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What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any - or every area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved? What if I told you that there is a "not-so-obvious" secret that is guaranteed to transform any - or literally every area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible? What if I told you it would only take 6 minutes a day?

Enter The Miracle Morning. What's now being practiced by thousands of people around the world could perhaps be the simplest approach to creating the life you've always wanted. It's been right there in front of us, but this audiobook has finally brought it to life. Are you ready? The next chapter of your life - the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined - is about to begin. You deserve an extraordinary life. It's time to wake up to your full potential.

©2012-2013 Hal Elrod (P)2013 Hal Elrod

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Nuggets of wisdom surrounded by fluff

TMM is motivating and encouraging. Hal is an incredible individual and a real inspiration. I can't wait to start my medical mornings!

The good bits however are smothered by over selling, promises of miraculous changes to your life and a whole bunch of other fluff. Time is precious and I wish it was written in a more succinct style, and that was me listening to the audio book on 2x speed!

I still highly recommend the book, Hal's story and the lessons the reader learns, but just need to warn of the extra waffle thrown in!

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Don’t even bother

This guy dribbles so much! Couldn’t even get past chapter 4. It’s repetitive, instead of providing actual information he just talks about how great The Miracle Morning is. Quite simply wake at 5am, do 10mins each of things that contribute to personal development and some exercise and away you go for the day. Been there done that. Waste of my time downloading this and listening to it!

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Wow inspiration plus! Read it in a day then started

Highly recommend if you need help getting motivated! I gained a lot from this book thanks!

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Waste of time

This audio book should have been a tenth as long as it was. The author waffles on and on without a direction or purpose, often repeating the same pointless phrases. It is not concise, nor impactful.
Pick up a copy of 'The 5 Second Rule' instead, it blows this garbage out of the way.

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A change maker

I have to admit to being a bit scepter all when I listened to the first couple of chapters, but I went with it. I have to say, I really do believe that this book will have a profound impact on my life. The idea of setting aside time early to do things that will help you become the person you would love to be, makes sense. I have done 2 consecutive mornings and loved them both. I also really admire and respect how Hal breaks down all the negative thought patterns and limiting beliefs that would potentially stop you from meditating, visualizing or saying affirmations. There were times I felt like he was reading my mind, but by the end I was more willing to accept that even though I might not have been able to do something in my life, I can now. I'll be listening again. And again. Thanks Hal!

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Tedious

I got bored about half way through. Waste of time listening, waste of money. I don't recommend.

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Disappointed

The book start off really good, after a few chapters it turns in to an add for its self and it’s website, it felt like it was all filler, by the time you get to the steps all it says is go to the website to find out the steps.


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Awesome

Great book that will undoubtedly provide massive benefits to anyone that not only reads but enacts the miracle morning.

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phenomenal book! I'm on day two and loving it

this is a goldmine if some real simple PD practices and some advanced, that have been wrapped into a phenomenal morning ritual. love it!

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life changing

Life changing book, as long as you follow through on the activities that Hal presents in the book.

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  • Jessica
  • 31-05-2013

Great program, AWFUL book

So, there's this marketing strategy in which you write a book as a lead-generator. Under this strategy, your goal isn't to make money from the book itself, but to get broader exposure, so you can find more potential customers for the other things you sell.

Typically, you'll invite the reader to download some bonus content at the end, in exchange for joining your mailing list. Usually, this is fine. If I got a lot of value out of a book, I'm happy to sign up. But this author missed the "get a lot of value out of the book" part. Now, I'm not knocking the program itself. I think it's very good, and people I know have gotten lot of benefit out of it.

But the *book* is a waste of time. Here's why: 1) The actual, useful content is maybe 15 pages long (and could be summarized in a few sentences). 2) There isn't much detail. I didn't learn anything from the book that my friend didn't tell me when she recommended it. The author gives an overview of what to do, but includes very few examples of how to implement that. He throws in lots of testimonials, but no actual case studies to model our own practice on. 3) There is a ton of filler. It's crammed with breathless descriptions of how "life-changing" it all is, how you'll be "blown away", and how you'll live your "best life ever", but very little detail of how that will happen or what it will look like. 4) The author intentionally leaves out detail to force you to sign up for the bonuses. Instead of sharing several examples of affirmations, he lists just one, then tells you to download the rest. (Which requires you to join his list.) The 30-day transformation chapter doesn't actually include the transformation, it just tells you to download it. (Which requires joining the list.) Then it tells you to recruit your friends to his list.

