things, and why he can almost always identify an entrepreneur in a crowd - even if he’s never met them before.

 

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Oct 23, 2019
292: The Only Skill That Matters with Jonathan Levi
39:16

If you’ve listened to the podcast for a while, you’ve probably heard me say that it’s not what you learn that really matters - it’s what you live that ultimately impacts your life. 

Why? It’s simple: if you don’t apply what you’ve learned, it doesn’t do you much good. 

However, the irony is that how you live begins with what you learn. We can only live a better life to the degree that we learn what exactly that looks like, and what it takes to live it. 

Few people know this better than Jonathan Levi, author of the new book, The Only Skill That Matters, which explores the reasons and methods surrounding learning and memory - and will teach you how to learn anything three times faster. 

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, author, and podcaster. Born and raised in Silicon Valley, he’s the face of  SuperHuman Academy and the author of Become a SuperLearner.

Jonathan and I have known each other for over 20 years, and we recently reconnected when he had me on his SuperHuman Academy Podcast. Today, he joins the podcast to discuss the learning struggles he faced in his youth and the life-changing breakthrough he experienced, why improving your ability to learn is about much more than being able to impress people at parties, and actionable steps and processes you can take to live your learning.

 

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Oct 16, 2019
291: Understanding How Intimacy Impacts ALL Areas of Your Life with Allana Pratt
40:25

When most people think of “intimacy” it’s usually related to physical affection, sex, or romance. However, intimacy impacts a lot more than that—it’s also crucial to effective parenting, entrepreneurship, and our relationships with ourselves.

Few understand this better than intimacy expert Allana Pratt. She has served as a Guest Expert on The Jenny McCarthy Show, The Huffington Post, People, Forbes, CBS, TLC and FOX. She’s also the author of (4) books, the host of the Intimate Conversations podcast, and a go-to authority with over 4 million viewers on YouTube, where she helps her followers create healthy, thriving relationships with themselves first in order to naturally attract their ideal match.

Jon Berghoff and I met Allana at a couples’ retreat, where she led several powerful experiences. I saw her enable people (including me and my wife) to quickly increase our self-awareness and discover deep and important things about ourselves, which is exactly what the Best Year Ever [Blueprint] live experience is all about where Allana will be one of our speakers this year.

Today, Allana talks with Jon Berghoff about the exercises she’ll be leading at our BYEB event in San Diego this December. You’ll learn how to rediscover (and accept) your authentic self, see your blind spots, and make huge strides on your journey to becoming a compassionate badass.

 

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Oct 09, 2019
290: How To Live in Alignment with Your Values with Jeremy “Brotha James” Reisig
44:12

Jeremy “Brotha James” Reisig isn’t just one of my favorite people. He is a world-class musician unlike any other, making music to help elevate your consciousness, enhance your mindset, and improve your life. There are very few “conscious” musicians, and Brotha James was the first I’d ever heard.

Jeremy is also a world-class facilitator. He’s the Chief Energy Officer of Fambundance, where he works to elevate the consciousness of the world by elevating the consciousness of the family. He focuses on helping kids aged 8-18 with personal transformation, emotional management, aligning values, and more.

I’ve had Jeremy as our musician in residence at every Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE event I’ve ever held, and we’ve even performed the Miracle Morning Song together onstage. However, this year, Jeremy will be leading a parallel event alongside ours for your children, and we couldn’t be more excited for your whole family to attend.

Today, Jeremy joins the podcast to talk about the importance of staying curious, how to build a business in alignment with your values and the life you want to live, and what we’ll be doing together at this year’s event.

 

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Oct 02, 2019
289. The Most Important Personal Development Practice with Chip Franks
54:32

If you practice The Miracle Morning (and specifically the S.A.V.E.R.S.), I think you’re going to love today’s *special* episode of the Achieve Your Goals podcast!

Today, we’re doing something a little different. Instead of our usual podcast format—where our guests talk about how they achieved their goals and how to get more done—I’m giving the floor over to my good friend and Chief Miracle Worker, Chip Franks, for a training and tutorial to help you get the most out of your Miracle Morning “Scribing” (aka “Journaling”) practice.

Among many things, Chip has one of the most effective Scribing practice I’ve ever seen. Though he goes through almost 250 pages in his journal every month, he rarely spends more than about 15 minutes a day scribing. He believes that it is the most important personal-development practice that exists and a powerful way to turn ideas into action.

Chip also journals to deal with anxiety and overwhelm, have a conversation with himself, and become an objective third-party with himself when he needs it the most.

Today, Chip joins the podcast to share 10 techniques to optimize your Scribing practice. I’d love to see you commit to giving the ones that make sense for you a try - and see how scribing can change your life for the better.

 

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Sep 25, 2019
288: How to Connect with ANYONE with Alex Banayan
50:25

Alex Banayan is the only nationally bestselling business author under the age of 30 in America. His book, The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How The World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers, documents his unprecedented seven-year journey to interview the most innovative leaders of the past half-century, including Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones, and many more. He also funded this journey by hacking The Price is Right, where he won and sold a sailboat to finance his dream.

He’s been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30, and appeared across countless media outlets. He’s also an acclaimed keynote speaker, having presented The Third Door framework to Apple, Salesforce, and countless others.

Alex is a fascinating individual and an incredibly captivating writer. I’m thrilled to have him on the podcast to introduce the concept of the Third Door. You’ll learn about the Third Door mindset and how successful people master the art of breaking through when no one will take their meetings or offer them their first deal. You’ll also hear wild stories from Alex’s journey about how he landed interviews with people few would have any idea how to get in touch with, his unique perspective on the power of mentorship, and why changing what someone believes in is the key to getting truly unstuck.

 

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Sep 18, 2019
287: How to Reprogram Your Brain for Success with Dr. Shannon Irvine
44:27

Dr. Shannon Irvine has a Ph.D. in neuropsychology, is an entrepreneur, high achievement mentor, host of The Epic Success Podcast, and a philanthropist.

In today’s episode, she teaches us how to neuro-hack our success and build epic lives and businesses we love - by harnessing our brainpower to hardwire productivity, goal attainment, and mindset mastery.

I’m a huge believer in (re)conditioning our brains and using simple, proven methods to instill the beliefs and emotions that will best serve us. Shannon brings a scientific approach to how we can instill these beliefs and emotions.

Today, you can listen to my fascinating conversation between Shannon and I about how to take your brain off of autopilot, stop listening to the stories you’ve been told about your capabilities, and chip away at your limitations to transform your life and business.

 

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Sep 11, 2019
286: Putting the Mystery Back in Miracles with Dr. Sean Stephenson [REPLAY]
43:05

I’ve got some sad news, which you may have already heard. One of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met, Sean Stephenson – known around the world as the “3 Foot Giant” – passed away last week, after a wheelchair accident.

Sean dedicated his life to helping people, and I was blessed to know him as a friend and mentor. Today it is my privilege to share some of his inspiration with you by giving you an opportunity to listen to the last interview that he and I did together.

Because of a rare bone disorder, Sean was predicted not to survive at birth. In fact, he’d suffered over 200 fractures by the time he turned 18.

