I’m continually on the lookout for ways to improve. I especially like reading books that provide tips and techniques on managing myself. With each book I read, there is often at least a couple of things, and sometimes more, that I learn about and can incorporate into my daily routine.
It’s one of main reasons that I became interested in The Miracle Morning, which is available in numerous versions. There is a generic title that is applicable to everyone and other versions tailored to specific occupations. For example, there is a version for real estate agents, one for salespeople, one for writers, and one for college students. Since I spend the majority of my days running my own business. I chose to read the version titled The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs by Hal Elrod and Cameron Herold.
The theme of the book is well summarized by the book’s subtitle – “Elevate Yourself to Elevate Your Business.” In other words, to get the most out of your business, you need to make sure that you are regularly doing the things to get the most from yourself. If it seems obvious, it is. But what separates The Miracle Morning from other books in this genre are the six specific exercises which Elrod and Herold outline for you to do on a daily basis.
These exercises are not new, revolutionary practices. They are exercises which the authors have observed other successful business people do. Their claim is that all successful people do at least one of the exercises if not more. They recommend that to perform at your best, you should start your day by doing all 6 exercises.
To make it easy to remember, the created an acronym for the six exercises – SAVERS. Each letter stands for a specific exercise as follows:
- S – Silence: a period of meditation in the morning
- A – Affirmations: positive self talk aligning actions with desired results
- V – Visualization: using your mind to build a compelling, successful vision of the future
- E – Exercise: regular physical activity
- R – Reading: leverage knowledge and experiences from others through books
- S – Scribing: a daily practice of journaling
In addition to defining each of the exercises, Elrod and Herold provide specific guidance on how to engage and incorporate each of the exercises into your daily routine. It is the specific guidance they provide that makes the book valuable. Throughout my other readings, I’ve come across these exercises, but The Miracle Morning explains how to do them properly in order to get the most out of them.
For anyone considering to start or running their own business, The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs is a Must Read. Elrod and Herold are spot on when they say that how you start each morning determines your mindset and the context for the rest of your day, which in turn leads to you and your business’ success. What I read in the book fits in well with other things that I’ve already started doing in the morning, and it’s given me some new habits to adopt. It felt like the pep talk I needed to keep me going and to push me to do more to improve my mindset. I’m looking forward to incorporating these exercises into my daily routine. I know it will have a positive impact and help me continue to improve my focus, to get things done, and to make a positive difference with my business.