Again: if the bonuses were truly *supplemental*, that wouldn't be a problem. But they're not. That content belongs in the book itself. Essentially, the book is a quick summary of his method, and an extended sales pitch for joining his list. (And making your friends join his list. And buying the book for them. And becoming "VIP coaching client.")

In a free ebook, that would be fine. But in a book I paid for, it feels slimy and manipulative.

I love the program, but the author has completely lost my trust.



My recommendation:- Read a summary of the method. (There are YouTube videos and Amazon reviews that cover all the detail you need.)- If you must buy the book, get it in text, so you can skim past all the filler. If you must get the audio, skip the first 90 minutes.

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  • Knut Myklebust Johannessen
  • 01-03-2015

Great idea... but designed to sell you more!

The core idea of the morning ritual are great. Nothing new but classical old school personal development ideas: meditate, do affirmations,visualize, exercise, read and journal - and do it all as part of your morning ritual.

What really puts me off with the book is how the entire book is delivered in a sickening 1970's personal-development jargon as if speaking to a child.

Every time he wants to say 'my client', he says: "my favorite VIP success coaching clients". And every paragraph includes the phrase: "so you can create the life you desire AND deserve"

It's also totally designed to sell you more. He even has a whole chapter dedicated to try to generate referrals by making you send his book to friends and link them to his website - covering it up with "accountability partner will help you".

Seriously, people are smarter than that, Hal. I'd much rather have a pure pitch than sneaky marketing like this wasting people's time.

On top of that the whole book is filled with: "got i my website to get this extra piece I couldn't put in the book for no particular reason", and on the website he has an email form where you need to opt-in to his marketing machine - to get it.

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  • Gillian
  • 11-03-2015

One Bit of Wisdom, Find the Rest on YouTube

This is easy. You want to know what the Miracle Morning entails?
Get up early.
There. That's it. You get up early, meditate, say affirmations, journal, exercise, drink smoothies that are blended super foods. For the rest you can find a plethora of examples of how people are doing on YouTube.
One thing that irked me about Elrod was how glib he was about the concept that there is actually no such thing as sleep deprivation: As long as you go to bed with the mindset that you will wake up filled with energy and joy, you will indeed wake up refreshed and raring to go.
But here's the thing that blew me away, and I'll share it, for what it might be worth it to you. It's rather given me pause as I've lollygagged in bed:
"Would you rather stay inert and unconscious than be creative and alive?"
Now THAT has gotten me moving.
Not a miracle, exactly, but I appreciate that one line.

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  • Michelle
  • 29-12-2015

Sort of like one long commercial for itself

Not impressed. Got the gist within the first 60-mins. I've read a few self-help style books so the concepts in this one aren't much different than others. Perhaps, if this is your first time delving into the world of self-help, then you may find it useful. Otherwise, it's a pass. Also, I didn't appreciate the whole "tell your friends and family about this book...log into the website, etc." spiel within the first hour. Like, at the end of your book ask for me to spread the good word, but maybe teach me something substantial first. Otherwise I'm just telling people to wake up early in the morning to get shit done.

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  • Michael
  • 13-10-2015

Underwhelmed! Weak content.

I found the content in this book to be a LOT less useful than I expected. There are a few crumbs of good advice scattered throughout the book but overall I'm very disappointed! A one sentence summary of the book is... Get up earlier and you'll get more done. That's pretty much it.

There's absolutely no medical foundation or obvious research for most of the advice in the book. I would caution anyone that uses the approach recommended in the book to do your own medical research first to make sure you're not setting yourself up for health problems down the road.

It's also full of a lot of what I consider low-value common-sense fluff that had the appearance of just filling time. If it weren't the fast speed (3x) capability in my Audible app, I never would have made it through the book. 2x speed was very close to a normal speech speed so I can't fathom listening in normal speed.

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  • Justin A. Roether
  • 25-04-2017

This book deserves a second opinion

The only reason I bought this book despite the negative feedback was because a friend recommended it. I want to respond to two points made by other readers. First, the claim that the author is using the book to pitch other material. I have definitely seen authors do that and I completely disagree with that claim. At no point did I get the sense that the author was pitching anything else. He only made reference to free material on his site so the listener could share this life changing suggestion. Second, the claim that the material is recycled is utterly false. Yes, he references other self improvement authors quotes. However, the work is totally original. I am an avid personal growth reader and have read nearly every author he mentioned. The suggestions he made are practical and powerful. While the idea may not be new, if you aren't already doing it then this book could make a major difference in your personal growth and a catalyst to incredible breakthroughs. Thank you so much for this book. Highly recommended!!