However, Sean has survived, thrived, and lived a life that has inspired millions around the world. He’s appeared on Oprah and Jimmy Kimmel Live, has online videos with 10+ million views, been the subject of a TV series for A&E called 3 Foot Giant, and published a book titled Get Off Your But: How to End Self-Sabotage.

 

 

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Sep 05, 2019
285: What Is the Purpose of Life? (Hint: It's Simpler Than You Think)
37:44

So, what is the purpose of life? Today, I want to help you answer that question by asking you to consider a couple of others:

What if the purpose of life isn't about achieving or attaining anything? What if you already have the most important thing you’ve been searching for?

I want to help you to discover the true purpose of your life and realize that you may already have what you’ve been searching for, for your entire life.

 

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Aug 29, 2019
284: Can Money Actually Buy Happiness? with Moneeka Sawyer
37:09

“Success” is a pretty loaded word – and the definition is really personal to each of us. What does success mean to you? 

On today’s podcast, I talk with Moneeka Sawyer, author of Choose Bliss: The Power and Practice of Joy and Contentment, who redefines success (and specifically financial success) and how it ties into our happiness. Moneeka may be one of the most blissful people you’ll ever meet! 

Today, Moneeka joins us to define what BLISS really is, how money can make a difference (and when it doesn’t), and how to own your feelings—good and bad—while still committing authentically to your happiness.

 

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Aug 20, 2019
283: Why “Burning Your Boats” is Terrible Advice with Tim Grahl
41:04

According to legend, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés issued a rather interesting order to his men as they began their conquest of the Aztec empire in 1519.

The order was simple: Burn the boats.

He wanted his men to realize that they had no opportunity to retreat, so they had to give this fight everything they had. Failure was no longer an option and winning this battle just became that much more important.

There is much debate about the legitimacy of this story, both in reference to the true intentions of Cortés and whether the actual burning took place at all.

However, regardless of the accuracy in this particular case, this phrase “Burn your boats” has become popular advice in the context of business and success.

In today’s episode, my friend and best-selling author, Tim Grahl, and I discuss why burning your boats may be the wrong strategy and one you want to avoid, and then we share what we believe will be a much better approach for your to take your success to the next level and beyond.

 

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Aug 08, 2019
282: Why Human Nature is the #1 Obstacle Holding You Back (and How to Overcome It)
41:35

Do you know what’s standing in the way of creating and experiencing everything you want for your life? The answer might surprise you.

Our cavemen and cavewomen ancestors were biologically programmed to do two things: survive and rest. Our agenda back then was simple: hunt and gather food so that we could sustain life, find shelter, and rest until we needed more food to eat or a new shelter to rest under. We were NOT, however, designed to achieve, to get ahead, or to be successful.

So, to this day human beings unconsciously abide by our inborn human nature, and it prevents us from creating and experiencing what we deeply want to create and experience in our lives.

On today’s podcast, I share raw, unfiltered thoughts and powerful, life-changing information that can help you transcend your innate human nature (that is holding you back). You’re also going to learn about how society conditions us to want things that don’t make us happy, why you’re always going to be drawn toward taking the path of least resistance, and how to overcome the laws of the universe to do what we need in order to create everything you want and deserve.

 

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Jul 31, 2019
281: From Homeless and Addicted to Drugs to Transforming Lives with Mark Crandall
39:28

Long before Mark Crandall became a member of the Quantum Leap Mastermind program that I recently told you about, he was a lost young man with countless traumatic experiences. He spent time in jail, was a drug addict, and carried an underlying self-hatred.

He’s since transcended his adversity and become keynote speaker, licensed master social worker, chemical dependency counselor, clinical interventionist, the author of Embrace Your Past, Win Your Future, host of two podcasts, and a highly sought after clinical interventionist.

At our last Quantum Leap Mastermind (QLM) retreat, I saw Mark do powerful, transformative work in real time, and it’s truly an honor to introduce you to him.

Today, he joins the podcast to share how he uses his life to hold a mirror up to those who need it the most. He also shares the belief system he uses to find opportunities to do more, and what you can do to leverage your trauma to live a life in service.

 

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Jul 24, 2019
280: How to Make Healthy Habits Fun & Easy with Dr. Jaime Hope
36:16

In addition to being the author of the new book, Habit That!: How You Can Health Up in Just 5 Minutes a Day, Dr. Jaime Hope is a dual board-certified physician working outside of Detroit, Michigan, in one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. In over twelve years on the job, she has learned that no matter what brought her patients to the ER, they all want the same thing: to live happier, healthier lives.

Jaime is an expert in habits, and if you’re a student of personal development, you know that good habits lead to good results, and Jaime knows how to fight against waning motivation and overcome the inevitable roadblocks on the path to healthy living.

Jaime and I met at an event and we connected almost instantly. Today, she joins the podcast to share the story of how she became a national speaker on good habits and resilience. You’ll learn why the same techniques you can use to achieve business or personal goals apply to health goals, and how to stop settling for mediocrity in health and learn to live an identity in alignment with your health goals.

 

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Jul 16, 2019
279: Find the Gifts in Your Adversity with Marcus Aurelius Anderson
33:14

Adversity an inevitable part of life, and the reality is that all of us have more adversity that we will experience in our future. So it’s vitally important that we learn how to embrace our adversity and turn it into an advantage.

Personally, I view adversity as a GIFT and often our greatest opportunity for GROWTH, and I’m living proof.

My two greatest adversities (being hit head on by a drunk driver, breaking 11 bones, and dying for 6 minutes - at age 20… and then being diagnosed with cancer and given a 30% chance of surviving - at age 37) were two of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received, because both enabled me to learn, grow, and become the person I am today.

That’s why I’m excited to introduce you to my podcast guest today, Marcus Aurelius Anderson (link to listen to the podcast is below). He is the author of The Gift of Adversity, TedX speaker, US Army veteran, lifelong martial artist, and high-performance mindset coach for leaders, companies, CEOs, and entrepreneurs.

Today, Marcus joins the podcast and we talk about how you can find the gifts in your adversity—no matter what happens to you—and turn your adversity into an advantage.

Marcus suffered a severe spinal injury while preparing to deploy, died twice on the operating table, and was told he would never walk again. With no other options, Marcus began to see the lessons learned from his injury - and when he saw adversity as a gift, something miraculous began to happen.

 

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Jul 10, 2019
278: How and Why to Become a “Celebrity” Entrepreneur with Clint Arthur
30:43

Today, I’m excited to introduce you to, Clint Arthur. He’s a celebrity entrepreneur who holds a degree in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business and is the bestselling author of What They Teach You at the Wharton School of Business and Break Through Your Upper Limits on TV.

I first met Clint back in 2013 when he helped me get booked on more than a dozen local and national TV shows, which culminates with my upcoming appearance on The Today Show on July 16th (I’ll send you more details when I have them!)

Fast forward to 2019, and I’ll be speaking at Clint’s Living Legends of Entrepreneurial Marketing event September 26-28 at Carnegie Hall, alongside Martha Stewart, Ice-T and Coco, Jerry Greenfield (the co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s), Michael Gerber, author of the bestselling book The E-Myth Revisited, and many more. (You can get all the details and your ticket at LivingLegends2019.com)

Today, Clint joins the podcast to share the story of how he became a businessman, how to master the art of the public appearance, and why everyone needs to become a celebrity entrepreneur to succeed at the highest level.

