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Michael Hyatt
Works at Intentional Leadership
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New Post: The Kind of People You Should NEVER Take Advice From
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I recently saw a post about how to give advice. It had some good pointers. But do you know the one thing it didn’t say? That people giving advice should know what they’re talking about.

I don’t know about you, but I get advice from people all the time. Some of it’s good, some of it’s terrible. So how can we know if the advice we get is worth following?

Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1JBFQnE
And What to Do Instead I recently read a post about how to give advice. It had some good pointers. But do you know the one thing it didn’t say? That people giving advice should know what they’re talking about. I don’t know about you, but I get advice from people all the time. Some of it’s good, some of […]
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Love Michael Hyatt. Never take advice on how to grow rich from a broke person. Got it
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New Post: No, You Don’t Have to Work 24/7 to Succeed
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I love Amazon, but like many I was disturbed by what I read in the New York Times’ recent exposé . Still, I was actually more disturbed by what came next.

I read defenses of Amazon from entrepreneurs, leaders, tech writers, and others. Some were easy to agree with. It’s a free country, after all. People can work where they want—even high-intensity, always-on companies like Amazon.

That wasn’t the problem.

Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1KHwXW1
What the Amazon Story Says About Our Always-on Business Culture I love Amazon, but like many I was disturbed by what I read in the New York Times’ recent exposé. Still, I was actually more disturbed by what came next. I read defenses of Amazon from entrepreneurs, leaders, tech writers, and others. Some were easy to agree with. It’s a free country, after all. People […]
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Great post, Michael. The balance of work and life is important and a major challenge for many people. Thanks for a well-balanced article. 
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New Podcast Episode: Nature’s Calling
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In this episode, Stu and I discuss the benefits of getting outside.
I’ve never been outside more than I have this year. As a result, I noticed all sorts of benefits I was experiencing physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I have three life-changing benefits I want to share with you today.
Listen or watch here: http://mhyatt.us/1HVLjAn
Get Outdoors and Gain 3 Life-Changing Benefits Welcome to Season 5, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the benefits of experiencing the great outdoors. I’ve never been outside more than I have this year. What I’ve noticed is that time in nature helps […]
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New Podcast Episode: Escape the Overwhelm
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We’re back! Season 5, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast is live!
In this first episode of our new season, Stu and I discuss what to do when you feel overwhelmed.

When we feel overwhelmed, the first thing we lose is usually our momentum. But that’s usually the worst time to stall out, right? The good news is that we don’t have stay stuck. Today we’re sharing three steps anybody can use to help escape the overwhelm and get moving again.

Listen or watch here: http://mhyatt.us/1IYTEEc
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Thanks +Michael Hyatt  for great stuff!
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Some people work too many hours and feel held hostage by their jobs. But it's limiting beliefs that keep them trapped. In today's post, I share how to break free.

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Why Some People Get Stuck and How You Can Get Free How many hours a week do you work? I know there are times when you’ve got to crush it, but I’m talking about regularly. Forty, fifty, sixty hours? One study I’ve seen says that most professionals actually work more than seventy, given how much time they address business communication on their smart phones. As far […]
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Recipe for Success... great stuff!
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Wanted: Money Wiz with Big Vision for the Future; I’m Looking for a Chief Financial Officer. Are You It? (Or Do You Know Someone Who Is?)
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When I left the corporate suite at Thomas Nelson a few years back I wanted to settle into the life of a solopreneur—writing, speaking, and coaching. Instead I built a lean, rapidly expanding multimillion dollar company.
What I found early on was that as my message resonated, my need for a team grew. There was only one of me, but there were also too many opportunities I couldn’t pass up. Soon a new strategy emerged, I set new goals, and formed a new company.
Now I lead an ambitious team of sixteen people. We’re creating products, launching courses, and business is exceptionally good. We’ve actually doubled our sales every year since I started the company. And that means I need to add another team member—a chief financial officer.
Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1I7Eijm
I’m Looking for a Chief Financial Officer. Are You It? When I left the corporate suite at Thomas Nelson a few years back I wanted to settle into the life of a solopreneur—writing, speaking, and coaching. Instead I built a lean, rapidly expanding multimillion dollar company. What I found early on was that as my message resonated, my need for a team grew. There was […]
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New Podcast Episode: How to Wreck Your Future
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In this episode, Stu and I discuss the hidden dangers of pessimism.

If you’re looking to wreck your future, especially your career, there’s nothing more effective than pessimism. Here’s why—and what you can do to stay positive.

