Interview with Hal Elrod -How to Have a Miracle Morning

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Hal Elrod is a motivational speaker, success coach and best-selling author of The Miracle Morning -The not so Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform your Life Before 8 a.m..  

At 20 years of age Hal was hit head on by a drunk driver traveling 70 mph.   Despite being clinically dead for 6 minutes, spending 6 days in a coma and being told he would never walk again, Hal made a comeback and went on to become a runner and even complete an ultra-marathon.  Hal lives in California with his wife and 2 children.

Interview Questions for Hal Elrod

  1. Take us back to the crash and the events leading up to that moment.
  2. To what do you attribute your amazing recovery?
  3. What was the impetus to start running and train for a marathon?
  4. Tell us about your double marathon.
  5. What prompted you to write Miracle Morning?
  6. Can you walk us through the six practices of the Miracle Morning routine?
    • Silence
    • Affirmations
    • Visualization
    • Exercise
    • Reading
    • Scribing
  7. What’s the best way for a non-morning person to become a morning person?

Favorite Quotes from the Book

“Those who overcome the temptations of mediocrity and achieve everything they want in life have an extraordinarily compelling why that drives them. They have defined a clear life purpose that is more powerful than the collective sum of their petty problems and the countless obstacles they will inevitably face, and they wake up each day and work towards their purpose.”

Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become. -Jim Rohn

The hours of sleep I got didn’t change how I felt when the alarm clock went off in the morning. As long as I told myself before bed that I wasn’t getting enough sleep, and that I was going to feel tired in the morning, that’s exactly how I felt.

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Quick Tip: Dealing with Sickness and Training

Hello Angie and Trevor. Well, as much as I tried to avoid getting sick this season, it happened. I suffered through a brief head cold that has now settled into my chest. I have been coughing and wheezing for the past 7 days. I haven’t run in about 10 days. My question is, now that my training schedule has been thrown off, where/how do I pick it up again? And how do I know when it is safe to run outside in the cold, after my cough settles down? -Laurie

Hi Laurie, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been sick. Since I’m not a doctor my advice is not a substitute for that of your doctor. But the general guideline is that if the symptoms are below the neck you shouldn’t run (especially if it’s accompanied by fever, shortness of breath or body aches). In these situations the best thing you can do is to rest and push the fluids. If you’re not feverish or short of breathe, I’d recommend doing some indoor cross training like yoga, cycling, elliptical, etc until the coughing settles down. Then pick up the training plan on the week you’re supposed to be on and just forget what you missed. Be sure the keep the pace super easy the first week you run outside again to allow your body to regain energy. If the weather is very cold you can use a balaclava over your mouth to warm and filter the air. Hope you feel better soon! Angie

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