 

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Jul 03, 2019
277: From Poverty to PhD with Carolyn Colleen
38:29

Carolyn Colleen’s life story is one of personal and professional transformation and triumph. She is a living example that if there’s anything holding you back, you have the power to overcome it - and to achieve all of your goals.

I saw Carolyn speak at an event and was so blown away by her message that I asked her to be the opening speaker at this past year’s Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE event, and I’m excited to introduce you to her on today’s podcast episode!

Today, Carolyn joins me to share the story of how she went from standing in line for food at the Salvation Army to becoming a PhD, and how she discovered true and unconditional self-love, found courage, and escaped the mental jail that was keeping her in an abusive relationship - and how she now helps others do the same.

 

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Jun 26, 2019
276: The #1 Key to Immediate and Lasting Happiness with Ryland Engelhart
54:47

On a scale of 1-10, how grateful would you say that you are every day, in each moment, and how present are you for all that you have to be grateful for?

Personally, I believe that GRATITUDE is the key to true and lasting happiness, and I would humbly rate myself at a “9” on the gratitude scale. But that wasn’t always the case for me. In fact, quite the opposite.

Just ask my mom. She’ll tell you that, growing up, gratitude was definitely NOT one of my strengths. It wasn’t until I learned the power that gratitude has in determining the quality of our lives that I made it a priority and the quality of my life my life has been radically transformed as a result.

When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was immediately grateful (literally). For what you might be wondering? For the extraordinary adversity that I believed would provide me the opportunity to learn, grow, and become a better version of myself.

On today’s podcast episode, you’ll meet one of the most genuinely grateful people I have ever met – someone whom I deeply admire – Ryland Engelhart. Ryland is the Mission Fulfillment Officer and co-owner of my absolutely favorite restaurant in the world – one that is changing the world – Café Gratitude!

Today, he joins the podcast to share how to amplify gratitude and happiness in your life every single day, and how humanity can live regeneratively in relation to nature.

 

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Jun 19, 2019
275: The Four Rules You Must Break to Get Rich with Nathan Latka
33:54

Nathan Latka dropped out of college at the age of 19 with $119 in his bank account. Five years later, he sold his first software company for $10.5 million dollars. He’s since launched The Top, a podcast with over 10 million downloads that helps entrepreneurs get what they want, founded a private equity company, and earns over $100,000 a month in passive income.

However, Nathan doesn’t consider himself to be especially brilliant. In his new book, How To Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break To Get Rich, he explains why you don’t need lots of money or an original idea to “get rich.” He challenges the old-school business rules most entrepreneurs take for gospel and teaches—with pictures as proof—how he used a totally different set of rules to build a fortune. If you’re an entrepreneur (or a wantrepreneur) today’s episode is a must-listen.

Today, Nathan joins the podcast to share the story of how he launched and sold his first business after walking away from college, how he generates significant monthly passive income, and what’s holding you back from achieving massive success.

 

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Jun 12, 2019
274: Accessing Your Authenticity with JP Sears, Conscious Comedian
47:14

Join me today for a highly entertaining, kinda random, and yet highly valuable conversation with my good friend – the infamous JP Sears. JP is a YouTuber, conscious comedian, emotional healing coach, world traveler, author, and curious student of life.

With over 300 million YouTube views across his videos, JP empowers people to live more meaningful lives, using a blend of spirituality and messages to expand consciousness through humor.

By his own admission, JP is also a people pleaser. However, he’s discovered how to get over his fears and use a unique, humorous, and authentic style to address even extremely controversial topics. I’ve spoken with many podcasters, influencers, and authors I know about finding a balance and working through this struggle, and even if you’re not an author, you’ve likely found yourself in a situation where you’ve changed your tone of voice in front of certain clients, friends, and even family members.

Today, JP joins the podcast for a discussion about how he delivers serious and empowering messages through the lens of comedy, finding authenticity in being respectable, why the goals you don’t meet still matter, and how personal power factors into everything we do.

 

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Jun 05, 2019
273: How to Become a Conscious Millionaire with JV Crum III
57:56

If you're looking to make your first (or next) million, or simply achieve the financial freedom that will enable you to do what you, want when you want, then today's show is for you.

JV Crum is a serial entrepreneur, business coach, and the #1 bestselling author of Conscious Millionaire: Grow Your Business By Making a Difference and host of the Conscious Millionaire Podcast and Radio Network, which has aired 1,800 episodes and is heard in 190 countries around the world. His life’s goal is to help people answer a big question: how can we help as many people as possible to live the lives that they want and earn income along the way?

I appeared on the Conscious Millionaire Podcast, and I was so impressed with JV that I asked him to share his wisdom with the Miracle Morning Community. Today, he joins the podcast to tell the story of how his unhappiness after making his first million changed the course of his life for the better, the greatest gifts that we can give one another, and how to make our internal purposes external to create impact and wealth in our lives.

 

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May 29, 2019
272: How to Overcome Any FEAR That’s Holding You Back with Ruth Soukup
37:21

Are you ready to overcome the single biggest obstacle to everything you want for your life?

My guest today, Ruth Soukup, is a five-time New York Times bestselling author, and in her new book, Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love, she combines practical, easy-to-implement strategies for overcoming fear and resistance in your life, along with the motivation and encouragement to actually start making real changes that lead to big results.

Ruth is also the host of the Do It Scared Podcast, blogging for over 1 million women a month at Living Well, Spending Less, the creator of the Living Well Planner and Elite Blog Academy, and has been featured in Woman’s Day, Redbook, and Family Circle.

Today, Ruth joins the podcast to help us identify which of the seven (7) different “fear archetypes” are holding us back, how our fear keeps us “feeling stuck,” and gives us the action steps we can take to transform our fear-based mindset so that we can live our best lives.

 

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May 22, 2019
271: Fast Forward Your Success with David Schnurman
41:16

I hope that you’re proud of what you have accomplished in your life. Yet there may still be a voice inside your head that says you should be further along than you are right now. So, what’s holding you back from having the impact you desire?

The answer lies in getting out of your comfort zone and staying there. Doing this means becoming FEARLESS and FOCUSED so that you can take action and break through the mental walls that stand in your way. That is the “FFwd Mindset” and the topic of today’s podcast.

My guest, David Schnurman is the CEO of Lawline, President of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) New York—one of the most prestigious chapters of EO in the world—and author of a brand new book, The Fast Forward Mindset: How to Be More Fearless & Focused to Accelerate Your Success, which I had the honor of writing the Foreword for.

Today, David joins the podcast to share his personal entrepreneurial journey—the good, the bad, and the ugly—and the formula he applied to overcome the mental, physical, and professional obstacles that arose on his path to where he is today, as well as the importance of accountability when it comes to achieving your goals.

 

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May 15, 2019
270: How to Leave Your Job and Pursue Your Dreams with Jesse Harless
38:37

Have you ever wanted to leave your job and start your own business in order to create more time and financial freedom? Today, you’re going to meet my friend Jesse Harless and hear how he did exactly that.

