The not-so-obvious secret guaranteed to transform your life written by Hal Elrod, 2014.
Hal Elrod is an in-demand keynote speaker, hall of fame business achiever, ultra-marathon runner, one of the world’s top success coaches, proud father, loving husband, and author of the best-selling book Taking life head on.
Give up the need to be perfect for the opportunity to be authentic. Be who you are. Love who you are. Others will too.
This book is focused on improving every area (mental, emotional, physical, financial, relational, spiritual, intellectual) of your life by implementing 6 simple habits Hal calls S.A.V.E.R.S.:
- Silence – meditation, prayer, gratitude
- Affirmations – specific actions
- Visualization – what you want, aligned with affirmations
- Exercise – bring yourself into balance, sustain higher levels of energy
- Reading – gain from the book
- Scribing – writing, journaling
Hal shares a short version of his life story which is basically the intro to this book. Each chapter starts with two quotes of famous, significant people. There are many tips and thought-provoking questions as well as encouragement. It feels like Hal is speaking to you personally; one of the reasons I enjoyed reading this book.
It teaches you what to do before the whole world wakes up and how to do it, offers a full customization of life S.A.V.E.R.S., and I especially liked the part where Hal describes how to form your habits in 30 days – from unbearable to unstoppable. There are a lot of links to Hal’s website and this book, so you will definitely not miss the Fast Start kit that he offers for free 😉
I read The Miracle Morning book twice from two very different perspectives. First, when I was at one of the lowest points of my life and second occassion was when I felt OK, motivated and determined to get the most out of the book. As someone who practiced four out of six practices before even reading the book and when I was deeply depressed, it did not do much for me really. BUT, if you have never tried to practice any sort of routine/habit before and never focused on your own growth, this is a great introductory book to get you started. Every (hopefully) life coach teaches these practices and Hal put them all in one place. Personally, I love Hal and think he is a great spirited cheerful person – I would buy his book just because he is authentic and has his heart in the right place.