Listen or watch here: http://mhyatt.us/1U6lSbn
5 Hidden Dangers of a Pessimism Addiction Welcome to Season 5, Episode 3 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the hidden dangers of pessimism. If you’re looking to wreck your future, especially your career, there’s nothing more effective than pessimism. Here’s why—and what you can […]
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SO true! Silver Linings everyone! 
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Ever get stuck on a big project? It's vital for your business or personal life, but you still can’t get moving? In today's new post, I share what I do to jump a stuck project.

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The Hack I Use to Gain Traction and Get Moving Have you ever been stuck on an important project? You have a big idea, you know it’ll be great for your business or personal life, but you can’t get moving? Yeah, happens to me all the time, too. So what do you do when your doing gets stuck? There are probably a million ways to […]
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New Post: What I Love About Periscope
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If I tweeted something about periscope four months ago, virtually everyone would think I was talking about submarines. But today over 10 million people know I’m talking about Twitter’s hottest new app, the social media video platform Periscope.

Periscope got off the ground in March for iPhone and May for Android. There are always new developments in social media, and as a blogger, online entrepreneur, and the founder of Platform University, I keep tabs on what’s working and why.

Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1TBAfin
9 Reasons Leaders Should Adopt Twitter’s Amazing New Video App ASAP If I tweeted something about periscope four months ago, virtually everyone would think I was talking about submarines. But today over 10 million people know I’m talking about Twitter’s hottest new app, the social media video platform Periscope. Periscope got off the ground in March for iPhone and May for Android. There are always new […]
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(But I quite agree. Leaders must investigate streaming video as a key component of audience outreach.)
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New post: "How to Raise Kids Who Understand Wealth Building" http://mhyatt.us/1MXX8O7

I have 5 daughters, and all of them are entrepreneurial. A new study shows that's more nurture than nature. So what are the right environmental factors? My new post covers 4 factors for raising kids who understand building wealth.
4 Big Takeaways About What Works and Why Many of you know I have five daughters. I like to joke that I live in an estrogen-rich environment. Like any group of siblings, they all have ways in which they’re very different and ways in which they’re very similar. One way my daughters are all alike is that they’re very entrepreneurial. Is that a […]
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An embarrassment of riches, my friend. You are clearly a very lucky man!
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New Post: Why You Need to Take Care of the People Who Take Care of You
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Some leaders believe that customers are their most important priority. Others believe their boss, their board, or their investors are their most important priority.
I’ve worked in companies where these philosophies were the cultural norm. But I don’t agree with them. I believe your teammates are your most important priority. If you take care of them, they will take care of everything else.
Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1gEcs5p
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Really impressive article. We totally agree with "teammates are your most important priority".
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When I conducted my most recent reader survey, almost half of you said that you one day hoped to write a book. So let me ask you a question: When will that day come?
Whether you’re a business leader, speaker, blogger, pastor, or podcaster, if you’ve got a book in you, there’s never been a better time to turn that dream into a deal than right now. Why? The tools are now tilted in your favor. But you have to know how to use them.
I reveal exactly how in my Get Published Training Course, but registration is only open for another day. After tonight at 11:59 p.m. Pacific, the offer ends.
Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1gpUbca
Move Fast: It's Your Last Chance to Register for Get Published When I conducted my most recent reader survey, almost half of you said that you one day hoped to write a book. So let me ask you a question: When will that day come? Whether you’re a business leader, speaker, blogger, pastor, or podcaster, if you’ve got a book in you, there’s never been a […]
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Professional Blogger and Speaker
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  • Intentional Leadership
    President & CEO, 2012 - present
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
    Chairman, 2010 - 2012
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
    CEO, 2005 - 1011
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Nashville, TN
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Kimball, NE - Omaha, NE - Waco, TX
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I help people live and lead on purpose
Introduction
I am a professional blogger and speaker.

I am also the author of the New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson, 2012). This is a book for anyone trying to create visibility for themselves, their product, service, cause, or brand.

I have spent most of my career in the book publishing industry, most recently as the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest book publisher in the United States and the largest provider of inspirational live events in the world. I currently serve as the company’s Chairman.

I now devote my time to writing, speaking, and consulting. My blog is the top leadership blog in the world. I have written seven books. My podcast, “This Is Your Life,” is one of the top ten business podcasts on iTunes.

I have been happily married to my wife, Gail, for thirty-four years. We have five daughters and seven grandchildren. I live outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In my free time I enjoy reading, running, and golfing.

Learn more and read my latest blog post at MichaelHyatt.com
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I have five daughters!
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  • Baylor University
    Philosophy, 1975 - 1978
  • McClennan Community College
    Music, 1973 - 1975
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