Blog Profile / Michael Hyatt: Productivity


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4 Reasons You Should Buy a Standup Desk—Right Now

Plus 4 Easy Solutions That Work for Almost Any Budget. Modern Americans are the most sedentary people in world history. We sit nearly all day in our homes, cars, and offices—all before laying in bed for hours every night. All of that immobility is adding inches to our waistline and subtracting years from our life. Show More Summary

Season 3, Episode 8: How to Write a Blog Post in 70 Minutes a Day or Less [Podcast]

My Step-by-Step Workflow for Content Creation. Welcome to Season 3, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eighth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss discuss how to stay consistent with your blogging in just 70 minutes a day. One of the most important aspects of building your platform is consistency. But creating great content on a regular […]

Why More Time Is Not the Answer to Your Productivity Problems

My Free New Ebook Will Show You How to Create More Margin for What Matters Most. We all start out the week with 168 hours, but it never feels like enough, does it? Work, family, exercise, projects, hobbies, meetings, dates, time off—how can we possibly fit it all in? According to Gallup, half of us say we don’t have enough time. Show More Summary

One Old-Tech Secret for High Achievers

Why Paper Plus Evernote Beats Pure Digital for Taking Notes. Everyone knows I geek out when it comes to new technology. But sometimes old tech is the best tech, and that goes for taking notes. Last fall information guru Clay Shirky banned the use of laptops and other digital devices in his NYU classroom. It remains a controversial move. Not only students, but even other […]

Season 3, Episode 01: How You Can Better Control Your Time [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this first episode of the season Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to make sure the urgent doesn’t crowd out the important. The truth is that when it comes to how you spend your time, you have a choice. You can […]

How to Use Evernote to Overcome the Biggest Challenge in Achieving Your Goals

When it comes to achieving our goals, the biggest challenge usually isn’t a lack of resources or time. It’s our own memory. It doesn’t matter how big or important a goal is, if we don’t review it, it’ll fade from memory. It’s almost as simple as the old saying: “Out of sight, out of mind.” […]

19 Apps That Made the Difference for Me and My Team in 2014

I use a lot of apps. Actually, more than a lot. I’m always downloading, using, and experimenting, trying to find the very best. There are hundreds of thousands of possible apps to use, just for your mobile device. Throw in desktop and web applications and the number is nearly infinite. Click here for more. Or, […]

Why Everything Is Awesome When You’re Leading a Team

If you’re trying to build a business, a platform, or just a better mousetrap, it’s a lot easier to hit your goals if you have a team behind you. When I left Thomas Nelson to start speaking and writing full time, I was mostly on my own. I had a speaking agent to help coordinate […]

My Secret Weapon for Extra Energy at Work

The evidence is undeniable—we need good sleep to perform at our best. And one way we can get more rest is to make room in the middle of the day for a killer nap. I once worked for a man who napped nearly every day. He would sit upright in his chair, hold his keys […]

How to Stay Focused for a Major Project

Every business has projects from time to time that demand our total focus and attention. The good news is that there are certain tactics we can use to keep our edge even when we’re under the gun. The most important thing is to recognize up front that we have to prepare. If you were going […]

3 Ways to Turn Your Consulting into a Product

I remember clearly how excited I was to leave my full-time job to go freelance. It wasn’t that I hated my boss or the job or the commute—well, okay, the commute got a little old. But after three years I felt something inside me pull me towards freelancing. I didn’t know what to expect and […]

Everybody Wants It, but Nobody Seems to Get Any

I know what you’re thinking, but I’m talking about margin—breathing room, think time, downtime, those moments we all desperately need really stay effective and enjoy the things that matter most. But the truth is we seem to be getting less and less of it. Not only are prices racing while wages slow, but we’re working […]

Episode 9: Slay Your Dragons Before Breakfast So They Don’t Eat Your Lunch [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this ninth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about how to attack your most important priorities first, at the beginning of the day. I’m a morning person. I love waking up before everyone else, love that first cup of tea or coffee, […]

Episode 7: Why Doing Less Is the Best Way to Do More [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this seventh episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about Greg McKeown’s most recent book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Like cleaning out a cluttered closet, McKeown recommends that we intentionally declutter our lives from the well-intended commitments and activities we’ve accumulated. […]

Do You Dread Saying Yes But Feel Powerless Saying No?

The two most powerful words in the English language are yes and no. Unfortunately, they’re also the hardest to master. Like you, I have more opportunities and requests than time and energy. I’m better than ever at discerning the good from the bad, but I still sometimes agree to a project or meeting, instantly realize […]

The Power of the Minimum Effective Dose

It’s easy for me to overdo things. I know, shocker. What can I say? I like getting things done. But the problem is that when I overdo, I underperform. For people driven to achieve, it’s a common trap. Even if we pare things down to the essentials, we can plow so deep into those that […]

How to Unplug While You Are on Vacation

For the last few years I’ve taken a short sabbatical each summer. I’m looking to rest and focus on intense relational time with Gail. The challenge is unplugging from the Matrix. Anyone who’s attempted it can relate to the difficulty. I’m at the computer or on another device a large portion of the day, every […]

The Paradigm Shift That Helped Me Defeat Perfectionism Once and for All

There’s nothing more useless than unfinished projects. But it’s easy to watch them stack up, isn’t it? So what can we do to wrap them up and ship them out? I’ve been thinking a lot about unfinished projects since watching this video by my friend, Jeff Walker. Don Miller has also talked recently about completing […]

How I Cut the Amount of Email I Receive by 83% in Less Than a Week

Lousy communications is one of the biggest challenges any team faces. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost files, even whole conversation threads, in email. And no one likes triaging an inbox, even with a good system. So what if we had a better solution? We do, thanks to a team of online […]

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