Podcast

Mur Lafferty

by Mur Lafferty

[ISBW] Novel Structure

People talk about character and plot and climax, but no one covers how novel structure is needed to put it all together. SPOILERS for A Song of Ice and Fire Series and the Broken Earth Series by N.K. Jemisin.

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February 18, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 14 (Ep 565) | murverse.com | Copyright 2005-2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

by Mur Lafferty

[ISBW] Audience Choice

Had a personal emergency and was unprepared, so the audience and Twitter questions keep me going!

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February 16, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 13 (Ep 564) | murverse.com | Copyright 2005-2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

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[ISBW] Poor Little Rich Writer

Every few years there’s a very concerned think piece about the innocent writer who got a six figure advance and blew it all, or sold zero books, or just felt betrayed by publishing, and I am sick of it. If only we all could get articles written about us when we have a bad day at work, or show ourselves unwilling to do basic research into our new profession.

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February 11, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 12 (Ep 563) | murverse.com | Copyright 2005-2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

by Mur Lafferty

Notebooks: Do you have a problem?

“Notebooks: Do You Have a PROBLEM?” is brought to you in large part by by my patrons , who received this episode early, and expanded. You can join us with a pledge as low as $1  a month! 

Ohhhh… pretty notebooks.

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February 9, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 11 (Ep 562) | murverse.com | Copyright 2005-2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

Podcast

Hal Elrod

by Hal Elrod

366: My Clubhouse Welcome Party

Today, you’re in for a treat! This episode is quite a bit different than our usual format, but I promise it’s packed with a ton of value. It’s actually a replay taken from a 2-hour Clubhouse welcome party that I did for The Miracle Morning Community. 

In case you’re not familiar with Clubhouse, it’s basically an audio-only chatting app where individuals can host and join different conversations. It’s sort of like a live podcast, except the major difference is that the audience is able to raise their hand and be invited onto a virtual stage to interact and participate with the speakers. 

A few weeks ago, my friend Gary Henderson offered to host a welcome party as a way for me to connect and communicate with people in our community and beyond. During this 2-hour session, you’ll hear an interview between me and a group of carefully selected moderators. We then shift gears and open up the dialogue to a Q&A format so people listening could join in. 

We touch on A LOT of Miracle Morning related topics, but in a way that you’ve never experienced before. The beauty of Clubhouse is that it’s not just a one-way discussion. I’m getting questions in real-time that people are struggling with, and through this platform, we get to work out the answers together.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What does it mean to elevate our consciousness and how does that collectively elevate the consciousness of humanity?
  • How to take control of your inner world. What happens on the outside doesn’t have to dictate what happens on the inside! 
  • Why every challenge we face is an opportunity to help other people ease their suffering. 
  • Why your resistance to reality is the cause of all of your emotional pain and suffering – and what you can do instead to overcome life’s biggest challenges. 
  • Stories from the most difficult moments of my life, including my recent struggle with depression and losing my will to live. 
  • Why our dependence on smartphones is detrimental to our mental and emotional well being – and where I believe we should be focusing our attention instead! 
  • How to transform your state of mind at ANY moment, using Emotional Optimization Meditation.
  • 3 steps you can use to create real results with your affirmations and visualizations – and the 2 biggest reasons why most affirmations never come true. 
  • How I use the S.A.V.E.R.S to optimize my own mental and emotional well being. 
  • Q&A with a ton of Clubhouse listeners!

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by Hal Elrod & Autumn Strier

365: How We Can Each Change the World with Autumn Strier

We can all see struggle and hardship in the world, and we all want to make a difference. But how do we get our ideas off the ground and give back in authentic, effective ways?

Autumn Strier had a grand vision to help families in need, and she now lives in service of that vision every day. She’s the founder and CEO of Miracles for Kids, an organization I discovered a few months back and immediately started supporting. They help families with critically ill children fight bankruptcy, homelessness, hunger and depression, giving them the resources and strength they need to fight for their kids’ lives. 

Thanks to you and everyone who supported The Miracle Morning Movie, we donated $9,200 from the ticket sales, and committed to donate an additional $1,000 per month, every month.

Today, Autumn and I are talking about how the kindness and generosity of others can help people build the lives they want, what happens when you get over self-doubt and believe in yourself, and the powerful ripple effect that you can create when you discover how you can best give back.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How being on the receiving end of charity as a child and working since the age of 10 inspired Autumn to give back as she grew up.
  • How Autumn turned a family friend’s unused employee contribution fund and tax I.D. letter into a thriving nonprofit despite already having a full-time job, a traveling husband, a two-year-old, and a baby weeks away from being born with a critical illness. 
  • Why people considering starting charities should look for a unique angle and be ready to pivot – just like if you’re launching a business.
  • What Miracles For Kids is doing to help families during the pandemic – and how you can support this wonderful organization.

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by Hal Elrod & John Lee Dumas

364: The Common Path to Uncommon Success with John Lee Dumas

There’s no way around it: we all live in a society where we have to earn money in order to pay for the things we need. However, that doesn’t mean that the money we earn has to be directly linked to our time, or that we have to spend our lives doing things we don’t enjoy in order to provide for ourselves and those we love. 

John Lee Dumas knows this very well. On his award-winning podcast Entrepreneurs On Fire, which has over 100,000,000 listens, he’s interviewed more than 2,700 of the world’s most successful leaders in business. In his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success, he takes what he’s learned from those 2,700 interviews and lays out a proven 17-step roadmap to help his readers achieve financial security, freedom and fulfillment.

In our conversation today, John and I talk about how he was able to overcome PTSD in order to build a multi-million dollar business, how his 17-step system is helping people to achieve their goals, and why it’s time to stop being uncomfortable when it comes to talking about money.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How John found his footing as he confronted PTSD, professional failure, and depression after serving in the US military.
  • Why every single highly successful entrepreneur has followed John’s 17 steps, whether they know it or not. 
  • How to find your big idea, discover your niche, and create a solid content production plan.
  • How building the financial life you want gives you the freedom and power to give back to the people and organizations you care about the most.

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by Hal Elrod & Ray Higdon

363: Time + Money + Freedom with Ray Higdon

A lot of us want more time, more money, and more freedom, but we don’t know how to make it happen. We don’t know what steps to take, what we need to do, or how to get started.

This is why Ray Higdon’s message spoke to me, and I’m pleased to say that today’s podcast exceeded my expectations. Ray is the author of the new book, Time, Money, Freedom: 10 Simple Rules to Redefine What’s Possible and Radically Reshape Your Life. In it, he and his wife Jessica share how they achieved personal and financial independence – and give their readers a step-by-step process to build confidence and take control of their lives.

During today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Ray’s childhood story of overcoming an abusive relationship with his stepmother.
  • Why Ray decided to write the book, Time, Money, Freedom.
  • Why anyone can create a great life despite a bad past.
  • How your hardships can inspire others and positively impact the world.
  • The concept of “plucking your weeds” – identifying and changing areas of your life that are incongruent with your values. 
  • Why more money = more good! 
  • The power of vulnerability – and why sharing your story is the inspiration others need! 
  • Why success shouldn’t be associated with monetary gains or status – and a much better way to measure it.
  • Having a WHY that makes you cry and the secret to making real progress towards it.

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