How Eric Hansen Went From Homeless To Total Inspiration

392: How Eric Hansen Went from Homeless to Total Inspiration

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“My journey has taken me to where I am now and I'm in a really wonderful place.”

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Today’s episode is a very real, raw, and authentic conversation with someone who’s become a total inspiration to me, Eric Hansen. Despite living through unimaginable circumstances, he has figured out how to embody what I’ve been talking about for the past year… Inner Freedom

Eric is a recovering drug addict who began using at the age of 12, raised by his mother who was also an addict. He has been homeless multiple times, and he’s been in and out of jail and prison. While he was in prison, he discovered this podcast, and it transformed his outlook on life. 

Currently out for four months, employed, and living in a halfway house, Eric is still navigating difficult health struggles and various painful consequences of his previous actions. However, his internal quality of life and his ability to experience the inner freedom that we all seek, are truly exceptional. He’s building a following in the Miracle Morning Community Facebook group, where he has posted every single day, for 96 consecutive days. 

I’ve been so inspired by him that I knew I needed to talk to him on the very same podcast that changed his life. 

In this extraordinary conversation, Eric tells the story of how he fell from success to homelessness, how to recover from hitting rock-bottom, and how to truly take responsibility for–and choose how we experience–our lives.


  • How Eric discovered the Achieve Your Goals podcast while in prison, and the immediate impact it had on him.
  • What the Miracle Morning has done for Eric that nothing else did.
  • How Eric’s career in sales thrived as he fell further and further into cocaine addiction and his family fell apart.
  • How Eric stays accountable to himself, even in the toughest times. 
  • How Eric was able to further his education during his most recent stint in jail–and why episode #338 of this show, “Freedom from Your Emotional Pain,” impacted him like nothing else.


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