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  • Kenta
  • 09-04-2020

Positive motivation from a more likely source

I've read this book three times now, and I've even tried it myself twice now. I first read it about 7 months ago, (September 2019) and stopped doing the "Miracle Morning" after just 10 days. I blinked and it was already 3 months after I had started, and by that point I just gave up. I couldn't get myself to keep doing it, but after reading this book a third time I once again found my motivation and wanted to try it once again.

That's the beauty of this book and Hal's life-changers, it's not a "tried it and failed, so I'm done" kind of thing. It's a progressive "Keep coming back for more" mentality. He explains the RMS, or "Rear-view Mirror Syndrome" mentality that we all have, and encourages you to push past it. "I've tried this strategy before, and it didn't work! I'm just going to give up and look for something else." Everyone thinks that, Heck, even I thought it when I found the notebook I had made for it several months back! I saw it, read the 10 journal entries in it and thought "Yup. Typical me."

With the Corona Virus (Covid-19) slamming the country like a tidal wave, people are too scared to do anything at all. We're all at home sitting on our butts, eating snacks (if you can find and/or afford them) and watching Tik-Tok or Youtube or playing video games. We're not thinking of "waking up early". We're unemployed! We're working from home! There's a Pandemic going on, stay inside and hide under your blankets!

But that's just it; we're inside. We're not doing anything. We're BORED. Why are we bored? Because there's nothing to do!

Wait, nothing to do? There's plenty to do! Go out on a walk! (keeping social distancing of 6 feet doesn't mean you can't go outside on a walk around your apartment or neighborhood!) Read a book! Pick up a new hobby of cross-stitching or needlework!

Ok, I'm not selling most people on those last two things, but you get my point.

I wanted to get another fresh start. I wanted to pick this back up again and go back to learning for the sake of my own personal improvement. We've all got time now, we can't say we don't. Some people still have to get up and go to their jobs, but how many people are going out to visit family, or going to the bowling alley, or playing golf or anything that involves, well, going out in public! Not a whole lot.

If you're bored, or if you're looking for something to do, I suggest reading this book. "Yo pal Hal" isn't just some guy who "figured out" how to write a book and get it published. He's been at the same low points that most of us have hit, and maybe are still at. But he took his adversities and turned them into stepping stones for his own personal development.

Covid-19 has the world in its hands. Why not take this horrible, terrible thing and make it the turning point in your life? The day that you say "No, I'm not going to sit in boredom, or misery, any longer. I'm going to take this horrible thing the world has been presented with and use it as my chance to make my life like I want it to be!"

I implore you, heck I'm BEGGING you to at least try this book. Go to the Miracle Morning website and you'll find a place you can get the first 2 chapters of the book for free. It'll give a little insight into what happened to Hal, how he was told he would never walk again, and how he overcame ALL of it. Heck, I just recently watched a youtube video of Hal giving an hour-long speech that had SEVERAL things the book never covered, including what he talked to his father about after he was told he could never walk again! It's an inspirational story that I wish to mirror with my own life; my lack of flexibility, lack of self-discipline, lack of commitment and my "I'm not a morning person" attitude. I have Asthma, or rather I did as a child, but I can't run for more than maybe 5 minutes without bending over and gasping like I've got a hole in my chest. Which I most certainly don't, unlike other people! If a guy who was told he couldn't freaking WALK ever again went on a freaking 52 mile MARATHON, then I can get my lazy ass up out of bed and do a 5 minute jog every morning.

I'm on day 3 of my "Refreshed" Miracle Morning, and I've made changes from my older journal entries that make it easier to not only write with, but also read. I've gone on jogs each morning, and even took an additional hour-long walk to listen to most of this audio-book again. Granted, this is only day 3, but I got to 10 days last time, and I had no idea what I was really doing! How far will I get now that I DO know?

I'm not a success story, but I'm not a failed attempt either. I'm a work in progress. But then again, aren't we all?

Happy Reading,
~ Ken

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  • Julie W. Capell
  • 28-02-2016

Incredibly motivating

I’m giving this book five stars, not because it’s the best-written book, but because of the effect it had on my life. Without going into too much detail, I will simply say that this book really motivated me. Within one day of starting it, I began to implement all of the six practices Elrod talks about. I started getting up one hour earlier every day, including Saturdays and Sundays. I made lists. I am acting on the lists. I am getting tons of things done every day that have been on an imaginary “to do” list in my mind for years. I am on day seventeen and have set a goal for myself to continue to practice these six activities every day for an entire year.

I am a pretty self-motivated person, and I am also a “morning person.” Even so, I found the concepts in this book have really helped me get organized, stop procrastinating, and get things done. I also feel more purposeful in what I am doing with my life. It’s a great feeling!

