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#JoisBookClub?! 📚

You heard right! I am starting #JoisBookClub where I will review one new book every month on my blog and YouTube channel. I will post my book review the first Wednesday of every month to allow you a couple of weeks to snag the book and start reading. For January, I decided to pick a book that will help us ALL get focused on our New Year’s Goals and find success in 2018–The Miracle Morning.

I decided to start my book club because I set a goal to read one book every month in 2018 (and of course continue way beyond!). After I announced my goal in my New Year’s Goal video, you guys responded with amazing feedback and said you would love the book club! So here we are.

MONTH 1 (January 2018) we will be diving into The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8 AM by Hal Elrod.

How I found The Miracle Morning

I picked up this book after listening to one of my entrepreneurship podcasts (I wish I could remember which one–I listen to so many!), not only because I am not a morning person, but the book offers WAY more than teaching you how to get up early.

Meet Hal, the author of The Miracle Morning

The author, Hal Elrod, wrote this book after suffering from depression after a life-changing car accident in his early twenties and experiencing extreme debt. He created a system called the Miracle Morning to help others gain clarity and confidence to live the life of their dreams and reach their goals.

What I liked about The Miracle Morning

I enjoyed this book because it contains actionable steps that ANYONE (college students, mom’s, business owners, etc.) can implement into their lives IMMEDIATELY. There is no barrier to entry when it comes to the Miracle Morning. Hal made it super accessible and simple so no one could find an excuse not to give it a try.

What is The Miracle Morning?

Just to tease, here is the secret to Hal’s mornings. He calls it the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. which is an acronym for the six activities he does during his mornings.

S: Silence
A: Affirmations
V: Visualization
E: Exercise
R: Reading
S: Scribing/Journaling

He says that you can dedicate as little as 7-minutes a day to implement these items in your life to improve your mental, emotional, physical, financial and relational aspects of your life. Most of those items have to deal with something we ALL have on our New Year’s Resolution list for 2018.

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Favorite Quotes from The Miracle Morning

Research has shown that we virtually become like the average of the five people we spend the most time with…One of the most important committments you will ever make is to proactively and continuously improve your circle of influence (page 33, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8 AM by Hal Elrod.).

Everytime you hit the snooze button, you’re in a state of resistance to your day, to your life, and to waking up and creating the life you say you want. Think abou the kind of negative energy that surrounds you when you begin your day with resistance (page 38,The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8 AM by Hal Elrod.).

We spend too much time thinking about the actions we should be taking to create the results that we want, but then we don’t take those actions (page 52,The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8 AM by Hal Elrod.).

Being crystal clear on your deepest whys will give you an unstoppable purpose…Get clear on who you neeed to be, are committed to being, in order to take your life, business, health, marriage, etc. to the next level and beyond (page 67,The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8 AM by Hal Elrod.).

Reading just 10 pages a day will average 3,650 pages a year, which equates to approximately eighteen 200-page personal development/self-improvement books! (page 83,The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8 AM by Hal Elrod.).

Watch my YouTube review of The Miracle Morning Below:

So are you going to read The Miracle Morning?

If you are interested in getting a copy of the Miracle Morning you can do so here (Notice that he has different versions for different types of people (entrepreneurs, parents, college students, etc) I just started with the original version):

Let me know below if you get your hands on a copy of the book! I want to know your thoughts! Use these prompts to help you out:

  1. What was your favorite chapter or section of the book? Why did it speak to you?
  2. How are you going to customize your Miracle Morning to fit your lifestyle?
  3. Did you start your Miracle Mornings yet!? How did it go?!

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