ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST
Hal Elrod is one of the leading self-help authors and speakers in America today. As the author of The Miracle Morning book series, Hal has impacted well over a million readers around the world. He started with Cutco/Vector in 1998 and achieved Hall of Fame status as a sales rep with the company, before moving on to his own business, coaching, writing, and speaking. He survived a near-fatal car accident and more recently, he conquered a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. He’s accomplished all of this by utilizing what he calls “The Miracle Equation,” which is the title of his latest book.
Q&A WITH HAL ELROD
Q: How did you get started working with Cutco, who were you as a person when you started, and how did your early experiences transform you?
- DJ at night when his friend suggested Cutco
- Manager challenged him and taught important life lessons
- Who are you becoming based on the choices you’re making and the work you’re doing?
- Achieving more than other’s have achieved will take more commitment and effort than anyone else has ever given.
- There are good days and bad but over the long haul the averages work out- stay committed all the way to the last second so the Miracle Equation can be fulfilled.
- “It’s in our moments of decision that our destiny is shaped.” Tony Robins
Q: Your indomitable spirit was put to the test following a head-on car accident, can you tell us a little more about that experience?
- “If I’m in a wheel chair for the rest of my life, I will be the happiest, most grateful person in a wheel chair.”
- Be at peace with the worst-case scenario and the fear can’t grip you. Then you can put all your focus and attention on the best-case scenario; the outcome you desire.
- When you’re committed, there’s always a way to achieve what you want.
Q: “Tell us how the Miracle Morning came to be.”
- Hal shares he was in his darkest moments and reached out to a friend for help.
- “Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development because success is something you attract by the person you become.”
- You can’t achieve level 10 success when you’re only committed to being a level 2 person. Your level of success will parallel your level of personal development.
- “I need to go create the most extraordinary personal development ritual in the history of humanity because I’m tired of struggling.”
- Googled “best personal development practices.” Results: affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, journaling, and meditation.
- “What if I did all 6 of these practices?!” Woke up an hour early each morning to do his new personal development ritual and in 2 months Hal’s depression disappeared, he committed to run an ultra marathon and he doubled his income.
Q: “I used to think affirmations were just pumping yourself up but you have a different approach, can you share more about how you do your affirmations?”
- Don’t affirm what you want, affirm what you’re committed to.
- Articulate why that’s meaningful to you.
- What are the specific actions
- When will you take those actions?
- A simple 2-step formula to achieve anything you want: 1) read a book from someone who’s achieved what you want to achieve 2) do what they tell you to do in the book
Q: “What is the Miracle Equation and how did you discover it?”
- The real purpose of a goal is not to hit the goal, the purpose of a goal is to develop yourself into the kind of person that can hit bigger and better goals by simply committing at an extraordinary level until the last possible moment.
- The value of hitting a single goal is small compared to the value in becoming a goal achiever.
- When challenged with a seemingly impossible goal Hal chose, from the start, to commit to have unwavering faith all the way until the very last second.
- Override fear with faith. Hal developed a Miracle Mantra: “I am committed, to give it everything I have until the last possible moment, regardless of my results, no matter what, there is no other option.”
- Extraordinary effort- you don’t actually have to believe you’re going to reach your goal in order for you to give it everything you have to reach the goal.
Vector/ Cutco terms explained:
- Fast Start Contest- a contest new Cutco reps get for their first 10 days on the job.
- Push Period- typically a 2 week sales contest.