I think you’re going to love today’s podcast episode! Maybe I’m a little biased, but I really had a blast with this one. :^D
It’s a “behind the scenes” conversation from last week, between me and The Miracle Morning Movie team – Director (Nick Conedera) and Producer (Theresa Laurico) – on what it took to make this film.
How do you make a documentary? How do you take an idea, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing, and turn it into a full-length feature film for an audience of millions?
I’ve spent the last several years trying to answer these questions as I’ve worked on the Miracle Morning Movie. Nick and Theresa have provided me with invaluable guidance and support on this journey. They are some of my closest friends, a big part of my life, and advocates of the Miracle Morning mission and movement – and they helped inspire this incredible vision and turn it into a reality.
Today, you’ll learn the story behind the Miracle Morning Movie, how we built a powerful network of people all over the world to contribute to the film, and the many challenges, delays, and complications we all faced along the way.
- How a documentary can demonstrate transformative change and tell a powerful story that goes far beyond a book.
- The strategies we used to connect with hard-to-reach individuals while we were making the movie.
- How Nick’s creative process changed while making a documentary after finishing his first feature film.
- Why storytelling has such a unique, transformative power, especially in challenging times like these.
- What you can expect from the Miracle Morning Movie LIVE Online World Premiere & Immersive Experience.
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Hal Elrod: All right. Here we go. Goal achievers, members of the Miracle Morning community, I am staring at two of my favorite people right now. You do not get to see them. You’re just going to hear them but I’m looking at Nick Conedera, my good friend and film director, specifically, director of the Miracle Morning Movie, and Theresa Corazon Laurico, the producer of the Miracle Morning Movie and also one of my closest friends. These are two individuals who have been a big part of my life and supported me and supported the Miracle Morning movement and the mission and, of course, co-created the Miracle Morning movie. And today, we’re going to give you kind of a behind-the-scenes on the making of the Miracle Morning Movie, but how do you make a documentary? Like how do you go from an idea, especially if you’re me and you have no idea what you’re doing, mostly these two knew little more than I did and how do you turn that into a full-length feature film that is worthy of millions or billions of people watching it, which is hopefully what we have done here?
Hal Elrod: So, Nick, and Theresa, welcome.
Nick Conedera: Hey, how’s it going?
Theresa Laurico: How’s it going? I’m so happy to be here.
Hal Elrod: Yeah. I’m pumped. So, I guess, we’ll start the kind of the story of how this movie came to be for those that may not be aware of this and I’ll keep this brief, brevity. Right, Nick, as we just talked about? But in terms of the movie came to be because, Nick, you came to my house for dinner one night as a friend, of course, and during dinner, you were asking me for kind of your brainstorming ideas of your next film, your next project. And I said, “Hey, why not do a documentary? You have a lot of subjects that you’re very knowledgeable about, you’re passionate about. You’re a critical thinker.” And so, I was throwing out all these ideas for you, right? And then after like 30 minutes or more of all these different ideas, you came back and you said, “Hal, what about the Miracle Morning? Why don’t we do a documentary on the Miracle Morning?” and I think you referenced the Miracle Morning community, the Facebook group, you’ve seen hundreds and thousands of people posting their amazing, transformational stories. He said, “What if we featured the stories of all of these people and then got it out to the world in all these things?”
And I said, “Great idea. You know, maybe someday like I’m so busy right now. I can’t even wrap my head around that,” and you kept – thank God, I mean, Nick, so much credit goes to you, man. I’ll keep giving you credit throughout this whole episode but you kept pinging me like, “Hey, when are we doing the Miracle Morning Movie? When are we doing the Miracle Morning Movie?” and I kept saying, “Someday. I’m busy.” And then you called me one day and you figured out like my hot button. You called me and you said, “Hey, what’s your mission in life?” And I said, “To elevate the consciousness of humanity one morning at a time,” and you said, “What percentage of humanity read self-help books?” And I said, “Gosh, I think it’s like 1%.” And you said, “What percentage watch films?” And I said, “Well, in developed countries, I think it’s like the other 99%. It’s like everybody,” and I literally, I mean, you don’t have to say anything else. I got where you’re going. I said I think we’re making a movie. And your point was we want to reach over a billion people with the Miracle Morning and empower them to start their day in a peak mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual state to take control of their inner world because our outer world reflects our inner world.
