Episode 175: Michael Hyatt – How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World

For years, Michael Hyatt had people write and refer to him as their virtual mentor. His mission is to help high achievers win at work and succeed at life. Michael writes on personal development, leadership, productivity, and public influence.

He is the author of the New York Times best seller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. It is also a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. In addition, I am the founder of Platform University. Michael is also the co-author of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best seller, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

He is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, an online leadership development company. They help overwhelmed high achievers get the clarity, confidence, and tools they need to win at work and succeed at life.

Episode 175: Michael Hyatt – How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World

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“Being present at work is a strategic advantage.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Sustained excellence = People who have the ability to “lead themselves” and are disciplined in all aspects of life
  • The power of taking a 2 week hiatus – Unplugged, reading novels, cognitive input, relationship building with family, sets the tank to FULL when you get back
  • Doing 4 big launches per year — all hands on deck,
  • Being present at work and being present at home.  Being present is a strategic advantage.
  • Having 5 daughters — “The goal of parenting is to de-parent to help your child self-actualize”
  • Studying James Altucher and Bill Murray and their approach to life
  • Goal Setting — Too many people set goals within their comfort zone.  We need to challenge our imagination
  • Michael’s book Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World and the impact it’s had on so many
  • His blog: Started in 2004. The first 4 years it only received 1,000 visitors/month. Now it gets 1,000,000/month
  • Platform = “Deconstructs how to get heard”
  • How he’s built his company from 1 to 21 employees
  • Having multiple revenue streams — Speaking, Writing, Online Courses, Membership Site
  • 5,000 members a month paying $37/month
  • Why you need to “get started”
  • “5 Days To Your Best Year Ever”
  • Start a blog, podcast, vlog, newsletter
  • Career advice: Be hyper responsive to people, have a “courage to act.”  Always keep your word even when it’s expensive.
  • How his new book helps people get clarity about where they are going

“Tension is the enemy of performance.”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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