22 Nov Michael Hyatt | Experiment & Reinvent… for your best year ever!
In this episode of the DREAM. THINK. DO. podcast, we are talking with Michael Hyatt. As you may know, Michael is one of the world’s top business bloggers and leadership expert. He’s also the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company which provides events, online training, and other useful tools for high achievers. By the way, his blog is ranked by Google in the top 0.5% of all blogs. We’re going to be talking about a lot of things… but we really drill down to get some specific strategies to help you create your best year ever! #letsdothis
Have you ever wanted to reinvent yourself?
Have you ever wanted to break out of a rut and try something new?
Would you love to make 2017 your best year ever?
Well… if you answered “heck yes” to any of these questions… my DREAM THINK DO guest, Michael Hyatt can help!
After being the President of a top publishing company, Michael Hyatt reinvented himself by first giving himself permission to try some new things. He went on to launch his own organization which is now a multi-million dollar online leadership development company which provides training and useful tools for high achievers. Plus, as a success coach, Hyatt helps people to remove the roadblocks to their success, and intentionally move towards achieving their dreams.
His blog is ranked by Google in the top 0.5% of all blogs. He is the author of 8 books, including his highly acclaimed Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, which was a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller.
And I’ll say that Michael is one of my heroes because of his extraordinary success and the classy way he’s achieved it.
This week, we discuss:
- [03:30] How Hyatt began his first blog, Working Smart when he was the President and COO of Thomas Nelson Publishing.
- [13:30] We talk about some of the surprises that came when he published his book, Platform
- [14:50] How the concept of “The Best Year Ever” was born.
- [17:40] The invisible fence story. (You’re going to love this one!)
- [20:00] Hyatt shows how reframing fear can change your life.
- [23:00] We talk about the trap of setting too many goals, plus Michael explains how to avoid it.
- [25:44] We dig into how you can avoid letting your past trip you up.
- [32:25] Final words of wisdom from Hyatt.
Here’s some additional information about Michael and our conversation:
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Michael Hyatt is one of the world’s top business bloggers and most sought-after speakers. He is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a multi-million dollar online leadership development company which provides events, online training, and other useful tools for high achievers. As a success coach, Hyatt helps others remove the roadblocks to their success, and intentionally move towards achieving their dreams. His blog is ranked by Google in the top 0.5% of all blogs.
It is no wonder that his powerful book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World hit the top bestseller lists. A concise roadmap for anyone who wants to use social media to build a business, the pages of this highly reviewed book contain Hyatt’s step-by-step plan for building a powerful platform. He discusses why, with social media, this is the best time in history to get noticed. From personal experience, Hyatt advises, “It has never been easier, less expensive, or more possible than right now.”
5 Days to Your Best Year Ever
Hyatt’s video course concept was born out of a personal assessment that he began in his own life in the year 2000. He made it a practice to take the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day to ask himself one question, “How can I make the upcoming year the best year ever?” Looking at his personal life, business, health, finances, goals, and dreams, Hyatt formulated a plan to make the upcoming year the best one ever. He continues the practice every year.
The assessment works so well for him that he decided to share the idea with others to help them do the same. Most people drift from one year to the next and wonder where the time has gone. Hyatt believes in deliberately taking actions that will help him reach his goals.
Hyatt’s course takes only 5 days of 1 hour a day, or 1 day of 5 hours, to complete. That means that clients actually finish it, as opposed to courses that seem to go on forever and fail to keep people interested and engaged. Hyatt asserts that the course engenders clarity, courage, and the ability to act, to actually make the changes people want in their lives. “The truth is,” says Hyatt, “no one ever drifted to a destination they would have chosen.”
Goals and the Three Zones
The dirty little secret that no one talks about, Hyatt says, is that all successful people feel fear. He believes in reframing fear and what it means to the individual. He teaches that fear is a marker, a positive indicator that a goal is where it needs to be.
Zone #1 is the Comfort Zone. If a person sets a goal and is absolutely confident he or she can reach it, it’s a sure sign that the goal is not high enough. Nothing new happens in the comfort zone. Moving beyond it is imperative to achieving change.
Zone #2 is the Discomfort Zone. This is the place of some fear, uncertainty, and doubt. These are markers that a goal is in the right place, an indication that an individual is where he or she needs to be to live an extraordinary life.
Zone #3 is the Delusional Zone. This is the impossible zone and not where someone wants to be.