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When he was twenty years old, Hal Elrod was on top of the world!  “I had started my career and was earning a great income living on my own.  I even bought my first new Ford Mustang.  Life was really great!  As one of the top sales reps for my company, I was asked to give speeches quite a bit.  I gave a speech one night and got my first standing ovation!  Life was great.  But, driving home that night, a drunk driver got on the freeway and was driving in the wrong direction.  He hit me head-on at 70 miles per hour.  It was actually a fatal car accident.”

In fact, Hal was clinically dead for 6 minutes!  “Another car hit me on my driver side door and broke 11 bones in my body.  I was actually dead on the side of the freeway…clinically dead for 6 minutes and in a coma for 6 days.  Doctors told my parents that if I ever came out of the coma, I would probably never walk again and would be suffering permanent brain damage—making me a vegetable for the rest of my life.”

But, that’s not what happened—thanks to Hal’s positive mental attitude.  “I think a big part of my recovery was I had a really positive attitude.  In fact—so much so that the doctors thought I was in denial.  They told my parents I was always laughing, smiling, joking and making them laugh.  They said that’s not normal for someone who doesn’t know if he will ever walk again!  That’s when I told my parents about the 5 minute rule.”

So, what is the 5 minute rule?  “After 5 minutes of feeling sorry for myself, I give myself no permission to dwell on it further.  I learned that from my sales training.  When things don’t go your way, you focus all your energy on what you can control—not what you can’t change.  That was my attitude.  Within 3 weeks of being told I would never walk again I took my first step and got on an amazing road of recovery—giving motivational speeches and writing books!”

And one of those books titled “The Miracle Morning” climbed to #1 in sales!

No doubt about it!  Hal Elrod “The Miracle Man” is a Real Survivor who is changing lives with his message of hope and encouragement!

 

 

 

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