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Michael Hyatt
Works at Intentional Leadership
Attended Baylor University
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New Podcast Episode: Advice to New CEOs
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In this episode, Michele and I discuss my best tips for current or aspiring CEOs.
Being the leader of your own company can look easier on the outside than it actually is when you’re the CEO. It requires more insight and effort than most anticipate. How can you rise to the occasion and really make a difference in your new role? In this episode, we discuss seven truths that will anchor you to a solid foundation.
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(Or Those Who Want to Be) Welcome to Season 7, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss my best tips for current or aspiring CEOs. Being the leader of your own company can look easier on the outside than it actually is when you’re the CEO. It requires more insight and effort than most […]
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New Blog Post: How to Get Above the Fray and Chart a Better Course
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I love the ocean. Being out on the water fishing is a thrill, and you can see for miles. But being just a few feet above the waves makes all the difference.
Jump overboard and you suddenly have trouble seeing much at all. You’re bobbing up and down. The waves are coming at you, blocking your view. It’s extremely disorienting.
You’re using all your effort just to stay above the waves and strain for visibility. There are times when life feels like that, right?
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3 Ways a Life Plan Can Point You Where You Want to Go I love the ocean. Being out on the water fishing is a thrill, and you can see for miles. But being just a few feet above the waves makes all the difference. Jump overboard and you suddenly have trouble seeing much at all. You’re bobbing up and down. The waves are coming at you, blocking […]
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Today's New Post: What You Can’t Afford to Miss When You Make a New Hire
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It’s popular to say the customer is always right. It’s also not true. Whether you run a business, nonprofit, or ministry, your team comes first.
Get the right team, and you’re off to the races. Hire the wrong team, you’ll likely move slowly—maybe even backwards.
So what’s the trick for getting the best people in place? Find out below.
3 Criteria to Ensure You Get the Best Fit for Your Team It’s popular to say the customer is always right. It’s also not true. Whether you run a business, nonprofit, or ministry, your team comes first. Get the right team, and you’re off to the races. Hire the wrong team, and you’ll likely move slowly—maybe even backwards. So what’s the trick for getting the best people […]
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I could barely contain myself when the truck arrived. It’s finally here!” I said. The second the boxes were unloaded I opened one up. I couldn’t believe it. I was holding a copy of my new book, Living Forward!

Like any author, I was excited because holding that book represents years of work for me and my coauthor, Daniel Harkavy. But there’s another reason for my excitement. I know this book is going to change lives.

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Preorder My New Book, Living Forward, and Find out How I could barely contain myself when the truck arrived. It’s finally here!” I said. The second the boxes were unloaded I opened one up. I couldn’t believe it. I was holding a copy of my new book, Living Forward! Like any author, I was excited because holding that book represents years of work for me […]
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New Podcast Episode: Blow Up Your Blog!
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In this episode, Michele and I discuss how to blow up your blog traffic.
We blog because we have something to share, right? A message, a story, a solution we think will make a difference. But sometimes it seems like no one is paying attention. What does it take to multiply your audience and increase engagement? Here are ten ways to boost your traffic this week.
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I’m so excited to be recruiting for the Living Forward Launch Team!

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want is almost here. I wrote it with my friend Daniel Harkavy to help people get from where they are now to where they really want to be—in every area of life.

We’re selecting 500 applicants to be a part of this team. If you’d like a chance to join, click here: http://michaelhyatt.com/living-forward-launch-team.html
Join the 'Living Forward' Book Launch Team and Help Spread the Word It’s a little hard to believe, but my new book, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, is almost here. I wrote it with my friend Daniel Harkavy to help people get from where they are now to where they really want to be—in every area of life. […]
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New Blog Post: Navigating Life in a Sea of Uncertainty
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The current presidential election has put millions of Americans in a panic. I get it. No matter who you’re voting for, there’s a lot of troubling news.
And that’s just the election. Throw economic and international instability into the mix, and sometimes it can feel like fear and anxiety got promoted to boss of our lives.
Here's how you can navigate life in a sea full of uncertainty: http://mhyatt.us/1nksP9V
How to Steer with Confidence Through the Chaos The current presidential election has put millions of Americans in a panic. I get it. No matter who you’re voting for, there’s a lot of troubling news. And that’s just the election. Throw economic and international instability into the mix, and sometimes it can feel like we’re being swept along in a powerful current, headed […]
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Today is the day!
I can hardly believe it. My new book, Living Forward, coauthored with my longtime friend Daniel Harkavy, is out today. This launch closes a very important circle in my life.
Three years ago Daniel and I met on a Florida beach to get away and dream about this project. By then I’d worked with Daniel’s organization, Building Champions, for a decade.
I found their Life Planning process to be hugely beneficial. It’s helped me navigate choppy water personally and professionally. In fact, as I explain in the book, it guided me through some of the worst of the Great Recession. Now we wanted to get that message out as far as we possibly could.
Read more in today's new blog post here: http://mhyatt.us/1QpayQQ
Get It Today and Claim $127 in Free Bonuses I can hardly believe it. My new book, Living Forward, coauthored with my longtime friend Daniel Harkavy, is out today. This launch closes a very important circle in my life. Three years ago Daniel and I met on a Florida beach to get away and dream about this project. By then I’d worked with Daniel’s […]
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I look forward to reading it +Michael Hyatt it seems like the kind of book that will really inspire. :-)
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My new book, Living Forward, just hit #6 overall on Amazon. I can't believe it! It doesn't officially come out until March 1. You can still pre-order here and get over $350 worth of free bonuses: http://buff.ly/1VNsXKo
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congrats Michael continue with that motive your inspiring so many people and thanks alots..emails Stephenkahianyu@gmail.com

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New Podcast Episode: How To Win With Your First Book
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If you’re an aspiring author, you’re going to love this episode. Why? Michele and I discuss how to win with your first book.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, counselor, pastor, or pundit, writing a book is one of those bucket-list items, isn’t it? But navigating the publishing world is like exploring a new country. You need a guide, and today I want to share my best advice for new authors.
My Best Advice For New Authors Welcome to Season 6, Episode 13 of the This Is Your Life podcast. If you’re an aspiring author, you’re going to love this episode. Why? Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to win with your first book. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, counselor, pastor, or pundit, writing a book is one of those bucket-list items, isn’t […]
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New Blog Post: Why I’ve Brought Comments Back
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A year ago I decided to pull comments from my blog. I did it as an experiment, but I was pretty convinced it was the right thing to do.
Then I wasn’t so sure. After a while, I missed comments. Still, I decided to stay with it for at least a year and measure the results.
Well, the results are in.
Read them here: http://mhyatt.us/1lz6PHi
After a Year-Long Experiment, I’ve Changed My Mind A year ago I decided to pull comments from my blog. I did it as an experiment, but I was pretty convinced it was the right thing to do. Then I wasn’t so sure. After a while, I missed comments. Still, I decided to stay with it for at least a year and measure the […]
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New Blog Post: How to Lead Your Leader
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In this episode, Michele and I discuss how to lead your leader.
In business we usually think coaching goes top-down, boss to employees. But what happens when your leader is off track or needs help? Here are eight ways to coach your boss.
Listen or watch here: http://mhyatt.us/1ZH8H3w
8 Ways to Coach Your Boss Welcome to Season 6, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to lead your leader. In business we usually think coaching goes top-down, boss to employees. But what happens when your leader is off track or needs help? Here are eight ways to coach […]
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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!
Education
  • Baylor University
    Philosophy, 1975 - 1978
  • McClennan Community College
    Music, 1973 - 1975
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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