Step Up Your Game with Miracle Morning – FiringTheMan Book Review

Episode 85

Welcome back to Firing the Man! In this episode, Ken and I share our thoughts about the book, “The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)” written by an absolute legend, Hal Elrod. We absolutely love his 6-step process to make the most out of our mornings and transform our lives, which was abbreviated as S.A.V.E.R.S.

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[00:01 – 03:50] Opening Segment

  • We introduce our topic for today
  • Ken and I talk about the author of “The Miracle Morning”

[03:51 – 09:28] Hal Elrod’s SAVERS

  • Whatever you’re doing in your life, we highly recommend this book
  • We’re probably undervaluing our mornings and here’s why
  • A few key steps can change your mornings
    • A brief period of quiet
    • Try this different kind of alarm clock!
    • Clear your limiting beliefs with this step

[09:29 – 14:35] Programming Your Brain 

  • The word David suggests you should add to your affirmations
  • Train your brain to “see things”
    • What does Hal mean by this?
  • This is one of the best ways to increase your energy and boost your confidence

[14:36 – 19:38] Reading Quickly and Efficiently 

  • This is one of our favorite parts of the book
    • Reading generates a compounding interest too!
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  • Don’t miss these pro tips to read books!

[19:39 – 28:46] 30-Day Miracle Morning 

  • Why you should write down your thoughts
    • Digital or paper?
  • Creating your own Miracle Morning
  • The benefits we’ve seen in ourselves by following the steps in this book

[28:47 – 30:58] Closing Segment 

  • Connect with us. Links below
  • Final words

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“Hype yourself. Pump yourself. It’s good to be modest but this is not the time to be modest. Pump yourself up.” – David Schomer

“I think the more you say something, the more you program your brain that you believe it..” – Ken Wilson

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David 0:00
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Ken 0:39
You know, you can use this time for however it fits you best. You know, just having that brief period of quiet it kind of brings it like centers you and allows you to focus deeper. And I think everyone can use that in their life.

David 0:55
repeating your affirmations daily, ideally out loud, they immediately make an impression on your subconscious mind, he explains. They transform how you think and feel. So you can overcome your limiting beliefs and behaviors and replace them with those you need to succeed. affirmations help program your brain with a blueprint or design of what you are going to accomplish.

Ken 1:20
I’ll go to the print store and I’ll print out something that whatever it is, whether it’s a goal, a reward, something that I want to visualize, I’ll print it out and I’ll put it on my wall. And then in my office, whenever I come in there, I look at that, and that’s in front of my face, as well as you know, just thinking and visualizing, you know, what do you want your life to look like? What do you want to accomplish and just visualize those. It’s very powerful.

Intro 1:46
Welcome, everyone to the firing the man podcast, a show for anyone who wants to be their own boss. If you sit in a cubicle every day and know you are capable of more, then join us, this show will help you build a business and grow your passive income stream in just a few short hours per day. And now your hosts, serial entrepreneurs David Schomer and Ken Wilson.

David 2:10
Welcome everyone to the firing the man podcast on today’s episode, Ken and I will be discussing an incredible book, The Miracle Morning, we go deep on what we learned from the book and how we are applying these lessons in our e commerce businesses and in our lives. Ken what’s going on man?

Ken 2:26
David, what’s up glad to be in the studio today sharing this wonderful book with all the listeners. Amazing book it’s had a huge impact, I think for both of us. But before we get into the book, let’s talk about the author and get a little bit of understanding of background. So the book was written by Hal Elrod and a little bit of his background, Hal actually died at age 20. He was hit head on by drunk driver at like 70 miles per hour, his heart stopped for six minutes, broke 11 bones. And the doctors said you’re done. Like you’re never gonna walk again, you know. And so through Hal’s life, not only did he walk he went on to run a 52 mile ultra marathon and became a Hall of Fame business achiever before he was 30. And then again in November 2016. Hal nearly died again, his kidneys, lungs and heart were on the verge of failing. And then he was diagnosed with a very rare, aggressive form of cancer. After about a year of this battle with cancer, Hal is now cancer free. And furthering his mission through the film Miracle Morning. He’s had a lot of ups and downs in his life and trying to figure everything out. He had two brushes with death, bankruptcy. He went on to become an ultra marathoner. He speaks around the world now. He’s author of multiple books, husband, father, and all before 30. So that’s a little bit of background. He’s a pretty crazy guy.