And in order to reach that amount of people, you really pointed out that a book is it’s a great medium but it’s limited in the amount of people that would actually pick it up and read it. It also takes a week or two or three to read a book, whereas you could get the entire message in 90 minutes, right? You get the whole movie. And so, that’s when this thing you and I co-created, we gave birth to this child that is the Miracle Morning. And so, let’s start there, Nick. What was your original, I guess, vision or motivation for the Miracle Morning Movie? It’s been, gosh, six years since we had that conversation.
Nick Conedera: That’s a good question. When an idea comes to you, it’s the ideas that keep coming back that tell me like, “Okay. Well, maybe there’s something to this.” And when I first had the I think it might have been before we had that conversation, actually. The way that I remember it is I was living in Washington at the time of my grandfather’s house who had passed away. And I was very secluded in the middle of the forest, the beautiful view of Discovery Bay. And one morning, this idea just came out of nowhere, that the Miracle Morning should be a movie and I thought, “Well, I was just coming off of my first feature film, Sharp, which is like basically a stoner comedy about a college kid selling knives. It’s based on Cutco but it was an incredibly successful production and it looked like it was made with millions of dollars, and the acting was great and it premiered. Everybody loved it. It was a huge hit. But financially, it was a big failure. And so, I had figured I had mastered my artistic ability and I needed to figure out, well, now I need to master like the other side of it, the business side of it, the marketing, the financial side of it.
And I thought, “Well, there’s already built an audience for something like the Miracle Morning Movie and also, it aligned with my values about just elevating consciousness.” I mean, I always wanted to help the world through my filmmaking but it wasn’t until you coined that term, elevating the consciousness of humanity one morning at a time. That was your mission even way back then, that I realized like, “Oh, that actually articulates what I want to do perfectly.” So, it aligned with my values. It aligned with your values. Yeah. I think persistence is a good thing to keep in mind here because I think it took 18 months after I originally got the idea and I just kept being like, “When are we going to do this? When are we going to do this? When are we going to do this? Pleasant persistence. That’s the key, not being obnoxious about it and getting like a restraining order or anything.
Hal Elrod: I think I considered that.
Nick Conedera: Yeah. And then you finally said yeah.
Hal Elrod: Yeah. Talk about this real quick. You were doing the Miracle Morning like I want to be clear. You are a Miracle Morning practitioner long before this movie was an idea. In fact, you reached out to me. This is how we first connected like you would see me speak at a Cutco conference back in the day. You reached out. You said, “Hal, I’m making a movie, Sharp, I’m making this movie and I was wondering if you would come be in the movie and just play the role of an MC?” And for anybody to be asked to be in a movie, I was like, “Yeah, of course.” I was like, “That’s super cool. I would love to.” So, I went out and did a full day. I was there for an entire day, watched you worked your magic as a director, and then I got to be on stage and filmed this little scene in the movie but what was cool is and, correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t you actually part of your process with you were leading your crew through the Miracle Morning every day, if I remember correctly, something along those lines?
Nick Conedera: Yeah. I’ve had a pretty intense morning routine probably since I first moved to LA out of film school. So, that would have been 2010, 2011 and I just developed it on my own. It’s like a lot of entrepreneurs, you need something, you need some framework to set you up to start your day because you don’t have structure. Otherwise, you don’t have a job that you go to everyday or school anymore. I was just out of school. So, I already had my own morning routine, and then when I heard about the Miracle Morning, I think I actually first downloaded the free, you had an opt-in on a website and you had a free audio before the book came out. And so, I was probably one of the very first opt-ins on your list, getting that audio and I was like, “Oh, dude, this is great. I’m going to start doing this.” And then when production started, the star of the film, Nick Nigro, who’s one of my best friends, we also looked alike and have the same birthday and we’re both Italian. And it’s very strange that he played me in the movie but we also have the same name. It’s just how it happened.
