Blog Profile / Michael Hyatt: Productivity

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When and How to Use Habits to Achieve Your Goals

Plus My Favorite Habit-Tracking App. Great results don’t just happen. You don’t usually drift to a destination you would have chosen. Instead, you have to be intentional, force yourself to get clear on what you want and why it’s important, and then pursue a plan of action that accomplishes your objective. Sometimes, this involves setting an achievement goal with a […]

Why I Started Using Evernote Mobile Again

5 Features to Make You More Productive on the Go. If you’ve followed my blog for more than a few months, you know I love Evernote. It is an application I use every day. It’s not only my digital brain, it’s the main tool I use to implement my personal productivity system. But I’ve found myself using the mobile version of Evernote less and less […]

The Fine Line Between Working Hard and Letting Go

Plus the Simple Heuristic I Use to Know When to Press in and When to Back Off. In life, we have to learn there is a fine line between working hard and forcing an outcome that isn’t meant to be. Sometimes we have to let go and simply trust.

Special Edition: The Real Reason You’re Afraid to Set Goals for 2017 [Podcast]

(And How to Beat It). Welcome to this special edition of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Megan Hyatt Miller (my oldest daughter and Chief Operating Officer of Michael Hyatt & Company) and I discuss the real reason you’re afraid to set goals in 2017. We all know what it’s like to hesitate because we’re afraid of […]

How to Avoid 3 Pitfalls of Goal-Setting

Goals Can Backfire, But Not if You Know How to Use Them. I’ve been an advocate of goal-setting for decades. Most successful people I know are. They set big goals and recommend others do as well. But some people are more doubtful. They point to significant goal-related disasters and suggest goals can backfire. Show More Summary

The 2 Most Powerful Words for Reaching Your Goals

One Simple, Proven Trick that Will Set You up to Win in 2017. Tell me this hasn’t happened to you: At the end of the year, you brainstorm several goals. You start the New Year full of determination and enthusiasm. But after several weeks, you get distracted and lose ground. Show More Summary

Special Edition: The Top 10 Mistakes Derailing Your Goals [Podcast]

(And How to Fix Them). Welcome to this special edition of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Megan Hyatt Miller (my oldest daughter and Chief Operating Officer of Michael Hyatt & Company) and I discuss the top 10 mistakes that are derailing your goals. Goals are the solution we need to make meaningful progress in the areas […]

One Sure-to-Fail Strategy for Setting New Goals

And What You Actually Need Instead to Take Control of the Coming Year. December is here. That means not only holidays and family, but also taking stock. What targets did you hit this year? What goals did you miss? Here’s a big one I missed. Earlier this year my friend Daniel Harkavy and I published our book, Living Forward. This represented years of work, and one of my […]

Why Gratitude Makes All the Difference in Hitting Your Goals

3 Reasons to Stay Thankful All Year. When I asked successful business and thought leaders how they prepared to reach their goals in the upcoming year, several said gratitude gave them an edge. Some mentioned setting aside special time to reflect and express gratitude for all the positive they experienced. Show More Summary

Why You Should Never Start With Your Most Difficult Task

(And What You Should Do Instead). Years ago, I heard a motivational speaker encourage his audience to “eat that frog.” The line has a long history. And it makes sense: Stop procrastinating and just do the thing you fear. Once you do that, everything else is easy. While that may be helpful in overcoming procrastination, it’s exactly backwards for big goals […]

10 Research-Backed Ways to Create the Breakthrough You Need

Including One Trick that Works Especially Well for Introverts. Leadership and entrepreneurial breakthroughs depend on creativity. But we don’t always feel very creative, do we? Thankfully, research suggests we all have access to the kind of creativity we need to get the results we want—even if you don’t feel especially creative. Show More Summary

3 Ways Email Can Sabotage Your Leadership

When to Use It—and When to Avoid It Like the Plague. When I was the CEO at Thomas Nelson, one of our authors was frustrated. In response to a disappointing sales report, he fired off a blistering email to one of our divisional leaders. Show More Summary

Why It Pays to Invest in Greater Productivity

How to Flip Your Tasks to Accomplish More of What Creates Wealth and Drives Revenue. We all have things we do really well. In our businesses, these are usually the tasks that drive revenue. But if you’re like most entrepreneurs and executives, you probably only spend 20 percent of your time on these tasks. Show More Summary

True Confessions of a Productivity Geek

Why I Deconstructed My Process and What it Means for You. I’ve been a serious student of productivity for a couple decades now. As the primary income earner in a family of seven, I had to be. When I first started in business, I lived in a constant state of feeling overwhelmed. Work took my best, and I struggled to find time for my family and […]

Are You Falling for One of the Top 13 Productivity Myths?

Watch My Free New Webinar and Find Out What to Do Instead. I once read that these are the seven most expensive words in business: “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” I can think of a few other costly phrases, but this is definitely a biggie. Just because we do something a certain way for a while doesn’t mean it’s the best approach. When I first […]

Do You Really Want Work-Life Balance? [Podcast S08E12]

The Surprising Alternative. Welcome to Season 8, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the surprising alternative to achieving work-life balance. There are more demands on our time and attention than ever before. Is it even possible to be successful in both your professional and personal life? I […]

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