David 3:51
Yeah, absolute legend. And, you know, talk about a couple very bad days, right, getting diagnosed with cancer. You know, getting in a car accident being dead for six minutes. It’s an incredible story. Now, I got to ask you, where did you hear about this book?

Ken 4:06
You know, I cannot remember where I heard about it. But it was from someone that was mentoring me and, I felt like I can’t seem to get enough done or blah, blah, blah. They were like, have you read this book? And so I can’t remember off the top my head.

David 4:19
Yeah, I think I heard about it on the bigger pockets podcast. It’s a real estate podcast, but I heard it come up a couple times on there and thought, Well, I better check it out. Now I have to say, in terms of like books that I recommend, it is near the top of the list. The thing I like about it is if you’re in e commerce, it’s a great read. If you’re a construction worker, or a doctor or a lawyer, or literally anything, everyone’s got a morning, and I feel like it’s a pretty like undervalued time of day. And so I don’t know this places a premium on your time in the morning. So I really love this book. And I would say to anybody, give it a read. It’s different than your standard issue like life improvement book, you know what I mean? It’s like super practical advice. And so we’re gonna dive into a couple different sections of the Miracle Morning. But what I would say is the premise of this book is for you to really make the most out of your morning, and Hal lays out a six part process that he follows every morning. And so, you just want to jump right into it?

Ken 5:22
Yeah, let’s do it. So, like David mentioned, the book is broken down into six parts. And we’re going to go over those, Hal spells them out as Savers, SAVERS. We’re going to break out each one at a high level, though, we’re going to break them down at a high level, we still definitely recommend reading the book at length, you’ll get a lot out of it. So the first one s, in savers, silence. Silence can be defined as you know, pure quiet, thinking, deep breathing, praying, reflection, gratitude, meditation, meditation is my favorite. You know, you can use this time for however it fits you best, you know, just having that brief period of quiet, it kind of brings it like centers you and allows you to focus deeper, and I think everyone can use that in their life.

David 6:11
Absolutely, absolutely. I’ll tell you one change that I made to address the silence piece of savers is I got something, we’ll post a link to it in the show notes, but it’s a sunrise alarm clock. And, you know, starting like 15 minutes before you set it, a light comes on, and it gets brighter and brighter and brighter. And if you sleep through that, at the end of that there is a noise. But one thing that I found was like I used to use, like the standard issue alarm clock that went errrr errrr errrr. And what a terrible way to start the day. You know what I mean? Like, it’s like, you know, usually you’re in a deep sleep, you wake up totally panicked. And it’s just a bad way. It sets the tone for the day, and I think in a negative way. And so it was like 20 bucks on Amazon. And it has been worth its weight in gold. The other thing I would say is, since I transitioned to the sunrise alarm clock, I no longer keep my cell phone in the bedroom, which I used to, I’d wake up and I’d lay in bed. And you know, I’d go through social media or immediately had a screen in front of my face. And that’s been like, it has been good to keep the cell phone out of the bedroom for sure.

Ken 7:25
Yeah, absolutely. I definitely agree. I wake up to one of those annoying ass alarm clocks, and I need to check out that what is it called a sunrise alarm clock?

David 7:33
Yeah, yeah, it’s next level. And you know, it’s supposed to mimic like the circadian rhythm. You know, you wake up with the sun and go to bed when the sun goes down. And I don’t know, it’s worth its weight in gold, in my opinion.

Ken 7:45
Nice. Yep, I want to check it out.

David 7:48
David, what’s a so as for affirmations, affirmation is a sentence or two in alignment with what you want to accomplish, and who you need to be to accomplish it. Hal Elrod suggests repeating your affirmations, daily, ideally out loud, they immediately make an impression on your subconscious mind. He explains they transform how you think and feel. So you can overcome your limiting beliefs and behaviors and replace them with those you need to succeed. affirmations help program your brain with a blueprint or design of what you are going to accomplish. Inside the book there’s a roadmap on how to make affirmations. But you know, I think reading that roadmap is helpful, but also you just have to get after it, you know, on your own.