But he was living at my house at the time during development and pre-production and our producer, Jack Hooker, would come over and it’s just basically like how it was mostly me doing it but we did at some times have a morning routine together, especially in the summer before we started shooting because we knew that there were a lot of surfing scenes in the film and we knew that we would have to be in the water for like 12 hours a day for maybe two or three days shooting in the water and we had to be like incredibly physically fit. So, we did these trainings on the beach in like Santa Monica and stuff, Venice, and that was part of our morning routine for a while. But, yeah, it was something that I think was super important to align our frequencies as a crew.
Hal Elrod: Yeah. And I want to say I said this early on because I’ll be very transparent. There were times when I’m like, “Wait a minute. This is Nick’s first documentary,” like yes, you had made a film, but it was your first documentary and there were times I’m like, “Should I be finding the world’s best documentary filmmaker to do this movie?” I kept coming back to and I still feel the same way that like spiritually, there is no one that should have made the film other than you. Like, I just feel like there is that authentic spiritual connection that you have to the practice, to the community, to me, that like no one would have cared as much as you did. I mean, our original goal was to make it in one year and we’re on year six right now. And you were just at my house for a month editing like nobody, yeah, just so I want to acknowledge you and thank you, man, that I’m so grateful that we’ve been on this journey for six years and we’re almost kind of to the conclusion.
Nick Conedera: Thank you. It’s been a pleasure.
Hal Elrod: Yeah, brother. Well, and that leads us to Theresa Laurico. So, Theresa, you and I met at a Giovanni Marsico’s Archangel Academy event and we connected. I remember, actually, you asked me about an event that you put on called SociaLIGHT and you put on the SociaLIGHT event where you put on two different events, one on the east side of Canada and one on the west side of Canada, two weeks apart, and you sold both of them out one with 700 people, if I remember correctly, and one with over 1,000 people. And I was like, “Who is this woman?” We were just trying to do our first event and get like 200 people there. I’m like, “Who is this woman that sells out two events? One with 1,000 people and one with – two weeks apart on two sides of the country?” And so, anyway, I was just so impressed and blown away with you and your energy like anyone that knows you. You have such a positive loving, giving spirit. It’s contagious, it’s infectious, and that’s how we met. And then actually, you need to remind me, how did it end up? You connected me with Robin Sharma and like some other. Remind me, what’s your version of the story of how you ended up being the producer of the Miracle Morning Movie? Because I’m like, it’s escaping me.
Theresa Laurico: Yeah. So, it was 2015 so it was like about a year out that we needed some divine feminine energy in the mix of the birth of this child. So, step in Theresa and I think after Robin’s shoot realized that it’s an amazing vision and I am so aligned with Nick. I was at the time, a TV producer in Canada for more than 10 years for CTV, which is like the MTV of our network. My degree is in journalism and I have a very extensive background in television and media. When I had the opportunity to meet Oprah, I was like, “Oh, I’m dedicating my whole life,” because I saw that the content I was making was superficial. I didn’t care about all the stuff that we were producing and hundreds of thousands of people were watching my content. And I was like, “No, this is not in alignment with what I care about, which is systemic leadership impact for the planet,” and I dedicated my life to making like I literally looked at her and I’m like, “I’m going to use my whole life to make media that moves humanity forward, period,” my whole life.
And then I remember meeting you and hearing about Nick’s amazing vision and our alignment with making positive content. And then you had felt that Nick and I should connect because he had such a soul for the same thing. My soul was like committing my life to. And then I was like, we need other elements like different people like the Brendon Burchard and like the people from The Secret, and we need to get all this to support the importance of Miracle Morning’s message because they’re practitioners as well. And it was just like, this amazing thing. And then you and I talked about becoming a producer and part of the movie and what that would look like and all the people I would bring into the movie to help support the overall vision, and then it just happened. And then we’re like, “Let’s go,” and then Nick and I, we’re like we did our first shoot with I think it was Brian Johnson was our first baby. And we’ve been shooting all around the world and all like just getting as much interviews as we could possibly get to move it forward but that’s really how it began.