Jesse is now an author, life and recovery coach, group facilitator, motivational speaker, trainer, and founder of Entrepreneurs in Recovery™—a platform that empowers people in addiction recovery to reach their full potential. He recently released his first Amazon best-selling book, Smash Your Comfort Zone with Cold Showers.

Today, Jesse joins the podcast to share how to get over your fears, how to (intelligently and strategically) walk away from work that doesn’t satisfy or fulfill you, and how to start a business that does.

 

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May 08, 2019
269: Discover What Type of Business You Should Start with Ryan Levesque
45:41

Ryan Levesque is leading a revolution. For the last ten years, he’s run a $10 million per year business helping people find winning business ideas and launch companies of their own. His book, ASK, was called a must-read by both Inc. and Entrepreneur.

On today’s episode and in his new book, Choose: The Single Most Important Decision Before Starting Your Business, he teaches you how to create a foundation to build a successful business, find a business model that plays to your unique strengths, and discover the sweet spot where your business can thrive.

Launching my own business was the greatest decision I ever made. I’m able to do meaningful work that positively impacts people, have no ceiling on my income, and have many freedoms that come with being an entrepreneur. After this podcast, if you’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, you may be ready to take the plunge. And if you’ve never even thought about starting your own business before, today’s episode may change your mind.

Today, Ryan joins the podcast to explain why most of the conventional wisdom surrounding business is wrong, how he went from wantrepreneur to $10 million a year running his own business, how to intelligently choose your market, and the steps you can take to find - and launch - a powerful, transformative business of your own.

 

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May 01, 2019
268: The Inherent Human Conflict - Moving from Limited to Limitless
01:01:08

It’s been a crazy week since the launch of The Miracle Equation - my first traditionally published book. I’m beyond grateful, humbled, and excited by the outpouring of support I’ve received from all of you, and if you’ve gotten a copy of the book already, I want to thank you.

I believe that this book will radically transform your life, and I am living the Miracle Equation right now as I work to share this message with as many people as I possibly can.

For today’s podcast, I read one of my favorite chapters in the book—Chapter 3: The Inherent Human Conflict: Moving from Limited to Limitless. (If you’re human, this applies to you.) :^D

I guess you could say this is kind of like me giving you a preview of the audiobook (the first of my books that I actually read the audiobook myself). However, unlike the audiobook (which I read word-for-word), in today’s podcast I go WAY off script quite a few times. (That includes kissing my wife in the middle of the episode!)

We all face this internal conflict - and we all have to overcome it. This is an unfiltered, unedited look at how we can conquer our limitations and stop living on autopilot, and even if you’ve already started reading (or listening) to the book, you’ll likely discover something new in this episode.

 

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Apr 24, 2019
267: My First Deep Dive into the Miracle Equation
52:13

Last week's podcast episode was on How to Become a Millionaire Using the Miracle Equation which is a (30-minute) interview that I recorded on the Eventual Millionaire podcast with Jaime Masters.

I shared that with you because I felt it was the most concise explanation/training of The Miracle Equation that I had ever given. This week, we're taking a similar (but more in-depth) path.

Today's episode is also a recent interview that someone else did with me, only this time instead of being "concise" it's actually the most "in depth" explanation/training I've ever given on the Miracle Equation, and I did so in this (60-minute) conversation with Mike Dillard on the Mike Dillard Podcast.

In this episode, we dive deep and offer new insights into how the Miracle Equation came into existence six years before I created the Miracle Morning, why miracles aren’t about praying, waiting, or hoping, the REAL purpose of goals and how to commit to achieving goals (regardless of your outcomes), and the incredible life changes that happen when you make your mission inevitable.

 

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Apr 17, 2019
266: How To Use The Miracle Equation To Become a Millionaire
35:37

Last week I had the opportunity to be interviewed on the Eventual Millionaire podcast and it was like some kind of out-of-body experience.

I don't know that I've ever felt so inspired after an interview!

As soon as we finished recording, I told Jaime that I felt it was one of the most beneficial interviews I've ever done (in terms of the benefits for the listener, aka "YOU!") and asked her if she'd be okay with me sharing it with you, and she said "Of course!" :^)

So, I'm VERY excited for you to listen to this episode! Jaime and I dig deeper into the Miracle Equation, talk about how to set your mission, and share more stories from my own life about the transformative results - financial and otherwise - that it helped me achieve.

 

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Apr 10, 2019
265: How To Become Emotionally Invincible
50:00

What if I told you that every destructive emotion you’ve ever felt, are feeling now, and will ever feel in the future is self-created by you and is completely optional?

What if I then taught you a way to immediately take complete control of your emotional well-being so that you never have to feel painful emotions again?

That’s what today’s episode is all about. If you can be in control of your emotional state from within, put yourself in a peak emotional state, and manage through the setbacks you face, you don’t just feel great about life - you become emotionally invincible.

Emotional invincibility is hugely powerful. It makes it that much easier to apply the Miracle Equation, and to truly enjoy every moment in your life. In today’s podcast - the fourth episode in my series about my upcoming book, The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable - I dive deep into why it’s so hard to be at peace with all things. We’ll explore why you are the cause of your negative emotions and how to transcend them, and I’ll share with you my three techniques to implement emotional invincibility in your world.

 

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Apr 03, 2019
264: Putting the Mystery Back In Miracles with Dr. Sean Stephenson
43:59

Dr. Sean Stephenson is what I call a Miracle Maven – someone who lives by the Miracle Equation and has achieved remarkable results, or what I call “tangible, measurable miracles.”

Because of a rare bone disorder, Sean was predicted not to survive at birth. In fact, he’d suffered over 200 fractures by the time he turned 18.

However, Sean has survived, thrived, and lived a life that has inspired millions around the world. He’s appeared on Oprah and Jimmy Kimmel Live, has online videos with 10+ million views, been the subject of a TV series for A&E called 3 Foot Giant, and published a book titled Get Off Your Butt.

Sean’s success in life against all odds is a result of his unwavering faith and extraordinary effort. Today, he joins the third episode of the podcast in my series about the two decisions that lay the foundation for my new book, The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable, to share how he beat his toughest challenges and created a life full of miracles.

 

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Mar 27, 2019
263: Taking the Mystery Out of Miracles
30:45

“Miracle” is a loaded word. It has many meanings for many different people, ranging from a spiritual/religious connotation and is often attributed to a random or passive act. But what exactly is a miracle? Why should you care? And most importantly - how can you create tangible, measurable miracles in your own life?

In today’s episode, based on my new book, The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable, I will take the mystery out of miracles and show you how a combination of Unwavering Faith and Extraordinary Effort will give you the power to overcome even your most difficult challenges and create a Level 10 in any area of your life.

I want ALL of us to move from being in awe of the world’s most successful people – to joining them. I want you to help ALL of us stop living from a place of stress and fear, and to override our inborn human nature, stop settling for less than we want, and better ourselves and our lives – starting now.

In today’s podcast, I dig deeper into the mindset behind the Miracle Equation - and share more stories of making extraordinary effort feel ordinary.

 

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Mar 20, 2019
262: The Origin of The Miracle Equation – You’re Only 2 Decisions Away…
41:12

What if I were to tell you that there are only two (2) decisions standing between you and everything you want for your life?  

