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Hal Elrod

The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8 A.M.)

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The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod is a self-help book that outlines a morning routine to increase productivity and improve overall wellbeing. Its six practices include meditation, exercise, visualization, affirmations, reading, and writing.

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    Many of us live a mediocre life, though we all have the potential to be successful.

    The average American wallows in $10,000 of debt, is overweight, doesn’t like their job, has fewer than one person to call a close friend, and is mildly depressed.

    Evidently, most Americans are traipsing through a life that falls far short of its potential.

    The Social Security Administration says that if you select a hundred people at the beginning of their working life and observe them for 40 years, only one will have become wealthy, four will be financially stable, five will need to continue working, 36 will have died, and 54 will lean on friends and family for financial support. These statistics paint a grim picture indeed.

    Assuming that none of these people had planned to just “get by” throughout their life, this means that a shocking 95 percent of them aren’t living the life they wanted for themselves.

    Being financially successful is tied to a sense of freedom, as you don’t have to worry about paying your bills or being trapped in debt.

    Furthermore, studies show that more prescription drugs are being taken than ever before; one in two marriages in America are falling apart; Americans have more individual debt than ever before; obesity has become an epidemic; and heart disease and cancer are on the rise. However, despite all of this, we’re capable of leading a successful and happy life; it’s possible to turn things around.

    The author, Hal Elrod, is a stunning example of this. Elrod actually died for six minutes following a car accident. After spending several days in a coma, he awoke to doctors telling him that he had permanent brain damage and might not be able to walk again.

    Yet he was able to recover.

    He accepted his circumstances, instead of wasting time wishing that they were different, and was able to create the life of his dreams and fulfill his potential.

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    What is The Miracle Morning about?

    In The Miracle Morning (2012), Hal Elrod explains the techniques that got him through the aftermath of a near-fatal car accident. Elrod realized that the key to a successful and fulfilling life was dedicating some time to improving ourselves every day. He details six crucial steps we can take every morning to help us jump-start our days and get us well on our way to a fulfilled life.

    The Miracle Morning Review

    The Miracle Morning (2012) by Hal Elrod is a game-changing book that teaches readers how to transform their lives through a morning routine. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It delivers practical strategies that can be implemented immediately, allowing readers to start their day with purpose and intention.
    • Backed by personal stories and scientific research, the book provides a compelling case for how a morning routine can lead to improved productivity and happiness.
    • With its engaging writing style and actionable steps, the book manages to captivate readers, making it an enjoyable and motivating read.

    Best quote from The Miracle Morning

    Your first thought in the morning is usually the last thought you had before bed.

    —Hal Elrod
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    Who should read The Miracle Morning?

    • Anyone who no longer wants to settle for a mediocre life
    • Anyone who has trouble waking up in the mornings
    • Anyone who wants to be more focused and dedicated throughout their day

    About the Author

    After been declared dead for six minutes following a horrific car accident, Hal Elrod is a living example of triumph over adversity. Author of Taking Life Head On (The Hal Elrod Story): How To Love the Life You Have While You Create the Life of Your Dreams, Elrod is a best-selling author, international keynote speaker and one of America’s top success coaches.

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    The main message of The Miracle Morning is that starting each day with a morning routine can transform your life and lead to personal growth and success.

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    The Miracle Morning is worth reading because it offers practical strategies to kickstart your day and improve all areas of your life.

    Who is the author of The Miracle Morning?

    The author of The Miracle Morning is Hal Elrod.

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