Hal Elrod: I do remember the conversation. You know, you knew Robin Sharma, and actually, I want to ask you in a second on how you’re able to get all these incredibly famous, difficult people to get access to. You get access to all of them but you connected me with Robin and I was a huge fan of his work. You know, he wrote the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, the 5am Club most recently. And after that, shoot, I do remember me, you, and Nick standing in like the lobby of Robin’s office and you’re going you’re like, “Hey, we need to get…”
Nick Conedera: I was like who is this person? Why is she here?
Hal Elrod: Yeah. That’s Nick’s thought, “Who is this person? Why is she here?” And then, Theresa, you were like, “Yeah. Who else can we get in the film?” And you were name dropping all these people that you could, you know. Dr. John Gray, who wrote Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and Marci Shimoff who wrote Happy for No Reason and you’re naming these people and you’re like, “Oh, we can get these people in the film.” And then, yeah, within a few conversations, you ended up being the producer of the movie. That’s what I want to ask you is, how are you able to get access to so many famous people who are difficult to get access to? Your events, you had Seth Godin and you had Robin Sharma and you had all these different people and then in the film, we have Brendon Burchard and you like hunted down and you flew to Vegas to meet with him and you met his mom and it took multiple attempts to be able to get Brendon in the film. And we have Lewis Howes and Mel Robbins and Laila Ali, and on and on. And some of those are really serendipitous but, yeah, I just I’d love for people listening to know what is your ninja strategy that you’re able to get access to these people that are so difficult to gain access to.
Theresa Laurico: Yeah. I think the first thing is I’m a student of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. At the age of 19, I have that in me and also, personally, I was mentored by someone who owns the rights to it in seven countries. So, in my mind are the principles of Think and Grow Rich at a very young age. And I think when you have a dream and it’s really like what Nick said, Oprah calls them whispers. It just comes to you and for me, that’s divine. It’s a divine download like Miracle Morning is your mission. This movie is Nick’s mission like socially at the time it was my mission at the time and it was like when you listen to that and you get so aligned with that vision, and that thing that’s inside of you, and you get committed to it, like you say, with unwavering faith, things start to happen and you start meeting people. Miracles start happening, people start coming in your life. You’re like, “What is today’s awesomeness?” And I think at the time like I had launched SociaLIGHT. I had never been an entrepreneur. I never did anything. And Richard Branson opened my first event and we surprised a thousand people.
People are like, “How do you get all these people? And what’s the secret sauce to all of that?” And I think it’s being able to really be aligned with your mission and then having like, as an example, if we do a Miracle Morning number two, I am fully clear I want to get Elon Musk, Michael Jordan, and I’m declaring this before it’s already real in the world. I’m saying this is the intention. Whether it happens, it’s not but I think some secret sauce you can do is if you’re a person that has a dream right now that you want to get to these really big influencers, you got to be someone who adds value first. You cannot be the kind – this is even as a human. When people come to me, they’re like, “Oh, Theresa, I want… It’s all I want.” And I think the people who win in life are the ones who are like, “Let me find out what’s important to you, an incredible, massive value to you and your life first, and then come to you about what can we do together?” You know, it was not, “Hey, Hal. I’m this Theresa chicken, blah, blah, blah, blah.” No. Let me add massive value to what you’re up to, have you win your game.
And then at the time when it comes to me wanting to play anything in the world, like, are you more likely to help me? 100% because I added massive value to you first. So, that’s number one. Number two is when you become what I call a win-win person, it means that in every interaction that you have with any human you have, you always have both of you as a whole winning. Not this, “What can I get for you? What can I get?” Like that’s why I don’t like the word networking. Because you’re catching something. Let me get something from you, for me to benefit. It doesn’t work like that. See, Love just confirmed too. How do we all win? And then not only that, I think when you come at the point like I’ll give you with Seth Godin, Seth made me prove myself like he made me really get core to who am I serving. At the time, I was serving 1,000 entrepreneurs and 1,000 heartbeats to think about people, planet, prosperity, and that businesses should not just be focused on just money. So, when you come to meet someone who you want is very influential.