Long before The Miracle Morning was the “Miracle Equation” – the formula I discovered at age 20, which every successful person has used to defy the odds and create extraordinary, meaningful results – or what I call “tangible, measurable miracles.”

In today’s podcast episode (the first in a new Miracle Equation series), I share how the Miracle Equation came to be and how you can begin to apply it in your life.

AND… The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable is my first traditionally published book that is now available for pre-order!

I can’t wait to share insights, strategies, and knowledge from the book to help you overcome any self-limiting mindsets and behaviors that are holding you back from what you want in life.

 

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Mar 13, 2019
261: How and Why I Meditate (Tips to Improve Your Practice)
44:47

Today, mindfulness expert Julianna Raye and I dive deep into how I got into the practice of meditation, its initial and long-term benefits in my personal and professional life, and how it can enable all of us to both improve our individual lives and be of greater service in the world.

When the US economy crashed in 2007, I crashed with it. I lost half of my clients, couldn’t pay my mortgage, and didn’t know how to turn things around. It was at that point in my life that I started exploring the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.

As I began a daily practice, it gave me the power to be present, think more clearly, and optimize my cognitive abilities. The effects were so profound and so transformative that “Silence” became an integral part of my Miracle Morning.

 

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Mar 06, 2019
260: How to Build and Monetize Your Personal Brand with Chris Ducker
55:26

Do you aspire to have both the “time” freedom and “financial” freedom that are available through entrepreneurship?

Today’s guest, CEO, entrepreneur and bestselling author, Chris Ducker, has built multiple successful companies and brands all over the world. After suffering a horrific burnout at the end of 2009, he set a goal to become a virtual CEO - and achieved it by November of 2010.

Now, nine years later, Chris has freedom in his business. He works an average of six hours a day, four days a week, helping others build virtual businesses like his.

At the core of his success is this fact: Chris has created his own personal brand, which he has applied to everything else he has ever aspired to create. As the founder of Youpreneur and the author of The Rise of the Youpreneur, he helps people shift their mindsets, cultivate great reputations, and truly serve the people who need them.

Today, you’re going to hear Chris’s speech that he gave at this past December’s Best Year Ever Blueprint LIVE Experience. He digs into his 3-step process to help entrepreneurs develop their personal brand, the power of having your own online community, and shares stories - from his own life and others - that show you why what he does works so well.

 

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Feb 27, 2019
259: How to Work Through Your Limiting Beliefs with Kari Romeo
33:17

Do you ever find that you are held back by your fears or self-limiting beliefs? If so, then today’s episode is for you.

My conversation today is with Kari Romeo, whom I’ve known and admired for years, ever since we met at the Best Year Ever Blueprint. Kari is a retired Air Force officer, life coach, and author of the new book, Becoming Beautiful: A Personal Journey Towards Happiness.

Across all these roles, she has been highly successful, but today you’ll hear how she often struggled with questions of self-esteem, self-worth, and whether she was doing enough—as well as with the fact that she felt like she needed to wear a masculine mask in order to succeed in her professional roles.

Today, Kari joins the podcast to talk about her journey, how to work through insecurity and reframe the questions we ask ourselves in order to overcome our fears and limiting beliefs, the way her book transformed over the course of writing it, and how you can conquer impostor syndrome and answer your calling.

 

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Feb 20, 2019
258: The Miracle Morning for Couples with Brandy & Lance Salazar
43:59

10 years ago, Brandy and Lance Salazar found themselves on the verge of divorce. However, instead of calling it quits, they gave things one last try and it made all the difference. They learned how to design and create a legendary marriage and today, they’re one of the happiest, most fulfilled, and emotionally intelligent couples that my wife and I know.

Now they’re on a mission to help couples reconnect and stay deeply in love while raising children, which they do through Legendary Couples With Kids. Not only that, but they also co-authored the newest book in The Miracle Morning series, The Miracle Morning for Couples: Create Legendary Connection, One Morning at a Time, which is officially out today! In it, they help answer a simple question for Miracle Morning practitioners: “How do I get my spouse to do this?

Today, Lance and Brandy join the podcast to talk about why maintaining your marriage is such a unique challenge while working and raising kids.  

 

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Feb 14, 2019
257: Discover the Power of Your Alter Ego with Todd Herman
43:14

You’ll hear me open up today’s podcast by saying that “this is the most excited I’ve been to interview someone in a long time!” I mean that very sincerely, and that is because today’s conversation covers a topic that is truly unknown and revolutionary for most people (and something I only recently discovered in my own life).

Over the last 21 years, Todd Herman has helped elite athletes, performers, and leaders tap into their “alter egos” and achieve the seemingly impossible. He speaks to over 200,000 people a year in 73 countries, has been featured in The New York Times, CBS Radio, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and has been called a “training superstar” by The Boston Herald.  

However, to get there, Todd had to make his own discovery. He knew that inside himself was a confident, self-assured, intelligent person who could help others get better results in their lives and businesses - and found a specific trick (hint: accessing his “alter ego”) that helped him activate the traits he needed to achieve his goals.

He tells this story in his new book, The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life, and I’m so excited to have him on the podcast today to talk about the tools highly effective people use to defeat fear, imposter syndrome, and self-doubt.

 

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Feb 06, 2019
256: How to Love Yourself, Others, and Your Life… Unconditionally
45:21

With Valentine’s Day around the corner I wanted to talk about love, but not about romantic love. I want to talk about unconditional love—how it affects our happiness, quality of life, and relationships—and how we can amplify it to improve all three.

So many people are too hard on themselves, unhappy, quick to condemn and resent others, and upset about their lives - and I want to help change that.

In today’s episode, I show you how to wake up feeling good, to love yourself and your life, to stop living with judgement and resentments, and to embrace the freedom and power of unconditional love in three big ways.

 

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Jan 30, 2019
255: How to Make Meaningful Changes In Your Life with Lucia Giovannini
44:07

Lucia Giovannini is a world-renowned sensation. She’s a former international supermodel turned transformational speaker and the author of 13 books. She creates a unique synergy of traditional psychological techniques, motivational practices, and ancient Eastern rituals to create profound experiences for her readers, those who see her at live events, and anyone who follows her.

Her newest book, A Whole New Life: Discover the Power of Positive Transformation, has been translated into eight languages and debuts in the United States this March.

I met Lucia at an event we both spoke at in Milan and we instantly connected. Today, she joins the podcast to talk about making meaningful change, the difference between seeking pleasure and finding happiness, and why she’s often introduced as “the Italian Louise Hay.”

 

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Jan 23, 2019
254: 3 Words That Will Change Your Life with Emily D. Baker, Esq.
43:45

What happens when you achieve everything you thought would make life fulfilling, but it doesn't?

Today Emily D. Baker and I are going to explore how three words can change your life and set you free.

After serving as a deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles for 10 years, she struck out on her own to empower women entrepreneurs. As a consultant, she ensures her clients understand the advice she gives them - instead of leaving them more confused than when she started - and helps them create common sense documents that protect their businesses and make total sense to everyone involved.

She’s blunt, no nonsense, and loving - and today, she’s going to share the three words that will change your life, no matter what stage of life you’re in.