I would recommend this book for anyone, of any age, who is feeling stuck, overwhelmed, without direction, or otherwise needs a new technique to motivate them to pursue their dreams.

[I listened to this as an audio book read by Rob Actis, who did a very good job. Good book to listen to while exercising!]

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  • Jess
  • 18-01-2019

Redundant...

I’m not sure if this is more noticeable because I’m listening to the audiobook—but it is so redundant and I’m having trouble getting through it.

I feel like he is trying to sell me in a book that I’ve already purchased over and over.

I’m on Chapter 7 and so far all I’ve learned is that Hal has overcome a lot, 95% of people are struggling, and that at some point in the future, I’m going to learn something about mornings that will change my life. Eventually....

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  • Tanyush
  • 17-08-2014

The most mediocre self-help book

Would you try another book from Hal Elrod and/or Rob Actis?

Those who have never read any self-help books and don't know anything about self development and effective life probably will find this book interesting. For others don't even bother. Absolutely mediocre and banal recommendations, lots of water, big words, in general extremely boring...
The author started with a touching story of his life and I hoped he would give some interesting and new insights but no... nothing new or revealing. The author is actually a sales person in the past.
The whole idea of the book can be expressed in a simple rule: wake up early in a positive mood and do something important. You don't need to right a whole book about that.

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  • Euan
  • 27-12-2015

Don't waste your credit.

This is a nice idea that can be summed up in one sentence - For greater success, get up an hour earlier and use this time to invest in yourself.

Watch Robin Sharma's YouTube Videos.

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  • robin gwinnett
  • 24-09-2015

It was ok, but in places reasonably obvious!

This book is ok, but could easily have been half as long! So much waffle, so many repeated phrases. A bit of motivation is good, but this was to American for my liking!

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  • Ryan
  • 06-09-2015

Way too much waffle, not much substance

This audio book could have been 20 minutes long to convey the message. I'd advise just googling miracle morning, it's not anything new and there are way better self improvement books out there.

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  • Katherine
  • 20-10-2015

Could be a lot shorter

What did you like best about The Miracle Morning? What did you like least?

The message was probably as simple as this: wake up earlier than you think, stretch, shower, read a book eat something healthy and go to work. Nothing really new or mind blowing to be honest! Could have been a lot shorter, and probably a lot less self-appreciating.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It needs to be far shorter with a lot less fluff!

Any additional comments?

If you love american health hype - this is the audio book for you! If not, don't bother.

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  • A
  • 01-06-2016

Get up early and do more stuff

Nothing ground breaking - pretty basic. Disappointing lack of content and huge amounts of repetition. I wouldn't recommend

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  • Orchestrate
  • 31-03-2016

Good book - bit religious / American

Good book,

Interesting concept but very simple.

One of those books that refers you to their website a lot for additional content which I don't personally like.

Also views on suicide and a general religious undertone not to my taste - a bit preachy

In summary, 1 hours content, 3 hours waffle, slightly annoying reader and unwanted opinions on religion and suicide.

Worth a look but you won't listen again and again

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  • James
  • 11-09-2019

I don’t get the hype..

35 minutes in and it was STILL an advert for the audiobook I’d just bought. Apparently if I get up early I’ll get more done. Who knew!?

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  • Sparkles
  • 14-07-2017

Doing the work

I have a habit of listening to a ton of person so development and business audio books and rarely take action on their contents. Before reading this book I decided I would follow it's advice and take proper notes. I have only completed the first day but firmly believe that the 6 savers steps will set me up every day in the right way to create permanent changes and improvements. There are so many areas in my life that I want to improve and the overwhelm stops me from starting. Simply starting each day on a positive note will be the catalyst to make real change. I have 6 hours asleep ahead of me and I'm looking forward to waking up and starting my Saturday early.

The book is a great listen and the points are made well without being repetitive and boring. I'm already excited to listen to this book again.

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  • Mrs Becky Warnes
  • 12-09-2016

Get to the point!

Waffle! Stopped listening to the guy repeatedly telling me how great he is before the end. Very disappointed in this. I was looking for inspiration, motivation and key learnings to take away and apply. That did not happen.

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  • Chiara Peveri
  • 05-12-2015

Nice, but not really really helpful

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Actually I aspected something more "reviling". I could not find a very useful trick to improve my morning. It is too long for not too valuable informations.

What did you like best about this story?

The only thing I find Hal very inspiring. His story is strong, his must have a very unique caracter and soul

Would you listen to another book narrated by Rob Actis?

yes why not

Do you think The Miracle Morning needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

maybe, this version is not complete I think

Any additional comments?

overall not i bad book, but I would not gift it

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