The Miracle Morning
As coaches, we want to share strategies you can implement to improve your 2019. We want to share with you a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
We learned about this book from a client of ours, John at JMC Homes in New Jersey. He is one of our most successful clients. We talk, he executes. He is our #1 client that learns the most. And he’s the reason we’re talking about this book.
John started doing the strategies in this book, and we saw a significant difference in his performance. So now we’re doing the strategies and we’re going to have all our clients do them as a requirement for 2019.
We love this book because Hal is talking the same language as us. It’s very aligned with what we say (as coaches). That’s why we’re recommending it. If we wrote a book, this would be it.
Hal says (from the book): “We’re all in the process of writing our life’s story, and no good story is without a hero or a heroin overcoming their fair share of challenges. In fact, the bigger the challenge is, the better the story is.”
Hal also says: “Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.”
We always say, “Where you are in your life is where you believe you should be.” (it’s temporary but it’s where you’re supposed to be based on your past).
Are you spending a certain amount of time on your development? It needs to be done in our businesses and ourselves.
Crazy Statistic: According to the Social Security Administration, if you take any 100 people at the start of their working careers and follow them for the next 40 years until they reach retirement age, here’s the outcome…only one will be wealthy and four will be financially secure. Five will continue working (because they have to), 36 will be dead, and 54 will be broke and dependent on friends, family, relatives, and the government to take care of them. (54 out of 100?)
So only 5% of people will be successful in creating the life of freedom and 95% will continue to struggle their entire lives. We want to help you gain the strategies and the freedoms to create better habits in order to be part of that 5%.
The secret to success: It’s the discipline of healthy habits that you’re going to have in order to be happy. (the small things you do everyday that will make or break you)
Look at this new year. It’s time for you to take control of your own life.
In the book, Hal talks about the Rear View Mirror Syndrome: “Our subconscious minds are equipped with a self-limiting rear view mirror through which we continuously relive and recreate our past. We mistakenly believe that who we were is who we are. We limit our true potential.”
As human beings, we tend to look at the negative. We are constantly looking at our gap (where we want to be and where we are). But we don’t look back to where we have accomplished a lot.
We want you to look at how far you’ve come and then tell yourself you can keep going (not a limiting belief rear view mirror).
Here are some strategies (the Miracle Morning). Hal suggests to do these in the morning. Why? To get it done. And so it has a better impact throughout the day. It’s a mindset.
First: If you’re not a morning person, stop that, you can become one. Snoozing is negative energy. So stop hitting the snooze button.
Hal suggests you do these three things in the morning:
– brush your teeth right away
– drink a full glass of water
– have your workout clothes laid out
OK…here we go: Life S.A.V.E.R.S. (6 steps):
Step 1: Silence – meditation or prayer (reflecting on what you have, to get your mind right, to calm you down)
Step 2: Affirmations – saying things like (I’m in great physical shape when I work out 4 times a week) or (I’m a great dad when I keep in touch with the kids and do things with them that we both enjoy) or (I am a successful business owner as I help people achieve their dreams)
Step 3: Visualization – visualize you being happy and playing with your grandchildren, giving that great presentation, or seeing yourself on that vacation you want to take. You’re programming your brain.
Step 4: Exercise – get your heart rate up, your blood flowing, just get moving. Get into a positive state of mind.
Step 5: Reading – constantly improve yourself. If you just read 10 pages a day, you will average 18 200-page personal development books per year.
Step 6: Scribing – write in a gratitude journal of some kind (write quotes down or write down what you’re thankful for)
How many days a week should you do these? It’s up to you. Start with M-F, then decide if you want to do it on the weekend or not.
We suggest you take time to read this amazing book: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Our challenge to you: How many books are you going to commit to in 2019? We can give you a list, just email us.