 

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Jan 16, 2019
253: Manufacturing Your Own Breakthroughs In 2019
31:11

Over the last few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about creating my Miracle Evening routine and experimenting with a few different methods. While the Miracle Morning has been all about putting yourself in peak mental, emotional, and spiritual state – first thing in the morning, I’ve found that the evening has been an amazing time to look at my life from a perspective of celebration and reflection. Doing this has had profound impacts on my life, helped me work through several major challenges I’ve faced recently, and led to more breakthroughs than I can count.

In today’s episode, I take you through my exact process for manufacturing breakthroughs - where I do it, the tools I use, and how it helps me retrain my brain and work through specific issues, such as a newfound anxiety that has greatly affected me over the last few months.

 

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Jan 09, 2019
252: The ONE Thing We Need to Achieve Our Most Important Goals with Geoff Woods
45:26

This is the definitive episode where we break down, step by step, how to achieve your goals. I was going to do it solo and give my best advice on goal setting, but I realized that there are people who are better at this than I am.

Geoff Woods is my guest today. He is the vice president of The ONE Thing, where he works alongside billionaire Gary Keller and his NY Times bestselling co-author, Jay Papasan, teaching people how to live a life of focus so they can have more and do less.

Geoff and I first met when I appeared as a guest on his podcast, and I’m thrilled to be able to finally host him in today’s episode. He offers brilliant strategies and insights for people of all kinds - and if you’re looking to transform your routine, ask bigger questions, and seek bigger answers, this is a must-listen.

 

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Jan 02, 2019
251: How to Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever with Jon Vroman and Jon Berghoff
51:46

Are you ready and prepared to achieve your most important goals for 2019 and make it the best year of your life (literally)?

We just concluded our 5th annual Best Year Ever [Blueprint] live experience where 500 members of the Miracle Morning Community came together in San Diego and engaged in a process designed to accelerate their personal and professional success in 2019 (and beyond).

Today, we want to share some of the key lessons with you—a highlight reel, of sorts—from the event, so that you can immediately begin applying these lessons and preparing to make 2019 the best year of YOUR life.

Joining me today is my business partner and guest host, Jon Berghoff, founder of Flourishing Leadership Institute, as well as Jon Vroman, founder of the Front Row Foundation (wait until you hear how much money was raised for the charity at BYEB!) and founder of Front Row Dads.

We talk about the power of seeing past attendees sharing how they achieved the results they set out to achieve the year before, the big lessons we learned this year, the great speakers we had the privilege of hosting, and why the transformational energy of Best Year Ever [Blueprint] is so hard to put into words.

 

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Dec 26, 2018
250: Scribing 2.0: The Bullet Journal Method with Ryder Carroll
46:20

Would you benefit from figuring out how to organize your thoughts while increasing your productivity? Our guest today, Ryder Carroll, famously created a worldwide movement and method known as “Bullet Journaling” (or what I call “Scribing 2.0”) that accomplishes both of those, simultaneously.

After struggling for years with organizing systems and finding that none worked the way his mind did (after being diagnosed with ADHD), he created Bullet Journaling — a new method to become consistently focused and effective.

He shared his invention with friends who suffered from similar challenges, and it went viral. His brand new, New York Times bestselling book is The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future, and in it, he explores what it means to live an intentional life, one that's both productive and meaningful.

Ryder has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, Bloomberg, LifeHacker, and Mashable. He’s also worked with companies including Adidas, American Express, Cisco, Macy's, IBM, and HP.

 

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Dec 19, 2018
249: The Cure to Your Insecurities with Dr. Sean Stephenson
01:10:55

Sean Stephenson was born with a rare bone disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta. In fact, his parents were told that he likely had mere months to live.

30 years later, Sean is known worldwide as the “3 Foot Giant,” and with good reason. He’s worked at the White House, can count Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama among his admirers, has been interviewed by Oprah and Jimmy Kimmel, and has 10+ million views on his videos. He also appears in the upcoming Miracle Morning movie.

Sean is a powerful speaker and his mission is to rid the world of insecurity. He appeared at our Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE experience in San Diego last weekend, and his talk was the one I wanted my wife and children to see more than any other. If you have unfulfilled goals, unfinished work, or dreams you still want to see through, it’s a must-listen.

 

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Dec 13, 2018
248: Find Where You Belong and Create Your Community with Radha Agrawal
33:01

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Radha Agrawal, who is the CEO, founder and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker and has built a global community made up of nearly 500,000 like-minded people.

In case you’re not familiar with Daybreaker – it is the early morning dance and wellness movement currently serving almost half a million people by holding events in 25 cities and over a dozen college campuses around the world.

Her new book, Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life, answers two big questions: “How the heck do I find my people?" and "How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?"

Radha spent 18 months synthesizing her key methods for community building, and now she’s peeling back the curtain on what she and her team did to build Daybreaker to give you a blueprint for how to create communities of your own.

Today, Radha joins the podcast to talk about the importance of building communities, how to find your tribe when you realize you don’t belong, how she created and built momentum for Daybreaker, and how to build your personal or professional community - no matter what your goals are.

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Dec 05, 2018
247: 3 Keys to Make Gratitude Your Way of Life [Solo Episode]
40:14

We just had Thanksgiving in the United States – a day on which many of us are reminded to give thanks and express gratitude. BUT… Personally, I believe every day should essentially be like Thanksgiving, and maybe even much more than that.

The benefits of gratitude are countless, as studies have shown that people who regularly and actively practice gratitude are happier, have better relationships, and even a stronger immune system.

That’s why today, I want to explore gratitude as a foundational lens through which we experience our lives, relationships, and even adversity. I’ll share with you my daily gratitude practice, what it’s taught me, and the techniques and strategies I use to deepen and amplify the gratitude in my life.

 

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Nov 28, 2018
246: The Miracle (Evening?)
33:58

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your life; it means more to me than you might realize. As many of us will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, know that I am deeply thankful for you and for our community, and I appreciate that you allow me to be a (small) part of your life. I truly don’t take that lightly, as you’ll hear in the beginning of today’s podcast episode. :^)

Speaking of today’s episode, although the Miracle Morning has become a huge part of my life, it’s just been recently that I’ve started thinking about creating an evening routine to help me become a better, happier, and more effective person.

A practice that I started several weeks ago led me to create a (somewhat rough and unrefined) Miracle “Evening” routine – and it has already led me to some powerful insights and personal transformation.

On today’s podcast, I take you through the three steps of this evening routine that’s almost as new for me as it will be for you – and I highly encourage you to give it a try!

 

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Nov 21, 2018
245: How to Turn Reading Books into Taking Action [Solo Episode]
24:42

Many of us may not realize it (I’m definitely guilty of this), but we sometimes fall into the trap of being “personal development junkies” - often chasing the high from those incredible “aha!” moments that books give us, but we don’t always turn those lessons into real personal development or meaningful life changes.

In today’s solo episode, I dig into why this is, talk about how to integrate “book summaries” into your reading plan, as well as my personal hacks that help me read more books (hint: there’s an app for that) — and how to get more out of them faster than ever before.