Ken 8:34
Yeah, absolutely. And one of the stories Hal shares in the book and I was kind of in the same boat. He was living with a roommate earlier on in his life. And every morning, he would hear the roommate in the shower. And he thought he was calling for Hal, he was not he was basically saying his affirmations aloud. And so Hal would like go to the bathroom, and he’s like, what do you need? And the guy was not talking to him. So Hal he thought like, Oh, that’s crazy. Like, why would you do that? And then he asked his friend about it. And his friend told him like, yeah, you know, you say, you know, you write it down, then you say it. And then you basically kind of program your brain into that. And so, you know, I never thought there was much value in that until I did it. And now it’s like, I’ll tell strangers my affirmation. You know, it’s like, I think the more you say something, the more you’re programming your brain that you believe it and that it is reciprocal. So it’s very powerful. But yeah, a is for affirmations.

David 9:29
Definitely. And, you know, one thing I would encourage anybody to do as they’re writing their affirmations, is to include the word professional. For instance, part of mine is I’m a professional ecommerce seller. And, you know, some people may hear that and say, you know, that sounds cocky, but I think that thinking of yourself as a professional and acting accordingly, like what does a pro do? really benefits you incredibly and so you know, there’s no you know, The thing I like about these affirmations also is yes, you can tell someone, but they’re mostly like, by yourself. And so you know, hype yourself up, pump yourself up, it’s good to be modest. But, you know, this is not the time to be modest pump yourself up.

Ken 10:13
Yeah, definitely agree affirmations you should be going all out like this is like what you want out of your life, what’s the person you want to become. And that’s what it should be. Definitely don’t hold back. Next one V, visualization. Visualization is when you train your brain to see things as you would like them to be instead of as they are. Hal says that for five minutes, you should visualize living your ideal day, performing all the tasks with ease, confidence and enjoyment. This is another way to kind of program your brain, visualizing your future self and how you will live your life. For some people, it’s harder than others, it takes practice and takes a little bit, I kind of do this with also the quiet time and silence. For me, you know, there’s lots of, a couple different ways to visualize things, I like to print something out, like, I’ll go to the print store. And I’ll print out something that whatever it is, whether it’s a goal, a reward, something that I want to visualize, I’ll print it out, and I’ll put it on my wall. And in my office, and whenever I come in there, I look at that, and that’s in front of my face, as well as, you know, just thinking and visualizing, you know, what do you want your life to look like? What do you want to accomplish? And just visualize those, it’s very powerful.

David 11:27
Definitely, you know, as it relates to ecommerce, one thing that I like to visualize is building out a team of happy, engaged team members. And that’s something that, you know, Ken you and I do in our businesses, you know, asking people, hey, what do you like to work on? What do you not like working on and consistently, like challenging them, helping them learn and really build, like some career equity. And so that’s something that, you know, I definitely have been visualizing lately, and I think, you know, we’ve been doing a pretty good job of is, you know, listening to employees and, you know, helping create an environment where you can share ideas openly, and everyone feels comfortable to speak up or challenge an idea. And so, I definitely have a lot of different visualizations. But that, as it relates to business, is one that I really like to think of, just a team of happy people.

Ken 12:20
Absolutely. Yeah. I mean, visualization is very powerful. And it can be used in, you know, pretty much any aspect of your life, not only business or you know, your ecommerce business, or, you know, your personal life, your personal goals, whatever it is on your journey that you want to change, or you want to go to the next level, you can use visualization to help you get there. David, what’s E?

David 12:40
E, e is for exercise, this is one of the best ways to increase your energy and self confidence. That is to exercise . Wake up your body, get your blood flowing, whatever you choose to do running, walking, lifting, weights, yoga, cardio, it doesn’t really matter. Just do something. And I’ll tell you, I love the idea. And this is just me personally applying E, I love the idea of going to the gym and pumping iron. However, I don’t. I don’t do that. One thing I do regularly is take a 30 to 45 minute walk in the woods. Mark Twain, one of my favorite authors, one of Missouri’s best, said all great men schedule time to walk in the woods alone. So that’s just one way, you know, it’s just a nice little walk. But in the morning, especially letting that sun hit your face. And I don’t know, that’s how I’m getting my exercise in. Am I gonna get totally yoked by walking in the woods? Probably not. But I would say it’s a nice routine to get into, especially if you’re working from home to where you can go from the bedroom to the office immediately having just a little bit of space in between wakeup time and going to work, which usually would be occupied by a commute. Right. You know, I think this is really important.

