Winning the Day, One Morning at a Time with Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, thought leader, and author of The Miracle Morning, a best-seller which has been translated into 27 languages and is one of the world’s most highly rated books. He has written ten books comprising The Miracle Morning series, and also serves as host of the Achieve Your Goals podcast, creator of the Best Year Ever Blueprint Live Experience and Executive Producer of The Miracle Morning Movie. Additionally, Hal leads a community of people in over 70 countries who practice The Miracle Morning and is on a mission to elevate human consciousness through a new approach to mornings.

Hal joins me today to discuss the power of The Miracle Morning and how it has up-leveled the lives of people around the world by laying the groundwork for more intentional, purpose-driven days. He shares the importance of choosing a mindset of gratitude, even when facing adversity, and what it takes to truly enact change in our lives. Hal also highlights how our alarm clocks can represent either the day’s first gift or the day’s first challenge and how small actions can be catalysts for large-scale change.


“If you win the morning, you put yourself in a peak position to win the rest of the day.” – Hal Elrod


This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • The two components that comprise Hal’s philosophy for life
  • Hal’s perspective on happiness and loving the life you have
  • Major adversities in Hal’s life that have deepened his perspective and outlook on life
  • Whether Hal believes that everything happens for a reason, and the power of “choosing the reasons”
  • What goes into enacting change in your life
  • The number one challenge holding people back from achieving their goals
  • How the way you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day
  • What the concept of the Miracle Morning entails, and how long the practice takes
  • The benefits of the Miracle Morning and how many people around the world invest in this practice
  • The percentage of people within the Miracle Morning community who were not previously morning people
  • The message that making the choice to wake up in the morning relays to your subconscious
  • Why change is so difficult and what keeps us stuck, preventing us from making changes
  • How society has conditioned us to want to do the easy thing over the right thing
  • Hal’s journey with rising above mediocrity and the power of accountability
  • How someone’s belief in you can catalyze your self-belief
  • What rear-view mirror syndrome is and how it can impede our path to greatness
  • Struggles Hal still faces with comparisonitis and imposter syndrome
  • A simple secret to success that can help combat overwhelm
  • The first step to losing weight, writing a book, or achieving any big goal
  • How inertia can work for you if you make choices in the direction of change
  • A book that has radically transformed Hal’s life
  • A travel hack to make trips less stressful
  • One thing that Hal wishes every American knew
  • The power that daily personal development has in becoming the person you want to be
  • Insight into Hal’s Miracle Morning community and how it can benefit you
  • A game-changing change you can make to ensure that you wake up when your alarm goes off
  • Why it is important to drink water first thing in the morning


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Dealing with High Conflict Personalities with Bill Eddy Part 2

Bill Eddy is the Co-Founder and Training Director at the award-winning consultancy and training firm, High Conflict Institute, where he helps professionals to better understand and manage their team members with high conflict personalities. Bill has been recognized worldwide as the international expert in managing disputes involving people with personality disorders. His diverse background as an attorney, therapist, and mediator as well as his work in managing disputes and mediating conflicts with people with personality disorders has led to the development of the High Conflict Personality Theory.

Bill joins me again to discuss how heredity, the environment and culture, as well as your early childhood development are contributing factors in the development of your personality. We discuss limiting your exposure to social media and why it’s often challenging for us to limit that exposure. We also discuss why Bill strongly advises parents to control and limit what their children see on social media, why it’s critical for Americans to learn about high conflict personalities, and why all human behavior is merely a series of patterns.

