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Michael Hyatt

Michael S. Hyatt is an author, blogger, speaker and the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. He hosts the weekly podcast 'This is Your Life' dedicated to intentional leadership.
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#092: How to Stay Mentally Fit
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Leaders love to see progress. But growth brings a whole new set of problems. You may find yourself stuck in reaction mode, feeling more like a fireman than a leader. Dealing with problems all day can drain your mental energy. After awhile, you may have no bandwidth left for vision and strategy.    After more than 40 years in business, we’ve learned how to lead a fast-growing business and maintain time for critical thinking. We call it staying mentally FFIT.    With this simple system, you’ll have greater mental clarity than ever before. You will stay out of reaction mode and keep your focus on innovation. Rather than feeling exhausted when you think about work, you’ll be energized by new possibilities. Try it, and get back in front of the change curve again!     Here’s a preview of this episode.    Why you must have a regular practice of intentional thought.  Why scheduled “think time” doesn’t always work.  Why your business demands a shift from doing to thinking.  One solid way to bake think time into your life.  How thought time gives your business an edge.  The kinds of questions you should be asking of yourself and business.  Why you need to be uninterrupted during your focused thought time.  Can focused thought be done with others, or only alone?  How outside input fuels your thought life.  The value of physical activity in activating your thought life.  Why serendipitous breakthroughs are not enough to fuel your business.  The simple practice that will help you think more intentionally.  Practical advice for people who have trouble writing down their thoughts.  The difference between reflective thinking and reactive thinking.  How the Hustle Fallacy inhibits your ability to think critically.  What critical thinking is and why it matters in your business.  The cause-and-effect chain from a leader’s thoughts to business results.  How asking different questions can transform your business results.  Once you’ve listened to this episode, here’s your next step. Ask yourself this simple question: What is my biggest obstacle to frequent, focused, intentional thinking, and what can I do about it?    You’ll be well on your way to solving that—and many other—problems.    Tell Us What You Think   We love reading your reactions to Lead to Win on iTunes. If you haven’t left a review yet, would you do that now? That also helps keep the show visible to other leaders. Need help? Click here.   We also love getting feedback through Instagram. You can follow us at @michaelhyatt and @meganhyattmiller. We think you’ll enjoy our posts there as well.     Resources from This Episode     Deep Work by Cal Newport    
#091: How to Create More Margin in Your Personal Life
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Every leader needs a full and balanced life to be fully effective. But when you leave work, it can feel like you’re going to your second job—home. Managing a household and family take tons of time and energy. It’s exhausting, and it leaves you with no gas in the tank for family or personal interests.    We’ve found a solution. Be applying the same goal achievement techniques to your home that you use at work, you really can free yourself to focus on the things that matter most in your personal and family life.    When you do, you’ll escape that feeling of overwhelm that strikes every time you think about home. And you’ll free up tons of time for rest, relationships, and rejuvenation. We’ll show you how, inside this episode.    Here’s a preview—  Why you absolutely need to eliminate, automate, and delegate at home, just like at work.  How to get out of “reaction mode” in managing your home.  Why not every household task should be done by you.  What matters most to us in home life.  How the Desire Zone™ applies to your household responsibilities.  Where to start in targeting items for elimination or delegation at home.  Examples of household tasks that can be eliminated.  How to automate housework without hiring staff.  Why it’s worth the time to set up automation of food prep and other tasks.  Michael’s latest favorite tool for home automation.  How automated purchasing can save you a ton of time.  How to determine whether it’s worth it for you to hire housekeepers or landscapers.  How a babysitter can do double duty to help with automation.  A next-level strategy for home management.  How investing in home delegation has improved our family life and business success.    Ready to make this system work for you? Here’s your next step. Choose just one task connected with your home to eliminate, automate, or delegate. Try it as an experiment. We think you’ll be so happy with your ability to refocus on what matters that you’ll never go back.    Your Friends Need This!   This episode is too valuable to keep to yourself. Drop a link in your favorite social channel and tag all your friends. Lots of overwhelmed moms and dads will thank you! Don’t forget the hashtag #leadtowin.    Also, if you’re not already a subscriber to this podcast, do that today. You’ll never miss a new episode packed with practical advice you can use right away. Not sure how to subscribe? Click here.    Resources Mentioned in This Episode     Cook Once, Eat All Week    Mint  You Need a Budget  InstaCart  Amazon Prime  Kroger Ship  Yoshi  PillPack  FilterEasy  Amazon Subscribe & Save  Roomba  Amazon Home Devices  Google Home  Lutron  LaundryCare 