Ken 13:50
Yeah, absolutely. And you had a good point, you know, everybody’s working remote, especially in the last couple of years that skyrocketed working remote and I mean, there could be days where you know, you could just go from bed to your office to back to bed and not do anything else in between. So create that habit create that habit for exercise every day. You know, if you’re a creature of comfort or habit, you know, make sure it’s in the same time slot and just create that habit but I like that quote, you know, walking in the woods by yourself that’s really good. I like to walk my dog. He’s a bulldog he doesn’t last very long. So I got to take him back home and go back out but I like walking my dog and you know getting that sunshine. So whatever it is you choose for exercise just make sure you do it every day and create a habit form a habit out of that one. Next one is R, reading. This is one of my favorites. I think it’s one of David’s favorites as well. You know fill your brain up with knowledge. Books are very very inexpensive probably could get them for free if you got a library card. I mean there’s really no reason not to do that. You know and reading is kind of that power of what is it David? Like in bank where you stack interest right?

David 14:58
Oh, compound interest.

Ken 14:59
Compounding, right? That’s what this is. So like, let’s say you read two chapters a day. And you do that for 365 days, that’s a lot of chapters, you know, you’re gonna have a stack of books at the end of the year. So read a few chapters every morning, you’re going to stack it up. Oh, and pro tip, if you’re not sure, if you just started listening to our podcasts, and you’re not sure of kind of where to start, what books to read, David and I got together, we put all of our favorite books and the books that have made the most impact in our life, into our firing the man library, you can see that at firingtheman.com\library, and we have like, I think 20 or 50 books in there, just go in there and look and any one of those are top choices. For me, I like to rotate between an actual physical book, and audio books, depending on if I’m driving, commuting, or traveling or whatever. So just have your favorite book easily accessible, and just create that habit. It’s huge.

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Ken 16:43
David, anything on reading?

David 16:45
Yeah, you know, I’m glad that you mentioned audio books, because that’s something that, you know, it took me, the first 25 years of my life I thought if you want to read you guys sit down and flip the pages. And I don’t know if I have adult ADHD or if I just have trouble sitting still for a long time. But man, one of my favorite things to do is throw on some headphones and put on an audio book. And that’s something that, especially if you’re like sitting at a desk all day, going to sit in a chair and read a book may not be something that you want to do. And so I’ve noticed like, and maybe I’m overthinking this, but I’ve noticed like some people have a bit of shame about listening to an audio book instead of reading it. Like, I’ll ask them like, Hey, have you read that book? And they’ll be like, well, I listened to it. And it’s like, it’s the same information, you know, it’s exactly the same information. If you process information better, you know, through an audio book, go that route. But I would say like, if you’re tuning into this podcast, you most likely like podcasts. So audio books probably are a natural fit for you. And you know, audible is fairly inexpensive. And you know, for probably two cups of coffee, you can pay for an audible subscription. And you know, I would just get that recurring subscription. And so you know, a couple credits show up in your account every month and that’ll hold you accountable to you know, using them. Right. And so, but yeah, this is something that I think is super powerful, and probably one of my favorite pieces of savers.

Ken 18:13
Absolutely. One quick thing to add, before we go on. If you’re like me, I did not start, I was not an avid reader until my mid 30s. And so if you are not an avid reader, you know, you didn’t you weren’t raised on books or any of that stuff. Just try it, give it a shot, find topics that you’re interested in and just give it a shot. Even yeah, if you’re not an avid reader, just give it a shot.

David 18:36
And we’re spending a lot of time on reading. And I got one more that I think is kind of a next level pro tip, I thought I was a pretty slow reader. Like it took me kind of a long time to get through the pages. And I watched, it’s like a 13 minute YouTube video. And we’ll post it in the show notes. But it’s by Tim Ferriss, and it’s how to teach yourself how to speed read. And you take a ruler and you divide the page up into three different sections. Instead of reading individual words, you read blocks of words, and I know this sounds like super complicated. But listen, if I can do it, anyone can do it. But I would say just watching that video and then practicing, I would say I probably had like 20 to 30% efficiency gains in reading. And it’s not that hard. You watch the video, get out a book and a ruler and you know, make the lines on the pages. And before you know it, you won’t need to draw those guidelines, your brain will just pick up on it. So if you think you’re a slow reader, take 13 minutes watch this video. It’s definitely not going to set you back for sure.