 

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Nov 14, 2018
The 4 Questions That Will Change Our Lives [#1 Most Popular Episode]
01:30:10

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

For those of you joining us in San Diego next month for the Best Year Ever Blueprint LIVE experience (December 7-9th), this conversation is the PERFECT preview of the event and these are the type of transformative questions that you’ll be engaging with next month.

Today’s podcast episode is an encore presentation of the #1 most popular episode we’ve ever done, which is an unscripted conversation between me and Jon Berghoff that originally aired live (with 4,000+ people watching), last year, and let’s just say it got VERY personal.

 

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Nov 07, 2018
243: The Reality Check We All Need [Solo Episode]
44:58

Today’s episode is the most important I’ve recorded for you in a long time and ends with me giving you a simple 3-step solution to quickly (and literally) transform any area of your life, as I recently did after having a painful realization... I’ve been a mediocre dad.

That hurts to admit—even to myself. But the other night, I had a profound personal breakthrough when I suddenly realized that I’ve fallen back into some old patterns and have been settling for mediocrity in the area of my life that matters more to me than anything… my children.

Part of the breakthrough was realizing that I’ve been oblivious, delusional and in denial about this. AND… I realized that being oblivious, delusional and in denial about our blind spots is something we ALL suffer from in one way or another. Thus, it is crucial that we all give ourselves the reality check that I’m sharing with you in today’s episode.

If you think you’re settling for mediocrity in any way, it’s time for you to get out of your comfort zone, engage in a reality check, and schedule time for reflection in whatever areas you need to address.

 

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Oct 31, 2018
242: 8 Million Lives Saved (and He's Just Getting Started) – with Scott Harrison
44:08

Before today’s guest embarked on his mission to save millions of lives, he had to save his own.

Scott Harrison was one of New York City’s premier nightclub promoters, doing drugs, drinking heavily, deeply unfulfilled and on the verge of self-destructing. In today’s podcast episode, he tells me his riveting story of how he came to declare spiritual, moral, and emotional bankruptcy – and uses it as a catalyst to change the world…

Now, Scott has made lists such as Fortune’s 40 Under 40, Forbes’ Impact 30, and was #10 on Fast Company’s 100 most creative people in business, as well as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is the CEO and founder of Charity Water, an organization dedicated to helping people in developing nations get access to clean and safe drinking water. Charity Water has provided clean drinking water to over 8.5 million people in 26 countries.

I’ve been enamored with Scott’s story, passion, and vision – which are the basis of his new book, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World.

Today, he joins the podcast to share insights from his remarkable journey and personal transformation, in a way that can inspire you to do the same.

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You can also find a special version of the episode on the PremoCast app (iPhone only): https://blog.premocast.com/episode-242

Oct 24, 2018
241: Attention Entrepreneurs: Grow Your Business Using Stages with Pete Vargas
53:29

Pete Vargas is the founder of Advance Your Reach, an organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs spread their message and grow their business through stages – both physical (speeches, etc.) and digital (podcasts, webinars, etc.) – even if you have a fear of public speaking.

He’s helped people reach audiences of up to a billion individuals on over 25,000 stages, generating over $10 million in revenue.

Pete believes that your signature talk is the most powerful marketing tool you have. If you’re an entrepreneur or have a message you want to get out there, Pete wants you to learn how to make the most of it – including what to say on stage, how to identify what the right stage is (both figuratively and literally), and how to conquer the common fears that stop people from becoming public speaking powerhouses.

Today, Pete joins the podcast for the second time to provide immediate action steps you can take to spread your message.

 

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Oct 17, 2018
240: Transforming Fear and Struggle into Boundless Bliss with Akshay Nanavati
36:00

Wow. I was nearly speechless during and after my conversation with today’s guest, Akshay Nanavati, who is as fascinating as he is brilliant. After serving during the Iraq War, he returned home and found himself suffering from addiction, post-traumatic stress, survivor’s guilt, depression, and alcoholism.

On the brink of suicide, Akshay discovered a unique way to find gifts in what most of us view as “negative” emotions—such as fear, stress, and anxiety—so that they would no longer hold him back. In fact, these emotions became fuel to help him achieve his greatest goals, including running across 8 countries (on his way to running across EVERY country in the world).

His new book, Fearvana, is his actionable guide to transforming fear and struggle into boundless bliss. Today, he joins the podcast to share his unbelievable story and teach us exactly how he turns what should be debilitating adversities into major successes.

 

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Oct 10, 2018
239: How to Bring Out the Best in Those You Lead and Love with Jesse Levine
56:06

Jesse Levine was my first mentor, and it’s safe to say that his impact on my life has been as crucial to my success as that of any other person. In fact, when people ask me who I attribute my mindset or my success to, I always say, “It’s half mom and dad, and half Jesse.

We met when I was 19, and Jesse was 23. He was my manager at Cutco—the #1 manager in the 50-year history of the company—and he didn’t just help me break national sales records, he helped me to fulfill my potential in ways I never even knew existed.

With a combination of vision, talent, and high standards, Jesse brings out the best in people consistently. His enthusiasm is contagious, and as a serial entrepreneur, he brings it to every single project he takes on.

Today, Jesse joins the podcast to share a few fun stories from our time at Cutco, including how he reached goals seen as impossible by managers 10+ years older than he was when he reached them, how to get highly talented people to buy into your vision, and how he makes things happen that have never been done before.

Oct 03, 2018
238: Rethinking and Disrupting Your Education with Danny Iny
31:50

Gone are the days when education was something that only happened at the start of your career. The name of today's game, both personally and professionally, is to be constantly learning: just enough, just in time, and never stopping.

In today’s podcast, I have an intriguing conversation with Danny Iny – the CEO of Mirasee – who is on a mission to provide business education that equips professionals and entrepreneurs with the tools to impact their communities and change the world.

I met Danny at a mastermind in Austin and was instantly impressed by his character, integrity, and value-driven approach. He cares deeply about the people he serves.

Today, he joins the podcast to talk about the problems facing our education system and job market - and how you can use this transformational time to both get ahead and empower others.

But… before you listen to the podcast, you can get a free copy of Danny’s new book, Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners, and Experts with Something to Teach. In it, he explores robust, affordable, and viable new models of education for both students and educators alike. (*You can download Danny’s book for free, here.)

 

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Sep 26, 2018
237: An Unconventional Approach to Making This Your Best Year Ever
01:21:04

Each December, Jon Berghoff and I team up with the Front Row Foundation to present the Best Year Ever Blueprint LIVE experience in San Diego, California.

It’s a community-created experience… scientifically designed to invite reflection, awareness and reconnection with your highest/best self… and artfully engineered with nature, music, movement and space to help you amplify your most powerful strengths and access your biggest future.

On today’s podcast, I’m joined by both Jon Berghoff and Front Row Foundation founder Jon Vroman to reveal an unconventional approach that you can immediately implement into your world, which happens to be exactly what makes the BYEB Live experience unlike any other in the world (literally).

We want you to have your best day… year… and life ever—no matter where you’re at or what you’re doing—and to give you universally applicable principles to help you amplify your results for you, everyone you love, and everyone you lead.

Join us for this Year's Best Year Ever LIVE Experience! 

To get more details on joining us for this year’s Best Year Ever Blueprint LIVE experience, visit www.BestYearEverLive.com.

