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Michael Hyatt
Works at Intentional Leadership
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New Post: Find out What the World’s Most Successful Bloggers Do to Drive Big Traffic
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If there’s one question about platform building I hear more than any other, it’s this: “How can I drive more traffic?” We’re all asking it, right?
We want to influence as many people as we can with our message, and that means connecting with as many readers as possible. But how?

I’m a firm believer in getting outside counsel when I want to grow beyond my current reality. So I asked twenty-six of the top bloggers and communicators what they do to drive traffic, people like Tim Ferriss, Glennon Doyle Melton, Jon Acuff, and John Maxwell.

Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1aaQUtf
How to Leverage Social Media—Plus 8 More Top Growth Secrets If there’s one question about platform building I hear more than any other, it’s this: “How can I drive more traffic?” We’re all asking it, right? We want to influence as many people as we can with our message, and that means connecting with as many readers as possible. But how? I’m a firm believer […]
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New Podcast Episode: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less; An Interview with Greg McKeown, Author of Essentialism
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In this twelfth episode, Michele and I interview Greg McKeown, best-selling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.
We live in a culture that drives us to do, produce, and consume more—constantly. As a result, our schedules are packed, while our lives seem empty. Greg McKeown’s Essentialism, one of the best business books I’ve ever read, offers the perspective and tools we need to break free from this trap.
Listen to or watch the episode here: http://mhyatt.us/19EDndk
An Interview with Greg McKeown, Author of ‘Essentialism’ Welcome to Season 3, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this twelfth episode, Michele Cushatt and I interview Greg McKeown, best-selling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. We live in a culture that drives us to do, produce, and consume more—constantly. As a result, our schedules are packed, while […]
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New Post: How Much Business Is Your Profanity Costing You?
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I follow a lot of speakers, bloggers, and podcasters who swear on stage, on screen, and at the microphone. I'm no fan of profanity, but I’ll wade through it if there’s a payoff.
I’ve made huge gains in my personal and professional life from people who could make sailors blush. But here’s the thing: I don’t always feel comfortable directing my audience to do the same. It’s just not worth offending them.
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I follow a lot of speakers, bloggers, and podcasters who swear on stage, on screen, and at the microphone. But what if profanity is hurting their business?
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Courtesy in general seems to be on the decline, but the language problem is compounded when "leaders" like the US VP drops the f-bomb over an open mike TO the President and doesn't draw an admonisment or so much as a dirty look,  
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Would you help me decide what the title of my new book should be? Take this 10-second, one-question survey: http://mhyatt.us/1BJyqGh
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It is a little difficult to choose with out having to make some possibly false assumptions about the content of the book. I created my own title based on what I thought were the most compelling parts of some of the other titles and the title of your podcast. Most of the titles seemed to long. 
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Have you had this experience? You’re traveling in a new city, using your GPS to find your destination. But the route doesn’t seem to match reality. Suddenly, you’re in a strange place with cars buzzing by and no clarity about where to turn next.

How do you get where you want to go? Maybe you’re unsure about your plan, you’re not sure what to do, and it looks like your competition is flying by, leaving you in the dust.

Every leader faces this at one time or another. In fact, one of the biggest challenges we face is not having enough clarity to accomplish our goals.
So how can we find the clarity we need? It’s simpler than you might think.

Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1FK7fBB
5 Simple Steps to Get Straight and Get Moving Have you had this experience? You’re traveling in a new city, using your GPS to find your destination. But the route doesn’t seem to match reality. Suddenly, you’re in a strange place with cars buzzing by and no clarity about where to turn next. How do you get where you want to go? Maybe you’re unsure […]
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Happens to me in my home town! 
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I asked 25 top bloggers how they drive traffic to their site. Their answers boiled down to 9 secrets [free ebook]. http://mhyatt.us/1c3YhE8
Jam-packed with exclusive insights from: Dave RAMSEY Tim FERRISS Chalene JOHNSON John MAXWELL Guy KAWASAKI and 20 other HUGELY successful entrepreneurs and bloggers. Top Traffic Growth Secrets from the World's Most Successful Bloggers and Communicators. Discover the one question nearly every top ...
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New Post: How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed at Work Without Blowing Up Their Marriages
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If I had a dollar for every time people asked my wife, Gail, how she lives with an entrepreneur, I wouldn’t have to be one. Scratch that. I would probably figure out how to get more people to ask the question. I can’t help myself!

Being entrepreneur is part of who I am. And that creates some interesting challenges and opportunities in our marriage. If you are—or are married to—an entrepreneur, corporate executive, ministry leader, or any other kind of driven, “Type A” personality, you know what I mean.

Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1GosTeL
5 Gifts for Building a Great Relationship with Your Spouse If I had a dollar for every time people asked my wife, Gail, how she lives with an entrepreneur, I wouldn’t have to be one. Scratch that. I would probably figure out how to get more people to ask the question. (Sorry, I can’t help myself!) Being an entrepreneur is part of who I am. […]
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Thanks for SERENDIPITY !
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New Post: Who Makes the Best Entrepreneurs? It’s Not Who You Think
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When I think of an entrepreneur, I think of someone forward-thinking, creative, energetic, and relentless. I also think of someone forty and up.

What? Our stereotypes don’t run that direction, do they? We’re more likely to think of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg dropping out of college than someone who graduated twenty years before and who’s now starting a new venture. But that’s what the numbers say.

Read more here: http://mhyatt.us/1DkDzfh
Why I’m Putting My Money on the Older Horse When I think of an entrepreneur, I think of someone forward-thinking, creative, energetic, and relentless. I also think of someone forty and up. What? Our stereotypes don’t run that direction, do they? We’re more likely to think of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg dropping out of college than someone who graduated twenty years before and […]
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Great post!  Character is also key - I just read this great HBR article, "Measuring the return on character" - fascinating and insightful.  https://hbr.org/2015/04/measuring-the-return-on-character
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New Podcast Episode: How to Lead Transformational Conversations
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In this eleventh episode, Michele and I discuss how you can lead transformational conversations.
A new model of leadership has emerged over the last several years that is more about dialogue than the traditional model. But it’s not always intuitive and it takes some practice. Here are ten practical strategies you can use to gain greater influence.
Read or watch here: http://mhyatt.us/1IuQ5rg
10 Practical Strategies for Greater Influence Welcome to Season 3, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eleventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how you can lead transformational conversations. A new model of leadership has emerged over the last several years that is more about dialogue than the traditional model. But it’s not always intuitive and […]
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I need your help. My team and I are working on the title for my upcoming book on Life Planning.

Let us know which title you find the most compelling by taking the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T28CTC9
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New Podcast Episode: The Real Difference Between the Wise and the Foolish
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In this tenth episode, Michele and I talk about how to handle criticism with grace.
Criticism is inevitable, and it stings. But only the foolish sting back. The wise pause, evaluate, and turn it to their advantage. Here are four disciplines to help you better handle—and even benefit from—criticism.
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How to Handle Criticism with Grace Welcome to Season 3, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this tenth episode, Michele Cushatt and I talk about how to handle criticism with grace. Criticism is inevitable, and it stings. But only the foolish sting back. The wise pause, evaluate, and turn it to their advantage. Here are four disciplines […]
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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!
Education
  • Baylor University
    Philosophy, 1975 - 1978
  • McClennan Community College
    Music, 1973 - 1975
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