Ken 18:39
Interesting. Yeah, I’ll have to check that out. I’ve never never looked at that one. David s what’s S stands for

David 19:45
S is for scribing. scribing is short for writing. Hal describes scribing as journaling and emphasizes how powerful this practice can be. Just getting all your thoughts out of your head and onto paper aka a journal can be incredibly powerful, Hal also sells a specific Miracle Morning journal, which is structured specifically for this program. There you go, Ken’s got it right in his hands. And this is a good way to just get all your thoughts down on paper and free up your mental power for other activities in thinking. So Ken, how are you implementing scribing?

Ken 20:20
Yeah, so journaling was something that I’ve never really practiced ever before reading, you know, Miracle Morning. And so for me, I like to write down my goals, annual goals, and then weekly goals and then daily. And so, for me, writing goes down. And then I just naturally more stuff comes out, like, it’s really helpful for me to free up my brain space, because if I’m writing something down, then that gives me permission to let it go out of my brain. And so that’s how, you know journaling, for me, that’s how I use it the most. Also, I like to go back and look what I wrote down a few months ago or six months ago and see, okay, how has this changed? Or have I accomplished this, and so it’s good for kind of reflection on that. But most importantly, for me, it’s getting my thoughts out of my head onto paper releases, you know, space. It’s almost like a RAM, if you’re a tech guy like me, it’s like, you’re opening up your RAM for more stuff.

David 21:18
Definitely, yeah, I’ve always kind of had a to do list. But after reading this book, I kind of extended just the to do list into, you know, reviewing goals and thinking about like, what next step will have the highest impact, the highest ROI as it relates to business. And so one thing that I have done recently is I have transitioned from a paper journal to a digital journal. And I do like the idea of a paper journal, it is kind of old timey. But the thing I like about it existing in digital form, is you ever been like driving, you’re just out and about, you don’t have your journal with you. But you think of something and you’re like, I want to remember this later, you can whip out your phone and type it in. And so we’ve been using Asana in our business. And so I have kind of my to do list documented there. But that’s been really nice. And you can organize things into high priority and low priority. And so one thing that I used to use a legal pad. And one thing that used to overwhelm me was when my to do list was more than one page. And it was hard to like pick out the high impact activities. And so my to do list right now is very long. But it’s not overwhelming, because I can go through and be like, hey, these are the high impact ones, you know, I may only have three or four high impact activities on my to do list. And the rest are just things that I need to get to. And I do get to them. But I do like having the journal existing in, you know, in digital form.

Ken 22:44
Nice. Yeah, I definitely agree with you. It’s easier, more convenient using technology. The same thing with, you know, like audio, you can kind of record yourself if that’s better. So just kind of recap here, you know, the book and the strategy is broken down into Savers, silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, and scribing. So just kind of give a wrap up, David, what is your wrap up for the book and kind of what is your key takeaways?

David 23:11
So one of my biggest key takeaways about this book is the implementation piece of it. And when I first heard of it, I heard of doing the Miracle Morning 30 Day Challenge. And this is something that I think is incredibly important, because there are a lot of things in this morning routine that he lays out that you may have never done before. For instance, like I remember the first time I meditated, I was like, This is dumb, I’m just sitting here for 10 minutes wasting time. But I think when you just commit to following this program to a tee, for 30 days, you start to really see the value in it. And so the other thing I would say is like that 30 day challenge that gets you, there’s some consistency in it. You know, a piece of this is waking up early in the morning, you know, especially when I was working for the man, I would wake up early for five days in a row. And then on the weekends I’d sleep in I think a lot of people do that. But this has helped me like just that 30 day, every single day, really gets you in into a nice rhythm and sleep routine. And so you know, the second piece of this is that there is such a thing as a modified Miracle Morning, you don’t need to do every single one of these. And that’s been something that you know, after the 30 day challenge, I thought to myself like alright, here are the pieces of this that I like, and I want to continue doing. And then here are some things that I don’t really care for. And so I’m not going to do it. But until you do it for 30 days in a row, you really don’t know. And you know, you can add stuff in there. For instance, like I like to sauna three mornings a week, and it’s not part of the book, but it’s just like, you know, hits on a lot of the similar things of the book in that like, you know, it’s quiet. Maybe that’s my silence piece of the savers. But yeah, I would say like currently if you look at my morning routine It doesn’t like closely track the book, but it is built upon the structure that book lays out. What about you, Ken, what were some of your key takeaways?