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Sep 20, 2018
236: Financial Advice from 9-time NY Times bestselling author - David Bach
50:54

David Bach is one of America’s favorite financial experts. He’s been teaching America about money on Oprah, the Today Show, CNBC, Fox, CBS, and just about everywhere else. Tony Robbins has gone so far as to call him “the financial expert you need when you’re intimidated by your finances.”

He’s also a 9-time New York Times bestselling author – having sold over 7 million books. His latest is a newly updated and expanded 20th anniversary edition of his first book, Smart Women Finish Rich, which has been completely expanded and updated for today’s woman - and today’s world.

Today, David joins the podcast to share his own journey, talk about how to make your financial dreams come true, why being a morning person has been so critical to his success, and much more…

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Sep 12, 2018
235: Hal's First Speech After Being Diagnosed with Cancer
01:08:21

While in the midst of battling cancer (three days after I received a 96-hour chemotherapy treatment), I left the hospital in Houston, TX and flew to Orlando, FL and gave my signature keynote speech in front of 2,500 distributors at the Pure Romance 2017 World Conference.

It was the most terrifying speech of my life (because of the circumstances, which I expand on in the opening minutes of today’s podcast) and somehow turned out to be one of the best speeches I’ve ever given! Today’s podcast is a special episode – the audio from that speech.

You’ll hear the story of the several times I hit rock bottom in my life, how I came up with the Miracle Morning, and the “emotional invincibility” strategy I’ve used to deal with everything life has thrown at me, and which you can use to maintain a positive emotional state in the midst of anything life throws at you (car accidents, cancer, traffic, bad days, difficult people… anything!)

If you’ve never heard my Miracle Morning keynote before, now’s a great opportunity to listen. If you have, I hope you enjoy this refresher.

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Sep 05, 2018
234: How to Eat to Improve Health, Boost Energy & Live Longer
55:59

Many people rely on multiple cups of coffee or products like 5 Hour Energy to get through the day. Far more of us choose not to prioritize our health until it becomes a serious issue - and one thing we often don’t think about is how the food we eat impacts our energy levels and resulting motivation (or lack thereof) throughout the day.

Today, I’m talking to you about how to change that in order to naturally feel more energetic and live a longer, healthier, happier life. By the end of this episode, I want you to start to choose foods based on long-term health consequences instead of just taste.

Along the way, I’ll share with you insights from my own eating habits, strategies to transform your overall diet, and how you can still eat yummy food for every single meal.

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Aug 29, 2018
233: Discover What it Means to be Spiritually Fit - with Patricia Moreno
38:22

Patricia Moreno has been training, mentoring, and educating people all over the world for over 30 years. Her struggles with weight (she weighed in at 212 pounds in 8th grade), eating disorders, and body image led her to create IntenSati - a multidisciplinary study of fitness, martial arts, nutrition, dance, and spiritual practice, which is now taught by thousands of instructors all over the world.

I met Patricia at a speaking event and quickly discovered that she views fitness as a “spiritual” practice beyond just the physical. In other words, you’ve got to be fit both inside and out. And since beating cancer, I’ve realized that our HEALTH is not merely important, it needs to be our #1 priority, otherwise we won’t have the energy to optimize and enjoy our other priorities.

Patricia’s work has been acclaimed by international experts and featured in publications such as Shape, Vogue, and O: The Oprah Magazine, and I’m thrilled to have her on the podcast to share her story and introduce you to the power of “Spiritual Fitness.”

To get access to today's audio, transcript, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit HalElrod.com/233

Aug 22, 2018
232: The Family Board Meeting Strategy - with Jim Sheils
36:22

When world class organizations like Harvard University, YPO, EO, and others want to help their people succeed at home, they call Jim Sheils. As the founder of 18 Summers, Jim is on a mission to deepen relationships for entrepreneur families. And his book, The Family Board Meeting, has been a game changer for me and my family.

Jim and his wife have been referred to as “Crazy Glue for families.” His work helps parents connect with their children in fun and experiential ways, revolutionizes life as a family, and helps entrepreneurs balance success at work and at home.

Jim’s views on education are also very much in alignment with my own, and he’s working to change our education system to better prepare children for the more practical affairs of life - and you’ll soon know why his book was recommended to me over and over again.

To get access to the full show notes, including audio, transcript, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit HalElrod.com/231.

Aug 15, 2018
231: Why We Should Stop Judging People (and what you can do instead)
30:34

Who are the people in your life who rub you the wrong way because of what they say or do? Is there anyone who you hold resentment towards?

Maybe it’s much deeper than just being “rubbed the wrong way”—maybe you’ve been wronged and deeply hurt by someone in your life.

In today’s solo podcast episode (this may be one of the most important episodes I’ve ever recorded), I explore why we judge others, how that’s detrimental for us, and how to never judge another person again—no matter what they say or do—so that you never have to suffer from the negative emotions that judgment creates.

I also share my own experiences with forgiving people who have wronged me, practicing unconditional love, and why I always replace judgment with empathy—even with difficult people and in seemingly impossible situations.

To get access to the full show notes, including audio, transcript, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit HalElrod.com/231.

Aug 08, 2018
230: How to Own Your Niche as an Entrepreneur - with Christopher Lochhead
01:19:44

Jon Berghoff walked into Christopher Lochhead’s Play Bigger keynote at the One Life Fully Lived conference in Sacramento in 2016. Just a few minutes in, Jon realized that Christopher was expertly teaching how legendary companies (like Facebook) become that way by designing a category.

Over the last few years, Christopher has gotten one question more than almost any other: “How does ‘category design’ apply to me if I’m not going to be the next Mark Zuckerberg?” His answer is Niche Down - a book about how “small” entrepreneurs and people who are seen as unique, different or ground-breaking achieve great success by developing niches of their own.

He joins the podcast to share success stories of entrepreneurs selling crazy socks, sushi burritos, bundt cakes, reggae, surfing, and more - and you’ll almost definitely be surprised by what you learn.

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Aug 01, 2018
229: Meet the Man Who Inspired My 8-Year Old Daughter – Brett Culp
39:55

You may remember a month or so ago when I emailed about the experience of me convincing my daughter to watch a documentary, which inspired her to ask me if we could deliver care package to homeless individuals, the next morning.

Well, we did exactly that, and I’ve been blown away by the impact that the film made for her and our family.

The film was Look To The Sky, and after being so moved by it, I reached out to the man who made the film, and asked him if I could interview him on the Achieve Your Goals podcast. It is my pleasure to introduce to you, Brett Culp.

After serving as a personal cinematographer to Hollywood stars, iconic musicians, authors, athletes, and even royal families, Brett Culp has built a unique career telling tales of everyday superheroes. His heartwarming films capture human experiences and inspire people all over the world, and his work has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, Wired, and The Hollywood Reporter.

To get access to the full show notes, including audio, transcript, and links to resources mentioned, visit HalElrod.com/229

Jul 25, 2018
228: How to Get More Out of Life with Chip Franks
32:44

It wasn't very long ago that Chip Franks was taken out on a stretcher in the middle of a conference for entrepreneurs after just having a stroke. As his wife cried and his children were alone in their hotel room, one question consumed his mind: "Did I tell them everything I wa