“What’s changing today is the culture, more than anything. And the culture is giving us images today of dysfunctional behavior.” – Bill Eddy


This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • The difference between psychopath personality disorder and sociopath personality disorder
  • The three contributing factors in personality development
  • Why Bill believes it’s important to limit your exposure to negative behaviors and social media and why it’s challenging to find the ‘perfect’ balance
  • The importance of parents limiting their children’s exposure to social media and technology
  • Why we need to spend more time connecting with nature
  • Why Bill wishes he was better at speaking out about social problems
  • A travel hack he uses to make travelling more enjoyable
  • A healthy habit Bill has started to age well
  • Why it’s critical for every American to learn about HCP
  • The secret to making long-term, committed relationships work
  • The most important and useful thing Bill has learned about money
  • Exploring Bill’s creative process for writing and the most important thing he’s learned about writing
  • Why all human behavior is a series of patterns
  • Lessons Bill has learned about successfully publishing and promoting books
  • Bill’s advice for future authors


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To learn more about the services offered at Nexus IT and to schedule your free comprehensive consultation, visit NexusITC.net


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Dealing with High Conflict Personalities with Bill Eddy Part 1

Bill Eddy is the Training Director and Co-Founder of the High Conflict Institute, an award-winning consultancy and training firm for professionals looking to better understand and manage high conflict personalities in the workplace. He is the developer of the High Conflict Personality (HCP) Theory and is recognized as an international expert on managing disputes involving people with personality disorders. Bill is an attorney, a certified Family Law Specialist, and San Diego’s Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center. He is the author of several articles and multiple books including High Conflict People in Legal Disputes, SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder, 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life, and Don’t Alienate the Kids.

Bill joins me today to discuss the five types of toxic personalities that can ruin your life. We discuss how we can deal with high conflict personality types, the difference between personality disorders and people with HCP, and how someone can have a high conflict personality without having a personality disorder. We discuss what a “target of blame” is and how to avoid becoming a target. We discuss what it means to be a negative advocate and how it can encourage others to engage in disputes. We also discuss how your emotions can be contagious and how we can choose to use those contagious emotions positively or negatively as well as the benefits of waiting at least a year before tying the knot and marrying your partner.


“Just like alcoholics are part of us, people with high conflict personalities are part of us and we have to learn how to manage them differently – but not reject them.” – Bill Eddy

This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • Why Bill believes the meaning of life is to help others
  • Why we need to constantly reflect on the type of personality we possess and the impact we have on others
  • Why Bill decided to write a book on the 5 types of high conflict personalities
  • Why you shouldn’t tell someone that they have a high conflict personality
  • What is a ‘target of blame’ and why authority figures and the people we’re closest to are often the biggest targets
  • The difference between high conflict personalities and people with personality disorders
  • Why Bill believes people with high conflict personalities are becoming more prevalent in our society
  • What negative advocates are and how they impact the people around them
  • How negative advocacy can often be a learned behavior
  • Comparing the five types of high conflict personalities
  • Conflict management strategies when dealing with people with HCP
  • How your emotions can be contagious and understanding unseen emotions
  • The impact of positive self-talk and positive mental imaging techniques
  • How to handle power-struggle scenarios
  • What the 1-Year Guideline is and why he recommends couples to date for a full year before getting married
  • Why he believes the percentage of people with personality disorders and HCP are on the rise
  • Can people with HCP and personality disorders change their personality and behavior
  • Why people with antisocial personality disorder are the least likely to change

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This episode is sponsored by Nexus IT Consultants

Nexus IT Consultants offers world-class IT support and solutions to help companies of all sizes manage their information technology. Through hyper-responsive, white-glove IT support and services, Nexus IT can handle basic tasks like IT monitoring and maintenance to the more complex projects like digital transformation.

To learn more about the services offered at Nexus IT and to schedule your free comprehensive consultation, visit NexusITC.net

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World’s #1 Leadership Thinker with Marshall Goldsmith | Part 2

Marshall Goldsmith is recognized as the World’s Number 1 Leadership Thinker by INC Magazine, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company as well as many other business publications. Marshall is a business coach and educator who has helped over 150 CEOs and management teams take their organizations to the next level by embracing changes in the workplace. As a New York Times  bestselling author, he has published countless business-related books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Triggers, and MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It.

Marshall joins me again today to discuss his stakeholder-centered approach to coaching and how it creates a constellation of accountability. He shares his coaching philosophy and why he believes it’s harder to change people’s perception than it is to change your own behavior. He explains why he decided to offer performance-based coaching rates and the benefits he’s received with this pricing model. He also shares his book writing process, why he recommends working with a co-author, and how to determine which field you want to become recognized as a world-class expert.