Ken 25:10
Yeah. So, you know, after reading the book, it’s clear the content of the book is aligned with what a lot of extremely successful people do to get ahead in life. And to get ahead of their competition. The list that Hal lays out in the book as examples is really long. And each chapter he’ll kind of point out some, a couple of examples, Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, you get the point. Massive, successful people are following these principles that are in the book. And just like anything else, you know, it’s not really rocket science, you really just need to find some successful people, study them, find out what they’re doing, and then just do that, like, it’s not rocket science. You know, my overall take on the book is Hal unleashes, just like what you mentioned earlier, just a whole bunch of strategies, it’s going to help you outwork your competitors, and it’s going to help you be a better person, get ahead in life, get the most out of your life. You know, as everybody, whoever’s been listening to the show, for a while, knows that I was in the military earlier on in my life. And, you know, I was forced to get up early, and run, you know, three, five miles, I was forced to do these things. And so when I left the military, I was like, you know, I’m done with that I’m sleeping in, you know, screw that. And then, you know, so when I read this, when I read the Miracle Morning, I’m like, shit, I’m like, Here we go again. So, but it was a lot different. It was like, after, like you said, the 30 Day Challenge. I love that like, that’s like a test, trial run test run right? After about, I’d say, like a week, maybe a week and a half, it was easier to get up. And then after about two weeks, I would wake up, you know, you mentioned that sunrise alarm, I was getting up before my alarm. And I was excited and happy for my day, I was, you know, showing gratitude. And it was really, really life changing. For me, I was like, holy shit, you know, before, you’d have to drag me out of bed, throw a bucket of water on me you know, and now it’s like, I’m getting up. And I’m excited. And I’m kind of going through this, I enjoyed getting up and going about my day. Okay. And so after doing that for, you know, a couple weeks a month, you know, you’re going to have more energy, you’re going to want to get up, you’re going to be accomplishing more. It’s amazing. This book alone is probably one of my top three picks for like, self improvement of all time, anything that I’ve read, like this is in my top three. So I highly recommend grabbing that book.

David 27:31
For sure. You know, one final thought that I will mention is that waking up early does not mean sleeping less. I hear a lot of people say I’m not a morning person. And I think that, you know, maybe you ease into this where you go to bed a half hour earlier and wake up a half hour earlier, do that for a couple days and ease into it. But you know, I think anybody can be a morning person, but I would not encourage you to sacrifice sleep. That’s when your brains recharging. And, you know, there’s a handful of studies out there that show like being sleep deprived is very similar to like being drunk, in terms of you know, your fine motor skills, and just how your brains running. And so, you know, I would say if you’re going to do the Miracle Morning, you need to plan on going to bed a little bit earlier. And so, and the last thing I would say is of the successful people that I know, most of them, not all but most of them wake up early. There’s a saying I think it was Vanderbilt that said Early to bed early to rise makes you strong, wealthy and wise. And I think that’s true. I don’t know what it is. I don’t know what it is about getting up in the morning. But you know, Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods. I mean, these people are crushing it. And they’ve got a strong morning routine. So is that a coincidence? I don’t think so. So anyway, to close out the episode, give this book a read or listen, and Ken and I challenge you to do the 30 Day Challenge. And at the end of that 30 Day Challenge, go to firingtheman.com. Click on the microphone and share your experiences. Let us know how did the 30 Day Challenge go? What piece of the saver’s Are you going to continue doing and which ones are you going to kind of let go and maybe replace it with something. But anyway, good luck everyone. Please accept this challenge. Read the book and I promise you you’ll be better for it. Thank you everyone for tuning in to today’s firing the man podcast. If you’ve liked this episode, head on over to firingtheman.com. And check out our resource library for exclusive firing the man discounts on popular e commerce subscription services that is firingtheman.com\resource. You can also find a comprehensive library of over 50 books that Ken and I have read in the last few years that have made a meaningful impact on our business. For that, head on over to www.firingtheman.com/library. Lastly, check us out on social media at firing the man, and on YouTube at firing the man for exclusive content. This is David schomer

Ken 29:59
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David 30:17
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