Breakthroughs and Vulnerability

with Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning

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The road to authenticity in my experience has ambushed me with the fear of doing it wrong, whatever “it” is.

Voices compete in my head for which path to take. At times they all sound compelling. And I have a hard time distinguishing what’s most in alignment with who I know myself to be.

If you’re a tough grader on your work or yourself… If you have ever been paralyzed by perfectionism or even your own desire to do it right, do it better… or you're simply ready to live the life that only you can live, then I think this interview will be inspiring.​

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Hal Elrod, keynote speaker and author of the #1 best-selling book The Miracle Morning joins us for an inspiring conversation about his life and the secrets of his success. We cover everything from the near death experience and overcoming adversity, to the importance of authenticity and his advice for taking life head on.

It’s not about what you’re doing each day as much as it about who you’re becoming

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The Secret to Sales

At the tender age of 19 Hal Elrod embarked on a career as a Cutco knife salesman. Within 10 days his sales total reached $15,000. What was his secret?

  • Work Ethic: Hal took more sales appointments in 10 days than most of his colleagues did in three months.
  • Enthusiasm: Customers were drawn to Hal’s natural enthusiasm. He really believed in the product and in doing so, was able to authentically communicate with people.

“Selling is sharing the value of an idea of a product in a way that is compelling.”

Overcoming Adversity

The real turning point in Hal’s life came after ahead on car accident with a drunk driver. He broke 11 bones and was declared dead for 6 minutes. He later awoke from a coma to learn that he had permanent brain damage and would never walk again.

Speaking about the accident, Hal explains “Once something bad happens there’s no point in dwelling on it for more than a few minutes. You accept it and you move on.”

Baffled by his positive attitude, doctors were convinced Hal was in denial about spending the rest of his life confined to a wheelchair. Just three weeks later, however, Hal made an amazing recovery and took his first steps.

The ABCs of Taking Life Head On

  • Acceptance All Things You Can’t Change: Most people believe negative emotions are caused by the things that happen to them. That’s simply not true. All negative emotions are self-created. The degree that we resist our reality is the degree that we create emotional pain for ourselves.
  • Be Grateful for Everything: Happiness is a fleeting emotion, but gratitude is not. Gratitude is a much more rooted, powerful form of happiness.
  • Create Progress Daily Towards the Person that You Need to Become: It’s not about what you’re doing each day as much as it about who you’re becoming.

Perfectionism vs. Authenticity

Perfectionism is a ‘disease’ that we all suffer from. It is a desire that stems from wanting to look good for other people. However, the truth is that no one cares if you’re perfect.

Give up being perfect for being authentic @halelrod

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Giving up the need to be perfect opens up the opportunity to be authentic. This will allow you to really connect with others, because while it is difficult to relate to perfection, people are naturally drawn to authenticity and vulnerability.

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