“In leadership, it doesn’t matter what we think we said. In leadership, all that matters is ‘what did they hear?’ Their perception is their reality .”  – Marshall Goldsmith

This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • The stakeholder-centered coaching approach and how it creates a constellation of accountability
  • Why Marshall believes it’s harder to change other people’s perception than it is to change your behavior
  • The book writing process Marshall and his publisher uses and why he recommends working with a co-writer
  • The Daily Question process and the top 6 questions Marshall recommends adding to your daily questions list
  • Marshall’s perspective on branding, marketing, and promotion
  • How to decide what field you want to be recognized as a world-renowned expert in

Resources Mentioned:

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This episode is sponsored by Nexus IT Consultants

Nexus IT Consultants offers world-class IT support and solutions to help companies of all sizes manage their information technology. Through hyper-responsive, white-glove IT support and services, Nexus IT can handle basic tasks like IT monitoring and maintenance to the more complex projects like digital transformation.

To learn more about the services offered at Nexus IT and to schedule your free comprehensive consultation, visit NexusITC.net


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World’s #1 Leadership Thinker with Marshall Goldsmith | Part 1

Marshall Goldsmith is a world-renowned business coach and educator and has been recognized as the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker by INC Magazine, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Fast Company. He has helped over 150 CEOs and management teams, including Ford Motor Company, World Bank, and Intel, to take their organizations to the next level through his practical and proven coaching methods on embracing change in the workplace. Marshall is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Triggers, and MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It. He has presented dozens of keynote speeches on topics related to leadership and coaching for professional associations, executive groups, and HR organizations.

Marshall joins me today to discuss internal and external validation and how getting them mixed up can make us feel like an impostor or victim. He shares the biggest mistakes many coaches make and how to become a more effective leader. He discusses the challenges of achieving long-lasting changes in behavior, strategies to achieve it, and the importance of letting others know your goals for creating lasting change in your life and career. He also shares his coaching philosophy, the difference between feedforward and feedback, and his advice for other coaches and service-driven professionals.

“Love the process of what you’re doing.”  – Marshall Goldsmith


This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • The two key variables Marshall believes makes the most impact on what’s important in life
  • His philosophy on life and achieving long-lasting happiness
  • The difference between internal and external validation, why they are important, and why it’s crucial to understand the difference
  • Why Marshall decided to set his coaching rates based on performance and client results
  • Why he believes people struggle to create lasting change
  • Marshall’s perspective on building rapport with coaching clients
  • His ‘feedforward’ technique and how it differs from feedback


Resources Mentioned:

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Connect with Marshall Goldsmith:


This episode is sponsored by Nexus IT Consultants

Nexus IT Consultants offers world-class IT support and solutions to help companies of all sizes manage their information technology. Through hyper-responsive, white-glove IT support and services, Nexus IT can handle basic tasks like IT monitoring and maintenance to the more complex projects like digital transformation.

To learn more about the services offered at Nexus IT and to schedule your free comprehensive consultation, visit NexusITC.net


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Solo Episode #5: Exploring Authenticity

This week in my 5th solo podcast episode, I’m going to explore five questions on the topic of authenticity. In my coaching practice I find this topic to be one that everyone wrestles with.

What does it mean to be authentic? What does it mean to feel comfortable in your own skin and how can we do it? One of the questions that I like to ask people that I work with when I coach is who’s the most authentic person you know and what about them makes you think they’re authentic?

What you need to know is you don’t need anyone to give you permission to be yourself. When you make that choice, it begins a virtuous cycle. As you more fully express your innermost self, you tap into your core genius, access more of your power, and increase the likelihood you will make the contribution that only you can make.

I want to thank my friend and client, Juliana, who’s in my Life’s Best Practices Breakthrough Coaching program, for asking these five questions.

SHOW NOTES
00:02:48 – Disempowering & empowering beliefs
00:13:01 – Bronnie Ware
00:22:10 – My tool to discovering what I really want.

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