#090: Productivity by Enneagram Type (Part 2)
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Michael continues his conversation with Ian Cron, author of The Road Back to You and an expert on the Enneagram. Ian shares valuable insights on the essential characteristics of each type. He also shares how they influence productivity both positively and negatively. Best of all, we’ll hear important tips for maximizing productivity by majoring on the strengths of your type and minimizing the weaknesses.  When we’re done, you’ll have a basic idea of how to improve your productivity based on your unique personality!  (Make sure to listen to Part 1 if you haven't heard it!)  Share with a Friend   This episode is so valuable you won’t want to keep it to yourself! We’re certain your friends will love learning more about their personalities and how they affect productivity. Please drop a link to this episode in your favorite social channel and tag the universe! Remember the hashtag #leadtowin.   Resources from This Episode The Road Back to You by Ian Cron Ian Cron's website  
#089: Productivity by Enneagram Type (Part 1)
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Leaders all want to achieve. But sometimes it feels like you’re your own worst enemy. Either you’re too perfectionistic, or too much of a people pleaser, or so much of a conflict avoider that you have trouble getting things done. It’s frustrating and discouraging to fall into the same old traps over and over.    There’s a better way. We’ve got expert advice on a proven, helpful system for understanding your unique stressors and motivations, and those of the people around you. When you understand yourself, you’ll finally start working with yourself instead of against yourself. You’ll escape that nagging regret of falling prey to your own foibles, and your productivity will skyrocket. In this double episode (listen to Part 2 here) we’re joined by Ian Morgan Cron, author of The Road Back to You and an expert on the Enneagram. Ian shares valuable insights on the essential characteristics of each type. He also shares how they influence productivity both positively and negatively. Best of all, we’ll hear important tips for maximizing productivity by majoring on the strengths of your type and minimizing the weaknesses.    When we’re done, you’ll have a basic idea of how to improve your productivity based on your unique personality!    Share with a Friend   This episode is so valuable you won’t want to keep it to yourself! We’re certain your friends will love learning more about their personalities and how they affect productivity. Please drop a link to this episode in your favorite social channel and tag the universe! Remember the hashtag #leadtowin.   Resources from This Episode The Road Back to You by Ian Cron Ian Cron's website  
#088: How to Delegate for Perfect Results Every Time
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To scale yourself, you need to delegate your work to others. But delegating tasks isn’t as easy as it sounds. No matter how hard you try, the results often don’t meet your expectation. It’s frustrating, and it feels like a waste of time.  Good news: Delegation is a skill, and you can learn to do it well. Having risen through the ranks in a number of businesses, we’ve learned the secret to delegating like a pro. By communicating four key pieces of information, you’ll get a stellar result every time. You’ll avoid having to re-do tasks. And you’ll gain tons of time to spend on your high-leverage projects.  Are you ready to delegate like a pro? Grab a copy of our 5 Levels of Delegation Cheat Sheet and you’ll have all the information you need, right at your fingertips. You can do this!   Be the Friend You’d Like to Have   We’re betting you have a friend or two who could really benefit from all this great advice on delegation. Drop a link to this episode in your favorite social channel and tag your delegation-challenged friends. I guarantee they’ll thank you for it. Don’t forget the hashtag #leadtowin.    Resources from This Episode Your World-Class Assistant by Michael Hyatt 5 Levels of Delegation Cheat Sheet
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Nashville, TN, USA
Episode Count
348
Podcast Count
5
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1 week, 1 day