Say you want to get to Richard Branson or say you want to get to Hal Elrod, they got to know what the win is for you and what value that they’re going to bring to you and your mission. And if they approach you like that, they’re more likely to say yes, then just talking about their accomplishments and what they can, you know what I mean? Like, be someone who adds value, an incredible value to other people’s life first, and then I think because my mission was serving so many, we’re talking about thousands to date, I’ve served Canada, which I love Toronto, Canada, thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs and startups. And when you become what we call a servant leader, where you’re actually serving for the greater good, other people that are up to the same thing will want to help you. They will look at you and be like, “Yo, this girl’s up to helping 1,000 young girls. Let’s go. I’m going to support her to help.”
And then also if you come from just sort of like the what’s good for the planet like I’m not just thinking about me and my brand and what’s good for me. The planet on my phone right now like as my screensaver reminding me who I work for. And so, I think when people see that in me and see my heart, the intention, other leaders on the same frequency will want to be like, “Hell, yeah, I’m in.” Like I don’t have Michael Jordan right now, but you better believe that’s on my mind because the Miracle Morning is such an incredible movement. And if people do SAVERS, it will fundamentally transform their life as a leader. They’ll be a better father, a better mother, a better human. And so, my heart’s intention is pure to be like, “Michael Jordan, I need to know what your morning routine is because you have things in you that can help move, not only Black Lives Matters, but you can help move all the young boys who look to you for your example, that you can help raise right now. And so, letting us film your morning routine and extract what an awesome advice you have for other people, can you do that? Will you do that? And watch what miracles will happen.” So, yeah, think big, and better yet do big.
Nick Conedera: I also like to add to that. I think Theresa also her personality is really contagious and she’s got a huge heart and she is a star. I think when you’re dealing with stars, you need to be a star and she definitely is one.
Theresa Laurico: Oh, thank you.
Hal Elrod: Amen. to that.
Theresa Laurico: Drop the mic.
Hal Elrod: Well said. Mic drop. Wonderful, Theresa. I love listening to you because you speak unlike how most people speak, you speak, you think big, you see big, you act big, and it’s all from a big heart. So, I love that. I want to ask you guys some questions like some of the things around filming this movie. And, Nick, actually, I’ll start with you. You had filmed a full-length feature film. Like you said, it was a stoner comedy, right? Sharp. Great movie. Sharp-Movie.com, is that the website?
Nick Conedera: Affirmative.
Hal Elrod: Say again?
Nick Conedera: Affirmative.
Hal Elrod: All right. Sharp-Movie.com. Really fun movie. And you get to see me for a minute, which is cool but what was the difference between filming what is known as a narrative, which is a scripted film with actors that you literally write the story and then people get to act out what you wrote, versus a documentary? And I’d love to hear even your creative like how do you create a documentary? What’s the difference between that versus a narrative film, where there is no script and there are no actors?
Nick Conedera: Yeah. That’s a good question. And that was a challenge for me because I am traditionally trained as a narrative filmmaker. I’ve been writing my own scripts, working with actors, working with a cinematographer since I was 13, and I went to film school specifically for writing and directing. So, I had been doing that for a really long time and translating those skills into documentary, I didn’t quite know how I was going to do that but I just trusted in myself because I knew the storytelling fundamentals and I think those are the same in any medium really. It doesn’t matter if it’s film or writing, or oral storytelling, speaking like you’re a speaker. They’re the same. Well, the different sense to your question, the difference between narrative and documentary mostly is narrative the story is predetermined. We know how it’s going to end. We know what everybody’s going to say. We know what’s going to happen when it’s going to happen.
