The second book in our brokerage’s Book Club is The Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents, an adaptation of Hal Elrod’s bestselling The Miracle Morning. On this version, he gets help from Michael Maher, Michael Reese and Jay Kinder. I swear when I ordered this for our crew I had no idea that it actually picked up the same story from our first book, Seven Levels of Communication, which I reviewed here.
Now, in fairness, while I found this book very useful, you have to take what I say here with a grain of salt. Go back and look at the time stamps on these posts. I am clearly not a morning person. If this had been named The Miracle Midnight for Real Estate Agents, it would have been perfect for me. That being said, this is a small book packed with valuable info and an easy ready because of the parable format similar to our last book.
The book revolves around a pretty simple acronym that will walk you through a very solid morning routine that is not only designed to put you in a powerful mindset for the day, but will also probably make you healthier, both mentally and physically. I can tell you that by just putting two of the items into my morning routine, I can feel the difference in how I approach the day. Oh, and it took about five minutes to do them both. Seriously, it’s that easy. Other parts of the routine I do at different times of the day and, still others, I need to work on.
Despite the fact that this story picks up after Seven Levels of Communication, I would probably recommend someone read this one first, get the routine to the habit stage of acceptance, and then read Seven Levels. I think you would be more prepared for taking on the things in Seven Levels if you were already doing the things in Miracle Morning. The mindset and attitude that will result from taking the steps in this book will make your ability to digest and execute the things from Seven Levels much easier.
In a business where it is easy to get frustrated, get complacent, and/or just get lazy, executing the morning ritual you find in this book is a nearly foolproof way to keep yourself focused and moving forward. I’ve said it many times, but your mindset drives your attitude which drives your success and this book will teach you how to start each and every day with a bulletproof mindset. Go read it and start implementing the steps today!
Next month’s book is Start With Why by Simon Sinek. Give it a read and let me know your thoughts.