Documentary is the opposite. You have to follow the story to see where it goes. And I knew that fundamental and I’m pretty good with a camera in my hand. Magical things tend to happen when there’s a camera in my hand. So, I just trusted that. We need to just trust the process and keep moving forward, and something will happen. And I did understand, intuitively, that in order to engage millions of people and keep them interested from minute 1 to minute 90, we can’t tell a story about “the movement,” the Miracle Morning movement because there’s no story there. We can’t make like a science report interviewing all these scientists and doctors explaining the value behind morning routines. We really need one main through line for the entire film, which is going to be about somebody that we really like, who’s trying to get something that’s very challenging, and we’re going to see them struggle to get that, and we’re going to see if they actually get it or not. Whether they get it or not is irrelevant because there’s value in both outcomes.
And to me, the most obvious choice was Hal, and there was a lot of conflict, the entire making of the film because I kept saying, “This is what it needs to be,” and, Hal, I think you had some hang-ups about being in front of the camera and being the star of it and I think eventually you got over that. And you sort of accepted that in order for us to make a movie, like a real like Hollywood film that millions of people are going to be engaged watching, it has to be entertaining and it has to speak to people’s hearts and it has to engage them emotionally so that we can teach the content we’re trying to teach and best way to do that is through a character that we really like. And who doesn’t love Hal? He’s like the most goofy, lovable person I’ve ever met.
Hal Elrod: I love it. Nick, well said, man. That was all really well said. And I wondered, Theresa, I don’t know if you had this thought but you talk about, you’ve got to see this character or he or she has to struggle to get what they want. Did you somehow give me cancer, Nick? Were you like, “This movie needs a twist.” You poisoned my drink or something? What happened?
Nick Conedera: It’s really interesting. I do believe in divine timing. And this movie, I’m a very impatient person and I get very frustrated when I’m waiting.
Hal Elrod: I never noticed that working with you.
Nick Conedera: This movie has taken so long and we even sat on it for two years and did nothing for many different reasons. But there, I truly believe that there is a reason why it took so long and we didn’t have that story. I was just following you on your ambitious mission to elevate the, well, at the time, it was changing 1 million lives one morning at a time and then your mission, the main character’s mission in the film changed to millions of lives and then it changed to elevating the consciousness of humanity. I was just following you on your mission but there wasn’t really any story but like I said, magical things tend to happen when there’s a camera in my hand. I don’t know. That’s just my gift that I’m here to share with the world but then you got cancer. And I was like, “Okay. Well, this is the movie now,” and you’re like, “What are you talking about? Like, I can’t work, I can’t make a movie. I can’t pay you. I can’t do anything right now.”
Hal Elrod: I called you and said, “The movie is on hold,” and you’re like, “Nope.”
Nick Conedera: And I’m like, “No, I’m going to show up at your hospital bed with a camera and this is the movie now.” And I didn’t see clearly, Hal, what this had to do with morning routines. I didn’t know at the time but I trusted the process again and I trusted that if we just follow the story, it will become something bigger than we could have ever possibly imagined. It’s going to become something bigger than we could have written down on paper, written in a script. And eventually, the film started out as morning routines are powerful enough to give you whatever you want, any successful business, any amount of money, or the relationships that you want but are they actually powerful enough to save your life? And then it became about the real value of morning routines, like this deadly cancer that the main character got. Is his morning routine can actually save his life? And you’re still here so everybody knows the ending to that.
Hal Elrod: Yeah. It worked, man. Yeah, no. And thank you for once again, that was your pleasant persistence in having the foresight to see that you were filming the bigger picture, what you were filming, and the fact that you pleasantly persisted to record such an intimate look at me fighting the cancer. And in terms of the Miracle Morning would be able to save your life, you know, Theresa, for anybody who doesn’t know, you were hit by a bus on Easter Sunday a few years ago, when I had cancer, and both you and I were in the hospital like Facetiming each other and you had a whiteboard with your Miracle Morning. Every day your nurses had, it was like a four-hour Miracle Morning. They had to check off all of your SAVERS. And so, it’s so wild like, again, that you and I were both doing our Miracle Morning in the midst of the most unimaginable circumstances either of us had faced and, yeah, the Miracle Morning amongst other things to save both of our lives.
Theresa Laurico: It really did and like, you know, Hal, I think it was just like Nick and I aligned that everything happens in divine time. Me getting hit by a bus was not part of my – I had literally just flown in to shoot the interview with Brendon to go to Vegas to be like be in this movie and I came home only for Easter weekend to say I love you to my family. Thank you for loving your crazy entrepreneur daughter. It was my sister’s birthday, my dad’s birthday. I just flew in. I went to Easter mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto with the intention to just be there for the weekend and fly back to LA. And I went to Easter Sunday Mass and right after mass, my heart felt I wanted to thank god one more time by myself. So, Love and I went to an empty cathedral just to thank God for all the blessings of our life. I’m like crying like thanking Him for my life and everything. And right after that, I got hit by the bus. So, it’s almost like my soul knew something was going to happen. I was either asking God to like, I don’t know.
So, they found me crushed under the bus in a pool of blood and they brought the body bag and they thought I was dead. And they found a heart pulse. And so, they rushed me to St. Michael’s Hospital and the rest is history, as you said, and I think humanity right now with COVID has been hit by a bus in a way. And the fact that this movie is coming out now to serve in such a beautiful way at this time in our historical times, I think was divinely meant to be and the lesson I got was that adversity, in any adversity is an opportunity for someone to tap into their soul’s goal, to discover things about them and their greatness. They would never have discovered had that cancer not being given to you, all the things that Nick happened to have, bus hitting me. We would not have discovered our soul’s goal had we not been given that adversity. And I really believe that this project is divinely blessed and will reach millions and it’s far beyond any one of us on this project. So, super excited for all of you. And Laila Ali herself gave tips that she learned from Muhammad Ali, her father, on how to have a champion mindset through times like this, and in morning routines. So, I’m very excited for everyone to see the movie, to see all the wisdom that has been dropped by so many people.
Hal Elrod: Yeah. I don’t want to say anything else. Both of you just like, yeah, I’m ready to watch it. So, yeah, and thank you for all of our team, Macura Chan and Chip Franks and Tiffany.
Theresa Laurico: Brianna, Josh.
Hal Elrod: Josh Eidenberg and Brianna Greenspan like we’ve got a huge team. There’s only three of us here but I just want to acknowledge that. And my mom and my dad, it’d be like the amount of love and energy and time and community and collaboration that went into this project, six-plus years of it, not to mention the lifetimes before that that created who we are that we’re able to make the film. I’m so, so excited. And this is the next step for us, for the Miracle Morning community to elevate the consciousness of humanity one person and one morning at a time and if you do not yet have your ticket, go over to MiracleMorningMovie.com. You can watch the trailer which is two-and-a-half minutes of awesomeness that Nick created. And, yeah, grab your ticket. We’re doing a live world premiere. It’s going to come with a fully immersive experience that includes an implementation training right after the film, followed by a live Q&A with me. So, you can ask me questions and Nick and Theresa, the whole team, followed by a brand new and improved 30-Day Challenge. And then we just decided today, actually, I’m going to keep that next one a surprise.
There’s also one more surprise that you’re going to get but I got to confirm a couple of things. So, I don’t want to prematurely announce it. So, everybody listening, I love you. Thank you for being a member of the Miracle Morning community and it truly is together as members of humanity as we each wake up and dedicate time to our personal development, to elevating our own consciousness that we get more present to the impact that our thoughts, our words, and our actions are making in our lives on the people around us and on the planet. And together one day at a time, one morning at a time, we are truly elevating consciousness and I’m so grateful to be a part of the Miracle Morning community and to be on this journey of life with all of you. So, Nick and Theresa, I love you. Thanks for joining today and I can’t wait to see all of you on 12-12-2020 at the world premiere of The Miracle Morning movie.
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